Jeffrey Schlupp and Wilfried Zaha’s goals against Fulham helped Crystal Palace to their first Premier League opening day win in three years.

Patrick van Aanholt’s reverse pass into the box enabled Schlupp to fire past Fabri four minutes before half-time to break the deadlock.

The hosts put sustained pressure on the Eagles and had a penalty shout turned down but Zaha struck late to end their long-standing unbeaten streak.

Here are five things we learned…

Palace’s Premier League experience came through in Fulham showdown

It took a good half hour for the visitors to find their feet following a fast and frantic opening 10 minutes.

Aleksandar Mitrovic perhaps should have scored twice, while Zaha’s scrap with Cyrus Christie didn’t help, and Fulham’s performance warranted an opener at times.

But Schlupp’s goal shortly before the break killed their momentum and they struggled from then on, while the second all but did it.

The starting right back berth is Wan-Bissaka’s to lose

Going up against Ryan Sessegnon was always going to be a tough test, and it was an entertaining battle to watch between two very talented youngsters.

The former escaped his marker on occasion to show why he is so highly touted while the latter popped up late with a crucial assist.

It’s exciting times for fans to see someone as good as Aaron Wan-Bissaka come through, and he will continue playing provided he repays the faith – it’s unquestionable.

A promising performance … now do it again

One of this team’s potentially biggest flaws is remaining consistent over the season against teams with a similar, or even lower, level of quality.

Last season, they only won twice against the then-Premier League newcomers all season – rivals Brighton, Huddersfield Town, and Newcastle United.

Perhaps the previous campaign has hardened them and strengthened their resolve but time will tell whether Palace can remain consistent against those around them.

Is Benteke growing in confidence?

He didn’t score but his presence and leadership upfront proved to be catalyst in what appears to be a comfortable win on paper.

The 27-year-old, who missed out on a place in Belgium’s World Cup squad this summer, enabled partner-in-crime Zaha to be the main talisman.

If it were not for some moments of bad luck then either of them probably scores – more of the same could see the Benteke we’ve all seen return with a vengeance.

Palace must take advantage of the ‘World Cup hangover’

Except for Cheikhou Kouyaté and Luka Milivojevic, hardly any of the players were at the World Cup this summer – at least not playing.

Some Premier League clubs will get off to a slow start because of significant fatigue – perhaps following them all year – which is why now is a prime opportunity to pick up points.

The win over Fulham already betters the disastrous start made last season, so that’s a positive, but the opening eight matches could set the tone for a great campaign.