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Premier League
Sunday, 22nd April 2018

Arsenal 4
West Ham United 1

by Staff Writer


A late second half collapse saw West ham fall to a predictable defeat at The Emirates this lunchtime.

The hosts scored three times in closing ten minutes of the game to register a comfortable win, despite David Moyes side matching the Gunners for the first 80 minutes of the game.

And it was the SEVENTH occasion on which the Hammers have conceded three goals or more on Moyes' watch - a reign that has lasted 27 games so far.

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United's capitulation began six minutes after the restart following a goalless opening 45 minutes.

An unmarked Nacho Monreal volleyed home directly from a corner to give Arsenal a 51st minute lead, before Marko Arnautovic became the first Hammers to score ten goals in a season since Diafra Sakho three years ago with a great strike across the face of Arsenal 'keeper David Ospina.

But three goals in the space of just seven minutes were more than enough to secure all three points for the hosts. A 82nd minute Declan Rice error allowed Aaron Ramsey's centre to find its way into the net, before the game was all but wrapped up when Alexandre Lacazette beat Joe Hart low to his left hand side.

But there was still time for a fourth as former West Ham target Lacazette slotted home his second of the day in the final minute of normal time to give the final score a somewhat flattering appearance.

The defeat resulted in West Ham dropping a palce to 15th in the Premier Leaguem, behind Crystal Palace on goal difference. David Moyes' side remain six points clear of the relegation zone, with four games left to play.



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Player Ratings

Joe Hart
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Pablo Zabaleta
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Aaron Cresswell
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Angelo Ogbonna
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Declan Rice
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Mark Noble
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Cheikhou Kouyate
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Joao Mario
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Edimilson Fernandes
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Marko Arnautovic
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Arthur Masuaku
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Substitutes


Javier Hernandez
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Manuel Lanzini
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Andy Carroll
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Adrian San Miguel Del Castillo
Did not play.


Patrice Evra
Did not play.


Josh Cullen
Did not play.


Jordan Hugill
Did not play.



Match Facts

Referee: .

Attendance: 0.

Man of the Match: Aaron Cresswell.

West Ham United

Joe Hart, Pablo Zabaleta, Aaron Cresswell, Angelo Ogbonna, Declan Rice, Mark Noble, Cheikhou Kouyate, Joao Mario, Edimilson Fernandes, Marko Arnautovic, Arthur Masuaku.

Goals: Andy Carroll 90                  .

Booked: Mark Noble           .

Sent off: None.

Arsenal

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Substitutes: .

Subs not used: Grant, Cameron, Sorenson, Fletcher.

Goals: Crouch (78).

Booked: .

Sent Off: .

 
Staff Writer's Man of the Match: Aaron Cresswell