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Moments of the Decade: Stamford Bridge 2015

27 November 2015


All this week we are giving you the chance to vote for your favourite Palace moment of the last decade. Here we take a look back at a great moment from this campaign so far.

Palace had started the season in fine fashion, beating Norwich City, Aston Villa and Shrewsbury Town in the Capital One Cup and so travelled to Stamford Bridge to take on the reigning Premier League champions full of confidence.

However they hadn’t won at Stamford Bridge since 1982 so the omens weren’t particularly bright but a positive first half from the Eagles saw great chances missed by new signings Bakary Sako and Yohan Cabaye, although Alex McCarthy had to make a double save to deny Diego Costa and Cesc Fabregas.



But Palace continued to cause Jose Mourinho’s men problems and after Gary Cahill had cleared off his own goalline Sako did the same at the other end, before making a crucial attacking contribution 60 seconds later as he grabbed the opening goal.

Yannick Bolasie found the Malian who saw his first attempt blocked by Cesar Azpilicueta, but he hammered the rebound past a helpless Thibault Courtois to hand Alan Pardew’s side the lead.



Bolasie then had two chances to wrap up the game but fired off target, and it looked as though they would come back to haunt the visitors when Radamel Falcao scored a diving header at the near post with 12 minutes to go.

However two minutes later the lead was restored when Bolasie and Sako combined again, and Joel Ward stole in unmarked to head the ball in and the unlikely scorer would prove to be the matchwinner as the Eagles soared to second spot in the Premier League table.




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!

Read more about the other nine contenders here.

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