Crystal Palace secured Premier League survival and a club-record equalling fifth straight top-flight win as a Mile Jedinak penalty saw off West Ham.

The Eagles had a penalty appeal turned down after the ball hit Kevin Nolan's shoulder, but almost fell behind to Andy Carroll's header before the break.

Carroll fluffed a good chance and West Ham paid the price when Pablo Armero tripped Cameron Jerome in the box.

West Ham 0-1 Crystal Palace: Remarkable Eagles surprise Pulis

Jedinak converted and Joe Cole shot wide as a poor West Ham came up short.

At the final whistle the Palace players and the noisy travelling fans celebrated a result that matches their record of five successive top-flight wins in the 1992-93 campaign and ensures they will continue in the Premier League for another season at least.

West Ham, by contrast, departed to jeers after their direct approach failed to unlock Palace's committed defence.

With seven points and six places separating West Ham from the drop, manager Sam Allardyce seems to have done enough to avoid relegation but is still far from winning over the home crowd.

Both sets of fans were united before kick-off as they paid tribute to Hammers' striker Dylan Tombides, who died earlier this week at the age of 20, with a minute's applause.

Crystal Palace players pay tribute to Dylan Tombides

Dylan Tombides' father and brother brought his shirt onto the pitch during the minute's applause

The Australian's father Jim and brother Taylor laid his number 38 shirt on the centre spot during the commemorations. The number will be retired in his memory making him only the second player - after the legendary Bobby Moore - to be remembered in such a way by the club.

Class of 92

  • Crystal Palace last run of five top-flight began on 5 December 1992 with a 2-0 home win over Sheffield United and finished with a 1-0 away victory over Middlesbrough.
  • Their run of good form could not save them from the drop. They finished 20th in the 22-team top-flight in the final relegation position.

Clear-cut chances were rare once the action got under way with Carroll clearing Kagisho Dikgacoi's header before the visitors' appeals for a penalty were turned down despite Nolan appeared to lean a shoulder into Adrian Mariappa's shot.

Scott Dann and Damien Delaney had initially marshalled Carroll well at the other end but West Ham's barrage of crosses almost produced a goal as the striker's muscular header brought a good save from Julian Speroni.

That demonstrated the threat that Carroll carries against even the best-organised defence, but his fluffed near-post finish after the break will not have helped his chances of making England's World Cup squad.

Hammers lacked composure - Allardyce

Shortly after that Armero needlessly fouled Jerome and Jedinak responded to goalkeeper Adrian's attempts to distract him by rifling the spot kick into the top left-hand corner.

Allardyce's decision to bring on Carlton Cole for Matt Jarvis as West Ham struggled to force their way back into the game prompted chants of "you don't know what you're doing" from sections of the home support.

The change made little impression beyond a hopeful and unsuccessful late penalty appeal from Cole and the action played out with Palace's fans singing the praises of boss Tony Pulis as the Hammers joined Chelsea and Everton as victims of their latest run.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (6)

West Ham United

  • 13 Adrián
  • 03 McCartney Booked
  • 08 Armero
  • 16 Noble
  • 05 Tomkins
  • 02 Reid
  • 04 Nolan (Nocerino - 85' )
  • 21 Diamé
  • 09 Carroll
  • 23 Downing (Cole - 78' )
  • 07 Jarvis (Cole - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 14 Taylor
  • 17 O'Brien
  • 22 Jääskeläinen
  • 24 Cole
  • 26 Cole
  • 28 Johnson
  • 47 Nocerino

Crystal Palace

  • 01 Speroni
  • 03 Mariappa
  • 02 Ward
  • 08 Dikgacoi
  • 06 Dann
  • 27 Delaney
  • 13 Puncheon (Gabbidon - 87' )
  • 15 Jedinak
  • 30 Jerome (Murray - 82' Booked )
  • 28 Ledley
  • 07 Bolasie (Parr - 92' )

Substitutes

  • 04 Parr
  • 11 Ince
  • 16 Gayle
  • 17 Murray
  • 19 Gabbidon
  • 26 Hennessey
  • 31 Guédioura
Ref: Martin Atkinson
Att: 34,977

Match Stats

Shots

13 11

On target

4 3

Corners

3 11

Fouls

7 16

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, West Ham United 0, Crystal Palace 1.

90:00 +4:59 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, West Ham United 0, Crystal Palace 1.

90:00 +4:16

Andy Carroll (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +4:16

Foul by Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace).

90:00 +3:55

James Tomkins (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

90:00 +3:55

Foul by Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace).

90:00 +3:01 Booking

Booking Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

90:00 +2:58

Hand ball by Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace).

90:00 +1:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crystal Palace. Jonathan Parr replaces Yannick Bolasie.

88:42

Foul by James Tomkins (West Ham United).

