Shocks galore at the top


There were some incredible shocks at the top of the Premier League today with Manchester City being beaten at 2-1 at Wolves and Brighton having six hammered past them by Aston Villa in the midlands.

Elsewhere,  Manchester United’s problems continued with Roy Hodgson’s Palace beating them 1-0 at Old Trafford.

It all left the Hammers sitting in seventh place on 13 points but the 2-0 win over Sheffield United saw our goal difference deteriorate in relation to Villa and Arsenal who scored a 4-0 win at Bournemouth.

That saw the Gooners go into second place ahead of the game at Tottenham where Liverpool are this evening’s visitors.

Brighton meanwhile slipped from third to fifth place as a result of their hammering at Villa Park whilst Newcastle’s 2-0 win over Burnley left the Geordies one point behind the Hammers.

That’s a position we can take advantage of next week when Eddie Howe’s men arrive at the London Stadium

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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