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The Hammers 4 – Leicester 1- The Irons cruise past The Foxes at London Stadium

West Ham United vs. Leicester City

West Ham United cruises against Leicester City on a home win at London Stadium on Monday. Both teams arrived on the back of wins. The Hammers were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run, following a 4-2 victory against Newcastle United. Leicester had been hopeful of extending their winning run, after a 1-0 victory against Wolverhampton Wanderers. As it stands, The Hammers are currently 1st with 6 points from 2 matches, while Leicester sit in 12th, with 3 points from 2.

It was an impressive opening from The Irons, with Pablo Fornals opening the rout, 26 minutes in, seeing out the first half 1-0.

The Hammers continued to pile on the pressure in the second and were rewarded, with Said Benrahma finding the net, at 56 minutes. However, Leicester weren’t lying down and managed to pull back a goal from Youri Tielemans in the 69th minute. However, The Hammers increased their lead following a Michail Antonio goal, 80 minutes in to make it 3-1. However they weren’t finished yet and Michail Antonio made it 4-1 at the 84 minute mark to make it 4-1.

For The Hammers, Andriy Yarmolenko and Mark Noble, came on for Michail Antonio and Said Benrahma. Leicester brought on Patson Daka, Kelechi Iheanacho and Boubakary Soumare, to replace Harvey Barnes, Jamie Vardy and James Maddison.

The Hammers will next play Crystal Palace at home, with Leicester facing Norwich City away.

Technical card:
West Ham United: Kasper Schmeichel, Ricardo Pereira, Caglar Soyuncu, Daniel Amartey, Luke Thomas, Ayoze Perez, Youri Tielemans, Wilfred Ndidi, James Maddison, Harvey Barnes and Jamie Vardy
Leicester City: Lukasz Fabianski, Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell, Jarrod Bowen, Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek, Said Benrahma, Pablo Fornals and Michail Antonio
Stadium: London Stadium
Goals: Pablo Fornals (1-0, min. 26), Said Benrahma (2-0, min. 56), Youri Tielemans (2-1, min. 69), Michail Antonio (3-1, min. 80) and Michail Antonio (4-1, min. 84)

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