Leicester City
Leicester City
0
-
3
West Ham United
West Ham United

14' Michail Antonio

34' Pablo Fornals

83' Jarrod Bowen

0
15
30
45
60
75
90
LEI
V
WES
Yellow (24')
Nampalys Mendy
Yellow (53')
Jonny Evans
Substitution (55')
Sub-on: Daniel Amartey
Sub-off: Cengiz Ünder
Substitution (64')
Sub-on: Ayoze Pérez
Sub-off: Kelechi Iheanacho
Substitution (89')
Sub-on: Nampalys Mendy
Sub-off: Hamza Choudhury
Goal (93')
Scorer: Harvey Barnes
Goal (14')
Scorer: Michail Antonio
Assist: Aaron Cresswell
Goal (34')
Scorer: Pablo Fornals
Assist: Aaron Cresswell
Yellow (67')
Pablo Fornals
Yellow (80')
Vladimir Coufal
Goal (83')
Scorer: Jarrod Bowen
Assist: Pablo Fornals
Substitution (88')
Sub-on: Michail Antonio
Sub-off: Sébastien Haller
Substitution (88')
Sub-on: Jarrod Bowen
Sub-off: Mark Noble
Possession
69.5 %
30.5 %
Shots (On Target)
0
6
Shots (Off Target)
4
8
Corners
6
4
Crosses
21
12
Clearances
8
30
Yellow Cards
2
2
Red Cards
0
0
West Ham United
Leicester City
Possession
30.5%
69.5%
Shots (On Target)
6
0
Shots (Off Target)
8
4
Corners
4
6
Crosses
12
21
Clearances
30
8
Yellow Cards
2
2
Red Cards
0
0
West Ham United
Leicester City
Leicester City
3-4-3
1
27
6
18
4
2
24
8
15
17
9
11
19
14
28
12
20
3
Man. Brendan Rodgers
1 Kasper Schmeichel
27 Timothy Castagne
6 Jonny Evans
18 Daniel Amartey
4 Çaglar Söyüncü
2 James Justin
24 Nampalys Mendy
8 Youri Tielemans
15 Harvey Barnes
17 Ayoze Pérez
9 Jamie Vardy
Substitutions
11 Marc Albrighton
19 Cengiz Ünder
14 Kelechi Iheanacho
28 Christian Fuchs
12 Danny Ward
20 Hamza Choudhury
3 Wesley Fofana
Possession %
70
31
Duels Won
43
52
Aerial Duels Won
17
24
Interceptions
18
21
Offsides
4
2
Corners
6
4
West Ham United
5-4-1
1
41
4
3
21
5
20
26
18
28
30
10
22
35
31
8
16
7
David Moyes Man.
Lukasz Fabianski 1
Declan Rice 41
Fabián Balbuena 4
Aaron Cresswell 3
Angelo Ogbonna 21
Vladimir Coufal 5
Jarrod Bowen 20
Arthur Masuaku 26
Pablo Fornals 18
Tomas Soucek 28
Michail Antonio 30
Substitutions
Manuel Lanzini 10
Sébastien Haller 22
Darren Randolph 35
Ben Johnson 31
Felipe Anderson Pereira Gomes 8
Mark Noble 16
Andriy Yarmolenko 7
Player Comparison
Michail Antonio celebrates

 

West Ham United made it back-to-back Premier League wins with a hugely impressive 3-0 victory at Leicester City.

The Hammers were outstanding at King Power Stadium – organised and resilient in defence and incisive and clinical in attack – and secured all three points through first-half goals from Michail Antonio and Pablo Fornals and a late third from Jarrod Bowen.

It was a superb all-round display from the Irons, who stifled, outthought and punished a Leicester team who had started the weekend top of the Premier League table.

A week after seeing his first assist since March 2019 chalked off when Tomas Soucek’s header against Wolverhampton Wanderers was ruled a Raul Jimenez own-goal, Aaron Cresswell set up both goals.

The first, on 14 minutes, owed as much to Michail Antonio’s quick thinking as it did to Cresswell’s inch-perfect cross. The centre forward won a free-kick wide on the right before jumping to his feet and launching a cross-field pass for the left centre-back to advance onto.

Antonio then raced into the penalty area and headed Cresswell’s delivery past Kasper Schmeichel for his tenth goal in eleven Premier League matches and score for the fifth top-flight away game in a row – matching Mike Small’s achievement in November 1991.

Leicester’s attempts to get back on level terms were thwarted by the visitors, with debutant Vladimír Coufal making vital tackles to halt Jamie Vardy and Harvey Barnes and both Fabian Balbuena and Angelo Ogbonna making important interceptions.

 

Pablo Fornals scores

 

West Ham continued to threaten themselves, too, with Jarrod Bowen seeing two shots blocked, the second a goalbound effort that hit Çağlar Söyüncü and looped narrowly over the crossbar.

The second goal David Moyes – managing remotely again as he continues to isolate following a positive COVID-19 test – and his coaching staff craved arrived eleven minutes before half-time in slightly unusual circumstances.

Cresswell’s clearing punt was more in hope than expectation, but Fornals anticipated the chance, beat the offside trap, controlled the dropping ball superbly and finished confidently past Schmeichel with his left foot.

Into the second half and, aside from an early scare when Harvey Barnes volleyed Lukasz Fabianski’s hurried clearance well wide, West Ham again carried the greater threat.

Antonio headed the outstanding Coufal’s cross into Schmeichel’s gloves, set up Fornals, whose first-time shot was blocked by Jonny Evans, and finally shot low but straight at the Leicester captain and goalkeeper.

The chances kept coming, too, with Masuaku seeing an effort held by Schmeichel before the imperious Declan Rice carried the ball from his own half before blasting a shot against the underside of the crossbar.

And Rice played an important role in the clinching third seven minutes from full-time, calmly clearing to Fornals, who span and released Bowen, who timed his run superbly before calmly finishing past Schmeichel to secure a richly deserved three points and rise into the top seven.

Leicester City: Schmeichel (GK) ©, Castagne, Amartey (Ünder 55), Söyüncü, Evans, Justin, Mendy (Choudhury 89), Tielemans, Perez (Iheanacho 64), Barnes, Vardy
Subs not used: Ward (GK), Fofana, Fuchs, Albrighton

Yellow cards: Mendy, Evans

West Ham United: Fabianski, Ogbonna, Balbuena, Cresswell, Coufal, Rice ©, Soucek, Masuaku, Bowen (Noble 87), Fornals, Antonio (Haller 87)
Subs not used: Randolph (GK), Johnson, Lanzini, Yarmolenko, Felipe Anderson

Goals: Antonio 14, Fornals 34, Bowen 83

Yellow cards: Fornals, Coufal

Referee: Andy Madley

 

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