Jean-Philippe Mateta announces himself to the PL with brilliant goal

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Dan Burke

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Crystal Palace have been sorely lacking a proper finisher in front of goal in recent weeks.

But now, it looks like they might have found one.

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January signing Jean-Philippe Mateta started up front against rivals Brighton on Monday night, and the man on loan from Mainz 05 opened the scoring with a filthy pirouette finish through goalkeeper Robert Sanchez’s legs.

Not bad for his first shot on target for the club …

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