Premier League

  • 19’ M. Lanzini
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Premier League
Selhurst Park
Attendance 25,643


    • KICK OFF
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      MISS! Oh dear Benteke fails to hit the target from the spot and West Ham have a huge let-off. The Belgian went for the stutter-step run-up and tried to side foot the ball into the top corner, but put his effort over the bar. How costly could that be?
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      That's it! The Hammers have held out for the win.
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      Yellow card Cheikhou Kouyaté
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      One last clearance from Kouyate and Nordtveit collects from Calleri and blasts the ball off Delaney to win a throw-in. Seconds remain now.
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      A foul by Wickham eases the pressure on the Hammers and they will get to clear the ball down field to eat up more time.
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      SAVE! Wickham latches on to Townsend's cross at the back post and powers his header towards the net, but Adrian palms the effort over the bar.
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      The referee ends the first half.
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      OFF THE POST! Benteke almost atones for his error as he leaps to head Townsend's cross at goal, but sees his effort clatter of the post and bounce wide. It has not been his day so far.
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      Palace are sending crosses by the dozen into the West Ham box, but the visitors are coping with the danger for now.
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      Thanks for joining our commentary this evening. Until next time, goodbye.
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      West Ham hold out for a vital win thanks to Manuel Lanzini's first-half strike, their first since August 21. The result lifts them out of the relegation zone, despite being reduced to 10 men for the final 15 minutes when Aaron Cresswell was harshly dismissed. Crystal Palace could have earned a point
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      The players are back out for the second half and Palace are going to make two changes.
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      However, the Belgian failed to convert, missing the target, while he then hit the post a minute later with a headed effort. West Ham will be delighted to head into the break 1-0 ahead, but will know they have plenty of work ahead of them to keep Benteke and co quiet for the rest of the match.
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      West Ham lead at the break through Manuel Lanzini's strike, but Crystal Palace will be kicking themselves at not being level. The home side were out of the contest for the majority of the first half, but were handed a lifeline when Christian Benteke was brought down in the area.
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      The players are out on the pitch, so we should be underway shortly.
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      West Ham have made three changes from their draw against Middlesbrough. Aaron Cresswell, Manuel Lanzini and Simone Zaza come into the fold, replacing Sam Byram, James Collins and Gokhan Tore. Cresswell makes his first appearance on the season.
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      Palace are unchanged from their draw against Everton last time out. Benteke continues to lead the line supported by the attacking trio of Andros Townsend, Jason Puncheon and Wilfried Zaha. Yohan Cabaye cannot break back into the team due to the form of Joe Ledley and James McArthur, settling for a p
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      West Ham subs: Nordtveit, Feghouli, Collins, Fletcher, Calleri, Fernandes, Spiegel.
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      West Ham United (3-4-3): Adrian; Reid, Ogbonna, Kouyate; Antonio, Noble, Obiang, Cresswell; Lanzini, Zaza, Payet.
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      Palace subs: Hennessey, Fryers, Sako, Lee, Campbell, Cabaye, Wickham.
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      Crystal Palace (4-2-3-1): Mandanda; Ward, Tomkins, Delaney, Kelly; McArthur, Ledley; Zaha, Puncheon, Townsend; Benteke.
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      The team news has been announced and we'll start with the home side.
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      The Hammers will have to improve this evening though as they have fallen into 19th place following Stoke's win over Sunderland. It will be no easy feat against Pardew's outfit, who have been a tough nut to crack since August.
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      West Ham have been a mess to start the new campaign, which has already seen them crash out of the Europa League. The Hammers have failed to find the vigour that saw them finish seventh, which has resulted in manager Slaven Bilic starting feel some pressure, although any idea of replacing the Croat w
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      Palace have enjoyed a strong start ot the season, taking 11 points from their opening seven matches. Christian Benteke has been an astute signing, notching three goals in his six appearances, including a last-minute winner against Sunderland. Alan Pardew will be hopeful that he and his side can cont
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      Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League clash between Crystal Palace and West Ham United at Selhurst Park.
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      We're underway at Selhurst Park.
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      Scrappy start to the game as both teams are competing with tenacity in the middle of the park. As a result, neither side has managed to string a series of passes together.
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      Payet knocks the ball into the final third, but Zaza is on his heels and Mandanda comes off his line to gather ahead of the Hammers forward.
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      SHOT! Cresswell latches on to Obiang's ball over the top and takes a good first touch to break into the box. However, his eventual strike at goal smashes into the side-netting.
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      Cresswell continues to make an impact as he drives forward and feeds Zaza on the edge of the box. The Italian turns the challenge on Delaney and fires a low shot at goal, but Mandanda gets down well to make the save.
