Premier League

  • M. Lanzini 18’
  • D. Payet 41’
  • 15’ D. Delaney
  • 75’ D. Gayle
0 Extra Time 0
2 Full Time 2
2 Half Time 1
03/04/2016
Premier League
Boleyn Ground
Attendance 34,857

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      It's all West Ham at the moment as they continue piling into the Palace half of the pitch. The hosts smell blood and are going for the kill as they look to find the back of the net one more time before the break, and they certainly deserve their lead after putting in a great performance.
    • 90'
      Sako initially holds up the ball well before being dispossessed by Valencia, who is then cynically pulled to the ground by the Malian forward, resulting in him becoming the latest player to receive a yellow card.
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 90'
      Palace battle their way down the left flank before earning themselves a late corner. They pile plenty of bodies forward in an attempt to get on the end of Sako's cross, but Carroll is just about able to deal with the danger. The ball bounces out to Puncheon, however, and the midfielder immediately u
    • 90'
      Ogbonna brings down the ball well inside the West Ham half of the pitch before flying forward on a marauding run. He muscles his way through a sea of white shirts before taking on Ward down the left flank, but the right-back ends up dragging the Italian to the ground with a cynical challenge that le
    • 0'
      The referee blows his whistle for the final time and brings an end to a game that both sides will have felt they should have won. West Ham will feel hard done by after having to play with 10 men for the final 25 minutes, which severely disrupted the flow of their play and made life extremely difficu
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME: WEST HAM UNITED 2-2 CRYSTAL PALACE
    • 0'
      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half.
    • 0'
      It was a nervy start to the afternoon for West Ham, who were let down by poor goalkeeping by Adrian and, as a result, went 1-0 down after just 15 minutes. However, they did well to fight back and quickly found themselves level once again, and since then it's been a relatively comfortable game for th
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME: WEST HAM UNITED 2-1 CRYSTAL PALACE
    • 0'
      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
    • 0'
      Meanwhile, Palace boss Alan Pardew has decided to make two alterations to the side that featured in the defeat against Leicester before the international break, with Yohan Cabaye and Emmanuel Adebayor, both of whom are injured, making way for Jason Puncheon and Bakary Sako, respectively.
    • 0'
      Slaven Bilic has decided to make just one change to the West Ham side that started the 2-2 draw against Chelsea two weeks ago, with Emmanuel Emenike coming into the starting line-up to replace Enner Valencia, who drops to the substitutes’ bench.
    • 0'
      Crystal Palace substitutes: McCarthy, Mariappa, Kelly, Mutch, Lee, Gayle, Campbell.
    • 0'
      Crystal Palace XI: Hennessey; Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare; Jedinak, Ledley; Zaha, Bolasie, Puncheon; Sako.
    • 0'
      West Ham United substitutes: Randolph, Tomkins, Obiang, Song, Moses, Valencia, Carroll.
    • 0'
      West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Adrian; Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Kouyate, Noble; Emenike, Lanzini, Payet; Sakho.
    • 0'
      There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon…
    • 0'
      Palace sat in fifth place in the Premier League table on New Year’s Day thanks to a wonderful first half of the season, one that resulted in people seriously contemplating the idea that they may qualify for a European competition. However, since then it has been an absolute nightmare for Alan Pardew
    • 0'
      A five-game unbeaten streak comprising of three wins and two draws means that West Ham’s chances of achieving a top-four finish for the first time in exactly 20 years are alive and kicking heading into today’s London derby. A 2-2 draw away to Chelsea (which could have ended in a win for the Hammers
    • 0'
      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Premier League game between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at Upton Park.
    • 1'
      And we're off! West Ham get us underway, attacking from right to left.
    • 2'
      West Ham immediately start the game on the front foot and quickly break down the left wing through Lanzini, but the Argentine's swinging cross over to the far post fails to find Antonio, who had made a good run into the penalty area, and ends up curling out of play for a goal-kick.
    • 3'
      Straight from the restart, Palace fly forward down the right flank, with Ward doing well to get forward and into a good position. He then fires a looping cross right onto the head of Ledley, but the midfielder's header towards goal is underhit and, as a result, is easily stopped by Adrian in the mid
    • 4'
      Emenike picks up the ball near to the halfway line and immediately flies forward on an excellent run. He charges through the middle of the pitch before trying to penetrate the Palace penalty area, but he's muscled off the ball by Jedinak before he can do so. The Nigerian immediately screams for a fr
