Prematch: Crystal Palace vs West Ham United
Moyes unleashes his displeasure of West Ham’s schedule after issuing harsh criticism of an attempted penalty call that failed
Published: April 27, 2023 20:12
Crystal Palace will take on West Ham United at Selhurst Park starting at 12:30 (GMT+1). They hope to return to winning ways following defeat to Wolves during midweek fixtures. The match begins on April 29 at Selhurst Park.
Crystal Palace Suffer 2-0 Defeat at Molineux Stadium Despite Hodgson's Positivity Ahead of West Ham Matchup
Crystal Palace lost to Wolverhampton Wanderers by 2-0 at Molineux Stadium on Tuesday evening, following an own goal by Joachim Andersen (a 3′ O.G) that sneaked past Sam Johnstone before Ruben Neves converted from the penalty spot in stoppage time (90’+4 P). Roy Hodgson admitted his first defeat as manager at Wolves was never easy, while looking ahead to West Ham he wanted to see similar performances against. Hodgson focused on what had gone right with Wolves rather than on its shortcomings and focused on positives rather than losses. The Eagles have gone two games without winning and currently sit 12th with 37 points (9W, 10D & 14L) ahead of Saturday’s matchup with West Ham United. Palace had scored nine times in their previous three Premier League fixtures before failing to do so in both of their most recent contests. Palace have amassed 31 goals in 33 league matches this season for an average goal ratio of 0.94 GPG, including an impressive 2-1 win against West Ham United in the reverse fixture. Palace may complete a league double against their archrivals following this success. Roy Hodgson may utilise a 4–3–3 formation against West Ham with Olise, Jordan Ayew and Eberechi Eze in attack once more. Wilfried Zaha has taken longer than expected to return, yet could make an appearance off the bench here; Nathaniel Clyne and Nathan Ferguson will unfortunately miss out due to injuries.
West Ham Unlucky in Narrow 2-1 Defeat to Liverpool; David Moyes Expresses Anger to Referees Over Penalty Call
West Ham United were unlucky not to come away victorious against Liverpool and were left without a point after suffering a narrow 2-1 defeat at London Stadium. Paqueta put West Ham ahead before Cody Gakpo (18′) and Matip (67′) turned the match around in their favor. David Moyes of West Ham expressed his anger to officials following an unsuccessful call for a penalty following a handball by Thiago Silva. Moyes claimed they would come up with “rubbish like ‘he needed to break his fall”, before lashing out in response and suggesting they needed a break themselves. West Ham have moved up one spot to 14th with 34 points (29W, 7D & 16L) and are looking to return to winning ways, LWDWL. Moyes spoke about their tight turnaround time for Crystal Palace as we are again at 12.30 pm kick off time – “it feels as though we’ve had an unfortunate run of kick off times and scheduling has been really challenging”. Michail Antonio will likely lead their attack against Palace.