Swansea striker Michu produced a fine individual performance to inspire his side to a confident Premier League win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The Spaniard found the net after only 80 seconds when he got on the end of Jonjo Shelvey's through-ball.

Michu played a key part in Swansea's second goal after the break, finished off by Nathan Dyer from close range.

In a largely one-sided match, Palace threatened only sporadically and remain in the bottom three.

Laudrup hails 'great week' for Swans

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup warned his players before the game of the importance of not getting carried away following their shock 3-0 win at Valencia in the Europa League last week.

But a second league win of the campaign, achieved with a controlled display, betrayed no signs of complacency, Laudrup's side going ahead as early as the second minute with a crisp passing move.

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Ex-Palace winger Wayne Routledge received the ball from Michu, who had dropped deep into a pocket of space in midfield, and threaded a neat pass to midfielder Shelvey.

Michu peeled round the back of the Palace defence and was found by Shelvey - via a deflection off Routledge - and the Spaniard poked his shot through the legs of goalkeeper Julian Speroni and into the net.

Swansea were almost two up moments later when Shelvey's corner picked out defender Chico Flores at the back post, but his side-footed volley came back off the post.

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway, confined to the stands because of a touchline ban, looked on as his side failed to find a way through a congested midfield as Swansea packed men behind the ball.

Swans at the double

Swansea have scored two or more goals in three successive Premier League games for the first time since December 2012.

Michu continued to pose a threat to the Palace defence with his movement, and was unlucky with a deflected shot from the edge of the penalty area that whistled inches over the crossbar.

Palace's best hope of a goal in the first half seemed to be from set-pieces, and a rehearsed free-kick routine saw Adlene Guedioura strike a shot from distance that Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm had to save.

Swansea, who only won one game against the promoted clubs last season, kept Speroni busy in the remainder of the half and Angel Rangel's sweetly struck volley forced the Palace keeper into a spectacular diving save.

The visitors' dominance continued after the break with Michu at the heart of it as they controlled possession and opened up Palace time and again.

Inevitably Michu had a hand in the second goal three minutes after half-time when he brilliantly spun the Palace defence to release Alvaro Vazquez.

Ian Holloway 'upset' by poor Palace

Vazquez, making his debut following a season-long loan move from Spanish side Getafe, saw his shot from a tight angle saved by Speroni, but the Spaniard seized on the rebound and pulled the ball back for Dyer, who finished emphatically from close range.

Michu had the ball in the net again before the final whistle, after latching on to a through-ball from substitute Jonathan de Guzman, only to be flagged offside.

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway: "I can't see a positive thing. We were awful, so I am very disappointed.

"I think we were completely outplayed by a better team and there is a lot of work for us to do.

"I had a little go at the players because they need to show that fight and desire. We maybe showed Swansea too much respect."

Swansea boss Michael Laudrup: "It's been a great week. It's our third game in just six days and an important win for us.

"Overall I have to very pleased with a game I felt we dominated from start to finish.

"What we are trying to do is use the squad and I made four or five changes because I need everyone to contribute."

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Crystal Palace

  • 01 Speroni
  • 03 Mariappa
  • 19 Gabbidon
  • 21 Moxey Booked
  • 27 Delaney (Campana - 46' )
  • 15 Jedinak
  • 31 Guedioura
  • 46 Bannan (Thomas - 67' )
  • 13 Puncheon
  • 29 Chamakh Booked
  • 30 Jerome (Gayle - 67' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Alexander
  • 06 Campana
  • 12 O'Keefe
  • 14 Thomas
  • 28 Kebe
  • 09 Phillips
  • 16 Gayle

Swansea

  • 01 Vorm
  • 04 Chico Booked
  • 06 Williams
  • 22 Rangel Booked
  • 33 Davies
  • 08 Shelvey
  • 09 Michu
  • 12 Dyer (Pozuelo - 71' )
  • 15 Routledge
  • 21 Canas (Britton - 78' )
  • 26 Vazquez (De Guzman - 61' )

Substitutes

  • 25 Tremmel
  • 02 Amat
  • 19 Tiendalli
  • 07 Britton
  • 20 De Guzman
  • 24 Pozuelo
  • 10 Bony
Ref: Friend
Att: 22,466

Match Stats

Shots

9 15

On target

1 7

Corners

6 7

Fouls

13 9

Live Text Commentary

90:00 +5:29 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +5:19

Chico manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +5:18

Miguel Michu manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +5:13

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jose Campana.

