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West Ham beats managerless Palace 3-1

Published on NewsOK Modified: August 23, 2014 at 12:49 pm •  Published: August 23, 2014
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LONDON (AP) — West Ham increased the early-season misery for managerless Crystal Palace by winning 3-1 at Selhurst Park on Saturday to earn its first points in this season's Premier League.

Argentine striker Mauro Zarate marked his debut for West Ham with a superb volley to put the visitors ahead in the 34th minute and Stewart Downing doubled the lead three minutes later with a curling shot.

Marouane Chamakh gave Palace hope with a low finish from outside the area in the 48th but Carlton Cole's volley in the 62nd ensured a second straight loss for the hosts, who are still without a manager following Tony Pulis' resignation two days before the start of the season.

West Ham began the season with a 1-0 home defeat to Tottenham.