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West Ham United v Crystal Palace Live Commentary, 06/11/2022

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S. Benrahma (20)
W. Zaha (41)
M. Olise (90+4)
London Stadium


That's all for today. Goodbye.
Next up, West Ham host Blackburn Rovers in the EFL Cup, with Palace travelling to Newcastle United.
Olise scored a 94th-minute winner to complete Palace’s comeback over West Ham and secure their first away victory of the season. Starting brightly, the away side found themselves behind after a wicked effort from Benrahma beat Guaita. Receiving the ball from Paqueta, the Algerian pushed Ayew away before crashing his strike past the goalkeeper from outside the box. Still, Viera’s team pushed for an equaliser and got it through their star man. Winning the ball off Kehrer, the energetic Eze laid a pass into the feet of Zaha who shrugged off Dawson, lashing his effort into the bottom corner from inside the area. Eze then missed the target in the second half before West Ham thought they had a penalty. Referee Tierney pointed to the spot after substitute Antonio was brought down by Guehi, but reversed his decision after checking the monitor. Instead, it was Palace who found the winner. Breaking on the counter after Antonio wasted an opportunity up the other end, Zaha found Olise, who cut in from the right before his deflected effort looped over Fabianski and into the top corner.
W. Zaha
Crystal Palace
90' + 4' Scoring earlier, Zaha gets an assist to his name. On the counter, he slips the ball into the path of Olise who does brilliantly to move it inside and past Fabianski.
M. Olise
Crystal Palace
90' + 4' GOAALLLLLL! PALACE HAVE WON IT! 2-1 PALACE! They couldn’t have left it much later. Antonio wastes a chance up the other end, chipping the ball straight at the goalkeeper. Bursting forward, Zaha slides it down the right to Olise who cuts inside. Releasing a curling effort, the ball deflects off Cresswell, looping over Fabianski and into the net.
Pablo Fornals
Lucas Paquetá
West Ham United
90' + 3' Fornals replaces Paqueta for the final minute.
90' + 2' Rice launches it forward, but nobody is there. Up the other end, Zaha crashes a shot straight at Fabianski.
90' There will be four minutes of additional time.
J. Ayew
Yellow Card
Crystal Palace
88' Ayew receives a yellow card. He went down in the West Ham box too easily.
88' Zaha is down in the box this time after Rice slides into him. Both were looking to get the ball after Ayew played it across. Nothing given.
87' SAVE! Palace almost have the lead through an own goal. Ayew slams the ball across the box with Dawson getting a touch on it, sending it goal-bound. Reacting quickly, Fabianski sticks out a foot to direct it wide.
85' Eze plays the ball down the right to Zaha. He then looks for a Palace man in the box, but Fabianski comes out to claim it.
83' NO PENALTY! After consulting the monitor, referee Paul Tierney changes his mind. He does not believe there was enough contact on Antonio from Guehi.
80' PENALTY! West Ham have a chance to regain the lead. Antonio bursts forward, rolling past Andersen before entering the box. One-on-one with Guehi, he goes past the defender before being pulled back. VAR is having a look at how much contact was made by the Palace man.
78' Paquetá puts a searching ball across the box looking for Antonio, but Guaita reads it, coming out to claim it.
L. Milivojević
C. Doucouré
Crystal Palace
77' Doucoure is walking off the pitch and looks hurt. He is replaced by Milivojevic in the midfield.
74' Bowen drives into the box and gives it to Antonio who goes down under the challenge of Schlupp who wins the ball. Rice receives it on the edge, slamming it over the bar.
73' Bowen's inswinging corner connects with the head of Kehrer, but the defender's attempt is tame and rolls to Guaita.
71' CHANCE GONE! Zaha finds Eze in the box and slides it down the left. With a shooting opportunity, he fails to control the ball. It rolls out for a goal-kick.
69' Great defending from Kehrer. Eze gets inside the box down the right looking to beat the German, but he is nudged off of it. He thinks he should have a penalty, but the referee is having none of it.
67' Not a lot of action to speak of in the last few minutes. Lanzini goes long towards Paqueta, but he puts too much height on it and it goes straight to Guaita.
F. Downes
T. Souček
West Ham United
64' Soucek's 100th Premier League game is over. He is replaced by Downes.
M. Lanzini
S. Benrahma
West Ham United
64' Substitution for West Ham. Benrahma is replaced by Lanzini. The fans did not seem to be happy with the decision.
63' Downes and Lanzini are about to be introduced.
62' Paqueta is back on the pitch.
60' Now Paqueta is down and is holding his leg after Ayew stepped on him. The medical staff are on the pitch.
60' After a heavy collision with Dawson, Guaita is back to his feet and will continue.
C. Dawson
Yellow Card
West Ham United
58' Dawson receives a yellow card after bundling into Guaita.
