All statistics correct upto 9th January 2019
All-Time Premier League Record
|Played||Won||Drew||Lost||Scored||Conceded||Goal Difference||Points||No of Seasons|
Most Premier League Appearances
Most Premier League Goals
Biggest Premier League Victories
|Crystal Palace 5-0 Leicester City||28th April 2018||2017-2018|
|Crystal Palace 5-1 Newcastle United||28th November 2015||2015-2016|
|Crystal Palace 4-0 Hull City||14th May 2017||2016-2017|
|Crystal Palace 4-1 Middlesbrough||12th April 1993||1992-1993|
|Coventry City 1-4 Crystal Palace||2nd November 1994||1994-1995|
|Sunderland 1-4 Crystal Palace||11th April 2015||2014-2015|
|Crystal Palace 4-1 Stoke City||18th September 2016||2016-2017|
|Crystal Palace 3-0 Ipswich Town||5th November 1994||1994-1995|
|Crystal Palace 3-0 Tottenham Hotspur||22nd January 2005||2004-2005|
|Cardiff City 0-3 Crystal Palace||5th April 2014||2013-2014|
Worst Premier League Defeats
|Crystal Palace 1-6 Liverpool FC||20th August 1994||1994-1995|
|Liverpool FC 5-0 Crystal Palace||28th November 1992||1992-1993|
|Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace||6th May 2017||2016-2017|
|Manchester City 5-0 Crystal Palace||23rd September 2017||2017-2018|
|Chelsea 6-2 Crystal Palace||11th March 1998||1997-1998|
|Arsenal 5-1 Crystal Palace||14th February 2005||2004-2005|
|Wimbledon 4-0 Crystal Palace||9th April 1993||1992-1993|
|Everton 4-0 Crystal Palace||10th April 2005||2004-2005|
|Manchester City 4-0 Crystal Palace||16th January 2016||2015-2016|
|Crystal Palace 0-4 Sunderland||4th February 2017||2016-2017|
|Manager||No of Seasons managed||Left the Club|
|Steve Coppell||1||17th May 1993|
|Alan Smith||1||15th May 1995|
|Steve Coppell||1||13th March 1998|
|Iain Dowie||1||22nd May 2006|
|Ian Holloway||1||23rd October 2013|
|Tony Pulis||1||14th August 2014|
|Neil Warnock||1||27th December 2014|
|Alan Pardew||3||22nd December 2016|
|Sam Allardyce||1||23rd May 2017|
|Frank de Boer||1||11th September 2017|
Highest Home Attendances
|Crystal Palace 0-2 Manchester United||21st April 1993||30,115||1992-1993|
|Crystal Palace 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur||23rd January 2016||28,467||2015-2016|
|Crystal Palace 1-1 Arsenal||6th November 2004||26,193||2004-2005|
|Crystal Palace 0-3 Chelsea||13th September 1997||26,186||1997-1998|
|Crystal Palace 0-0 Arsenal||18th October 1997||26,180||1997-1998|
|Crystal Palace 0-3 Manchester United||27th April 1998||26,180||1997-1998|
|Crystal Palace 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur||28th March 1998||26,116||1997-1998|
|Crystal Palace 1-2 Newcastle United||29th November 1997||26,085||1997-1998|
|Crystal Palace 2-2 Southampton||7th May 2005||26,066||2004-2005|
|Crystal Palace 1-0 Liverpool FC||23rd April 2005||26,043||2004-2005|
Crystal Palace’s first four Premier League campaigns ended with the same outcome in all of them – relegation from the top-flight. The Eagles have become a sterner and secure outfit since their latest promotion in 2013, although they are often a feature in the survival battle in most seasons. Their best campaign was a 10th place finish under Alan Pardew’s stewardship in 2014-2015 although Roy Hodgson’s achievement to keep them up last season from a position of no goals and no points after seven matches has to be considered extremely highly.
Founder members of the Premier League, Crystal Palace struggled to score goals throughout the season after selling Mark Bright in August to Sheffield Wednesday. Palace made a desperate start, winning just once (2-0 away at Everton) in their first 17 matches. However, a run of seven wins in their next 11 games took them closer to mid-table. However, although there were impressive home victories over relegation rivals Crystal Palace and Ipswich Town, the Eagles were relegated on the final day after a 3-0 defeat at Highbury against Arsenal, whilst Oldham beat Southampton 4-3. Steve Coppell resigned after relegation and was replaced by his assistant, Alan Smith.
