Back in the Day: October 28th - Freedman & Morrison Scoring Goals
Saturday 28th October 1933
Crystal Palace 3-2 Clapton Orient
League Division Three (South) – Att: 11,693
Manager: Jack Tresadern
The first of four thrillers in Crystal Palace history. Arthur Rigby scored twice for Orient, but goals from Jack Hayward (from the penalty spot), Frank Manders and Peter Simpson saw Palace take the points.
Saturday 28th October 1995
Leicester City 2-3 Crystal Palace
League Division One – Att: 18,376
Manager: Steve Coppell
A brace from Bruce Dyer (5, 68) sandwiched a David Hopkin (27) goal as Palace raced into a 3-0 lead over title challenging Leicester City at Filbert Street. But Palace never make it easy and the Foxes scored twice late on through Mark Robins (76) and Scott Taylor (80) to ensure a frantic finish. Here is Dean Gordon to talk you through the win.
Palace’s position was definitely a false one in the league, as the eventual third place finish pays testament to. The only annoying thing about this win is it sent Millwall top.
Saturday 28th October 2000
Bolton Wanderers 3-3 Crystal Palace
League Division One – Att: 12,879
Manager: Alan Smith
Second bottom Palace travelled to the Reebok to face 6th placed Bolton and not many gave the Eagles a chance. When Gundi Bergsson opened the scoring on twenty minutes, there were many concerned faces in the away end. Instead, Palace showed great character to level just before the break through Dougie Freedman (41), and this is the way it would stay until the 75th minute.
Disaster then struck for Alan Smith’s men as Michael Rickets (75) and Per Frandsen (77) scored two quick-fire goals that look set to give Bolton the points that would see them climb to fourth.
Freedman, again, and Clinton Morrison had other ideas, however, and goals in the 87th and 90th minutes saw Palace take a point back to London.
Despite the incredible finish to the game, Terry Byfield still manages to make it sound boring.
Look out for Clinton Morrison kissing the badge.
Sunday 28th October 2001
Crystal Palace 3-2 Norwich City
League Division One – Att: 19,553
Manager: Steve Bruce
It was Clinton Morrison’s (41, 53) turn to score the brace in this one, with Dougie Freedman (65) bagging a solo strike. But yet again Palace made a meal of a 3-0 lead. Marc Libbra (70) and Roberts (86) from twelve yards once again ensured a nervy finish.
Look out for Freedman making a mockery of Malky Mackay in the Norwich back line and Matt Clarke making the most bizarre of errors.
This match would be Steve Bruce’s last win as Palace manager and his penultimate game in charge.
Tuesday 28th October 2014
Mark Clattenburg is axed for breaking the rules after the West Brom vs. Crystal Palace fixture, having left the stadium alone and in a rush to attend an Ed Sheeran concert.
"Clattenburg travelled in his own car to officiate the West Bromwich vs. Crystal Palace match in order to get back to Newcastle in time to see the award-winning singer-songwriter perform at the Metro Radio Arena last Saturday.
Premier League regulations require the referee and his assistants to travel together to and from games for integrity and security purposes."
Clattenburg was forced to miss a weekend of officiating in the Premier League as a result. No further punishment was issued for liking Ed Sheeran.
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Crystal Palace goal-scoring legend Johnny Byrne sadly passed away in 1999.
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