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Holloway Delighted By First Win

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21:00 31st August 2013


Palace manager Ian Holloway was delighted to see his side pick up their first victory of the Premier League season. 

Goals from Danny Gabbidon, Dwight Gayle and Stuart O’Keefe saw off Sunderland on a memorable evening at Selhurst Park, as the Eagles won their first top flight game in more than eight years. 

Speaking to the media following the 3-1 triumph, Holloway said: “How pleased am I with that performance. All you can do is work on your performances, whether you win or not in this division.

“The first one we got one or two things wrong against Tottenham, kept giving the ball away, we got better by the end but we lost. In the second one we were terrific in the first half, then had a terrible wobble, let a goal in then let another one in. Today, they scored and we didn’t wobble. 

“I thought that was a commanding performance. I was so pleased”

“I’m very, very pleased with the determination, the work rate and the performance. Some of that passing was really nice to watch.”

Captain Mile Jedinak put in another superb performance in the heart of the Palace midfield and the gaffer was full of praise for his Australian star.

Holloway said: “He’s immense. He’s absolutely immense and I’m sure that by the end of this season everybody else in our division will probably want him, because he’s such a wonderful, wonderful player. I’m delighted to have him.

“Dean Moxey was probably the best I’ve ever seen him play, I thought he was sensational. But not just him, all of them. There was hardly a bad performance but at this level we have to be that good to get any points.”

Ollie also reserved a word for the Eagles fans, who created a rocking atmosphere at Selhurst.

“I thought the fans thoroughly deserved it. The atmosphere at the end was special.”

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