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Arsenal 3-1 West Ham Utd

Filed: Saturday, 25th August 2018
By: Staff Writer

It was a much-improved performance from West Ham but the same disappointing outcome as Manuel Pellegrini's side slumped to a third successive Premier League defeat at The Emirates.

Despite opening the scoring through Marko Arnautovic, the Hammers end the day bottom of the Premier League with zero points from their opening three matches and a goal difference of -7 after Arsenal managed to turn around an early deficit.

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The Austrian international gave West Ham the lead after 25 minutes after converting the excellent Felipe Anderson's cross. However the Gunners were back on level terms just five minutes later when Nacho Monreal finished Hector Bellerin's deflcted cross.

West Ham spurned a series of great opportunities to restore the leas either side of the half time interval before Arsenal went ahead for the first time, when the Gunners took advanatage of some poor defending by debutant Issa Diop, in for the injured Angelo Ogbonna.

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And Danny Welbeck added a third in the closing moments to give the hosts a 3-1 that flattered them and failed to offer a true reflecttion on the game itself, which could have been won by either side.

As it was West Ham - and Pellegrini - sunk to a third defeat in a row that leaves United bottom of the Premier League as one of only two teams yet to earn a single point (the other being newly-promoted Fulham).

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West Ham Utd: Fabianski, Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku, Sanchez, Wilshere Snodgrass (Yarmolenko 75), Anderson, Antonio (Lucas Perez 62); Arnautovic (c) (Chicharito 58).

Subs not used: Adrian, Zabaleta, Rice, Obiang.

Goals: Arnautovic (25).

Arsenal: Cech, Bellerin, Mustafi, Sokratis, Monreal, Guendouzi (Torreira 55), Xhaka, Iwobi (Lacazette 46), Ramsey, Mkhitaryan, Aubameyang (Welbeck 75).

Subs not used: Leno, Holding, Lichtsteiner, Elneny.

Goals: Monreal (30), Diop (og 70), Welbeck (90+2).

Referee: Graham Scott.

Attendance: 59,830.

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