Back in the Day: September 24th
Wednesday 24th September 1919
Crystal Palace 5-0 Leytonstone
London Challenge Cup 1st Round
Manager: Edmund Goodman
Ted Smith scored twice for Palace (bear in mind that goals in the London Challenge Cup did not count to his numbers – so you could add another 12 to his total of 124 for the club) as did Cyril Smith, his only two goals for the club, with Ben Bateman making up the five.
Crystal Palace would go onto make the final of the tournament in this season but would lose 1-0 to Chelsea in the final. The venue for the final was announced before any games had been played and this season it was Stamford Bridge – giving Chelsea somewhat of an advantage.
Tuesday 24th September 1985
Crystal Palace 0-1 Manchester United
Milk Cup 2nd Round 1st Leg – Att: 21,506
Manager: Steve Coppell
Palace: George Wood, Gary Locke, Brian Sparrow, Tony Finnigan, Micky Droy, Jim Cannon, Alan Irvine, Steve Ketteridge, Phil Barber, Andy Gray, Gary Stebbing
Man Utd: Gary Bailey, Mike Duxbury, Arthur Albiston, Norman Whiteside, Paul McGrath, Kevin Moran, Bryan Robson, Clayton Blackmore, Frank Stapelton, Alan Brazil, Peter Barnes
Wednesday 24th September 1997
Coventry City 1-1 Crystal Palace
Premiership – Att: 15,910
Manager: Steve Coppell
Dougie Freedman made his 100th appearance for the Club as the Eagles picked up a valuable point away from home. Freedman would not score on his landmark day, however. The goal would come through the more unlikely source of Jamie Fullarton, scoring his first goal for Palace just one minute after Dion Dublin had given the hosts the lead after eight minutes.
Coventry: Steve Ogrizovic, Roland Nilsson, David Burrows, Paul Williams, Richard Shaw, Marcus Hall, Paul Telfer, Andy Ducros (Kyle Lightbourne), Dion Dublin, Gary McAllister, Sam Shilton, Willie Bolan
Palace: Kevin Miller, Marc Edworthy, Dean Gordon, Andy Roberts, Hermann Hreidarsson, Andy Linighan, Attilio Lombardo (Leon McKenzie), Kevin Muscat, Neil Shipperley, Dougie Freedman (Carl Veart), Jamie Fullarton
Wednesday 24th September 2014
Crystal Palace 2-3 Newcastle United
League Cup 3rd Round
Manager: Neil Warnock
After drawing 3-3 just a few weeks earlier in the league, the Eagles and the Magpies would combine for another high scoring affair. Dwight Gayle scored from the spot on 25 minutes before Emmanuel Riviere scored 11 minutes later to level. Riviere would then score from the spot himself 3 minutes after the break and it looked like that would be enough to see Alan Pardew’s men through to the 4th Round.
On came Andrew Johnson to make his one and only appearance in his second spell at the club and the lift that this gave to the crowd arguably led to the equaliser that came 2 minutes into stoppage time at the end of the match. AJ would not score it himself, however, as the ball looked to be dropping to the Club legend at the back stick a young gun called AJ off and slotted the ball home himself, scoring his first goal for the club on his debut.
The game went into extra time but despite the visitors going down to ten men, as Mehdi Abeid saw red, Paul Demmett found an unlikely winner 2 minutes after the sending off.
Palace: Wayne Hennessey, Adrian Mariappa, Zeki Fryers, Paddy McCarthy (Jake Gray), Brede Hangeland, Adlene Guedioura, Barry Bannan, Jonny Williams (Sullay Kaikai), Kevin Doyle (Andrew Johnson), Dwight Gayle, Wilfried Zaha
Newcastle: Rob Eilliot, Daryl Janmaat (Massadio Haidara), Paul Dummett, Jack Colback, Steve Taylor, Fabricio Coloccini, Sammy Ameobi (Moussa Sissoko), Mehdi Abeid, Emmanuel Riviere (Ayoze Perez), Adam Armstrong, Gabriel Obertan
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