West Ham came out as winners in a dire match at the London Stadium this afternoon, thanks to a late goal from Diafra Sakho.
Both teams were wanting to pick up three points in this game in order to push them away from the bottom three. It was a match that was always expected to be a scrappy affair.
The first half only started with some early pressure from West Ham who went close to taking a early lead through Andy Carroll and Michail Antonio. After then it was a very messy game with neither side being able to grab a hold of the match. Swansea did test Joe Hart and Wilifred Bony tried from distance.
That was it for the first half. And the second carried on from there until Slaven Bilic brought on Manuel Lanzini, Diafra Sakho and Arthur Masuaku who seemed added a spark into West Ham’s attack. Which led to West Ham’s first decent attempt as Masuaku sent a driven cross in to Carroll who could only guide the ball onto the crossbar, as Lukas Fabianski was left stranded.
Despite all Swansea’s solidity in defence they were to be undone, in the 90th minute Arthur Masuaku drove down the byline and sent a dangerous ball across the face of the goal for Sakho to smash passed Fabianski and to give West Ham all three points and potentially save Bilic’s job for the next couple of weeks at least.
Written by Henry Tomlinson.