Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace

Wilfried Zaha 3'

Michy Batshuayi 97'

2
-
3
West Ham United
West Ham United

9' Tomas Soucek

25' Tomas Soucek

65' Craig Dawson

0
15
30
45
60
75
90
CRY
V
WES
Goal (3')
Scorer: Wilfried Zaha
Substitution (66')
Sub-on: Andros Townsend
Sub-off: Michy Batshuayi
Substitution (73')
Sub-on: Luka Milivojevic
Sub-off: Jairo Riedewald
Substitution (73')
Sub-on: Christian Benteke
Sub-off: Jordan Ayew
Goal (97')
Scorer: Michy Batshuayi
Goal (9')
Scorer: Tomas Soucek
Assist: Michail Antonio
Goal (25')
Scorer: Tomas Soucek
Assist: Aaron Cresswell
Goal (65')
Scorer: Craig Dawson
Assist: Jarrod Bowen
Substitution (81')
Sub-on: Jarrod Bowen
Sub-off: Ryan Fredericks
Substitution (83')
Sub-on: Michail Antonio
Sub-off: Andriy Yarmolenko
Substitution (87')
Sub-on: Saïd Benrahma
Sub-off: Mark Noble
Possession
54.2 %
45.8 %
Shots (On Target)
3
7
Shots (Off Target)
3
10
Corners
3
4
Crosses
18
11
Clearances
9
16
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
0
West Ham United
Crystal Palace
Possession
45.8%
54.2%
Shots (On Target)
7
3
Shots (Off Target)
10
3
Corners
4
3
Crosses
11
18
Clearances
16
9
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
0
West Ham United
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace
4-4-2
31
27
2
24
8
4
10
18
25
20
11
6
44
1
9
3
34
22
17
23
Man. Roy Hodgson
31 Vicente Guaita
27 Tyrick Mitchell
2 Joel Ward
24 Gary Cahill
8 Cheikhou Kouyaté
4 Luka Milivojevic
10 Andros Townsend
18 James McArthur
25 Eberechi Eze
20 Christian Benteke
11 Wilfried Zaha
Substitutions
6 Scott Dann
44 Jairo Riedewald
1 Jack Butland
9 Jordan Ayew
3 Patrick van Aanholt
34 Martin Kelly
22 James McCarthy
17 Nathaniel Clyne
23 Michy Batshuayi
Possession %
54
46
Duels Won
65
51
Aerial Duels Won
31
15
Interceptions
14
11
Offsides
0
2
Corners
3
4
West Ham United
4-2-3-1
1
21
15
5
3
18
41
9
28
20
30
23
7
24
31
25
16
10
45
4
David Moyes Man.
Lukasz Fabianski 1
Angelo Ogbonna 21
Craig Dawson 15
Vladimir Coufal 5
Aaron Cresswell 3
Pablo Fornals 18
Declan Rice 41
Saïd Benrahma 9
Tomas Soucek 28
Jarrod Bowen 20
Michail Antonio 30
Substitutions
Issa Diop 23
Andriy Yarmolenko 7
Ryan Fredericks 24
Ben Johnson 31
David Martin 25
Mark Noble 16
Manuel Lanzini 10
Ademipo Odubeko 45
Fabián Balbuena 4
Player Comparison

 Tomas Soucek celebrates his goal


Crystal Palace 2-3 West Ham United
Premier League

West Ham United extended their winning streak to a sixth game with an exhilarating, dominant performance at Crystal Palace on Tuesday night.

Tomáš Souček scored twice and Craig Dawson added a third in the second half, as the visitors shrugged off the blow of Wilfried Zaha’s third minute goal in style.

In truth, they could have scored more than the three goals they managed – forcing 17 shots on the Palace goal and slicing their hosts open almost at will, but three proved to be enough even though Michy Batshuayi pulled one back right at the death.

That was little more than a minor irritant on a night when the Hammers moved up to fourth in the Premier League table.

West Ham had to come from behind to secure a result when they drew 1-1 with the same opponents a little over a month ago, and they were asked to do the same again after Zaha fired the hosts into an early lead.

Łukasz Fabiański was given no chance by Zaha’s powerful finish, as the Palace man found the bottom left-hand corner from the edge of the box, after Christian Benteke’s neat flick from Luka Milivojević fizzed-in pass created the chance to shoot.

As the rain teemed down in south London, West Ham’s response was immediate and they levelled with just nine minutes on the clock.

So many times already this season Souček has popped up with vital goals and it was the case again at Selhurst Park, as he arrived inside the six yard box to head powerfully home after Antonio showed great desire to keep Pablo Fornals’ pass in at the by-line and poke back into the middle.

Souček wasn’t finished there and, with 25 minutes played, he struck again to move his team in front.

Aaron Cresswell was the provider, sending in a free-kick from the left-hand side that was just too high for Antonio. No matter, as Souček was there to control on his thigh and squeeze home at the near post.

Straight from kick-off it was so nearly three, as Antonio intercepted a square pass from Cheikhou Kouyaté and strode through on goal. His strike beat Vicente Guaita in the Palace goal, but thudded against the inside of the post and out to safety.

Still the Hammers pressed as they looked for a third, and after Souček and Pablo Fornals both forced Guaita into saves from range, Antonio hit the post for a second time.

The No30 was desperately unlucky to see his instinctive effort clatter the same upright after the visitors attacked down the right, and Fornals stepped over Saïd Benrahma’s cut-back to allow Cresswell to strike at goal.

Craig Dawson scores West Ham's third


West Ham deserved to lead by more than one at the break, but they were indebted to Fabiański for keeping them in front right at the start of the second period.

The visitors were caught square as Eberechi Eze sent Zaha clear, but the visitors’ goalkeeper closed down the angles swiftly to block with his chest.

It was a big moment to keep the momentum in the Hammers’ favour, and they soon picked up from where they left off at the end of the first half, putting the Palace goal under near-constant pressure.

Antonio was cursing his luck again on 59 minutes when Guaita showed remarkable reactions to keep out his close range effort, after again being teed up by Benrahma.

David Moyes’ men finally got the third goal they so richly deserved midway through the half, as they won a couple of corners on the right flank.

Jarrod Bowen’s delivery from the second of them was perfect, as he whipped the ball in towards the near post, where Dawson’s run was timed to perfection and the header was unstoppable.

Palace were never likely to find a route back from there, and although Batshuayi did pull one back, finishing from inside the box after Jordan Ayew found him, it came far too late to affect the outcome.

Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Cahill, Kouyate, Mitchell, Townsend (Batshuayi 66), Milivojevic (Riedewald 73), McArthur, Eze, Zaha, Benteke (Ayew 73)
Subs: Butland, van Aanholt, Dann, Clyne, McCarthy, Kelly

Goals: Zaha 3, Batshuayi 90+7

West Ham United: Fabiański, Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Souček, Bowen (Fredericks 81), Benrahma (Noble 87), Fornals, Antonio (Yarmolenko 83)
Subs: Martin, Johnson, Balbuena, Diop. Lanzini, Odubeko

Goals: Souček 8, 25, Dawson 65

Referee: Stuart Attwell