West Ham United
West Ham United

Manuel Lanzini 20'

André Ayew 63'

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Leicester City
Leicester City

5' Riyad Mahrez

7' Robert Huth

38' Jamie Vardy

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15
30
45
60
75
90
WHU
V
LEI
Substitution (18')
Sub-on: Winston Reid
Sub-off: Robert Snodgrass
Goal (20')
Scorer: Manuel Lanzini
Goal (63')
Scorer: André Ayew
Substitution (67')
Sub-on: Pedro Obiang
Sub-off: Edimilson Fernandes
Substitution (73')
Sub-on: Aaron Cresswell
Sub-off: Arthur Masuaku
Goal (5')
Scorer: Riyad Mahrez
Assist: Jamie Vardy
Goal (7')
Scorer: Robert Huth
Assist: Marc Albrighton
Goal (38')
Scorer: Jamie Vardy
Assist: Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi
Yellow (56')
Daniel Drinkwater
Substitution (76')
Sub-on: Shinji Okazaki
Sub-off: Ahmed Musa
Substitution (76')
Sub-on: Jamie Vardy
Sub-off: Islam Slimani
Substitution (87')
Sub-on: Riyad Mahrez
Sub-off: Ben Chilwell
Possession
58.6 %
41.4 %
Shots (On Target)
7
5
Shots (Off Target)
13
6
Corners
6
5
Crosses
34
11
Clearances
22
28
Yellow Cards
0
1
Red Cards
0
0
West Ham United
Leicester City
Possession
58.6 %
41.4 %
Shots (On Target)
7
5
Shots (Off Target)
13
6
Corners
6
5
Crosses
34
11
Clearances
22
28
Yellow Cards
0
1
Red Cards
0
0
West Ham United
Leicester City
West Ham United
4231
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2
3
22
23
20
8
30
14
10
9
7
13
26
19
11
31
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Man. Slaven Bilic
1 Darren Randolph
2 Winston Reid
3 Aaron Cresswell
22 Sam Byram
23 José Miguel da Rocha Fonte
20 André Ayew
8 Cheikhou Kouyaté
30 Michail Antonio
14 Pedro Obiang
10 Manuel Lanzini
9 Andy Carroll
Substitutions
7 Sofiane Feghouli
13 Adrián San Miguel del Castillo
26 Arthur Masuaku
19 James Collins
11 Robert Snodgrass
31 Edimilson Fernandes
4 Håvard Nordtveit
Possession
59
41
Duels Won
81
54
Aerial Duels Won
35
16
Interceptions
15
5
Offsides
2
0
Corners
6
5
Leicester City
442
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29
28
17
6
11
26
25
4
20
9
10
13
7
19
21
22
3
Man. Craig Shakespeare
Kasper Schmeichel 1
Yohan Benalouane 29
Christian Fuchs 28
Danny Simpson 17
Robert Huth 6
Marc Albrighton 11
Riyad Mahrez 26
Onyinye Wilfred Ndidi 25
Daniel Drinkwater 4
Shinji Okazaki 20
Jamie Vardy 9
Substitutions
Andy King 10
Daniel Amartey 13
Ahmed Musa 7
Islam Slimani 19
Ron-Robert Zieler 21
Demarai Gray 22
Ben Chilwell 3
Player Comparison
Andre Ayew

 

Early goals and defensive lapses cost West Ham United dear again as Slaven Bilic’s side were edged out 3-2 by Leicester City.

The Hammers dominated for long stretches at London Stadium and, on the balance of play, should have won comfortably. Instead, conceding twice within the opening seven minutes ultimately gave them too much to do to rescue a point.

As West Ham’s winless run stretched to five, resurgent champions Leicester celebrated their maiden away win of the season in east London, having opened the scoring on their travels for the first time in 14 attempts.

Riyad Mahrez was the scorer, in slightly fortuitous circumstances, as his right-wing cross eluded the heads of Jamie Vardy and Shinji Okazaki before bouncing into the far corner.

Within two minutes it was 2-0 Leicester as West Ham’s marking completely evaporated from a short free-kick, enabling Mahrez to pick out the unmarked Robert Huth, who headed past Darren Randolph.

West Ham were shellshocked and their afternoon took another turn for the worse when captain Winston Reid was forced off with a right leg injury, with Robert Snodgrass coming on in his place.

Minutes later, the Hammers had a lifeline when Michail Antonio was brought down 25 yards from goal and Manuel Lanzini stepped up to curl an inch-perfect free-kick over the wall and under Kasper Schmeichel’s crossbar.

Just when you thought Leicester were rocking, another defensive error handed them a third goal. Andy Carroll missed his header from a corner, the ball hit Wilfred Ndidi and then Vardy, who then lashed high into the net from close range.

After missing a succession of half-chances, the Hammers went in 3-1 down at half-time, with a mountain to climb after the break.

The comeback looked to be on when Snodgrass’s corner was headed into the six-yard box for Ayew, whose own header was too strong for Schmeichel. Game on.

West Ham laid siege to the Foxes goal in the closing 20 minutes, but somehow failed to score an equaliser, while Pedro Obiang became the second home player to be forced off with a leg injury.

First, Carroll’s goalbound header was clawed away by Schmeichel from Ayew’s cross, before the Ghana star somehow shot too high after being played in by Antonio.

The chances kept on coming as Cheikhou Kouyate saw his low shot kept out by a goalline clearance from Danny Drinkwater. Then, in added time, Schmeichel made a stupendous stop from Carroll after the ball dropped to him from Snodgrass’s deflected free-kick.

There was time for Randolph to make his own fine stop to deny substitute Islam Slimani, but it was the earlier errors which leave everyone in Claret and Blue wondering how they managed to go home with nothing.

 

West Ham United: Randolph, Byram, Fonte, Reid © (Snodgrass 18), Cresswell (Masuaku 73), Obiang (Fernandes 67), Kouyate, Ayew, Lanzini, Antonio, Carroll

Subs not used: Adrian, Nordtveit, Collins, Feghouli

Goals: Lanzini 20, Ayew 63

 

Leicester City: Schmeichel (c), Simpson, Huth, Benalouane, Fuchs, Mahrez (Chilwell 86), Ndidi, Drinkwater, Albrighton, Okazaki (Musa 76), Vardy (Slimani 76)

Subs not used: Zieler, King, Amartey, Gray

Goals: Mahrez 5, Huth 7, Vardy 38

Booked: Drinkwater

 

Attendance; 56,979

Referee: Roger East