Wilfried Zaha snatches point for Palace in the 97th minute
West Ham throw away two goal lead at Selhurst Park, Stoke secure badly needed win
Wilfried Zaha celebrates his 97th minute equaliser for Crystal Palace. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters
Crystal Palace 2 West Ham United 2
Slaven Bilic’s do-or-die week ended in disappointment as Wilfried Zaha’s 97th-minute equaliser earned Crystal
Palace a 2-2 draw at home to West Ham. Bilic had admitted this was another crunch few days for his future as manager and the visitors looked on course for a morale-boosting win when Javier Hernandez and Andre Ayew put them two up at Selhurst Park. But
Palace came roaring back in the second half as Luka Milivojevic’s penalty and a stoppage-time strike from Zaha earned Roy Hodgson’s men a dramatic point.
Warford 0 Stoke City 1
Darren Fletcher volleyed his first goal for Stoke to take the wind out of Watford’s sails. The Hornets were looking to cement their place in the top six, but Fletcher’s Paul Scholes-style strike from the edge of the area secured a first away win for City.
The 1-0 victory also eased the pressure on Stoke manager Mark Hughes, who was in danger of becoming the latest boss under the microscope following four defeats in five matches.