Zaha strike takes Palace into ninth

Published : 17 Dec 2019 06:25 PM | Updated : 07 Sep 2020 10:13 AM

Wilfried Zaha's equaliser lifted Crystal Palace up to ninth in the Premier League table as they shared the points in a 1-1 draw at home to Brighton on Monday, reports AFP.

Neal Maupay fired the visitors into a 54th-minute lead but Palace star Zaha drew the Eagles level against the Seagulls with a fine solo effort 15 minutes from time at Selhurst Park.

Palace have now moved above London rivals Arsenal in the table and Zaha was proud of the way his side stayed in the game against a Brighton team who had much the better of the play.

"It was a big game for both teams and I'm glad we got back in it -- if you can't win, don't lose," Zaha told Sky Sports.

Brighton remained in 13th, five points above the relegation zone, and manager Graham Potter was pleased by the south coast side's latest display.

"The performance was really, really good...You can't control a game away from home much more than that," said Potter before adding: "We know if there is one action from a really good player you can be punished.