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Records Broken By Palace In 2014/15

1 June 2015

It's been a hugely successful season for Crystal Palace this season in the Premier League, with the club achieving their highest finish in the division since it's inception in 1992.

However many more records have been broken by the Eagles over the past 10 months, as well as many interesting statistics achieved. We've listed the best below:

  • Palace finished in 10th position in the Premier League – their highest ever finish in the division and their best in the top-flight since 1991/92 when they also finished in 10th. 
  • That makes this season the equal-second highest position the Eagles have ever finished in the football pyramid, having finished third in 1990/91.
  • They recorded 48 points and scored 47 goals, the most achieved in a 38 game Premier League season.
  • Liverpool were beaten at home and away in the league for the first time in the club's history.
  • Between 28th December and 28th February Palace went five away games without defeat for the first time in their Premier League history (three wins, two draws).
  • Alan Pardew became the first manager in Premier League history to take over a team in the relegation zone to finish in the top half of the table in his first season.
  • In February Julian Speroni broke John Jackson's record for most league appearances as a goalkeeper, and is currently on 357. His 386 games in all competitions leaves him fifth on the all-time list.
  • Yannick Bolasie scored the club's first ever Premier League hat-trick against Sunderland in April. It was also the first one recorded by a Palace player in the top-flight since Ian Wright scored three against Wimbledon in May 1991.
  • The 4-1 result in that game equalled the club's biggest win in the division, matching the victories against Middlesbrough in April 1993 and Coventry City in November 1994.
  • Wilfried Zaha's goal against Liverpool at Anfield was the fastest recorded by an Eagles substitute ever, scoring 22 seconds after his arrival on the pitch.
  • Dwight Gayle scored a hat-trick against Walsall in the League Cup in August, becoming only the third player to score a treble in that competition – the other two both came in the same game when Ian Wright and Mark Bright shared six against Southend United in September 1990. 
  • In January Mile Jedinak became the first Palace player to captain his country to a major continental championship when Australia won the Asian Cup.
  • The 75,325 attendance for the away game to Manchester United in November was the highest crowd Palace have played in front of in a league game.
  • Gayle finished as the club's top scorer in all competitions with 10 goals to his name, but Glenn Murray netted the most league goals – 7.
  • Jason Puncheon was one behind Murray on 6, but those took him to third on the club's all-time Premier League top scorers list. The winger now has 13, behind Chris Armstrong (23) and Andy Johnson (21).
  • Johnson was one of 36 players to turn out for Palace this season in all competitions, in contrast to the 40 that appeared the previous season.
  • Joel Ward played the most league minutes in the squad, missing just 90 all season. In that time he won 261 duels – the most by any defender in the whole of the division.
  • Mile Jedinak made the most interceptions of any player in the Premier League all season – 82.
  • Puncheon topped the charts for Palace in the league in passes completed (853), chances created (65) and assists (7).
  • Damien Delaney, Yannick Bolasie and Joel Ward all made their 100th appearance for the club during the campaign.

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