Former Nigeria international Sone Aluko netted two goals as Ipswich Town lost 4-2 to Crystal Palace in a pre season friendly.

Luke Plange and Christian Benteke were razor sharp in the first-half and guided Palace to an early lead.

The pair combined to bag mirror-image goals: Benteke feeding Plange selflessly on both occasions for the young attacker to strike into a near-empty goal.

Ipswich looked bright for a spell in the middle of the second-half, but couldn’t capitalise on some half-chance.

Christian Benteke, who earned a pair of assists for Plange, got a goal of his own shortly before half-time.

The second-half started slowly, but Wilfried Zaha injected it with some energy with an excellent chipped assist for Plange to claim his hat-trick.

At 4-0 up Palace still look hungry for more, but Ipswich react after a quadruple home sub and pull one back through Aluko.

The visitors added a second when Sone Aluko struck in from 20 yards.


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