Crystal Palace ahead Wilfried Zaha scored his 50th league objective for the membership as they beat Southampton 10 on Saturday to safe a house victory on the opening day of a Premier League marketing campaign for the primary time.
- Last Updated: September 12, 2020, 9:42 PM IST
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Crystal Palace ahead Wilfried Zaha scored his 50th league objective for the membership as they beat Southampton 1-Zero on Saturday to safe a house victory on the opening day of a Premier League marketing campaign for the primary time.
The hosts went forward in opposition to the run of play as Zaha, who had managed just one objective in his earlier 21 video games, met Andros Townsend’s pin-point cross from the best with a side-footed volley previous goalkeeper Alex McCarthy within the 13th minute.
Zaha, so typically Palace’s talisman throughout earlier seasons however coming off a disappointing 2019-20 marketing campaign during which he netted solely 4 league targets, seemed harmful all through the primary half as Southampton left far too many gaps on the again.
Ralph Hasenhuettl’s facet responded by rising their depth in assault and had two fast possibilities instantly after the restart, however each Nathan Redmond and Che Adams have been unfortunate to not get the ball previous the spectacular Vicente Guaita in objective.
Kyle Walker-Peters, who joined Southampton from Tottenham Hotspur within the shut season, was then proven a straight purple for a excessive problem earlier than referee Jon Moss modified it to a yellow following the intervention of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR).
Zaha thought he had doubled Palace’s tally late into the competition with a neat run and end, just for the VAR to rule out his effort as he was offside within the build-up.