Crystal Palace put a summer of financial uncertainly behind them to edge a thrilling opening day contest 3-2 against Leicester.
Last season's play-off semi-finalists were put to the sword in the first-half at Selhurst Park thanks to strikes from 17-year-old striker Wilfried Zaha, Darren Ambrose and Alan Lee.
But Leicester dominated the second period and goals from Andy King and DJ Campbell saw them fall just short.
Palace boss George Burley and his Leicester counterpart Paulo Sousa were making their debuts in their respective dugouts and saw the best and worst of their new charges.
Victory ushered in a new era for Palace, who almost went bust over the summer, and new owners Steve Parish, Martin Long and Stephen Browett were introduced to the crowd before kick-off.