Jesse Lingard scored twice on his West Ham debut because the Hammers cruised previous Aston Villa within the Premier League to strengthen their top-six hopes.
Manchester United loanee Lingard – making his first Premier League begin in 13 months – netted West Ham’s second with a thunderous effort after 56 minutes.
And the 28-year-old doubled his tally within the closing phases after Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez failed to carry on to his strike.
Midfielder Tomas Soucek had put the guests in entrance at Villa Park, ending off Mentioned Benrahma’s cross within the 51st minute.
Ollie Watkins gave Villa a glimmer of hope, making it 2-1 with 9 minutes remaining, earlier than Lingard’s second wrapped up the factors for the Hammers.
Lingard makes good begin
Coming into this fixture, Lingard hadn’t performed a Premier League match because the last day of final season, and had solely made three cup appearances for his dad or mum membership this marketing campaign.
However David Moyes put the midfielder into his beginning line-up, and the England worldwide confirmed his creativity from the off. No West Ham participant had extra pictures or touches within the last third within the opening interval.
Lingard, Michail Antonio and Aaron Cresswell all pressured nice saves from Villa keeper Martinez in a primary half dominated by the away facet.
West Ham’s new quantity 11 totally deserved his first aim, placing the ball via the fingertips of Martinez moments after Soucek had damaged the impasse.
Villa defender Tyrone Mings accomplished a superb goalline clearance to disclaim Antonio shortly after the hour mark.
And Lingard rounded off his excellent debut, latching on to Antonio’s cross to revive his facet’s two-goal benefit two minutes after the hosts had pulled a aim again.
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- 6Douglas LuizBooked at 70minsSubstituted forSansonat 80′minutes
- 21El GhaziSubstituted forTraoréat 45′minutes
- 20BarkleySubstituted forTrézéguetat 69′minutes
- 27El Mohamady
- 3CresswellBooked at 65mins
- 24FredericksSubstituted forFornalsat 84′minutes
- 11LingardSubstituted forBowenat 90+1′minutes
- 9BenrahmaSubstituted forJohnsonat 88′minutes
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Match ends, Aston Villa 1, West Ham United 3.
Second Half ends, Aston Villa 1, West Ham United 3.
Nook, West Ham United. Conceded by Ezri Konsa Ngoyo.
Try blocked. Tomas Soucek (West Ham United) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is blocked.
Try blocked. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) left footed shot from outdoors the field is blocked. Assisted by Vladimir Coufal with a headed cross.
Foul by Tyrone Mings (Aston Villa).
Tomas Soucek (West Ham United) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
John McGinn (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the best wing.
Foul by Tomas Soucek (West Ham United).
Substitution, West Ham United. Jarrod Bowen replaces Jesse Lingard.
Bertrand Traoré (Aston Villa) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Foul by Jesse Lingard (West Ham United).
Offside, West Ham United. Aaron Cresswell tries a via ball, however Jesse Lingard is caught offside.
Offside, Aston Villa. Trézéguet tries a via ball, however Matthew Money is caught offside.
Substitution, West Ham United. Ben Johnson replaces Saïd Benrahma.
Try missed. Saïd Benrahma (West Ham United) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is just too excessive. Assisted by Vladimir Coufal with a cross.
Nook, Aston Villa. Conceded by Craig Dawson.
Try blocked. Ollie Watkins (Aston Villa) proper footed shot from the centre of the field is blocked. Assisted by Jack Grealish.
Substitution, West Ham United. Pablo Fornals replaces Ryan Fredericks.
Objective! Aston Villa 1, West Ham United 3. Jesse Lingard (West Ham United) proper footed shot from the best facet of the field to the highest left nook. Assisted by Michail Antonio following a quick break.