West Ham United continued their push for a top four finish in the Premier League. The Hammers came out tops in a 5-goal thriller with Leicester at the London Stadium on Sunday. On-loan Man United forward Jesse Lingard starred for the hosts, scoring two goals to continue his impressive form since moving to West Ham.
Premier League results (Match Week 31)
Fulham 0-1 Wolves
Man City 1-2 Leeds United
Liverpool 2-1 Aston Villa
Crystal Palace 1-4 Chelsea
Burnley 1-2 Newcastle
West Ham 3-2 Leicester City
Tottenham 1-3 Man United
Sheffield United 0-3 Arsenal
West Brom vs Southampton
Brighton vs Everton
West Ham 3-2 Leicester Match Report
The London Stadium played host to one of the most exciting Premier League clash of the weekend so far. After being displaced from 4th place by Chelsea, David Moyes’ men were keen to get back into the top 4.
West Ham deservedly took the lead just before the half-hour mark as Lingard produced a fantastic first-time finish, sweeping in Vladimir Coufal’s cross on the half-volley from the edge of the box.
West Ham doubled their lead with 44 minutes on the clock. Jarrod Bowen beat Kasper Schmeichel to the ball and rolled the ball for Lindard to tap into an empty net.
Bowen then got on the scoresheet himself few minutes into the second half, turning in Tomas Soucek’s pass to make it 3-0. However the game was far from over as Leicester pushed for a late comeback.
In form Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored two goals in the final 20 minutes to set for a nervy ending but the Hammers held on to all 3 points which puts them back in 4th place, a point behind Leicester.
Iheanacho’s goals, the first a lovely turn and finish and a far post finish in added time were his 8th and 9th league goals of the season.