Roy Hodgson has hailed three “vitally important” points as Crystal Palace overcame Huddersfield Town 2-0 in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.
Goals from James Tomkins and Luka Milivojevic secured an impressive away victory for the Eagles and Hodgson was pleased to move out of the relegation zone.
“It is vitally important,” Hodgson told BBC Sport. “All the points teams get down near the bottom are vitally important. We have had a difficult run of games and not got any points but to get something here at least puts us back in some sort of equilibrium.
“I don’t think I have ever had a feeling we are on a slide. We are getting players back to fitness and our squad is looking like what it was when we were getting results.”
On Wilfried Zaha: “He is so good at carrying the ball and we noticed that in the second half for us. He is an outlet for us. He got past people and drew fouls and that put us in their part of the field and give our defenders a rest.”