- Ayew, Reid, Antonio, Carroll score for Hammers
- Llorente pulled one back
- West Ham win third-straight game
Swansea City were hammered 4-1 by West Ham United on Boxing Day at the Liberty Stadium as Bob Bradley‘s nightmare continued.
With the win West Ham move on to 22 points for the season, while Swansea remain on 12 points with seven defeats from Bradley’s 11 games in charge in the Premier League.
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Borja Baston broke free but skewed his effort wide as Swansea started brightly but West Ham were soon ahead.
A ball to the back post was headed across goal by Carroll and Lukasz Fabiasnki spilled the loose ball after Cheikhou Kouyate‘s effort, with Ayew on hand to tap home on his return to Swansea.
1-0 to the Hammers. Nightmare start for Bob Bradley’s side.
West Ham almost went 2-0 u soon after as Dimitri Payet‘s cross was flicked on by Ayew by Michail Antonio couldn’t quite get on the end of it but the English winger was in an offside position.
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Bradley brought on Jefferson Montero and Fernando Llorente at half time but in the 50th minute West Ham doubled their lead. A Payet corner was headed home by Reid as he beat two Swansea defenders to the ball.
2-0 to the Hammers.
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Wayne Routledge had a header well-saved down low by Randolph as Swansea tried to get back into the game, while Noble’s effort, via deflection, went just wide at the other end.
Randolph tipped Sigurdsson’s over the bar after Llorente’s cross as Swansea piled forward at every opportunity but that left them exposed at the back and West Ham grabbed a third goal.
A long-range shot from Havard Nordtveit was tapped home by Antonio who was all alone in the center of the box and kept onside to make it 3-0. At the other end Llorente pulled one back to make it 3-1 but then Carroll compounded Bradley’s misery to make it 4-1 as the boos rang out at the Liberty Stadium.