Back in the Day: December 7th - A Danny Granville Free Kick Beats Millwall

Back in the Day

Saturday 7th December 1985

Hull City 1-2 Crystal Palace

League Division Two – Att: 6,058

Manager: Steve Coppell

Saturday 7th December 1991

Norwich City 3-3 Crystal Palace

League Division One – Att: 12,667

Manager: Steve Coppell

Andy Thorn (19 og) lobbed Nigel Martyn to give Norwich the lead but Rob Newman (30 og) repaid the favour, levelling for the Eagles also by lobbing his own keeper.  

Darren Beckford (49) the rounded Martyn to five the hosts the lead for the second time, but this kick started a crazy 3 minute period. Palace went straight up the other end and equalised through Eddie McGoldrick (50) before a lovely flowing move saw Simon Osborn (52) give Palace the lead for the first time in the match.

Newman (88) would make amends, however, for his own goal by levelling late on (not deep into injury time as John Salako says in the video below) before Eric Young was red carded rather innocuously in stoppage time.

Saturday 7th December 2002

Crystal Palace 1-0 Millwall

League Division One – Att: 19,301

Manager: Trevor Francis

Danny Granville (73) scored the only goal of the game, a beautiful free-kick in off the underside of the crossbar. If we would have known at the time that this would be our last win over Millwall for just over nine years, perhaps the celebrations would have been more vociferous.

Saturday 7th December 2013

Crystal Palace 2-0 Cardiff City

Premier League – Att: 23,705

Manager: Tony Pulis

Cameron Jerome (6) gave Palace the early lead with his first goal for the Club after excellent work for Jason Puncheon on the right. Marouane Chamakh (57) then put the game beyond the Welsh side with a clever first-time finish.

Palace would do the double over Cardiff in this season as Tony Pulis masterminded vital wins against relegation rivals.



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