Anthony Knockaert has saluted a "special day" for Albion as his spectacular winner completed a double over arch rivals Crystal Palace for the first time since 1983-84.

The French winger clinched a 2-1 triumph at Selhurst Park in the second half with a shot into the top corner after cutting inside onto his left-foot.

Albion are now level on points with Palace and eight clear of the relegation zone after following up last week's win at home to Huddersfield and beating the South Londonders at the amex in December.

Knockaert said: "It's amazing, a great feeling. We were desperate to get back-to-back wins. It was nice to help the team and to get the winning goal. It's a special day for us and the fans.

"I saw a space to go inside. I wanted to hit it first time, but the left-back (Patrick van Aanholt) was too close to me so I took an extra touch.

"I had more space to take it perfectly. More importantly I'm really buzzing for the three points."

Knockaert was booked in 28 seconds, the fastest yellow card in the Premier League for a decade, for a challenge on Luka Milivojevic which could have resulted in a red card from ref Craig Pawson.

Knockaert said: "I spoke to the ref at half-time and we said we both went for the ball. I was a bit late. If I got the ball first he would have been booked himself, it was the same goal, to get to the ball."