Zaha scores, misses penalty as Palace draws 1-1 with Norwich

February 9, 2022 GMT
Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha misses a penalty during the English Premier League soccer match between Norwich City and Crystal Palace at Carrow Road, Norwich, England, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha misses a penalty during the English Premier League soccer match between Norwich City and Crystal Palace at Carrow Road, Norwich, England, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha misses a penalty during the English Premier League soccer match between Norwich City and Crystal Palace at Carrow Road, Norwich, England, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha misses a penalty during the English Premier League soccer match between Norwich City and Crystal Palace at Carrow Road, Norwich, England, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha misses a penalty during the English Premier League soccer match between Norwich City and Crystal Palace at Carrow Road, Norwich, England, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)

NORWICH, England (AP) — Wilfried Zaha scored a superb solo equalizer before shanking a penalty well wide as Crystal Palace came from behind to draw 1-1 at Norwich in the Premier League on Wednesday.

Teemu Pukki’s first goal in more than 11 hours of play put the hosts ahead after just 39 seconds — the fastest goal in the Premier League this season — but Norwich couldn’t hold on for a fourth straight win that would have lifted it out of the relegation zone.

Instead, Zaha pulled Palace back level by curling home from the edge of the area on the hour mark in his first appearance for the club since Boxing Day, having played for Ivory Coast at the African Cup of Nations.

He then had a chance to win it for the Eagles, but he scuffed a tame penalty wide of the left post after Tyrick Mitchell had been fouled by Max Aarons.

The miss left Palace with just two league wins in 12 games and Patrick Vieira’s team has slipped to 13th place. Norwich is 18th, one point from safety.

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