Brave West Ham ends Liverpool 25 in a football match with a string of unbeaten beats


West Ham got the biggest shock of the week like they defeated Liverpool 3-2 at the London Stadium to finish the unbeaten run of the Reds from 25 games and climb them to third place, level on points with Manchester City.

West Ham took the lead after just four minutes by chance after a costly mistake by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson. Spanish West Ham midfielder Pablo Fornals played in an opening corner and the Brazilian goalkeeper let the ball slip into his hands and into the net. The goal was confirmed after a VAR check by referee Craig Pawson.

The Hammers stabilized in a compact form as they tried to maintain their meager lead and nearly succeeded, but were canceled in the closing minutes of the first half.

Mohamed Salah was promoted just outside the West Ham area, and the Egyptian scored Trent Alexander-Arnold’s majestic 41-minute free-kick to equal Liverpool with Lukasz Fabianski blocked.

West Ham came close to gaining the lead early in the second half when captain Declan Rice hit a header on the crossbar, before Sadio Mane forced Fabianski to a brilliant save from the other side.

The Hammers have finally put their nose forward after a brilliant counterattack. English winger Jarrod Bowen picked up the ball in West Ham’s half-court and continued to go through what was left of Liverpool’s midfield and defense before playing at Fornals to slip a goal past Alisson in the 67th minute.

West Ham doubled their lead on another corner in the 74th minute to stun Liverpool. Bowen put in a brilliant swinging corner from which French defender Kurt Zouma planted a decisive header behind Alisson from a tight angle.

Liverpool pulled back another goal through substitute striker Divock Origi in the 83rd minute to create a finish in the stands. Salah’s shot was blocked and ended up in the trajectory of Belgian international Origi, who turned and fired his shot behind Fabianski to cut the deficit in half.

Mane missed a great chance to equalize for Liverpool with virtually the last kick of the match as the Hammers held out for a well-deserved victory in front of their fans.

West Ham have now overtaken Liverpool in third place with 23 points, the same as Manchester City in second place. Liverpool have lost a game for the first time since April, when they lost against real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League, a series of 25 games over seven months.


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