LONDON (Reuters) -Michael Olise scored a 94th-minute goal as Crystal Palace earned a first away win of the season with a 2-1 Premier League victory over a sloppy West Ham United on Sunday, but the home side were aggrieved that they did not get a late penalty.
Olise netted the decisive goal when his shot from the edge of the box took a big deflection and looped into the back of the net to secure Palace’s first away success since April.
They climbed to ninth in the table with 19 points from 13 games, while West Ham are 15th with 14 points from 14 matches.
“From the way I’m feeling and the way I saw the lads, I’m devastated,” West Ham captain Declan Rice said. “That was a game we had to win. Two big games before the World Cup and you lose one of them so you’re counting on the next game.
“In the last couple of years we’d have won a game like this and been comfortable in the table.
“It’s really frustrating. I feel like we’re two different teams. We can keep the ball for fun in some away games and then at home we look a different team. It’s been good in Europe but we’re too inconsistent in the Premier League.”
Said Benrahma had put West Ham ahead in the 20th minute with a thunderous strike from outside the box, but the home side lacked rhythm in a poor performance that will be frustrating for manager David Moyes whose team were booed off at the end.
West Ham defender Thilo Kehrer’s error gifted possession to Eberechi Eze and he slipped Wilfried Zaha in on goal, the latter’s powerful shot arrowing into the net in the 41st minute.
With the score at 1-1, West Ham thought they should have had a chance to potentially win the game with 10 minutes left when substitute Michail Antonio appeared to be pulled back in the box by Marc Guehi.
Referee Paul Tierney awarded a spot-kick but changed his decision after a review.
Boos from the home fans rang around the stadium at the final whistle.
“Fans can voice their opinions,” Rice said. “They pay their hard-earned money. They’re probably right to boo us in a way because we weren’t good enough.”
(Reporting by Nick Said; editing by Clare Fallon and Ed Osmond)