West Ham have won for the second time at the London Stadium this season in the Premier League, by beating Swansea City 1-0.
Out of favour striker, Diafra Sakho scored the winner for the Hammers in the 90th minute of the match. After second-half substitute, Artur Masuaku dribbled down the left flank to cross the ball into the box for Sakho to score from just outside the six-yard box.
The fans were unhappy with the team’s performance against a Swansea side who have only won once in the league this season. On the game, West Ham manager Slavan Bilic told the BBC “It is a relief, a great three points for us, I know it is shallow when the manager says there is pressure, but that makes a difference. To keep the support of the crowd we need to keep producing minute after minute and we did not do that in the first half. The guys on the bench lifted the team and crowd.”
West Ham and England Goalkeeper Joe Hart also told the BBC that “It was a difficult atmosphere in some ways. I’m never going to criticize the fans, they come here and pay their money and have a right to their opinion.We have to focus on the win. We have had seven points since the international break [at the beginning of September]. It is on all of us to take the pressure off. We don’t get sucked into the speculation, we just stick together and fight hard.”
West Ham now lie in 15th place with 7 points.
West Ham United – Hart, Zabaleta, Fonte, Reid (c), Cresswell, Antonio, Kouyate, Noble (Lanzini’ 62), Ayew (Masuaku ’78), Hernandez (Sakho’ 65), Carroll.
Unused Subs – Adrian, Ogbonna, Byram, Rice.
Goalscorer – Diafra Sakho ’87.
Swansea City – Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandes, Mawson, Olsson (Clucas ’87), Ayew, Britton (Mesa ’69), Carroll, Sanches, Abraham, Bony (Fer’ 45).
Unused Subs – Nordfelt, van der Hoorn, Narsingh, Rangel.
West Ham United 43%-57% Swansea City
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