By beating Leicester (4-1), and reducing them to ten before the break, West Ham won their second game in two days and topped the Premier League on Monday night.
Already winning Newcastle (4-2) in the first lift, West Ham have the same goal difference as Liverpool and Chelsea (+5), but with eight goals scored, compared to five for the Reds and Blues. Londoners also outperformed Brighton and Tottenham, and authors like themselves represented a perfect start.
As for the Foxes, who dominated Wolverhampton (1-0) in the opening, they are stuck at the heart of the standings (twelfth).
Between the sixth and fifth of last season, separated by a small dot, the match promised to be hesitant. He was very balanced during the first half of the first season, despite Leicester monopolizing the ball, but in a very sterile way.
Things got worse for Brendan Rodgers’ men with the ball reclaimed in midfield by Declan Rice and a backlash fired by Pablo Fornals (1-0, 26).
Shortly before the end of the first half, the referee sent off Ayuz Perez, who made a bad gesture towards his opponent when he was unbalanced, after resorting to the VAR (40).
Shortly after the break, Said Benrahma gave a seemingly decisive advantage to the Hammers (2-0, 56th place), before former Monaco Yuri Tillmans gave Leicester hope (2-1, 69).
Unfortunately for the Foxes, centre-forward Mikhail Antonio then added to the bill by scoring a brace in the last 10 minutes (3-1, then 80 and then 4-1, 84).
Thus, he became the London club’s top scorer in the English Premier League era, ahead of Italian Paolo Di Canio, with 49 goals, while achieving a more logical victory for the hammers.
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