    • 6'
      Lovely run by Antonio! The makeshift right-back weaves his way down the right wing before cutting inside and beating Souare with ease. He then penetrates the visitors' box before cutting the ball back to the penalty spot, but there's nobody there to meet it and the pass is quickly cut out by Puncheo
    • 8'
      West Ham move the ball around really well as they try to keep Palace camped deep inside their own half of the pitch. Cresswell eventually launches a lofted pass towards the edge of the penalty area and into the path of Antonio, but Hennessey reads the flight of the ball and is able to cut out the da
    • 10'
      The hosts embark on another patient attacking move as they try to work their way down the right wing. Noble drifts out wide to pick up possession before chipping a deft pass over the head of Souare and into the path of Antonio, but it's slightly overhit by the captain and ends up bouncing out of pla
    • 12'
      Almost a chance for Emenike! A deep cross from Antonio misses Sakho but bounces over to Lanzini, who then quickly tees up Cresswell. The left-back immediately curls a dangerous ball into the middle of the box, where the Nigerian forward is waiting, but it misses his head by the narrowest of margins
    • 13'
      Close call! Payet picks up the ball near to the halfway line after Zaha is dispossessed by Kouyate, and he immediately darts forward before teeing up Sakho with a lovely pass down the left wing. The striker breaks through the disjointed Palace back line before heading towards the penalty area, but t
    • 15'
      G D. Delaney Assist W. Zaha
    • 15'
      GOAL! Palace have taken the lead! Ogbonna clumsily blocks off Sako deep down the right flank, resulting in a free-kick for the visitors in a very dangerous position. The Malian striker steps up and curls a dangerous cross into the box that Adrian can only flap into the path of Delaney, who then comf
    • 17'
      A dangerous cross from Noble is well met by Ward, who then sends the ball out of play for a corner with a diving header. Payet sends the resulting set-piece into the heart of the Palace penalty area but this time it's Bolasie who cuts out the danger.
    • 18'
      G M. Lanzini Assist W. Zaha
    • 18'
      GOAL! West Ham are level once again! Antonio takes on Sako and is able to beat the Palace forward before whipping a dangerous, deep cross towards the back post. It meets Sakho, whose downwards header is deflected into the path of Lanzini by Dann, and the Argentine then beats Hennessey with a thumpin
    • 20'
      Straight from the restart, Palace fly down the left flank before earning themselves a corner. It's flung into the heart of the West Ham box, where it finds Dann, but the defender's towering header ends up bouncing a few yards wide of the near post. He immediately complains to referee that his shirt
    • 21'
      Chance for Sakho! Cresswell is left in a pocket of space down the left wing, allowing him to have a look in front of him before firing a low cross into the Palace penalty area. It takes a deflection off Zaha that sends it into the feet of the West Ham striker, but his first-time shot can only find t
    • 23'
      And now Payet tests Hennessey! Lanzini and the Frenchman link up well in the middle of the pitch before the latter cuts inside and finds himself in acres of space 25 yards away from the Palace goal. None of the visitors close the attacking midfielder down fast enough, allowing him to unleash a low s
    • 25'
      Once again, Payet causes plenty of problems for Palace. This time, the Frenchman picks up the ball on the left wing and takes on Zaha before cutting inside and being clumsily tripped over by the Englishman, resulting in a free-kick for West Ham in an incredibly dangerous position 25 yards away from
    • 26'
      Payet steps up and unleashes a curling strike from the free-kick, but there's far too much power on the shot and, as a result, it ends up clearing the top of the crossbar by several yards.
    • 28'
      Zaha breaks forward on a marauding run down the right flank before cutting inside and being clattered into by Noble, who was unable to match the pace of the Palace winger and, as a result, had to take one for the team with a cynical challenge.
    • 29'
      And now Reid has earned himself a yellow card after bringing down Puncheon with a hefty challenge in the middle of the pitch as the Palace midfielder attempted to push forward on a quick counter-attack.
    • 29'
      Once again, Sako sends a well-hit free-kick into a dangerous position inside the West Ham penalty area, but this time Adrian deals with the danger far better than before and ends up collecting the ball at the far post before it can find a white shirt.
    • 31'
      Palace have come back into the game over the past five minutes and, as a result, are looking bright whenever breaking forward. Zaha has done particularly well on the ball down the right wing, where he's using his pace and skill to great effect and is starting to frustrate the West Ham back line.
    • 33'
      What an opportunity for Puncheon! Souare picks up the ball in acres of space on the left flank and takes a quick touch before curling a lovely cross into the middle of the West Ham penalty area, where it finds the midfielder. The flight of the ball seems to take him completely by surprise, however,
