Olise strikes in injury time to snatch victory for Crystal Palace at West Ham

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Crystal Palace playing well away and winning is a story not told too often. Defeat looked their most likely outcome in the 82nd minute when Marc Guéhi clambered across a galloping Michail Antonio and Paul Tierney, the referee, pointed to the spot. Then came a VAR overrule before, in the last embers of four minutes added on, came Michael Olise’s winner. There was fortune in it looping off the shin of Aaron Cresswell and beyond a hapless Lukasz Fabianski but victory was just – if unlikely so late on – reward for Palace’s excellent football.“It was gutting but we didn’t deserve to win, there was always a chance to lose it,” admitted David Moyes. Only 16 seconds before the Palace fans exploded in raptures, the ball had been in the hands of Vicente Guaita, the goalkeeper, after Antonio’s weak cross. Via Eberechi Eze’s run and pass, and then Wilfried Zaha, the scorer of Palace’s opportunist equaliser, the ball arrived at Olise’s feet. Continue reading...

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