West Ham United 3-0 Crystal Palace: As it happened

West Ham United 3-0 Crystal Palace: As it happened

Danial Kennedy
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16:52 - Thank you for joining me for VAVEL's coverage of West Ham - Crystal Palace, and until next time have a great evening.

16:51 - The Hammers burst into the life in the second period, with Feghouli opening the scoring before Carroll's excellent effort. Lanzini rounded up an excellent three points for the Hammers.

16:50 - Excellent win for the Hammers ! It was a close first period from both sides with chances from Carroll and Tomkins.

FT - West Ham 3-0 Crystal Palace.

92' - Remy looks to get one back but effort forces Randolph to get down well to make a comfortable save.

90' - Three minutes of added time at the London Stadium with Ward picking up a booking for a foul on Byram.

89' - Double sub from the home side with Lanzini and Antonio taken off with Fletcher and Fernandes coming on in their place.

85' - PAYET WHO ? THE HAMMERS HAVE MADED IT THREE !  Another great effort from the home side on the break as Antonio slips in Lanzini who marches into the area and he does brilliantly to chip it over the rushing Hennessey. Excellent three points from the Hammers.

85' - GOAL West Ham 3-0 Crystal Palace.

80' - Final sub for Palace with Ledley coming off for new signing Schlupp.

78' - WHAT A GOAL !!!! The Hammers are two up, great ball finds Antonio as he plays the ball across the box and Carroll does excellently to rise and hit the overhead kick into the top corner giving Hennessey absolutely no chance ! 2-0 West Ham !

78' - GOAL West Ham 2-0 Crystal Palace

75' - Antonio has a chance as he pushes forward and goes for the near post but it is well wide of the mark.

74' - Ball comes into Lee once again on the far side of the area but his side loops into the hands of Randolph.

72' - Palace work their way into the area with the ball coming to Ledley but deflected wide, back to the walls here for the Hammers.

70' - Townsend and McArthur come off for Remy and Lee.

69' - Double change for Palace looks imminent as they look to get back into the clash.

67' - WEST HAM TAKE A CRUCIAL LEAD ! It has been a long time coming from the Hammers who have dominated in the second period. It is excellent from Antonio who gets the ball and takes it beyond the rushing Hennessey, it is easy for Antonio to pull it back for Feghouli to tap home. 1-0 WEST HAM.

67' - GOAL West Ham 1-0 Crystal Palace.

63' - Free kick was taken by Lanzini but was well over the crossbar.

62' - At the hour mark the momentum seems to be with the Hammers with some great chances and a dangerous free-kick to come.

61' - Naughty challenge from Benteke as he leaves his foot in on Collins but goes unpunished.

57' - CHANCE, Feghouli ball in comes back out to Carrol quite far out and the low effort is blocked.

54' - Comes through to Carroll who takes a touch but the effort is wayward once again, still 0-0.

53' - Good opportunity for the Hammers with a dangerous free-kick, would have looked a brilliant opportunity for the exiled Payet.

52' - Great ball from Feghouli finds Carroll in the middle but Tomkins does well to put it behind. Good start to the half from the home side.

48' - Header down from Benteke to Cabaye who lets it rip but once again it is high,wide and handsome.

47' - The home side tested the waters early on as it comes to Carroll at the top of the box who does well to turn and the effort is just past the post.

45' - West Ham get the half underway, with the one change for the Hammers as Byram makes a return to the side coming on for Ogbonna.

15;48 - Second-half coverage between West Ham and Crystal Palace will be coming up very shortly here on VAVEL.

15:47 - After a very scrappy opening to the clash, the game burst into life as the tie went on. There was decent chances from both Andy Carroll and James Tomkins, but it remains goalless at the break.

HT - West Ham 0-0 Crystal Palace.

45' - One minute added time here at the London Stadium.

42' - Carroll ends up in the book after a silly challenge on Ward, just two minutes to go until the break.

36' - First Palace booking with Ledley bringing down Lanzini after a good chance from Benteke. Allardyce's starting to dominate.

34' - SO CLOSE Townsend swings in the subsequent free-kick, ball looks to be flicked on to Tomkins at the back post but somehow managed to turn it wide from two yards.

33' - First yellow of the afternoon with Noble penalised for his challenge on Townsend.

33' - Game looks like it is finally coming into life with the clash becoming end-to-end.

30' - Ball up in the air and Cabaye does well to hit it on the volley but it was straight at Randolph.

28' - Good opportunity from the free-kick after Cabaye's foul, played into the far post but it eventually comes to nothing.

27' - CHANCE! Noble does really well down the right before playing the ball into the box. It finds Carroll but his volley is just over Hennessey's crossbar, best chance so far.

25- Quarter of an hour gone and still no real opportunity to talk about, the half-chances from Benteke and Lanzini  the only real talking points so far.

17' - Lanzini made a mazy run through the Palace half and let one rip but it was deflected away.

13' - Puncheon produces a great run across the backline as he lets come over his shoulder for the first-time effort but was wayward.

