Jeffrey Schlupp scores to earn Crystal Palace point in comeback draw against Leicester

Jeffrey Schlupp scores to earn Crystal Palace point in comeback draw against Leicester

  • Jeffrey Schlupp made an immediate impact after coming off the bench to score for Crystal Palace
  • Schlupp's 75 minute goal completed a comeback draw against Leicester City
  • The Eagles were training 2-1 when the Ghanaian scored to secure a point for the hosts

Ghanaian midfielder, Jeffrey Schlupp made an instant impact as a second half substitute after scoring just a minute of coming on for Crystal Palace.

The 28-year-old, who replaced Conor Gallagher in the 71st minute, headed home to complete a strong comeback for the Eagles, who held Leicester City at the Selhurst Park.

Schlupp just returned from an injury he picked while on international duty with Ghana, and announced his comeback with an important goal.

Jeffrey Schlupp and Crystal Palace teammate Wilfried Zaha. SOURCE: Twitter/ @CPFC
Jeffrey Schlupp scores to earn Crystal Palace point. SOURCE: Twitter/ @CPFC
Source: Twitter

Crystal Palace started the game poorly, conceding twice before the half time break, when Kelechi Iheanacho and Jamie Vardy netted for the Foxes.

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But playing in front of their fans, summer signing Michael Olise who replaced Jordan Ayew in the 53rd minute, pulled one back on the hour mark.

Manager Patrick Vieira then brought on the ex-Leicester City player, who punished his former employers after a scrappy defending in the box.

Schlupp reacted to the strong fightback by Crystal Palace and how the Eagles want to play in the league.

“You can see from the way the team performs, how we’re transitioning to a possession based team,” Schlupp told Sky Sports after the game. “We’re playing in defence, we’re playing out from the back.
“We’re playing through the midfield, and obviously we’re trying to get behind teams. We’re doing that well, but obviously it’s still early on.
“We’ve all been there before [at half-time]. We knew we had a long task ahead of us. First-half we did well but things didn’t go how we wanted, so we just had to stay positive, and we managed to do that.”

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Earlier, reported that, Ghanaian winger, Kamaldeen Sulemana, was in devastating form for Stade Rennais on Sunday afternoon as they defeated a star-studded Paris Saint Germain in Ligue 1.

The 19-year-old stole the spotlight from Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Naymar, providing an assist to help Rennais inflict the first defeat of the season in France on PSG.

The Right to Dream Academy graduate lasted the entire duration and was easily one of the top performers at the Stade de la Route de Lorient.


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