Ground: Crystal Palace, Selhurst Park
Competition: Carling Cup
Result: Palace 1-0 Cardiff
Pie: Chicken Balti
Comments: Bloody great, straight off the bat. Puff pastry that resembled a Robin with its chest pumped out in front. Seeds on top added minimal taste value but looked wonderful, superb presentation. Big, tantalising chunks of curried chicken lurk beneath the beautiful exterior. This is how a Balti pie should, on issue was the lack of leg room in the archaic wooden seats of Palace.