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Goalscorer admits Crystal Palace players looked at Everton record and thanks the fans

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CRYSTAL Palace striker Fraizer Campbell was buzzing to score his first competitive goal for the Eagles in their 3-2 win at Everton on Sunday. The summer signing was utilised on his own in attack at Goodison Park and was rewarded with a header after beating Toffees' goalkeeper Tim Howard to the ball. Campbell admitted he and the players had looked at Palace's history at Everton too, while he thanked the fans for being patient with him. "I am delighted to score but also to come to a difficult place and get three points," he told the Advertiser. "We looked at Palace's previous results at Everton and we've got a great track record. "The lads showed why – we got stuck in and stuck to our guns and everyone worked hard to get the result. "Everton, with their last couple of results, they have done really well. It was important we calmed them down and managed to score. "The lads' character came back into the game and won it. We chased down a lost cause today and James (McArthur) managed to get in front of the keeper." On the goal, which put Palace 2-1 up in the second half, Campbell paid tribute to right-back Martin Kelly, who sent in a fantastic delivery from the right. And after watching his header go into the back of the net, the striker raced towards the ecstatic Eagles supporters. Campbell added: "It was a great ball in from Kells. He had a great afternoon and worked well down the right. "He just crossed it in and I've just jumped and headed it in. It was perfect to score and celebrate in front of the fans too. "The fans were loud before the game and were right towards the final whistle. They have been brilliant to me and they really helped the lads." Campbell was also happy for Yannick Bolasie, who grabbed his first Premier League to extend Palace's lead. "He's not been able to stop smiling," said the striker. "I'm sure we're going to see something on Instagram or something like that!"

Goalscorer admits Crystal Palace players looked at Everton record and thanks the fans


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