Crystal Palace lost 2-0 at home to Liverpool on Monday night.
Crystal Palace couldn't upset the odds and beat Liverpool on Monday night, as the Reds picked up a 2-0 win at Selhurst Park in an action-packed game.
The Eagles beat Fulham 2-0 on the road in their first game of the new season, and were hoping to spring something of a surprise by beating Liverpool at home.
Unfortunately for Roy Hodgson's side, they couldn't grab that win, and James Milner opened the scoring from the penalty spot following a trip on Mohamed Salah inside the box.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka was then sent off for fouling Salah when clean through on goal, and Salah later set Sadio Mane away to round Wayne Hennessey and bag the second in a 2-0 victory for the visitors.
Palace put up a superb fight and were deservedly applauded off the pitch by their fans, and even West Ham United fans had words of praise for one Eagles star.
Defender James Tomkins impressed yet again in the heart of the Palace defence, and left many Hammers fans on Twitter asking just why he was allowed to leave the London Stadium in 2016.
Since then, West Ham have brought in Havard Nordtveit, Jose Fonte, Issa Diop and Fabian Balbuena, yet the most consistent performer is clearly Tomkins, leaving fans to question the club's transfer business.
Hammers supporters called Tomkins 'solid', 'phenomenal' and 'a wall' after his performance against Liverpool, with many stating that West Ham made a stupid decision in selling their homegrown centre back to Palace.
Why did we ever sell James Tomkins he’s been solid tonight— Joe Halford (@joe90halford) August 20, 2018
Can we get Tomkins back in January please— John WHUFC Tilley (@JohnTilley16) August 20, 2018
All I keep thinking is why the HELL we let James Tomkins leave Been phenomenal tonight!— Ben Hick (@MrBenHick) August 20, 2018
Why we got rid of James Tomkins I’ll never know looks like palaces wall— WHUFC BML Block148 (@WHUFCBlock148) August 20, 2018
Stupid decision. Solid and more than competent right back when needed— SK (@Sam_Keenan1) August 20, 2018
Criminal that we sold him!— Dave Coles (@DjDaveCee) August 20, 2018
James Tomkins would be West Ham’s best defender if he wasn’t sold.— Brad Pinard (@Brad_Pinard) August 20, 2018
Sakho and Tomkins have been good tonight. I wish we never sold Tomkins— Ciaran (@Ciaran_WHUFC) August 20, 2018
We should never have sold Tomkins, as I always said. Would be our first choice now— Adam Westlake (@westy330) August 20, 2018