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EPL: Zaha brace sinks Man United, Arsenal see off West Ham

Sports Lounge Staff



Wilfried Zaha Crystal Palace

London: Wilfried Zaha scored twice as Crystal Palace beat Manchester United 3-1 for back-to-back victories at Old Trafford.

Andros Townsend’s close-range finish gave Palace the lead after seven minutes and David De Gea twice denied Jordan Ayew as the away side threatened on the counter.

A penalty for handball by Victor Lindelof, awarded after referee Martin Atkinson had reviewed the incident, was converted at the second attempt.

Ayew’s spot-kick was saved, but the VAR adjudged De Gea had come off his line too early and the retaken penalty was converted by Zaha on 74 minutes.

Substitute Donny van de Beek poked in six minutes later on his debut to reduce the deficit.

But Zaha’s low finish sealed the three points with five minutes remaining to continue Palace’s winning start to the season.

Arsenal rally to win

Arsenal substitute Eddie Nketiah struck late to give Arsenal a 2-1 victory over a stubborn West Ham United.

Alexandre Lacazette gave Arsenal the lead in the 25th minute, heading in powerfully from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s cross.

West Ham levelled on the stroke of half-time after Ryan Fredericks’ low cross was tucked in by Michail Antonio.

The Hammers striker then headed against the crossbar as the dominant visitors pushed for a second goal.

But Nketiah tapped in with five minutes remaining following neat build-up play by Bukayo Saka and Dani Ceballos to secure a hard-fought win, maintaining their 100 per cent start to the campaign.

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