Date: 31st January 2018 at 11:00am
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The Hammers stretched their unbeaten run to six Premier League games with a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace.

With the Hammers squad hit badly by injuries and with Masuaku suspended following his spitting misdemeanour against Wigan Athletic, the starting eleven was boosted by a Premier League debut for our new loan signing Joao Mario.

The Hammers fell behind in the first-half when Adrian was beaten by a header by Christian Benteke. However, the Hammers showed resilience to equalise before half-time when Javier Hernandez was brought down by the former West Ham United defender, James Tomkins.

Mark Noble took the responsibility from the spot and duly scored.

Neither side could score a winner in the second half but other notable chances in an entertaining affair, saw Adrian produce a good save to deny Andros Townsend from scoring with a curling shot and then James McArthur headed wide for Palace when it looked easier to score.

The Hammers also came close with Hernandez looking as if he was going to score only to be denied by a great block by James Tomkins.

The result sees West Ham United move up to 10th place in the Premier League table, with the next fixture being away to Brighton, on Saturday.