West Ham United
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West Ham boss Sam Allardyce rued his side's inability to deal with set pieces as they fell 3-1 at home to Crystal Palace.
Enner Valencia's first Premier League goal in four months reduced the deficit for West Ham, but the defeat means Allardyce has now only seen his side win one of their last 10 league outings.
Crystal Palace opened the scoring as Glenn Murray rose to head home a corner, and West Ham were two behind as Scott Dann did the same after half-time.
Murray scored his second by redirecting...
Alan Pardew hailed the "terrific" Glenn Murray after the Crystal Palace striker scored a brace in a convincing win at West Ham.
The 31-year-old scored two headers either side of a Scott Dann goal before being sent off for two bookable offences.
Murray had already drawn a number of saves out of Adrian before opening the scoring with a huge stroke of luck as his header was sliced into his own goal by the unwitting Aaron Cresswell.
He then headed home Jason Puncheon's free kick to put the game beyond...
Alan Pardew returned to Upton Park and saw his Crystal Palace side put West Ham to the sword to increase the pressure on Sam Allardyce.
The 53-year-old spent three years as Hammers' boss and, whilst he has been back on several occasions, this will be one of the most memorable as Jason Puncheon inspired the Eagles to a 3-1 win - although the victory was tainted as two-goal hero Glenn Murray was sent off in the second-half.
Murray had threatened on no less than three occasions before he opened the...