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      Zaza gets in between the two Palace central defenders and Lanzini attempts to pick him out with an incisive pass through the middle, but it just goes beyond the forward's reach. Nice approach play from the visitors.
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      CHANCE! Townsend causes havoc in the final third, but sees his shot blocked. Space opens up for Puncheon to feed Zaha, but his right-footed strike from the inside right channel goes just past the post.
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      Payet surges forward from deep and lines up a strike from 30 yards, and although he has the talent for the spectacular this effort is far from it as it trickles well wide of the post.
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      Lanzini gets the better of Kelly on the right flank and his low cross reaches the six-yard box, but Delaney is on hand to boot the danger clear.
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      Antonio receives the ball on the right and crosses first time for Zaza in the box. Delaney senses the danger and wisely puts it behind for a corner. West Ham are enjoying a good passage of play here.
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      WIDE! Payet's second delivery finds the head of Zaza at the back post and it almost finds Antonio at the near stick, but it goes wide of the target and evades his team-mate. So close for the visitors.
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      CHANCE! Payet sends the ball in from the right and Palace fail to clear the danger at the near post. It almost falls to Antonio, but Ledley gets a foot in at the last second to poke it away from the winger.
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      Ward has to do well under pressure as he heads the ball back to Mandanda on the edge of his own box. Cresswell tries to pounce on it, but it has just enough pace to reach the Palace keeper.
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      G M. Lanzini Assist A. Cresswell
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      Cresswell marks his return to action with an assist from a pinpoint cross into the box, allowing Lanzini to score.
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      GOAL!!!!! West Ham take the lead and their good start to the match is rewarded as Lanzini converts from close range. It was a well-worked move down the left and Cresswell put in a sublime cross from the flank for the Argentine to prod into the bottom corner.
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      Noble goes into the book for a poor challenge on Townsend.
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      Benteke causes havoc in the final third by heading the ball down inside the six-yard box, but the Hammers scramble men back to clear the danger.
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      Benteke wins his side another free-kick inside West Ham territory, and Reid is forced to clear Puncheon's dangerous cross behind for a corner.
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      STAT ATTACK: Three of Lanzini's eight Premier League goals have come against Crystal Palace.
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      West Ham defend the danger from the resulting set-piece well and are able to bring the ball away on the counter.
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      Kouyate gets up extremely well to clear Townsend's curling cross away from Benteke at the back post. The Belgian would have an effort at goal if not for the defender's presence.
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      Noble comes to his side's rescue on this occasion as Townsend's looping cross almost finds Zaha, but the midfielder heads behind ahead of the Palace winger.
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      Palace have the opportunity to knock the ball forward from a free-kick, but Delaney overhits his cross straight into the arms of Adrian. Don't expect him to be taking those set-pieces in the future.
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      Palace are looking a little short of ideas in attack, which is frustrating the home fans in Selhurst Park. Pardew might be tempted to bring on Cabaye at some point, but he will give the current crop a chance to spark his side into life.
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      CHANCE! Zaza almost opens his account for the Hammers as he rises highest in the box to head Cresswell's free-kick at goal, but his effort drifts just wide of the post.
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      Antonio turns past Kelly on the right flank and fires a left-footed strike at goal, but it lacks the power and direction to trouble Mandanda.
    • 36'
      Kelly sends a low cross skipping across the wet surface in the penalty area, but no player in red and blue can react to the ball as it travels through the box.
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      The Hammers are dominating set-pieces and Ward has to be at his best to prevent Zaza getting a header to Payet's cross, sending it behind for another corner.
    • 39'
      Palace continue to look toothless in attack as Kelly stands up his cross this time, but it's right under Adrian's bar, allowing the Spaniard to claim with ease.
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      The heavy rain in South London appears to be effecting the short-range passing games of both teams. The sides are hitting a lot of long balls forward as life is being made difficult by standing water in some areas on the pitch.
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      Ward battles well down the flank to win a corner off the legs of Cresswell. However, another delivery from Puncheon fails to cause West Ham problems, and the visitors clear the danger with relative ease.
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      SHOT! Lanzini tries to take advantage of the wet conditions by striking a low effort at goal, but Mandanda makes the save before the ball bounces.
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      PENALTY TO CRYSTAL PALACE! The home side win a penalty right on the stroke of the interval as Benteke is brought down in the box by Ogbonna. The Belgian will take the spot-kick himself.
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      SI Z. Fryers SO A. Cresswell
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      SI Y. Cabaye SO A. Cresswell
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      Cabaye comes on for Ledley in the middle of the park.
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      Fryers replaces Kelly at left-back for the home side.
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      We're back underway at Selhurst Park.
