Last Updated: 04/12/13 5:06pm
Morrison looks to have been shown a yellow card after the final whistle. He has been leading the protests.
Palace 1 West Ham 0. All over and the Eagles take the spoils. They move off the bottom, while the Hammers remain in trouble. Arguments going on on the field, with visitors crowding the referee.
Back to the wall stuff for Palace now. West Ham throw the ball forward through O'Brien. Eagles get a head to the ball. Anywhere will do as Moxey hammers into the crowd. Whistles from the stands. They think this should be over.
Mix-up at the back for West Ham and they somehow get off the hook. Kebe nicks the ball past Jaaskelainen and then spins past Collins. West Ham goal gaping, but Kebe somehow fires over the top.
Morrison cutting across the field, and then back on himself. He feeds a brilliant pass into McCartney, who has ghosted to the by-line. He has gone too soon, though, and the flag goes up.
Free-kick from halfway hung up into the box. Collins adjudged to have clambered over Gabbidon. Didn't appear to do too much wrong. Not happy with the call and gives Lee Mason an earful.
Collins staying forward now. He can't get his head to another hopeful lump into the box. Palace can't get out of their own half.
Kebe has to slide in and concede a corner. Downing swings the delivery to the near post. Collins dives in to get a head to the ball, but sees his effort sail behind. He claims a corner, but doesn't get one.
Cole digs out a cross from by the corner flag. Palace have enough bodies in the box to see the ball out. Hosts offering little up top now. Everyone looking to preserve the clean sheet.
Williams eager to get involved, is racing around snapping at people's heels. Collins wins a free-kick just inside the Palace half. Opportunity to load the box. Noble fires long, and Jerome nods out for a throw.
Jerome struggling a little, maybe a touch of cramp. He, along with most of his team-mates, has run himself into the ground. Only a few more minutes for the hosts to hold out. Still time for West Ham.
Williams runs over to the free-kick. First involvement isn't the best as his delivery to the front post barely leaves the floor. O'Keefe wins the ball back and finds Kebe in space on the right. His cross sails through the box.
Tomkins pokes the ball out inside his own half. You get the feeling this won't be West Ham's day. Kebe cranks up the frustration by winning a free-kick off McCartney. Another change made, with Chamakh replaced by Williams.
Flag up against Downing, who has gone out to the left. He made a run in behind Ward a fraction too early. Pulis out waving frantically on the sideline, Allardyce slumped in his seat.
Another wayward pass from the Hammers. O'Brien has endured a wretched night as Cole this time fires past his outstretched leg. Jerome over-runs the ball trying to get into the box.
Tomkins hammers the ball into the night sky, and Delaney returns the favour. Route one stuff. As the ball then sails out of play, Palace bring on O'Keefe in place of the impressive Bannan.
Pulis in discussion with Keith Millen. They look to be planning further changes. As they watch on, Kebe wins a throw. Palace in no hurry to get the ball back in play. Kebe bundled over, but settles for another throw.
Strong defending from Moxey as he gets across Downing and lets the ball roll behind for a goal kick. Downing has got little change out of the Palace full-back this evening. Moxey has been one of Palace's more impressive performers this season.
Clever play by Chamakh as he shields the ball from Diame and wins a free-kick. Bannan whips the ball over. Tomkins can nod out from in front of his own goal. West Ham counter at pace. Cole racing into the box, but Bannan has raced all the way back to block his path.
Bannan looks for the head of Jerome from wide on the left. Difficult ball for the Palace striker to do anything with. Palace gifted the ball back as Rat fires out of play.
Ray loses out to Chamakh, who feeds Jerome. He goes right to Kebe. He tees up Dikgacoi 20 yards out. He catches his strike cleanly, but fires down the throat of Jaaskelainen.
Nice build-up from West Ham, but Downing is crowded out on the edge of the box. Palace standing firm and are happy to see an ambitious volley from Morrison snatched well wide of the target.
Downing gets the ball up and over the wall. He has plenty of dip on the effort, but not enough pace and Speroni can drop to his left and clutch the ball to his chest.
Downing cuts back inside onto his left foot, and finds Diame. He is bundled over by Jedinak 25 yards from goal - almost dead centre. Great opportunity for the Hammers. Lee Mason not happy with the positioning of the ball.
