Frank de Boer Blames 'Wrong Choices' for Opening Day Shocker Against Huddersfield

Dream debut Steve Mounie netted twice for Huddersfield

It was Huddersfield's first top-flight game since 1972 and it finished with their first top-flight win since 1971 as David Wagner's men made a dream start to life back among the elite.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah is the first teenager to start a Premier League game for Crystal Palace since Tom Soares and Ben Watson in 2005.

Palace were comprehensively beaten by the promoted Terriers on a day new manager Frank de Boer will want to forget.

Widely dismissed as contenders for relegation before they had even kicked a ball, Huddersfield produced a typically-energetic display to outclass their experienced hosts, earn three vital points and climb to first place.

Crystal Palace are missing Yohan Cabaye, James McArthur and Bakary Sako for their opening game of the season against Huddersfield.

Crystal Palace head to Liverpool for their second Premier League game of the season next Saturday.

It was no surprise when Huddersfield did take the lead in the 23rd minute with a set-piece routine that had the Eagles' defence and sixes and sevens.

There was no sign of any nerves from Huddersfield right from the off at Selhurst Park, as they pressed the Eagles high and hurried them into mistakes. "We should focus on what we've seen today and what I've seen makes me very happy".

Fjortoft has indicated he does not feel that De Boer's style of play is right for Palace and suggested it could take the club down to the Championship.

"It is wonderful, a start like this and for me to score two goals on my Premier League debut". We created a great chance which we missed, but then we were very clinical.

"If you get a quick goal the crowd gets behind you".

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