Back in the Day: December 8th - Palace Sink European Champions Forest
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.
What Happened Yesterday?
Danny Granville scored the only goal of the game as Palace beat Millwall for the last time in 9 years.
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