Andre Ayew then made it 2-0, smashing home a superb long-range strike, and the Hammers seemed to be heading for three points at half time – but they collapsed after the break.
Angelo Ogbonna’s foul on Andros Townsend allowed Yohan Cabaye to convert from the penalty spot, and after Michail Antonio had inexplicably given the ball away in the dying embers of injury time, Palace went down the other to snatch an equaliser through Wilfried Zaha.
West Ham were devastated to have thrown away two points, but fans did find something to be happy about – the performance of forward Ayew, who bagged his third goal in a matter of days.
Andre Ayew of West Ham United celebrates scoring during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and West Ham United at Selhurst Park on October 28, 2017 in London, England.
Andre Ayew of West Ham United celebrates scoring against Crystal Palace
The Ghanaian forward struggled in his first season with the Hammers last term, but fans now feel that he is finally showing why West Ham forked out £20million to sign him in 2016.
Some joked that Ayew has turned into Lionel Messi this week, and are glad to see him finally make inroads in finally living up to his price tag.