Back in the Day: October 9th - Palace Beat Watford in Top of the Table Clash
Wednesday 9th October 1963
Crystal Palace 2-0 Watford
League Division Three – Att: 16,913
Manager: Dick Graham
Peter Burridge (Below) scored twice as Palace picked up a valuable 2 points (the number of points for a win back then) in the promotion battle of the 1963/64 season. Palace would be pipped to the title by Coventry on goal difference, calculated at this time by dividing the amount of goals scored by the number of goals conceded (1.607 for the Sky Blues vs. 1.431 for the Glaziers). However, Palace would beat the opponents in this match to promotion by just 2 points.
Saturday 9th October 1982
Burnley 2-1 Crystal Palace
League Division Two – Att: 6,480
Manager: Alan Mullery
Another reminder of how horrible it was under Alan Mullery. Paul Hinshelwood (below) gave Palace the lead in the 27th minute but second half goals from Steve Taylor (60) and Billy Hamilton (87) would give newly promoted Burnley, who had lost four straight, the win.
Tuesday 9th October 1990
Southend United 1-2 Crystal Palace
League Cup 2nd Round 2nd Leg – Att: 5,199
Manager: Steve Coppell
After spanking Southend 8-0 in the 1st leg of this 2nd Round Rumbelows League Cup match, Palace took it easy on the Shrimpers. Eric Young (40 - Below) and John Salako (48) scored either side of half-time to take the aggregate total to 10 for the Eagles, but Brett Angell (67) would salvage some pride for the hosts.
Saturday 9th October 1993
Crystal Palace academy graduate Jonny “Joniesta” Williams is born. Happy Birthday, Jonny.
What Happened Yesterday?
October 8th - Peter Taylor was sacked as Crystal Palace manager in 2007.
Did you find this Article interesting?
Tweet us your comments