Super Eagles target Ebere Eze makes his Premier League debut for new club as Wilfried Zaha goal clinches Crystal Palace 1-0 win over Southampton at Selhurst Park.

Zaha met Andros Townsend’s cross to volley the hosts in front against a lacklustre Saints, who failed to replicate the impressive form shown towards the end of last campaign.

Kyle Walker-Peters saw his red card for a foul on Tyrick Mitchell overturned by referee Jon Moss having consulted VAR Craig Pawson and his pitch-side monitor.

Eze made his Premier League debut in the 79 minutes as he was introduced to replace Ghanian star Jeffrey Schlupp.

 Zaha had the ball in the net again during the final exchanges, but it was ruled out for offside and Eze had entered proceedings to warm applause from those allowed inside the stadium by this point.

Palace, who had not won in nine games since last season’s restart, were very nearly made to pay for Zaha’s miss in stoppage time when Vicente Guaita saved brilliantly to deny Danny Ings during a frantic finish but they held on to secure all three points.

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