Back in the Day: October 25th - Crystal Palace 2-1 Liverpool 2005
Saturday 25th October 1930
Coventry City 3-5 Crystal Palace
League Division Three South – Att: 11,460
Who doesn’t love a crazy pre-war goal fest? A Billy Pick goal and a Jack Phillips brace for the hosts were beaten by strikes from Harry Havelock (great name), George Clarke (below) and a Peter Simpson hat-trick, obviously.
Thursday 25th October 1945
Don Rogers was born. Happy Birthday, Don!
Friday 26th October 1996
Neil Shipperley signed for Palace for £1.2m from Southampton.
Saturday 25th October 1997
Sheffield Wednesday 1-3 Crystal Palace
Premier League – Att: 22,072
Manager: Steve Coppell
The Eagles’ exceptional away form continued as they run out comfortable winners at Hillsborough. The visitors took the lead through the unlikely source of Hermann Hreidarsson on 27 minutes, heading home a Simon Rodger corner before Rodger doubled the lead 7 minutes after the break.
Wayne Collins would get the Owls right back in the match 5 minutes but Neil Shipperley (60) would put an end to any resistance in short fashion – scoring from outside the box! Proof below. It was his first goal of the season but he would score in the next four in a mini purple patch for the big number 9.
Tuesday 25th October 2005
Crystal Palace 2-1 Liverpool
League Cup 3rd Round – Att: 19,673
Manager: Iain Dowie
Crystal Palace’s Selhurst Park hoodoo over Liverpool continued as the Championship side sent the Premier League team packing in the third round. Dougie Freedman finished off a flowing Palace move eight minutes before the break but Steven Gerrard levelled just three minutes later.
Everyone would have expected Liverpool to take heart from the goal and go on to claim the victory. Instead, Marco Reich put Palace back in front on 66 minutes, Michael Hughes picking up his second assist of the game, and that would be enough to see off Rafa Benitez’s men.
Tuesday 25th October 2011
Crystal Palace 2-0 Southampton
League Cup 4th Round – Att: 11,865
Manager: Dougie Freedman
Staying in the League Cup and Crystal Palace marched into the quarter-finals at the expense of Southampton. The visitors would gain promotion this season and fielded a weakened team and Palace took advantage. Goals from Darren Ambrose (73) and a Jermaine Easter penalty 9 minutes later, won by Jonny Williams, meant that Palace had to wait until late on to secure the win.
The reward would be a Quarter-Final at Old Trafford against Manchester United.
This was Crystal Palace’s fourth clean sheet on the bounce and another two would follow!
Saturday 25th October 2014
West Brom 2-2 Crystal Palace
Premier League – Att: 24,738
Manager: Neil Warnock
Mark Clattenburg – need I say more?
Crystal Palace took a deserved 2-0 lead into the half-time break thanks to a Brede Hangeland strike and a Mile Jedinak penalty. It should have been at least 3-0 as Clattenburg denied Wilfried Zaha a stonewall penalty.
Then Clattenburg descended to a new level of god-awful refereeing as he allowed Craig Dawson to assault Julian Speroni with his elbow, a move in which the Baggies scored, and then awarded a stoppage-time penalty to the hosts when replays show that Jedinak won the ball.
Thanks again, Clattenburg.
I was so angry with his display, I wrote this letter to the FA.
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