Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha has ended his 17-game Premier League goal drought with an absolute beauty against Chelsea.
Since scoring in the Eagles’ 1-1 draw against Brighton on December 16, 2019, the Cote d’Ivoire star has gone on a spell of seven games without hitting the target.
Against the Blues on Tuesday, however, the 27-year-old ended his wait in incredible fashion.
With Frank Lampard’s team racing to a 2-0 lead after 27 minutes at Selhurst Park Stadium thanks to efforts from Olivier Giroud and Christian Pulisic, Zaha reduced the deficit with a screamer.
He picked the ball 30 yards from goal, took it forward slightly before smashing a wonder-strike past a helpless Kepa Arrizabalaga.
That goal was the former Manchester United man’s furthest of all his previous 35 recorded in the English elite division. Indeed, they were not more than 19 yards out.
Also, that strike – his first in 2020 – stood as his third from outside the penalty area.
Chelsea eventually won the game 3-2, with the remaining goals scored by Tammy Abraham for Chelsea and Christian Benteke of Crystal Palace.
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