FIRES BACK Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha strongly denies spitting at West Ham midfielder Declan Rice

    Wilfried Zaha has rubbished claims he spat at Declan Rice during Crystal Palace’s 2-1 win over West Ham on Saturday.

    Roy Hodgson’s men came from behind to secure a second successive Premier League win thanks to goals from Patrick van Aanholt and Jordan Ayew at the London Stadium.

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    Wilfried Zaha has strongly denied spitting towards Declan Rice
    And Hammers fans were furious after footage on social media appeared to show Zaha spitting in the direction of Rice.
    But Zaha has denied the accusations on his Instagram Story, in clips which have since been deleted.
    He said: “Let me clear something that the West Ham fans are trying to make up.
    “On your own video, you can see that Declan runs in front of me and I spit to the right.
    “So please don’t make up lies that I spat at someone. I have never done it and I never will.
    “So please, let’s just accept that we won the game and move on.”
    Both Rice and Zaha played the full 90 minutes as West Ham striker Sebastien Haller opened the scoring in the 54th minute.

    Van Aanholt levelled from the spot before Ayew scored three minutes from time after VAR overturned the linesman’s decision to rule the goal out for offside.

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