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Pape Souare: Crystal Palace defender back in action

Pape Souare: Crystal Palace defender back in action

African Sports
English Premier League side Crystal Palace defender Pape Souare has made his first appearance since breaking his thighbone and jaw in a horrific car crash almost a year ago. The 27-year-old had to be airlifted to hospital after crashing on the M4 in September 2016, and only returned to full training earlier this month. Senegal international Souare played 45 minutes for Palace Under-23s as they were beaten 2-1 by Nottingham Forest. Pape Souare had a chance to give Palace a 2-0 lead on 41 minutes but headed wide. After the match Souare tweeted: "Glad to get some minutes under my belt. Feeling good."
Jordan Ayew scores as Swansea beat Palace at home

Jordan Ayew scores as Swansea beat Palace at home

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Swansea City forward Jordan Ayew was on the score sheet as the Wales side beat Crystal Palace at home. The Black Stars forward scored his first premiership goal of the season after helping Swansea to secure a 2-0 victory at the Selhurst Park. Tammy Abraham put the visitors in the lead just after connecting with a Leroy Fer's cross just before the end of the first half. Ayew sealed the win for Swansea in the 48th minutes with a fine finish after meeting a Kyle Naughton through pass before putting it past Crystal Palace goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey. Ayew has warmed himself up to be come a part of the Swansea first team since joining from Aston Villa last season. And scoring more goals will see the Ghanaian become an integral part of the Swans set up.  
Fosu -Mensah: I am looking forward for more game time

Fosu -Mensah: I am looking forward for more game time

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Timothy Fosu-Mensah completed his one season loan from Manchester United after a phone call with his former boss, Frank de Boer, showed that the Eagles boss was keen on the 19 year old defender being part of his squad once again. “The manager spoke to me about coming down to join Crystal Palace and it was clear that he wanted me to be part of his squad which as a player gives you a great feeling straight away and I must now repay that back by putting in some good performances for the club. “I am only 19 years old and still have a lot to learn and therefore getting the opportunity to play more games on a regular basis will help my development.” His spell at Palace will not only see him working under Frank again but he will once again be under the watchful eye of assistant boss,
Kwesi Appiah joins AFC Wimbledon from Palace

Kwesi Appiah joins AFC Wimbledon from Palace

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Ghana Black Stars striker Kwesi Appiah can't wait for the new season to begin after joining English league one club AFC Wimbledon permanently. The Ghanaian international Appiah, who joined Wimbledon from Crystal Palace at the end of the season has revealed how delighted he is to have returned to the club once again. Ghana international Appiah joined Palace from Margate in January 2012, but made only 10 appearances for the club in all competitions. The 26-year-old joined Wimbledon on loan in March 2014, scoring three goals in seven league games. He has also had loan spells with six other clubs during his time with Palace, including Cambridge and Yeovil. Kwesi Appiah‏Verified account @kwes1appiah More Really pleased to have signed for @AFCWimbledon looking forw
Chelsea clinch title thanks to West brom win

Chelsea clinch title thanks to West brom win

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Chelsea were crowned Premier League champions as Michy Batshuayi's late goal gave them the victory they required to secure the title at West Brom. It looked as though Antonio Conte's side might be forced to delay the celebrations as they were frustrated for long periods by the resilience and organisation of the Baggies. But the mood changed and the title was won with eight minutes left as substitute Batshuayi, who had previously endured a season of struggle after his £33m summer move from Marseille, ended a scrappy passage of play by steering a finish high past Ben Foster. The final whistle sparked wild celebrations among Chelsea's fans as manager Conte was tossed high into the air by his squad. The Italian can now set his sights on emulating compatriot Carlo Ancelotti's 2010 f
Ivory Coast, Senegal friendly abandoned over trouble

Ivory Coast, Senegal friendly abandoned over trouble

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A friendly match between Ivory Coast and Senegal was abandoned after 88 minutes after crowd trouble spilled onto the pitch with dozens of fans invading the field of play and confronting players. As the game, played at the Charlety Stadium on the outskirts of Paris, was winding down to a 1-1 draw, a minority of fans started to cause trouble in the stands before evading stewards and entering the field of play. A group of spectators from outside the ground were photographed vaulting security fences and entered the stadium, presumably without tickets, shortly before trouble began. Stewards attempts to catch a topless pitch invader after the players had exited the field of play (Image credit: Getty Images) With stewards struggling to chase down the pitch invaders, one appear...
Claudio Raneiri reveals Jeffrey Schlupp was not happy

Claudio Raneiri reveals Jeffrey Schlupp was not happy

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Leicester City manager Claudio Raneiri has revealed that defender Jeffrey Schlupp was not happy with his situation at the club. The Ghanaian rights back joined Crystal Palace on Friday afternoon after signing a four and half-year deal. And Claudio Raneiri has revealed that it was right for the player to leave after growing tired on bench. "I spoke with him, he spoke with the club. Of course, he is not happy. "He is a fantastic man, a fantastic player, and I said if he wants to go, he can go. "But also after this is the money. It has to be right for the club. If the right money arrives then he can go. "He has he told us he wants to go and that is normal. Schlupp failed to win his place in the team's first eleven after returning from an injury which kept him out for
Crystal Palace signs Jeffery Schlupp from Leicester

Crystal Palace signs Jeffery Schlupp from Leicester

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Black Stars defender Jeffrey Schlupp has completed his long awaited move to Crystal Palace from Leicester City for a fee in the region of £12.5m on a four-and-a-half-year contract. Palace saw off interest from West Brom and Aston Villa to sign the Ghanaian, who rarely featured in the Leicester first team under Claudio Ranieri this season. Palace boss Sam Allardyce said "I am delighted we have been able to secure Jeffrey's services, he is a player I have admired for some time and is a talented and athletic player. "He will bring strength and experience to the defence and will be a major asset for the club having just turned 24-years-old. The 24 - year - old came through the Leicester city's Academy after impressing officials of the club's senior team.
Yaya Toure marks Manchester City return with a brace

Yaya Toure marks Manchester City return with a brace

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Yaya Toure marked his shock return to the Manchester City team with two goals as his side grabbed a dramatic late win at Crystal Palace. Toure, making his first Premier League appearance of the season, combined with Nolito before firing City ahead. Palace's pressure paid off when Wilfried Zaha set up substitute Connor Wickham to smash home a second-half equaliser. But Toure, who has not featured at all for City for almost three months, had the final word when he turned home Kevin de Bruyne's corner from close range. The win moves City second in the table, level on points with leaders Liverpool and with an identical goal difference. Palace, who suffered their fifth straight league defeat, remain one point above the relegation zone. Yaya Toure's team-mates surrounded him ...
Yannick Bolasie joins Everton from Crystal Palace on five-year contract

Yannick Bolasie joins Everton from Crystal Palace on five-year contract

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Congo international moves to Goodison Park on five-year deal Everton have announced the signing of Yannick Bolasie from Crystal Palace for an undisclosed fee. The 27-year-old has agreed a five-year deal to move to Goodison Park as Ronald Koeman's fourth senior signing of the summer transfer window. “I’m looking forward to putting on the Everton shirt,” Bolasie told evertonfc.com. “This is a big club and I know all about it from having played against them over the years. “For me, it was a no-brainer to come here. But now that I’ve come to Everton, the job is not done. I’ve got to work hard and feel my way in. I’m ready and up for the challenge." Yannick Bolasie has made 90 career Premier League appearances Koeman was delighted to complete a deal for the attacking midfi