Huddersfield 0, Crystal Palace 1: Zaha grabs great solo goal

Zaha returned to Palace training on Thursday after a groin injury kept him out of the Southampton defeat

Zaha returned to Palace training on Thursday after a groin injury kept him out of the Southampton defeat

"I feel like I'd have to get my leg broken for anyone to get a card".

This is why I lose my head. some of the yellow cards, like against Watford the guy stood on the back of my calf and it's still a yellow card.

'The other players have no desire to accept that a game is a lost cause without him, but until they do win a game, I can't say it is nothing but a fact'. It is every week. I just don't understand it and it's every week, every referee.

"At the same time, I have to let my feet do the talking which I did today".

Zaha's goal was majestic.

Palace has lost its last 12 league games when Ivory Coast winger Zaha has been absent, the latest of which came in the London club's previous game, a 2-0 defeat at home to Southampton before the worldwide break. In the 38th minute he picked up the ball close to the right touchline, took a couple of step-overs before firing into the far corner.

His influence helped secure a first Palace victory since their opening-day triumph at Fulham, which left David Wagner's hosts still searching for a first win of their second season in the top flight.

"I have tried to speak to referees", said Zaha, who scored Palace's victor.

"He's been playing upfront off (Christian) Benteke, instead of coming from the left and you can see him getting frustrated". But this was the best performance of the season'.