You are here: Home > News > Palace sneak into play-offs
October 29 2020 2.26am

Palace sneak into play-offs

May 9 2004

Dougie scores Palace's only goal

Dougie scores Palace's only goal

Crystal Palace lost 2-1 at Coventry but West Ham's draw with Wigan meant the Eagles qualifed for the play-offs.

Coventry got off to a great start, taking the lead after just four minutes when Muhamed Konjic headed home Bjarni Gudjonsson's cross.

Michael Doyle doubled Coventry's advantage from a quick counter-attack on 27 as he shook off close attention of Danny Butterfield to score into the bottom corner.

Substitute Dougie Freedman pulled a close-range goal back from Andy Johnson's cross on 64 minutes.

The Eagles pressed for the equaliser - Julian Gray had two good chances, the first of which went over the bar, while the second was dramatically cleared off the line.

Celebrations started in the Palace end after news came through that West Ham scored a dramatic last minute equaliser against Wigan to send Palace into the play-offs.

Crystal Palace: Vaesen, Butterfield, Popovic, Leigertwood (Freedman 59), Granville, Routledge, Hughes, Gray, Riihilahti (Derry 59), Shipperley (Black 83), Johnson.

Subs Not Used: Berthelin, Borrowdale.

Today's football results and scorers

Division One table

Palace 2003/4 team stats

Rate the players' performance

Send us your match report

Call the HOL on 07092 362 125 and tell us what you thought of the match! More information about the service

See how you got on in the Prediction League

Did you take any photos of the game? Send them to: webmaster@holmesdale.net

Latest Headlines

Palace Talk Forum Latest

Building Up The Main Stand
at 10.25pm by jeeagles

Next Manager
at 10.22pm by jeeagles

Alexander Sörloth
at 10.15pm by the.universal

Fulham v crystal palace match thread
at 10.13pm by EddieMac

Alexander Sörloth
at 9.50pm by EagleinSF

Alexander Sörloth
at 9.49pm by Teddy Eagle

You are here: Home > News > Palace sneak into play-offs