West Ham held on to beat Aston Villa 2-1 on Monday night and move into the Premier League’s top five.
But they had to survive a missed penalty from Ollie Watkins who hit the bar and a late offside goal ruled out by VSAR to make it three wins on the trot.
The Hammers took the lead after just two minutes, with Angelo Ogbonna powering home a header from Jarrod Bowen’s genuinely brilliant corner delivery.
Jack Grealish levelled proceedings with a superb drive from range that took a deflection off Oggy before beating Lukasz Fabianski.
The start of the second half saw another rapid opening, as Jarrod Bowen put the ball in the back of the net in the 46th minute, flicking a header into the far corner after a gorgeous cross from Said Benrahma.
From then on, though, the Irons were forced to hang on, as Dean Smith’s men did their best to get back into the game.
They had a gilt-edged chance, too, as Declan Rice conceded a penalty with 15 minutes remaining, but Watkins crashed his shot against the bar.
Villa then thought they’d equalised in injury time as Watkins beat Ogbonna to volley home.
But the goal was ruled out by VAR, as he was adjudged to have strayed offside, though Stockley Park took three minutes to make the decision.
The game was played until the 97th minute as a result but the Irons held on to win, climbing into the top five as a result.
With 10 games played, David Moyes’ men have 17 points; we’re only four points off leaders Spurs!