Zaha notched at the home of the Foxes for the fourth game running – his sixth in total against Leicester – after just 12 minutes of Monday night’s entertaining Premier League contest in the East Midlands, expertly finishing off a swift counter-attack after being teed up perfectly by Eberechi Eze’s pass to equal his best top-flight scoring campaign (10).
However, Leicester battled back to turn the game around after the interval, with Timothy Castagne notching the equaliser just five minutes into the second half before a special goal from in-form striker Kelechi Iheanacho – who also set up the opener – sealed a hard-fought win late on.
It was the Nigerian international’s 10th Premier League goal of the season and his 14th in his last 14 appearances for Leicester, who took a huge step towards qualification for next season’s Champions League.
Brendan Rodgers’ third-placed side – who have also reached the FA Cup Final for the first time since 1969 – now hold a seven-point buffer to West Ham in fifth with only five matches left to play this term.
Palace, meanwhile, have won only one of their last seven matches and stay 13th ahead of a likely summer of big change in south London.