Joachim Anderson claims Palace 'should have beaten West Ham easily'

Crystal Palace defender Joachim Anderson claims his side have ‘DOMINATED’ West Ham in both games this season and ‘should have beaten them easily’ at Selhurst Park as he rages at ‘obvious’ referee error for penalty

  • West Ham held off a Crystal Palace comeback to snatch three points in 3-2 win
  • The Hammers were awarded a first-half penalty for a Luka Milivojevic handball
  • Crystal Palace defender Joachim Andersen said it was ‘obviously’ not a penalty 
  • The Dane also claimed that his side should have beaten the Hammers easily 

West Ham survived a late scare to snatch all three points against Crystal Palace but Eagles defender Joachim Andersen believes his side dominated the Hammers. 

Manuel Lanzini’s double proved crucial as West Ham managed to cling on to a 3-2 victory after Palace fought back with late goals from Odsonne Eduoard and Michael Olise.

Michail Antonio opened the scoring for the Hammers before the Argentinian doubled the lead and added a third from the spot in the first-half injury time. 

Mauel Lanzini scored a brace as West Ham edged Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on New Years

Eagles defender Joachim Andersen claimed his side should have beaten the Hammers easily

David Moyes’s side managed to snatch a point in the sides’ previous fixture in matchday three. 

But Palace centre-back Andersen claimed the Eagles deserved to beat their London rivals in both games this term.

‘We’ve played West Ham two times now and both times we have dominated them,’ he told Sky Sports. 

Michael Olise gave West Ham a scare as hie scored Palace’s second goal in the 90th minute

‘I think we should win this game easy. They had two chances and a penalty which isn’t a penalty. We should win this game.

‘Maybe we should have scored a bit earlier. We scored late which makes it difficult but we had a chance to make it 3-3.’  

Luka Milivojevic tried to chest the ball after Jarrod Bowen’s header had left it flotating but a serious miscalculation saw it strike his right arm instead.

Luka Milivojevic hand-balled inside the box to give Lanzini the chance to score from the spot

Michael Oliver initially did not point to the spot but VAR Chris Kavanagh advised the referee to visit his pitch-side monitor where he realised he had missed a clear and obvious handball.

But Andersen wholeheartedly disagreed with the decision, claiming it was ‘obvious’ it was not a penalty. 

‘For me his [Luka Milivojevic’s] arm is close to his body so it isn’t a penalty. It’s obvious it isn’t a penalty.

‘We had so many chances in the first half and that gave us the hope. We spoke at half-time that we will create the chances we just had to take them. 

‘The penalty made it difficult at 3-0 before half-time. It’s a tough one to take.’

The Argentine found the net from the spot to hand the Hammers a 3-0 lead before the break

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