Crystal Palace thrashed bottom side Ipswich to move top of the Championship in Ian Holloway's first game in charge.

Yannick Bolasie chipped in the opener before Wilfried Zaha was tripped and Glenn Murray scored from the spot.

Murray converted his second penalty five minutes later but hit a third straight at Stephen Henderson after a foul on ex-Town midfielder Owen Garvan.

But Murray was not to be denied a hat-trick, converting Joel Ward's centre, before Andre Moritz completed the rout.

It was dream start for Holloway following his decision to leave Blackpool and succeed Dougie Freedman at Selhurst Park.

The Eagles stretched their unbeaten run to 12 matches and condemned new Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy to a first defeat.

Palace almost took the lead inside a minute when Bolasie found Murray in the area, but the striker fizzed his shot wide.

The home side eventually took the lead on 24 minutes when Bolasie chased Garvan's ball over the top and nipped in to register his first for the club as Ipswich waited in vain for an offside decision against Murray.

Murray saw an effort ruled out for offside, while Palace keeper Julian Speroni tipped the ball to safety after Parr attempted to divert a cross over his own goal.

Zaha was denied by the legs of Henderson but after half-time he was brought down by Luke Chambers, allowing Murray to score his first.

Murray struck again five minutes later after a challenge by Aaron Cresswell, but he could not beat Henderson again from the spot after Chambers fouled Garvan.

The hat-trick arrived - Murray taking his total for the season to 13 - when he finished off Joel Ward's cross.

Substitute Moritz rounded off the win in stoppage time from Jonathan Parr's centre.

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway:

"It was a fantastic performance from start to finish and the great thing about this lot is they grind on.

"We want to continue that and if I can keep them enjoying what they've been doing who knows what we can do? The energy around the ground is pretty sensational and I just can't wait to get in with them again.

"Some of things I've seen so far have been sensational. They're professional in their approach to everything and it's almost a 'pinch me, I'm dreaming' situation. But now it's up to me to produce."

Ipswich Town manager Mick McCarthy:

"I can't remember a game when a side has conceded three penalties.

"It was a sobering experience but we knew that one victory wouldn't turn the whole season around. We didn't come here with only 10 points and suddenly become a really top team.

"It's been a long five days and I've learned a lot about my team. I know we've got a fair bit of work to do."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Crystal Palace

  • 01 Speroni
  • 02 Ward
  • 27 Delaney
  • 28 Ramage
  • 04 Parr
  • 07 Bolasie
  • 08 Dikgacoi Booked
  • 10 Garvan (Moritz - 69' )
  • 15 Jedinak
  • 16 Zaha Booked (Moxey - 87' )
  • 17 Murray (Easter - 69' )

Substitutes

  • 34 Price
  • 21 Moxey
  • 14 Blake
  • 22 O'Keefe
  • 30 Moritz
  • 19 Easter
  • 24 Appiah

Ipswich Town

  • 13 Henderson
  • 03 Cresswell
  • 04 Chambers
  • 06 Higginbotham
  • 07 Edwards
  • 11 Martin
  • 16 Wellens (N'daw - 82' )
  • 17 Drury (E'-Thomas - 70' )
  • 23 Reo-Coker Booked
  • 05 Campbell
  • 27 Murphy (Smith - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 01 Loach
  • 20 Smith
  • 21 Bilel
  • 08 N'daw
  • 09 E'-Thomas
  • 10 Chopra
  • 14 Scotland
Ref: Sheldrake
Att: 15,517

Match Stats

Shots

11 6

On target

6 4

Corners

5 8

Fouls

8 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +4:58 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:44

Assist on the goal came from Jonathan Parr.

90:00 +3:44 Goal scored

Goal! - Andre Moritz - C Palace 5 - 0 Ipswich A goal is scored by Andre Moritz from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 5-0 Ipswich.

90:00 +3:13

Lee Martin takes the inswinging corner, Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +1:15

Unfair challenge on Carlos Edwards by Peter Ramage results in a free kick. Lee Martin takes the free kick.

90:00 +0:23

Jermaine Easter concedes a free kick for a foul on Tommy Smith. Tommy Smith takes the free kick.

89:47

Jermaine Easter takes a shot. Stephen Henderson makes a save.

88:27

Unfair challenge on Carlos Edwards by Jermaine Easter results in a free kick. Luke Chambers restarts play with the free kick.

86:41 Substitution

Substitution Wilfried Zaha leaves the field to be replaced by Dean Moxey.

82:01

Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Blocked by Danny Higginbotham.

81:00

Direct free kick taken by Danny Higginbotham.

81:00 Substitution

Substitution Guirane N'Daw comes on in place of Richie Wellens.

81:00 Booking

Booking Wilfried Zaha is booked.

80:53

Richie Wellens is adjudged to have handled the ball.

79:53

Shot from just outside the area by Andre Moritz misses to the left of the target.

77:45

Lee Martin takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Joel Ward. Corner taken by Lee Martin.

