West Ham continued their flawless begin to 2021 with one other spectacular win to maneuver into the highest 4 of the Premier League.
Crystal Palace took an early lead via their returning talisman Wilfried Zaha, however David Moyes’ facet had been quickly again on phrases via Tomas Soucek and from there on in dominated.
The free-scoring Soucek added one other and Michail Antonio will really feel he ought to have had a hat-trick of his personal, twice hitting the put up and seeing Vicente Guaita make an exquisite reflex save to maintain him out.
Craig Dawson did add the third with a routine header from a nook as Roy Hodgson’s facet continued their very own run of kind – the mirror picture of West Ham’s resurgence.
Michy Batshuayi’s late strike for the hosts took among the shine off the scoreline for West Ham however in reality they had been not often troubled.
Three factors made it six wins in a row in all competitions for the guests, however Palace – nonetheless a wholesome 11 factors away from hazard – have now gained one in 10.
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The Hammers sit fourth within the desk, above champions Liverpool, a state of affairs few would have imagined only a yr in the past.
West Ham had been seventeenth within the Premier league, only one level above the relegation zone, when Moyes returned for a second spell in December 2019.
Now he might have his sights on matching the membership’s finest ever Premier league end of fifth in 1999 – though he’ll know in addition to any supervisor to not take his facet’s kind as a right on this most unpredictable of seasons.
Zaha’s good early aim had the Hammers on the again foot instantly however they settled properly and had been stage when Antonio hooked a ball throughout for the ever harmful Soucek to energy in a header.
The Czech, a relative cut price at £19m, has had an important yr beneath Moyes and shortly added a second, controlling a deep free-kick on his thigh earlier than smashing in on the close to put up.
Straight from the restart Antonio hit the put up from the sting of the world and he did the identical earlier than the break, turning a miscued shot from Aaron Cresswell on to the woodwork.
His misses wouldn’t matter although, regardless of Batshuayi’s stoppage-time end. Dawson’s highly effective header made it 5 wins for Moyes in 5 matches at Selhurst Park, for 5 totally different groups – Preston (2001), Everton (2004), Manchester United (2014), Sunderland (2017) and West Ham (2021).
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West Ham United
- 10TownsendSubstituted forBatshuayiat 66′minutes
- 4MilivojevicSubstituted forRiedewaldat 73′minutes
- 20BentekeSubstituted forJ Ayewat 73′minutes
- 3van Aanholt
- 9J Ayew
- 20BowenSubstituted forFredericksat 81′minutes
- 9BenrahmaSubstituted forNobleat 87′minutes
- 30AntonioSubstituted forYarmolenkoat 83′minutes
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Match ends, Crystal Palace 2, West Ham United 3.
Second Half ends, Crystal Palace 2, West Ham United 3.
Purpose! Crystal Palace 2, West Ham United 3. Michy Batshuayi (Crystal Palace) left footed shot from the centre of the field to the centre of the aim. Assisted by Jordan Ayew.
Offside, West Ham United. Aaron Cresswell tries a via ball, however Andriy Yarmolenko is caught offside.
Nook, Crystal Palace. Conceded by Vladimir Coufal.
Foul by Joel Ward (Crystal Palace).
Pablo Fornals (West Ham United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Substitution, West Ham United. Mark Noble replaces Saïd Benrahma.
Try missed. James McArthur (Crystal Palace) proper footed shot from exterior the field is only a bit too excessive. Assisted by Jordan Ayew.
Substitution, West Ham United. Andriy Yarmolenko replaces Michail Antonio.
Try missed. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) proper footed shot from exterior the field is shut, however misses to the best. Assisted by James McArthur.
Jordan Ayew (Crystal Palace) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Declan Rice (West Ham United).
Substitution, West Ham United. Ryan Fredericks replaces Jarrod Bowen.
Foul by James McArthur (Crystal Palace).
Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Try missed. Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace) proper footed shot from exterior the field is excessive and large to the best. Assisted by Jordan Ayew.
Try blocked. Tomas Soucek (West Ham United) proper footed shot from exterior the field is blocked. Assisted by Pablo Fornals.
Substitution, Crystal Palace. Jordan Ayew replaces Christian Benteke.
Substitution, Crystal Palace. Jairo Riedewald replaces Luka Milivojevic.