Crystal Palace are different, but Wilfried Zaha remains numero uno

The Ivory Coast attacker put a somewhat confusing few days behind him to produce another decisive showing against Wolverhampton Wanderers

Crystal Palace’s 2-0 win over Wolverhampton Wanderers was arguably even more important than the preceding triumph at Manchester City by the same score.

Patrick Vieira may not admit to this publicly, but Saturday afternoon’s success over Wolves probably pleased him more too. The Eagles showed characteristics of the side they’re seemingly intent on transitioning into, playing on the front foot for the majority of the game and dominating proceedings.

At the Etihad Stadium the previous week, it was more ‘old Palace’ than ‘new Palace’, broadly playing backs-to-the-wall football and then hitting Pep Guardiola’s men with sucker punch goals.