(Wolverhampton-West Ham 2-3) After 30 league rounds last season, it was the goal difference that kept West Ham on the right side of the relegation line. Now the London club is in the Champions League place.
With the away win against Wolverhampton on the 2nd day of Easter, West Ham climbs to 4th place in the Premier League. Now there are four points up to Leicester and one point down to Chelsea who have the Europa League place with eight league rounds left.
When 30 games were played last season, West Ham had 27 points and were 56 behind league leaders Liverpool in 17th place. When Easter is over, the London club is three points ahead of last season’s league champions. It’s a bit of a turnaround operation.
Jesse Lingard has his share of it. He stood with five goals and two goalscorers in seven games after coming on loan from Manchester United.
– It was a tough match, but we managed. It was a great victory. Now we just have to stay focused in the next matches. There are difficult matches left, but the boys are ready, Lingard says to Sky Sports.
The 28-year-old embellished the statistics when he started ten meters in his own half of the field and set speed towards the goal. After getting past two Wolverhampton players, he tipped the ball over goalkeeper Rui Patricio already after six minutes of play.
Pablo Fornals increased to 2-0 eight minutes later before Lingard delivered his third goal in a West Ham kit. This time to Jarrod Bowen.
With 3-0 after 38 minutes, it looked bright for the London club. Then came the reduction before the break when Leander Dendoncker used his head on a post from Adama Traore.
Substitute ruined for Everton
And suddenly there was struggle and excitement again after substitute Fabio Silva reduced to 2-3 with a great goal from the corner of the penalty area.
West Ham were pressed on the butt, lay low, but kept away in the final minutes.
Now Leicester are waiting for the next match.
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