Huddersfield boss praises Arsenal, Spurs & Man Utd target after wonder goal

07:30 24 December 2012

Wilfried Zaha

Wilfried Zaha

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Huddersfield Town manager Simon Grayson described Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha as “the hottest property in the Championship” after he struck a stunning goal in Saturday’s 1-1 draw at Selhurst Park.

The 20-year-old collected a gorgeous backheeled flick from Palace team-mate Yannick Bolasie and smashed a rasping shot in off the underside of the crossbar to give the Eagles a first half lead.

An error from Palace goalkeeper Julian Speroni gifted the Terriers an equaliser after 75 minutes as both sides ended the game with 10 men after referee Graham Scott showed two straight red cards.

Zaha has been tipped big money move to the Premier League, with Arsenal, Spurs and Manchester United among the clubs rumoured to be considering January bids.

And Grayson was impressed by the England youngster. He said: “You know that Zaha has got that in his locker.

“He’s obviously been touted as being the hottest property in the Championship and people are watching him.

“We were aware that our full backs had to play well against him and Bolasie because they’re good players.

“It was a good goal from their point of view,” he added.

Grayson was relieved to grab the equaliser but quick to defend Palace stopper Speroni, who let Keith Southern’s tame shot roll through his legs for Huddersfield’s goal having previously made a string of stunning saves.

“Goalkeepers can have fantastic days and then make a mistake,” he said.

“I thought he made some fantastic saves in the first half but I think Jermaine [Beckford] distracted him a little bit [for the goal] and it’s gone through his legs.

“I’m sure he’ll he disappointed but that’s the risk that goalkeepers run sometimes.”

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