Wilfried Zaha found himself cast in his usual pantomime-villain role as Crystal Palace recorded a much-needed first win in six games and a first clean sheet in seven.
He's registered two goals and one assist in those 14 outings.
No one has completed more take-ons (64) than him in the Premier League this season.
Zaha scored the first goal in first-half of added time sooner than being fascinated with an infected confrontation with Phil Bardsley, with Palace manager Roy Hodgson stepping in to forestall the fracas from escalating into something mighty uglier.
The Selhurst Park outfit are in 11th place, two points and one place above their visitors, following a 2-0 win at Burnley, which followed three straight losses to Liverpool, Chelsea and Leicester in a tough run of fixtures.
Hodgson said he has no concerns about Zaha, who has previously indicated his desire to leave in search of Champions League football.
"When you are a club like us, with a player like him, there will also be the risk that bids and other attempts to prise him away will happen to you".
"But when you sign a long-term contract with the club as a player, you must accept that there is a good chance that the club will not accept bids and the club will say to you: & # 39; No, you have signed a three-year contract and we expect you to play for the club three years & # 39;". So there might come a time where we're confronted with that situation again.
"We are pleased to have him with us still and I am very much counting on us having him still", Hodgson told reporters.
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