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Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham United

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West Ham have won five of their first nine league games

West Ham moved into third in the Premier League thanks to two late goals against 10-man Crystal Palace.

The Hammers went in front through Carl Jenkinson, before Yohan Cabaye made it 1-1 with a twice-taken penalty.

Dwight Gayle, who won the penalty, was shown a second yellow just before the break for a foul on Cheikhou Kouyate.

With two minutes left Manuel Lanzini drove in before Dimitri Payet dinked his effort over Wayne Hennessey to seal victory for the Hammers.

Relive the action as it unfolded

Gayle blows too hard

Palace manager Alan Pardew stuck by his recent policy of picking one striker up front - and today it was the turn of Gayle, who was only making his fourth league appearance of the season.

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Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham

The 24-year-old, who opted not to join Bristol City in the summer after an offer was accepted, was looking to impress his boss but ended up being a little over-zealous in his efforts.

The warning signs were there when he brought down Payet, earning him a yellow card. Within moments he nudged Hammers keeper Adrian after the ball had gone out of play, and then came the second caution. Some will say it was soft, but he did catch Kouyate late, treading on top of the midfielder's foot.

With a one-match ban to serve, he may find it hard to force his way back into the starting line-up with the likes of Connor Wickham, Fraizer Campbell, Bakary Sako and Patrick Bamford all vying for inclusion.

West Ham make it count... only just

To coin a well-worn cliche, the scoreline was not a fair reflection of the game.

The Hammers only managed four shots on target in the entire match, from which they scored three times. Playing against 10-man Palace in the second half, they only conjured up eight efforts on goal - the same as in the first 45 minutes.

The late, late show was purely down to Palace players tiring and West Ham having enough craft to break their resolve, with Lanzini central to the home side's downfall.

After slamming home the second, Lanzini then played a delightful pass for Payet's deft strike. They were the only two efforts on target the Hammers managed after the break, but the Slaven Bilic's men made them count.

Opta
Lanzini attempted 90 passes, completing 84 in this game. No West Ham player has completed as many passes in a single Premier League game since November 2013 (Noble completed 92 v Aston Villa on 02/11/2013).

Man of the match - Manuel Lanzini (West Ham)

Manuel Lanzini
Manuel Lanzini, 22, started the game but saved his most telling contributions for the final minutes - could he become a permanent signing for the Hammers?

What the managers said

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Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham: Red card spoilt match - Pardew

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew: "I'm frustrated with the decision (Gayle's red card).

"Our striker gets booked for a bad challenge, quite rightly. The second challenge, the referee knows he's booked, he's missed it by a centimetre probably and he sends him off.

"I thought a man of his experience perhaps should have looked at that situation and given him his final warning. But to send him off really spoiled the occasion for everybody.

"I'm not excusing him from complete blame. The second challenge, he shouldn't make. He'll have to learn from that. Having said that, I still think it was very harsh to send him off.

"In the second half, we've had to show our typical Crystal Palace resilience. We dug in and it looked like we'd get the point that perhaps we deserved for the effort that we put in. but fair play to West Ham. They kept knocking and found a way."

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic: "We knew it was going to be a hard game. I said that before the game - this was the game I was looking forward to the most.

"Palace are playing as a team, they have pace and a lot of front players who can make the pitch very short. They are what a manager wants his team to be.

"It was a big test for us, but the way we approached it from the beginning, with respect for them but with confidence passing the ball, I'm so proud.

"So far for me, it's the proudest moment because of the way we did it."

The stats you need to know

  • Jenkinson has two goals in seven Premier League apps this season, compared to one in 69 appearances before this campaign.
  • Cabaye became only the fourth player in Premier League history to score a penalty in four successive appearances (Ian Wright 1994, Ruud van Nistelrooy 2003, Michael Owen 2003).
  • West Ham have scored 12 goals in five away Premier League games this term, netting at least twice in all five of them.
  • Payet has had a hand in 15 goals (six goals, nine assists) in his last 17 league appearances (Premier League and Ligue 1 combined).

