LONDON -- West Ham manager Sam Allardyce was happy with his side's performance after they saw off Crystal Palace 3-1.
The Hammers won 3-1 at Selhurst Park thanks to goals from Mauro Zarate, Stewart Downing and Carlton Cole.
"I saw that performance last week," he said, in reference to last Saturday's last-minute defeat to Tottenham. "The quality of our finishing has been absolutely superb today.
"Mauro's was a fantastic finish, from outside the box. Stewart's was a finish of the highest class. W...
LONDON -- A trio of thoughts from West Ham's 3-1 win at Crystal Palace.
1. Hammers punish leaderless Palace
The longer Crystal Palace remain managerless, the deeper the trouble they will be in. West Ham took full advantage of their confused interregnum and, in doing so, eased the pressure on their own manager, Sam Allardyce. Whoever eventually replaces Tony Pulis may have to pull off a rescue job of equal measure to that which he achieved last season.
Selhurst Park's usual roar, wh...
Summer signing Mauro Zarate volleyed a debut goal in West Ham's 3-1 Premier League victory at Crystal Palace to ease the pressure on manager Sam Allardyce.
- Brewin: Hammers cruise to victory
Stewart Downing and Carlton Cole also fired home as the Hammers eased past the managerless Eagles, who were unable to add to Marouane Chamakh's smart finish.
Palace's second straight defeat plunged the south London club into further distress, with the board still hunting a replacement for Tony Pulis.
It's ridiculous, certainly, but West Ham's match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park this Saturday is already being seen by Hammers supporters as something of a must-win game for Sam Allardyce. The general feeling is that last season's double over the Hammers by the South London side was a nadir that must not be repeated.
The kind of gritty attitude that was prevalent in the Glaziers' 1-0 home win over the Irons last December epitomised the type of mentality that Tony Pulis would bring to t...