Crystal Palace 2-3 West Ham: Soucek at the double – as it happened!


West Ham moved into the Premier League top four after Tomas Soucek’s double helped them to a 3-2 victory at London rivals Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

Wilfried Zaha gave Palace the perfect start with a goal after two minutes at a drizzly Selhurst Park but the visitors hit back impressively to claim a fourth straight league victory.

Czech Soucek headed the equaliser after nine minutes and put his side in front after 25 minutes in a dominant first half from the Hammers for whom Michail Antonio twice struck the post.

Craig Dawson’s header gave West Ham breathing space midway through the second half and Palace could not respond until deep into stoppage time when Michy Batshuayi struck a consolation.

West Ham moved above Everton, Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool into fourth place with 35 points from 20 games although their nearest rivals all have games in hand.

Palace have now won once in their last seven league games and remain in 13th spot on 23 points.

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98min: That’s that! West Ham go fourth.



97min: Batshuayi at the death! Turns the defender and beats Fabianski.


91min: Into six minutes of added time due to that earlier stoppage.


87min: Now Benrahma is replaced by Noble. Another unlucky not to get on the scoresheet.


85min: Superb effort from McArthur from around 25 yards. It spins narrowly over with Fabianski worried for a second.


83min: Antonio goes off, replaced by Yarmolenko. He’ll be kicking himself tonight for not scoring at least once.


81min: Fredericks replaces Bowen. West Ham winding down the clock.


73min: Double change for Palace. Luka Milivojevic and Christian Benteke off, Jairo Riedewald and Jordan Ayew on.


Here’s Jack

Moyes has been asking his players to step it up recently and they really have tonight.

In really tough conditions and after going a goal behind they’ve really stood up and made their mark.


69min: Antonio – genuinely – should have FOUR tonight. He has zero goals. He sticks out a left foot and misses again.

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