“It looks like I picked the wrong day to start curling 25-yard screamers into the top corner,” Carlton Palmer may have muttered to himself, a la Lloyd Bridges in Airplane, as he trudged off the Selhurst Park pitch following a 4-1 win at Wimbledon on 23 September 1995.
The much-maligned midfielder’s best-ever goal might have gone down in Leeds United history in different circumstances, but instead it was destined to be forgotten. A mere sideshow to the climax of the most explosive purple patch in football history.
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