West Ham were on course to get their third consecutive win of the season as they got the first goal of the match, but Crystal Palace dominated the game in the second half and came back from behind twice to secure the draw. Crystal Palace got their first goals under the management of new boss Patrick Vieira.
Pablo Fornals scored for West Ham in the 39th minute of the game, but it was Palace who started dominating the game after the half-hour mark as they enjoyed 75% of possession of the ball 15 minutes before and after half-time. In form striker Antonio took the lead for the Hammers again but Conor Gallagher scored two minutes later to get his second goal of the match.
The Crystal Palace defenders displayed a solid performance at the back as they managed to get 45 interceptions,35 clearances and blocked 6 shots to help their team secure a draw.
The Hammers had 13 attempts on goal with 4 shots on target while Crystal Palace had 7 attempts on target with only two shots on target which were the goals they scored.
The expected goal timeline shows us that Crystal Palace only had the one attempt on goal in the first half, but took 6 attempts on goal after they started dominating the game in the second half. Conor Gallagher, their goal scorer for both the goals had an xG of 0.53.
The xT timeline indicates Crystal Palace had a higher expected threat towards the end of the game when the West Ham attacks had slowed down.
The centre back pairing of Joachim Andersen and Marc Guehi was influential for Crystal Palace in getting this point as both centre backs were rock solid at the back by winning a total of 8 aerial duels out of their 10 attempts. The Crystal Palace midfielders were able to help their defensive partners by winning almost 75% of the aerial duels in the midfield.
While this was presumed to be a match where West Ham will be getting their third consecutive win to remain at the top of the table, this was a much-needed performance for Crystal Palace and Patrick Vieira before going into the international break.