Updates from Premier League opener at Selhurst Park

  • Updates from Premier League opener at Selhurst Park

Updates from Premier League opener at Selhurst Park

His Crystal Palace counterpart Frank de Boer's first competitive game in charge proved a major disappointment, with his new team appearing likely to again struggle.

Crystal Palace struggled to deal with Huddersfield's intensity throughout the encounter and David Wagner will be hoping his side can build on this excellent start to the season in the Terriers upcoming fixtures. Maybe the win was too high [sic] when you consider how many chances Crystal Palace had, but we take the three points and continue.

Former Cardiff City captain Mark Hudson has announced his retirement from professional football as a player and has moved into a coaching capacity at his current club Huddersfield Town.

Provisional squad: Lossl, Coleman, Schofield, Smith, Malone, Lowe, Jorgensen, Schindler, Hefele, Whitehead, Scannell, Billing, Mooy, Van la Parra, Lolley, Williams, Ince, Palmer, Kachunga, Depoitre, Quaner, Mounie.

Hudson also won promotion to the Premier League with Crystal Palace and Cardiff City and played almost 500 games in his 18-year career.

After taking over from Sam Allardyce as manager during the summer, Palace boss Frank De Boer has completed his preparation for his Premier League debut; the club's pre-season record ending with two wins, two draws and a single defeat.

Huddersfield are in the top flight for the first time since 1972 and open their campaign at Palace on Saturday.

"Over the last season he showed how his qualities suit English football and our style of play". Their only goal in their last five games was an own-goal scored by Sheffield Wednesday's Tom Lees in the Championship play-offs.

August 12 at 17:00 in London at the stadium "Selhurst Park" Crystal Palace will take Huddersfield in the opening match of Premier League 2017/18.

Huddersfield is a team that scraped through last season in order to gain promotion.

- The Terriers are just the fifth newly promoted side to win on the opening day of the Premier League since 2008-09 (also West Ham in 2012, Blackpool in 2010 and Hull in 2008 and 2016).