The Cottagers could have secured their spot on Good Friday but a 2-1 defeat at Derby was the first time they had suffered successive defeats this season.
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The visitors created the better opportunities at Selhurst Park with the majority falling to centre-back Joachim Andersen, although Josh Maja was brilliantly denied by Vicente Guaita from close range in the second half.
This came after he won his appeal against a red card he picked up against Fulham at the weekend.
With Aleksandar Mitrovic netting just twice in the Premier League this season, the Cottagers have been left short of goals in the final third.
Eze, who signed for Palace from QPR for £20 million last summer, requested a seat in the Directors’ box at his former club without informing Palace.
The Nigerian international’s first goal for the club – a superb finish from outside of the box after a flowing move that involved Aleksandar Mitrovic and Bobby Decordova-Reid – helped the Whites secure their first win back in the top flight.
Despite having only recorded one win in eight matches this season, Fulham currently remain outside of the relegation zone by a point.
Scott Parker’s men were without a win in six matches prior to the Monday evening clash but they were worthy winners as the Baggies slumped to their fourth defeat of the campaign.
Andre Gomes has been charged with violent conduct by the FA following an incident during Everton’s 2-0 defeat at Fulham on Saturday.
Both teams had their moments in a bright opening 16 minutes, but Fulham had the best chance during that period, with Mitrovic heading a Schurrle cross over the Brighton goal
Mladen Krstajic’s team entered the match knowing that a victory would see them advance to the round of 16, but Granit Xhaka’s second-half effort cancelled an early header from Aleksandar Mitrovic, before Xherdan Shaqiri won it for Switzerland in the final minute.
The Newcastle striker scored 12 goals in 20 games during his loan spell with Fulham in the second half of the 2017/18 season to help secure promotion to the Premier League
The former Newcastle forward grabbed both goals in the second half of the tie.
It seemed that the travelling Black Cats were going to extend their positive form in this fixture thanks to Jermain Defoe’s first-half volley, but Mitrovic popped up seven minutes from time to ensure that the spoils were shared and that both sides remain in the bottom three