Martin Jol feels teams need to earn themselves at least a two-goal headstart to head off the threat of Crystal Palace, who we face this Saturday at Selhurst Park.
A one-goal lead did not prove to be sufficient last month at the Lane when Jermain Defoe shot us into a second half lead. A long range Andy Johnson effort levelled matters on a day when Palace certainly worked our defence and tested Paul Robinson on several occasions.
"Palace are the sort of team where you need to score a couple of goals against them to make it easier on yourself," considered the Head Coach.
"Manchester City did that and this is what we have to try and do. If we don't it will be a very tough afternoon.
"Palace are a good club with a good support and everybody knows they have a couple of very good attacking players. They haven't had the best results lately and we must try to take advantage of this.
"I think Andy Johnson is a terrific player and you imagine they would have had some problems without him. He has scored a lot of goals, they have a hard working midfield and I feel they can stay up."