Selhurst Park, London, England
45′ Benteke missed penalty
74′ Cresswell Sent off (Second bookable offence)
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FT: The result means that Crystal Palace remain in eighth on 11 points, ahead of ninth-placed Bournemouth (also on 11 points) on goal difference. West Ham climb up 15th on seven points, behind 14th-placed Burnley (also on seven points) on goal difference, before the rest of the weekend’s games.
FT: Both sides appealed for penalties in the second-half with Zaha softly going to ground after a challenge from Cresswell, who was then dismissed after first being booked for an apparent dive when he was brought down, albeit by minimal contact by Cabaye. However, Palace couldn’t take advantage of the extra player. Benteke’s missed penalty in the first-half looking more costlier now.
FT: Palace had a number of chances to level the scores in the second-half. First Cabaye fired wide before Puncheon and Townsend tested Adrián. Since the dismissal, Tomkins and Benteke spurned good chances before Wickham was denied superbly by Adrián.
FT: So ten-men West Ham have held on to record their second victory of the season and climb out of the relegation zone. The Hammers were unfortunate to be reduced to ten after Cresswell was harshly dismissed for two controversial bookings, but ultimately it didn’t cost the visitors. West Ham had a chance to seal the victory before being reduced to ten when Payet had an effort smothered by Mandanda before Antonio struck the post with a header.
90’+4′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the match to an end.
90’+2′ The freekick comes to nothing as the referee spots an infringement.
90’+2′ Reid clears the delivery behind for another corner.
90’+2′ Chance!! A dangerous delivery from Townsend is met by Wickham, who is somehow denied by the instinctive palms of Adrián, who palms the effort behind.
90′ There will be four addditional minutes.
89′ Cabaye’s delivery is claimed by Adrián.
89′ Nordtveit concedes a corner.
87′ Final West Ham change sees Lanzini replaced by Håvard Nordtveit.
86′ Calleri wins a freekick.
85′ Second West Ham change sees Zaza replaced by Jonathan Calleri.
84′ Chance!! Wickham nods a cross-field pas down to Benteke, who fires wide on the volley.
80′ Chance!! Adrián comes out in no man’s land as Benteke meets the delivery but he can only head wide.
79′ Zaza concedes a corner.
79′ Zaha wins a freekick.
78′ First West Ham change sees Edimilson Fernandes replace Payet.
75′ Chance!! Cabaye’s delivery falls to Tomkins, who cannot react in time and Adrián claims the loose ball.
74′ Dismissal!! Cresswell receives a second yellow card for a foul on Zaha and is sent off. It was harsh on the full-back given that there was minimal contact for his first booking for apparent simulation.
73′ Penalty appeal!! Antonio goes to ground under a challenge from Cabaye before Cresswell goes to ground under another challenge from Cabaye. The Frenchman is adjudged to have pulled out of both challenges as Cresswell is booked for simulation.
73′ So close!! Payet’s delivery is met by Antonio, whose header strikes the post.
72′ Obiang wins a corner after his effort is blocked behind.
71′ Chance!! Puncheon surges forward before firing an effort that Adrián holds onto.
70′ Final Palace change sees McArthur replaced by Connor Wickham.
66′ Fryers is penalised for a foul on Kouyaté.
63′ Penalty appeal!! Zaha goes to ground under a challenge from Cresswell but the referee is unmoved. The West Ham man had a hold of the Palace winger’s shirt but Zaha went to ground far too easily.
61′ Puncheon takes the freekick short to Ward, whose effort is harmlessly off-target.
61′ Zaha wins a freekick in a good position after a cynical foul by Ogbonna, who receives a yellow card.
60′ Townsend wins a freekick.
58′ Zaza wins a freekick.
57′ Chance!! Townsend cuts-inside before curling an effort that Adrián saves with ease.
55′ A Townsend cross is headed wide by McArthur.
54′ Chance!! Lanzini is played through on goal by Zaza, the Argentine under-pressure opts to find Payet, whose effort is smothered well by Mandanda.
54′ Chance!! Cabaye wins possession before firing an effort wide of the target.
52′ Lanzini wins a freekick.
51′ Antonio wonderfully brings the ball down and finds Zaza but the Italian delays the strike before his eventual effort is charged-down.
47′ Benteke receives a yellow card for a late challenge on Reid.
45′ West Ham United get the second-half underway.
