Premier League: West Ham wraps up a superb victory over Liverpool to move up to third in the Premier League table and end Liverpool’s long unbeaten streak.
It was 1-1 at the break after an own goal from Alisson and a free-kick from Alexander-Arnold and both teams pressed forward in search of another early in the second period. It came in the 67th minute through Fornals after a quick counter by the Hammers, before Zouma extended their lead seven minutes later.
Origi made it interesting late on, coming off the bench to make it 3-2, but Liverpool couldn’t find another and that’s how it finished.
It was Liverpool to keep the ball most of the time with them, but West Ham secured the win by scoring 3 goals for their own. Liverpool kept 70% possession and fired 16 shots towards the keeper but unfortunately, only 5 of them were on target.
Liverpool started the match in a bit of a rough manner, just 4 minutes into the game they conceded an own goal. Fornals whipped a corner into the penalty area, looking for Ogbonna at the near post, but he missed it and Alisson rushed out and tries to punch the ball clear.
However, the keeper ended up getting the slightest of touches on it and the ball flew into the far corner of the net. An own goal by the Liverpool keeper.
It was Alexander Arnold who showed some hope to the Liverpool fans by scoring a fantastic free-kick just before halftime. They received the freekick at the edge of the penalty box near the arc. It was completely a training ground freekick, with Alexander Arnold passing the ball to Salah in front of him and Salah stopping the ball, and Alexander curling it above the wall into the top right corner of the goal.
Westham’s counterattack were on point, at the 50th minute they had a perfect chance but the shot was off the bar. It was just 5 minutes into the other half.
At 67th minute Westham lead again with Hornals scoring. Liverpool lost the ball in the West Ham half and the hosts raced forward on the counter-attack, with Bowen charging forward. He then laid it off to Fornals, who sprints to the edge of the box and fired a low strike towards the bottom-right corner of the net. Alisson gets a touch on it, but can’t stop it from flying in.
Just 6 minutes past the goal scored West Ham received a corner It was another superb corner delivery by West Ham and this time Zouma is on the end of it to fire it into the back of the net. Bowen whipped a deep ball into the box and Zouma sneaked in at the far post completely unmarked and he powered a header past Alisson from a tight angle.
Liverpool hustled and scored a goal but were not able to equalize in any manner. Henderson fired a ball into the path of Alexander-Arnold, but he couldn’t control it and it bounced to Origi, who took a touch and then fired his effort into the bottom-right corner of the net.