90:00 +4:54

Clearance by Wayne Routledge.

90:00 +4:44

Ben Davies manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +4:41

Free kick crossed by Jose Campana.

90:00 +4:07

Unfair challenge on Jose Campana by Jonathan de Guzman results in a free kick.

90:00 +1:41

Shot by Jose Campana went over the bar.

90:00 +1:01

Danny Gabbidon manages to make a clearance.

88:43

Angel Rangel restarts play with the free kick.

88:35

Adlene Guedioura gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonjo Shelvey.

88:20

Dean Moxey takes the free kick.

88:15

Wayne Routledge is penalised for a handball.

87:51

Free kick taken by Leon Britton.

87:08

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan de Guzman by Mile Jedinak.

86:41

Mile Jedinak makes a clearance.

86:13

Alejandro Pozuelo takes a shot. Julian Speroni safely holds on.

85:06

Clearance made by Danny Gabbidon.

84:49

Chico manages to make a clearance.

84:10

Michel Vorm takes the free kick.

83:41

Marouane Chamakh is ruled offside.

83:39

Jerome Thomas takes the free kick.

83:35

Angel Rangel concedes a free kick for a foul on Jerome Thomas.

80:42

Clearance by Chico.

80:41

Jerome Thomas produces a cross.

80:28

Clearance by Leon Britton.

80:27

The ball is sent over by Adlene Guedioura.

79:40

Shot by Miguel Michu. Julian Speroni safely holds on.

79:37

Jonathan de Guzman takes the free kick.

79:22

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jerome Thomas on Jonathan de Guzman.

79:06

Adlene Guedioura takes a shot. Blocked by Leon Britton.

78:43

Mile Jedinak takes the free kick.

78:22

The official flags Miguel Michu offside.

78:09

Clearance made by Ben Davies.

77:30

Clearance made by Ben Davies.

77:14 Substitution

Substitution Leon Britton replaces Jose Alberto Canas.

76:34

Clearance made by Ashley Williams.

76:33

Clearance made by Alejandro Pozuelo.

76:32

Centre by Adrian Mariappa.

75:51

Clearance by Ashley Williams.

75:13

Shot by Jonjo Shelvey went over the bar.

73:30

Adrian Mariappa sends in a cross.

73:09

Dean Moxey restarts play with the free kick.

72:58

Chico is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

72:58 Booking

Booking

72:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Chico Chico on Jerome Thomas.

71:57

Dean Moxey manages to make a clearance.

71:52

Miguel Michu takes a shot. Danny Gabbidon gets a block in.

71:07

Clearance made by Ben Davies.

71:05

A cross is delivered by Jose Campana.

71:04

Corner taken short by Jason Puncheon.

70:42

Shot by Dwight Gayle. Chico gets a block in.

70:22 Substitution

Substitution Alejandro Pozuelo is brought on as a substitute for Nathan Dyer.

69:52

Clearance made by Angel Rangel.

69:05

Centre by Ben Davies.

68:29

Free kick taken by Jose Alberto Canas.

68:11

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marouane Chamakh on Jose Alberto Canas.

67:38

Mile Jedinak makes a clearance.

67:07

Ashley Williams makes a clearance.

67:02

Corner taken by Jason Puncheon from the right by-line.

66:46 Substitution

Substitution Cameron Jerome goes off and Dwight Gayle comes on.

66:38 Substitution

Substitution Jerome Thomas joins the action as a substitute, replacing Barry Bannan.

65:38

Free kick taken by Jose Campana.

65:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jose Campana by Jonathan de Guzman.

63:48

The ball is delivered by Adrian Mariappa.

63:08

Miguel Michu makes a clearance.

63:05

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jason Puncheon.

62:32

Jason Puncheon has an effort at goal. Blocked by Ashley Williams.

62:27

A cross is delivered by Barry Bannan.

