Giant Killers: Crystal Palace Is The Last Team To Win A PL Game Away At Man Utd, Arsenal, Man City And Liverpool


Crystal Palace have done it again.

The Eagles have pulled off another win against one of the Premier League’s top sides, defeating Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s Manchester United 2-1 on Saturday.

Roy Hodgson always changes his system when playing against talented opposition and it was the same at Old Trafford, with Palace playing a 4-5-1 formation and keeping things compact.

They had just five shots to Man United’s 22 and had only 29% possession. And that suited Hodgson just fine.

“It was hard work and the players showed incredible concentration on the tactics they were trying to employ,” Hodgson reflected, per BBC Sport.

“We kept Manchester United in front of us for very long periods.

FBL-ENG-PR-MAN UTD-CRYSTAL PALACE“It was a long, hot afternoon and we had to accept our talented opponents would have more of the ball than us.

“We had to make certain that they did not play the passes to get the balls into the areas where they would punish us too severely.

“It was a heroic victory.”

FBL-ENG-PR-MAN UTD-CRYSTAL PALACEIt wasn’t Palace’s first impressive away win of 2019 – they defeated Arsenal at the Emirates in April – and a remarkable stat has emerged showing just how impressive they are when they travel to the top teams.

The Eagles are the last team to win a Premier League game away at Manchester United, Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool.

Tom Dutton


Last team to win a Premier League game away at…

Man Utd: Palace
Arsenal: Palace
Man City: Palace
Liverpool: Palace

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But they are still the last team to beat the Reds in their own backyard in the league.

There was also the thrilling 3-2 win at Manchester City in December 2018, courtesy of Andros Townsend’s wonder goal.

  • 23rd April 2017: Liverpool 1-2 Crystal Palace
  • 22nd December 2018: Man City 2-3 Crystal Palace
  • 21st April 2019: Arsenal 2-3 Crystal Palace
  • 24th August 2019: Man United 1-2 Crystal Palace

Roy Hodgson, we salute you.