Palace scored after just three minutes when Jeffrey Schlupp fired home, before Eberechi Eze added a spectacular second before half-time.
“The manager said we had to take the second-half against Leicester into the first-half of this one. In the Premier League, you can’t start slowly – go a goal down or two and it’s a long way back, so we did well.”
Speaking in his post-match interview, he said: “We knew it was going to be a bit of a battle. They wanted to get their first win on the board and we didn’t want it to be against us so we had to start brightly and get that first goal.”