Crystal Palace Continues Unbeaten Streak With Michael Olise Leading Victory Over Wolves


Oliver Glasner praised Michael Olise as “brilliant” following Crystal Palace’s victory, marking their fifth win in six matches. He commended not only Olise but also his teammates, emphasizing the collective effort that contributed to their success.

During Monday’s match against Wolves, Olise, who shone with two goals in the previous game against Manchester United, showcased his talent once again. He initiated the scoring with a splendid curling shot in the 26th minute, setting the tone for Palace’s dominance. Additionally, his involvement in the buildup led to Jean-Philippe Mateta’s goal just two minutes later.

Although Wolves managed to pull a goal back in the second half through Matheus Cunha, Olise remained influential. His well-placed pass enabled Eberechi Eze to secure the victory for Palace. Despite being reduced to 10 men late in the game due to Naouirou Ahamada’s dismissal, Palace maintained their lead.

Glasner said of Olise: “Everybody knows he’s a good player. He’s fit now, I also think we found a very good position for him and he has a lot of individual qualities. He is a brilliant player, a great guy, but he also benefits from other players.

“Michael is brilliant, Ebs [Eze] is brilliant, Dean [Henderson] was brilliant, Joel [Ward] was brilliant. I could tell you all the players, because otherwise we wouldn’t have won here.”

This latest triumph adds to Palace’s impressive run under Glasner, who took over from Roy Hodgson in February. With this win, Palace surpassed Wolves in the league standings, moving up to 12th place. They have one remaining fixture against Aston Villa, providing an opportunity to further solidify their position.

Asked about ensuring player motivation for the Wolves match, the Austrian said: “I talk about our personality, our identity, and this is what we always want to show.

“We never know the results but when we meet the next time, we want to say, ‘yes, we did it, we gave everything we could, we played how we want to, supported each other’, and then we accept the result. That is how we want to play, every single game.

“We play for our fans, for Crystal Palace and for us, for our group, because we have such a great time now, and everybody is enjoying it. Also the last days, 22 degrees, we had a barbecue and we were enjoying it together.

“But at the beginning it’s always hard work, and the players are really very ambitious and very hard-working, and then you get the reward, and this is what we are enjoying.”

The Palace midfielder Will Hughes was forced off early because of a knee problem caused by a clash with Cunha. Glasner said: “The Wolves player slipped and then straight into his knee, we hope it’s nothing with the ACL [anterior cruciate ligament]. We will see but we hope it’s not that serious.”