58' Bowen's inswinging corner looks to be heading into the net before Guaita flicks it away. Running towards him, Dawson crashes into the goalkeeper who is now receiving treatment.
57' This time Olise sends a curling shot towards the goal from the other side, but it goes well wide.
56' WIDE! Palace goes close. Eze receives it from Schlupp, cutting inside before curling the ball wide of the post. It took a deflection on the way through that directed it past the goal.
54' Zaha and Eze combine with the latter finding Schlupp. Expecting the overlapping run from Mitchell, he lays the ball down the left but nobody is there.
53' Antonio looks to go around Andersen after Bowen fired it into his path, but the defender wrestles him off the ball.
51' Eze looks to flash the ball across the box, but it goes out for a goal-kick.
50' Zaha is clattered into by Soucek. The ball is wide of the left side of the box.
48' Palace have kept the ball well in the opening couple of minutes. They are passing it around the pitch with West Ham happy to let them have it.
46' West Ham get the game back underway.
M. Antonio
G. Scamacca
West Ham United
46' Substitution for West Ham. Scamacca is replaced by Antonio in the attack. He failed to make an impact in the first half.
Despite scoring first, West Ham will be disappointed with their first half display. Winning their last three successive games at the London Stadium, Moyes’ team have had just three shots in the opening 45 minutes, with Benrahma’s goal the only one they have had on target. Mitchell has kept Bowen quiet, with Scamacca struggling to make an impact. For Palace, they have controlled most of the match, but have failed to seriously trouble Fabianski apart from the goal. Shots have gone straight at the Poland international, with the Hammers doing well to get bodies behind the ball.
Zaha cancelled out Benrahma’s superb opener to level the score going into the break. Palace started the brightest out of the two sides, but it was the home team that took the lead. Back in the side after injury, summer signing Paqueta slide the ball into the path of Benrahma who shrugged off Ayew before lashing it past Guaita from outside the box. Still, Palace had most of the opportunities, with Doucoure and Schlupp having tame efforts saved before Zaha equalised. Kehrer was caught on the ball, with Eze tacking the defender before playing it towards Zaha. Frustrated for most of the first half, the attacker protected the ball inside the box before drilling it beyond Fabianski.
45' + 1' Zaha looks for Olise on the right of the box, but he cannot get the ball under control. Zouma comes across to win it.
45' There will be two minutes of additional time.
43' West Ham have conceded five goals in the last 15 minutes of the first half, only Bournemouth (seven) and Southampton (six) have conceded more in the Premier League this season.
E. Eze
Crystal Palace
41' Eze plays an instrumental role in the goal. Kehrer is sloppy in possession, with the former QPR man making the most of his clumsiness on the ball. In West Ham's third, he wins the ball before slotting into the path of Zaha.
W. Zaha
Crystal Palace
41' GOAALLLL! ZAHA SCORES! 1-1! Moments after Schlupp had an attempt saved Zaha finds the equaliser. Eze wins the ball off of Kehrer, passing it inside to the scorer who gets past Dawson before crashing it into the net.
40' Bowen whips a free-kick from the right towards Kehrer, but it is cleared away. Palace look to break forward with a long ball towards Zaha, with it going over his head and straight to Fabianski.
38' Olise curls the ball into the box from the left, but it goes over everyone and out for a goal-kick.
37' Eze's curling effort from the free-kick slams against the wall and out for a corner.
36' Free-kick in a shooting position for Palace. Zaha is hacked to the floor by Bowen who takes his legs away with a sliding challenge.
35' Eze gets the ball around the box and looks for Olise who is running beyond him. He then flicks it towards Zaha, but the forward gets it stuck under his feet. West Ham defenders crowd around him, hacking the ball away.
33' Rice curls a deep free-kick towards Dawson with the defender heading it well over the bar.
32' Mitchell enters the West Ham box and goes past Kehrer. However, the German recovers well, winning back possession of the ball.
30' Eze plays the ball down the left to Zaha. Palace's star player then looks to pull it across to Schlupp but his pass is weak. Scamacca races back to intercept the ball, receiving a loud cheer from the home crowd.
29' Rice is down after Doucoure slides into him. Stretching his right leg a couple of times, the West Ham captain is now back to his feet.
27' Doucoure has a chance to shoot after receiving the ball from Olise but his tame effort is saved by Fabianski.
24' There has been no immediate reaction from Palace after conceding. The ball has been trapped in the middle third with West Ham holding a defensive shape.
22' Despite being in the lead, West Ham still have a lot to do. No team has won more Premier League games after conceding the first goal than Palace this season, with the Eagles winning three of their five games when doing so (L2).
Lucas Paquetá
West Ham United
20' Back in the team after his injury, Paqueta makes an immediate impact. He picks out Benrahma with a short pass, with the scorer doing the rest.