Head tennis on the edge of the Palace box. When the ball does come back down to earth, Bannan gets the better of Downing. He can hammer down field to safety.
Speroni happy to take his time. He us urged to get on with things by Lee Mason. Collins meets his clearance. Delaney then nods out of play on halfway. Neither side getting very far.
Another poor pass from Diame, and O'Brien angered again. West Ham have been a bit wayward at times. Hasn't helped their cause. Break in play as the Palace net has come away from the post. Someone has to come on to slip it back onto its hooks. Surely the referee could have done that?
Noble wide to Downing. His cross is deflected towards the back post, where Ward is on hand to clear. Palace pulling 10 men behind the ball, looking to keep the back door bolted.
Morrison turns and faces the target. O'Brien invited forward and goes down 25 yards from goal. Nothing given. Loose ball drops to Diame, who picks out Maiga. His header is cleared from the penalty spot.
Bannan clips the ball to the back post. Jedinak stretches to get there and diverts the ball back across the face. Kebe turns the ball into the net, but the whistle has already gone. Ball went out of play before Jedinak got to it.
Kebe getting plenty of stick from the West Ham fans for his actions during an outing for Reading a few years back. On the field, Tomkins trips Jerome and sees yellow.
First change for Palace, and it is a like for like swap on the flanks. Kebe sent on in place of Puncheon.
Diame runs the ball out of play down the left. Not a winger and doesn't look too comfortable when picking up possession on the flanks. Would make sense to get Jarvis out there.
Not sure what the decision is for. There was pushing and shoving, but both sides were involved. O'Brien got up at the back post to nod down. Smart finish from Downing. Frustration builds for Allardyce, who is making his opinion known to the fourth official.
Dikgacoi flies into a tackle on Noble. Whistle already gone for a foul on Morrison. Collins not happy and races 30 yards to get involved in an argument. Unnecessary. Free-kick played short, and then into the box. Ball breaks to Downing, who drills into the bottom corner, but the whistle has gone.
Great touch by Tomkins allows him to clear before Jerome can get to him. Rat can't take the Hammers over halfway. Dikgacoi then crowded out by three white shirts.
Diame down holding his face and will require treatment. Allardyce trying to get more message across. Diame will be okay to continue as Palace return the ball to Jaaskelainen.
Diame long for O'Brien to chase. Over-hit and the Hammers full-back isn't impressed as he has to run all the way back into position. All a bit scrappy again at the moment.
Noble has taken the armband for West Ham. Allardyce hasn't changed his shape, but has introduced fresh legs who are capable of making a difference.
Wasted by Delaney as he hammers towards the corner flag. No runner anywhere near the ball. Palace need to make more of possession when they have it.
Morrison wide to O'Brien. He finds Downing, who cuts onto his left foot. No room for a shot so he has to lay off to Morrison. He tries a difficult looping pass into the box, but Speroni claims.
Speroni takes his time with a clearance. Already playing the clock when the opportunity arises. Jerome can't get the ball to stick. Morrison drifts across midfield.
O'Brien rushes a clearance and slices out of play. West Ham rattled. Puncheon has them going backwards again and wins a corner off O'Brien. Bannan over another set-piece, which is nodded out by Nolan.
Puncheon crashes into a challenge with O'Brien, and comes out on top. Palace giving everything in the pursuit of three points. Pulis is the kind of manager who demands nothing less.
Straight up the other end. O'Brien hangs over a cross which CDole nods down to Morrison. He can't gather and Palace can break. Jedinak gets a bit over excited and ends up getting the ball caught under his feet. Noble goes wide and whips a cross into Speroni's arms. Breathless stuff.
Bannan's delivery not the best. Again, though, the ball breaks back his way. His second effort is much better and Dikagcoi is disappointed to plant a free header past the post. Jerome then breaks through and is denied by a sprawling save from Jasskelainen. Should have been two.
Gabbidon up above Cole. Jedinak then goes long and picks out Jerome. He does well to wait for support and play back towards Puncheon. His effort flicks off Collins and Jaaskelainen on its way behind.
Noble down the right to O'Brien. He lays back to Downing, who goes square to Morrison. Ball now on the left with Diame. He cuts inside onto his right foot and drills high, wide and not very handsome from 20 yards out.
Joe Cole sent out to warm up for West Ham. They could do with his creativity. On the field, Collins hammers long again. Downing never going to win much in the air.
