West Ham won against Leicester on Sunday on Matchday 31 of the Premier League (3-2). With a new double from Jesse Lingard, always so irresistible. A success that places the Hammers in 4th place in the standings, ahead of Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham.
He’s been playing weightless for two months now. As if everything was easier for him. Since landing on loan from Manchester United, Jesse Lingard has been the Premier League’s most decisive player. A status that the West Ham striker confirmed during the top-of-the-table shock against Leicester on Sunday on Matchday 31. The English international opened the scoring with an astonishing strike placed at the entrance to the area (29th). Before doubling down just before the break, on Jarrod Bowen caviar.
What to embellish a little more his stats with West Ham. In 9 appearances, he is now at 8 goals and 4 assists. But his double did not prevent his club from suffering against the Foxes. David Moyes’ players, however, widened the gap after a third goal from Bowen after returning from the locker room. But they got scared at the end of the game. Blame it on a double from Kelechi Iheanacho (70th, 91st), who made them tremble until the final whistle. After six long minutes of added time spent defending in front of the surface of Lukasz Fabianski.
West Ham returns to a point from Leicester
Despite this big heatstroke and Kasper Schmeichel’s climbs on a corner, the club from the eastern suburbs of London held on. By gritting our teeth. What validate a precious success in the race for the Champions League. With this 16th victory of the season, West Ham finds itself 4th in the standings, just 1 point behind Leicester, 3rd. The fight for the C1 promises to be thrilling to the end while Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham are just behind.