West Ham United 2-0 Liverpool

West Ham United recorded a comfortable home victory over Liverpool. Michail Antonio opened the scoring for West Ham in the 10th minute with a header from 6 yards out. The goal was controversial, as Antonio appeared to have fouled Alberto Moreno at the other end of the pitch 20 seconds before, with Moreno staying down. Regardless of whether it was a foul or not, Liverpool should have defended better and it was a poor goal to concede. West Ham pushed on and looked likely to score just about every time they attacked, with a shot from Manuel Lanzini swerving viciously and leaving Simon Mingolet a spectator as the far post kept the score at 1-0. Lanzini went off injured and West Ham seemed to become more defensive, but Liverpool struggled to create anything; the closest they came was a shot from Emre Can on the edge of the area, which hit the crossbar and went over.

Liverpool started the second half continuing to control the game, but not creating any real chances. West Ham extended their lead in the 55th minute as a cross from Mark Noble found Andy Carroll at the far post, who powered a header into the net, sending it back across from where it had come from. This didn’t alter the pattern of the game too much and West Ham had a couple of good chances to extend their lead further, whilst Liverpool’s best chance saw substitute Joe Allen head wide from around 10 yards out.

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