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‘I’m buzzing to be back’ – Zaha returns with a brace for Palace

Mon 07 December 2020 | 17:46

Wilfried Zaha brought Crystal Palace a thumping 5-1 victory against West Brom, who were playing with 10 men, saying he was ‘buzzing to be back’ from his self-isolation.

The

Crystal Palace

forward did not appear in the last two matches due to a positive coronavirus test, his return on Sunday’s clash was deeply felt through his brace, however.

The Glaziers set a new record in their

Premier League

away game thanks to Darnell Furlong’s opener and Christian Benteke and

Zaha

both grabbing two goals. Palace sit 11th on the Premier league table after their away win which puts them three points behind the top five.

I’m very happy. I’m always happy when the team’s winning and obviously I can add some goals as well. A good day in all,”

he said.

Obviously it wasn’t nice staying at home away from the team, especially those two games I feel I could have helped. I’m buzzing to be back and the team’s winning – that’s all I care about.

“Chris (Benteke) is as good as he always is really, but I feel like everyone’s making noise because he managed to score. So, I’m happy for him. He’s worked hard, managed to get his opportunity and he took it.

“Ebere Eze is a quality player, he glides through people. It’s nice having someone on your wavelength and that’s a tricky player as well, because I know half of the stuff he’s going to do, so I just position myself to get the ball. It’s been a joy

.”

Conor Gallagher scored a goal for

West Brom

minutes before Pereira was shown a red card. The referee’s decision had a great impact on the rest of the players and

Semi Ajayi

, Albion defender, believes it’s better to move on.

We can’t let a result like this derail our season. We know we weren’t good enough,” he told the club’s official website. “We will work hard to improve and hopefully we will be a lot stronger next week.

“I think it was a very even game before the red card. If anything I thought we were edging it.

“Going down to 10 men changed things massively, but I don’t think it should’ve had as much of an effect on our performance as it did.

“We need to put this result behind us because there’s a lot more to play for this season

.”


source: SportMob