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Moses’ West Ham complete double over Ibe’s Liverpool

Moses’ West Ham complete double over Ibe’s Liverpool
January 02
18:34 2016

English premiership side, West Ham United, made it double wins over Liverpool in the league, defeating the Reds at Upton Park on Saturday.

The game, which would be Liverpool’s last visit to Boleyn Ground (another name for Upton Park), ended in a joyful 2-0 win for the Hammers who had Nigerian forward, Victor Moses, sitting out due to fitness problems.

The club will be moving to the Olympic stadium in London, which will serve as its home ground from next season.

West Ham went into the game with an advantage over the Reds, following the 0-3 victory at Anfield in August 2015.

Nigerian-born England international, Jordan Ibe, came close to putting Liverpool ahead in the game with a low drive from the 18-yard box, which fizzled away from the goalpost without any threat to the Hammers shot stopper, Adrian Castillo.

West Ham responded to Liverpool’s attempt at goal with a Kouyate cross, which found Michail Antonio at the far left corner.

The Englishman leaped high into the air against Clyne, heading the ball into the inside corner of the net where Mignolet could not reach.

Antonio had only scored his first Hammers goal in their last EPL game in 2015 against Southampton on Monday.

The home side came close to a second when Lanzini blasted off the post from 25 yards, beating Mignolet to the wrong side, only for the ball to hit the woodwork and bounce off into safety.

Liverpool pressed on for an equaliser towards the end of the first 30 minutes with Benteke in the attack and Lucas marauding from the centre.

Unfortunately, Lucas would be shown a yellow card as Liverpool’s struggle to find a breakthrough past West Ham’s defense for a goal continued.

Liverpool pressed on into the last minutes of the first half with attempts from Moreno and Can denied by the defence and the crossbar.

Slaven Bilic’s side resumed play in the second 45 minutes on a slow pace, allowing the Reds run the game but for a short while.

They carefully enter the second half, allowing hapless Liverpool attacks but easily ending the approach before it did damage at the back with their second goal.

Former Liverpool man, Andy Carroll, connected with a cross from Mark Noble, lifting himself above the pack at the back and carefully heading in for West Ham’s game winner.

At two goals down and a 5-0 deficit in the books for Liverpool, Benteke continued the lose chances while Jurgen Klopp contemplated substitution for a way out.

Moreno and Firmino were taken off for Lallana and Brad Smith but the lads did not salvage to the game as it ended 2-0 in favour of West Ham who complete a double over Liverpool in the 2015/2016 season.

An infuriated Benteke saw see his last and best chance at goal blocked by Nigerian-born Italian defender, Angelo Ogbonna, who shielded the ball with his body, raising cries for a penalty from Liverpool players but the referee would do them no bidding.


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