Jeffrey Schlupp made it consecutive Premier League goals for the first time as Crystal Palace beat Bournemouth 1-0 at Selhurst Park on Tuesday night.
The 27-year old was on target against Burnley at the weekend , which was his first goal in 21 league games.
Palace boss Roy Hodgson had claimed ahead of Tuesday’s tie Schlupp had stepped up, giving him more options in attack .
He started this time from the bench and it was an uneventful first half with Mamadou Sakho’s 19th-minute straight red card, being the most striking incident.
Patrick van Aanholt got injured 10 minutes later and that was when Schlupp came in.
JEFFFFFFFFF pic.twitter.com/WwM771JRL3— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) December 3, 2019
The Eagles break would come from the former Leicester City man in the 76th minute after making a darting run from almost 35 yards, skipping past three opposition players, before putting a low ball into the bottom right corner of the net.
It had taken Schlupp 142 matches to score in consecutive games, with his top-flight career total now standing at 10 goals.
The Hamburg-born player’s goal was his only shot on target in the match, while he also made 33 touches on the ball, nine accurate passes at 52.9%, one interception and two clearances.
Crystal Palace are now up to fifth in the table, but it could be a temporary position pending the outcome of the remaining Premier League fixtures on Wednesday and Thursday.