West Ham United needed something positive on Monday after the way the club started the 2017/18 Premier League season, and the Hammers delivered at home.
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The Hammers picked up a 2-0 win over Huddersfield Town at the London Stadium, snapping the team’s three-match winless run to start the season.
Meanwhile, the defeat for Huddersfield is the club’s first since joining the PL. David Wagner‘s side sits on nine points through its first four matches.
The Hammers midfielder broke the deadlock with 18 minutes remaining after a wicked deflection from Zanka sent Huddersfield goalkeeper Jonas Lössl the wrong way.
Then, second-half substitute Andre Ayew doubled the West Ham lead five minutes later to seal the match for the hosts.
Philip Billing provided the Terriers with the squad’s first real chance of the match in the 53rd minute, when the midfielder unleashed an effort from distance that required Joe Hart to get down to make the save.
The Hammers provided much of the early pressure, and nearly found a breakthrough on 13 minutes when Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez blasted a close-range shot off the crossbar.
Jonas Lössl kept the game scoreless prior to the half-hour mark after James Collins‘ header safely rolled into the Huddersfield goalkeeper’s arms in the 26th minute.
The Terriers struggled to mount any significant build up in the attack as West Ham carried out most of the pressure in the Huddersfield half during the opening stanza.Follow @MattReedFutbol