If you thought Palace fans couldn’t love Wilfried Zaha any more than they already do, his comments to the BBC’s Jonathan Pearce following the Eagles’ 0-0 draw with Manchester City are likely to have ratcheted up the love affair to previously unseen levels.
Palace boss Roy Hodgson has admitted that the club’s transfer strategy may well have been altered following the serious injury centre-back Scott Dann suffered in the middle of yesterday’s 0-0 with runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City.
Shortly after Crystal Palace’s 0-0 draw with Manchester City at Selhurst Park yesterday afternoon, the club’s talisman Wilfried Zaha told the BBC’s Jonathan Pearce that he wouldn’t be leaving the club in January, not that anyone appears to have told the writers over at the “Transfer Tavern”.
There has been an incredible amount of debate over the penalty that was awarded to Crystal Palace in the final moments of their draw with Manchester City yesterday, even though the photo attached just below would suggest that, whilst soft, it definitely wasn’t a dive from Wilfried Zaha.
Plenty of column inches have been devoted to Palace’s 0-0 draw with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side yesterday but no article has captured the spirit of the game better than this piece by The Guardian’s Jonathan Wilson.
It would be easy for Palace fans to feel somewhat peeved at the nature in which we picked up a point against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City yesterday afternoon but given the Premier League leaders’ recent run of consecutive victories, we should all be patting one another on the back following the gargantuan effort which saw us hold them to a 0-0 draw.
Despite an incredible amount of pant-wetting from the likes of Graham Poll and BT Sport’s Jake Humphrey over the penalty Palace were awarded against Manchester City yesterday afternoon, the FA’s specialist panel have decided that no further action will be taken against Wilfried Zaha.
A fair few Palace fans were openly shocked at the sight of Wayne Hennessey’s name in the starting XI for yesterday’s game against Manchester City but the Welsh number one put in an absolutely stellar display against the runaway league leaders, coming away with a clean sheet and an immense amount of credit from the Selhurst faithful.
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