Liverpool striker Darwin Núñez netted a superb purpose as his aspect romped to a 3-1 Premier League win over a dogged West Ham aspect at Anfield on Sunday, deftly steering house a volley on the hour mark.
The guests bought off to a flying begin when Tomás Soucek pressured a superb save from Alisson with a downward header within the seventh minute, and two minutes later Michail Antonio headed a Soucek cross vast with the purpose at his mercy.
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However the West Ham have been left to rue these early misses when Mohamed Salah was felled by Nayef Aguerd within the fifteenth minute for a stonewall penalty, and the Egyptian attacker stepped as much as smash house the ensuing spot kick to provide Liverpool the lead.
That kick-started the house aspect, however West Ham nonetheless managed to stage earlier than the break when Jarrod Bowen dived on the ft of Virgil van Dijk to attain with an excellent low header for his fourth purpose of the season.
The purpose was eerily just like the James Ward-Prowse strike that put them forward in opposition to Manchester Metropolis per week in the past, however as soon as once more it wasn’t sufficient to get them something from the sport.
After spurning numerous first rate probabilities, Nunez lastly bought on the scoresheet when he latched on to an attractive lofted move from Alexis Mac Allister, a lot to the delight of the Anfield crowd.
That purpose took the wind out of the Hammers’ sails and substitute Diogo Jota was capable of hook house a 3rd purpose from Virgil van Dijk’s knockdown within the eighty fifth minute, 4 minutes after coming off the bench.
The win leaves Liverpool in second spot within the desk on 16 factors, two behind leaders Manchester Metropolis, whereas West Ham are seventh on 10 factors.
After going behind in a number of early-season video games, Liverpool seemed way more like their previous selves in Sunday’s win.
“We’re working actually onerous and everybody can see we’ve got improved lots for the reason that starting and that is the best way, and we should maintain working,” Alexis Mac Allister stated in a post-match TV interview.
“(It was a) very robust recreation. We all know them, we all know how they play and we knew that they have been going to try to defend lots and attempt to counter assault. We ready very well for the sport and thank goodness we received it,” he added.
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