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      Zaza puts Tomkins under pressure and it keeps the ball in the Palace half for a throw-in to the home side.
    • 48'
      Benteke catches Reid late and goes into the book.
    • 49'
      Antonio swings a dangerous cross into the box from the right, but there is no white shirt anywhere in the vicinity to capitalise.
    • 51'
      Lanzini lifts a delicate ball over the top of the Palace defence for Payet's run. The Frenchman takes a heavy first touch and it allows Mandanda to race off his line and smother it at his feet.
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      Antonio causes havoc in the final third and tees up Zaza on the edge of the box. The Italian wastes time waiting for the perfect opportunity to shoot and gets crowded out, spurning the opening.
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      Palace have their first foray forward of the second half as Cabaye latches on to a loose ball on the edge of the box. However, he pulls his effort wide of the target. The home side are yet to register an effort on target in the contest.
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      CHANCE! Mandanda comes off his line to stop Lanzini's forward run into the box, although the Argentine manages to knock the ball back to Payet. The winger takes the ball out of his feet to shoot at goal, but the Palace keeper makes a good reaction stop to deny him.
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      SHOT! Townsend collects on the left flank and cuts inside to shoot on his right foot, but his effort is straight at Adrian for the Spaniard to make the save.
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      Benteke's poor evening continues as he plays a simple pass back to Ward straight to Obiang, who brings West Ham away on the counter.
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      Another loose Benteke pass allows West Ham to ease the pressure on their back four. Palace might be inclined to send Connor Wickham out to warm up just to jolt the Belgian into gear.
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      Ogbonna takes one for the team by bringing down Zaha as he attempted to raid forward.
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      Palace waste the free-kick as Townsend plays the ball short to Ward, who was not expecting it and could only lift his cross over the bar under pressure from Noble.
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      PENALTY SHOUT! Zaha wants a penalty as he clashes with Cresswell in the inside left channel, but he went to ground too easily for referee Martin Atkinson's liking.
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      Zaza makes a good run into the channel and drags Delaney with him, but his low cross towards the edge of the box is not seized upon by a white shirt.
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      Noble and Puncheon both compete for the ball in the middle of the park. The West Ham is a fraction late, but Atkinson gives him the benefit of the doubt.
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      SI C. Wickham SO A. Cresswell
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      Wickham replaces McArthur for the final 20 minutes.
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      Reid remains composed under pressure inside his six-yard box as he chests the ball down to Adrian, with Wickham lurking just behind him.
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      Lanzini almost breaks through the final line of the Palace defence, but Tomkins just gets enough of the ball to stop the Argentine from reaching the box.
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      Cresswell goes into the book for simulation in the box, but replays show he was caught by Cabaye.
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      OFF THE POST! Antonio stoops low to head Payet's cross at goal, and his effort clatters off the post and bounces clear. So close to a second goal for the visitors.
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      Cresswell is sent off! The first decision from Atkinson comes back to haunt the left-back as he brings down Zaha on the right. It was a 50/50 decision, but the linesman convinced the referee to dismiss Cresswell. Could that be a game-changer?
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      CHANCE! Cabaye's free-kick causes havoc in the box and it strikes Tomkins on the foot without him knowing much about it and travels inches past the post. That would have been a sickener for the Hammers.
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      SI E. Fernandes SO A. Cresswell
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      Payet is sacrificed by Bilic as Fernandes comes on to re-shuffle the backline.
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      OVER! Benteke rises in the box to head Puncheon's cross towards goal, but gets too much loft on his effort sending it over the bar.
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      Palace are struggling to produce quality in the final third whether it's the finish or the delivery into the box. Puncheon typifies their effort as he sends his cross far too deep for any player in a red and blue shirt to attack.
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      WIDE! Palace work an opening as Wickham knocks a long ball down into the path of Benteke, but the Belgian's woeful evening continues as he scuffs his volley past the post.
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      SI J. Calleri SO A. Cresswell
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      Zaza has run hard for all of the contest and he makes way for Calleri.
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      West Ham are in clock-killing mode now as the instructions seem to be to take the ball into the corner. It's hard to blame them.
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      SI H. Nordtveit SO A. Cresswell
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      Nordtveit replaces Lanzini for the final minutes.
    • 89'
      All hands on deck for the Hammers now as first Benteke knocks the ball into the box, forcing Obiang to clear ahead of Adrian. The Belgian almost latches on to Puncheon's cross from the right, but it just evades his head between Reid and Kouyate.
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      There will be four minutes of added time.

    Line Up




    Roy Hodgson
    David Moyes



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


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


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


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


    Fouls Conceded 12 11
    Yellow Cards 1 4
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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