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Moments of the Decade: Hillsborough 2010

21 November 2015


All this week we are giving you the chance to vote for your favourite Palace moment of the last decade. Here we look back at the dramatic 2-2 draw away to Sheffield Wednesday, which relegated the Owls and saved the Eagles in 2010.

The final game of the 2009-10 Championship season saw Palace face fellow bottom-dwellers Sheffield Wednesday, with both sides fighting for survival in the second tier of English football. Administration and a points deduction had ravaged the Eagles and relegation to League One looked as though it would be the final nail in the coffin.

Incredibly, Palace managed to weather the storm at Hillsborough and secure the point needed to remain in the Championship, condemning Wednesday to relegation in the process.



An opening goal from Alan Lee had given the travelling support hope of a great escape, but nerves were far from settled and Wednesday drew level through Leon Clarke.

Both sets of fans spent the entire 90 minutes willing their side to survival, and a second half strike from Darren Ambrose - his 20th of that season - looked to have all but saved the Eagles, who were still in administration, from League One and looming liquidation.



A Darren Purse equaliser and a late bombardment from the Owls tested the mettle of Palace, but they were resilient enough to hold on, get the point survive. Though an uncertain future and a nervous summer would still follow...


Was this your favourite Eagles moment from the last 10 years? Vote for yours online here where you can watch this and the all the other contenders now!

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