Palace Coup!

Crystal Palace caused the shock of the night in the Carling Cup third round as Marco Reich's second-half strike knocked out European champions Liverpool.

The Eagles forged ahead when Michael Hughes' deep cross was met by the head of Dougie Freedman but Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard equalised with a well-placed sidefoot shot beyond Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni.

Rafael Benitez had called for his players to respond following a 2-0 Premiership defeat at Fulham but there was more capital misery for the Reds as Hughes' ball to the far post was met on the volley by Reich.

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It was only the League Cup but beating Liverpool 2-1 is always sweet.  They used to be Palace's 'bogeyman' team having lost 9-0 and 7-0 in the past but these days Palace seem to be their 'bogeyman' team, long may it continue!

1 comment:

  1. Adam Featherstone27 October 2005 at 20:54

    I'm sorry Dean your web site is usually a joy but the CP score line against the reds is just too much. As my father would say 'they paid the referees pension fund...' :)

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