Crystal Palace player ratings vs Brentford: Zaha puts transfer speculation aside to shine in frustrating draw

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Star man: Wilfried Zaha  (Getty Images)
Star man: Wilfried Zaha (Getty Images)

Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha scored his fourth goal of the season but could prevent further dropped points as Brentford equalised late on in Tuesday’s London derby.

The Ivorian is once again the subject of intense transfer speculation and proved why with a stunning opener, only for Yoane Wissa to net an 88th-minute equaliser.

Here’s how Patrick Vieira’s side rated at Selhurst Park...

Vicente Guaita 7

Unworked in first-half and not much busier after the break until he denied Henry winner with crucial block deep into stoppage time

Nathaniel Clyne 6

Struggled to live with attacking raids of Henry but kept Lewis-Potter quiet on former Hull man’s first League start.

Marc Guehi 7

Fantastically composed and crucial work on the cover stopped Ward’s misjudgment putting Toney through on goal.

Joachim Andersen 6

One brutal block on Mbeumo delighted home fans. Typically aggressive in enjoyable battle with Toney.

Joel Ward 6

Given a tricky evening by the pace of Mbuemo in behind as Brentford looked to target him with early long balls but stuck at task well.

Cheick Doucoure 8

Hugely impressive in the middle of the park. Looks a superb signing and is getting better every week.

Jeffrey Schlupp 5

Brilliant run from inside his own half deserved better than tame strike straight at Raya. Did the same with better opening early in second half.

Eberechi Eze 6

One of the midfielder’s quieter evenings but still found the occasional pocket of space, shooting too close to Raya early on.

Michael Olise 7

Made first Premier League start of the season and almost opened scoring with trademark effort that struck post after dipping in off the right. More to come.

Jean-Philippe Mateta 5

Carried little threat, albeit without much to feed on, before being replaced.

Wilfried Zaha 7

Forward’s future is once again set to be a dominant theme in the final days of the transfer window. Looked on course for one of his frustrating nights until curling a stunner into the top corner.

Substitutes

Odsonne Edouard (Mateta 54’) 6

Introduction gave Zaha licence to drift from left-flank which caused Brentford far more problems.

Luka Milivojevic (Schlupp 76’)

Jordan Ayew (Eze 76’)

Tyrick Mitchell (Olise 80’) 5

On late to help see out win but caught out at back post for Wissa winner.

Unused: Johnstone, Richards, Rodney, Philips, Ebiowei,