Zaha, who scored the opening goal of the game at the Etihad Stadium, was brought down by Aymeric Laporte which resulted in the City defender receiving a straight red card in first-half stoppage time.
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The champions currently occupy third spot in the table after nine games, while draw specialists Palace are down in 15th following four successive stalemates.
Allnigeriasoccer.com broke the news that the Nigeria international was attracting concrete interest from an unnamed English Premier League club and Football Insider later reported that Crystal Palace were plotting a move for the former Charlton Athletic man.
The Magpies’ first clash under new ownership ended in a 3-2 defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, while Patrick Vieira’s Eagles were forced to settle for a point against Arsenal.
Eze, 23, has made huge progress since an Achilles injury amid fears he could be out until 2022.
The Eagles have taken six points from their opening six Premier League matches, while Leicester have accrued one point more from the same number of games.
The defensive midfielder has been left out of the Nigeria squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifying double header against the Central African Republic because of the injury, and Brendan Rodgers admitted it could see him miss out on the fixture at Selhurst Park.
Meanwhile, the Eagles travel to Merseyside aiming to keep the momentum going from their hugely impressive 3-0 triumph over Tottenham Hotspur last weekend.
Former Arsenal midfielder Vieira had seen his side take just one point from their opening three Premier League games, but Wilfried Zaha’s 76th-minute penalty and a debut double for new signing Edouard in the final 10 minutes earned a deserved three points.
Santo’s side prevailed 1-0 against Watford before the international break, while Palace rescued a point in a draw with West Ham United
The Hammers are currently top of the table with six points from their first two matches, while Palace are down in 14th, having collected one point from their opening two fixtures of the campaign.
Both teams hit the woodwork during the first half, with Conor Gallagher going closest for the hosts before Bryan Mbeumo also hit the crossbar for the visitors.
While Thomas Frank’s side produced one of the most memorable nights in the club’s history last Friday, Patrick Vieira’s Palace slumped to a 3-0 loss at European champions Chelsea.
The American scored in the Blues’ opening day win against Crystal Palace but was absent from an open training session this week.
The 35-year-old has been a free agent since leaving Crystal Palace at the end of last season and will step into the Championship for the 2021/22 campaign.
The 27-year-old moved to Stamford Bridge from Marseille in 2016 and has scored 25 goals across 77 appearances for the Blues.
Abraham arrived in the Italian capital on Sunday to complete his medical at the club, where he now play under former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.
Three days after lifting the European Super Cup and less than 48 hours since announcing the £97.5 million return of striker Lukaku, the dominant hosts cruised to victory courtesy of goals from Marcos Alonso, Christian Pulisic and top-flight debutant Trevoh Chalobah.
The Blues finished fourth in last season’s Premier League table, while Palace – now under the management of former Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira – claimed 14th for the second successive campaign.
The Belgian striker is set to complete a move back to Stamford Bridge, seven years after leaving the club, from Inter Milan where he won the Serie A title as the Nerazzurri top goalscorer earlier this year.