Aston Villa 1-4 West Ham United: David Moyes’ side push their top-four credentials as they thrash 10-man hosts

, Aston Villa 1-4 West Ham United: David Moyes’ side push their top-four credentials as they thrash 10-man hosts, The Evepost BBC News
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Declan Rice has been directly involved in four goals in the Premier League this season (one goal, three assists); already his joint-most in a single campaign

West Ham pushed their top-four credentials as they thrashed 10-man Aston Villa to condemn them to a fourth consecutive Premier League defeat.

The result leaves David Moyes’ side level on points with third-placed Manchester City in fourth, while Villa remain 15th, three points above the bottom three.

Ben Johnson opened the scoring for the visitors with a low drive into the bottom left corner from 18 yards after being picked out by Declan Rice’s cross-field pass.

And Rice drove into the same corner to restore the Hammers’ lead after Ollie Watkins had swept home an equaliser following good work from Emiliano Buendia near the byline.

Though Villa rallied and saw Watkins head against the bar from John McGinn’s cross their hopes of taking anything from the contest were ultimately undermined by Ezri Konsa’s dismissal for a foul on Jarrod Bowen, with the Hammers forward through on goal.

As they pressed forward for an equaliser, Pablo Fornals tapped in a third on the break and Bowen rounded off the scoring for West Ham with another close-range finish into an empty net after good work from Michail Antonio and Manuel Lanzini.

West Ham’s victory epitomised their fine start to the campaign and saw them equal an eight-game unbeaten run on their travels in the top-flight dating back to November 1986.

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Aston Villa

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameMartínez

    Average rating

    4.64

  2. Squad number2Player nameCash

    Average rating

    5.08

  3. Squad number4Player nameKonsa

    Average rating

    4.07

  4. Squad number30Player nameHause

    Average rating

    4.46

  5. Squad number3Player nameTargett

    Average rating

    4.36

  6. Squad number7Player nameMcGinn

    Average rating

    5.02

  7. Squad number19Player nameNakamba

    Average rating

    4.88

  8. Squad number41Player nameRamsey

    Average rating

    4.53

  9. Squad number10Player nameBuendía

    Average rating

    4.72

  10. Squad number11Player nameWatkins

    Average rating

    5.62

  11. Squad number31Player nameBailey

    Average rating

    4.63

Substitutes

  1. Squad number5Player nameMings

    Average rating

    4.35

  2. Squad number18Player nameYoung

    Average rating

    4.34

  3. Squad number21Player nameEl Ghazi

    Average rating

    4.33

West Ham United

Starting XI

  1. Squad number1Player nameFabianski

    Average rating

    7.65

  2. Squad number31Player nameJohnson

    Average rating

    8.11

  3. Squad number4Player nameZouma

    Average rating

    7.73

  4. Squad number21Player nameOgbonna

    Average rating

    7.60

    , Aston Villa 1-4 West Ham United: David Moyes’ side push their top-four credentials as they thrash 10-man hosts, The Evepost BBC News
  5. Squad number3Player nameCresswell

    Average rating

    7.76

  6. Squad number28Player nameSoucek

    Average rating

    7.87

  7. Squad number41Player nameRice

    Average rating

    8.63

  8. Squad number20Player nameBowen

    Average rating

    8.38

  9. Squad number8Player nameFornals

    Average rating

    8.03

  10. Squad number22Player nameBenrahma

    Average rating

    7.72

  11. Squad number9Player nameAntonio

Substitutes

  1. Squad number5Player nameCoufal

    Average rating

    7.15

  2. Squad number10Player nameLanzini

    Average rating

    7.79

  3. Squad number11Player nameVlasic

    Average rating

    7.17

Line-ups

Aston Villa

Formation 4-3-3

  • 1Martínez
  • 2Cash
  • 4KonsaBooked at 50mins
  • 30Hause
  • 3Targett
  • 7McGinnBooked at 79mins
  • 19Nakamba
  • 41RamseySubstituted forYoungat 15′minutes
  • 10BuendíaSubstituted forMingsat 52′minutes
  • 11Watkins
  • 31BaileySubstituted forEl Ghaziat 72′minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Mings
  • 12Steer
  • 16Tuanzebe
  • 18Young
  • 21El Ghazi
  • 33Chukwuemeka
  • 35Archer
  • 39Davis
  • 40Ramsey

West Ham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Fabianski
  • 31Johnson
  • 4Zouma
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 3Cresswell
  • 28Soucek
  • 41Rice
  • 20BowenBooked at 79minsSubstituted forVlasicat 90+1′minutes
  • 8FornalsBooked at 79minsSubstituted forCoufalat 90+1′minutes
  • 22BenrahmaSubstituted forLanziniat 64′minutes
  • 9Antonio

Substitutes

  • 5Coufal
  • 7Yarmolenko
  • 10Lanzini
  • 11Vlasic
  • 13Areola
  • 15Dawson
  • 16Noble
  • 23Diop
  • 26Masuaku

Referee:
Chris Kavanagh

Attendance:
41,874

Match Stats

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  1. Match ends, Aston Villa 1, West Ham United 4.

  2. Second Half ends, Aston Villa 1, West Ham United 4.

  3. Substitution, West Ham United. Vladimir Coufal replaces Pablo Fornals.

  4. Substitution, West Ham United. Nikola Vlasic replaces Jarrod Bowen.

  5. Foul by Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham United).

  6. Ashley Young (Aston Villa) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  7. Attempt missed. Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left from a direct free kick.

  8. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Foul by Marvelous Nakamba (Aston Villa).

  10. Goal! Aston Villa 1, West Ham United 4. Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Manuel Lanzini.

  11. Goal! Aston Villa 1, West Ham United 3. Pablo Fornals (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner following a fast break.

  12. Attempt saved. Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Michail Antonio with a headed pass.

  13. John McGinn (Aston Villa) is shown the yellow card.

  14. Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card.

  15. Pablo Fornals (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  16. Foul by Pablo Fornals (West Ham United).

  17. Marvelous Nakamba (Aston Villa) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  18. Attempt missed. Matthew Cash (Aston Villa) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Anwar El Ghazi.

  19. Substitution, Aston Villa. Anwar El Ghazi replaces Leon Bailey.

  20. Attempt saved. Jarrod Bowen (West Ham United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

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