Diafra Sakho | Crystal Palace in talks to sign West Ham striker

Crystal Palace are in talks with West Ham over a move for unsettled striker Diafra Sakho. The Senegalese international has made no secret of the fact that he wants out of the London Stadium and Palace, who are one spot above West Ham in the league standings, have expressed interest in bringing him to Selhurst Park.

Palace already have Mamadou Sakho and Bakary Sako in their ranks, so signing Diafra will make it a third Sakho at Selhurst Park! [Read more…]

Video Manuel Lanzini’s delicate chip finish v Palace

Didn’t get as much attention owing to the stunner that Carroll’s goal was, but Manuel Lanzini again showed his class and his liking for Palace! (he’s scored every time he’s played them) with this delicate chip goal, scored after a wonderful counter attack from West Ham [Read more…]

Video Andy Carroll’s goal of the season contender v Palace

We’ve run out of superlatives to describe this one, so we’ll let the video do the talking. Check out Andy Carroll’s wonderful scissor kick v Palace (the same team against whom Giroud scored his “scorpion” kick) [Read more…]

Reid and Cresswell named in Garth Crooks’ team of the week for Round 8

West Ham had two representatives in Garth Crooks’ team of the week for Round 8, with both Winston Reid and Aaron Cresswell making it to the BBC analyst’s XI.

While Crooks blasts Martin Atkinson for his controversial decision to send Cresswell off, he also complains about the “lack of atmosphere” at the Olympic Stadium, comparing it to “watching football in the middle of the Nevada Desert” [Read more…]

Video Aaron Cresswell red card v Crystal Palace (two yellows) & Howard Webb’s reaction

Aaron Cresswell had an eventful evening in West Ham’s 1-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday evening, providing the assist for Lanzini’s goal but then bizarrely getting sent off by collecting two yellows in the space of a minute.

Was Cresswell’s red card a red?

Some weird officiating from Martin Atkinson (many reckoned the first should have been a West Ham penalty and the second should never have been a card in the first place) and here’s a video opinion on the two controversial incidents from Howard Webb [Read more…]

Video Palace v West Ham- Cresswell assist, Benteke penalty miss and shocking Atkinson!

It was a decent performance from West Ham as they beat Crystal Palace 1-0 at Selhurst Park. Not outstanding, but it got the job done.

Plenty of talking points from the game- Aaron Cresswell returning from injury, making his first start of the season and the beautiful interplay between Payet and him for Lanzini’s goal. Then Benteke’s penalty miss and Martin Atkinson’s howler- giving Cresswell two yellows in the space of a minute (neither of which were really deserved!) and ensuring he misses the next game.

Check the video highlights from this one below [Read more…]