Having failed to win any of their three Premier League fixtures throughout October, David Moyes’ West Ham United would look to return to winning ways on Saturday – as they travelled across the capital city to face Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium.
BRE: Flekken; Janelt, Pinnock, Collins, Ajer; Jensen, Nørgaard, Onyeka; Wissa, Maupay, Mbuemo
WHU: Areola; Emerson, Aguerd, Mavropanos, Coufal; Benrahma, Soucek, Ward-Prowse, Kudus; Antonio, Bowen
Five-star entertainment was on offer on a miserable afternoon in West London, with Neal Maupay capitalising on a West Ham defensive error after just eleven minutes to volley the hosts into the lead.Embed from Getty Images
But their spirits would soon be dampened as the rain continued to pour, with Mohammed Kudus and Jarrod Bowen both netting for the Hammers before the half-hour mark – ensuring they held the advantage at the half-time interval.
Yet when Konstantinos Mavropanos found the back of his own net to level the scores at the start of the second half, the momentum flipped once more. Nathan Collins rose highest to head home with twenty minutes of regulation time remaining, sealing a decisive victory for the Bees – their third Premier League win in a row.
They will be full of confidence ahead of next Sunday’s trip to Anfield, while West Ham United must look to find form as they host Olympiacos before their next Premier League outing against Nottingham Forest.