Back in the Day: February 7th - Nigel Pearson Chokes James McArthur

Back in the Day

Saturday 7th February 1987

Stoke City 3-1 Crystal Palace

League Division Two – Att: 13,154

Manager: Steve Coppell

Saturday 7th February 2004

Sheffield United 0-3 Crystal Palace

League Division One – Att: 23,816

Manager: Iain Dowie

13th place Crystal Palace visited 3rd placed Sheffield United, but the Eagles had taken 10 points from the last 12 and were on the charge.

Andy Johnson (42) stabbed home from close range to give the visitors the lead just before the break before Tony Popovic (57) made it 2-0 just before the half hour, tapping into an empty net after Paddy Kenny had flapped at a Wayne Routledge cross. Neil Shipperley (87) finished the Blades off late on from close range as talk of the Play-Offs started to heat up in SE25.

Saturday 7th February 2015

Leicester City 0-1 Crystal Palace

Premier League – Att: 31,695

Manager: Alan Pardew

Joe Ledley (55) scored the only goal of the game and was backed up by a great Julian Speroni performance:

But Nigel Pearson stole the headlines on the day for “choking” James McArthur:

Shockingly, Pearson was not banned. If that had been Alan Pardew, there is no doubt that the FA would have thrown the book at him.

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