West Ham 2-1 Aston Villa: Bowen edges win for Hammers

West Ham 2-1 Aston Villa: Bowen edges win for Hammers

Jarrod Bowen scores
Jarrod Bowen has been concerned in 10 targets for West Ham since his January transfer from Hull Metropolis (5 targets and 5 assists)

West Ham moved fifth within the Premier League with victory over Aston Villa in a pulsating match at London Stadium.

Villa’s Ollie Watkins was denied a stoppage-time equaliser after an agonising VAR wait deemed his higher arm was offside.

The previous Brentford man additionally hit the bar with a penalty because the spirited guests pressed for the leveller their play greater than deserved.

David Moyes has quietly established the Hammers as an efficient outfit this season they usually received off to the right begin when Angelo Ogbonna buried a header previous Emiliano Martinez inside the primary two minutes.

Villa had received all three of their earlier away video games and seized management of the primary half after that, Jack Grealish whipping an equaliser previous Lukasz Fabianski from distance.

However Moyes rang the adjustments at half-time and it paid rapid dividends as substitute Mentioned Benrahma arrange Jarrod Bowen for a delightfully deft header instantly after the restart to retake the lead.

Villa had loads of probabilities to attract degree however have been left to rue Watkins’ profligacy and VAR’s ruling.

West Ham, in the meantime, gratefully took the win to maneuver to inside 4 factors of Tottenham and the Premier League summit.

West Ham’s tremendous type

When West Ham have been handsomely crushed by Newcastle on the opening day, the script was seemingly set for one more season scrapping on the backside of the Premier League.

However since that defeat, the Hammers have thumped Leicester Metropolis and Wolves, drawn with Man Metropolis and Tottenham and accrued their highest factors complete after 10 video games in 9 years.

Moyes’s groups are all the time constructed on agency foundations and the again three of Ogbonna, Fabian Balbuena and Aaron Cresswell, shielded by Declan Rice and Tomas Soucek, have been rock stable.

Certainly, solely Tottenham and Chelsea have conceded fewer within the league than West Ham.

They usually carry a risk from set-pieces too, no extra evident than when Ogbonna towered above Matt Targett to open the scoring from Bowen’s nook.

Angelo Ogbonna scores
Angelo Ogbonna’s opener (one minute and 50 seconds) was West Ham’s quickest Premier League purpose in 4 years

They surrendered the initiative within the first half however Moyes confirmed his nous to alter it, bringing on Sebastien Haller and Benrahma at half-time, and he was immediately rewarded with the successful purpose.

They rode their luck, not least with Villa’s missed penalty and disallowed purpose, however they took their probabilities and held on.

West Ham might have been written off earlier this season however Moyes has earlier with taking unfancied sides into the higher echelons of the league.

With the Hammers sitting within the European locations after 10 video games, Moyes’s inventory is rising as soon as once more.

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West Ham United

  1. Squad quantity1Participant titleFabianski

  2. Squad quantity4Participant titleBalbuena

  3. Squad quantity21Participant titleOgbonna

  4. Squad quantity3Participant titleCresswell

  5. Squad quantity5Participant titleCoufal

  6. Squad quantity41Participant titleRice

  7. Squad quantity28Participant titleSoucek

  8. Squad quantity26Participant titleMasuaku

  9. Squad quantity20Participant titleBowen

  10. Squad quantity18Participant titleFornals

  11. Squad quantity30Participant titleAntonio

  1. Squad quantity9Participant titleBenrahma

  2. Squad quantity16Participant titleNoble

  3. Squad quantity22Participant titleHaller

Aston Villa

  1. Squad quantity26Participant titleMartínez

  2. Squad quantity2Participant titleMoney

  3. Squad quantity4Participant titleKonsa

  4. Squad quantity5Participant titleMings

  5. Squad quantity18Participant titleTargett

  6. Squad quantity7Participant titleMcGinn

  7. Squad quantity6Participant titleDouglas Luiz

  8. Squad quantity14Participant titleHourihane

  9. Squad quantity17Participant titleTrézéguet

  10. Squad quantity11Participant titleWatkins

  11. Squad quantity10Participant titleGrealish

  1. Squad quantity15Participant titleTraoré

  2. Squad quantity21Participant titleEl Ghazi

  3. Squad quantity27Participant titleAhmed El Mohamady

Line-ups

West Ham

  • 1Fabianski
  • 4Balbuena
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 3Cresswell
  • 5Coufal
  • 41Rice
  • 28Soucek
  • 26MasuakuSubstituted forBenrahmaat 45′minutes
  • 20BowenSubstituted forNobleat 79′minutes
  • 18FornalsBooked at 53mins
  • 30AntonioSubstituted forHallerat 45′minutes

Substitutes

  • 9Benrahma
  • 10Lanzini
  • 16Noble
  • 22Haller
  • 23Diop
  • 31Johnson
  • 35Randolph

Aston Villa

  • 26Martínez
  • 2MoneyBooked at 67minsSubstituted forEl Mohamadyat 88′minutes
  • 4Konsa
  • 5Mings
  • 18Targett
  • 7McGinn
  • 6Douglas Luiz
  • 14HourihaneSubstituted forTraoréat 74′minutes
  • 17TrézéguetSubstituted forEl Ghaziat 74′minutes
  • 11Watkins
  • 10Grealish

Substitutes

  • 3Taylor
  • 12Steer
  • 15Traoré
  • 19Nakamba
  • 21El Ghazi
  • 27El Mohamady
  • 41Ramsey

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