Wilfried Zaha scores as Crystal Palace hits back to beat Wolves

Crystal Palace came from behind to seal a 2-1 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers at Selhurst Park.

Adama Traore broke the deadlock in the 31st minute as the hosts struggled to create clear chances in the first half.

But Eberechi Eze turned the momentum two minutes after the restart when he nodded into Michael Olise’s cross.

Wilfried Zaha handed the win to Palace and shot past Jose Sa to seal all three points and his side’s second consecutive home win.

The hosts came close to opening the scoring after four minutes when Cheick Doucoure’s shot from 25 meters went wide of the right post.

Diego Costa drove into the box but couldn’t beat Palace keeper Vicente Guaita, who with a dive parried any threat of the visitors’ early lead.

Olise, who set up the first goal in Palace’s last win at Selhurst Park, rolled into a corner where Marc Guehi got up to score but nodded wide of goal.

Palace saw more of the ball in the opening games but struggled to find the finishing touches, turning it in the final third and leveling their opponents with just one shot apiece until the 25-minute mark.

But it was the visitors who broke the deadlock six minutes later when Hugo Bueno on his full first-team debut played a beautiful cross to an unmarked Traore who nodded into the bottom right corner.

A delay ensued after Joel Ward and Daniel Podence collided in mid-air and the Wolves winger was under the care of physios but was ruled fit to continue, with the incident earning the Palace captain a caution.

Zaha had a chance to equalize for the frustrated hosts before the break, but he missed his attempt, giving the Eagles a little respite when Ruben Neves’ added-time free-kick ricocheted off the right post.

The hosts reacted within two minutes after retaking the field. Olise’s cross at the back post met Eze, who equalized for his second goal of the season.

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Palace were inches from taking the lead when Olise Odsonne found Edouard in the center of the box, but the Frenchman’s overhead kick sailed just wide of the right post.

Less than three minutes later, Edouard had the ball back at his feet, this time hitting Zaha in the center of the box. The Eagles forward took advantage and pulled the hosts into the bottom right corner with a commanding finish.

Guaita showed a nice jump to deny Goncalo Guedes a late equalizer and Nathan Collins was spared the offside flag after a glaring miss from Guedes’ cross.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/crystal-palace-wolves-result-final-score-zaha-b2205615.html Wilfried Zaha scores as Crystal Palace hits back to beat Wolves

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