By Nick Ware

28th Aug, 2021 | 6:40pm

Jeff Stelling stunned by West Ham moment in 2-2 draw v Crystal Palace

West Ham lost their 100% Premier League record on Saturday as Crystal Palace claimed a point in an eventful 2-2 draw at the London Stadium.

Palace rocked up in east London as big underdogs after failing to win any of their three games so far this season, including two in the league.

West Ham, meanwhile, won their first two games by an aggregate of eight to three.

But their run came to an end on Saturday after their London rivals twice pegged them back, though the Irons nearly scored a third in the closing stages of the game.

Jeff Stelling was up in arms on Sky Sports Soccer Saturday [28/08/21] as the home side nearly won the game.

He said: “Oh for goodness sake, what’s just happened at the London Stadium, Clinton [Morrison]?”

“Cheikhou Kouyate has just gone down, I don’t know what’s happened,” Morrison replied.

“West Ham broke and it was two on one and [Michail] Antonio was in on the left-hand side, I was thinking just go because there was a defender tracking back [Tyrick] Mitchell to cover the pass to [Said] Benrahma and he tried to square it to him, he overhits it and it goes to [Vicente] Guaita.”

Back down to earth

Following a brilliant opening to the 2021/22 Premier League campaign, West Ham supporters could be forgiven for feeling extremely optimistic about their chances this season.

After a turbulent summer in the transfer market that has failed to see any outfield signings brought in so far, there was a great deal of trepidation among the Hammers faithful.

Two wins helped to ease that pain, but Saturday showed the glaring issues in the side that need to be addressed.

A central defender has to be brought in after some disastrous defending at the London Stadium.

Time is ticking, though, with Tuesday’s deadline fast looming.

In other West Ham news, Wayne Rooney wants to sign this player as he plots Irons exit.

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