Photo Feature: Chelsea Too Strong for Palace Challenge

Saturday 30 August 1969

Chelsea                2   (Osgood 32,  Harris 88)

Crystal Palace     0

Chelsea finally showed their quality this season, comfortably beating a Palace team that seemed out of their depth.

Chelsea's dominance started as early as the 3rd minute. Osgood sighting up his chances for a shot.

Chelsea’s dominance started as early as the 3rd minute. Osgood sighting up his chances for a shot.

Osgood's shot looks like heading into the net.

Osgood’s shot looks like heading into the net.

Palace's Jackson stretches for the ball...

Palace’s Jackson stretches for the ball…

...and tips it away to safety. Jackson would be put under such pressure all afternoon.

…and tips it away to safety. Jackson would be put under such pressure all afternoon.

Just after the half hour, Hudson looks up for a target.

Just after the half hour, Hudson looks up for a target.

He slides it past 4 Palace into an empty space.

He slides it past 4 Palace into an empty space.

Osgood glides into the empty space...

Osgood glides into the empty space…

...and calmly makes it 1-0.

…and calmly makes it 1-0.

 

SECOND HALF

Palace's most serious chance of the game came in half way through the second half.  Taylor...

Palace’s most serious chance of the game came in half way through the second half.
Taylor…

...to Bartram...

…to Bartram…

...lays it off to Blyth!

…lays it off to Blyth!

Blyth's shot is stopped by the wall that is Bonetti.

Blyth’s shot is stopped by the wall that is Bonetti.

10 minutes to go and Chelsea have a corner. In it comes.

10 minutes to go and Chelsea have a corner.
In it comes.

The corner is missed by the first two players.

The corner is missed by the first two players.

Whoops! More Palace defenders completely miss it as well

Whoops! More Palace defenders completely miss it as well

The ball falls to Chopper Harris.

The ball falls to Chopper Harris.

Who taps it in. Easy Peasy. 2-0 to Chelsea.

Who taps it in. Easy Peasy. 2-0 to Chelsea.

 

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