Crystal Palace defeat West Ham United 5-2


Crystal Palace took a commanding lead in the first 31 minutes, netting four goals as they overwhelmed a struggling West Ham side at Selhurst Park.

The scoring spree began with Michael Olise, who capitalized on Joachim Andersen’s well-placed lofted pass into the box to head home.

Shortly after, Eberechi Eze stunned with a remarkable bicycle kick from close range, showcasing Palace’s attacking prowess.

Emerson Palmieri added to West Ham’s woes when he inadvertently turned the ball into his own net under pressure from Daniel Munoz, extending Palace’s lead to three goals.

Olise turned from scorer to provider, delivering a precise pass across the goal for Jean-Philippe Mateta to calmly sidefoot home, further cementing Palace’s dominance.

Although Michail Antonio managed to pull one back for West Ham just before halftime with a clever finish past Palace goalkeeper Dean Henderson, it was not enough to shift the momentum.

In the second half, Palace remained in control, with Mateta finding the back of the net again for his ninth league goal of the season, sealing an outstanding performance for the Eagles.

Despite a late own goal from Tyrick Mitchell, who inadvertently redirected the ball towards his own net, West Ham could only reduce the deficit to three goals as Palace claimed a convincing victory.