Published: Mon, August 14, 2017
Sport | By Scott Davis

Shocking opener for Eagles - Crystal Palace FC Supporters' Website

Shocking opener for Eagles - Crystal Palace FC Supporters' Website

In dismissing a ragged Crystal Palace, Wagner's side were nothing like the naive newcomers lucky to be mixing it with the game's giants.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah is the first teenager to start a Premier League game for Crystal Palace since Tom Soares and Ben Watson in 2005.

Huddersfield head into the opening Sunday of the Premier League campaign on top of the table but manager David Wagner was under no illusions as to where they truly sit. We created five or six very good opportunities and scored three times.

There was no sign of any nerves from Huddersfield right from the off at Selhurst Park, as they pressed the Eagles high and hurried them into mistakes. He has done well to sign Chelsea youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan, while also bringing in 20-year-old defender Jairo Riedewald from Ajax.

"We didn't want to start the season in this manner and nobody of course expected this result", De Boer said. "The consequences of our work has shown and we hope we do well in the next game".

"Tactically, we did not do what we spoke about and paid an expensive price". The right to play in the Premier League "Terriers" was won in the playoffs, first defeating Sheffield Wednesday 0: 0, 1: 1 and winning on penalties, and then Reading 0-0 and winning on penalties. We know we were very clinical and had bit of luck when they missed chances.

Because the Dream Team game - the UK's biggest fantasy football game - is back and better than ever this season.

As with any newly-promoted team, the goal is to stay in the top flight and summer transfer activity goes a long way toward determining if they can achieve that goal.

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