Fulham 0-2 Crystal Palace: Zaha and Schlupp give the hosts control of the reality of the Premier League

Crystal Palace proved too strong for newly promoted Fulham as they beat the Cottagers twice to take three points in the derby

Who better to extinguish the dizzying excitement of a £ 100 million shopping spree than Roy Hodgson, 71 years young and celebrating a new contract at Crystal Palace?

Hodgson has seen it all before many times and while the exaggeration increases in modern football, he retains a great appreciation of the value of stability and the chemistry of a sedentary side.

Then, when Fulham returned to the Premier League with a dozen new recruits and fans who applauded their business in the transfer window, Palace made the short trip north with last year's team and won.

Crystal Palace proved too strong for newly promoted Fulham as they beat the Cottagers twice to take three points in the derby

Crystal Palace proved too strong for newly promoted Fulham as they beat the Cottagers twice to take three points in the derby

Jeffrey Schlupp broke the deadlock before halftime after shooting home from a sharp angle inside the 18-yard box

Jeffrey Schlupp broke the deadlock before halftime after shooting home from a sharp angle inside the 18-yard box

Jeffrey Schlupp broke the deadlock before halftime after shooting home from a sharp angle inside the 18-yard box

The defender's goal in his 100th appearance in the Premier League sparked riotous celebrations at the visiting end while Fulham was stunned

The defender's goal in his 100th appearance in the Premier League sparked riotous celebrations at the visiting end while Fulham was stunned

The defender's goal in his 100th appearance in the Premier League sparked riotous celebrations at the visiting end while Fulham was stunned

Pushing for a draw, the Cottagers took too many risks and were eventually punished by Ivorian attacker Wilfried Zaha.

Pushing for a draw, the Cottagers took too many risks and were eventually punished by Ivorian attacker Wilfried Zaha.

Pushing for a draw, the Cottagers took too many risks and were eventually punished by Ivorian attacker Wilfried Zaha.

Zaha beat the ball to Fabricio and went into an empty net to secure the three points.

Zaha beat the ball to Fabricio and went into an empty net to secure the three points.

Zaha beat the ball to Fabricio and went into an empty net to secure the three points.

Palace survived an early burst, took out the sting of their hosts and silenced the uproar when they were advanced through Jeffrey Schlupp just before the break.

Wayne Hennessey kept them in front with a series of splendid saves and Wilfried Zaha assured that there would be no delay in the pass when he danced around the goalkeeper for the second, 10 minutes from the end.

It was mid-October before they won a game in the Premier League last season.

This year, Hodgson gave them something to cheer up on the opening day and gave them a bold reality check for their old club.

Fulham under Slavisa Jokanovic is committed to his brand of fluid football, but they will find that the environment is relentless in the Premier League.

Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney led the investigation as the hosts were exasperated by such a positive defeat.

Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney led the investigation as the hosts were exasperated by such a positive defeat.

Fulham midfielder Tom Cairney led the investigation as the hosts were exasperated by such a positive defeat.

Fulham felt hard when he defeated Germany's World Cup winner Andre Schurrle and felt he deserved a penalty.

Fulham felt hard when he defeated Germany's World Cup winner Andre Schurrle and felt he deserved a penalty.

Fulham felt hard when he defeated Germany's World Cup winner Andre Schurrle and felt he deserved a penalty.

The signing of the summer, Jean Michael Seri, began in an impressive way, as it seemed to dictate the pace of the London derby in midfield.

The signing of the summer, Jean Michael Seri, began in an impressive way, as it seemed to dictate the pace of the London derby in midfield.

The signing of the summer, Jean Michael Seri, began in an impressive way, as it seemed to dictate the pace of the London derby in midfield.

Ryan Sessegnon, a prominent artist in the club's promotion last season, looked good while working tirelessly on the left

Ryan Sessegnon, a prominent artist in the club's promotion last season, looked good while working tirelessly on the left

Ryan Sessegnon, a prominent artist in the club's promotion last season, looked good while working tirelessly on the left

Jokanovic saw his team punished as they could not convert the chances.

Fulham opened brilliantly, roared in a vibrant crowd across the Thames, pleased to be back in the top flight after four years away.

Hennessey made the first save of the game just three minutes from Cyrus Christie and twice denied Aleksandar Mitrovic in the first half.

The powerful Serbian front center scored 12 goals in 20 during a loan season last year and proved crucial to the promotion offer.

He looked good when he picked up a low cross from Andre Schurrle, turned James Tomkins and forced Hennessey into action.

