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Pulis calls for one more win

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis says his side need just one more win to achieve Premier League safety after they beat Aston Villa 1-0 on Saturday.

The Eagles recorded their third successive league victory and maintain their seven-point gap over the bottom three with just five games remaining.

The win takes Palace up to 12th but, with away games at Everton and West Ham in the next week, Pulis reckons a second season in the top flight is still reliant upon adding another victory before the end of the campaign.

"You're always looking to go on a run and pick these points up," he told Sky Sports.

"We are on 37 at the moment so let's get to 40 and then we will talk about next season, 40 will keep us up.

"We are not safe. I will talk about it when we have done it, that is the best way. Someone told me we had three points out of a possible 30 when I came into the football club and it has been really encouraging.

"I thought we were really sloppy and slow out of the blocks and then after that we moved the ball quicker.

"We got from one side of the pitch to the other and they played with five at the back which made it difficult for us. I think we deserved it.

"Let's talk about everything when we've got enough points and we're in the Premier League next year and that's the line. Forty (points) will be lovely."