Crystal Palace came out victors against Fulham, to pull further away from there relagation zone. 

Goals from Luke Milivojvic and Jeffery Schlupp, gave the Eagles a comfortable victory. 

Here are five things we learnt: 

Zaha was not missed

Wilfrid Zaha sat out this game due to suspension. But it did not prove a major blow. Ayew, Benteke, Townsend and Shlupp provided the attacking thrust in a comfortable win. 

In truth, it was probably the ideal game for Zaha to sit out, with Fulham never really providing much of a challenge

Michy Batshuyi will bring goals

Palace fans got a glimpse of new striker Michy Batshayi and he will most definitely add goals.

He seems to have quickly fit into the team, having a hand in the second goal and testing Sergio Rico twice. 

Zaham Townsend and Batshuyi will hope to form a dangerous partnership as Palace look to push up the table. 

McCarthur and Milivojvic partnership is key

Milivojevic seems to enjoy playing with James McCarthur, with the pair working well together.

The Serbian got on the goal sheet again, with another penalty, while McCarthur helped control the tempo. 

Milivojevic is quietly proving to be a key player in Hodgson's team.

He has scored more goals (19) than any other Palace player since signing.

Townsend out of Zaha shadow

Townsend was given more freedom on Saturday in the absence of Zaha and he really thrived.

He was always a threat, popping up on both wings. The Englishman played a brilliant cross in the first half for Beneteke, who hit the bar with an overhead kick. 

He had a major hand in the second goal, driving forward and playing the ball into Batshayi.

Townsend was a danger throughout and seems to have already built an understanding with the Belgian striker. 

Benteke back to form? 

Despite getting subbed off after an hour, Benteke had a good game.

He was always a threat and held the ball up well, especially in the first half. 

He was unlucky not to get on the score sheet, hitting the bar from a  spectacular overhead kick. I

t would have been a great goal, reminiscent of his overhead kick against Manchester United when he was playing for Liverpool. 

Much tougher tests lie ahead for Palace, with West Ham up next.