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West Ham United 1-1 Crystal Palace: London stalemate

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  • Irons go four clear of drop zone
  • Palace sits three above 18th
  • Benteke heads opener
  • Chicharito wins penalty kick

Christian Benteke and Mark Noble traded first half goals as Crystal Palace and West Ham United split the spoils 1-1 at the London Stadium on Tuesday.

Benteke had put Palace ahead, but the 12th place Eagles conceded a penalty kick to the 10th place Irons before the game reached the midway point.

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Benteke put Palace ahead in the 24th minute in a goal Eagles fans were expecting to see many times prior: an Andros Townsend cross to forehead of their big Belgian striker.

West Ham made it 1-1 just before halftime, as Javier Hernandez was taken down inside the box. James Tompkins was deservedly the culprit, and Noble converted his chance from the spot.

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PL AT HALF: Palace, West Ham level; Arsenal even, Liverpool ahead

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Liverpool has just headed to the locker room with a lead, while four other Premier League clubs are re-emerging from the team rooms level at 1-1 on Tuesday.

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West Ham 1-1 Crystal Palace

Christian Benteke‘s early header (above) put the visitors on top, but Mark Noble converted a penalty won by Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez to put the midtable hopefuls level before the break.

Swansea City 1-1 Arsenal

Nacho Monreal is suddenly a multi-match goal scoring threat, but his opener was canceled out when Alfie Mawson took a Mesut Ozil turnover and fed Sam Clucas for an equalizer.

Huddersfield Town 0-2 Liverpool

Two goals, both pretty and precise.

Emre Can hit a low rocket through traffic and inside the near post as the Reds have at least temporarily arrested supporter concerns with an early lead at the John Smith’s Stadium (They really ought to convince Can to stay, you know?).

It became 2-0 just before the break when Robert Firmino squeezed a shot inside the far post from an acute angle near the end line. Hardly real from the Brazilian!

Reports: EURO winner Joao Mario set for West Ham loan

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West Ham may be on the verge of a significant midfield upgrade.

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Joao Mario has reportedly landed at West Ham on a $2 million loan from Inter Milan with a $44 million option to buy.

Mario’s star really rose when he played nearly every minute of Portugal’s EURO 2016 triumph at either right or left midfield. He’s scored three goals with 12 assists in two seasons since coming to Serie A two seasons ago.

He gives David Moyes a wildly different  and — opinion alert — much more dangerous skill set than Mark Noble.

Mario, 25, has fallen down the pecking order at Inter and has five assists in 14 Serie A matches this season. He cost Inter around $50 million when purchased from Sporting Lisbon after his EURO run.

West Ham 1-1 Bournemouth: Honors even

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  • West Ham are unbeaten in their last 7 games in all competitions
  • Bournemouth are unbeaten in five PL games 
  • Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez with his first goal since Oct. 28

West Ham United and Bournemouth played out a tight 1-1 draw at the London Stadium on Saturday.

David Moyes‘ side had plenty of chances throughout but Bournemouth took the lead through Ryan Fraser‘s fine strike. 64 seconds after going ahead Eddie Howe‘s men conceded with Mexico’s Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez scoring in predatory fashion to nick a point for the Hammers.

With the point both teams keep their unbeaten runs going as West Ham are five points above the relegation zone in 11th, with Bournemouth four points above the bottom three in 12th.

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Aaron Cresswell smashed a shot on goal from distance early on as the Hammers started well and Mark Noble volleyed an effort just over.

Bournemouth’s goalkeeper Asmir Begovic then produced a moment of magic.

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A fine ball into the  box was found Arnautovic and his shot was tipped over by Begovic from point-blank range with a wonderful stop.

Bournemouth fought their way back into the game with some fine clearances from West Ham keeping the Cherries at bay. Lewis Cook clipped a shot inches wide of the far post after a wonderful short corner routine as the away side hung in there.

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West Ham came close early in the second half as Manuel Lanzini dinked a ball to the back post which just missed everyone, then Lanzini couldn’t quite get on the end of a cross to the back post.

Bournemouth, slightly against the run of the play, then went ahead as Fraser finished well to put the Cherries in front to keep his good form going.

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However, the Cherries were ahead for 64 seconds as a long ball forward was flicked on by Cheikhou Kouyate which found Arnautovic and although his shot was blocked, Hernandez was on hand to finish and score his fifth goal for West Ham. 1-1.

Adrian then made a fantastic save to deny Junior Stanislas from distance with a stunning finish set up in east London but neither side could grab another goal to snatch a vital three points.

Huddersfield 1-4 West Ham: Moyes’ revolution continues

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  • Huddersfield without a win in five games
  • David Moyes is only the fourth manager in PL history to reach 200 wins
  • West Ham 1 defeat in last eight games

West Ham United beat Huddersfield Town 4-1 at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday with David Moyes picking up his 200th win as a Premier League manager.

Mark Noble and Marko Arnautovic put West Ham ahead twice after Joe Lolley‘s fine equalizer, then Manuel Lanzini scored twice in the second half to put the game beyond doubt.

With the win West Ham moved up to 11th in the table, while Huddersfield slip to 13th.

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An even start in Yorkshire saw both teams keep the ball well but then the Terriers were punished for overplaying.

Jonas Lossl took a goal kick and played it to Joe Lolley who had three West Ham players around him. Noble was the first to react and won the ball, drove forward and smashed home to make it 1-0 to West Ham.

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Christopher Schindler headed over as the home team battled to get back into the game well and they were level just before half time.

On his first start in the PL he cut inside from the right and curled a beauty into the far corner with his left foot. 1-1.

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Just 11 seconds into the second half Arnautovic fired West Ham back into the lead as the Austrian forward turned and finished brilliantly to make it 2-1 to the Hammers.

Soon after it could have been 3-1 as Angelo Ogbonna‘s header was helped towards goal by Cheikhou Kouyate but Aaron Mooy hacked off the line.

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West Ham did make it 3-1 soon after as Lanzini raced clear and fired across goal into the bottom corner. Game over.

Lanzini added insult to injury for Huddersfield as Arnautovic raced free and played in the Argentine playmaker who rifled home his second, and West Ham’s fourth, of the game.