S. Benrahma
West Ham United
20' GOAALLLLLL! BENRAHMA SCORES! 1-0 WEST HAM! It’s a thunderbolt from Benrahma. Paqueta slides it into him, with the Algerian shrugging off the challenge of Ayew and slamming it past Guaita from outside the box. It's his second goal in the Premier League this season.
18' Mitchell and Zaha play a quick one-two down the left with the defender racing down the wing. He then looks to whip a cross in but nobody is there, with Cresswell heading the ball back to the goalkeeper.
17' A long kick from Fabianski goes straight to Guaita. The home crowd are starting to get frustrated with their relatively slow start.
15' Ayew looks to drill the ball into the box after Benrahma loses it, but his attempt is blocked. The Algerian did well originally, tacking Clyne before giving it away.
13' West Ham have their first chance of the match. It comes through Bowen after he connects with Cresswell's cross. Shooting first-time, his effort goes wide.
12' Olise looks to put a cross in from the left but gets it all wrong. The ball bounces straight into the gloves of Fabianski.
10' Eze's finds Zaha after a one-two with Olise but his curling attempt is blocked by Paqueta.
9' It has been all Palace in the opening nine minutes. They have controlled the possession and have not allowed West Ham to get into the match. Instead, they are trapped in their defensive third.
7' Eze is in the middle of the action again. Clyne pulls it back towards him, but he gets the ball stuck under his feet and drags an attempt wide from inside the box.
6' Olise looks to roll the ball past Benrahma inside the box but is tackled. He was looking to shoot after receiving the ball from Ayew.
5' Expect this match to burst into life. Both teams have scored in each of the last 10 Premier League meetings between West Ham and Crystal Palace, the longest current run in the competition. The team scoring first has gone on to win just one of these 10 matches (D5 L4), with West Ham winning 3-2 at Selhurst Park last season.
3' Eze elects to shoot from distance. His free-kick goes over the wall but is collected by Fabianski on the second attempt. Kehrer protected the goalkeeper with Zaha looking to score the rebound.
2' Palace have an early free-kick in a crossing position. Dawson pulls Zaha to the floor with the attacker looking to break forward.
1' Palace get this Premier League match underway.
West Ham are unbeaten in their last four Premier League games against Palace (W2 D2) and are looking to win consecutive meetings with the Eagles for the first time since January 2017.
As for Palace, Vieira makes three changes to the team that beat Southampton last time out. At right-back, Ward is replaced by Clyne. There is also a switch in the middle of the midfield trio. Doucoure, who is back from injury, is preferred ahead of Milivojevic who drops to the bench. Finally, with Edouard injured, Ayew starts on the right wing with Zaha in the striking position.
West Ham make 11 changes to the team that beat FCSB in the Europa Conference League. With both Scamacca and Antonio rested for the match in Romania, Moyes picks the former to lead the attack against Palace. Losing to Manchester United in their previous Premier League match, there is only one alteration to that side, with Paqueta replacing Downes.
CRYSTAL PALACE SUBS: Joel Ward, Jean-Philippe Mateta, Luka Milivojevic, Will Hughes, Joseph Whitworth, James Tomkins, Jairo Riedewald, Malcolm Ebiowei, Sam Johnstone.
CRYSTAL PALACE (4-3-3): Vicente Guaita; Nathaniel Clyne, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell; Jeffrey Schlupp, Cheick Doucoure, Eberechi Eze; Jordan Ayew, Wilfried Zaha, Michael Olise.
WEST HAM SUBS: Nayef Aguerd, Angelo Ogbonna, Pablo Fornals, Flynn Downes, Michail Antonio, Alphonse Areola, Manuel Lanzini, Emerson, Vladimir Coufal.
WEST HAM (4-2-3-1): Lukasz Fabianski; Thilo Kehrer, Craig Dawson, Kurt Zouma, Aaron Cresswell; Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice; Jarrod Bowen, Lucas Paqueta, Said Benrahma; Gianluca Scamacca.
As for Palace, they beat Southampton 1-0 in their previous match to confirm their third successive home win, moving them onto 16 points for the season. Impressive at Selhurst Park, losing just once, their record on the road has been poor. They have not won any of their five games away from home this season, losing to Manchester City and Everton. However, after being defeated in their first two Premier League away games against West Ham in 1994 and 1997, Palace have lost just two of their subsequent nine top flight visits to face the Hammers (W3 D4).
West Ham come into this match after beating FCSB in the Europa Conference League to conclude the group stage with a perfect record. In the Premier League, David Moyes’ team are 14th with four wins, two draws and seven losses. At the London Stadium, West Ham failed to win any of their first three matches this season, collecting just one point. However, after drawing with Tottenham at the end of August, the Hammers won their next three games, with home victories against Wolves, Fulham and Bournemouth. A win today would see them move into ninth in the league.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary for the Premier League clash between West Ham and Crystal Palace.