Crystal Palace forward Wilfried Zaha has challenged his improper conduct charge given to him by the Football Association, according to a report on the Daily Mail.

The Ivory Coast international had until 6pm on Tuesday to respond to the charge and it is believed that he did challenge it.

Zaha was sent off for sarcastically applauding referee Andre Marriner, who had already booked him for clashing with Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse seconds earlier.

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The two yellows meant Zaha was forced to miss Palace’s victory over Fulham at Selhurst Park, but he could receive a further ban.

Zaha apologised to his teammates and the Palace fans for his actions during the intriguing 1-1 draw at the St Mary’s Stadium.

Zaha reportedly took the chance to contest his improper conduct charge because he wants to clear his name from the offence. 

The Eagles take on West Ham in the Premier League in their next match in what should be a pulsating London derby.