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On This Day: 1989 Palace 3 Blackburn 0

3 June 2015


On this day, June 3rd, in 1989, Palace overcame a first leg defeat to beat Blackburn Rovers 3-0 to gain promotion to the Premier League. 

After losing the first leg at Ewood Park the Selhurst faithful knew that a three goal margin would see  the club gain top flight status and after an early chance for the 
visitors it was clear there was only going to be one winner. 

Just past the quarter hour mark a pass from Alan Pardew found Ian Wright and after seeing his first effort kept out by Terry Gennoe the striker made no mistake with
the follow up and the home side were very much back in the tie. 

In the opening stages of the second half a foul on Eddie McGoldrick gave Palace a penalty and Dave Madden slotted the ball home from the spot to bring the aggregate scores level. 

In extra time both teams had chances to take the advantage but Palace did know that they had the vital away goal although in the end it wasn't needed. 

On 118 minutes Wright headed home a cross from McGoldrick and promotion was sealed as Steve Coppell led the club to the first division five years after taking charge at the 
club. 

CLICK HERE to watch the goals and an interview with David Madden. 

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