Schlupp scores as Fulham succumb to Crystal Palace

By Vincent Ashitey
Schlupp scores as Fulham succumb to Crystal Palace
Schlupp scores as Fulham succumb to Crystal Palace

Ghana international Jeffrey Schlupp scored as Crystal Palace piled more misery on Fulham in the lunch day kickoff in the Premier League.

The Eagles defeated Fulham 2-0 in the twenty-fifth-week fixture of the Premier League in a cold afternoon at Selhurst Park. Goals from Captain Luka Milivojevic and Jeffrey Schlupp made sure the Roy Hodgson charges won their first home game since mid-December.

Palace captain Luka Milivojevic known for his excellent dispatching of penalties opened the flood gate from the spot mid-way through the first half. 

Jeffrey Schlupp then increased the tally in the 87th-minute mark as he tapped a rebound following a Sergio Rico's fantastic save to deny deadline-day arrival Michy Batshuayi, who had come on moments earlier in place of Ghana forward Jordan Ayew.

The victory moves Roy Hodgson's Crystal Palace to 14th place on the league log with Fulham continues to battle with relegation in 19th position.

Schlupp has played a total of 21games and has found the back of the net four times for the Eagles in the ongoing 2018/19 season.

Read also: VIDEO: Jordan Ayew, Schlupp combine to send Crystal Palace into FA Cup Fourth Round

Ghana News: Sports update on Prime News Ghana