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West Ham ensured they got off to a winning start in 2022 as they produced one of the high-scoring football scores of the weekend in the Premier League. Michail Antonio opened the scoring in the 22nd minute before Manuel Lanzini scored a brace in the 25th minute and stoppage time respectively. Crystal Palace scored twice in the dying minutes through Odsonne Edouard and Michael Olise in the 83rd and 90th minute respectively. West Ham held on for the three points leaving them a point behind Arsenal in fourth.

Player ratings

Crystal Palace: Guaita (6), Ward (6), Guehi (6), Andersen (6), Mitchell (6), Milivojevic (5), Hughes (5), Schlupp (6), Ayew (6), Edouard (6), Benteke (5)
Subs: Mateta (6), Olise (7), Riedewald (5)

West Ham: Fabianski (5), Coufal (6), Diop (6), Dawson (6), Johnson (6), Soucek (6), Rice (7), Lanzini (8), Bowen (7), Benrahma (7), Antonio (7)
Subs: Masuaku (6), Vlasic (5), Noble (NA)

Man of the match: Manuel Lanzini

Managers Reaction 

Palace boss Patrick Vieira“It’s really difficult because I think tonight we played some good football and created a number of chances to win the game. I think today we were the better team. [West Ham] is a mature team, and [we] allowed them to win the game today. At times, we were naive. We were unlucky as well because I think we had the best chances in the game. But we have to learn and improve. Playing well is not good enough to win football matches.”

West Ham boss David Moyes: “Really good result, really pleased, at the end of a pretty difficult week with games and injury, so thrilled with the win. We didn’t play well, but we scored three goals, and that’s what we’re capable of. I don’t think we played particularly well.”

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