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‘Passion and desire’ – Oliver Glasner’s Crystal Palace extend Premier League unbeaten run after 3-1 win at Wolves

Oliver Glasner believed his Crystal Palace side showed how much of a tough opponent they can be after their 3-1 win at Wolves on Saturday.

The Eagles had chances to go ahead early on, but Eberechi Eze and Michael Olise both put efforts wide of Dan Bentley’s goal.

Olise eventually was presented with another chance at goal in the 26th minute when he cut in on his left foot and wrapped an effort into the far left hand corner.

Jean-Philippe Mateta doubled Palace’s lead two minutes later after he was in the right place to tap home Nathaniel Clyne’s effort which had rebounded off the post.

Wolves pulled one back through Matheus Cunha in the 66th minute, but Eze and Olise linked up again seven minutes later to wrap up the game.

Olise played through Eze and the Greenwich-born attacker rounded Bentley to slot home.

Naouirou Ahamda was issued with his second yellow card with five minutes of normal time remaining as Palace saw out the game with 10 men.

“A very tough game today,”

“It was very difficult because we had to make a substitution after 10 minutes with Will Hughes.

“The start was not excellent but we scored two goals after we had two big chances. 

“Then, after 10 minutes, it was a really good first half. They had one header, but everything else we controlled really well. 

“We expected Wolves to have a lot of power in the second half. It went to 2-1 but I was pleased with the reaction, playing forwards and scoring a great third goal. 

“Conceeing a red card was the difficluty in the game. We had to make some changes in the structure of the team.

“Chris Richards played in his third or fourth position – Jeffrey Schlupp played in a different position.

“But the players defended with a lot of passion and desire to see it out in the end.”

Palace are now six unbeaten under Glasner and have picked up 16 from their last 18 points available.

Only Manchester City and Arsenal have picked up more points and wins since Glasner replaced Roy Hodgson.

He added: “Of course, it’s maybe the biggest compliment for the players and team to perfome like this and to get the results.

“The players today before the game said our goal was to win. I said: ‘No, the win is the result. Our goal must be to show our performance and personality from the first second until the end.’

“I don’t think we showed it in the first five or six minutes, but we showed how difficult it can be to play against us.

“We showed how many chances we can create and, in the end, we showed what a fanstatic team we are that we worked together to get this victory.”

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