West Ham United
West Ham United

Pablo Fornals 39'

Michail Antonio 68'

2
-
2
Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace

58' Conor Gallagher

70' Conor Gallagher

0
15
30
45
60
75
90
WES
V
CRY
Goal (39')
Scorer: Pablo Fornals
Goal (68')
Scorer: Michail Antonio
Substitution (79')
Sub-on: Jarrod Bowen
Sub-off: Manuel Lanzini
Substitution (87')
Sub-on: Pablo Fornals
Sub-off: Andriy Yarmolenko
Yellow (91')
Declan Rice
Goal (58')
Scorer: Conor Gallagher
Assist: Christian Benteke
Goal (70')
Scorer: Conor Gallagher
Assist:
Substitution (88')
Sub-on: James McArthur
Sub-off: Jeffrey Schlupp
Possession
45.7 %
54.3 %
Shots (On Target)
4
2
Shots (Off Target)
10
7
Corners
5
3
Crosses
28
13
Clearances
13
32
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
0
West Ham United
Crystal Palace
Possession
45.7%
54.3%
Shots (On Target)
4
2
Shots (Off Target)
10
7
Corners
5
3
Crosses
28
13
Clearances
13
32
Yellow Cards
1
0
Red Cards
0
0
West Ham United
Crystal Palace
West Ham United
4-2-3-1
1
21
21
15
15
5
3
22
8
28
28
20
20
41
41
9
9
7
10
23
16
31
54
75
24
13
Man. David Moyes
1 Lukasz Fabianski
21 Angelo Ogbonna
21 Angelo Ogbonna
15 Craig Dawson
15 Craig Dawson
5 Vladimir Coufal
3 Aaron Cresswell
22 Saïd Benrahma
8 Pablo Fornals
28 Tomas Soucek
28 Tomas Soucek
20 Jarrod Bowen
20 Jarrod Bowen
41 Declan Rice
41 Declan Rice
9 Michail Antonio
9 Michail Antonio
Substitutions
7 Andriy Yarmolenko
10 Manuel Lanzini
23 Issa Diop
16 Mark Noble
31 Ben Johnson
54 Conor Coventry
75 Jamal Baptiste
24 Ryan Fredericks
13 Alphonse Areola
Possession %
46
54
Duels Won
47
67
Aerial Duels Won
15
29
Interceptions
15
15
Offsides
1
2
Corners
5
3
Crystal Palace
4-3-3
13
13
6
3
16
2
2
18
23
8
20
20
9
9
11
11
44
49
46
5
14
34
43
1
1
15
15
Patrick Vieira Man.
Vicente Guaita 13
Vicente Guaita 13
Marc Guéhi 6
Tyrick Mitchell 3
Joachim Andersen 16
Joel Ward 2
Joel Ward 2
James McArthur 18
Conor Gallagher 23
Cheikhou Kouyaté 8
Christian Benteke 20
Christian Benteke 20
Jordan Ayew 9
Jordan Ayew 9
Wilfried Zaha 11
Wilfried Zaha 11
Substitutions
Jairo Riedewald 44
Jesurun Rak-Sakyi 49
Robert Street 46
James Tomkins 5
Jean-Philippe Mateta 14
Martin Kelly 34
Reece Hannam 43
Jack Butland 1
Jack Butland 1
Jeffrey Schlupp 15
Jeffrey Schlupp 15
Player Comparison

 Michail Antonio scores against Palace

 

West Ham United 2-2 Crystal Palace
Premier League

West Ham United maintained their unbeaten start to the season but were twice pegged back in a 2-2 draw against Crystal Palace at London Stadium.

The Hammers struck first through Pablo Fornals shortly before the break, and although Conor Gallagher levelled for the visitors on 58 minutes, Michail Antonio’s fourth goal of the season ten minutes later had home fans dreaming of a third straight win.

However, Gallagher had other ideas, scoring his second goal of the afternoon just two minutes later and ensuring the spoils would be shared in East London.

David Moyes named an unchanged team for the third consecutive Premier League game as his side sought to maintain their perfect start to the season, and while the opening period was a tighter affair than Monday’s romp against Leicester, the Hammers still looked the more dangerous side.

The closest they came in the first half was courtesy of a Crystal Palace header - Joachim Andersen, in challenging Michail Antonio for a cross and diverting the ball towards his own goal, needed the sliding Joel Ward to spare his blushes on the line - but West Ham remained on top without creating too many clear opportunities.

Indeed, the hosts led the shot count by eight to one at the break, and although seven of those eight efforts were blocked by a sturdy Eagles backline, the one that got through really counted.

It was a lovely move which unlocked the visitors’ defence 39 minutes in, too.  Vladimír Coufal hooked a pass into Saïd Benrahma in midfield, and once the Algerian controlled and turned, the Hammers were in business.

His slide-rule pass sent Michail Antonio clear, and although the No9 was forced wide by Joel Ward, he checked back and passed to Fornals, who was arriving at the edge of the box. He immediately shifted possession back to Antonio and continued his run to meet the return pass and knock into an empty net, with goalkeeper Vicente Guaita drawn to Antonio.

It was the kind of intricate, flowing move the Hammers are capable of, and just what was needed to break the south Londoners down and send West Ham into the interval with the lead.

The Hammers created the first opening of the second half too, when Jarrod Bowen controlled a pass forward on his chest in the right channel and released Benrahma inside the area. The angle was against the No22 though, and goalkeeper Guaita got down sharply to make the save.

West Ham were hit with a sucker punch on 58 minutes though, when Palace equalised with their first shot on target of the afternoon.

Gallagher was the goalscorer, forcing home from close range after Christian Benteke stretched at the back post to keep a deep cross alive and nod back into the danger area.

The Hammers picked themselves up, and after a bitty period in the game, restored their lead midway through the half.

Man-of-the-moment Antonio was there to fire home his fourth goal of the season, doing well to hold off Andersen - who headed the ball against the back of the No9's head - and advancing into the area before blasting home left-footed beyond Guaita.

However, the lead would only last a matter of moments as Gallagher hit back with his second of the afternoon 20 minutes from time.

The Palace midfielder controlled James McArthur’s ball into the area and just outside the six-yard box, showed neat feet to turn Craig Dawson and slam into the net.

West Ham introduced Manuel Lanzini and Andriy Yarmolenko from the bench as they searched for a third goal, but in the end they had to settle for a point as a bright game fizzled out in its closing stages.

West Ham United: Fabiański, Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Souček, Bowen (Lanzini 79), Fornals (Yarmolenko 87), Benrahma, Antonio
Subs: Areola, Baptiste, Fredericks, Johnson, Diop, Coventry, Noble

Goals: Fornals 39, Antonio 68

Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Andersen, Guéhi, Mitchell, Gallagher, Kouyaté, McArthur (Schlupp 88), Ayew, Benteke, Zaha
Subs: Butland, Tomkins, Riedewald, Kelly, Hannam, Street, Rak-Sakyi, Mateta

Goal: Gallagher 58, 70

Referee: Stuart Attwell

Attendance: 59,751