Jeffrey Schlupp hails Crystal Palace “special” win over Man City

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 22: Jeffrey Schlupp of Crystal Palace celebrates after scoring his team's first goal with his team mates during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Crystal Palace at Etihad Stadium on December 22, 2018 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace midfielder Jeffrey Schlupp was naturally thrilled with their unexpected 3-2 win at Manchester City on Saturday

The Eagles left City stunned in their own backyard by scoring three goals on route to a memorable victory at the Etihad Stadium.

Schlupp, who scored the equaliser for Palace following Ilkay Gundogan’s opener, revealed the lengths they went to preparing themselves for the game.

“It was a special performance,” Schlupp told the club website.

“To come to a club like Manchester City is never easy and I feel we fully deserved the three points

“All week we have been talking about having no fear and come into this one off the back of a good result last week and we wanted to take plenty of the positives from [the win over Leicester] into this one and the main thing was not to have any fear.

“You have seen some teams come here and almost play to lose and we never do that because we go into every game trying to win and we managed to do that today.”

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The result moves Palace up to 14th in the Premier League and six points above the drop zone.

Now Schlupp hopes they can keep up the good work and climb further up the league table.

“It means a lot confidence-wise,” added Schlupp.

“We have not been playing that badly but have maybe not had the luck in previous games and it is always nice to get a few goals as well as we have not managed to score as many goals as we would have liked.

“But when we have players going forward and playing with confidence you can see what we can do, we took positives from recent performances into this one and we are all delighted to get three points.”

Palace will next play Cardiff City at Selhurst Park on Boxing Day.