Schlupp, Ayew in action as Crystal Palace stun Tottenham Hotspur in FA Cup

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Ghana international Jeffrey Schlupp played an instrumental role for Crystal Palace as they registered a shock 2-0 win over Tottenham Hotspur in the English FA Cup on Sunday.

The midfielder capped 90 minutes of action with a vital contribution to help The Eagles into the fifth round of the cup competition.

Palace took the lead in the ninth minute through Connor Wickham, who slotted a rebound into the net from close range after goalkeeper Paulo Gazzaniga parried away Schlupp’s first effort.

Andros Townsend then made it 2-0 in the 34th minute from the spot after Kyle Walker-Peters handled the ball in the box.

Tottenham had a glorious opportunity to halve the deficit a minute to half-time but Kieran Trippier failed to converted when he picked himself for a penalty awarded to the Lilywhites.

After the break, Mauricio Pochettino’s men posed a stronger challenge to get back into the game but Palace held on to seal a place in the next round.

Schlupp’s compatriot and club-mate Jordan Ayew joined the action in the 88th minute.

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