West Ham took a big step to securing European football as they came from behind to beat West Brom at The Hawthorns.
The Hammers were gifted a chance to take the lead early on as they were awarded a penalty in the third minute. Declan Rice took it but his effort ricocheted away off the post.
They did not have it all their own way as West Brom took the lead in the 27th minute. Matheus Pereira’s corner was on target as it found the net via a slight touch from Tomas Soucek.
David Moyes’ side grabbed an all-important equaliser just before half time. Soucek got on the end of a low cross from Said Benrahma to tap home from close range.
West Ham completed the turnaround in the 82nd minute as Angelo Ogbonna headed converted Aaron Cresswell’s corner. Michail Antonio added a third late on.
The Hammers now sit sixth on 62 points, while Tottenham and Everton are three points further back.
More to follow…
- ‘I want to smile’ – Moyes cherishing West Ham’s push for the top four
- West Ham 2-2 Brighton: Soucek rescues point for sluggish Hammers
- Everton 0-1 West Ham: Ogbonna the hero as Hammers take the three points