West Ham United match report vs Crystal Palace and Twitter reactions
West Ham United made their way back into the top half after a superb comeback win against Crystal Palace in the Premier League. The Hammers triumphed 3-2 at the London Stadium as Robert Snodgrass, Chicharito and Felipe Anderson got on the scoresheet.
The Hammers have now picked up three consecutive victories for the first time since December 2016. Crystal Palace definitely troubled the Hammers on the night but were unable to hold onto their slender lead.
James McArthur opened the scoring in the first half as West Ham’s cries for offside were all waved away. The London Stadium looked angry and frustrated for a bit. The Eagles pretty much dealt with everything that came their way early in the first half.
The Hammers definitely missed the presence of striker Marko Arnautovic on the night. West Ham went into halftime a goal down, with Palace coming close to adding a second before the whistle. Pellegrini then made a tactical switch by replacing Lucas Perez with Andy Carroll, who provided that aerial threat in the final third.
West Ham started the second-half by equalising in the 48th minute through Robert Snodgrass. Mamadou Sakho’s clearance from Pablo Zabaleta’s cross dropped to the Scottish international who took a beautiful shot from 20 yards out.
The Hammers then started to pour the pressure on Roy Hodgson’s side as they attacked in numbers. Javier Hernandez then handed them the lead after latching onto the rebound from Felipe Anderson’s saved free-kick.
The Brazilian then capped off another impressive performance by curling a stunning shot past Wayne Hennessey from the edge of the area. Palace did hand them a nervy end after Jeffrey Schlupp came on to score the Eagles’ second on the night. But West Ham carefully saw out the win and took home the three points.
Here’s how some West Ham fans reacted to the win vs Crystal Palace:
Fucking get in! Perfect time to hit form with our fixtures! Now to enjoy the rest of the weekend! #COYI ❤️
— Dan †urner ⚒ (@thedanturner) December 8, 2018
I use to only watch west ham to see chicha play but this team is really growing on me …. I love it man !!!!! ⚒
— Alejandro Nunez (@ANUNEZPRANKS) December 8, 2018
Great victory lads, three in a row 😎. Next stop: Fulham away, lets get more three points and win another London derby.
One more thing: wish next year see Palace playing against millwall in the Championship!!
— Hugo Daniel (@DanielSLB_23) December 8, 2018
3 IN A ROW WHAT IS HAPPENING JDHFHD
— San Pellegrini ™ (@PellegriniFC) December 8, 2018
Anderson is reaching Payet levels 🤙🏻🤙🏻
— James Livingston (@Jamezino) December 8, 2018
Snodgrass and Anderson were impeccable today. Top performance from the whole team!
— Nathan Shwaros (@nathanshwaros) December 8, 2018
The Eagles 🦅 got stuffed like a Christmas Turkey 🦃 by the mighty Irons!!! #COYI ⚒⚒⚒ From a proud Hammer!!! 😃👍
Defence needs work though. 😖
— ⚒IronHammer⚒ (@ClaretnBlueLife) December 8, 2018