After winning the First Division, Crystal Palace made an immediate return to the top-flight but made a nightmare start, as they were thrashed 6-1 at home by Liverpool FC on the opening day. Alan Smith signed Ray Wilkins to add experience to his midfield but he played just once for the club and left in November to take a managerial role at former club Queens Park Rangers. The Eagles made the semi-finals of both domestic cup competitions but scored just 34 times in 42 league matches which was the lowest tally in the Premier League. Despite the best efforts of Chris Armstrong, Chris Coleman and Gareth Southgate, Palace were relegated on the final day again – this time after failing to beat Newcastle United at St James’ Park.
Hopes were high for Crystal Palace’s third Premier League season after the exciting acquisition in pre-season of Italian Attilio Lombardo from Juventus. Lombardo’s experience saw the club become one of the best away sides in the division, spearheading them to outstanding victories away at Leeds United, Sheffield Wednesday and Tottenham Hotspur. In late November, they were 10th in the table. However, they didn’t win any of their next 16 matches and slipped back into relegation trouble. Not helped by constant rumours of a takeover by computer tycoon Mark Goldberg and a desperate home record with just two victories all term at Selhurst Park, the club were relegated again from the top-flight on 27th April after a 3-0 home defeat to Manchester United.
It was more final day heartache for the Eagles supporters in 2004-2005 as a 2-2 draw away at Charlton Athletic wasn’t enough to keep them in the top-flight because of West Brom’s home victory over Portsmouth. Iain Dowie’s side won just seven league games but did record notable home victories over Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur, whilst Andy Johnson scored 21 goals as he finished runner-up to Thierry Henry in the race for the Golden Boot.
After an eight-year absence, Crystal Palace returned to the Premier League but made a terrible start, losing seven of their first eight matches. Following a 4-1 home loss by Fulham in October, Ian Holloway resigned and was replaced by Tony Pulis. Pulis immediately made the team harder to beat and the Eagles climbed away comfortably from danger to avoid relegation for the first time in their Premier League history. This included a five-match winning run in April as they finished a brilliant 11th.
Pre-season plans were thrown in total disarray when after disagreements over the direction of the club with owner Steve Parish, Tony Pulis abruptly resigned just two days before the campaign was due to start. Neil Warnock returned to the club as his successor but just three wins from 18 matches saw the Eagles in the bottom three at Christmas. After a 3-1 defeat to Southampton on Boxing Day, Warnock was the first managerial casualty of the campaign. Parish then pursued and successfully tempted Alan Pardew away from Newcastle United to return to his former club. Pardew galvanised the Eagles to a 10th place finish as they ended as one of the form teams in the second half of the campaign which included a 2-1 home win over champions Manchester City in April.
The excellent end to 2014-2015 continued in the first half of the 2015-2016 campaign. The likes of Yohan Cabaye arrived and Wilfried Zaha by now had returned on a permanent basis to his first club. Palace were sixth on New Years’ Day and only a few points off the top four positions. They also became only the second club to defeat Jose Mourinho at home in the Premier League when the Eagles won 2-1 early season at Stamford Bridge. However, a 3-0 reverse to the faltering champions in January started a nightmare run of form that dragged them into relegation danger.
Late season victories over Norwich City and Stoke City kept them safe but a 15th place finish was a major disappointment for everyone connected with the club. The saving grace was a run to the FA Cup final but despite taking the lead against Manchester United, they lost the showpiece event 2-1 after extra time.
Alan Pardew was a man under pressure going into 2016-2017 and despite breaking the club’s transfer record to sign Christian Benteke from Liverpool FC, he couldn’t revitalise the Eagles. Just four wins from 17 games and he was sacked just before Christmas and replaced by Sam Allardyce, who was available after his short reign as England boss. Allardyce did the job required, got Benteke scoring, tightened the backline up and wins over Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool FC in the last couple of months kept them once again in the Premier League. They finished 14th but Allardyce quit at the end of the season.
It was Frank de Boer who succeeded Allardyce but a lack of summer investment and no wins from their opening four matches saw him sacked in mid-September after just 10 weeks in the post. Roy Hodgson returned to his boyhood club but started with three successive defeats. After seven games, the club had no goals, no wins and no points but a 2-1 victory over champions Chelsea was the galvanising lift everyone needed. Crystal Palace remained in relegation trouble for much of the season but always looked like they would have enough in the playing squad, helped by Zaha’s best-ever season in the Premier League and 10 goals from midfielder Luka Milivojevic. In the end, they finished 11th and a 5-0 win at home to Leicester City at the end of April became the club’s biggest-ever Premier League victory.
Crystal Palace’s 113th season of existence began with an opening day 2-0 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage. Hodgson’s side struggled to sustain any consistency in the first four months of the season but they are going in the right direction after wins in December over Burnley, Leicester City and more recently, a surprising and deserving 3-2 victory away at champions Manchester City, helped by a Goal of the Season contender from Andros Townsend.