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VIDEO: Top 10 Premier League moments in south-east London - who wins? Gayle or Cantona?
Dwight Gayle or Eric Cantona? Crystal Palace or Charlton?: Top 10 Premier League moments in south-east London
Where did Dwight Gayle’s bank holiday brace against Liverpool rate in your all-time list of Premier League moments?
News Shopper takes a look at the greatest top flight moments in south-east London history.
10. John Terry's goes 'Ogie Ogie Ogie' (April 2014)
Crystal Palace 1 – 0 Chelsea
Despite fighting for their first Premier League title in four years, Mourinho’s men looked second best from the kick-off.
The Eagles could not break the dead-lock until the 52nd minute when an out-swinging cross was met by the head of skipper John Terry who fired past his own keeper.
Minutes later, Mourinho lost the plot, picking a fight with a ‘time-wasting’ ball boy half his size.
9. Six-goal thriller at The Valley (December 2000)
Charlton Athletic 3 – 3 Manchester United
This thrilling encounter at The Valley saw goals from Shaun Bartlett and John Robinson cancel out strikes from Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs and Ole Gunnar Solksjaer.
It was a valuable point for Charlton who went on to finish in an impressive ninth place, but didn’t stop United from clinching the title.
8. The comeback of all comebacks (May 1999)
Aston Villa 3 – 4 Charlton
Alan Curbishley’s side needed a remarkable comeback with 10 men and defender Steve Brown in goal to keep their dreams of Premier League survival alive to the final day.
In what many Charlton fans describe as their favourite ever game, the Addicks won 4-3 thanks to a last gasp Danny Mills free-kick.
However, it was not enough. A loss to Sheffield Wednesday on the final day of the season saw them condemned to football’s second tier.
7. Scott Parker can run! (December 2002)
Charlton Athletic 2 – 1 Leeds United
As if the ball was magnetically drawn to his feet, Scott Parker’s seemingly endless dribble beat no less than five Leeds players before he cleverly toe-poked the ball past the outstretched Paul Robinson in the 90th minute for a 2-1 win.
6. Keith Jones (February 1999)
Charlton 1 – 0 Liverpool
Liverpool visited The Valley against a Charlton side battling hard for Premier League survival.
With the game locked at 0-0, Jamie Carragher was sent-off for a rash challenge on Addicks striker Martin Pringle. And then this happened....
5. Charlton relegate Palace (May 2005)
Charlton 2 -2 Crystal Palace
A painful day for Palace fans and a joyous one for Charlton.
The Eagles desperately needed a win to secure their Premier League status and after taking a 2-1 lead through an Andy Johnson penalty in the 71st minute, all they had to do was hang on.
But an 82nd minute equaliser from Jonathan Fortune, who many thought should have been sent off for handball, condemned The Eagles to another spell in The Championship and left thousands of Eagles fans in tears.
4. Van Persie wonder goal (September 2006)
Charlton 1 – 2 Arsenal
Possibly one of the greatest goals in Premier League history.
Unfortunately for Addicks fans, it was one of two blasted past Charlton keeper Scott Carson in a 2-1 loss against Arsenal at The Valley.
3. Mendonca goes bonkers (August 1998)
Charlton 5 – 0 Southampton
After scoring a stunning hat-trick in the play-off final to fire The Addicks into the Premier League, Clive Mendonca followed it up with three goals against Southampton on the first day of the 1998 season.
The 5-0 win placed Charlton at the top of the table on day one.
2. Dwight blows a Gayle on Liverpool title hopes (May 2014)
Crystal Palace 3 – 3 Liverpool
You most certainly won’t need reminding about this one.
Let’s watch it one more time (in super slow motion):
1. Eric goes King-Fu panda on mouthy thug (January 1995)
Crystal Palace 1 – 1 Manchester United
This infamous moment saw Eric banned from football for nine months, fined £20,000, stripped of the French captaincy and dropped from the national team.
Cantona saw red after kicking The Eagles’ Richard Shaw, but then saw red again when Palace fan Matthew Simmons allegedly shouted racist abuse about the Frenchman's mother.
The insult cut so deep that Eric went Kung Fu on his ass, planting two feet firmly into Simmons' chest.
The brawl was the highlight in an otherwise drab affair which saw goals from the mighty duo, Gareth Southgate and David May.
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