Retro Football: Tony Popovic’s Majestic Classic Own-Goal vs Portsmouth, 2004 (Video)

Chris Wright

25th, January 2012


By Chris Wright

Seeing Tony Popovic sat on the Crystal Palace bench against Cardiff last night bought warm memories oozing back of the Croaustraliatian centre-half’s finest contribution to the Premier League annals; his majestic hooked own-goal during Palace’s 3-1 defeat to Portsmouth at Fratton Park in 2004 – a sublime effort that has since seen him become a bit of a Youtube Hall-Of-Famer…

Such technique, such poise and so very, very beautiful. If it were me, I think I would’ve celebrated. Palace were relegated shortly after, never to return.

Thank you Tony, thank you.