Alan Pardew felt the 4-1 scoreline didn’t do justice to the quality of his team’s performance after another fine away win, this time at Sunderland.
“It is a marvellous win, emphatic really and the scoreline doesn’t do it justice if I’m honest. We had so many chances second half, Yannick Bolasie was frightening all day and he deserved his hat-trick.
“I’m so pleased for him because he hasn’t scored that many goals, it’s an area we need to improve with him but he was terrific today.
“Everything went well in this one and our fans were singing ‘it’s just like watching Brazil’ – it was at times, we were really, really great second half.”
A game that had seen a first half with not too many chances to either side suddenly burst into life as that first hat-trick in the Premier League by a Palace player made its way into the record books.
“We just didn’t exploit what we should have been doing in the first half, we had some situations we should have done better in.
"That’s seven away wins out of eight, it’s amazing really. We’ve just got a real confidence about us.
"The whole team was terrific in this one, we’ve come away, we’ve got four goals, return with the three points and move onto the next game.”