Tony Pulis hailed Palace’s 1-0 victory over Hull City as “massive” – but is refusing to get carried away by the Eagles’ revival.
Jason Puncheon’s first half strike was enough to secure another home win, which was their fourth victory at Selhurst in their last six outings.
And Pulis realises the importance that results at Selhurst will play in Palace’s survival bid.
He said: “We are pleased. It’s a massive three points for us. These are big games – every home game we play now is massive, so to get the three points and keep a clean sheet again is smashing.
“But we’ve got to keep looking forward not looking back and that’s the only way we can be successful.
“We still need 17 points from 15 games, which is a massive task for us. We won’t get carried away.
“We are pleased but we can’t take out foot off the pedal or take our eye off the ball.”
The gaffer reserved special praise for match-winner Puncheon, whose brilliant strike was his third goal in his last four league games.
“Punch, since I’ve walked through the door, has been very, very good,” Pulis said.
“He’s a lad that can get sloppy at times, but if you keep on to him and keep working with him, then as he’s shown tonight, he’s a Premier League player. He can win you games and he’s done that for us over the last two games.
“I said to him that in life, it doesn’t run smooth – you have your ups and downs. The important thing is that when you do get a knock, you get up as quick as you can, irrespective of what’s happening around you.
“You have to show the right spirit and the right character and he’s done that.”
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