Crystal Palace 2 – West Ham 2
It was a match Crystal Palace could ill afford to lose if the Eagles retain hopes of staying in the Premier League.
And, at halftime at Selhurst Park, there was only one winner.
Javier Hernandez fired West Ham into the lead, before Andre Ayew scored a sublime solo effort.
But a 50th minute penalty from Luka Milivojevic gave Palace hope against the Hammers, before an incredible finish to the match.
Picking up the ball on the inside left channel in the 97th minute, Wilfried Zaha worked his way inside before he curled a right-footed shot into the far corner.
West Ham’s best player
The Palace draw was cruel on one West Ham player in particular.
Since returning to the Premier League in the summer after a season with Torino in Serie A, Joe Hart has often been a target for fun.
Hart’s performances haven’t been the best in recent weeks, and many doubt whether he should be England’s number one at the World Cup.
But against Palace Hart was in sublime form. And Irons fans took to social media to sing his praises.
Joe Hart’s interview
After the Palace game, Hart spoke to the BBC. Looking close to tears, Hart said:
I can’t believe we’ve done that.
We’ve fought all the ay to the end and been so unprofessional at the end.
Last-gasp goal = broken Hart pic.twitter.com/KdB6VjpjuE
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) October 28, 2017
Fans on Hart
See the social media reaction to Joe Hart v Palace below.
When was Joe Hart this good?? #cpfc
— Jim Daly (@jimdalycomedy) October 28, 2017
Bilic has to go now. No excuses simple as that. Woeful performence the only one who deserves credit is Joe Hart he saved us ! Pathetic
— JL ⚒ (@JakeLoadman) October 28, 2017
Massive props to Joe Hart today. Should’ve lost that game but for him. Shame Antonio and Ogbonna are fucking spastics.
— Aran (@AranNicolWHUFC) October 28, 2017
Joe Hart has been world class today
— TheWestHamWayCoUk (@WestHamWaycouk) October 28, 2017
It's funny how Joe Hart turns into England's No.1 against us but no one else this season. #CPFC
— Crystal Palace (@CpfcNews_) October 28, 2017
Great performance from Joe Hart. Shame Ogbonna and Antonio are useless
— West Ham News (@WHUFC_News) October 28, 2017
Joe Hart having the game of his life for #whufc. Incredible fingertip save to keep out Tomkins' header after his amazing double-save earlier
— David Coverdale (@dpcoverdale) October 28, 2017
Joe Hart haters in hiding 👀
— Bill 父The Hammer 父 (@billbaggs1080) October 28, 2017