Huddersfield captain Tommy Smith insists they can handle Premier League life

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Crystal Palace new boy Jairo Riedewald could make his debut after joining from Ajax for £8million while midfielders Yohan Cabaye and James McArthur are expected to shake off injuries ahead of Frank de Boer's first match in charge.

For starters, they never really looked comfortable at the back, with the players still getting to grips with the new formation and their own responsibilities, particularly when it comes to set pieces.

They then beat both Sheffield Wednesday and Reading on penalties in the playoffs to win promotion to the top flight for the first time.

Mensah, who completed his loan move from Manchester United three days ago, was handed a rare start by manager Frank De Boer and lasted 78 minutes as Palace saw their Premier League campaign get off to a poor start.

A few opinions, therefore, could have been changed by a superb opening day win for the Terriers that left their 3,000 fans chanting, "We are top of the league" in the closing stages.

Following a corner to the front post, Schindler flicked the ball on to Zanka at the back post, Zanka diverted the ball back across goal where Joel Ward could do nothing as the ball ricocheted into the net.

And Mooy was the creator again as Huddersfield doubled their lead in much more aesthetically pleasing fashion.

Crystal Palace struggled to deal with Huddersfield's intensity throughout the encounter and David Wagner will be hoping his side can build on this excellent start to the season in the Terriers upcoming fixtures.

Dann blazed over in Palace's last chance to halve the deficit, with Mounie giving Huddersfield further reason for jubilation as he beat Hennessey's glove from Collin Quaner's pull back.

The 35-year-old former Fulham, Crystal Palace, Charlton Athletic and Cardiff City defender, who has played over 100 games for the Terriers since joining in 2014, has made a decision to call time on his career. Since 2008-09, only four newly-promoted sides have won on the opening day in the Premier League.

For every way in which it may have been wonderful for Wagner, it would have been a concern for De Boer.

"We know exactly where we come from, we know how big the financial gap is but we know we have the right to play in the Premier League".

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