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  • Date:23 Aug 2014
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Selhurst Park
  • Attendance:24,242
  • Chamakh (47)
  • Zarate (33) Downing (36)
    Cole (61)

Live Commentary

The referee signals the end of the game.

90:00 +3.18

James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.

90:00 +2.36

Glenn Murray takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Adrian parries the effort to safety.

90:00 +1.44

Centre by Joel Ward.

90:00 +0.40

Martin Kelly makes a clearance.


Cheikhou Kouyate has an effort at goal. Julian Speroni catches the ball.


(West Ham) makes a substitution, with Mohamed Diame coming on for Stewart Downing.


Mile Jedinak booked for unsporting behaviour.


Free kick taken by Adrian.


Ricardo Vaz Te fouled by Mile Jedinak, the ref awards a free kick.


Clearance made by Joey O'Brien.


Mile Jedinak takes the free kick.


Unfair challenge on Jonathan Williams by Mark Noble results in a free kick.


(Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Glenn Murray coming on for Stuart O'Keefe.


Diego Poyet joins the action as a substitute, replacing Mauro Zarate.


Corner from the right by-line taken by Jonathan Williams.


Free kick taken by Julian Speroni.


The offside flag is raised against Mauro Zarate.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Diafra Sakho by Mile Jedinak.


The ball is sent over by Stewart Downing.


Martin Kelly gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Diafra Sakho.


Mile Jedinak crosses the ball in from the free kick.


Jonathan Williams fouled by Joey O'Brien, the ref awards a free kick.


Winston Reid makes a clearance.


Jonathan Williams on for Barry Bannan.


(Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Dwight Gayle coming on for Fraizer Campbell.


Corner taken by Mark Noble from the right by-line.


Diafra Sakho takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Joel Ward gets a block in.


Diafra Sakho comes on in place of Carlton Cole.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Joel Ward on Mauro Zarate.


Corner taken by Yannick Bolasie.


Damien Delaney manages to make a clearance.


James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricardo Vaz Te on Martin Kelly.


Aaron Cresswell makes a clearance.


Carlton Cole grabs a goal with a right foot finish. Crystal Palace 1-3 West Ham.


Free kick taken by James Tomkins.


Mark Noble fouled by Stuart O'Keefe, the ref awards a free kick.


Joey O'Brien makes a clearance.


Clearance by Winston Reid.


Barry Bannan takes a shot. Adrian parries the effort to safety.


Mauro Zarate makes a clearance.


Mauro Zarate gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Yannick Bolasie.


Corner taken by Barry Bannan from the left by-line.


Yannick Bolasie produces a cross.


Clearance made by Joey O'Brien.


Carlton Cole concedes a free kick for a foul on Mile Jedinak.


Corner taken by Stewart Downing.


The referee blows for offside.

The referee blows the whistle to start the second half.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

45:00 +3.58

Adrian takes the free kick.

45:00 +2.35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Joel Ward on Cheikhou Kouyate.

45:00 +2.22

Clearance by Winston Reid.

45:00 +1.12

Shot by Yannick Bolasie missed to the left of the target.

45:00 +0.20

James Tomkins goes into the referee's book for unsporting behaviour.

45:00 +0.13

Foul by James Tomkins on Yannick Bolasie, free kick awarded.


Clearance by Damien Delaney.


Barry Bannan restarts play with the free kick.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marouane Chamakh by Winston Reid.


Stewart Downing scores with their left foot. Crystal Palace 0-2 West Ham.The assist for the goal came from Cheikhou Kouyate.


Clearance made by Winston Reid.


Damien Delaney makes a clearance.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joey O'Brien by Yannick Bolasie.


Mauro Zarate scores with their right foot. Crystal Palace 0-1 West Ham.


Mark Noble takes a shot. Blocked by Fraizer Campbell.


Mark Noble takes a short corner.


The ball is sent over by Ricardo Vaz Te.


Clearance made by Brede Hangeland.


