M
TS
Collect News Data
Aug 24, 2019 at 3pm UK
Watford
1-3
West HamWest Ham United
Gray (17')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Noble (3' pen.), Haller (64', 73')
/esi/1339/6_G_1_92533/index.html?art_id=369125&game_id=92533&sport_id=1&ESI

Result: West Ham record signing Sebastien Haller bags brace to condemn Watford to third defeat

:Headline: Result: West Ham record signing Sebastien Haller bags brace to condemn Watford to third defeat:
Captain Mark Noble converted from the penalty spot inside the opening minutes before Andre Gray hauled the hosts level with 17 minutes gone.
PA | 1mo

West Ham's record signing Sebastien Haller scored a brace to secure a 3-1 win and condemn Watford to a third-successive Premier League defeat this season.

Captain Mark Noble converted from the penalty spot inside the opening minutes before Andre Gray hauled the hosts level with 17 minutes gone.

But Watford were made to pay for spurning a number of chances as Haller, the £45million summer arrival from Frankfurt, scored twice in nine second-half minutes to heap the pressure on manager Javi Gracia, whose side have now lost their last seven matches in all competitions.

Despite missing the opening two games through injury, Noble was thrown back into Manuel Pellegrini's starting line-up and – on the 15th anniversary of his debut – the West Ham skipper put his side ahead.

With just 59 seconds on the clock at Vicarage Road, Manuel Lanzini fell in the box following a clumsy challenge from Abdoulaye Doucoure. Referee Chris Kavanagh did not hesitate in pointing to the spot.

In his 468th West Ham appearance, Noble then made no mistake, sending goalkeeper Ben Foster the wrong way, to score the 25th penalty of his career.

Only Alan Shearer, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard have scored more times from the spot in the Premier League than the 32-year-old midfielder.

It was just the start Gracia would have been dreading, with Watford heading into Saturday's sun-bathed fixture without a victory since winning at Huddersfield on April 20.

But, to their credit, the Hornets were soon on the front foot, and probably should have been on level terms after six minutes, only for Gerard Deulofeu to graze the crossbar from a tight angle.

Moments later, the former Barcelona and Everton midfielder was through on goal but dithered, allowing Hammers centre-back Issa Diop to divert his shot for a corner following a fine sliding tackle.

The home side were on top, and they got their just rewards when Will Hughes' cute through ball was thrashed home by Gray, deputising for the injured Troy Deeney.

The game was wide open, with chances for both sides – the opening period concluding as Felipe Anderson's header from a corner struck the Watford woodwork.

The second half began as the first ended, with some fine attacking play, and some rather questionable defending.

Deulofeu, whose influence on the match was growing, played in Gray. His cross fell to Hughes at the far post, and the midfielder looked certain to double the hosts' tally for the campaign, yet he fired inexplicably wide.

At the other end, Michail Antonio – fresh from coming off the bench – was through on goal, only to be denied by an on-rushing Foster, who then leapt to his feet to disposes Anderson and clear the ball to safety.

The former England international, however, could do nothing about Haller's ensuing strike.

Anderson popped up on the left-hand side and his perfect cut back found Haller, who could not miss from six yards.

West Ham's tails were up, and the hosts had Foster to thank for a fine point-blank save from Antonio's header.

From the resulting corner, Foster was called into action again, tipping Antonio's header on to the bar.

But to the Watford stopper's dismay, the ball dropped off the woodwork to Haller, whose expert bicycle kick sealed all three points for Pellegrini's men to leave Gracia facing further questions over his Watford future.

body check tags ::
amp_article_369125 : Collect and Make Data not in DataBase  : 
last updated article - 2019-08-24 16:11:53:
html db last update - 2019-10-22 04:32:47 :

ex - 7200 : read : write cache and make html
Share this article now:

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!
Recommended Next on SM
Watford skipper Troy Deeney ruled out of West Ham visit
Madrid to focus on Mbappe over Pogba?
Result: Spurs return to winning ways with Red Star rout
PL Team of the Week - Jesus, Sterling, Grealish
Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool98102171425
2Manchester CityMan City96122992019
3Leicester CityLeicester9522168817
4Chelsea95221914517
5Arsenal94321312115
6Crystal Palace9423810-214
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs93331513212
8Burnley93331211112
9Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd933387112
10Bournemouth93331313012
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham93331113-212
12Aston Villa93241513211
13Wolverhampton WanderersWolves92521212011
14Manchester UnitedMan Utd9243109110
15Everton9315813-510
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton9234912-39
17Southampton9225916-78
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9225514-98
19Norwich CityNorwich92161021-117
20Watford9045521-164
Scroll for more - Tap for full version

Subscribe to our Newsletter


Transfer Talk Daily
Match previews - twice weekly
Morning Briefing (7am UTC)
UC
Get the latest transfer news, match previews and news direct to your inbox!

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool98102171425
2Manchester CityMan City96122992019
3Leicester CityLeicester9522168817
4Chelsea95221914517
5Arsenal94321312115
6Crystal Palace9423810-214
7Tottenham HotspurSpurs93331513212
8Burnley93331211112
9Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd933387112
10Bournemouth93331313012
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham93331113-212
12Aston Villa93241513211
13Wolverhampton WanderersWolves92521212011
14Manchester UnitedMan Utd9243109110
15Everton9315813-510
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton9234912-39
17Southampton9225916-78
18Newcastle UnitedNewcastle9225514-98
19Norwich CityNorwich92161021-117
20Watford9045521-164
Scroll for more - Tap for full version
. .. . . . . . . . . . . .
X

We value your privacy

A part of our GDPR compliance we need to ask for your consent. We and our partners use technology such as cookies on Sports Mole to personalise content and ads, provide social media features, and analyse our traffic. Click below to consent to the use of this technology on Sports Mole.