It turned out to be an afternoon of war at Craven Cottage with Wilfried Zaha under a hard-hand approach executed by Fulham

It turned out to be an afternoon of war at Craven Cottage with Wilfried Zaha under a hard-hand approach executed by Fulham

It turned out to be an afternoon of war at Craven Cottage with Wilfried Zaha under a hard-hand approach executed by Fulham

Aleksandar Mitrovic made his loan move permanent this summer and seemed to start the season with a goal of rank

Aleksandar Mitrovic made his loan move permanent this summer and seemed to start the season with a goal of rank

Aleksandar Mitrovic made his loan move permanent this summer and seemed to start the season with a goal of rank

Eagles defender Mamadou Sakho provides an aerial pose the day after he jumps higher than Andre Schurrle of Fulham

Eagles defender Mamadou Sakho provides an aerial pose the day after he jumps higher than Andre Schurrle of Fulham

Eagles defender Mamadou Sakho provides an aerial pose the day after he jumps higher than Andre Schurrle of Fulham

CORRESPONDING FACTS, TABLE OF LEAGUE AND PARTY AREA

Fulham (4-3-3): Fabri, Christie, Chambers, Le Marchand, Bryan (Vietto 71), McDonald, Cairney, Seri (Johansen 82), Sessegnon, Schurrle (Kamara 62), Mitrovic.

Subs not used: Kebano, Fosu-Mensah, Rico, Cisse.

Scorers: N / A

Reservations: McDonald

ManagerSlavisa Jokanovic 6

Crystal Palace (4-2-3-1): Hennessey, Wan-Bissaka, Sakho, Tomkins, Van Aanholt (Souare 90 + 2), Milivojevic, McArthur, Schlupp, Townsend (Kouyate 88), Benteke (Sorloth 83), Zaha.

Subs not used: Ward, Guaita, Kelly, Riedewald.

Scorers: Schlupp 41, Zaha 80

Reservations: Zaha, Schlupp

Manager: Roy Hodgson 7.5

Assistance: 24,821

Referee: Mike Dean 6

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Mitrovic had a great chance from the corner and freed Mamadou Sakho only to find the Palace keeper equal to his low thrust.

Palace was slower in his stride. Andros Townsend tested the new goalkeeper Fabri from a distance, but it was not until half an hour before they really began to threaten.

Christian Benteke climbed over Calum Chambers to reach a cross from Townsend on the right, only to see Fabri touch her against the bar.

However, after having survived the initial pressure, the visitors finished the first half with a flourish and scored four minutes before the interval.

Townsend and Patrick van Aanholt connected on the left and the Dutch side landed a pass on Schlupp's path when he threw himself into the penalty area.

Callum Chambers, who joined the Arsenal loan, made his debut but struggled against the pace of Palace's counterattack

Callum Chambers, who joined the Arsenal loan, made his debut but struggled against the pace of Palace's counterattack

Callum Chambers, who joined the Arsenal loan, made his debut but struggled against the pace of Palace's counterattack

Fulham was looking to start with a win after investing £ 100 million in the team for his return to the Premier League

Fulham was looking to start with a win after investing £ 100 million in the team for his return to the Premier League

Fulham was looking to start with a win after investing £ 100 million in the team for his return to the Premier League

Schlupp picked up the ball in the movement, Chambers could not get close enough to make a challenge and the Palace man threw a high shot into the net.

Van Aanholt had a goal correctly discarded for offside, and unleashed another fierce effort early in the second half, which was diverted through the air and into the goalkeeper's chest.

Schurrle thought he deserved a penalty when he came to the ball before a reckless slide from Sakho.

Referee Mike Dean rejected the local team's claims.

A fall from Benteke presented Wilfried Zaha with a good opportunity for Crystal Palace to fix the game and make the final stages less nervous.

Zaha connected sweetly in the volley but Fabri blocked with his feet.

At the other end, Hennessey returned to save Mitrovic before Zaha found the net, taking advantage of a pass from Aaron Wan-Bissaka, outstanding as right-back, dribbled around Fabri and threw the ball into an open net.

Hennessey saved her best save for injury time to avoid a header from Ryan Sessegnon.

The spirits were high in both fields as the two managers hug each other fondly in the moments of the touch-line before getting going

The spirits were high in both fields as the two managers hug each other fondly in the moments of the touch-line before getting going

The spirits were high in both fields as the two managers hug each other fondly in the moments of the touch-line before getting going

The owner of Fulham, Shahid Khan, began to tremble, but soon saw his bitter mood when the Cottagers were defeated by an intelligent side of the Palace.

The owner of Fulham, Shahid Khan, began to tremble, but soon saw his bitter mood when the Cottagers were defeated by an intelligent side of the Palace.

The owner of Fulham, Shahid Khan, began to tremble, but soon saw his bitter mood when the Cottagers were defeated by an intelligent side of the Palace.

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