DALE STEPHENS hailed Anthony Knockaert's stunning winner in the 2-1 victory at Crystal Palace.

Holding midfielder Stephens picked out the Frenchman on the right wing with an angled pass in the 74th minute and then watched the wideman do the rest as he cut inside onto his left boot and curled home via an upright.

Stephens was happy to add the assist to his Premier League stats and said: "He has done it all by himself.

"It's an unbelievable finish and it's what he is capable of.

"He's shown through his time here than he is a match-winner and he won the game for us today."