Joel Ward makes a clearance.


Foul by Marouane Chamakh on Cheikhou Kouyate, free kick awarded.


The referee blows for offside.


Shot by Mauro Zarate. Save by Julian Speroni.


Free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.


The referee blows for offside.


Clearance made by Marouane Chamakh.


A cross is delivered by Stewart Downing.


Shot by Aaron Cresswell missed to the right of the net.


Stewart Downing delivers the ball.


Header at goal by Carlton Cole. Julian Speroni catches the ball.


Damien Delaney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlton Cole.


Carlton Cole concedes a free kick for a foul on Stuart O'Keefe.


Mauro Zarate has an effort at goal. Blocked by Martin Kelly.


The ball is crossed by Aaron Cresswell.


Julian Speroni takes the free kick.


Foul by Carlton Cole on Joel Ward, free kick awarded.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Stuart O'Keefe on Mauro Zarate.


Mile Jedinak takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Blocked by Aaron Cresswell.


Brede Hangeland manages to make a clearance.


Corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line.


Shot by Stewart Downing. Mile Jedinak gets a block in.


Mauro Zarate takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Brede Hangeland gets a block in.


Cheikhou Kouyate crosses the ball.


Stewart Downing fouled by Yannick Bolasie, the ref awards a free kick.


Stuart O'Keefe challenges Cheikhou Kouyate unfairly and gives away a free kick.


Free kick taken by Mile Jedinak.


Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mile Jedinak by Carlton Cole.


Corner taken by Yannick Bolasie from the left by-line.


Martin Kelly delivers the ball.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Joey O'Brien on Yannick Bolasie.


Mark Noble takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Brede Hangeland on Mauro Zarate.


Mark Noble takes the free kick.


Free kick awarded for a foul by Martin Kelly on Ricardo Vaz Te.


Ricardo Vaz Te sends in a cross.

The referee gets the game underway.

