Search

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

EMPICS Sport

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.”

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Sport Stories

15:51
Emmanuel Adebayor

Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has Emmanuel Adebayor available for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Burnley as Spurs look to carry the momentum of the midweek thrashing of Newcastle.

Yesterday, 23:46
Hendon striker Leon Smith (right)

Hendon manager Gary McCann is hopeful that the club’s ‘pay what you want’ game against Wingate & Finchley on December 27 will attract local football fans down to Earlsmead.

Nabil Bentaleb (right) celebrates his first goal for Tottenham in Wednesday's 4-0 victory over Newcastle in the Capital One Cup quarter-final. Pic: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Nabil Bentaleb achieved another landmark at Tottenham this week, scoring his first goal for the club a year after his debut - and the Algeria international believes Spurs can finish in the top four this season.

Jan Vertonghen

Jan Vertonghen is pleased to have some consistency at the heart of the Tottenham defence, and he feels he is developing a strong partnership with Federico Fazio.

Most read sport

Offers for university places are at a record high.

That includes DVDs and piracy while Sony has also been asked to remove the trailer from the internet.

The US agency says an investigation has gathered enough evidence to conclude North Korean involvement.

This kangaroo in New South Wales’ reaction to a drone was an homage to Kangaroo Jack.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hampstead & Highgate Express e-edition today E-edition