Match report and free highlights as Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah see off spirited Hammers
Saturday 19 September 2020 21:57, UK
Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to score the winner Arsenal snatched a 2-1 victory over a drastically-improved West Ham at the Emirates Stadium on Saturday Night Football.
The Hammers were unrecognisable from the side that succumbed to Newcastle on the opening day, producing a display packed full of endeavour and energy to stifle the Gunners for large parts.
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Arsenal took the lead against the run of play on 25 minutes when Alexandre Lacazette powerfully headed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s cross home, but it was cancelled out on the stroke of half-time by Michail Antonio.
The Hammers looked set to go on to win the game in a dominant second-half display, with Antonio crashing a header against the crossbar, but Nketiah struck with five minutes remaining to make it two wins from two for the Gunners and leave West Ham pointless.
More to follow.
Arsenal travel to Leicester in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday at 7.45pm before heading to Anfield the week after for an 8.15pm Monday Night Football clash against champions Liverpool – live on Sky Sports Premier League.
West Ham host Hull in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday at 7.30pm before welcoming Wolves to the London Stadium on Sunday at 7pm.
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