Back in the Day: December 8th - Palace Sink European Champions Forest

Back in the Day

Saturday 8th December 1979

Crystal Palace 1-0 Nottingham Forest

League Division One – Att: 34,840

Manager: Terry Venables

Ian Walsh scored the only goal of the game as Terry Venables’ Eagles beat Brian Clough’s reigning European Champions, Nottingham Forest. Peter Shilton was at fault for the Walsh goal, meanwhile, at the other end the hosts rode their luck at times, but some excellent keeping by John Burridge saw the Eagles through to a famous win.

First Half Highlights

Second Half Highlights

Look out for a world class save from John Burridge at his near post.

If you want to watch just the goal

Saturday 8th December 2001

Crystal Palace 2-1 Manchester City

League Division One – Att: 22,080

Manager: Trevor Francis

Trevor Francis selected his first Crystal Palace XI and he would start with a big scalp. Both sides were in the promotion hunt, but it would be Palace that would pick up the win. Dougie Freedman (31) nipped in front of former Palace stopper Carlo Nash to give the hosts the lead before a fortunate Jovan Kirovski (45) strike on the stroke of half-time gave Trevor Francis’ men a two-goal cushion at the break.

Shaun Goater (68) would pull one back for the visitors, but it would only serve as a consolation.

Monday 8th December 2008

Crystal Palace 3-0 Southampton

Championship – Att: 13,799

Manager: Neil Warnock

Shefki Kuqi (9) Craig Beattie (15) and Paul Ifill (75) saw Palace to a comfortable win over Southampton. The Saints were on their way down to League One, before their rebuild and meteoric rise back up the divisions and were awful on the day. The pick of the goals on the day was a trademark Shefki Kuqi lob.

Paul Ifill scored the 3rd Palace goal from the bench.

Tuesday 8th December 2009

Reading 2-4 Crystal Palace

Championship – Att: 16,629

Manager: Neil Warnock

Nathaniel Clyne (7) scored his first professional goal, but it was Victor Moses (45, 88) who stole the show. Wonder strikes at the end of each half secured an away win against Brendan Rodgers’ Reading. Darren Ambrose (45) scored the other Palace goal with the goal scorers for Reading coming in the form of Alex Pearce (31) and Gylfi Sigurdsson (80 pens) from the penalty spot.

Moses Goals

Ambrose Goal

All Results

What Happened Yesterday?

December 7th

Danny Granville scored the only goal of the game as Palace beat Millwall for the last time in 9 years.



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