Wilfried Zaha equals Crystal Palace’s all-time scoring record

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The Cote d’Ivoire striker has equalled a club record that stood for 23 years by scoring against Fulham in the English topflight opener

Wilfried Zaha has equalled Crystal Palace’s Premier League all-time scoring record with his effort against Fulham on Saturday.

The Cote d’Ivoire international has 23 English topflight goals for Palace, matching Chris Armstrong’s tally.

The 25-year-old, who signed for the Eagles in 2015, matched a record that took him just three seasons to set.

Armstrong scored his final Premier League goal for Crystal Palace in 1995, meaning his meaning his marker has stood for 23 years.

Zaha kicked off the new season with a goal at Craven Cottage after Jeffrey Schlupp’s opener to hand Roy Hodgson’s side a valuable 2-0 win at Fulham.

Last season under the same manager he scored nine times in all competitions – his highest tally since he joined the club from Manchester United.

Fuelled by his performance, he took to social media to express his delight following A-rate outing on Saturday.

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“It’s good to be back... buzzing to get a goal and start the season with the win,” he tweeted.

The victory takes Palace to the third position in the log. They welcome Liverpool to Selhurst Park in their next outing on August 20.

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