    • 35'
      Zaha tries to weave his way into the West Ham box before knocking the ball off the feet of Lanzini and out for a Palace corner. It's swung into the penalty area by Sako, but Kouyate is there to clear the danger with a header before the ball can find Jedinak at the near post.
    • 37'
      It's all happening inside the Palace penalty area! A dangerous cross from Sakho curls into the visitors' box, where the ball bounces around ferociously as Dann and Delaney try to clear the danger. They're unable to do so, however, and the ball eventually finds Emenike, but the Nigerian is unable to
    • 39'
      What a chance for Sakho! Antonio charges into the right-hand side of the Palace box and forces Souare into knocking the ball out for a corner. The set-piece is whipped into the heart of the penalty area, where it finds the West Ham striker after he does well to rise high above Jedinak, but he's unab
    • 41'
      G D. Payet Assist W. Zaha
    • 41'
      GOAL! What a world-class strike by Payet! He twists and turns just outside of the Palace box before being clattered into from behind by Ward, who brings his opponent crashing to the ground with a clumsy, lunging challenge. The Frenchman steps up and unleashes another curling shot from the free-kick,
    • 43'
      Cresswell brings Zaha to the ground as they battle for the ball down the right wing, and now it's Palace's turn to try and make a dangerously positioned free-kick count. Once again, Sako tries to send a bouncing cross towards the six-yard box, but it's slightly overhit and sails straight into the ha
    • 44'
      Sakho almost makes it 3-1! Ward receives the ball midway inside the Palace half of the pitch but immediately slips and loses possession, allowing West Ham to fly forward on a quick counter-attack. Lanzini and Noble link up well down the left wing before the latter sends a low cross into the feet of
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be two minutes of added time.
    • 46'
      SI D. Gayle SO W. Zaha
    • 46'
      Palace have made one substitution during the break, with Gayle coming on to replace Zaha.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 47'
      Vital punch by Adrian! Sloppy passing by West Ham gifts the ball to Bolasie, who then sprints down the left flank on a great run before skipping past Antonio and curling a deep cross over towards the far post. It almost finds the head of Sako, but the Spanish goalkeeper is there to clear the danger
    • 49'
      Palace get forward well again, this time through Sako down the right flank after linking up with Ward, but the Malian forward ends up clumsily running the ball out of play for a goal-kick before he can send a cross into the West Ham box.
    • 51'
      It's been a bright start to the second half by Palace, who are trying to take advantage of West Ham's decision to sit slightly deeper than they were before the break. However, as has been the case on too many occasions this season, they are letting themselves down with poor touches inside the final
    • 53'
      Great player by Palace! Bolasie charges down the left flank before firing a low pass across the face of goal that misses the outstretched foot of Gayle by the narrowest of margins. It finds Sako on the right-hand side of the penalty area, and the forward does well to spin past Cresswell before sendi
    • 55'
      Antonio skips past Bolasie, who really should have done better, with ease before charging down the right flank and firing a low cross into the heart of the Palace penalty area, but Delaney is there to stick out a foot and cut out the danger before the ball can find Sakho in front of goal.
    • 57'
      Lanzini picks up the ball in a pocket of space and decides to fly forward on a marauding run. He darts towards the edge of the Palace box before unleashing a bouncing strike from 25 yards out, but it's slightly underhit and is easily stopped by a diving save by Hennessey.
    • 59'
      West Ham move the ball around quickly near to the halfway line before Sakho tries to poke a pass down the right wing and into the path of Emenike, but, under pressure from Delaney, he ends up sending it slightly too far in front of the Nigerian and out for a Palace goal-kick.
    • 60'
      SI A. Carroll SO W. Zaha
    • 60'
      West Ham have made their first change of the afternoon, with Carroll coming on to replace Emenike.
    • 62'
      Sloppy play by Antonio causes problems for Adrian, who is forced to deal with a poor back-pass from the makeshift right-back. The West Ham goalkeeper is quickly put under pressure by Gayle, and the Spaniard's attempted clearance ends up deflecting off the thigh of the striker and out of play for a t
    • 64'
      A diagonal lofted pass from Ogbonna finds Antonio, who brings the ball down well before trying to beat Bolasie near to the corner flag. The Englishman initially loses out before winning back possession with a quick tackle, but his final touch is slightly heavy and results in a throw-in for Palace.
    • 65'
      Chance for Noble! Carroll holds up the ball well and sends a lovely lofted pass over to Cresswell on the left flank. The full-back quickly sends a cross back towards the striker, and he nods the ball down to Payet, who then pokes it into the path of the West Ham captain, but he completely mistimes h
