The Awkward Moment Wilfried Zaha Gets Told He’s Not MOTM Despite Brace

The Awkward Moment Wilfried Zaha Gets Told He's Not MOTM Despite Brace

Wilfried Zaha was at the double in Crystal Palace’s emphatic 4-1 win away at Leicester City but somehow the Ivory Coast international didn’t come away with the Man of the Match trophy.

That’s because John Hartson, on co-commentary for the game, elected to pick Palace defender James Tomkins as the recipient of the award.

That led to a rather awkward end to a post-match interview involving Zaha and Michy Batshuayi, where the former Manchester United winger was told by Des Kelly that he’d been overlooked.

“Oh wow! Ok then, well I’m shocked. I’ll hand it over!” Zaha cheerfully quipped as he was given the award to pass on, though you could sense he was a bit bemused.

Zaha, quite possibly the best player in the Premier League outside of the top six, now has seven league goals this campaign.

Josh Lawless

Josh is a writer who specialises in football and wrestling. He has been published by Curzon Ashton FC, Late Tackle, Manchester City FC, The Mirror, Read Man City and Manchester Evening News. He provides coverage of professional wrestling and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the field – including the first UK interview with The Hardy Boyz after their return to WWE. He has never sported a pair of Lonsdale Slip-ons, contrary to reports.


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