Crystal Palace boss Dougie Freedman insists he has not waved a magic wand despite his side's recent revival.

Freedman has guided the Eagles out of the npower Championship drop zone after replacing George Burley at the beginning of January.

But he said: "We've got a good, solid base to work from. We're not Real Madrid but we play efficiently and we've got players at the top end who will score goals. It's nothing magical from me."

Saturday's 1-0 win over Sheffield United, courtesy of Darren Ambrose's superb second-half volley, leaves Palace five points clear of the Blades who occupy the final relegation place.

Freedman's side have also not let in a goal at home for more than 12 hours.


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