Five Penalties in a Game

Palace prog 1989Monday 27th March 1989
League Division Two (nka Championship)
Crystal Palace 2 Brighton & Hove Albion 1 HT: 2-0 Att: 14,384

Wright 18; Bright 35 (pen), Bright missed pen 38, Wright missed pen 40, Pemberton missed pen 70 : Curbishley 60 (pen)

fromĀ Selhurst Park

It was Easter Monday and perfect weather for the old grudge derby between Palace and Brighton. Little did I know that the much anticipated game, 47 miles north, was going to break three British records, at the time going back 127 years, and subsequently lasting another 29 years to this day.

Yes, one of English football’s oddest rivalries broke the following records:

  • Most penalties awarded in a game
  • Most penalties awarded to one team in a game
  • Most penalties missed by one team in a game

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