Updates from Premier League opener at Selhurst Park

Updates from Premier League opener at Selhurst Park

Former Margate striker Freddie Ladapo was an unused substitute, along with teenager Jason Lokilo and South Korean worldwide 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.

Joel Ward's own goal put the Terriers into a 23rd-minute lead, before record signing Steve Mounie headed a second three minutes later - the first goal from a Huddersfield player in over 10 hours of football.

"I can't take that seriously", the 45-year-old said after laughing. It worked for long periods of the game, and I think that is one of the reasons we have got this result today.

"We were lucky Palace missed some of their opportunites - and you need luck, too. It was vital we keep Mark here".

"We won't change. We must stick to our identity and idea, show togetherness and fighting and working attitude".

"It was a very, very good start of course, you can not moan and I will not do". "This makes for a wonderful afternoon".

This will be the first Premier League match for both de Boer and Wagner.

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.

"We lost the game in 15 minutes", said the Dutchman, 47. "We started quite well". From there they got a corner and scored.

Wagner, who joined Huddersfield in 2015, credits the team's rise from the lower echelons of English football to their ambition and believes it will help them tackle the task ahead.

The availability of star man Wilfried Zaha will boost Palace's confidence, as the Ivory Coast global will nearly certainly create problems for David Wagner's men, should he be given the chance.

"Until the 3-0 we were very close to making it 2-1. If pundits want to write us off that is absolutely fine, we just go about our business as normal and I'm sure we'll be okay".

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