Dwight Gayle sends message to Crystal Palace fans on Twitter

Crystal Palace suffered a 3-1 defeat to West Ham United at home in the Premier League on Saturday.

Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle has taken to social networking site Twitter to apologise for his role in his side’s defeat to West Ham United at home in the Premier League on Saturday afternoon.

The 26-year-old was sent off for two bookable offences just before the half-time interval at Selhurst Park, as Palace lost 3-1.

Arsenal-owned defender Carl Jenkinson put West Ham in the lead midway through the first half, but just minutes later former Newcastle United midfielder Yohan Cabaye equalised for the Eagles from the penalty spot.

Gayle, who won the penalty, was shown a second yellow card just before the half-time interval for a foul on Cheikhou Kouyate.

Manuel Lanzini scored for the Gammers in the 88th minute, before Dimitri Payet dinked his effort over Wayne Hennessey to seal victory for the visitors.

Over the course of the 90 minutes at Selhurst Park, hosts Palace had just 39% of the possession, took six shots of which only one was on target, and earned one corner.

Alan Pardew’s side are sixth in the Premier League table at the moment with 15 points from nine matches, just two points behind fourth-place West Ham.

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