60:12

Shot by Jason Puncheon missed to the right of the target.

60:02 Substitution

Substitution Alvaro Vazquez goes off and Jonathan de Guzman comes on.

58:10

Miguel Michu takes a shot. Danny Gabbidon gets a block in.

57:56

Free kick taken by Angel Rangel.

57:40

Foul by Dean Moxey on Nathan Dyer, free kick awarded.

56:40

Adlene Guedioura sends in a cross.

56:28

Ben Davies manages to make a clearance.

56:28

A cross is delivered by Cameron Jerome.

56:21

Nathan Dyer makes a clearance.

55:47

Shot by Alvaro Vazquez cleared the target.

53:26

Ben Davies takes a shot. Shot by Miguel Michu. Julian Speroni blocks the ball. Blocked by Mile Jedinak.

53:15

Alvaro Vazquez restarts play with the free kick.

53:13

Danny Gabbidon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alvaro Vazquez.

52:46

Angel Rangel manages to make a clearance.

52:44

Cameron Jerome delivers the ball.

52:10

Mile Jedinak takes the free kick.

51:56

The assistant referee signals for offside against Alvaro Vazquez.

51:43

Clearance by Adrian Mariappa.

51:41

A cross is delivered by Angel Rangel.

50:42

Chico manages to make a clearance.

50:41

Mile Jedinak manages to make a clearance.

50:35

Michel Vorm takes the free kick.

50:19 Booking

Booking

50:19

Marouane Chamakh receives a caution for unsporting behaviour.

49:59 Booking

Booking

49:59

The referee cautions Angel Rangel for unsporting behaviour.

49:17

Marouane Chamakh gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Angel Rangel.

47:24

Assist by Alvaro Vazquez.

47:24 Goal scored

Goal! - Nathan Dyer - C Palace 0 - 2 Swansea Nathan Dyer slots the ball right footed into the goal. Crystal Palace 0-2 Swansea.

47:21

Alvaro Vazquez takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Parried by Julian Speroni back into danger.

47:08

Jonjo Shelvey restarts play with the free kick.

46:56

Unfair challenge on Ashley Williams by Marouane Chamakh results in a free kick.

46:14

Chico makes a clearance.

45:01

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Jose Campana comes on in place of Damien Delaney.

45:00 +2:00 Half time

Half Time It is the end of the first-half.

45:00 +0:27

Angel Rangel makes a clearance.

44:23

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jonjo Shelvey.

43:54

Clearance by Adlene Guedioura.

43:51

Jose Alberto Canas sends in a cross.

43:10

Adlene Guedioura crosses the ball.

42:22

Clearance made by Ben Davies.

42:18

Clearance made by Ashley Williams.

42:15

The ball is swung over by Mile Jedinak.

41:36

Nathan Dyer makes a clearance.

41:07

Ben Davies makes a clearance.

41:06

Damien Delaney restarts play with the free kick.

40:41

The assistant referee signals for offside against Alvaro Vazquez.

40:17

Clearance by Jonjo Shelvey.

40:08

Clearance by Angel Rangel.

40:05

Corner from the left by-line taken by Adlene Guedioura.

39:35

Angel Rangel manages to make a clearance.

39:32

Adrian Mariappa sends in a cross.

38:47

Clearance by Ashley Williams.

38:44

Clearance by Ben Davies.

38:22

Corner from the left by-line taken by Jonjo Shelvey.

37:46

Angel Rangel takes a shot. Julian Speroni parries the ball away.

37:46

Clearance by Cameron Jerome.

37:41

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jonjo Shelvey.

36:54

Chico Chico restarts play with the free kick.

36:33

Foul by Barry Bannan on Nathan Dyer, free kick awarded.

36:01

Shot by Adlene Guedioura. Michel Vorm blocks the ball.

35:59

Barry Bannan takes the free kick.

35:06

Chico Chico gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Cameron Jerome.

33:36

A cross is delivered by Barry Bannan.

33:24

Clearance by Miguel Michu.

33:20

Corner taken by Jason Puncheon from the right by-line.

32:39

Clearance by Jose Alberto Canas.

32:23

Clearance by Miguel Michu.

32:22

The ball is swung over by Adlene Guedioura.

