Arsenal took on West Ham United in the premier league game this Saturday evening the Olympic Stadium and after Chelsea won their game earlier in the day it was a must win for Arsenal to remain in the title race. Arsenal took the lead in 24th minute thanks to a strike from Mesut Ozil who looked in good form throughout the game. West Ham were always in it and Arsenal needed to hang on to their narrow lead for best part of second half.
Arsenal 5-1 West Ham United Highlights
[ English Premier League 2016-17 Match ]
24′ 0 – 1 Mesut Oezil scores in 24th minute of first half as Arsenal took the lead at Olympic Stadium on London against West Ham.
72′ 0 – 2 Alexis Sanchez
80′ 0 – 3 Alexis Sanchez
83′ 1 – 3 Andy Carroll
84′ 1 – 4 Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
86′ 1 – 5 Alexis Sanchez
Match Highlights (English)
Another pulsating london derby between West Ham and Arsenal produced a superb premier league game on Saturday afternoon. Arsenal took the lead in just 18th minute through Mesut Ozil and they made it 2-0 when Sanchez neat finished got them a 2-0 lead. But West Ham came roaring back with a quick fire double from Andy Carroll just before the break to get things back on level terms. West Ham took the lead when Carroll completed his hattrick just after the break but a goal from Koscielny made it 3-3 and a perfectly deserved draw.
Iwobi put Ozil through on goal in 18th minute and former Real Madrid man made no mistake in putting the ball in the back of the net with a classy finish. That all came after West Ham were denied a legit goal when Lanzini scored but judged offside.
Iwobi again produce moment of magic with a classy over the top through ball and found Sanchez unmarked inside the box who scored with a neat side footed finish to make it 2-0 for Gunners. At that point it looked like game set and match but just like the premier league season has been we were in for another surprise.
West Ham came roaring back into the match when Andy Carroll scored three quick goals on either side of the break to completely turn things around and put Arsenal well and truly out of the title race.
His first came when Cresswell put in a super cross from the left flank and Carroll absolute hammered home with a thumping header. He was at it again a minute later when another bullet like header found the back of the net as both teams went into the break 2-2.
West Ham 3-3 Arsenal Highlights
[Premier League, Saturday, 09 April 2016 ]
18′ 0 – 1 Mesut Oezil
35′ 0 – 2 Alexis Sanchez
44′ 1 – 2 Andy Carroll
45′ 2 – 2 Andy Carroll
52′ 3 – 2 Andy Carroll
70′ 3 – 3 Laurent Koscielny
After the break, West Ham started where they left off and Carroll was on target again lurking at the back post while an hopeful cross was put in the box. He rose the highest and put the ball back in the net with his third header of the day. Upton Park was buzzing at that point and from than on there was only one team who was going to win this game.
But credit to Arsenal they found a way back into the game when Laurent Koscielny scored with 20 minute left on clock to set up a grand stand finish in this London Derby.