Manchester City v Crystal Palace 1983/84

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Canon League Second Division

14th January 1984


Power(23), Baker(63), Kinsey(81)
Crystal Palace Giles(52)

Ref John Key

City Williams, Lomax, May, Bond, Power, McCarthy, McNab, Baker, Parlane, Kinsey, Tolmie – sub Dalziel(unused)
Palace Wood, Locke, Stebbling, Hughton, Nebbling, Murphy, Giles, Mabbutt, McCulloch, Nicholas, Hilaire – sub Lindsay(unused)
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From The City matchday programme 11th January 1997
City were fielding a settled eleven, although in the previous game against Leeds United, Steve Kinsey had been out iniured and Gordon Dalziel had taken his place. Parlane and Tolmie had had a very successful season to date, scoring 23 League goals between them.
The Blues were, however, licking their wounds after a humiliating FA Cup defeat the previous week at Blackpool where they went down 1-2., a player from each side scoring an own goal.
To he fair to Palace. they came north very much an injury-hit side with some different faces on show since the August fixture, indeed a groundstaff boy, David Lindsay, was named as their substitute.
Hilaire showed all his skills early in the first half, and at one point he almost gave the visitors the lead. Mick McCarthy was the reason he didn’t with a tackle that cost the City defender a yellow card.
The Blues took the lead after 22 minutes and the best City player on sight that afternoon, Kinsey. crossed from the left wing to see Paul Power force the ball past Wood for his first goal of the season.
The City defence let their concentration slip after 51minutes when Welshman David Giles found a clear opening to shoot at goal from 15 yards and he sent an effort whistling past Alex Williams to level the scores.
It was an error of judgment by Wood that turned the tide finally against Palace. After 63 minutes he took the chance of ignoring an in-swinging corner taken by Power and the ball went directly to Graham Baker to head home from close range.
From then on City played far more confidently, and Kinsey crowned his fine afternoon‘s work by scoring the third goal with just ten minutes left. Power and Tolmie were the players who had worked the opening for the young midfielder and his splendid shot gave Wood no chance of doing anything about it.
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