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CRYSTAL PALACE v WEST HAM RECAP: Hammers continue strong road form as Palace slip up at home

West Ham United delivered another top-notch away performance in their 3-1 London derby win over Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday.


The Hammers made it six matches on the trot unbeaten with a fourth win on the road this season thanks to goals from Carl Jenkinson, Manuel Lanzini and Dimitri Payet.

The opener came in the 22nd minute when Chelsea loanee Victor Moses found a perfect pass for Jenkinson to run onto with the Arsenal right-back controlling well before toe-poking beyond Wayne Hennessey with a composed finish for his second in two games.

Palace responded almost immediately when Jenkinson caught Dwight Gayle in the area which allowed Yohan Cabaye to step up the spot and fire beyond Adrian despite having to re-take his initial penalty when Gayle had encroached the line.

The home side's job became a little more difficult when Gayle was sent off on the stroke of half-time for a second bookable offence.

With a one-man advantage, West Ham searched for another go-ahead goal and came up with the answer in the 88th minute when Lanzini rifled home from close range before Payet wrapped it up in injury-time when he received a lovely ball from Lanzini before deftly chipping over Hennessey for his fifth of the season.

The victory has Slaven Bilic's Hammers sitting comfortably in fourth position while Alan Pardew's Palace fell to sixth with their fourth defeat of the campaign, three of which have come at home.


MATCH OVERVIEW

Crystal Palace: 1 (Yohan Cabaye (PEN) 25', red card: Dwight Gayle 44')
West Ham United: 3 (Carl Jenkinson 22', Manuel Lanzini 88', Dimitri Payet 90+4')
Selhurst Park, London - 24,812


TALKING POINTS

- West Ham are one of the in-form teams in the league. Their away form can push them towards a top-five finish if they can avoid unnecessary home defeats.

- Palace are mixing their form of late. If they find consistency, can they push the top five or will they drop off as the season progresses? 


WHAT'S NEXT?

The Eagles next take on Leicester City at King Power Stadium on Saturday as West Ham look towards the visit of London rivals Chelsea.


TWITTER INSIGHT



QUOTES CORNER

Palace's Pardew on Gayle red:

"The first challenge from Dwight was bad and was a yellow card.

"But the second, he's missed the ball by about a centimetre. Perhaps he shouldn't have made the challenge, and he will have to learn from that, but I still think the referee was hasty."


West Ham boss Bilic on on getting over 10-man Palace:

"We had to be patient and stay in position. It's not easy to score against a team basically defending with nine men.

"I was more pleased with performance in the first half. We came here with respect for Palace, they are doing well."


STATS SPECIALS
*Thanks to Opta


TEAM LEADERS

PALACE
Goals - Yohan Cabaye 4
Assists - Jason Puncheon, James McArthur 2
Clean sheets - Wayne Hennessey 2
Yellow cards - Yohan Cabaye 3
Red cards - Dwight Gayle 1


WEST HAM
Goals - Dimitri Payet 5
Assists - Dimitri Payet 3
Clean sheets - Darren Randolph 2
Yellow cards - Mark Noble 4
Red cards - Adrian, Carl Jenkinson, Mark Noble 1

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