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Crystal Palace boss Hodgson backs Zaha to go on a scoring streak after Liverpool display

Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson has thrown his weight behind Wilfried Zaha to score regularly after opening his season account in their 2-1 loss to Liverpool on Saturday.

The 27-year-old cancelled out Sadio Mane’s opener before Roberto Firmino scored the match-winner to deny Palace a share of the points.

The effort from the Ivory Coast international saw him end 13-game goal drought, having last found the back of the net in May against Cardiff City.

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Zaha, who scored 10 goals last season, wanted a move away from Selhurst Park in the summer and reportedly handed in a transfer request but a move failed to materialise.