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Holloway: It's Starting To Come

19 February 2013

Ian Holloway gave his thoughts to the Palace website after watching his side overcome Bristol City in a 2-1 win at Selhurst Park.


"It wasn't as good as Saturday was I. I though the referee made a mistake just as we were getting in our stride, I thought we scored a brilliant goal and absolutely stunning goal. It was a fantastic run from Jazz Richards and a great pass, obviously you've got to go with the decision but you saw the confidence after we got the goal. It flowed through us then and we looked a different team. These games are tough after the result on Saturday against a team that's down the bottom. I'm delighted we got the six points but there's a long way to go yet."


The game was marked by the sublime, a wonderful free-kick from Stephen Dobbie, and the ridiculous, a 94th minute own goal from Jonathan Parr, and the manager gave his view on a positive second half for the Eagles.


"I think we're improving all the time. There was a little bit of tiredness Jonny had a sore muscle, Wilf had a couple of knocks but luckily I can bring Dobbie on and he scored a brilliant free-kick. It was quite bizarre the end of the game and it was a good job we got the second one becaus we would have all been devastated. He tried to head it back and...a fantastic finish, right in the corner. I'm glad we got the second so we can laugh about it."


With three wins secured in the last four games, Palace are on the march towards the automatic promotion places and the Palace boss spoke of his determination to keep on improving.


"It was a tough fixture but we've come through. That's another win, let's notch it up and get on with the next one. We've got to run away from the ball a bit more as a group. We scored two goals that way in the first half, although one was cancelled out, and when we do run in behind we're very, very dangerous. We've got some lovely approach play now but we've got to run away from the ball a little bit better, slip people in a little bit better and we'll be even more exciting. I think it's starting to come. Some of the combination play I'm very, very pleased with."

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