West Ham United have started their campaign with two wins in two games.
Next on their hit-list were Community Shield winners Leicester City as they beat Brendan Rodger’s side 4-1.
Leicester played with a 10 men after Ayoze Perez was sent off for a clumsy challenge and dangerous play. Brendan Roger’s men weren’t able to cope up with the pressure built by West Ham players. It was a treat for the West Ham fans who came to the London Stadium after 18 months.
Michail Antonio Steals the Show
West Ham Make it Two in Two Wins
David Moyes’ side dominated the ball from the start creating multiple attempts at goal. In those 19 shots, seven were on the target.
West Ham named an unchanged side from last weekend and star player Michail Antonio showes his exemplary prowess once again. He provided one assist and scored twice in the game.
In the first 26 minutes, Pablo Fornals scored the first goal for West Ham. Just a few minutes before halftime, Leicester City went down to 10 men.
In the second half, it was Michail Antonio’s Show. He assisted Said Benrahma for the second goal which was an error by Calgar Soyuncu. The remaining two goals weres scored by Michail Antonio. In the whole game, West Ham had 468 passes with an accuracy of 84%. West Ham also won more duels than Leicester City in the game.
Poor Performance by Leicester City
Leicester City was not up to the form against West Ham. They have not won against West Ham since January 2020. They were weak in the attack. Leicester City had just five shots in the whole game. In those five shots, only one was on target. Wilfred Ndidi and Harvey Barnes were not able to find Jamie Vardy at all.
Youri Tielemans scored a consolation goal in the 69th minute but it didn’t matter to West Ham as they kept scoring till the 84th minute. Leicester City had almost the same number of passes. They had 490 passes with an accuracy of 85%. However, West Ham had more passes in the opposition half whereas Leicester had more passes in their half.
West Ham is currently at the top of the table while Leicester City end up in the second half of the table. However, it is just the start of the season. Anything can happen moving forward.
West Ham will prepare for their second home match of this season against Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace will be looking to win their first mat of the season whereas West ham would be looking to continue their winning streak of the season. Leicester City will be facing a struggling Norwich City. Norwich City is also looking for the first win whereas Leicester City would be looking to bounce back from this defeat. It will be an away game for Leicester City.
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