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Hennessey Breaks Palace Record

17 October 2018

After appearing in Wales’ 1-0 win against the Republic of Ireland in Dublin on Tuesday night, Wayne Hennessey has broken the club’s all-time cap record by featuring in his 39th match for his country since arriving at Palace.

The shot-stopper leapfrogged Mile Jedinak at the top of the standings after pulling level with the former Eagles captain following Wales’ friendly defeat to Spain last week. However, he took the outright lead at the Aviva Stadium as Ryan Giggs’ team beat their Celtic rivals thanks to Harry Wilson's free-kick to keep their chances of winning promotion in the UEFA Nations League.

Celebrating reaching his milestone with a clean sheet, Hennessey has now earned 80 caps for his country, and since arriving in SE25 on transfer deadline day in February 2014 he has played in 39 international from a possible 41, handing him the club record.

In that time, he has helped his nation qualify for their first major tournament in 58 years as they reached Euro 2016, and Hennessey played in all-but-one of their matches en-route to the semi-finals where they were eliminated by Portugal.

His 80 caps put him fifth in Wales’ all-time cap winners, as he closes in on Neville Southall’s record of 92 caps as a goalkeeper.


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