West Ham 2-0 Leicester City

Goals from Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing saw West Ham secure another 3 points as the Irons defeated Leicester City at Upton Park.

It was another dominant performance, which saw Alex Song once again dictate the play in the middle of the park, with Stewart Downing always involved in everything positive going forward.

A strong start should have seen the Irons a goal up within the opening 10 minutes, with both Carroll and Sakho guilty of missing excellent opportunities.

However on 24 minutes, Carroll redeemed himself. Former Hammer Paul Konchesky played a disastrous back pass into the path of Carroll, who placed a delightful chip over the Leicester City goalkeeper to send the home fans into delirium.

It was then really all West Ham for the remainder of the half, who went in the dressing room wondering how it was only 1-0.

Things carried on as they left off after the break, with West Ham seeking that crucial second – and on 56 minutes it came, thanks to the outstanding talent of Stewart Downing.

The former Liverpool midfielder took down a fantastic first touch from a Sakho header, and curled the ball into the left corner with the keeper standing no chance.

Credit has to be given to Leicester City, who did not give up. In fact they improved, and were seeking a goal to rattle Upton Park, thankfully though it never came, thanks to some excellent goalkeeping from Adrian.

West Ham have won again, and sit on 31 points from 16 matches. Chelsea away on Boxing Day is what awaits next, but it’s a game the team, and fans should not fear.

In fact it’s one we should crave, because if there is any team in the league that can upset Jose Mourinho at Stamford Bridge – it’s West Ham United.


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