Crystal Palace have no intention of selling Wilfried Zaha, insists Roy Hodgson

Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha

Liverpool, Manchester City, Tottenham and Chelsea are all said to be ready to bid for the former Manchester United forward this summer, after he nearly single-handedly kept Palace in the top flight this season.

Zaha has developed into a modern-day Palace legend in his two stints at Selhurst Park, first helping the club secure promotion to the top-flight before he was signed by Manchester United.

"I am very proud of what the players and the staff have done", Hodgson said on Friday as he spoke to the assorted media.

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The Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Brom will be broadcast on Oxygen.

And they should have gone ahead when Zaha led a counter-attack to the edge of the area and laid a pass into the path of Andros Townsend, who slipped as he pulled the trigger and failed to even test Foster in a one-on-one. "This is my home and there's no reason for me to leave".

It took an additional month until Palace recorded their first league win and scored their first league goal.

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The club had looked destined for relegation after losing their opening seven Premier League games this season, but Roy Hodgson steered the club away from trouble after taking over in September, with Zaha's return from injury a catalyst.

The Ivory Coast global scored four goals - including a brace in the 3-2 win over rivals Brighton - and registered an assist as Palace went unbeaten with two wins and two draws.

The game picked up after the break and Palace went in search of the breakthrough goal with Foster saving from Ruben Loftus-Cheek, while Zaha and Andros Townsend fired shots off target. "I had no doubt that we'd get back to ourselves". "He's a fine player and I think we needed people like him, Wilf and Andros today because they are a hard defence to unlock".

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