Back in the Day: September 25th - Crystal Palace Win 8-0
Saturday 25th September 1954
Crystal Palace 0-0 Swindon Town
League Division Three South – Att: 11,540
Manager: Laurie Scott
With only one win after the opening ten games of the season Palace manager Laurie Scott went into this one under pressure. His failiure to win the game meant that he paid for it with his job. Cyril Spiers (below) would come in and take charge a couple of weeks later and, arguably, started Palace down the path that we know so well today of developing our own talent through the youth system.
Saturday 25th September 1982
Crystal Palace 3-0 Middlesbrough
League Division Two – Att: 7,530
Manager: Malcolm Allison
A rare win under Alan Mullery thanks to goals from Kevin Mabbutt (27, 90) and Ian Edwards (43), albeit against bottom of the table Middlesbrough. A telling statistic of how Palace fans felt about Mullery lies in the attendance – a mere 7,530 turned up when we would be comfortably getting over three times that amount on a regular basis in previous seasons.
Sunday 25th September 1983
Glenn Murray is born. Please take a few minutes out to read a brief history of Murray’s Palace career here, an article I wrote just as he left for Bournemouth.
Happy Birthday, Muzza.
Tuesday 25th September 1990
Crystal Palace 8-0 Southend United
League Cup 2nd Round 1st Leg – Att: 9,653
Manager: Steve Coppell
Crystal Palace’s second biggest win ever came in September 1990 as Southend United visited Selhurst Park in the League Cup. Both Mark Bright (2, 71, 87) and Ian Wright (25, 72, 79) would score hat-tricks with substitutes Glyn Hodges (49) and Garry Thompson (82) making up the change.
Believe it or not, the entire game is on Youtube. So kick back and enjoy the thrashing!
Saturday 25th September 2010
Derby County 5-0 Crystal Palace
Championship – Att: 25,258
Manager: George Burley
It is never fun getting spanked 5-0, especially when it is by a middling Championship club and your ex striker comes off the bench to wrap up the scoring, but what makes it worse is that this probably doesn’t even make the top three ‘dark days’ under Burley. Alberto Bueno (14,62) Kris Commons (41) Paul Green (68) and Shefki Kuqi (73) scored the goals for the hosts, all after James Vaughan had seen a straight red when the score was 1-0.
This was undoubtedly a low light of Edgar Davids career. Losing 5-0 and getting replaced by Andy Dorman.
Dean Moxey, who would sign for Palace in the January of this season, played for Derby on that day.
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