10' - Rash challenge from Ledley on Feghouli but nothing comes from it, Benteke chance the best opportunity so far.

5'- Been a poor start to proceedings for both sides, with Benteke getting a chance but heads his effort off the defender.

1' - And Palace gets us underway at the London Stadium !

14:53 - The sun is shining on East London and we are minutes away from kick-off in Stratford.

14:31 - Allardyce is still looking for his first win as Palace manager, and his side's confidence will have been rocked by the late 2-1 defeat to fellow strugglers Swansea City in the last league outing.

14:30 - The Hammers will be hoping that they can turn their 2017 around, having conceded seven goals in two games against the two Manchester sides and scoring none.

14:28 - Little over 30 minutes until kick-off at the London Stadium, ahead of the clash read Sam Smith's preview for the game.

14:16 - New signing Jeffrey Schlupp starts on the bench alongside the returning Loic Remy, Scott Dann and James McArthur return to the starting XI.

14:14 - Sam Allardyce has also made eight changes from last week's draw with Bolton ahead of his return to another former club. Damien Delaney, Joel Ward and Joe Ledley the only survivors from that trip to the Macron Stadium.

14:13 - The obvious exclusion is star man Dimitri Payet, who has been left out of the squad for the foreseeable future after Bilic revealed that he wanted to leave the club.

14:12 - Bilic has made three changes from the 5-0 defeat to Manchester City last Friday, with Darren Randolph, James Collins and Mark Noble coming in for Adrian, Edmilison Fernandes and Havard Nordtveit.

14:11 - Crystal Palace starting XI: Hennessey, Ward, Tomkins, Dann, Delaney, McArthur, Ledley, Townsend, Cabaye, Puncheon, Benteke.

14:10 - West Ham starting XI: Randolph, Collins, Reid, Ogbonna, Antonio, Noble, Obiang, Cresswell, Lanzini, Feghouli, Carroll.

14:06 - It set to be  a crucial clash for both sides with six points ahead of the clash at the London Stadium. Team news will follow very shortly.

14:05 - Hello everyone and welcome to VAVEL's coverage of West Ham United - Crystal Palace.

The latest result belongs to Hammers, as despite the dismissal of Aaron Cresswell a single goal from Manuel Lanzini saw them gain their first league victory since the first home game of the season against Bournemouth.

It has been even match-up between these two sides since they both returned to the Premier League, with three wins, three defeats and a draw in the last seven meetings.

However, Wilfried Zaha and Bakary Sako are away on Africa Cup of Nations duty, while Connor Wickham, Steve Mandanda, Christian Benteke and Pape Souare all remain on the sidelines.

Allardyce will be boosted by a new face for the return to his former club, with new signing Jeffrey Schlupp available for selection following his £12.5m move from Leicester City. Christian Benteke and Wayne Hennessey are also expected to return after sitting out the goalless draw at the Macron Stadium.

Top scorer  Michail Antonio could be a possible with flu, however James Collins and Sam Byram are back in contention after returning from injury. Diafra Sakho, Alvaro Arbeloa, Arthur Masuaku and Gokhan Tore are all out injured, while Andre Ayew and Cheikhou Kouyate are on African Cup of Nations duty.

The big absentee for the home side will be star man Dimitri Payet, as it was revealed by Bilic that the Frenchman wants to leave the Hammers. The 29-year-old reportedly refuses to play and train with the side, and will be missing from all clashes for the foreseeable future.

That run was continued on Saturday when Allardyce visited yet another one of his former clubs Bolton Wanderers, but that ended in a lackluster goalless draw. Like the Hammers they have some crucial fixtures coming up, with Bournemouth, Sunderland, Stoke and Middlesbrough all coming up and Allardyce will be eyeing up some points from those games.

2016 was a year to forget for Palace despite the cup final appearance, with Alan Pardew finally be given the boot after the 1-0 defeat to Chelsea. Allardyce is infamous for keeping sides away from relegation, but has failed to get going so far without a win in his first four matches.

Saturday’s clash will prove a sentimental one for new Palace manager Sam Allardyce, as he returns to his old club but Big Sam has bigger concerns with his new side continuing to be in free fall.

The visit of the Eagles will star a crucial two weeks for the Hammers, with Middlesbrough coming up the next Saturday and Bilic will be wanting to head to Teesside with three point under his belt.

However, 2017 has got off to a lackluster start with a 2-0 defeat to Manchester United, before their rivals Manchester City visited in the FA Cup. It was a dreadful performance from the Hammers with goals from Yaya Toure, Havard Nordtveit, David Silva, Sergio Aguero and John Stones giving them a resounding 5-0 victory.

It has been a roller coaster of a season for the Hammers, as they look for another positive run of results after yet another heavy defeat. Form through the festive going into the New Year was excellent for Slaven Bilic’s side, with three consecutive taking them up the table.

Hello everyone I am Danial Kennedy and welcome to the crucial lower-table clash between West Ham United and Crystal Palace. Kick-off at is set for 3pm at the London Stadium, so keep up to date with the latest team news and coverage on VAVEL.