London - West Ham United went up to third
in the Premier League as late goals from Manuel Lanzini and Dimitri Payet gave
them a 3-1 victory at 10-man Crystal Palace on Saturday.
The Eagles dropped to sixth with the defeat
as they struggled after Dwight Gayle was dismissed before half-time.
Carl Jenkinson had given the Hammers a
first-half lead but France midfielder Yohan Cabaye equalised from the spot with
a retaken penalty.
Gayle was given his marching orders for two
yellow cards but Palace held out until two minutes from time when Lanzini
struck. Payet put the gloss on the victory in stoppage time.
Palace boss Alan Pardew had named an
unchanged side from the 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion last time out.
For West Ham, Diafra Sakho started up front
with Enner Valencia, back from a knee injury, and Andy Carroll on the bench.
West Ham had the better of the early
exchanges and took a deserved lead through right-back Jenkinson, who slotted
home a pass from former Palace man Victor Moses.
The lead lasted only three minutes, though,
as Jenkinson then gave away a penalty after clattering into Gayle.
Cabaye scored from the spot but was ordered
to retake it, with the outcome the same the second time.
However, the hosts shot themselves in the
foot just before the break as Gayle was sent off for a second booking.
First he lunged in needlessly on Payet and
then he was late on Cheikhou Kouyate and saw red a minute before half-time.
Midway through the second period, West Ham
went a lick of paint away from retaking the lead as Sakho's header came back
off the base of the upright.
And the hosts cracked late on as Carroll
headed a cross back into the danger zone where Argentine Lanzini swept home
from close range.
And in stoppage time, Lanzini sent Payet
clear to chip goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.