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Crystal Palace fan escorted out by medics after injuring himself celebrating equaliser at Luton

A Crystal Palace fan ended up having to be escorted out by medics after injuring himself celebrating an equaliser at Luton Town.

Some of the crowd could help but laugh at his expensive, taking to boo, laugh and even direct some hand gestures in there, while others applauded.

What made it more painful for the Palace fan was that it the game ended in a 2-1 defeat for his side, a judging by the picture below, it wasn’t too serious an injury for the supporter.

We Are Luton Town wrote via Twitter: “That must be an awkward moment, getting carted off by St John’s Ambulance after celebrating the equaliser – while Luton have just scored the winner. 🚑🩼

“Credit to their fans today though, best at Kenilworth Road this season, even though that hasn’t been hard to beat.”

The game itself saw a dramatic 2-1 victory for the Hatters. Michael Olise quickly cancelled out Teden Mengi’s opener, but substitute Jacob Brown’s close-range finish sealed all three points for the hosts, their first win at Kenilworth Road in the top flight since a 2-0 win against Aston Villa in April 1992.

Saturday’s win for Luton means they move four points clear of the relegation zone but stay in 17th while Palace also remain in 13th place.

Player ratings (as per Sky Sports)

Luton: Kaminski (8), Mengi (8), Lockyer (8), Osho (6), Bell (6), Mpanzu (6), Barkley (7), Doughty (7), Townsend (6), Ogbene (7), Morris (6).

Subs: Adebayo (6), Chong (6), Clark (6), Brown (7).

Crystal Palace: Johnstone (6), Ward (7), Andersen (6), Guehi (6), Mitchell (7), Doucoure (6), Lerma (6), Olise (8), Eze (7), Schlupp (6), Edouard (6).

Subs: Ayew (5), Mateta (6), Hughes (6), Ahamada (6).

Man of the match: Teden Mengi.

“It feels really good,” said Luton boss Rob Edwards. “It’s nice to see the lads so happy, music on, the crowd are really happy. It’s nice to get the fist pumps out again. We don’t see it as often as Jurgen Klopp in the Premier League, so it’s nice to do that.about:blank

“But in all seriousness, it was important today. We all recognised that and I have to stress it, Crystal Palace are a really good team with brilliant players, and I think the longer the game went on the crowd saw that as well.

“(It was) a brilliant set piece goal, I’m really pleased for Teden – I thought he was outstanding today, with and without the ball,” said Edwards.

“Obviously lightning strikes twice, just like Burnley with conceding a very similar goal. We all felt flat at that moment.

“But for the players to pick themselves up after that and go and get the second, which I thought was a brilliant counter attacking goal, a fantastically well worked goal, the lads deserve a lot of credit for that.

“And then again, seeing it out under immense pressure, some brilliant blocks, some brilliant saves.

“The running from Eli, Chongy, Browny – his running when he came on, as well as his goal, amazing – and a little bit of luck, which we are probably going to need still to get the three points in games because of the amount of pressure that teams will put on you late on.

“But I’m immensely proud of everyone. We can be better, and we’ve got to keep working hard to improve, but it’s a big three points for us.”

Palace manager Roy Hodgson said: “I congratulate them [Luton]. I thought they worked very hard for their victory.

“I think we can feel ourselves a little bit unlucky. We could have had some good moments in the game and certainly we asked some very tough questions of their goalkeeper [Thomas Kaminski], who had an outstanding game on the day.

“In that last 10 or 15 minutes, when we were pushing for an equaliser, I thought we were going to get that equaliser on at least three occasions, but it didn’t come, and I congratulate Luton for their valiant effort.

“They really did put an awful lot of work and effort into getting that victory, so we have to accept that we weren’t good enough to get the points we thought we could get from this game.”

Hodgson said of Michael Olise, who scored Palace’s 600th Premier League goal: “We were all pleased with him. He’s one of the players in our team who can be pleased with his day’s work.

“Unfortunately, we didn’t have as many of those type of players as we’d have liked – who can say they were pleased with their day’s work – because with the players that we had on the field, I thought we should have been at least capable of coming away with at least one point, but unfortunately we threw that away after the equaliser. We allowed them back in for the winning goal.”

He said on injuries: “They’re two of our more important players, of course, and it’s a devastating piece of news for us in a way, because Cheick’s injury is very serious.

“We don’t know quite how serious Eze’s is at this moment in time, but we were particularly frustrated because it was so unnecessary. Basically, what seemed to me, and maybe a lot of people watching the game, to be such an obvious free-kick, and then the player to land on him and restrain him like he did…

“For that just to be waved aside, not only did we not get the free-kick in a dangerous position, we also lost one of our most important players. That makes it an exceptionally bitter day for me.”

Twitter users reacted after the Crystal Palace fan got escorted out by medics after injuring himself celebrating the equaliser at Luton, while Roy Hodgson praised the Hatters…

@a9ruo: Bet they feel like absolute cunts hahaha

@hatterneil: He was given a very warm welcome by some of the chaps in the corner. Handshakes all round.

@SSE_LTFC: The Palace fans who attended the game today did yourselves proud 👏 Loud and engaged, best away support this season at Kenilworth Road. See you for the return at Selhurst Park 🤝 #LutonTown #COYH #LUTCRY

@JackFB04: Palace fans are class

@Paragoric: Yes Roy… what a gentleman

@LutonTownExile: This is beautiful.

@devonhatter: The man is class personified.

@_georgehealy17: As classy as ever – our boy Roy 🖤

@mikedoney: How kind is this of Woy

@saul1972: The gentleman of football. class you can’t buy that

@Hatter_JH: Roy loves Luton. Pass it on

@devonhatter: Roy Hodgson proving that class and quality are permanent in him. Thanks Roy.

@AndrewT42692581: Absolute class act this man. Fair play 👏

@dave_trill82: Top man is Roy Hodgson 👏

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