Wilfried Zaha salutes 'amazing' Crystal Palace after Leicester City win

Lynette Rowe
December 17, 2017

Leicester City and Nigeria worldwide midfielder Wilfred Ndidi was red carded in a lunch time English Premier League tie against Crystal Palace that ended 3-0 in favour of the visitors.

But the Belgium worldwide was key to Palace's stunning victory at the King Power Stadium, heading Hodgson's men in front before providing the assist for Wilfried Zaha to score the second.

Goals from Christian Benteke, Wilfred Zaha and Bakary Sako ended Leicester's run of four straight league wins and took Palace to seven league games without defeat (three wins, four draws).

Dec 16 (Reuters) - Christian Benteke put a hard week behind him to score his first goal of the season as Crystal Palace won 3-0 at Leicester City to climb out of the Premier League's bottom three on Saturday.

"I think it is always hard and harsh because he is a valuable player for us", Puel added of the incident. "I just got what I deserved to get".

"I won't give up".

Having scored the first goal and assisted the second, Benteke should have had number three in the 48th minute when Townsend whipped another wicked cross in from the right, but the Belgian placed his diving header wide having gotten to the ball ahead of Wes Morgan.

Roy Hodgson
GETTY Crystal Palace are unbeaten in six Premier League games

"The team's buzzing", he said.

Vicente Iborra had a headed goal correctly ruled out for a push on the hour and Leicester suffered a further blow a minute later when birthday boy Wilfred Ndidi received a second yellow card for a dive and was sent off.

"The day after (the penalty miss) he came in and held his hand up, he spoke to the players and myself and made the point that he would make it up to team, and that is what he has done", Hodgson said.

"I think our play was too slow against a good team with a strong defensive unit". "Palace deserved the result, they played with desire and quality and I think we didn't deserve anything today". We needed to have more quickness, more quality in the play and it was not possible today.

"They were singing his name which was fantastic because after missing the penalty he perhaps rightly, many people were saying, got some stick from the crowd".

"His record at Aston Villa was one every two games, and it wouldn't surprise me if he matched that here in the remaining games of the season - that's what we're hoping for".

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