Points don't matter to me, says Crystal Palace boss

Neil Warnock is happy to see Crystal Palace picking up points, but has claimed that good performances are more important.

Warnock picked up his second win since his return to Selhurst Park last weekend, clinching a 2-0 victory Leicester City.

A slow first half performance saw the Eagles struggle, but, having kept a clean sheet and netted twice in the second half, Palace look to have finally started their season in earnest.

Despite having won six points since arriving in London, Warnock is more pleased with the performances being put in, claiming that the points are just an added bonus for the Eagles.

Speaking to the Streatham Guardian Warnock said: “To get three points in the Premier League is unbelievable but when you get three points and you deserve them, you play good football and score goals – it’s even more so.”

Warnock secured his first win with a 3-2 victory at Everton, and, despite having gone one goal down inside the first 10 minutes, strikes from Mile Jedinak and Fraizer Campbell - who both also netted in the Leicester win - and later Yannick Bolasie took them two goals clear. A Leighton Baines penalty cut the deficit, but Palace put in a strong performance to claim the victory.

Palace have yet to lose in the Premier League since the return of Warnock, with two draws and two wins in the Premier League. The appointment of the former coach - who spent time with the club between 2007 and 2010 - seems to have galvanised the team, and the manager believes that the main reason for the upturn in form has been a new level of enjoyment experienced by the players at Selhurst Park.

“I am determined to enjoy it and I tell the players to enjoy it and you can see that they are, which is great for a manager,” he added.

“They are very privileged to play for a club like Palace in the Premier League, and we’ve all got to grasp it and enjoy every moment.”

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