Saturday, November 12, 1977

Crystal Palace FC

Crystal Palace 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Football League Division Two

The Crystal Palace was a wrought iron and glass building originally erected in Hyde Park to house the Great Exhibition of 1851. More than 14,000 exhibitors from around the world gathered in the Palace's 990,000 square feet of exhibition space to display examples of the latest technology developed in the Industrial Revolution. Designed by Joseph Paxton, the Great Exhibition building was 1,850 feet (564 m) long, with an interior height of 408 feet (124 m). After the exhibition, the building was moved to a new park in a high, healthy and wealthy area of London called Sydenham Hill, an area not much changed today from the well-heeled suburb full of large Victorian villas that it was during its Victorian heyday.


The Crystal Palace was enlarged and stood from 1854 until 1936, when it was destroyed by fire. It attracted many thousands of visitors from all levels of society. The name Crystal Palace (coined by the satirical magazine Punch) was later used to denote this area of south London and the park that surrounds the site, home of the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre.

Crystal Palace FC was formed in 1905 by workers at the Crystal Palace, and celebrated its centenary in 2005. Originally known as "The Glaziers" - a reference to their original home in the shadow of Joseph Paxton's enormous glass exhibition hall. The club purchased Selhurst Park in 1922. The site, a former brickfield, was bought from the Brighton Railway Company for £2,570. The stadium (designed by Archibald Leitch) was constructed by a Mr Humphreys for around £30,000, and was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of London on 30 August 1924.

Ian Moores



I recall travelling from Harlow via Liverpool Street and London Bridge to Norwood Junction for this my first visit to Selhurst Park. Having been relegated from the top flight, this season in the 2nd Division gave younger fans such as myself, the opportunity to travel to new grounds. I was not alone as a bumper 40,522 crowd witnessed a 2-1 victory for Spurs, courtesy of goals from strikers Ian Moores and John Duncan.

John Duncan





Attendance: 40,522
Programme: 15p

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Subsequent visits to Selhurst Park

06 October 1979 - Crystal Palace 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 45274 
12 March 1980 - Crystal Palace Reserves 2 Tottenham Hotspur Reserves 5 - Football Combination - Attendance: tbc
15 April 1980 - Crystal Palace 2 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - Martin Hinshelwood Testimonial - Attendance: tbc
19 August 1980 - Crystal Palace 3 Tottenham Hotspur 4 - League Division One - Attendance: 27841
30 September 1980 - Crystal Palace 1 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - League Cup, 3rd Round Replay - Attendance: 26885 
06 May 1986 - Charlton Athletic 0 Wimbledon 0 - League Division Two - Attendance: 13214 
01 January 1987 - Charlton Athletic 0 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - League Division One - Attendance: 19744
23 May 1987 - Charlton Athletic 1 Leeds United 0 - League Division One, Play Off - Attendance: tbc
26 April 1988 - Crystal Palace 3 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - Friendly - Attendance: tbc 
02 May 1988 - Charlton Athletic 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Division One - Attendance: 13977 
08 October 1988 - Charlton Athletic 2 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - League Division One - Attendance: 14384 
04 April 1989 - Charlton Athletic 4 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - Friendly - Attendance: tbc 
14 October 1989 - Charlton Athletic 1 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - League Division One - Attendance: 17672
18 November 1989 - Crystal Palace 2 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - League Division One - Attendance: 26366
17 April 1991 - Crystal Palace 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - League Division One - Attendance: 26285
21 September 1991 - Wimbledon 3 Tottenham Hotspur 5 - League Division One - Attendance: 11927
22 December 1991 - Crystal Palace 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - League Division One - Attendance: 22491
25 October 1992 - Wimbledon 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 8628
30 January 1993 - Crystal Palace 1 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - Premier League - Attendance: 20937
28 March 1993 - Crystal Palace 3 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - Friendly - Attendance: 1607
30 April 1994 - Wimbledon 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 20875
01 October 1994 - Wimbledon 1 Tottenham Hotspur 2 - Premier League - Attendance: 16802
14 April 1995 - Crystal Palace 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 18068
16 December 1995 - Wimbledon 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 16193
04 September 1996 - Wimbledon 1 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 17306
28 March 1998 - Crystal Palace 1 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - Premier League - Attendance: 26116
02 May 1998 - Wimbledon 2 Tottenham Hotspur 6 - Premier League - Attendance: 25820
15 August 1998 - Wimbledon 3 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 23031
23 January 1999 - Wimbledon 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - FA Cup, 4th Round - Attendance: 22229
16 February 1999 - Wimbledon 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - League Cup, Semi-Final 2nd Leg - Attendance: 25204 
26 September 1999 - Wimbledon 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 17368  
31 July 2002 - Crystal Palace 0 Tottenham Hotspur 4 - Friendly - Attendance: 13131
22 January 2005 - Crystal Palace 3 Tottenham Hotspur 0 - Premier League - Attendance: 23723
18 August 2013 - Crystal Palace 0 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 23285
10 January 2015 - Crystal Palace 2 Tottenham Hotspur 1 - Premier League - Attendance: 24193
23 January 2016 - Crystal Palace 1 Tottenham Hotspur 3 - Premier League - Attendance: 28467
                                               










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