PHOTO: Crystal Palace goal hero Kaikai meets Champions League winner after his goal

Crystal Palace's Sullay Kaikai met Rio Ferdinand after their narrow defeat to Newcastle.

Crystal Palace youngster Sullay Kaikai scored his first goal for the club against Newcastle, in a narrow Capital One Cup defeat.

Former Manchester United defender and current QPR star Rio Ferdinand had been in attendance at Selhurst Park, and made a beeline for the 19-year-old winger after the game to congratulate him.

Kaikai had come off the substitute's bench to net Palace's second goal of the game to force the game to extra-time, with Newcastle emerging 3-2 winners.

He commented after the game via his Twitter feed further on his dream debut.

Kaikai spent a short time on loan at Crawley Town last season, and impressed in pre-season for the Eagles.

His immediate impact will provide the Englishman with the platform to go on and make the most of further first team opportunities.

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