WILFRIED ZAHA claimed his season ‘starts now’ after scoring in back-to-back games for Crystal Palace. The winger opened his account for the campaign against Liverpool last weekend and put Palace on the way to a 2-0 victory at Burnley with the opener in first-half injury time. Zaha said: ‘I used to get annoyed about everything: the referee, the other team and my own team-mates at times. My season starts now, from (last) Saturday. I’ll just worry about myself and do what I do.’
Miedema’s six of the best in record win for Gunners
VIVIANNE MIEDEMA hit a sensational double hat-trick as reigning champions Arsenal recorded the biggest victory in Women’s Super League history by thrashing winless Bristol City 11-1. Holland forward Miedema netted three times in each half and also provided four assists as the Gunners ran riot to move top of the table. The win saw Arsenal leapfrog second-placed Manchester City, who beat bottom club Liverpool 1-0 — courtesy of Gemma Bonner’s first-half header — on goal difference.
■ ALFREDO MORELOS struck his 25th goal of the season as Rangers swept past Hearts 5-0 at Ibrox. The Colombian striker has now netted in every one of his last ten starts for Steven Gerrard’s side.
■ RYAN CHRISTIE’S first-half brace helped Scottish Premiership leaders Celtic to a 4-1 victory at eighth-placed Ross County. Celtic boss Neil Lennon said: ‘It was a very powerful performance from us again.’
Alex tries to leave a Deep impression on West Brom
PRESTON boss Alex Neil hopes his side can build on their impressive home form against Championship high-flyers West Brom tonight. Despite a 4-0 midweek loss at Hull, the Lilywhites are unbeaten in the league at Deepdale and Neil said: ‘Our home form has been the best this season out of all four leagues, so we want to try and continue that. ‘West Brom are a very good team but as we have shown this year — when we are on it, particularly at home — we are a match for anybody.’