Assistant manager Keith Millen was delighted with the second half performance against Charlton Athletic in the Capital One Cup, as he discussed how the Eagles' overall quality eventually came to the fore and won out in the south London derby.
"We're really pleased," he said after the 4-1 home win over the Addicks. "They made it hard work for us in the first half. I thought we moved the ball well, though we didn't really open them up too often. But we never let them in the game, which was pleasing."
Despite going in level for half-time at 0-0, Palace started the second period strongly and with more sharpness than they had the first, tearing Charlton to shred down the flanks and netting four goals to book a fourth round trip to Manchester City next month.
"In the second half we moved it a little bit quicker, found a bit more space down the sides," he said. "It was good to score some goals, because we hadn't scored for two games!"
Millen also discussed the impacts of both Fraizer Campbell and Dwight Gayle, with both strikers scoring against the Addicks, as well as the strong performances from the likes of Adrian Mariappa at the back.