Match Preview

Allardyce aims to end Palace hoodoo Sam Allardyce is aiming to break West Ham's losing streak over Crystal Palace - but is expecting a tough challenge from a side still likely to play the 'Tony Pulis' way. Former manager Pulis left Selhurt Park less than 48 hours before the start of the new Barclays Premier League season, with Keith Millen taking charge of Saturday's narrow 2-1 defeat at Arsenal. With the furore surrounding Malky Mackay's ongoing wranglings with former club Cardiff, the Scot will no longer be filling the vacancy. That means Millen is once again likely to be in charge of first-team affairs for the visit of West Ham - with the Eagles having won four of the last six meetings and remaining unbeaten in the fixture since 2003. But Allardyce, who is struggling with early season injuries and suspension to his defensive line, is hopeful of overcoming their recent south London hoodoo. "I think they have some better players than last season but they very much stick to the same type of structural organisation," he said. "We didn't beat them last year and it will be just as difficult, if not more so, with the players they've brought in. "The new players have lots of Premier League experience and from that point of view we'll have a tough job. "There's still lots of excitement around the ground and the stadium, the players know their position now, they know what their job is. At the start of last season they found it difficult to cope with the league, but Tony Pulis came in and structured it accordingly. "It'll be a tight game. I don't think there'll be many goals in it, but hopefully it'll be as entertaining as it possibly can be." The Hammers slipped to two 1-0 defeats at the hands of Palace last season and went on to finish two places lower than the Eagles' final position of 11th. With debutants Aaron Cresswell and Cheikhou Kouyate impressing in the last-gasp defeat to Tottenham last week, Allardyce could hand either Enner Valencia or Diafra Sakho their first starts for the club on Saturday. But, after bolstering his attacking options over the summer, it is in defence where Allardyce will be weakened - with James Collins banned and James Tomkins, Joey O'Brien and Carl Jenkinson unlikely to be completely match fit. Republic of Ireland international O'Brien is hoping the managerial uncertainty can see the Hammers turn the tables this season. "Palace did a number on us twice last year, so we want to get one back," he said. "In that first year in the Premier League you might wonder what to expect from them, but now everyone knows their players and the situations they create. We know what to expect this year. "I don't know whether the managerial situation there will affect the players. I watched their game against Arsenal last week and they played really well - they were unlucky to lose the game, so it's a home game for them, their fans will be up for the first home game of the season and we'll have to play at our best." Crystal Palace's rocky managerial search has clouded the club's future in uncertainty, according to caretaker boss Millen. Former Palace defender Millen has pledged the protracted bid to replace Pulis will not affect Saturday's home Barclays Premier League clash with West Ham. The 47-year-old did concede, however, that as long as the Eagles remain without a permanent manager, the club's future direction will be called into question. Former Celtic manager Neil Lennon is the latest bookies' favourite to success Pulis, who walked out on Palace on the eve of the new season. Allegations of racism and homophobia lodged with the FA by Cardiff put paid to Mackay's chances of taking the Selhurst Park helm, also forcing the resignation of Palace's sporting director Iain Moody. "It's probably the same now as it was when Ian (Holloway) left last November," said Millen, still adamant he wants the permanent Palace job. "It's the not knowing that's the hardest thing for the players and staff - which direction the club and the chairman want to go in. "Who's going to come in, are we going to play a different way, what sort of structure will we have and as far as staff's concerned what role will we play? "So it's probably the unknown ,the uncertainty, that is the hardest thing to get your head around." Former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood ruled himself out of contention for the Palace job after initially being deemed second choice to Mackay. Millen took caretaker charge of Palace when Ian Holloway was sacked in October 2013, until former Stoke boss Pulis arrived. Croydon-born Millen said he hopes his past experiences of temporary management can help Palace gear up to face Allardyce's Hammers this weekend. "From day one we've been favourites to get relegated, so it's always been us against the world if you like anyway," said Millen. "And I think that suits us, we like to be the underdogs, and we like to prove people wrong. "Come Saturday you'll see a united team that will want to get three points for the club. "I think they realise, the lads know that it's no reflection on them, they've done nothing wrong. None of the managers or anyone that's left has been because of the players, and they know that, it's not affected their confidence. "The only question-mark from them is what direction we're going to take now. "The beauty of me being able to continue it is I know what we're good at, so that hasn't caused too much unrest. "We've continued on the lines that I think brings the best out of the players." Scott Dann has an "outside chance" of featuring. Millen will put Dann through a late fitness test as the central defender battles to beat a hip strain in time for the Hammers' visit. Adrian Mariappa trained on Thursday following a rib complaint, while Jonny Williams and Jerome Thomas are also fit to return.

Formation:4411Manager: Keith Millen

Crystal Palace

Formation: 4231Manager: Sam Allardyce

West Ham

  • Julian Speroni
  • Martin Kelly
  • Brede Hangeland
  • Damien Delaney
  • Joel Ward
  • Barry Bannan
  • Mile Jedinak
  • Stuart O'Keefe
  • Yannick Bolasie
  • Marouane Chamakh
  • Fraizer Campbell
  • SUBS
  • Adrian Mariappa
  • Patrick McCarthy
  • Adlene Guedioura
  • Wayne Hennessey
  • Dwight Gayle
  • Glenn Murray
  • Jonathan Williams



Match Report

Form Guide

  • Crystal Palace
  • VS
  • West Ham
  • L

Last Meetings

  • West Ham
  • 0 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 19/04/2014
  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 03/12/2013
  • Crystal Palace
  • 3 - 3
  • West Ham
  • 05/05/1998
  • West Ham
  • 4 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 03/12/1997
  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 06/05/1995
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 08/10/1994

Top Scorers

Crystal Palace

  • B Hangeland 1

West Ham


    Crystal Palace

      • Total goals 3
      • Goals per game 1
    • 1 (For) Period 31-40 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

    West Ham

      • Total goals 2
      • Goals per game 0
    • (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins