Ayew’s goal was his second late winner against West Ham this season

Jordan Ayew scored a sensational 90th-minute winner to help Crystal Palace come from behind and beat West Ham at Selhurst Park.

The striker danced through the Hammers defence on the edge of the box and then brilliantly beat goalkeeper Roberto with a calm chip.

West Ham had taken the lead through Robert Snodgrass before Cheikhou Kouyate equalised against his former club.

Match-winner Ayew set up Kouyate’s goal with a knock-down which allowed the midfielder to sweep home a volley from seven yards.

Palace climb up to eighth with the win but West Ham fall to 17th, just a point above the relegation zone as pressure increases again on manager Manuel Pellegrini.

Ayew magic grabs deserved three points for Palace

Roy Hodgson’s Palace are now just three points off the European places after a winner that could hardly have come in more spectacular fashion.

Ayew drove in from the right wing, beat Declan Rice with a drag-back and dribbled around two more defenders before showing brilliant composure to send Selhurst Park delirious.

The Ghanaian unsurprisingly said afterwards it was one of the best goals he has scored in his career and Hodgson said it would “live long in the memory”.

A dreary first half did not hint at what was to come later, but the winner was deserved reward for Palace’s second-half performance.

Ayew and Luka Milivojevic had both gone close before Snodgrass’ opener which came against the run of play.

That said, the Scotland international could have scored again moments before Ayew’s goal if not for an excellent block from Jairo Riedewald.

Palace have rarely grabbed the headlines this season but they now go into the second half of the season with 26 points and the chance of just a second top-10 Premier League finish.

Pressure back on Pellegrini’s stuttering Hammers

West Ham have won three of their past 13 matches

When Snodgrass put West Ham in front the Hammers were en route to a second successive Premier League win which would have moved them well clear of the drop zone.

Instead, not helped by wins elsewhere for Southampton and Aston Villa, they are looking worryingly over their shoulders once again.

They have had 12 days without a match since their win at Southampton but have followed those three points with defeat – as they did when they beat Chelsea last month.

Pellegrini was reportedly facing the sack had his side lost at Southampton