Back in the Day: November 5th - Crystal Palace on Guy Fawkes Night
Saturday 5th November 1927
Crystal Palace 5-0 Charlton Athletic
League Division Three South – Att: 16,694
Manager: Fred Mavin
Braces for Harry Havelock and George Clarke and a solo Bill Turner strike saw Palace dent Charlton’s promotions hopes. With the Glaziers sitting in the lower reaches of the table and Charlton in second place, this explosive performance from Palace sent shockwaves through the divisions, probably.
Saturday 5th November 1960
Crystal Palace 6-2 Hitchin Town
FA Cup 1st Round – Att: 21,118
Manager: Arthur Rowe
Former Palace Player-Manager, Laurie Scott, bought his Hitchin Town to Selhurst Park in the first round of the FA Cup some six yards after he was sacked. Scott's intimate knowledge of the surroundings would not help his brigade of amateurs, however. Goals from Ron Heckman, Johnny Byrne, Dennis Uphill (2) and Johnny Gavin (2) put the non-league outfit to the sword.
Saturday 5th November 1983
Leeds United 1-1 Crystal Palace
League Division Two - Att: 14,850
Manager: Alan Mullery
Saturday 5th November 1994
Crystal Palace 3-0 Ipswich Town
Premier League – Att: 13,450
Manager: Alan Smith
By the end of this match, Palace sat 9 points clear of relegation from the, then, 22 team Premier League. Four teams would be relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season to reduce the number of teams to 20. Based on the form of Palace at this time, relegation seemed like a distant worry.
Relegation rivals Ipswich were brushed aside on this Guy Fawkes. Goals from Ricky Newman (19), his second from outside the box in a week, Chris Armstrong (83), after brilliant work from Chris Coleman, and John Salako (87), who started the move on the edge of his own box before finishing it off in front of the boards that hid the construction work of the new Holmesdale Road end.
Saturday 5th November 2005
Crystal Palace 2-3 Sheffield United
Championship – Att: 20,344
Manager: Iain Dowie
Neil Warnock’s table-toppers Sheffield United came to Selhurst Park, and it was full of fireworks on Guy Fawkes Night.
Phil Jagielka opened the scoring for the Blades on 15 minutes, and Michael Hughes levelled on the stroke of half-time with a bullet header. However, United went straight down the other end and Paul Ifill made it 1-2.
Neil Shipperley then made it 1-3 to the visitors, but the goal should not have stood. Replays showed that the ball did not cross the line and Gabor Kiraly was furious with the officials.
Seeming to know that he has made an error the referee gave Palace a soft penalty six minutes from time that Dougie Freedman converted. Unfortunately, an equaliser would not arrive.
Saturday 5th November 2005
Championship – Att: 19,196
Manager: Alan Pardew
What Happened Yesterday
Don Rogers scored the winner on his Crystal Palace debut against Everton.
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