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Freedman lauds Palace efforts against Bolton, Wolves and Burnley

09:41 09 October 2012

Curtis Fleming joins up with Dougie Freedman (above) at Bolton. Photo credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS

Curtis Fleming joins up with Dougie Freedman (above) at Bolton. Photo credit: Stephen Pond/EMPICS

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Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman was delighted with his side after they took maximum points from three difficult games last week.

The Eagles won 1-0 at Bolton and 2-1 at Wolves before coming from 2-0 down to beat Burnley 4-3 at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

The three wins followed a 3-2 victory over Championship leaders Cardiff City, giving them four consecutive league wins for the first time since December 2007.

Palace’s winning run has lifted them to fourth in the table, a dramatic turnaround from the nightmarish form that saw them lose their first four games of the season.

After the victory against Burnley, Freedman said: “[I’m] very, very happy because it’s been a tremendous week’s work.

“A great physical effort was put into these three games that we’ve won.”

Despite travelling to both Bolton and Wolves in the space of four days, the Eagles found the energy to stage another breathtaking fight back in south London against Eddie Howe’s Burnley.

“Today was going to be difficult for us, they’re not going to come here and lie down,” said Freedman.

Burnley raced into a two-goal lead in the first half thanks to goals from Chris McCann and Martin Paterson, before Palace fought back with a brace from the in-form Wilfried Zaha and one each from Damien Delaney and Glenn Murray.

“I felt they scored two goals against the run of the play,” Freedman continued.

“I feel the response from the lads, the spirit we’ve got in the dressing room right now and that quality we’ve got up top won us the game.

“In the second half when we upped the tempo there was only going to be one winner.”

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