Swansea’s Carlos Carvalhal honeymoon interval continued on Saturday afternoon, as an emphatic Four-1 victory over West Ham lifted them out of the relegation zone.
First half objectives from Ki Sung-yeung and Mike van der Hoorn gave the Swans a cushty early lead they usually by no means seemed again from there, with Andy King and Jordan Ayew cementing the three factors within the second half regardless of Michail Antonio’s comfort strike.
West Ham with no reply to Swansea’s depth, led by a charged-up Andre Ayew in opposition to his former membership
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Andre Ayew began in opposition to the group that offered him January whereas Winston Reid returned for the Hammers, however the Kiwi solely lasted 20 minutes after sustaining what seemed to be a really critical harm.
Swansea acquired off to the right begin after they took the lead within the eighth minute; Ki choosing the ball up on the sting of the world and pinging it into the underside nook.
They then got here so shut to a different eight minutes later when a aim mouth scramble between Van der Hoorn and a flurry of West Ham defenders led to the ball trickling to the toes of Federico Fernandez. The Argentinian’s toe poke seemed a sure aim however Declan Rice got here to the rescue to clear off the road along with his midriff.
Throughout that scramble, Reid sustained a critical harm and needed to be stretchered off simply twenty minutes into his return to first group motion after fighting a groin pressure and a throat an infection. After a prolonged 10 minute break in play for remedy, Sam Byram lastly got here on in his place.
Andre Ayew was main the combat in opposition to his former membership alongside his brother Jordan, and the 2 have been terrorising the West Ham defence all afternoon. The previous Hammer lower in from the correct onto his favoured left foot and stung the palms of Adrian within the 31st minute.
David Moyes’ afternoon then acquired even worse when Swansea doubled their lead from the ensuing nook. Ki swung the ball in and Van der Hoorn rose highest to move dwelling his first aim of the season.
After 10 minutes added time, the 2 groups lastly acquired to the break – however sadly for the Hammers, the second half began very like the primary.
Three minutes in and Adrian was pressured to save lots of the older Ayew’s header from a Sam Clucas nook. Regrettably for the Spaniard, he palmed the ball onto Javier Hernandez’s head, which ricocheted it kindly for King to faucet dwelling on his full debut.
Regardless of the on-loan Leicester midfielder’s first aim for the membership, the Hammers had truly began the second half with much more power and Moyes may very well be seen evidently boiling over on the bench.
Marko Arnautovic ought to have gotten one again for West Ham within the 57th minute. He allowed the Swansea defenders far an excessive amount of time to regather and get again whereas the Austrian was attempting to purchase the right alternative for a shot. HIs eventual effort went straight into the fingers of Lukasz Fabianski.
Issues continued to go Swansea and Andre Ayew’s means when he received a penalty within the 62nd minute after a careless problem from Cheikhou Kouyate; his brother stepping up and cooly firing previous Adrian to make it Four-Zero with their first penalty of the season.
West Ham did get their comfort aim within the 78th minute however that is all it was – a comfort. Very similar to final Saturday in opposition to Liverpool, substitute Michail Antonio was the scorer. He took the ball down properly within the penalty space, spun and shot low by means of Fabianski’s legs.
The win lifts the Swans out of the relegation zone whereas West Ham change them within the backside three.