West Ham get Liverpool help at Leicester City


Leicester City joined Southampton as being unable to catch the Hammers in the Premier League table when beaten 0-3 by Liverpool on Monday evening.

Curtis Jones scored two quickfire goals in the first half but it was Trent ASlexander’s scorcher from just outside the area which was the moment of the match.

He smashed home his shot into the top corner from a Salah back-heeled free kick. Extraordinary goal from and extraordinary player. It means that Leicester are on 30 points , seven behind West Ham.

Should the Hammers take a point from their penultimate game against Leeds then they are mathematically safe on Sunday.

Leicester however are now of course favourites to be the second club relegated. Leeds or Nottingham Forest look the most likely to join them. Leeds will be led into the London Stadium by Sam Allardyce, the former club boss.

But before that the Hammers have a huge match in Holland to consider against AZ Alkmaar.

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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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