Gabbidon goes long, but rather aimless and Collins can clear. Downing gathers and sets off down the right. Moxey blocks his path. Diame then skips down the left, but Ward goes with him. Rat sees an initial cross blocked, and a second effort drift behind.
Rat just about manages to keep a stray pass from Tomkins in play, but the Hammers have to go back towards their own goal. Palace looking to press from the front now. Jerome doing a good job and wins a throw off Collins.
No changes by the interval by either side. Williams spent the half-time break warming up vigorously, which suggests we may see him soon.
Luke Smith says: 'What's the point of buying two wingers but play a CM on the wing sort it out west ham #COYI'
Connor Chapman says: 'Expected West Ham to win this fairly comfortably, Palace are on the up under Pulis but can't see them holding on until the end.'
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Palace 1 West Ham 0. The hosts lead at the interval. Not too many chances from either side, but the Eagles have a crucial goal advantage.
Speroni comes to punch the corner clear. Jerome can run the ball away for Palace. He has support joining him, but Chamakh's touch lets him down at the vital moment. West Ham surge forward. Downing then slips and gifts the ball to Jedinak.
Bannan's pass cut out by Rat on halfway. West Ham looking forward, but have few options. Palace have all the defensive holes plugged. Morrison finds Diame. His cross from the left drops to Downing, who sees a volley blocked behind bravely by Delaney.
Ward happy to go backwards to Dikgacoi, who goes across the field. West Ham now being forced back slightly. Just what Palace wanted, to edge in front and then scrap for their lives.
Noise level turned up another notch inside Selhurst Park. One the field, Palace win a free-kick inside their own penalty area. Hosts look to slow things down.
Could be a huge goal for Palace. West Ham, though, are looking for an immediate reply. Another Downing delivery from the right has to be nodded out by Gabbidon. Diame then gets into the box, but can't get a sight of goal.
GOAL PALACE - CHAMAKH. Bannan's set-piece delivery is poor and is dealt with at the near post. The ball breaks back his way and a second delivery is glanced in by an unmarked Chamakh from six yards out. Game on!
Better from Palace as they work Puncheon into space on the left. His scuffs his cross along the floor. Frustration for the hosts as they had worked a good position. They do again as Ward charges forward and sees an ambitious effort deflect behind off Tomkins.
Bannan volleys forward towards Jerome. He gets around Tomkins, but started from an offside position and the flag goes up. West Ham look to get Nolan down the left, but Rat's chipped pass isn't the best.
Tomkins up above Chamakh, and then deals with the second ball. An aimless punt forward gives Cole no chance, though, and Speroni can claim unchallenged.
Downing works a yard, but goes back to Noble. His curling delivery is nodded out by Gabbidon. Puncheon tries to gather the loose ball, but ends up felling Noble. He plays the free-kick short to Morrison, who sees a shot blocked at source. Downing then does get the ball into the box, and Diame glances over the top.
Bannan and Rat with high boots, and the ball comes off the Palace man and out of play. West Ham go back to Collins, and across to O'Brien. He drills long - how many times have we said that so far. Gabbidon nods out for a throw.
O'Brien makes a hash of the throw and Jerome can hold the ball up for Palace. They move it well to their left, and Bannan. Better from the hosts. Bannan with a clever ball down the right for Ward, whose first time touch towards Jerome has just too much on it.
Space for Morrison 30 yards from goal. He looks to break into the box, but is crowded out. Palace can counter, but end up going backwards - all the way to Speroni. Rat then sends Cole spinning clear down the left. His low cross across the face of goal can't be turned in by Downing.
Cole comes to meet a Jaaskelainen clearance, and is able to flick on. The problem is that when he drops deep, no-one is breaking past him. Nolan and Morrison need to get up in support.
O'Brien back to Jaaskelainen. Cole then muscled out of an aerial duel with Delaney. West Ham keep pressing and Moxey has to halt Downing again. Palace just can't keep hold of the ball. Pulis not happy.
Clever from Noble as he loops the ball over the heads of those in the wall. Nolan has slipped in behind, but fails to make telling contact with a spinning volley. Straight off the training ground, but a head-in-hands finish from the Hammers skipper.
Morrison turns and skips past Delaney. The Palace man sticks out a leg and sends the Hammers midfielder tumbling. Free-kick 25 yards out and Delaney becomes the first player to be cautioned.
