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EPL: Loan star Zaha is last-gasp saviour

The New Paper | Tuesday, Sep 2, 2014

Zaha is on loan at Crystal Palace from Manchester United.

NEWCASTLE UNITED 3 (Janmaat 37, Aarons 73, Williamson 88)

CRYSTAL PALACE 3 (Gayle 1, Puncheon 48, Zaha 90)

Wilfried Zaha snatched a point for new manager Neil Warnock as Crystal Palace emerged from a six-goal thriller at Newcastle United with a draw.

Zaha, on loan at his old club from Manchester United, struck five minutes into stoppage time at the end of a dramatic encounter at St James' Park just as is looked as though the Magpies had secured their first Premier League win of the season.

He and Newcastle counterpart Rolando Aarons lit up a nail-biting conclusion to the game with fine cameos after Daryl Janmaat and Aarons had cancelled out earlier efforts from Dwight Gayle and Jason Puncheon.

Mike Williamson's 88th-minute finish - his first goal for five years - looked to have secured the points, but Zaha dashed the home side's hopes.


This article was first published on August 31, 2014.
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