Palace again entered the draw in the first round proper. They were drawn away to the winners of the previous season, Wolverhampton Wanderers. Bauchop, formerly of Celtic, secured a draw with two goals for Palace. In the replay, Wolves took the lead with barely a minute gone, before Palace equalised through Lawrence within 15 minutes. Bauchop then thought he had put Palace ahead, but was in an off-side position. Palace lost Ryan to an injury shortly before half-time and battled on with ten men, before Ryan re-entered the fray to help see them to the half-time whistle. Collins eventually put Palace ahead but they failed to hold onto the lead and a resurgent Wolves equalised with 8 minutes to play. The tie went to extra time, and Bauchop scored a third with Needham, covering at full back, putting the tie beyond Wolves in the final minute. The goal was recalled nearly forty years later by a letter writer to the Croydon Advertiser: "Needham playing at left back tackled and robbed a Wolves forward - a clever piece of play. Instead of passing the ball up field, he simply weaved his way through all the players and dribbled it right up to the Wolves' goal, putting in an unstoppable shot." In the second round they drew Burnley, drawing at home and losing the replay 9–0 in. The defeat remains the club's heaviest loss in the FA Cup.