Something I thought might be worth considering in light of Clinton’s 100th goal for the club yesterday. What’s your favourite goal that Clinton scored for the club?
Like many others I was there for Clinton’s debut goal against Sheffield Wednesday in May 1998. Distance has meant that I’ve missed plenty since, or I’ve only seen them on TV (like his winner against Sunderland in the League Cup in 2000).
Anyway, there are literally a hundred to choose from. Which one is your favourite?
Almost three full months after number 99 Clinton Morrison finally reached the 100 goal mark in a Palace shirt, heading in Mark Kennedy’s cross in the dying minutes to secure a 1-1 draw with QPR.
It had almost happened earlier in the game, but at that time Clinton’s effort past Lee Camp was ruled out for offside. At the other end QPR boss Luigi De Canio credited Julian Speroni’s performance for keeping Palace in the game.
After the game Neil Warnock said it was the first time that the players have been on the receiving end of his temper, and the result seemed to make it worthwhile. Our current situation depends upon your point of view. We’re unbeaten in our last three games and just one win away from a jump of several places in the table, but conversely we’re yet to win under Warnock and remain second-bottom, ahead of only Norwich.
For one day though I’m going to try and forget about that. The day, and the milestone, belong to Clinton Morrison.
Crystal Palace 1-1 QPR [BBC Sport]
Clint’s 100 goal countdown [cpfc.org]