88:42

Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.

86:57 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crystal Palace. Daniel Gabbidon replaces Jason Puncheon.

86:18

Attempt missed. Joe Cole (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Carlton Cole with a headed pass.

85:14

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by James Tomkins.

84:51 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Antonio Nocerino replaces Kevin Nolan.

84:33

James Tomkins (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

84:33

Foul by Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace).

83:52

Attempt missed. Joe Cole (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Mark Noble.

82:34

Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

82:34

Foul by Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace).

81:15 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Crystal Palace. Glenn Murray replaces Cameron Jerome.

80:24

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by George McCartney.

77:53 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Joe Cole replaces Stewart Downing.

75:39

Foul by Carlton Cole (West Ham United).

75:39

Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

74:42

Attempt blocked. Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Cameron Jerome.

74:22

Attempt missed. James Tomkins (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Carlton Cole with a headed pass following a set piece situation.

73:33

Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

73:33

Foul by Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace).

71:40

George McCartney (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:40

Foul by Joel Ward (Crystal Palace).

69:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, West Ham United. Carlton Cole replaces Matthew Jarvis.

67:15

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Mark Noble.

66:56

Attempt blocked. Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

66:48

Attempt missed. Joe Ledley (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Joel Ward.

66:44

Attempt blocked. Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Yannick Bolasie.

65:49

Attempt missed. Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Cameron Jerome with a cross.

61:47

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Cameron Jerome.

61:45

Attempt blocked. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Kevin Nolan.

60:40

George McCartney (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

60:40

Foul by Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace).

58:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! West Ham United 0, Crystal Palace 1. Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

57:57

Penalty conceded by Pablo Armero (West Ham United) after a foul in the penalty area.

57:57

Penalty Crystal Palace. Cameron Jerome draws a foul in the penalty area.

56:15

Offside, Crystal Palace. Julian Speroni tries a through ball, but Cameron Jerome is caught offside.

55:58

Attempt saved. Andy Carroll (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

55:36

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Damien Delaney.

55:34

Attempt blocked. Andy Carroll (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

50:25

Attempt missed. Andy Carroll (West Ham United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Stewart Downing with a cross following a fast break.

49:36

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Matthew Jarvis.

48:48 Booking

Booking George McCartney (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

48:43

Foul by George McCartney (West Ham United).

48:43

Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.

46:08

Mark Noble (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

46:08

Foul by Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace).

45:00

Second Half begins West Ham United 0, Crystal Palace 0.

45:00 +1:07 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, West Ham United 0, Crystal Palace 0.

45:00 +0:51

Andy Carroll (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +0:51

Foul by Scott Dann (Crystal Palace).

43:32

Foul by Pablo Armero (West Ham United).

43:32

Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:52

George McCartney (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

38:52

Foul by Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace).

38:07

Attempt missed. Andy Carroll (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Pablo Armero with a cross.

36:18

Offside, West Ham United. Matthew Jarvis tries a through ball, but Andy Carroll is caught offside.

35:47

James Tomkins (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

35:47

Foul by Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace).

35:37

Attempt saved. Andy Carroll (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Stewart Downing with a cross.

35:27

Attempt saved. Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Kevin Nolan.

32:49

Winston Reid (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

32:49

Foul by Cameron Jerome (Crystal Palace).

30:22

Foul by Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United).

30:22

Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick on the left wing.

29:43

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Stewart Downing.

29:17

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Mohamed Diamé.

28:33

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Pablo Armero.

28:00

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Julian Speroni.

27:52

Attempt saved. Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Noble.

26:57

Attempt blocked. Cameron Jerome (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Yannick Bolasie.

24:30

Mark Noble (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

24:30

Foul by Cameron Jerome (Crystal Palace).

23:25

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

22:28

Delay in match Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace) because of an injury.

20:40

Attempt saved. Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Cameron Jerome.

20:01

George McCartney (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

20:01

Foul by Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace).

19:06

Pablo Armero (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

19:06

Foul by Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace).

18:34

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Kevin Nolan.

18:32

Attempt blocked. Adrian Mariappa (Crystal Palace) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Jason Puncheon.

18:02

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Pablo Armero.

17:59

Attempt blocked. Scott Dann (Crystal Palace) header from the right side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Yannick Bolasie with a cross.

17:18

Foul by Andy Carroll (West Ham United).

17:18

Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

15:17

Attempt blocked. Kagisho Dikgacoi (Crystal Palace) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Yannick Bolasie with a cross.

14:47

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Kevin Nolan.

7:56

Attempt missed. Andy Carroll (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses the top left corner. Assisted by Kevin Nolan with a cross.

6:37

Corner, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Stewart Downing.

1:59

Attempt blocked. Stewart Downing (West Ham United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Andy Carroll.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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