Crystal Palace’s £1m loanee scores vital goal in 2-1 win to earn Man of the Match award

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Last night Luke Plange gave Derby a significant three points when he scored in their 2-1 win over Fulham, ruining their promotion party in the process.

The 19-year-old who signed for Crystal Palace in a £1m The January deal has been superb throughout and Patrick Vieira will surely be delighted with his performance.

What’s the matter?

Well, the Eagles managed to snag the exciting prospect for a reduced fee in January due to Derby’s financial woes.

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If Plange continues to provide such services, then the £1m Total will look like a bargain.

When who scored Shows, the teenager – who won the Man of the Match award – actually had a somewhat quiet performance as he only touched the ball 24 times, but he made them count.

Plange showed great positioning to meet Lee Buchanan’s cross in the 51st minute and again in the 73rd minute when he forced Tosin Adarabioyo to score an own goal.

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After full-time, Wayne Rooney admitted the youngster worked more often to get into the middle of the goal, which is where both goals came from.

As quoted by Derby’s official site, Rooney said: “I’m delighted to see Luke back on the scorer list. We worked a lot to make sure he stays in the middle of the goal and you have to trust his team-mates to get the ball to you. Luckily he scored his goal tonight and he also had a big part in the second goal so I’m happy for him.”

Crystal Palace has a jewel in Luke Plange

Plange has scored so far this season four goals in 22 Championship appearances, which is decent for a player who only made his championship debut in December.

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The south Londoners have made a habit of picking the best pearls from England’s second tier, like Michael Olise and Eberechi Eze.

Now they’ve signed one who isn’t really exploding in the championship just yet but seems more than capable of becoming a top striker.

With players like Wilfried Zaha, Eze, Olise and Odsonne Edouard, Plange is sure to score some goals for the Eagles next season.

In other news ‘An Honour’: The £15million star may have dropped a future hint in talks with West Ham

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