Palace’s relegation battle won, now fight starts to keep Zaha

Great result 🦅🦅🦅

Inside Croydon

It was the side’s finest performance of the entire Premier League season, rattling five goals past the recent past champions. Even Christian Benteke – renamed for the day Pen-teke – managed to score at Selhurst Park. With two games of the league season left, the threat of relegation for Crystal Palace, the side which had lost their first seven games of the season when they failed to score a single goal, has finally passed.

Shooting star: Wilf Zaha celebrates his goal on Saturday. He is essential to Palace’s performances

More than anything else, Crystal Palace’s 5-0 demolition of Leicester on Saturday underlined the biggest challenge which the club, and its veteran manager, Roy Hodgson, now face: to keep Wilfried Zaha at the club. “The fact is, he is not going to stay because of my blue eyes,” said Hodgson, in the warm glow of success after the match.

“He is…

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