Crystal Palace vs Huddersfield Town

Steve Mounie

Huddersfield made their bow in the Premier League at Selhurst Park on Saturday after earning promotion through the Championship play-offs, and Joel Ward's own goal put the visitors ahead in the 23rd minute.

The Eagles began to throw caution to the wind as the game progressed but Mounie's second with 12 minutes to play ended any chance of a fight back from the home side.

Whilst Palace manager Frank de Boer will now have to consider whether to stick with a three-man defence or switch to four at the back for his side's trip to Anfield next weekend.

"Every footballer will tell you their dream is to play in the Premier League".

The first goal, which came from a Huddersfield corner that was flicked on at the near post, was a mess defensively from Palace's perspective.as no one in a red and blue shirt took control of the situation.

It didn't take long for Huddersfield to double their advantage.

Palace did improve after the break and Christian Benteke saw a headed effort well saved by visiting keeper Jonas Lossl 10 minutes after the restart.

"We started quite well, we were very clinical".

Crystal Palace were also the team with the biggest difference between worst price and best price returns, while Middlesbrough were the team with the smallest difference in returns, principally because they only managed to win five matches all season.

- Huddersfield are the first team to win on their Premier League debut since Blackpool in August 2010 (4-0 v Wigan).

Former Margate striker Freddie Ladapo was an unused substitute, along with teenager Jason Lokilo and South Korean global Chung-yong Lee, and with Palace's only other senior striker with Premier League experience, Connor Wickham, still likely to be out until the new year, this could well be an area de Boer looks to strengthen before the end of August. "The Premier League is a great competition to be involved in and it is a great opportunity to be working under Frank de Boer once again having been with him at Ajax".

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