Crystal Palace hit four goals in the first 31 minutes as they thrashed sorry West Ham at Selhurst Park.

Michael Olise opened the scoring when he rose highest to convert Joachim Andersen’s lofted ball into the box.

Eberechi Eze then netted a superb bicycle kick from close range and Emerson Palmieri turned into his own net under pressure from Daniel Munoz for Palace’s third of the afternoon.

Olise turned provider, squaring the ball across goal for Jean-Philippe Mateta to sidefoot home.

Michail Antonio got in behind his man and poked past home goalkeeper Dean Henderson for a Hammers consolation towards the end of the first half.

But Oliver Glasner’s side continued to dominate after the break and Mateta scored again for his ninth league goal of the campaign in an excellent performance from the Eagles.

West Ham pulled another back, making it 5-2, when Tyrick Mitchell fired back towards his own goal without looking and Henderson’s scuffed clearance went into the net.

“The first half was as bad as I’ve seen us play,” said Hammers boss David Moyes. “[It] was unacceptable, it was hard to actually explain it.

“I’m so disappointed for the supporters who came here today and, in truth, I’m embarrassed to sit here and actually be speaking on behalf of the team and the way they performed today.

“I’ve got to say I’ve not had many teams who have played like that in my whole career.”

Palace dominated proceedings from start to finish and could have scored even more against a West Ham side who played in Europe on Thursday and looked defeated once they conceded the first goal.

Eze’s acrobatic goal came after Mateta’s effort across Fabianski was saved by his right foot, with the England international firing in the rebound.

Eze skewed a few efforts wide of the post after scoring his goal and fired another shot high over the bar from just inside the box as the Hammers struggled to contain the former QPR man.

Apart from Antonio’s goal, West Ham created few chances of note and were thoroughly outclassed in yet another away performance to forget.

Brilliant performance from Palace as Eze and Olise shine

It is only the second time Eze and Olise have started together this season and when they do, the improvement in Crystal Palace’s performances is clear to see.

Both players scored and provided an assist as they danced through the West Ham defence at will.

Olise, at 22 years and 131 days old, is the youngest player to have been directly involved in 10 or more goals in each of the past two Premier League campaigns (13 in 2022-23 and 11 in 2023-24).

Eze nutmegged the unfortunate Kurt Zouma to set up Mateta for his second goal and will be disappointed he only scored once.

Mateta was also in fine form and now has nine goals for the season, more than in his first three campaigns in the competition combined (eight).

Olise and Eze were taken off in the 67th and 81st minute respectively, receiving rapturous applause from the home support for their superb performances in Palace’s biggest win of the season.

Kesh Awefada

Kesh Awefada

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