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Wilfried Zaha could miss Palace’s FA Cup trip to Watford with calf strain

• Winger doubtful for quarter-final due to injury in training• Zaha has feisty relationship with Watford players and fansCrystal Palace have potentially been dealt a major blow ahead of their FA Cup quarter-final against Watford after Wilfried Zaha suf…

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Wilfried Zaha loses appeal against extra ban for Southampton dismissal

• Zaha to miss Doncaster Cup tie for sarcastic applause of referee• Wayne Hennessey to contest charge over alleged Nazi saluteWilfried Zaha’s appeal against an additional one-match ban and £10,000 fine for sarcastically applauding the referee after a r…

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Borussia Dortmund prepared to break transfer record to sign Wilfried Zaha

• Bundesliga leaders interested in Crystal Palace forward• Palace expected to demand more than £50m for ZahaBorussia Dortmund have expressed an interest in signing Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace in the summer, with the Bundesliga leaders prepared to…

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Wilfried Zaha deserves protection not these absurd diving accusations | Paul Doyle

Only Eden Hazard is fouled more often yet every week fans pretend they are watching Zaha acting when they know full well he is notScarlett Johansson told recently of the difficulty, nay futility, of trying to stop people using artificial intelligence s…

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Wilfried Zaha deserves protection not these absurd diving accusations | Paul Doyle

Only Eden Hazard is fouled more often yet every week fans pretend they are watching Zaha acting when they know full well he is notScarlett Johansson told recently of the difficulty, nay futility, of trying to stop people using artificial intelligence s…

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Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha reveals racist abuse after Arsenal penalty

• Ivory Coast forward responds to threats on social media• Zaha was awarded penalty in 2-2 draw on SundayCrystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha revealed he suffered racist abuse and threats to his family after being awarded a late penalty during the 2-2 …

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Roy Hodgson urges Wilfried Zaha to focus despite anger over fouls

• Crystal Palace striker complained about being fouled• ‘Wilf has a strong sense of justice,’ Hodgson saysRoy Hodgson has backed Wilfried Zaha’s decision to voice a sense of injustice at the treatment he receives from markers but has stressed to him th…

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‘Fighting my demons alone’: Wilfried Zaha reveals Manchester United ‘hell’

• Crystal Palace forward says he wasn’t given enough support• Zaha says he has no regrets over choosing Ivory CoastWilfried Zaha has accused Manchester United of failing to give him adequate support following his £10m transfer in 2013, with the Crystal…

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‘Fighting my demons alone’: Wilfried Zaha reveals Manchester United ‘hell’

• Crystal Palace forward says he wasn’t given enough support• Zaha says he has no regrets over choosing Ivory CoastWilfried Zaha has accused Manchester United of failing to give him adequate support following his £10m transfer in 2013, with the Crystal…

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Thanks Zaha, but female footballers really need a proper funding system | Chris Paouros

Why should a female team have to rely on the charity of a male player? For the game to thrive, attitudes must changeWomen can now, finally, earn a living playing football. The England and Scotland women’s teams have just qualified for the World Cup and…

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Roy Hodgson warns ‘disgraceful’ Harry the Hornet over diving antics

• Palace manager says mascot should not ‘provoke the crowd’ • ‘I think it’s disgraceful. That’s not what football is about’Roy Hodgson has warned the Watford mascot Harry the Hornet not to “provoke the crowd” and reignite diving claims regarding Wilfri…

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Crystal Palace set to offer Wilfried Zaha new contract to ward off interest

• Ivory Coast forward is wanted by Tottenham and Chelsea• Palace confident Sako, Cabaye and Ward will remain at clubCrystal Palace look set to offer Wilfried Zaha a new contract after his performances helped secure the club Premier League football for …

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Wilfied Zaha denies diving against Watford, blaming ‘agenda’ against him

• Crystal Palace forward had two penalty appeals turned down• Zaha claims Adrian Mariappa admitted his challenge was a foulWilfried Zaha has responded to being involved in another diving controversy by claiming there is an agenda against him and that p…

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Those who call me a diver are jumping on the bandwagon, says Wilfried Zaha

• Palace winger says he does not intentionally go down in the area• ‘I don’t go off the pitch and cut myself to act like I’ve been kicked’Wilfried Zaha has dismissed suggestions he goes to ground too easily and accused those who brand him a diver of “j…

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Wilfried Zaha could return for Palace at Chelsea after ‘remarkable’ recovery

• Crystal Palace forward back in training after five weeks out injured• ‘He’s so far ahead of schedule,’ says manager Roy HodgsonCrystal Palace’s hopes of avoiding relegation have been boosted by Wilfried Zaha’s potential return to their squad for Satu…

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Crystal Palace stunned as Wilfried Zaha set to see knee specialist

• Winger could be out for a significant period• Zaha suffered injury in Sunday’s draw with NewcastleWilfried Zaha will see a specialist on Tuesday after suffering a knee injury in Crystal Palace’s 1-1 draw with Newcastle, with fears that the Ivory Coas…

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Brighton and Crystal Palace get set for latest bout in the oddest of rivalries | Dominic Fifield

The first meeting of Brighton and Crystal Palace in the top flight for 36 years on Tuesday will rekindle the peculiar spectacle of a derby that isn’t really a derbyTo many the rivalry is a peculiarity. There is no real geographical proximity to explain…

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Impressive Wilfried Zaha plays with ‘nothing to be scared of’ for Palace | Jacob Steinberg

The ‘freedom’ at the foot of the Premier League and also in the forward’s own role help to ensure Chelsea never came close to deciphering Roy Hodgson’s planTimid, listless and toothless in their first seven matches; vibrant, inspired and potent against…

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Frank de Boer accuses West Bromwich Albion of trying to injure Wilfried Zaha

• Crystal Palace manager calls on referees to protect Ivory Coast international
• De Boer: ‘They were looking for him, to injure him, and we can’t accept that’

Frank de Boer has accused West Bromwich Albion of purposely trying to injure Wilfried Zaha after seeing the Crystal Palace winger given a rough ride during their Premier League Asia Trophy meeting on Saturday.

De Boer, who was appointed Palace manager last month, has called on referees to provide more protection for Zaha, the 24-year-old who faced a series of strong tackles from the West Brom defence.

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Wilfried Zaha signs new five-year contract with Crystal Palace

• Winger commits future to Eagles to end transfer speculation
• Tottenham, Arsenal and Manchester City had shown interest

Wilfried Zaha has ended speculation over his future by signing a new five-year deal with Crystal Palace.

The Ivory Coast winger has committed to Palace despite interest from Tottenham Hotspur after helping the club win their relegation battle. After putting pen to paper on the new contract, the 24-year-old told the club’s website: “Palace is in my heart and I don’t think the story is over.”

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