Back in the Day: March 11th - Wolves Force Palace into FA Cup QF Replay
Wednesday 11th March 1970
Manchester City 0-1 Crystal Palace
League Division One – Att: 25,381
Manager: Bert Head
Crystal Palace sat joint bottom of the table with Sunderland but took huge advantage of their game in hand at Maine Road. Not many people gave Bert Head’s team a chance of going to Manchester and winning but write Palace off at your peril. Gerry Queen scored the only goal of the game to move Palace off the bottom and give them and within shot of the teams of the above.
Saturday 11th March 1995
Crystal Palace 1-1 Wolves
FA Cup Quarter Final – Att: 14,604
Manager: Alan Smith
Much like today, Palace of the Premier League were looking to advance to the Semi Final of the FA Cup against a team from the division below. Iain Dowie gave Palace the lead when he found himself completely unmarked in the 6 yard box shortly after half time but Gordon Cowans levelled on 66 minutes to force a replay – a famous replay in the history of Crystal Palace.
Palace Links: Future Palace players Jamie Smith and Neil Emblem, as a substitute, appeared for the visitors in this one.
Wednesday 11th March 1998
Chelsea 6-2 Crystal Palace
Premier League – Att: 31,844
Manager: Steve Coppell
Gianluca Vialli picked up his first win as Chelsea boss in emphatic fashion as they thumped bottom of the table Palace – but the game is only remembered by Palace fans for the strike from Herman Hreidarsson that gave the Eagles the lead on seven minutes. The Iceland International fired home on the volley from the edge of the box, sent the travelling support mental and did a John Travolta dancing celebration.
Unfortunately Chelsea would score four times without reply (Vialli [14, 43], Zola , Wise ) before Marcus Bent scored a goal during a five minute period of craziness. Wise on 85, Bent on 87 and then Flo on 88 and 90 left the 86th and 89th minutes feeling very lonely.. In among the madness, Attilio Lombardo had come off the bench, returning from an injury that had seen him missing from the line up since December 13th. In that time, in the League, Palace drew 3, lost 6 and won 0 – his first contribution was to slot Bent through without an outrageous outside of the boot pass. What could have been if he hadn’t have injured himself
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