Crystal Palace suffered a nightmare start to the season this afternoon with a 3-0 loss to Premier League new boys, Huddersfield.

The Yorkshire side were playing their first top flight game since 1972 and were clinical throughout.

They took the lead in somewhat fortunate circumstances when the ball was bundled in off Joel Ward. Steve Mounie added the second with a powerful header before rounding off a terrible day for the Eagles with strike to Hennessey’s left.

It was Frank De Boer’s first outing as a Premier League manager and it’ll be one he’ll be eager to forget. The South London side put in an abject defensive display as they looked uncomfortable in the new look 3-4-3 formation.

There were also competitive debuts for Timothy Fosu-Mensah and Jairo Riedewald either side of Scott Dann in defence, and Ruben Loftus-Cheek in midfield.

The Palace faithful will be hoping for a lot better next week as they try to make it four wins out of four at Anfield.

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