Crystal Palace clash with West Ham DELAYED with chaos outside Selhurst Park as E-ticket system stops working | The Sun

TODAY'S Premier League clash between Crystal Palace and West Ham was delayed by 15 minutes due to a technical fault.

Crystal Palace confirmed that the match would kick off later than expected due to issues with E-tickets and the turnstiles at Selhurst Park.

An official statement from Palace read: "We're aware of issues with regard to turnstiles upon entering the stadium, we apologise for any inconvenience caused and are working hard to rectify the situation."

Eagles fans were left fuming with the malfunction, with one saying: "Sack the board." Another said: "Just open the gates and it'll be fine."

And another said: "The new stand can't come quick enough. And the rest of the stadium needs the gate updated too so it won't happen again."

One remarked: "Need them turnstiles sorted." Another chimed in: "Absolute shambles."

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Victory over the Hammers will see Palace leapfrog Chelsea into 11th place in the Premier League table.

It will also put them eleven points clear of the relegation zone Eagles boss Roy Hodgson said of the relegation battle: "For teams at the bottom… they have to be looking at 10 points from five games.

"I have never taken 10 points from five games at any of the teams I have worked at."

The 75-year-old added: "If I was one of those people paranoid about which points teams could get, I could probably go to bed quite happy at night by working out that it’s not going to be possible for them.

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"It will be possibly for two of them of the four or five that there are, but not for all five of them."

Meanwhile, West Ham will look to bounce back from Wednesday's 2-1 defeat to Liverpool.

The Hammers currently sit 15th in the Premier League table, five points above the relegation zone.

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