West Ham 1-2 Crystal Palace: Resilient Eagles triumph with late Olise goal
Crystal Palace beat West Ham United with a 2-1 victory on Sunday at London Stadium. The Hammers arrived at the match looking to pick up more points after losing their last match 1-0 to Manchester United. Palace were coming off the back of a 1-0 win against Southampton. The Hammers are currently 15th with 14 points from 15 matches, while Palace sit in 9th, with 19 points from 15.
The Hammers started the match strongly, thanks to a goal from Said Benrahma in the 20th minute. However, their celebrations were kept brief, as Wilfried Zaha equalised for The Eagles just before half-time to see out the first half 1-1.
Palace continued to pile on the pressure in the second period and were rewarded, when Michael Olise found the net just before the final whistle, seing the match finish 2-1.
Substitutions for The Hammers included Michail Antonio, Manuel Lanzini, Flynn Downes and Pablo Fornals for Gianluca Scamacca, Said Benrahma, Tomas Soucek and Lucas Paqueta, respectively. Palace replaced Luka Milivojevic with Cheick Oumar Doucoure.
There were bookings for Craig Dawson from The Hammers. For Palace, Jordan Ayew saw yellow.
The Hammers will next play Leicester City at home, with Palace facing Nottingham Forest away.
|West Ham United:||Lukasz Fabianski, Thilo Kehrer, Craig Dawson, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell, Jarrod Bowen, Lucas Paqueta (Pablo Fornals, min.90), Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek (Flynn Downes, min.64), Said Benrahma (Manuel Lanzini, min.64) and Gianluca Scamacca (Michail Antonio, min.46)|
|Crystal Palace:||Vicente Guaita, Nathaniel Clyne, Marc Guehi, Joachim Andersen, Tyrick Mitchell, Jeffrey Schlupp, Cheick Oumar Doucoure (Luka Milivojevic, min.77), Eberechi Eze, Wilfried Zaha, Michael Olise and Jordan Ayew|
|Goals:||Said Benrahma (1-0, min. 20), Wilfried Zaha (1-1, min. 41) and Michael Olise (1-2, min. 90)|