Zaha beats Aubameyang to Player of the Month Award

EPL By: Ambrose Udeme | 09/05/2018

Ivory Coast international Wilfred Zaha has seen off competition from his African brother Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to claim  April's Premier League player of the month.

The 25-year-old winger claimed the award for the first time after an impressive month in which he claimed four goals and one assist in four matches.

Zaha received the most combined votes from a panel of experts, Premier League captains and fans to claim the award ahead of six other nominees in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Christian Eriksen, Jake Livermore, Jordan Pickford, Paul Pogba and Raheem Sterling.

Reacting to the honour, the former Manchester United man said: "I'm just happy that the performances are coming together," said the Ivorian.

"People are actually seeing for themselves that I've put in the hard work." Zaha said as quoted by BBC Sports

His strike against Leicester City took his Palace tally to 21 goals, meaning he is the club's all-time joint-second highest scorer in the Premier League.

Zaha is the first Palace player to collect this award since Andrew Johnson in 2004.