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Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha named Player of the Month

Wilfried Zaha named Player of the Month
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Wilfried Zaha wins his first Premier League Player of the Month award following an impressive April for both the winger and Crystal Palace.

Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha has been named Premier League Player of the Month for April after playing a direct part in five goals.

The Ivory Coast international marked his return to the side in style by scoring four of his own and setting up another in a profitable month for Palace.

Zaha, used largely in a forward position during the penultimate month of the campaign, hit a brace against Brighton & Hove Albion and also struck against Bournemouth, before scoring and assisting in the 5-0 win over Leicester City.

Upon receiving his award, the former Manchester United ace told the Premier League's official website: "I'm just happy that the performances are coming together and people are actually seeing for themselves that I've put in the hard work.

"I prefer playing up front really, because I feel like if I make the right run, or if I get the ball at the right time, I can just be one-on-one with the defender and then if I manage to get past the centre-back, it's one-on-one with the 'keeper. So, I feel better in that position."

Zaha, who had never previously won the individual accolade, saw off competition from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Christian Eriksen, Jake Livermore, Jordan Pickford, Paul Pogba and Raheem Sterling.


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Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool22183150104057
2Manchester CityMan City22172359174253
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs22160646222448
4Chelsea22145340172347
5Arsenal22125546321441
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd22125544321241
7Watford229583232032
8Leicester CityLeicester229492625131
9West Ham UnitedWest Ham229493032-231
10Everton228683331230
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves228592328-529
12Bournemouth2283113142-1127
13Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2275102430-626
14Crystal Palace2264122028-822
15Burnley2263132343-2021
16Southampton2247112339-1619
17Cardiff CityCardiff2254131941-2219
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2246121631-1518
19Fulham2235142049-2914
20Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2225151337-2411

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