Crystal Palace 0-3 Huddersfield: David Wagner hails 'clinical' Terriers

Mark Hudson retires from playing duties

Few things in football are more exciting than a club making their Premier League debut, and Huddersfield Town will have that honor on Saturday when they travel to south London to face Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

Yohan Cabaye and James McArthur both sustained injuries during the Eagles pre-season fixtures and the midfield pair are doubtful.

However after an own goal from Joel Ward and two finishes from club-record signing Steve Mounie gave Huddersfield the fine start they will likely need in what could yet become a hard season, Wagner refused to be too upbeat.

Cape Town - Huddersfield Town have revealed that captain Mark Hudson will take up a coaching role at the club after retiring from playing.

Line-ups are set to be announced at 2pm.

Despite widely being considered contenders for relegation, appearing in the Premier League for the first time in their history and returning to the top flight after a 45-year absence, they excelled at Selhurst Park to secure a significant win.

De Boer looked bewildered in the first half as he saw his side get blown away in the first half to the Premier League's new boys.

Palace winger Wilfried Zaha attempted 284 dribbles in the Premier League last season, 86 more than any other player.

Promoted teams always have a real bounce about them early in the season and I think that will help Huddersfield get something here.

Palace have won just one of their last 12 matches against Huddersfield Town (D7, L4).

Palace did improve after the second-half restart in a bid to avoid an opening-day defeat for De Boer, who was sacked after only 85 days in charge in his previous managerial stint at Inter.

The Terriers' last top-flight win was in November 1971 over Brian Clough's Derby, enduring a 22-game winless run after that.

Huddersfield continued to have the better of the proceedings and, after Hennessey had comfortably kept out Philip Billing's long-range drive, the visitors found the net in the Premier League for the first time.

No Huddersfield player has scored for the Terriers in their last 569 minutes of football, since Isaiah Brown scored against Wolves in April. Their only goal in five games was an own goal by Sheffield Wednesday's Tom Lees in the Championship play-offs. Six of those assists were for striker Elias Kachunga.

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