What next?

High-flying Hammers face a home match against "struggling" Chelsea next Saturday, while Palace face Leicester away on the same day.

Line-ups

Crystal Palace

  • 13Hennessey
  • 34Kelly
  • 6Dann
  • 4Hangeland
  • 23Souaré
  • 7CabayeSubstituted forLedleyat 77'minutes
  • 18McArthurSubstituted forJedinakat 63'minutesBooked at 69mins
  • 11ZahaSubstituted forSakoat 45'minutes
  • 42Puncheon
  • 10Bolasie
  • 16GayleBooked at 44mins

Substitutes

  • 8Bamford
  • 9Campbell
  • 12McCarthy
  • 15Jedinak
  • 26Sako
  • 27Delaney
  • 28Ledley

West Ham

  • 13Adrián
  • 12Jenkinson
  • 5TomkinsBooked at 20mins
  • 19Collins
  • 3Cresswell
  • 8Kouyaté
  • 16NobleSubstituted forCarrollat 62'minutes
  • 20MosesSubstituted forZárateat 74'minutes
  • 28Lanzini
  • 27PayetBooked at 40mins
  • 15SakhoSubstituted forJelavicat 85'minutesBooked at 90mins

Substitutes

  • 1Randolph
  • 9Carroll
  • 10Zárate
  • 11E Valencia
  • 14Obiang
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 26Jelavic
Referee:
Mark Clattenburg
Attendance:
24,812

Match Stats

Home TeamCrystal PalaceAway TeamWest Ham
Possession
Home38%
Away62%
Shots
Home6
Away24
Shots on Target
Home1
Away4
Corners
Home1
Away9
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Crystal Palace 1, West Ham United 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 1, West Ham United 3.

Goal!

Goal! Crystal Palace 1, West Ham United 3. Dimitri Payet (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Manuel Lanzini with a through ball.

Booking

Nikica Jelavic (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card.

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

Foul by Nikica Jelavic (West Ham United).

Pape Souaré (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt blocked. Andy Carroll (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dimitri Payet.

Attempt missed. Mauro Zárate (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Dimitri Payet.

Goal!

Goal! Crystal Palace 1, West Ham United 2. Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Nikica Jelavic.

Attempt blocked. Mauro Zárate (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Attempt blocked. Dimitri Payet (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Nikica Jelavic replaces Diafra Sakho.

Foul by Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United).

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

Attempt missed. Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Dimitri Payet.

Attempt missed. Mauro Zárate (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Cheikhou Kouyaté.

Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Joe Ledley replaces Yohan Cabaye.

Attempt missed. Andy Carroll (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Manuel Lanzini following a corner.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Mauro Zárate replaces Victor Moses.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Martin Kelly.

Attempt blocked. Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Aaron Cresswell.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Pape Souaré.

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Jason Puncheon.

Booking

Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Victor Moses (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace).

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Martin Kelly.

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

Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Pape Souaré.

Foul by Andy Carroll (West Ham United).

Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Diafra Sakho (West Ham United) hits the right post with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Carl Jenkinson with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Crystal Palace. Mile Jedinak replaces James McArthur.

Substitution

Substitution, West Ham United. Andy Carroll replaces Mark Noble.

Offside, West Ham United. Dimitri Payet tries a through ball, but Diafra Sakho is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Dimitri Payet.

Attempt missed. Jason Puncheon (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Martin Kelly.

Offside, West Ham United. Manuel Lanzini tries a through ball, but Victor Moses is caught offside.

Foul by Cheikhou Kouyaté (West Ham United).

goal

As It Stood

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4West Ham95222012817
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6Crystal Palace95041210215
7Tottenham9351117414
8Southampton93421512313
9Everton93421211113
10Liverpool9342810-213
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12West Brom9324711-411
13Swansea82421010010
14Watford9243610-410
15Norwich82331214-29
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17Bournemouth92251117-68
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19Sunderland9036819-113
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