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Crystal Palace: Wilfried Zaha was a constant threat vs Everton

Crystal Palace came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw against Everton at Goodison Park on Monday evening.

Substitutes Jeffrey Schlupp and Michy Batshuayi combined late on, with the on-loan Chelsea man being the player to steer home the equalising goal after James Rodriguez had initially given the hosts the lead just ten minutes after the half-time break.

Whilst it was those who were on the bench who eventually had a decisive impact on the scoreline, Wilfried Zaha, who started the game, was a constant threat to the Toffees and probably deserved more than his contribution showed.

Who was your Palace MOTM vs Everton?

Gary Cahill

Gary Cahill

Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha

Vicente Guaita

Vicente Guaita

Somebody else?

Somebody else?

According to WhoScored, the Ivorian winger had 73 touches, with only Eberechi Eze, Luka Milivojevic and Patrick van Aanholt having more throughout the game. He also contributed 44 passes, completing them at a 79.6% success rate.

Whilst Zaha did not manage to contribute a goal or an assist throughout the 90 minutes, he went mightily close to adding to the nine Premier League goals and two assists he has already managed to plunder this term.

The £40.5m-rated wideman produced five key crosses and a further three key passes, with no player on his team managing more. Whilst he was a creative force, Zaha was also an extremely threatening presence himself by firing in three shots – more than any player in the Eagles’ starting XI.

Eventually, Everton did find a way to stop Zaha. Having seen him complete an impressive three dribbles throughout the clash, the Palace winger was then fouled on three occasions by the home side. Only Jordan Ayew, Richarlison and Tom Davies won more free-kicks than Zaha.

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Previously praised for his “excellent” performances by Palace manager Roy Hodgson, he will surely hope for a few similar displays from Zaha between now and the end of the campaign.

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