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Bilic's side in desperate need of a win. Getty
  • Aaron Cresswell set to make his first appearance of the season having recovered from his knee injury.
  • Alan Pardew without Scott Dann who is struggling with a hamstring injury.
  • West Ham enduring their worst start to a season in 26 years.

Full-time: Crystal Palace 0-1 West Ham United


Brilliant save from Adrian! Palace finally get a good ball into the box through Townsend and Wickham nods it back on goal from a tight angle, only for the Hammers goalkeeper to claw it away. Terrific reaction save.


Four minutes of time added on here.


Another chance passed up by Benteke... This time he gets on the end of a knockdown 12 yards out but miscues his half volley, sending it well wide of Adrian's goal.


Here's another change for West Ham with Edimilson Fernandes on for Payet.


Cresswell started his return game brilliantly but it has just come to an abrupt end. Moments after being booked for diving, he is penalised again for fouling Zaha as the Palace man breaks down the right flank. The referee consults his linesman and a second yellow is shown. West Ham will play the final 12 minutes with 10 men.


RED CARD - Aaron Cresswell


Antonio and then Cresswell go down in the box and the full-back screams for a penalty, feeling Cayabe took him out there. The decision is given in Palace's favour however and Cresswell is booked for simulation.


An attacking change for Palace here, James McArthur comes off for Connor Wickham. He'll join Benteke up front.


Another poor final ball from Palace; this time it's Zaha who overhits a cross and ends a promising move. Palace have been much improved his half, but they need to start making this growing pressure count.


And the free-kick is... awful. Townsend slides it short to Ward who miscontrols the ball before lifting a dreadful ball straight out of play.


Zaha plays a brilliant one two with Cabaye and Ogbonna is caught wrong side of him. He hauls down the Palace winger just as he is about to break into the box and accepts his booking.


Cabaye does well again, shifting the ball wide to Townsend who cuts inside and looks to curl one past Adrian. He can't quite get the direction on it however and the West Ham goalkeeper easily catches.


Yohan Cabaye, introduced at half-time, has certainly helped Palace, bringing a more measured tempo to their midfield. He finds himself with some space to shoot on the edge of the D but drags his effort just wide.


No real chances for either side in this second half. Zaza takes an absolute age to get a shot off, drifting further and further wide of the goal before finally hitting a tame effort that he slices wide.


And we are back underway for the second half.


Half-time: Crystal Palace 0-1 West Ham


Benteke almost redeems himself! Townsend lifts a superb ball in from the right that the Belgium leaps to meet, but Adrian pushed his header onto the post and out. West Ham survive, and that will be that for the first-half.


Oh dear, Benteke. The Belgium steps up and sends his spot kick high and wide. Dreadful.




Benteke is felled by a clumsy challenge from Obiang and Palace have a great chance to pull one back just before half-time!


PENALTY - Crystal Palace


Another West Ham corner comes in that Zaza gets his head to, nodding it into the ground with the bounce taking it over the bar. It must have taken a deflection as another corner is awarded.


Obiang scampers over one challenge but almost has his legs taken from him by Ward. The Spaniard tries to keep going, but despite his best efforts, tumbles to the floor. West Ham have the free kick but Zaza's flick on is sent wide.