West Ham United picked up their first road victory of the season to move out of the Premier League's bottom three with a 1-0 win over London rivals Crystal Palace.
Manuel Lanzini's 19th minute goal stood for the entire match to give the Hammers all three points at Selhurst Park, despite being reduced to ten men after Aaron Cresswell's dubious sending off in the 75th minute.
The Argentine striker's goal came from terrific build up play from Dimtri Payet and Cresswell, culminating in Lanzini cleverly moving into the box and expertly finishing past Palace goalkeeper Steve Mandanda. Lanzini's tally represented a dominate first half for the Hammers for most of the period, until Angelo Ogbonna was called for a foul in the penalty box on Christian Benteke in the 45th minute. The Belgian international badly missed wide from the spot and was denied a minute later in first half stoppage time when his header was saved brilliantly by Adrian.
The Hammers were reduced to ten men after a staggering two yellow cards in just 51 seconds for Cresswell. Referee Martin Atkinson deemed with his fourth official that the returning left back was worthy of a second booking. But despite that, Slaven Bilic's side was able to hang on.
Palace huffed and puffed with constant activity in the box in the game's latter stages. But Adrian and his defense, which had allowed a league high 17 goals coming into this fixture, held strong to give Irons fans across the global a win of major relief.
West Ham's next match will be at home vs struggling Sunderland on Saturday, October 22.