45′ During the interval, Palace make a double change with Yohan Cabaye and Zeki Fryers replacing Ledley and Kelly.
HT: West Ham will need to get a second goal if they are to take all three points, given the aerial threat of the hosts from set-pieces. Palace will need to find a goal as soon as possible if they are to come back into this game. So will West Ham add to their tally or will Palace come back in this game? Join us again for the second-half.
HT: Palace had started the game poorly in comparison to their East-London opponents but did create a few good chances. First Zaha fired wide when in a good position. Then the hosts were given a golden opportunity to level the scores from the spot after Benteke was brought down by a late challenge from Ogbonna. However the Belgian couldn’t take advantage; firing the penalty wide. The Belgian came within inches of atoning for his penalty when his headed from a McArthur cross hit the post.
HT: The Hammers have been dominant for the majority of the first-half but have had to hold on for the last couple of minutes. The visitors started well with Cresswell, Zaza and Kouyaté going close before Lanzini scored the opener. Zaza almost managed to get his head onto the end of a Payet corner before Lanzini forced Mandanda into a good save.
HT: So West Ham are ahead at the break.
45’+1′ The referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.
45’+1′ So close!! Benteke almost redeems himself immediately, the Belgian meets a McArthur cross with a header that strikes the post with Adrián well-beaten.
45′ Penalty missed!! Benteke stutters in the run-up and despite Adrián going to ground early, the Belgian fires the spot-kick wide.
45′ There will be one additional minute.
44′ Penalty!! Zaha thinks he’s impeded by Antonio outside the area, which the referee waves away before Benteke is brought down by a late challenge from Ogbonna and the referee points to the spot.
43′ Chance!! Lanzini exchanges passes with Payet before firing an effort at goal but Mandanda makes a good save.
42′ The delivery is cleared.
42′ Ward wins a corner.
41′ Mandanda claims the delivery.
41′ Zaza wins a freekick.
37′ The delivery is cleared.
37′ Close!! The delivery is into the path of Zaza but Ward deflects the ball onto the roof of the net.
36′ Kelly concedes a corner.
33′ The delivery is flicked wide by Zaza.
32′ Obiang wins a freekick.
31′ The corner is taken short before Benteke clears the eventual delivery.
30′ Ledley concedes a cheap corner.
29′ Benteke wins a freekick.
28′ The delivery is dealt with by the visitors.
27′ Noble concedes a corner, clearing a Townsend cross behind.
27′ Play resumes.
26′ Slight delay in the match due to an injury to Kouyaté after an aerial challenge with Benteke.
24′ The corner is cleared.
24′ The delivery is cleared behind by Reid, who concedes a corner.
23′ Benteke wins a freekick in a good position.
21′ Benteke is caught offside.
20′ Noble receives a yellow card for a poor challenge on Townsend.
18′ Goal!! A dangerous cross from Cresswell is met first-time by Lanzini, who got ahead of his man to tap home.
16′ A headed-pass back to Mandanda from Ward just about reaches the keeper ahead of Cresswell.
13′ Chance!! The delivery is met by Kouyaté, whose header just evades the arriving-Antonio at the back-post.
13′ Payet’s delivery isn’t dealt with but the ball is cleared behind for another corner by Ledley.
12′ Delaney concedes a corner.
9′ Payet receives the ball and surges forward before firing harmlessly off-target from-range.
8′ Chance!! Puncheon finds Zaha, who drags an effort wide of the target. He should have hit the target in truth.
7′ Lanzini just overhits a pass towards Zaza.
6′ Zaza wins a freekick.
5′ Chance!! Cresswell finds Zaza, whose deflected effort forces Mandanda into a smart save.
3′ Close!! Cresswell is found in acres of space and the full-back surges forward before flashing an effort into the side-netting.
0′ Crystal Palace get the game underway.
Crystal Palace F.C.: Steve Mandanda (GK), Martin Kelly, Damien Delaney, James Tomkins, Joel Ward, Joe Ledley, James McArthur, Wilfried Zaha, Jason Puncheon, Andros Townsend, Christian Benteke
West Ham United F.C.: Adrián (GK), Angelo Ogbonna, Cheikhou Kouyaté, Winston Reid, Aaron Cresswell, Pedro Obiang, Mark Noble, Michail Antonio, Dimitri Payet, Simone Zaza, Manuel Lanzini