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Zaha happy with Crystal Palace draw against Leicester City

Although he felt his team had the best chances against the Foxes, he was happy with the standoff at Selhurst Park.

Wilfried Zaha expressed his satisfaction after seeing Crystal palace battle for a draw 1-1 against Leicester City in Monday’s Premier League game.

In the hotly contested case at Selhurst Park, the Ivorian international gave the Eagles the lead in the 58th minute after Kelechi Iheanacho missed a fine opportunity to give the visitors a first half lead via the penalty spot.

The 28-year-old sent a wide pass to Andros Townsend, and the Englishman delivered an accurate cross that found him in space, before unleashing a right-footed volley past Kasper Schmeichel at the near post.

Bearing in mind that his team had lost against Liverpool (7-0) and Aston Villa (3-0) before the meeting, the former Manchester United the man claimed the result was satisfactory, although he said Palace had the opportunity to claim all points at stake.

“I’m happy,” said Zaha Crystal Palace website. “Obviously the last two games were tough for us so getting a point today I feel like we worked hard and we could have gotten the three points. We will take a point.

“I’m going to take it. After the last results we’ve had, the way we’ve worked today, I’m really happy and I’m going to take this for the new year.”

The forward – who has been constantly linked with a move from Crystal Palace – has long passed the tally of his last season for Roy Hodgson’s men, where he managed four goals in 38 Premier League appearances.

“I don’t try to think too much about scoring, I just try to make sure that I play well and that the chances continue to present themselves. I’m happy to score my eighth goal but it’s all about the team, ” he added.

With their latest result, the Eagles have climbed to 13th place in the Premier League diary after accumulating 19 points in 16 games so far in the 2020-21 season.

Zaha – who boasts 18 appearances for the West African nation – hopes to continue to regain the net when Hodgson’s side face Chris Wilder Sheffield united on Jan. 2, as his team aim to end their five-game winless streak.


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