Wilfried Zaha scores for Crystal Palace as VAR saves Kyle Walker Peters from Red Card but chops off Zaha’s second goal

Wilfried Zaha scores for Crystal Palace as VAR saves Kyle Walker Peters from Red Card but chops off Zaha’s second goal

Wilfried Zaha scores for Crystal Palace as VAR saves Kyle Walker Peters from Red Card but chops off Zaha’s second goal

  • Zaha opened the scoring for the Eagles in the first half to give Roy Hodgson’s side crucial three points
  • The winger would have a second goal disallowed by VAR in the second half
  • Southampton were reduced to 10 men when Jon Moss issued Kyle Walker Peters for a challenge but decision overruled by VAR
  • Mental Health and Psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 pandemic

Wilfried Zaha scores for Crystal Palace as VAR saves Kyle Walker Peters from Red Card.

Palace began their season campaign with a narrow 1-0 win over Southampton at the Selhurst Park.

Zaha put the ball in the net after receiving a brilliant cross from Andros Townsend in the 13th minute.

It was a vital win for Roy Hodgson’s side who have a crunch run of tough opponents in the coming matches.

The Saints were reduced down to 10 men early in the second half as Kyle Walker Peters was shown a straight red card by Jon Moss for a high challenge on Tyrick Mitchell.

Jon Moss would review the challenge on the pitch-side monitor and reverse the decision from red to yellow.

Wilfried Zaha scores for Crystal Palace
Wilfried Zaha’s goal in the first half gave Crystal Palace a vital 1-0 win over Southampton

Palace would then have the VAR chop off Zaha’s second goal deep in second half for offside.

A long ball by McArthur found the Ivorian in acres of space to run into before slotting the ball past the keeper. A VAR review would rule the goal offside.

Danny Ings would have a powerful header saved Palace’s Guaita deep in stoppage time.

Palace travel to Bournemouth on Tuesday for the EFL Cup before traveling to Old Trafford next weekend.

Southampton entertain Brentford in the EFL Cup on Wednesday before entertaining Tottenham next weekend.