David Moyes did no longer maintain back in his criticism of Konstantinos Mavropanos’ goal-costing error. “From our level of learn about it was shocking, it really was,” said the West Ham manager.
Greece defender Mavropanos was culpable for conspicuous negligence in the 53rd minute as Crystal Palace pressed to cancel out Mohammed Kudus’ early opener.
Odsonne Edouard had been left cursing his luck when James Ward-Prowse popped as a lot as cease him converting Michael Olise’s free-kick from shut range. Seconds later, as West Ham attempted to play out from the back, Mavropanos had offered a back pass meant for Nayef Aguerd straight to Edouard. It was a gift that was eagerly accepted and Edouard held off Aguerd to slot past goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.
Moyes described the goal as “horrendous” but went on to offer a diminutive consolation to his summer season signing, who had impress £21 million from Stuttgart.
“We are making an attempt to give a increase to in how we play and typically it happens,” he added. “He made a mistake for the goal but overall his performance was lawful.”
The previous Arsenal centre-back can anticipate nothing but a return to the bench nonetheless, as far as the Premier League is anxious anyway. He was handiest playing because Kurt Zouma was absent. “It was a family situation that we couldn’t alter,” Moyes said.
It was a jaded performance overall from his facet, who had no longer made it further than Stansted Airport by Friday lunchtime following Europa League action in Serbia.
Kudus’ goal, his sixth since becoming a member of from Ajax in late August, also required the unwitting intervention of an opponent after Ward-Prowse’s impressive pass had located Vladimir Coufal on the factual of the Palace field. Kudus’ shot took a deflection off Marc Guehi that saw the ball squirm beneath Sam Johnstone, although an England goalkeeper must calm have performed better.
Emerson spooned a decent Hammers chance over in the 2nd half but it was no longer till the final 10 minutes, with Palace nerves jangling, that another was created. Jarrod Bowen, in his first game since struggling a knee harm on England responsibility last month, headed tamely at Johnstone in stoppage time nonetheless.
The level enabled the Eagles to avoid a fifth defeat in six games and manager Roy Hodgson was grateful. “It was important to advance away with a level because had we misplaced with another late goal it would have had massive penalties for the team’s self assurance,” he said.
Edouard’s goal meant he has already equalled last season’s tally. That was handiest seven, nonetheless, and Hodgson did no longer exactly shower the Frenchman with praise.
“Really, essentially we must calm accept more out of him than we are getting but maybe that will be helped when players of the quality of (Eberechi) Eze and (Michael) Olise stand up and running,” he said.
Olise played in this one and was a threat on the factual of midfield and from state-items; Eze was absent because of an ankle harm, his return from which is somewhat up in the air.
“Eze is apparently of the conception he’ll be back earlier than you can say Jack Robinson; the medical staff say he goes to be out for a very prolonged time,” Hodgson said. “I know what I want but I don’t know what I’m going to accept.”