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Schlupp Praises Palace Performance and Looks Forward in the Cup

17 February 2019

Crystal Palace's FA Cup clash with Doncaster Rovers was won within nine minutes this afternoon thanks to Jeffrey Schlupp's well-worked opening goal.

Having run from inside his own half to go on and net to give Palace a lead they wouldn't relinquish, Schlupp helped to earn his side a place in the FA Cup's quarter-finals. Looking back at the goal following the game's final whistle, he said: "I found a bit of space on the left side so I drove into the space and before I knew it, I was in the box. I thought I'd get a good strike on it and see what happens and thankfully it went in."

However, despite the scoreline and the Eagles' dominance during the match, the Ghanaian midfielder remarked that progression had not been easy and that his side are now pleased with having made their way through yet another cup challenge.

He reflected: "We knew it was going to be a tough one and anyone who watched today saw that they [Doncaster] played good football but we're obviously pleased to have come here and won the game. We scored two good goals and are through to the next round."

And with victory taking Palace one step closer to Wembley, Schlupp allowed himself a positive glance forward after the clash's conclusion, suggesting that with a good draw his side can look to the iconic archway of north-west London.

"We obviously knew if we got past this round, we'd be in a good position," he said. "Of course this is a special tournament and hopefully with the luck of the draw we might get a 'lesser' team, if that's what you want to call it, to have a better chance of getting through. But obviously any trip to Wembley is special and hopefully we can do that."

Palace will now await to see who they draw in the next round of the cup. You can read how they fared today here.

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