Michael Olise broke a Wilfried Zaha record in Crystal Palace’s win over Bournemouth

A head-turning statistic surrounding the creative endeavours of Crystal Palace star Michael Olise has come to the fore late on Saturday.

This comes after Palace, and Olise, were back in action earlier this afternoon.

Fresh off a hard-fought downing at the hands of capital rivals Tottenham Hotspur, Roy Hodgson’s troops welcomed Bournemouth to Selhurst Park, eyeing a swift return to winning ways.

And, when all was said and done, secure a bounce-back result is precisely what Palace went on to do.

This came courtesy of an Eberechi Eze brace, en route to a 2-0 final scoreline in south London.

As alluded to above, though, whilst it was Eze who stole the headlines when it came to the goalscoring on Saturday, attacking partner in crime Michael Olise in fact secured for himself a special piece of history.

As revealed by statisticians Opta, Olise, after laying on his side’s 2nd, today became the first Crystal Palace player to ever rack up ten assists in a single Premier League season.

In the process, the Frenchman broke a tie with Wayne Routledge and teammate Wilfried Zaha, who both previously managed nine across a solitary term in England’s top-flight.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

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