Zaha leads Palace to victory at Huddersfield

Zaha leads Palace to victory at Huddersfield

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Wilfried Zaha returned to the Crystal Palace side after missing the Southampton defeat with a groin strain

Wilfried Zaha produced a moment of brilliance on his return to the team as Crystal Palace earned their second win of the season against Huddersfield.

Halfway through September is far too early to be labelling matches six-pointers, but this was an encounter with a fiery edge to it from the start.

It looked as though it might be a frustrating afternoon for Zaha, who missed Palace’s defeat to Southampton before the international break with a groin injury, after he was booked for a late tackle on Florent Hadergjonaj.

But Zaha regained his composure and in the 38th minute knocked the ball between two defenders before smashing past Jonas Lossl.

The hosts offered a threat in the second half, flooding the Palace box with high crosses, and Aaron Mooy came close to finding the equaliser only to see his well-struck volley clatter off a post.

Huddersfield’s wait for their first win of the season continues but Palace move up to 11th in the table.

More to follow.

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via BBC Sport – Football https://ift.tt/OHg7x6

September 15, 2018 at 09:03AM

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