Hammers fire three past Leicester! - Match Report

In an absolutely superb performance for the Hammers, we come out 3-0 victors.

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The first West Ham goal scored this afternoon was football at it's finest. A fast free-kick played by the menacing Michail Antonio was received by stand-in LCB Aaron Cresswell, and for all his criticism so far this season, whipped in an absolutely superb ball for Antonio having made a run onto the far post, managed to cushion his header to put West Ham a goal up.

The second goal, which was also provided by Cresswell, was not as beautiful, but with the same end product as Pablo Fornals managed to keep himself onside to wonderfully touch down a volleyed clearance from the Englishman, and slotted home calmly at the near post to double our lead.

After the break in play, Leicester came out all guns blazing and changed their formation to a more attacking 4-2-3-1 setup, which proved to be menacing, as Harvey Barnes found an opening not long after half-time, however he blazed this chance over the crossbar.

The change in formation by the Foxes proved to benefit West Ham as they managed to find gaps in the Leicester back line, and the most notable example of this being Declan Rice's bursting run out of midfield into the penalty box, however unfortunately his effort striking the crossbar.

The Hammer's third and final goal came from an excellently calm bit of football from Rice, who beat a Leicester man and played in Pablo Fornals. The spaniard, who was on the top of his game today managed to wait for an opening for a through ball into the path of Jarrod Bowen, who managed to slot away his 1 on 1 with Kasper Schmeichel to make it 3-0.

Leicester looked to have found a consolation goal in the closing stages of the game after a series of one twos, but Harvey Barnes' finish was ruled out for an offside decision by VAR.

West Ham now sit in 7th position going into the international break, which may change depending on other results to come in this gameweek.


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