Aston Villa 1-4 West Ham United (Extended Highlights)
Touchaheart Nigeria reports that on another memorable away day for West Ham United on Sunday, Ben Johnson, Declan Rice, Pablo Fornals, and Jarrod Bowen all scored.
The trio scored the goals that propelled their club to a 4-1 win over Aston Villa, extending their Premier League unbeaten run to eight games and bringing them level on points with third-placed Manchester City.
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With a 4-1 triumph over 10-man Aston Villa on Sunday, West Ham proved their Premier League top-four credentials.
Ben Johnson opened the scoring for the visitors, only for Ollie Watkins to equalize, but Declan Rice gave the Hammers the advantage before half-time.
Early in the second half, Villa’s task was made much more difficult when defender Ezri Konsa was sent off for denying a goal-scoring opportunity.
Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen scored late goals to give David Moyes’ side the three points and consign Villa to their fourth straight Premier League defeat.
The victory lifts David Moyes’ Hammers to 20 points after 10 games — level on points with third-placed Manchester City.
West Ham drew first blood in the seventh minute when Rice sprayed a pass out to the right flank for Johnson, who cut inside onto his left foot and curled a low shot into the far corner of the net.
Watkins levelled things up in the 34th minute, steering home Emiliano Buendia’s low cross from close range.
But Villa’s delight was shortlived as Rice restored the visitors’ lead with a long-range shot that bobbled its way into the back of the net via a touch off the post just four minutes later.
Villa were reduced to 10 men in the 50th minute when a VAR review ruled that Konsa had denied Bowen a clear goalscoring opportunity by tripping him on the edge of the penalty area. The Villa defender initially only received a yellow card for the foul.
Despite being down a man, the home side came agonisingly close to equalising when Lukasz Fabianski got his fingertips on a thunderous Watkins header and sent it over the crossbar.
After goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez could only block Bowen’s shot onto his path, West Ham expanded their lead when Fornals converted from a tight angle, and Bowen himself added a fourth.
Leeds had beaten Norwich 2-1 earlier in the day to earn their second league win of the season and move out of the relegation zone.
At Carrow Road, the teams were knotted at 0-0 at half-time, but the game erupted into life after the break in a spectacular four-minute span.
Leeds forward Raphinha broke the deadlock in the 56th minute only for Andrew Omobamidele to head an equaliser from a corner two minutes later.
But home cheers turned to despair in the 60th minute when Rodrigo’s low left-footed effort found its way underneath Tim Krul.
The win lifts Leeds to 17th in the table, three points clear of the bottom three but Norwich remain winless and are now eight points from safety.