Marouane Chamakh (29) scored his second goal of the season against West Ham on Tuesday.
Marouane Chamakh (29) scored his second goal of the season against West Ham on Tuesday.
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LONDON (AP) -- Marouane Chamakh scored the only goal to give struggling Crystal Palace a much-needed 1-0 win over West Ham in the Premier League on Tuesday.

The much-maligned Moroccan striker headed in the winner in the 42nd minute to give Tony Pulis a win in his first home match in charge and provisionally lift the London club out of last place.

Chamakh had only scored one goal this season going into the match.

The former Arsenal forward said ''I hope we can play like that every week until the end of the season.''

West Ham was coming off a 3-0 win over Fulham but has yet to string together back-to-back Premier League victories since they were promoted last year.

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