Back in the Day: April 6th - Crystal Palace 2-1 Manchester City

Back in the Day

Saturday 6th April 1940

Crystal Palace 10-0 Brighton

League South D – Att: 7,529

Ok, so it was during the War and doesn’t actually count in the official record books, but this is Crystal Palace’s biggest ever competitive win – and against Brighton no less.

Monday 6th April 1970

Crystal Palace 1-0 Manchester City

League Division One - Att: 27,704

Manager: Bert Head

Crystal Palace won their last game of the season, picking up a double over City in the process and moving two points clear of the relegation zone. It was not like it is today with everyone playing their final game at the same time. Roger Hoy scored the only goal of the game, but the Glaziers would have to wait to discover their fate. Both Sunderland and Sheffield Wednesday, who occupied the relegation zone, had two games remaining and three points for either of them (2 points for a win back then) and Palace would go down.

Sunderland would draw and then lose to Liverpool. Sheffield Wednesday would draw away at Old Trafford but then lose at home to Manchester City, with that game taking place on the 22nd April!!

Saturday 6th April 1985

Charlton 1-1 Crystal Palace

League Division Two – Att: 6,131

Manager: Steve Coppell

Palace Link: Lennie Lawrence managed Mike Flanagan for Charlton.

Saturday 6th April 2013

Crystal Palace 0-0 Barnsley

Championship – Att: 21,281

Manager: Ian Holloway

Ian Holloway’s finally stemmed a run of three consecutive defeats, but a good Luke Steele performance in the Barnsley goal meant that it was now four games without a goal for the Eagles – the chance of automatic promotion was over as Hull beat Middlesbrough to move 8 points clear in second place.

This was the first time that Barnsley had failed to score in a league game since December 15th (17 games) and it is clear why. Referee Keith Stroud called kit clash, and Barnsley had to wear the Crystal Palace away kit and, hey presto, their scoring run came to an abrupt halt.

The Palace faithful were getting increasingly restless and glancing over their shoulders at the six points gap that currently kept them in the Play-Off places.

Monday 6th April 2015

Crystal Palace 2-1 Manchester City

Premier League – Att: 24,718

Manager: Alan Pardew

Crystal Palace all but handed Chelsea the title as they beat the only challengers left at Selhurst Park. The Eagles were in blistering form, and this third win on the bounce took them to within a point of the magical forty points with seven games still left to play – a feat that would have been deemed impossible when Alan Pardew took over in January.

Glenn Murray (34), who was outstanding on the night, opened the scoring on Monday Night Football. A Jason Puncheon corner was cleared to Joel Ward, who helped it back in towards the edge of the area. Joe Ledley flicked the ball on to Scott Dann who saw his volley saved by Joe Hart, but the ball dropped straight to Murray for a tap in.

Murray then played a major part in the Palace second. Just after half-time, he went on a dribble down the centre of the park before eventually being upended 25 yards from goal. Puncheon (48) lined up the fee kick, curled the ball of the wall and into the bottom corner, past the scrambling Hart.

Yaya Toure (78) had missed horribly from range on several occasions on the night, but he eventually got one right from the edge of the area, but it would prove only a late consolation for City.

While Palace were busy beating the Champions of England - Brighton were losing 1-0 at Rotherham.




ON THIS DAY: In 2015, Glenn Murray and Jason Puncheon struck as Palace sunk Manchester City FC 2-1 at Selhurst Park.

Posted by Crystal Palace Football Club on Wednesday, April 6, 2016




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