Speroni witha huge clearance, which Tomkins rises to meet. Delaney gathers and chips forward. Jerome can't do much with the delivery. It's fine being direct, but there needs to be better quality from the hosts.
Good play from Diame as he gathers a difficult ball. He can't bring it under his spell, though, and ends up bundling it out of play. Ward can't find a team-mate, but Nolan loops the ball back to Speroni.
Looking at the corner again, Dikgacoi had his arm very high as he challenged and the ball may have struck it. Fortunate Lee Mason didn't see it, or didn't penalise him for it. Palace can get the ball on the deck now, but soon give it away again. Too wasteful at the moment.
Moxey runs away from Downing, but then gives the ball away. Downing can go in the opposite direction. Jedinak comes across to meet him and concedes a corner. Downing over the set-piece. Tomkins gets a touch, but Palace smuggle the ball clear.
Morrison tripped, Noble takes the free-kick too quickly. Opportunity to lead the box from 45 yards out. Noble bounces a pass into Nolan. He looks to spin and cross, but Palace have bodies back inside the six-yard box to block.
Sloppy pass from Dikgacoi in midfield invites West Ham forward. Diame pulls wide to the left, freeing up space for Morrison. Plenty of endeavour from the England U21 man, but no way through on this occasion.
Clever play from Chamakh, who then goes down under pressure from Nolan. He is waved back to his feet. Puncheon back on the right now, but a low cross is prodded clear by Collins.
Downing hangs a cross towards the back post. Nolan is interested, but has a shove in the back of Ward on his way up to challenge for the ball. Decision goes again him and ball drifts well wide.
Solid sliding challenge from Tomkins to prevent Chamakh from bursting into space. Palace still can't get anything going in the final third. West Ham now happy to play their way out from the back. Moxey has to slice another clearance into the crowd.
Morrison driving through midfield, but Jedinak is shadowing him. West Ham starting to see more of the ball now. Nolan starting to push on. He tees up O'Brien, whose cross is inches away from finding the head of Cole. Diame takes over and finds Morrison. He tries too much on the edge of the box.
Tomkins drills into the chest of Cole, allowing Morrison to take over. He has to go square to Collins. O'Brien able to burst forward and find Nolan. He plays a through-ball into the box, but Cole is flagged for offside and Speroni got to the pass first anyway.
Rat over the top for Cole. He is providing the only option up top for the Hammers. He can't gather on this occasion. Rat and Puncheon slide in on halfway, and the visitors get the decision.
Home support still making plenty of noise. Listening to them, you wouldn't believe that their club sits bottom of the table. Great to see. On the field, Collins hobbling a bit after taking a blow to the midriff.
Downing's delivery is headed out to the edge of the box. West Ham go right again, Chamakh working hard and puts in a challenge in a left-back berth. Palace working hard for one another. West Ham remain on the front foot, but Rat sends a poor effort with the outside of his left boot high into the stands.
Rat down the left flank to Diame. Ward sticks with him and concedes a throw by the corner flag. Rat unable to find a white shirt, but the ball bounces back to him. His cross is nodded out. Downing tries his luck from the right, and wins a corner off Moxey.
Ward with a long throw down the right for Palace. Ball bumped inside, where Jedinak and Chamakh combine. They look left to Puncheon, who takes aim from 20 yards out. a low drive skids into the arms of Jaaskelainen.
Chamakh collects from deep and sets off towards the box. He goes left to Puncheon, who can square across the field to Bannan. He is unmarked just inside the box, but sends a curling effort narrowly over the top from 18 yards out.
Rat clatters through the back of Puncheon. He came over the top while challenging for a high ball. Puncheon gets the decision despite opting not to jump. Bannan floats over the free-kick. Collins nods out, and Jedinak slices horribly into the stands.
Delaney has come off worse, and is holding his shoulder. Soon bounces back up. He's forced to trudge off, Gabbidon allowed to stay on. They both received attention from the physio. Anyway, play back under way. Collins nods half clear, before Jaaskelainen completes the job.
Flag up against Diame. Downing clips the ball to the back stick, where Cole head across the face of goal. Diame pulled up for a nudge. Gabbidon and Delaney both go down after clashing heads. Both should be okay to continue.
