BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE

Selhurst Park , England

Attendance: 23891

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Crystal Palace

  • Marouane Chamakh 42'

1 - 0

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Chamakh celebrates winner

Marouane Chamakh was pleased to score Crystal Palace's much-needed first-half winner as they claimed a 1-0 victory over West Ham at Selhurst Park.

The win was enough to move Palace off the bottom of the Premier League as new boss Tony Pulis recorded a victory in his first home match in charge.

Barry Bannan's initial corner after 42 minutes was cleared, when the ball came back out to him, the Scotland midfielder whipped in a second cross which was glanced home by the unmarked Chamakh to net against his former club.

Man of the match Chamakh told BT Sport: "I got a good cross from Baz and after that we stayed strong and didn't give them a chance to score. I hope we can play like that every week until the end of the season."

Before Tuesday night's match, Chamakh had found the net just once in 13 league appearances for Palace in a 2-1 defeat to Stoke back in August and the result puts the Eagles just three points behind Sam Allardyce's side in the table.

The Eagles went into the encounter bolstered by the news that captain Mile Jedinak had signed a three-and-a-half year contract extension with the London outfit.

Palace bounced back from Saturday's 1-0 defeat to Norwich to claim just their second home win this season to move into 19th, but they remain three points from safety ahead of Wednesday night's fixtures.

And the Palace captain was delighted with the victory saying that the result will instil confidence into the squad.

He added: "Obviously it's massive. We had a good result against Hull two weeks ago which was maybe a bit better performance than tonight but I think the boys dug in deep like they did at Norwich on Saturday.

"We just need to keep churning those performances out and even though it wasn't the prettiest tonight , we weren't at our best but sometimes you need a bit of luck and I thought Marouane took his goal well."

Scoring Summary

  • Crystal Palace
  • West Ham United
 

Match Stats

  • Crystal Palace
  • West Ham United
10(5) Shots (on goal) 11(2)
10 Fouls 9
3 Corner kicks 4
2 Offsides 6
37% Time of Possession 63%
1 Yellow Cards 2
0 Red Cards 0
2 Saves 4

Teams

  • Crystal Palace
  • West Ham United
Substitutes
Substitutions
Yellow Cards
James Tomkins (67')
Ravel Morrison (90 + 6')