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Crystal Palace: Fans slam Wilfried Zaha after Leeds display

Crystal Palace: Fans slam Wilfried Zaha after Leeds display -Crystal Palace News

Flocking to Twitter, many Crystal Palace fans bemoaned the performance of star Wilfried Zaha as their side succumbed to a 1-0 loss against Leeds United on Tuesday evening.

Patrick Vieira’s men, looking to record a first win since back-to-back victories against Man City and Wolves a month ago, left Elland Road disappointed thanks to some late drama.

Should Vieira drop Zaha for Palace?

Yes, bench against United

Yes, bench against United

No chance

No chance

The Eagles had chances to take control with striker Christian Benteke missing two big opportunities – first heading wide of the mark from close range and then seeing another late effort gathered by keeper Illan Meslier just before it crossed the goal line.

Palace were made to pay for their lack of ruthlessness when defender Marc Guehi’s handball gifted Leeds a penalty in added-time, with star man Raphinha going on to coolly slot home the eventual winner.

Palace fans slam Zaha…

As such, Vieira’s side remain just six points off the drop zone as fans took to social media with criticism, sharing their verdicts on winger Zaha in particular.

Some Eagles fans cited what they believe is a lack of form over the last few games whilst others even call for their highest-paid player to be dropped.

According to SofaScore, Zaha ranked in among the lowest-rated Palace players against Leeds with a 6.7/10 – and it appears he endured a tough afternoon against Marcelo Bielsa’s defence.

The 29-year-old won just seven of his 20 ground duels in Yorkshire whilst managing zero shots on target for the whole 90 minutes (SofaScore).

Zaha also gave away possession a seismic 24 times, leaving little wonder why many fans shown their frustration on Twitter.

Find their verdicts down below:

“Time to sell Zaha”

Credit: @SidViscous9

“Zaha hasn’t looked up for it the past 3 games”

Credit: @alfie22345

“He does nothing. Needs to be dropped.”

Credit: @stevebrookstein

“If it was any other player they would be calling for him to be dropped”

Credit: @cam_cpfc

“We have some players who makes stupid decisions at the final third. Ayew ball sense in the box is shocking, Benteke is unreliable and Zaha, slows the game. Sooo frustrating sometimes”

Credit: @ghanaplaylist

“As a Palace fan he’s been poor the last 2 games, earlier in the season he looked like his old self but this week looked like he’s playing for Roy again. Moaning more than looking to play. Hasn’t beat a player in the last games”

Credit: @kenroyben

“Zaha has been poor the last few games, like droppable don’t care if you come for me, it’s just facts”

Credit: @CTuckey99

“Sell Zaha”

Credit: @yeetusse

In other news, find out which injury news had Eagles fuming here!

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