    • 66'
      Off the line clearance by Cresswell! An awful attempted back-pass from Kouyate causes problems for Adrian, who has to charge out to deal with the danger. He's put under pressure by Gayle and can only poke the ball into the feet of Ledley, who then spins and tees up Sako. The forward quickly fires a
    • 67'
      RED CARD! West Ham are down to 10 men! The ball bounces around in the middle of the pitch before Gayle and Kouyate battle for it midway inside the Palace half, but the Senegalese midfielder ends up catching the striker with a dangerous sliding challenge and is eventually given his marching orders by
    • 69'
      SI E. Valencia SO W. Zaha
    • 69'
      West Ham have made their second substitution of the game, with Sakho making way for Valencia for the final 20 minutes.
    • 71'
      SI F. Campbell SO W. Zaha
    • 71'
      Unsurprisingly, Palace have made an attacking alteration, with Ledley making way for Campbell as the visitors desperately try to increase the tempo as they search for an equaliser.
    • 72'
      What a golden opportunity for Sako! Bolasie flies down the right wing and beats Cresswell with ease before sending a lovely low cross over to the far post, but the Malian forward ends up completely scuffing his first-time volley and sends it flying comfortably wide of the near post. He really should
    • 74'
      Two chances for Jedinak! Palace win themselves a corner on the right wing, and it's fired in low towards the near post. It deflects off a West Ham player before finding the Australian midfielder, but his low strike fails to find a way through the sea of players camped in front of him. He then has an
    • 75'
      G D. Gayle Assist W. Zaha
    • 75'
      GOAL! Palace have equalised! Souare picks up the ball in acres of space midway down the left flank and quickly curls a lovely cross into the West Ham penalty area. It can only find Ogbonna, but the centre-back scuffs his attempted clearance off the leg of Reid and into the path of Gayle, who then ca
    • 77'
      Chance for Campbell! Dann is left in far too much space just inside of the West Ham half of the pitch, allowing him to take a couple of touches before firing a lovely cross into the middle of the hosts' penalty area. The defender's lofted pass beats both Ogbonna and Reid before finding the striker,
    • 79'
      Sako twists and turns as he muscles his way down the left wing before trying to tee up Campbell with a looping cross over to the far post, but Adrian does well to read the flight of the ball and charges out to deal with the danger before it can find the Palace striker.
    • 80'
      SI Pedro Obiang SO W. Zaha
    • 80'
      West Ham have made their final change of the afternoon, with Noble making way for Obiang.
    • 82'
      Payet, who has been very quiet during the second half, is presented with an opportunity to test the Palace back line after West Ham win themselves a free-kick midway inside the visitors' half of the pitch, but his attempted cross is underhit and is easily dealt with by Dann inside the penalty area.
    • 84'
      Great chance for Valencia! Lanzini darts into the left-hand side of the Palace penalty area and meets the ball well before cutting a lovely pass back to the Ecuadorian, but his thumping close-range strike ends up deflecting off Souare and out for a corner.
    • 85'
      Two opportunities for West Ham! The resulting set-piece is curled over to the penalty spot, where Carroll tries to test Hennessey with an acrobatic overhead kick. It's slightly scuffed but deflects into the path of Reid, but the centre-back's follow-up strike fails to beat the wall of white shirts i
    • 86'
      Delaney brings Carroll to the ground and results in a free-kick for West Ham in a dangerous position. Payet steps up and curls a cross towards the far post, but Dann is there to cut out the danger with a strong headed clearance at the vital moment.
    • 87'
      What a block by Reid! Palace break away on a blisteringly quick counter-attack through Bolasie, who sprints deep into the West Ham half of the pitch before penetrating the right-hand side of the penalty area. He then cuts a dangerous pass back to Sako, who unleashes a thumping close-range shot that
    • 88'
      And now Campbell goes close! Once again, Bolasie causes problems for Cresswell with a darting run down the right wing that results in him swinging a low cross towards the near post. It finds the striker in a great position in front of goal, but he ends up poking his first-time strike just past the n
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be four minutes of added time.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE

    SUBSTITUTES

    MANAGERS

    scotland
    David Moyes
    england
    Roy Hodgson

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0

    POSSESSION

    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%

    ATTACK

    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%

    DEFENCE

    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 11 18
    Yellow Cards 2 2
    Red Cards 1 0
    Offsides 0 0

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