Luzhniki2008 visited Selhurst Park on 30/11/1991

Game watched: Crystal Palace 1-3 Manchester United

As a Manchester United supporter, I know our players, staff and fans must have been sick of the sight of this stadium in the 1980′s and 1990′s as they not only went there for away games against Palace, but also games against Wimbledon and Charlton when they played their home games too. In terms of games against Palace, it was clearly mixed fortunes against them. Palace have been in the Premier League for 1992-93, 1994-95, 1997-98 and 2004-05 seasons. Selhurst Park is definitely what can be described as a traditional old-style English football ground. The stands behind each goal were rebuilt in the 1990s though, as English grounds were made all seater.

1The visit there I remember the most is from 1994-95 – a very dark night for United fans everywhere. The match ended in a 1-1 draw, but that is not what it was remembered for. Eric Cantona was sent off for a foul on Richard Shaw who had been provoking him. As Cantona walked along the touchline, Cantona received extreme abuse from Palace fan Matthew Simmons and Eric, who could take no more, reacted with the now infamous kung fu kick on him.

This stadium is probably best visited by train, via Thornton Heath, Selhurst or the further away Norwood Junction. Parking is difficult near to the ground, so would involve a walk otherwise.

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Added 04/12/2012