Crystal Palace v Huddersfield Town, 12 August 2017

Score3-0 to Huddersfield Town
RefereeJonathan Moss
CompetitionPremier League
VenueSelhurst Park
Attendance25,448
Kick-off: 3.00pm This was Huddersfield Town's first win at Selhurst Park since 31 August 1985 when they won 3-2 in League Division Two with goals from David Cork, Dale Tempest and Simon Webster.

Goals:

Goals:

Joel Ward own goal 23 OG
Steve Mounié 26 G
Steve Mounié 78 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey
Defender Jaïro Riedewald
Defender Joel Ward
Defender/Centre back Scott Dann
Defender/Midfielder Tim Fosu-Mensah
Midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Midfielder Luka Milivojević
Midfielder Jason Puncheon
Midfielder/Forward Wilfried Zaha

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jonas Lössl
Defender Tommy Smith
Defender/Midfielder Chris Löwe
Midfielder Philip Billing
Midfielder Tom Ince
Midfielder Kasey Palmer
Midfielder/Forward Aaron Mooy
Forward Elias Kachunga
Forward Steve Mounié

Substitutions:

Andros Townsend for Luka Milivojević 46
James Tomkins for Tim Fosu-Mensah 78

Substitutions:

Danny Williams for Tommy Smith 57
Collin Quaner for Kasey Palmer 72
Rajiv Van la Parra for Steve Mounié 86

Cards:

Jason Puncheon 88 Y

Cards:

Tommy Smith 28 Y
Kasey Palmer 60 Y
Steve Mounié 73 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Julián Speroni
Defender James Tomkins
Defender/Midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp
Midfielder Andros Townsend
Midfielder/Forward LEE Chung-yong
Forward Freddie Ladapo

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Joel Coleman
Defender Michael Hefele
Defender/Midfielder Scott Malone
Midfielder Danny Williams
Midfielder/Forward Rajiv Van la Parra
Forward Collin Quaner

Comments:

With Frank de Boer taking charge of Crystal Palace for the first time, only one of the eight Dutchmen to manage in the Premier League (Guus Hiddink at Chelsea) had now won their first game in the competition. The Eagles had now won only one of their last six opening day games in the Premier League, losing four of the last five. Timothy Fosu-Mensah became the first teenager to start a Premier League game for Palace since Tom Soares and Ben Watson in May 2005. Crystal Palace manager Frank de Boer said: "We started well but after ten minutes the game changed. We were close to making it 2-1 and if we did, I had a feeling we would get a point. You cannot go suddenly from one to ten, you have to do it step-by-step. We showed some good football but a game does not last 75 minutes, you have to concentrate for 95 minutes."

Comments:

This was Huddersfield Town's first game in the Premier League. Their last game in the top division was a goalless draw against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on 29 April 1972. The Terriers finished their first day in the Premier League at the top of the table. The last time time they were leaders of the top division was on 18 August 1970 after winning their first two games following promotion from League Division Two. Town became the first team to win on their Premier League debut since Blackpool’s 4-0 win at Wigan Athletic in 2010. They became the first team to 'score' their first Premier League goal via an own goal. It was their first goal in the top division since an own goal by Allan Hunter in a 3-1 defeat to Ipswich Town on 8 April 1972. Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner: "We came into the game quite well. We were clinical and had the right fight, attitude and togetherness. The result does not show how the game was because Palace had their chances too. Steve Mounie missed a big chance, we spoke about this rather than the two goals. He played well, coming into the Premier League with two goals, there is no better day for him."