Palace in pictures

West Ham United twice came from behind to earn a 2-2 draw at Crystal Palace - and photographer Avril Husband was there to catch all the best action.

The Hammers took more than 4,000 supporters to Selhurst Park and the travelling army gave a spirited performance in the stands. As the sun shone over south London, Kevin Nolan and John Carew ensured it finished honours even on the pitch.

There were two debutants on view in Manuel Almunia and Papa Bouba Diop, while Carew's goal was his first since arriving at the club. The Hammers wore all-white to avoid a colour clash with their hosts, but the strip also worked well with the scorching temperature touching 30C.

Big Sam's men will next be in action on Saturday week against Blackpool at the Boleyn, with a couple of friendly games in between to keep up fitness levels. The manager will also hope to welcome back the likes of Mark Noble and Matt Taylor sooner rather than later.


Selhurst Park

The stand where the Hammers fans called home for the afternoon

Fox at Selhurst Park

On the other side, there was an unusual visitor trying to get out

Manuel Almunia

Manuel Almunia had been able to do nothing about Palace's opener

Kevin Nolan

The skipper settled nerves with a close-range equaliser

Kevin Nolan and Carlton Cole

As ever, Carlton Cole was quick to join the celebrations

Kevin Nolan and Julien Faubert

Julien Faubert was also delighted in a game where he excelled

Carlton Cole

Cole went close himself to a goal with this acrobatic effort

Henri Lansbury

Henri Lansbury turned in another combative display in midfield

John Carew

John Carew came off the bench to score a deserved equaliser

John Carew

The big man was understandably chuffed with his goal

Papa Bouba Diop

Papa Bouba Diop was the star man for the manager