Wilfried Zaha sets an unusual Premier League record against Manchester City


Wilfried Zaha has established a Premier League record by winning the most fouls ever in the competition’s history.

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On Monday night, the Cote d’Ivoire international was fouled three times as Crystal Palace drew 0-0 with Manchester City at Selhurst Park.

Wilfried Zaha has won 730 fouls in total since making his English top-flight debut with Manchester United in the 2013-2014 season.

Since Opta began collecting data in the 2003-04 season, this is the most by any other player.

The 29-year-old was in action from start to finish against Pep Guardiola’s side as Patrick Vieira’s side extended their unbeaten run to five games in all competitions.

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Zaha’s contributions included three shots, one of which was on target, three dribbles, and two times being caught offside.

He also has 40 touches, 23 passes, and a 65.2 percent passing accuracy.

In terms of defensive value, he had 0 top tackles, interceptions, clearances, and blocked shots, according to statistics.

Manager Vieira hailed his contributions against the Etihad Stadium giants, praising his relationship with Tyrick Mitchell despite his lack of a goal.

“That [Zaha’s defensive work] is incredibly crucial, especially when you’re going through a tough phase,” the Frenchman told Crystal Palace’s official website.

“He managed to win free kicks, he worked extremely hard, arriving to support and assist Tyrick, racing behind Kyle Walker and being present for the two-on-two match.”

“He’s had a fantastic run since returning from the Afcon — he’s gone to a difficult level and will ideally stay there until the conclusion of the season.”

“Tyrick is a young player coming through the Academy and has spent a lot of time watching Wilfried. Wilfried’s experience and character will aid him in his development as a player. This interaction between the two, in my opinion, is improving.”

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Crystal Palace moved up to 11th in the table with 34 points from 29 games as a result of the win.

On April 4, they face Arsenal in their next match. They will play Everton in an English FA Cup match before that.


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