Crystal Palace 0-3 Huddersfield Town

Huddersfield Town

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Huddersfield manager David Wagner laughed off his side's ascent to the top of the Premier League after their 3-0 victory at Crystal Palace.

"The pundits are there to voice their opinion, this is obviously their opinion, as it was last season".

Tom Ince, the only player in the Huddersfield starting XI with Premier League experience, saw a right-wing cross fall to him inside two minutes, but could only direct his half-volley straight at Wayne Hennessey. This team did not look impressive but did enough to get the spot in the Premier League.

"Tommy has all the right skills needed to be a good captain; he is reliable, open-minded, committed and likes to challenge not only himself but the group as well", Wagner said. This is why we bought him, to score goals.

Frank de Boer will be the seventh different manager in nine seasons in the dugout for Crystal Palace on opening day in the Premier League (Steve Coppell, Alan Smith, Iain Dowie, Ian Holloway, Keith Millen and Alan Pardew).

The league match will be the very first for new Eagles boss Frank de Boer, who will be hoping his side can begin their campaign strongly. He has done well to sign Chelsea youngster Ruben Loftus-Cheek on loan, while also bringing in 20-year-old defender Jairo Riedewald from Ajax.

The lead was doubled just three minutes later through Mounie's fine header and the hosts were lucky not to see De Boer's first game in charge take a further turn for the worse before half-time.

"I am looking forward to having the opportunity to play with the number of talented ball players that are already in this squad at the club".

"We were a lot of times very close to make the 2-1 and if we make the 2-1 I have a very good feeling that we at least get a point".

Huddersfield Town's last top-flight match was in April 1972 and also away at Crystal Palace, a 0-0 draw.

"From my first day in England, Mark has been one of the biggest positives".

For every way in which it may have been wonderful for Wagner, it would have been a concern for De Boer.

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