Crystal Palace in huge blow with Wilfried Zaha ruled out of Man City clash

CRYSTAL PALACE will be without Wilfried Zaha as they travel to Manchester City at the weekend.

The winger has started the season in electric form but won’t be able to showcase his talent at the Etihad.


Wilfried Zaha scored twice against Aston Villa last weekendCredit: Reuters

Zaha, 29, scored twice during Palace’s 3-1 victory over Aston Villa last weekend.

But, as reported by The Athletic, the Ivory Coast international picked up a leg injury during the match.

He was able to carry on at the time and wasn’t substituted until the 82nd minute – when he was replaced by Luka Milivojevic in a seemingly tactical move.

Zaha did not travel as Palace took on Oxford in the League Cup on Tuesday night.

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In his absence, goals by Odsonne Edouard and Milivojevic sealed Palace’s progression in a 2-0 win.

Prior to the triumph over Villa, Zaha also scored in his side’s 1-1 draw at Liverpool the week before.

He has previous form at the Etihad, having scored the opening goal in Palace’s unlikely 2-0 win there last season.

It was one of 14 strikes he managed in the Premier League last term, the best tally of his career.


Zaha is down to the final 12 months of his contract, signed back in August 2018.

Roma showed an interest in signing him last month, although no move materialised.

He has previously been linked with Arsenal, although the Gunners are thought to be done in the transfer market this year.