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Murray Delighted With Huge Win

21 March 2015

Glenn Murray believes that the victory against Stoke City was huge for the Eagles ahead of a gap of 10 days without another game.

The striker netted his fourth goal in five games via the penalty spot at the Britannia Stadium, cancelling out Mame Biram Diouf's opener, before he then assisted Wilfried Zaha for the winner just before half-time, and he was delighted that he helped his side to another vital victory on the road - Palace's fifth from their last six.

Post-match, he said: "It's massive for us, especially getting six points before the start of the international break, it's a real boost for us. 

"It was nice to get on the scoresheet today; from my angle it looked like it was a penalty, I appealed for it and I was right next to the referee and from what I could see it looked like the keeper missed the ball.

"I think the way we play suits us away from home and we have plenty of confidence when we travel on the road,

"Time will tell if 36 points is enough for safety but we'll keep fighting for every point."

Julian Speroni was also key to the success in Staffordshire, making a number of great saves including a brilliant one to deny Stephen Ireland a one-on-one chance in the second half, even if he admits that he was rather fortunate, saying: "It hit me in the face, I just wanted to get something in the way and it ended up striking me in the face!

"We were confident that we could get the result here and to score the two goals just before half-time was key for us."

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