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  • Updated: November 24, 2020

COVID-19: Crystal Palace, Wilfried Zaha Tests Positive

Crystal Palace, Ivory Coast forward Wilfried Zaha has tested positive for COVID-19, as confirmed by the Eagles coach, Roy Hodgson.

AllNews understands that Zaha was absent from the Palace squad for their Premier League match at Burnley on Monday as a result of the illness.

"He has tested positive unfortunately for coronavirus so is self-isolating, and is awaiting the results of the next test," Hodgson said.

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"He is not feeling particularly ill, but unfortunately the test proved positive and he is following the procedures."

Zaha's absence is a blow to Palace after his fine start in the season.

The 28-year-old has scored five goals and provided two assists for Hodgson's team.

Burnley won for the first time in the Premier League this season as Chris Wood sealed a 1-0 victory against Crystal Palace on Monday.

He was due to make his 200th Premier League appearance in the Burnley match but will be sidelined for the length of his quarantine.

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