76:55

Foul by Mile Jedinak on Jay Emmanuel-Thomas, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Cresswell.

75:36

Shot from just outside the box by Andre Moritz misses to the right of the target.

74:09

Shot by Aaron Cresswell from a long way out goes over the target.

73:18

Damien Delaney challenges DJ Campbell unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Cresswell takes the free kick.

71:20

Andre Moritz takes a outswinging corner.

69:06 Substitution

Substitution Tommy Smith comes on in place of Daryl Murphy.

69:06 Substitution

Substitution Jay Emmanuel-Thomas is brought on as a substitute for Andy Drury.

69:06

Yannick Bolasie crosses the ball, Header on goal by Jermaine Easter from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

68:16

Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

68:16 Substitution

Substitution Glenn Murray leaves the field to be replaced by Jermaine Easter.

68:16 Substitution

Substitution Andre Moritz joins the action as a substitute, replacing Owen Garvan.

68:16

The referee blows for offside against DJ Campbell.

66:22

Centre by Carlos Edwards, clearance by Damien Delaney.

62:45

Assist on the goal came from Joel Ward.

62:45 Goal scored

Goal! - Glenn Murray - C Palace 4 - 0 Ipswich Glenn Murray gets on the score sheet with a goal from close in low into the middle of the goal. Crystal Palace 4-0 Ipswich.

61:21

Corner from the right by-line taken by Owen Garvan, Header from deep inside the area by Glenn Murray goes over the bar.

61:21 Penalty

Penalty taken by Glenn Murray saved by Stephen Henderson. Crystal Palace 3-0 Ipswich.

60:09

Penalty awarded for a foul by Luke Chambers on Owen Garvan.

58:18

Corner taken right-footed by Richie Wellens, Danny Higginbotham takes a shot. Julian Speroni makes a save. Inswinging corner taken by Lee Martin from the left by-line, Damien Delaney makes a clearance.

56:19

DJ Campbell takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

54:23 Goal scored

Goal! - Glenn Murray - C Palace 3 - 0 Ipswich Glenn Murray scores a placed penalty. Crystal Palace 3-0 Ipswich.

52:57

Penalty awarded for a foul by Aaron Cresswell on Glenn Murray.

51:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha by Nigel Reo-Coker. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

50:28

Unfair challenge on Richie Wellens by Kagisho Dikgacoi results in a free kick. Andy Drury restarts play with the free kick.

49:30

The assist for the goal came from Wilfried Zaha.

49:30 Goal scored

Goal! - Glenn Murray - C Palace 2 - 0 Ipswich Penalty taken right-footed by Glenn Murray and scored. Crystal Palace 2-0 Ipswich.

48:29 Booking

Booking Nigel Reo-Coker booked.

48:03

Penalty awarded for a foul by Luke Chambers on Wilfried Zaha.

47:15

Nigel Reo-Coker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mile Jedinak. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

46:49

Shot by Lee Martin. Blocked by Mile Jedinak.

45:01

The second half has started.

45:00 +1:31 Half time

Half Time The referee blows for half time.

44:15

Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Stephen Henderson makes a save. Short corner taken by Wilfried Zaha from the left by-line.

42:15

Corner taken right-footed by Lee Martin from the right by-line, clearance made by Kagisho Dikgacoi. Nigel Reo-Coker takes the outswinging corner, Richie Wellens produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the goal.

37:11

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Aaron Cresswell.

33:59

DJ Campbell takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

32:50

The official flags Glenn Murray offside. Stephen Henderson restarts play with the free kick.

32:19

Wilfried Zaha fouled by Nigel Reo-Coker, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

31:05

Stephen Henderson takes the direct free kick.

31:05 Booking

Booking The referee cautions Kagisho Dikgacoi for unsporting behaviour.

30:54

Aaron Cresswell fouled by Kagisho Dikgacoi, the ref awards a free kick.

27:44

Jonathan Parr challenges Andy Drury unfairly and gives away a free kick. Carlos Edwards restarts play with the free kick.

25:26

Corner taken by Owen Garvan, clearance made by Lee Martin.

24:44

The assistant referee signals for offside against Daryl Murphy. Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

23:37 Goal scored

Goal! - Yannick Bolasie - C Palace 1 - 0 Ipswich Yannick Bolasie fires in a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Crystal Palace 1-0 Ipswich.

20:19

The ball is sent over by Damien Delaney, Carlos Edwards makes a clearance.

17:37

Glenn Murray produces a cross.

14:09

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Wilfried Zaha by Aaron Cresswell. Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

12:11

Aaron Cresswell delivers the ball.

8:48

Glenn Murray fouled by Lee Martin, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jonathan Parr.

6:58

Glenn Murray fouled by DJ Campbell, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Owen Garvan.

6:03

Short corner taken by Wilfried Zaha.

0:55

Owen Garvan produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

0:00

The referee gets the match started.

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