West Ham’s epic victory: How it unfolded


Oh joy of joys, our first win of the season against the multi millionaires of Chelsea.

We started with a bang as our new signing James Ward-Prowse sent a delicious corner over to Nayef Aguerd and he powered a header home.

  • 1-0 to the Irons!

Yes , you guessed it we then retreated into our shell and it did not come as a total surprise when Chelsea’s  Carney Chukwuemeka collected the ball inside the area from Zouma’s poor clearance and powered a curling strike past Areola.

West Ham 1 Chelsea 1

It threatened to get worse when Raheem Sterling was brought down by Soucek and a penalty was awarded.

Enzo Fernàndez took the penalty with one of those hop, skips and jumps and Areola read it all the way and comfortably kept the ball out of the Irons net.

It was now getting a bit feisty, yellow cards everywhere.

Uphill task

Half time came and went, and whatever our Supremo said at half time obviously worked, a totally different approach to the second half.

On the hour, A blinding goal out of nowhere!

The ball is pinged around the midfield area by Paquetá and Benrahma. The ball falls to Ward-Prowse who plays a delicate, first-time ball over the top and Michail Antonio is away!

Our No 9 has had a hard job today so far, feeding off scraps, but the first time he gets in, he makes no mistake. It’s a fabulous finish by the striker; into the bottom corner, West ham 2- Chelsea 1

West Ham 3 Chelsea 1

On the 70th minute mark, Aguerd who incidentally had a good game got his second yellow of the game, so we were left with 10 men.

Were we worried, certainly not…we saw the debut of Alvarez and in injury time the beleaguered Paqueta , after a foul on Emerson – stepped up and slotted a gorgeous penalty to make it 3-1

A great game !

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  • Limey says:

    One of those WTF kind of games?

    • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

      A good way to describe it Limey, after the first goal when we in Moyes style relinquished control and handed the away team momentum, we were always on the back foot but created a few moments. I can’t understand why Moyes does that game after game, we could be making the game easier for ourselves by controlling possession, we can still play in the same style without the ball but a different style with it with different movements from the team if we are a goal or more ahead, we can control the opponent, put less stress on our players because it is less stressful when you have the ball than it is when your opponents have it, across the course of a season that has an effect as we found out last season in the league.

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