By taking the London derby against Tottenham this Sunday (1-0), West Ham provisionally placed themselves at the foot of the Premier League podium, before the stellar clash of the 9th date between Manchester United and Liverpool.
With 17 points, 5 less than the leader Chelsea, the Hammers lead Brighton (5th) and Spurs (6th), both with 15 points. But they could be overtaken by the ‘Red Devils’ if the latter win in the classic at Old Trafford (15:30 GMT).
A goal from Michail Antonio (72) -the 6th in the Premier for the Jamaican forward- from a corner, at the near post, was enough to make the difference in an entertaining and even game.
Three valuable points for David Moyes’ men, who have won three games in eight days, with their victory against Everton (0-1) last Sunday, and against Genk (3-0) on Thursday in the Europa League.
In the other game played this Sunday in the top flight of English football, the recently promoted Brentford suffered another defeat at home (2-1), after having lost against Chelsea last week.
This time it was Leicester (9th) who took the three points, with goals from Youri Tielemans (14) and James Maddison (74).
After their irregular start to the season, the ‘Foxes’ are ninth and confirm their improvement, after their victory against Manchester United the previous day. (AFP)