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Zaha talks wonder goal, asks whether refs will look out for him

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during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Crystal Palace at John Smith’s Stadium on September 15, 2018 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom.

Nigel Roddis

Wilfried Zaha scored another beauty on Saturday, but his mind was on another necessary part of his game: His health.

[ RECAP: Huddersfield 0-1 Palace ]
“I feel like I’d have to get my leg broken for anyone to get a card,” Zaha said, according to the BBC. “That’s why I lose my head. Why am I getting different treatment from other players? It is every week. I don’t know what to say.”

Zaha and Ruben Loftus-Cheek were joint-most fouled players in the Premier League last season at 2.6 times per game, and that figure was up to 2.8 before Saturday’s 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town.

Not known as a terrible diver, Zaha would still like to see more calls and has been vocal in his displeasure. Now he’s taking it to the microphones.

“I don’t know. I have tried to speak to the referees. there’s nothing I can do any more. It is hard. It doesn’t make you want to go on a run because someone will come through the back of you and it doesn’t allow you to express yourself. At the same time, I have to let my feet do the talking which I did today.”

As for his wonderful solo goal?

“I had one thing in my mind when I went on my run. I don’t think we had many shots but I managed to connect with it well and scored.”

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