Liverpool’s long 25 games unbeaten run stretching back to April came to an end on Sunday evening as host, West Ham United handed the Cops an unwanted defeat from a superb show
The home side gave a good account of themselves and stamped their season’s statement with an early goal against the travelling team.
Pablo Fornals swung in a corner which sailed in through Angelo Ogbonna’s challenge on Allison. A poor clearance from the Liverpool goalkeeper who rushed out and flapped at the ball, punched nothing but majorly the thin air, his little touch on the ball would send it into the back of his net for an own goal on the 4th minute; the goal wouldn’t stand until the VAR did a pip to ascertain whether there was an infringement.
Liverpool went back into the game with an Alexander-Arnold magnificently curled home a stunning finish into the top corner of the net – Declan Rice won’t be forgiven for the costly foul which resulted in the equalizer.
Resuming the second half was on a positive note for the Hammers as they quickly navigated their ways to get into the lead. Sadio Mane lose the ball and West Ham launched a counter from that as Jarrod Bowen brilliantly burst through Fabinho and three other off-white shirts, released a well-timed pass into the way of Pablo Fornals who wasted no time to finish the job, perfectly on the 66th minute of the game.
Allison will be disappointed, it goes under his body and it’s poor goalkeeping. It’s a really poor goal to concede, but a really good goal for West Ham. The Brazilian misjudged a cross launched into the box and positioned Chelsea’s export, Kurt Zouma made an easy finish with a header at the back post to send the London stadium fans into terrific jubilation with fifteen minutes left to play for in the game.
Divock Origi was sent in on a rescue mission and he got his goal for the first time as a substitute since the Champions League final in Madrid; the Belgian on the 83rd minutes found space amid four West Ham defence spun and shot into the corner from 15 yards out to put the team back in contention for a draw.
Sadio Mane and Divok Origi came close to scoring at the dying minutes of the game, but their efforts went wide, despite West Ham’s defence being poor in line of duty, but they held on to pick the deserved victory.
West Ham United climbed to third on the league table, leapfrogging Liverpool with their first win against the cops since the 2015/2016 season
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