Crystal Palace boss delighted with win over Hull

An own goal by James Chester secured Crystal Palace their third consecutive win and Hull’s third defeat in four Championship games.

“The performance was excellent and we were resilient at the back,” said Freedman. “Hull threw a lot at us but I thought we coped with it and I can’t remember too many clear-cut chances.

“We’re not getting carried away with our start, but we’ve got hungry young players. We play with good intensity and always try to win the ball back, and you saw that with the goal.

“That’s the sort of hunger you always want to have at your club, and going forward we have very exciting young players.

“We had that sort of attitude on Tuesday night (when Palace came from behind to score twice late on in a 2-1 win against Coventry) and we had it again here.

“We did retreat to defend the goal, but it worked for us as we sucked them in a bit. Something we’ve got to work on is not sitting too deep, but I think it worked for us today.”