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Adam Sells’ takeaways from Crystal Palace’s 3-1 win at Wolves – Eagles must extend defender’s contract as Eze and Olise shine at Molineux

Crystal Palace extended their Premier League unbeaten run under Oliver Glasner with a 3-1 win at Wolves on Saturday.

Goals from Michael Olise, Jean-Philippe Mateta and Eberechi Eze gave the Eagles all three points.

Here are Adam Sells’ takeaways from Molineux:


What an incredible month it has been for everybody connected with Palace!

They have gone from a team struggling to find another victory after overcoming ten-man Burnley in Oliver Glasner’s first game in charge and sitting five points above the relegation zone, to one which doesn’t look like it knows how to lose.

Following draws with Luton, Nottingham Forest and defeat at Bournemouth, the ‘Eagles’ looked certain for their lowest points haul in the eleven seasons since returning to the biggest league in the world.

Fast forward a month after five wins and a draw, Glasner’s men sit a whopping twenty points above the drop and going into Sunday’s final fixture at home to Aston Villa with the opportunity to reach the club’s highest points total in their eleven Premier League seasons.

Only Manchester City, with six straight wins, boast better current form.

Fit, organised and with a real threat, Palace were rarely in any trouble at Molineux.


Make no mistake, for all of the plaudits above about a well-drilled outfit, Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze are the difference in winning matches.

The two returning to the squad has coincided with a great run of results. The only points dropped during the unbeaten run was in the draw at Fulham a fortnight ago – a game that Eze sat out with a minor injury.

Both these super talents passed up highly presentable opportunities in the first quarter at Wolves, before Olise did what he does… A moment of exemplary control, before cutting inside and curling home from twenty yards.

The former Reading player then set up Nathaniel Clyne, who ended up inside the home side’s box to hit a post with in-form Jean-Philippe Mateta tapping home a second soon afterwards.

Eze and Olise combined again for the third – the latter received a perfectly weighted pass from the former to round Dan Bentley and slot home.

When these two are in the mood, who knows where they can take Palace?


Daniel Munoz has proved to be an inspired piece of transfer business in recent weeks.

Crystal Palace’s Daniel Munoz during the Premier League match at Molineux, Wolverhampton. Picture date: Saturday May 11, 2024.

Having taken a few games to adapt to the Premier League, the Colombian has excelled in the right wing-back role.

His relentless, tenacious nature had been a real stand-out feature during this current unbeaten run.

The energy level demonstrated as he hunts down opponents to regain possession has made him real fans favourite very quickly.

The only surprise thus far is that one of his forays into the penalty box has not brought him his first goal in the red and blue of Palace.

He was close at Molineux early in the second half and if the lung-busting runs continue, it surely cannot be long before Munoz registers on the scoresheet.


Surely the biggest success of the recent run since victory at Liverpool a month ago is the form of Nathaniel Clyne as part of the central defensive trio.

Palace are in talks to extend Clyne’s second spell at the club and given his level of performance in an unfamiliar role, that must surely be a ‘must do’ for sporting director Dougie Freedman.

Clyne has excelled in every aspect; his pace and mobility have been a real feature of his performances, as has his ability to step out with the ball. But his licence to roam that has seen him continually pop in the attacking areas has caught the eye the most.

The change in role has really suited the South London boy and he looks like he could have many seasons left in his new position.

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