Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson was full of praise for Eberechi Eze after the midfielder impressive showing in the club’s 4-1 win against Leeds United on Saturday.
Hodgson scored a sublime free-kick and also provided an assist in the win at the Selhurst Park.
The gaffer said Eze had a great goal apart from his stunning free-kick that left goalkeeper Illan Meslier with no chance.
“I think apart from the free-kick, I thought his whole performance was very good,” the 73-year-old told the club website.
“I don’t think you could fault him in any way; I don’t think you could fault his defensive work – certainly couldn’t fault anything he did on the ball, and of course the goal for me was the icing on the cake.”
“I thought it was a highly competitive game. I thought we played well and I thought we were good value for our victory.
“That’s a good victory because we are playing a team that started the season so well and have got a style of play that is a bit different to the style of play that we are normally used to seeing in the Premier League.
“Not only did we deal well with it defensively, I thought in terms of our attacking play we were a constant threat.”