Palace boss Tony Pulis was delighted with his players after they picked up their second win in five days – but refused to get carried away with the upturn in results.
Goals from Cameron Jerome and Marouane Chamakh were enough to give the Eagles a comfortable 2-0 win over fellow strugglers Cardiff City at Selhurst Park, as Palace registered back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since October 2004.
And Pulis was delighted to take all three points in what was a key contest at the foot of the table.
The Palace gaffer said: “These are important games. It’s going to be a massive task for us and everybody understands that.
“It’s always very difficult for teams that get promoted to stay here because it’s such a relentless league. But we needed to get points this week. It was very, very important because we have some tough away games coming up.
“We needed to be with the pack and that’s what we are. We are around the pack and hopefully when the window opens we will be able to get one or two players in who will give us a lift again and help us get a run going to give ourselves a chance.”
Pulis reserved special praise for his deadly duo of Jerome and Chamakh, who tormented the Cardiff backline throughout the 90 minutes.
“Those two have been brilliant,” the manager said. “They’ve really given everyone in the team a lead in respect to the way they’ve worked.
“I thought Chamakh was wonderful today. I thought his link up play just off Cameron was very good and Cameron was a threat. If Cameron does what he’s good at, then he is a threat to anybody and like I say, Chamakh has got real quality.
“Arsenal never buy a player unless he’s got quality. He has got that quality, it’s just getting it out of him.
“You could go through the whole team though. Gabbidon and Delaney at the back today were fantastic. It was our third game in a week – and a big game – and everyone played well.
“Jedinak and KG were fantastic as well. The two of them in there were very good, but it’s two wins, we’re not going to get carried away with it.”
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