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Schlupp On Disappointing Display

6 May 2017

Jeffrey Schlupp came back into the starting eleven for Saturday's game at Manchester City and he felt that the early goal was a major setback when you are playing at the home of a side with the quality to be going for a top four spot.

David Silva's goal after just two minutes set City on their way but the defender believes that Palace ended the half having weathered the storm and got themselves back into the game. 

"Everyone knows that Man City are a top side and they needed the points just as much as we did but when you come here and play as open as we did today you get punished.

"The early goal at the beginning almost killed us but we worked our way back into the game in the first half so that’s why it was so disappointing to go out in the second half and concede goals like we did after how hard we had worked in the opening period."

Schlupp started the game as part of a back three but the formation was soon changed and he went in at centre-back alongside Martin Kelly. Away from the way the side set up formation wise he felt that the team's performance as a whole led to the heavy defeat and now attention must turn to that final home game against Hull City next Sunday lunchtime. 

"I have played in a back three before but at the end of the day it is a team game and when you are not at it, at places like this, you end up getting the result we did today.

"When results like this happen you have to put it behind you and work in the week ahead preparing for the match against Hull City, which is our next massive game."

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