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Premier League
Saturday, 5th May 2018

Leicester City 0
West Ham United 2

by Staff Writer


West Ham's Premier League status has been all but guaranteed thanks to a comfortable win at the King Power Stadium this afternoon.

Goals from Joao Mario and club captain Mark Noble secured United's third away win of the season - an absolutely priceless victory, given the stakes.

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West Ham - who dominated the entire opening 45 minutes - capitalised on their superiority when the on-loan Portuguese midfielder fired home from close range to put David Moyes' side ahead 11 minutes shy of the interval.

And Noble secured a huge three points midway through the second half when he produced the volley of a lifetime from 20 yards out to double West Ham's advantage.

The win takes West Ham six points clear of the relegation zone and should Southampton lose this evening, United's safety will be confirmed.

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West Ham Utd: Adrian, Zabaleta, Rice, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Masuaku, Noble, Kouyate, Mario, Lanzini (Carroll 75), Arnautovic (Fernandes 79).

Subs not used: Trott, Evra, Cullen, Obiang, Hugill.

Goals: Joao Mario (33), Noble (64).

Booked: Arnautovic (41), Cresswell (49).

Leicester City: Hamer, Benalouane, Morgan, Maguire, Fuchs, Choudhury (Iheanacho 61), Iborra (Dragovic 46), Silva, Diabate (Gray 61), Mahrez, Vardy.

Subs not used: Jakupovic, Thomas, Hughes, Barnes.

Booked: Dragovic (64).



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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: Chris Kavanagh.

Attendance: 32,013.

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.

Leicester City

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Substitutes: .

Subs not used: .

Goals: .

Booked: .

Sent Off: .

 
Staff Writer's Man of the Match: Aaron Cresswell


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