Glenn Murray has played down his 100th league goal for Albion against old club Crystal Palace on a surprise start.

The striker was supposed to be on the bench at Selhurst Park until Florin Andone suffered a groin injury at the end of the warm-up.

Murray rifled in his landmark strike in the first half, his fourth goal in as many appearances against Palace, but did not celebrate out of respect to his ex-employers.

He said: "I obviously wasn't meant to be starting. Unfortunately for Florin he felt his groin five minutes before the kick-off.

"Things like that don't (100 league goals) don't bother me. It's something to look back on. I'm just glad to get the three points.

"It's a huge result for us coming off the back of some poor form.

"We got a crucial win last weekend and to back it up with three points is big for us."

Murray had his hand over his mouth as Anthony Knockaert struck Albion's spectacular winner.

He joked: "I've seen him try that a number of times in training and he always misses the target! It was a superb finish and a goal worthy of winning any game."