- Hammers take 1-0 lead
- Imbula, Diouf strike back
- West Ham finishes 7th
Giannelli Imbula and Mame Biram Diouf scored second half goals as outclassed Stoke managed to shock West Ham United and its European hopes in a 2-1 decision at the Britannia Stadium on Sunday.
Michail Antonio scored for West Ham, which had the better of the play but sinks to 7th in the PL table. Stoke finishes ninth, nine points out of 8th and a point ahead of Chelsea.
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The Irons struck in the 23rd minute when Winston Reid headed the ball to set up Antonio. The Londoner chested the ball down and turned to fire home. 1-0.
Stoke scored with its first shot on target, as Imbula beat a low ball inside the post within the first quarter hour of the second half.
The final goal was just as stunning, if only because West Ham and well and truly been the most dangerous team. Diouf headed home, and Stoke left its fans with a winning finale.
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11 – West Ham’s Dimitri Payet has been involved in 11 goals in his last 12 PL appearances (scoring three, assisting eight). Conductor.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) May 15, 2016
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