Andriy Yarmolenko (front) determines West Ham United’s victory over Chelsea. Photo: premierleaguecom
jpnn.comLONDON – West Ham United won the London derby with Chelsea, in Week 32 of the Premier League at London Stadium on Thursday (2/7) early morning hrs.
Willian packed dwigol for Chelsea, but that wasn’t enough because West Ham had three goals scored by Tomas Soucek, Michail Antonio and Andriy Yarmolenko.
The victory also kept West Ham’s chances of surviving in the highest caste, because David Moyes’s team are now collecting 30 points and move up to 16th in the standings, increasing the safety distance to three points from the relegation zone.
While Chelsea (54) threw away the free opportunity to move up to third, after earlier matches Leicester City (55) lost.
Even Frank Lampard’s team is now in danger of being thrown from the top four, because affixed Manchester United (52) and Wolverhampton (52), which is only two points behind.
The match was soon marred by an attack of buying and selling since the start of the game, but Marcos Alonso’s shot was right into the arms of goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski instead of kicking Antonio still off target.
In the 34th minute the hosts felt they had broken the deadlock when Soucek broke into the visitors’ goal utilizing a corner kick, but referee Martin Atkinson then consulted with VAR before annulling the goal.
The decision was quite controversial based on Antonio lying in front of goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who was not involved in the goal process, but was considered to be blocking the goalkeeper’s view until judged offside.