Mauro Zarate scores his first goal on his debut to give his side the lead and Stewart Downing gives them the second before half time to put his side in control as Eagles caretaker manager sees his side struggle desperately. Marouane Chamakh offers some hope for his side and pulls a goal back at the start of the last half but Westham’s Carlton Cole was quick to respond and they stay supreme till the end. Palace Chairman appoints Keith Millen as caretaker within 24 hours to this game as he is still on the hunt for new manager to which Tim Sherwood an Early contender has pulled out of the race. This search has overshadowed their first home game. West Ham manager:
We got everything right. We could have scored more than we did. We had a plan of attack to break Crystal Palace down with a patient approach.
Crystal Palace Manager:
I won’t be watching Match of the Day tonight. I’ll recover hopefully and watch it on Sunday.