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Wilfried Zaha makes Crystal Palace history with opener vs Man City

Wilfried Zaha makes Crystal Palace history with opener vs Man City

 

Crystal Palace talisman Wilfried Zaha has this afternoon etched his name into the storied history books of the club.

Citizens trail

Patrick Vieira’s men are of course currently locked in action.

After stuttering to a 4th successive draw at home to lowly Newcastle United last weekend, the Eagles made the trip to the Etihad, for a daunting Premier League showdown with Manchester City.

As things stand on the blue half of Manchester, though, Palace look well on their way towards one of the shock results of the season thus far.

A solitary goal, netted by the aforementioned Zaha, sees the visitors in possession of a 1-0 advantage at the interval on Saturday afternoon.

After capitalising on an uncharacteristic City mix-up in the middle of the park, Zaha was slipped in by Conor Gallagher, to slot a pinpoint finish beyond Ederson and in at the far post:

Zaha’s milestone strike

And, as outlined above, in the process of opening the day’s scoring at the Etihad, Crystal Palace’s star man also managed to etch his name into the club’s history books.

As revealed by statisticians OptaJoe, Zaha’s strike versus City marked his 50th in the Premier League for the Eagles.

No other player in the history of the south London club has managed such a milestone in the top-flight of English football, securing the Ivorian’s status as nothing short of a Palace legend:

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This article was edited by Ben Browning.

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Leeds vs Crystal Palace Full time result
Leeds
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Draw
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Crystal Palace
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Crystal Palace 9/2
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Jean-Philippe Mateta10/3 10/3 9/4
Wilfried Zaha10/3 10/3 9/4
Moreno Rodrigo7/2 7/2 21/10
Christian Benteke15/4 15/4 5/2

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4 West Ham United 13 8 23
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7 Tottenham Hotspur 12 -6 19
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16 Watford FC 13 -6 13
17 Leeds United 13 -8 12
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Antonio, Michail West Ham United 6
Dennis, Emmanuel Watford FC 5
King, Joshua Watford FC 5
Cornet, Maxwel Burnley FC 5
Raphinha Leeds United 5
Sarr, Ismaila Watford FC 5
James, Reece Chelsea FC 4
Fernandes, Bruno Manchester United 4
Gallagher, Conor Crystal Palace 4
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 4
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 4
Smith-Rowe, Emile Arsenal FC 4
Benteke, Christian Crystal Palace 4
Aubameyang, Pierre-Emerick Arsenal FC 4
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