Ian Holloway could hardly have wished for a better start to his new job as Crystal Palace boss as a Glenn Murray hat-trick helped the Eagles rise to the top of the npower Championship with a 5-0 thrashing of Ipswich.

Palace's win, coupled with another shocking away day capitulation by Cardiff and just a point for second-placed Middlesbrough, sent Holloway's new side flying high into pole position.

Yannick Bolasie opened the scoring for Palace on 24 minutes and then two penalties in five second half minutes by Murray sealed the win. Murray completed his hat-trick after 61 minutes, and substitute Andre Moritz netted a fifth in injury time.

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#Ipswich Town
#Championship
#Cardiff City
#Yannick Bolasie
#Crystal Palace
#Middlesbrough
#Glenn Murray
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