Football: Late goals give Hammers win at Crystal Palace

LONDON (AFP) - West Ham United went up to third in the Premier League as late goals from Manuel Lanzini and Dimitri Payet gave them a 3-1 victory at 10-man Crystal Palace on Saturday (Oct 17).

The Eagles dropped to sixth with the defeat as they struggled after Dwight Gayle was dismissed before half-time.

Carl Jenkinson had given the Hammers a first-half lead but France midfielder Yohan Cabaye equalised from the spot with a retaken penalty.

Gayle was given his marching orders for two yellow cards but Palace held out until two minutes from time when Lanzini struck. Payet put the gloss on the victory in stoppage time.

Palace boss Alan Pardew had named an unchanged side from the 2-0 win over West Bromwich Albion last time out.

For West Ham, Diafra Sakho started up front with Enner Valencia, back from a knee injury, and Andy Carroll on the bench.

West Ham had the better of the early exchanges and took a deserved lead through right-back Jenkinson, who slotted home a pass from former Palace man Victor Moses.

The lead lasted only three minutes, though, as Jenkinson then gave away a penalty after clattering into Gayle.

Cabaye scored from the spot but was ordered to retake it, with the outcome the same the second time.

However, the hosts shot themselves in the foot just before the break as Gayle was sent off for a second booking.

First he lunged in needlessly on Payet and then he was late on Cheikhou Kouyate and saw red a minute before half-time.

Midway through the second period, West Ham went a lick of paint away from retaking the lead as Sakho's header came back off the base of the upright.

And the hosts cracked late on as Carroll headed a cross back into the danger zone where Argentine Lanzini swept home from close range.

And in stoppage time, Lanzini sent Payet clear to chip goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey.