Alan Pardew says Crystal Palace played like Brazil and should have scored more goals despite beating Sunderland 4-1 at the Stadium of Light.
The Eagles scored three goals within five minutes at the start of the second half as the south London club cruised through before Yannick Bolasie added his third and Crystal Palace’s fourth.
However, Pardew was delighted with the 'marvellous win' against the Black Cats, as they secured their seventh away win in eight games.
“Everything went well today and our fans singing ‘it’s just like watching Brazil’ – it was at times,” said Pardew. “We were really, really great second half.
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“It is a marvellous win, emphatic really and the scoreline doesn’t do it justice if I’m honest. We had so many chances second half, Bolasie was frightening all day and he deserved his hat-trick.
“I’m so pleased for him because he hasn’t scored that many goals, it’s an area we need to improve with him but he was terrific today.
“We just didn’t exploit what we should have been doing in the first half,” he explained. “We had some situations we should have done better in.
"The whole team was terrific today," added Pardew. "We’ve come away, we’ve got four, we haven’t got a clean sheet and really and truly the scoreline should be different really but we were great.
"I think that’s seven away wins out of eight, it’s amazing really. We’ve just got a real confidence about us.
"We did all sides of the game really well today. We went long when we needed to, we played short, we played through the lines, we got crosses in and we were a threat at set plays."