Cole outmuscled by Jedinak, who looks to break Palace out. They go from front to back quickly once again, but Collins is able to watch the ball through to his keeper. All a bit 100mph at the moment.
Delaney sends the ball long onto the head of Jerome. His touch is backwards and Chamakh ends up dragging Rat to the turf. Free-kick to West Ham inside their own half. Cole flicks on Jaaskelainen's clearance, but Moxey can hack to safety.
Moxey takes the safety first approach as he lays back to Gabbidon. He takes an age to clear his lines and ends up firing against Cole. Palace are able to win a throw. West Ham drag numbers back behind the ball.
Chamakh can't find Jerome, but the ball breaks to Puncheon. He goes inside, where Dikgacoi sees a pass out to the left flank cut out by a retreating Downing.
Jerome forced wide, but works the ball to Puncheon. He is stuck by the corner flag, but wins a throw. Ward able to force over a low cross, which dips into the six-yard box. Safe hands from Jaaskelainen as he gathers and clutches to his chest.
Nolan turns the ball forward, but Gabbidon stays calm to nod back to Speroni under pressure from Cole. Palace yet to string anything together in the middle of the park. Downing back on the ball, but swings a wayward cross-field pass out of play.
Collins long down the right for the Hammers, but Cole beaten in the air. Visitors looking to get a foot on the ball. Noble then tries to dink a pass over Moxey for Downing to chase, but the ball skips off the turf and out of play for a goal kick.
Long throw from Moxey, dealt with by the vistors. Puncheon floats the ball back into the box, but can't find Jerome. Collins and Tomkins will be relishing that physical battle.
Jaaskelainen can't get any distance on a clearance, as Jerome closes him quickly. Palace settle fora throw on halfway. They work down their left, forcing Collins to slice out of place. O'Brien down after taking an arm to the face off Jerome.
Great noise greets kick-off. Fans are playing their part. Early offerings see both sides struggle to get a foot on the ball. Plenty of hustle and bustle in the opening 60 seconds.
Pulis last man out of the tunnel. Full of energy as he jogs down the touchline, applauding the home support as he goes. We're almost ready for the off now.
Teams out onto the field so we will have to leave the feedback there for now. There will be further opportunities to have your say at half-time and at the final whistle.
Players are in the tunnel. Both captains in short sleeves on a chilly December evening - leading by example.
The eagle has taken flight at Selhurst Park, can the home side follow suit. We are about to find out as kick-off is closing fast.
Players out being put through their pre-match preparations. Big night for both sides and Pulis and Allardyce will be aware of the need to start positively and put down an early marker.
Anthony Shepherd is another backing the Hammers. He says: 'Ravel brace tonight I feel! Hopefully another clean sheet and some good hold up play by Carlton!'
Martyn Duncan sees the visitors getting the job done, saying: 'Going for 3-1 West Ham. Carlton Cole making his first start for the Hammers and we should have a bit of confidence after that 3-0 win over Fulham. Won't be an easy game but I'm sure Big Sam will make the right choices.'
Mark Day is pleased to see Allardyce mixing things up. He says: 'Good to see Cole getting a start, we need a target man badly. Can't see him lasting more than an hour but will give the Palace centre halves something to think about.'
West Ham team: Jaaskelainen, O'Brien, Collins, Tomkins, Rat, Noble, Nolan, Morrison, Downing, Diame, C.Cole. Subs: Adrian, McCartney, Jarvis, Maiga, Demel, J.Cole, Collison.
Crystal Palace team: Speroni, Ward, Gabbidon, Delaney, Moxey, Jedinak, Dikgacoi, Bannan, Puncheon, Chamakh, Jerome. Subs: Price, Mariappa, O'Keefe, Williams, Kebe, Gayle, Phillips.
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Sam Allardyce will be looking for more London derby success in midweek, with it possible that his side - who boast the best away defensive record in the league - could end the evening just below mid-table.
West Ham are only six points better off than Palace, and three of those were added over the weekend. The Hammers prevailed in a must-win clash with Fulham, which ultimately cost Martin Jol his job.
The Eagles remain inside the drop zone, six points from safety, but they are hoping that Pulis' vast knowledge of the Premier League will be their trump card in the top flight basement battle.
Tony Pulis will take charge of his first home game as Palace boss tonight, and he will be hoping to build on recent outings at Hull and Norwich which have brought about improved performances and three points.