Some Crystal Palace fans have taken to Twitter to heap praise on Wilfried Zaha, following his performance in the Eagles’ 2-0 win over Norwich.
The Ivory Coast international wanted to leave Selhurst Park back in the summer and even handed in a transfer request amid interest from Arsenal and Everton, but his head looked well and truly screwed on against the Canaries.
Zaha took four shots – more than any other player on the pitch – and also completed five key passes on a day where he truly looked back to his best – he was yet to record a single goal involvement before Saturday’s game.
The 26-year-old set up Andros Townsend’s goal after some excellent wing play in stoppage time, while he also embarked on a game-high six dribbles.
One Palace fan said that Zaha delivered such a “mature” performance against Daniel Farke’s side, while another said that his work rate was “excellent”.
Let’s take a look at some more of the Twitter reaction…
Perfect day! Breakfast and drinks in the pub followed by a Palace win! What a partnership Cahill and Kelly are! Zaha’s work rate was excellent today and Roy made all 3 subs! Get in! #cpfc
— James Gingell (@grizzle1988) September 28, 2019
Great and deserved win. Still not sure about Roy’s first choice midfield 3/tactics but the first 25 mins were good. Back 4 excellent. Cahill is a Rolls Royce defender + motm. Zaha looked strong. Tough run coming up so hope this gives us a boost! #cpfc
— Oliver Porter (@onporter) September 28, 2019
I have never ever seen Zaha put in such a mature performance as he did today. Passing it when he needed to, drawing players in, didn’t let some fouls annoyed him and great play for the final goal #cpfc #CRYNOR @BackOfTheNest
— Luke Weaser-Seychell (@Luke_Seychell) September 28, 2019
Agree @wilfriedzaha was quality today. His game has matured & expanded immensely. Looks around & reads it brilliantly. We have a real diamond.
— Stephen (@EaglesStephen) September 28, 2019
You hit the nail bang on the head this performance was very mature and about the team
— Tony (@mazey16) September 28, 2019
Wilf’s stats vs Norwich:
✅ most successful final third passes (23)
✅ most successful take-ons (6)
✅ most chances created (5)
✅ most shots (4)
Bagged an assist. Looked like his old self ? #CPFC
— PalaceEagles (@PalaceEaglesc0m) September 28, 2019