Sørloth on point in Crystal Palace victory

Crystal PalaceAlexander Sørloth.Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB scanpix

Alexander Sørloth scored the first goal in Crystal Palace’s 4-0 win in a training away match against Reading on Saturday.Wilfried Zaha liked the collaboration with the trønder.


Sørloth did not hesitate when he got a perfect ball from Zaha after 33 minutes of play. The national team player slammed the ball into the net making it 1-0 from five to six meters away.It was his Palace goal number two in the run-up to a new Premier League season.

Zaha didn’t doubt that Sørloth was going to score on his post.

“We have not played so much together, but we are in the process of understanding each other more on the pitch.I realised he was going to score.He got away from one defender and knocked in the ball,’’ Zaha said on Palace’s website after the victory, and at the same time praised Sørloth.

“He is strong and I like to play with him.’’

Zaha became the game’s big player. He put in both 2-0 and 3-0 in the second half. James Tomkins made Crystal Palace’s fourth goal 68 minutes into the match.

Palace has a scheduled training match again before the Premier League start. It is against French Toulouse at Selhurst Park on August 4th.

Roy Hodgson came in and rescued the London club from relegation last season. In the series,Palace will meet the manager’s old club Fulham at Craven Cottage on August 11th.

There is also a Norwegian meeting between Sørloth and Stefan Johansen,who was an important key player at Fulham this spring.


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