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Injured Jeffrey Schlupp buzzing after bagging Crystal Palace first goal of the new year

Sports News of Sunday, 3 January 2021

Source: Ghana Soccernet

Jeffrey Schlupp has expressed his joy after notching up the first goal of the new year for Crystal Palace during their 2-0 win against Sheffield United on Saturday, January 2, 2021.

Jeffrey Schlupp fetched the opener for Palace with a deflected finish before going off injured.

Eberechi Eze, his replacement, doubled the lead with a stunning solo effort, running from inside his own half and finishing from 18 yards after evading a couple of challenges.

Schlupp took to social media to celebrate the victory.

“Great way to start the new year!?? @CPFC

The Ghana international has been unlucky with injuries, having suffered serious setbacks for the past five years.

In 2015 when he was at Leicester City, he picked a knee injury which saw him ruled out for 15 days.

The 28-year-old sustained a hamstring injury the following season and spent 40 days on the treatment table before facing another two setbacks during the 2016/17 season with hamstring and strain injuries.

The versatile attacker was sidelined again for 58 days with a knee injury in the 2017/18 campaign.

He missed 62 days of action due to a hip injury during the 2019/20 season.

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