Five things we learned from Crystal Palace vs Fulham

1) Palace's opening exchanges were encouraging

The first 10 minutes at Selhurst Park proved that stats don’t always tell the whole story. Fulham had 81% possession but did very little with it, Martin Jol’s men too content to play sideways passes that did little to threaten the Palace back four. Darren Bent was a passenger in those opening exchanges, only taking the kick-off and losing one aerial duel.

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Andrew Murray is a freelance journalist, who regularly contributes to both the FourFourTwo magazine and website. Formerly a senior staff writer at FFT and a fluent Spanish speaker, he has interviewed major names such as Virgil van Dijk, Mohamed Salah, Sergio Aguero and Xavi. He was also named PPA New Consumer Journalist of the Year 2015.