Tony Pulis said after the victory against Cardiff City that he had been impressing on his squad all week how important it was for his team to build on last week's victory against Chelsea.
“I think it was a good performance. We knew that Cardiff would be strong and get lots of balls in the air.
"The two centre halves and two central midfield players were brilliant today in defending their box and from there we really fancied ourselves on the break. Luckily it worked out that way.
"We’ve got six games to go to get the points that we need. We are still not safe, we still need points so Saturday’s game against Aston Villa is a massive game for us."
Pulis praised the effort from the stands as well with the visiting support once again playing their part in an excellent result on the road.
“Right from the terraces the crowd have picked it up and they’ve been wonderful, especially the home games which we need to win and we needed to pick points up.
“The players have responded to it and it is almost like we have started a little fire and it has just got bigger and bigger.
“But as I’ve said, I’m very, very conscious that we haven’t got to that stage yet where we can say we’ve stayed up. We still have a lot of work to do.
“As you look at the bottom of the table there is a lot of teams who still have that work to do.”
Joe Ledley increased Palace's lead when he made it 2-0 from close range as he returned to his former club.
“I thought Ledley was fantastic today, he has brought a little bit of class, he has got a fantastic attitude, his work-rate suits what I want as a manager and his ability is absolutely first class.
“It was great passing, the first pass he passed it through the eye of a needle for Punch to get hold of it.
“He was a great player for this football club and a great servant and he is a Cardiff boy, a south Walian, so it is nice.”