Premier League: Tony Pulis proud of Crystal Palace after victory over Chelsea
Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis expressed his delight after a 1-0 victory over Chelsea ended a five-game winless run.
Last Updated: 31/03/14 2:38pm
Palace created the better chances at Selhurst Park and clinched all three points thanks to John Terry's own goal in the second half, bringing to an end a run of five matches without a win.
Pulis believes his men were due a good result and was proud that they had executed their game plan perfectly, having picked his team at the start of the week.
"It was important that we won a game. We have been involved in some games where we've played really well and not got results, and the Premier League is the toughest in the world," Pulis told Sky Sports.
"Chelsea are a fantastic club and the manager has popped in afterwards and said well done to the lads, which shows the class he's got, so it's a great result for us.
"We picked the team on Monday and worked through it for four days. We knew they have all the tools - whichever way you want to face them they can batter you out and win games.
"We had a few chances in the second half and it would have been nice if one of them had gone in.
"It would have saved a lot of anxiety, but I am pleased we got through the game and got three points."
The win lifted Palace five points clear of the bottom three ahead of next week's trip to Cardiff City, and Pulis does not want to take anything for granted.
"There are seven games left to get the points we need and we know it's going to be tough," he explained.
"We play Cardiff and I've got the greatest respect for that football club, it's very close to me and we know how tough it's going to be."