32:14

Clearance made by Chico.

32:10

Free kick crossed by Barry Bannan.

31:29

Foul by Chico Chico on Cameron Jerome, free kick awarded.

30:51

Header by Miguel Michu goes harmlessly over the bar.

30:49

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Davies.

30:19

Dean Moxey manages to make a clearance.

30:19

A cross is delivered by Jonjo Shelvey.

30:16

Dean Moxey manages to make a clearance.

30:15

Corner taken by Ben Davies.

29:49

Shot by Miguel Michu. Blocked by Danny Gabbidon.

29:46

Wayne Routledge produces a cross.

28:41

Free kick taken by Jose Alberto Canas.

28:08

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mile Jedinak on Jose Alberto Canas.

27:53

Free kick taken by Jonjo Shelvey.

27:36

Dean Moxey booked for unsporting behaviour.

27:36 Booking

Booking

27:23

Dean Moxey challenges Wayne Routledge unfairly and gives away a free kick.

26:08

Angel Rangel produces a cross.

24:54

Clearance made by Ashley Williams.

24:49

Clearance by Adrian Mariappa.

24:46

The ball is crossed by Wayne Routledge.

23:41

Barry Bannan restarts play with the free kick.

23:08

Ashley Williams gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Marouane Chamakh.

23:03

Julian Speroni restarts play with the free kick.

22:42

The official flags Alvaro Vazquez offside.

22:11

Danny Gabbidon manages to make a clearance.

22:08

Jonjo Shelvey delivers the ball.

21:46

Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.

21:45

A cross is delivered by Nathan Dyer.

20:52

Shot by Adrian Mariappa cleared the target.

20:40

Jason Puncheon has an effort direct from the free kick. Ben Davies gets a block in.

19:30

Foul by Chico Chico on Marouane Chamakh, free kick awarded.

19:03

Adlene Guedioura takes the chance to get an effort at goal.

18:29

Clearance made by Chico.

18:18

Clearance by Angel Rangel.

17:42

Clearance made by Ashley Williams.

17:00

Clearance made by Ashley Williams.

16:43

Wayne Routledge produces a cross.

15:25

Damien Delaney takes the free kick.

15:11

Dean Moxey fouled by Alvaro Vazquez, the ref awards a free kick.

14:32

The ball is delivered by Adrian Mariappa.

13:42

Free kick taken by Damien Delaney.

13:32

Nathan Dyer is adjudged to have handled the ball.

13:18

Dean Moxey makes a clearance.

13:01

Clearance by Danny Gabbidon.

12:59

Nathan Dyer produces a cross.

12:06

Clearance made by Angel Rangel.

11:56

Clearance made by Jonjo Shelvey.

11:55

Chico makes a clearance.

11:12

Dean Moxey makes a clearance.

10:58

Clearance made by Damien Delaney.

10:52

The ball is crossed by Alvaro Vazquez.

9:51

Free kick crossed by Jonjo Shelvey.

9:00

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nathan Dyer by Damien Delaney.

8:36

Clearance by Chico.

6:18

The ball is sent over by Jason Puncheon.

6:03

Clearance by Ashley Williams.

4:14

Jose Alberto Canas restarts play with the free kick.

3:59

Adlene Guedioura challenges Jose Alberto Canas unfairly and gives away a free kick.

3:54

Clearance made by Ashley Williams.

3:40

Marouane Chamakh makes a clearance.

3:37

Jonjo Shelvey sends in a cross.

3:12

Clearance made by Adlene Guedioura.

3:10

Chico Chico Chico Chico Chico takes a shot and bounces off the post.

3:07

Corner taken by Jonjo Shelvey.

2:50

Cameron Jerome makes a clearance.

2:46

Corner from the right by-line taken by Ben Davies.

1:20

Wayne Routledge provided the assist for the goal.

1:20 Goal scored

Goal! - Miguel Michu - C Palace 0 - 1 Swansea Miguel Michu grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Crystal Palace 0-1 Swansea.

0:45

Mile Jedinak makes a clearance.

0:44

Centre by Nathan Dyer.

0:09

Clearance by Ashley Williams.

0:00

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

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