Michail Antonio scored his seventh purpose in 5 video games as West Ham all however secured one other season within the English Premier League with a 3-1 win that stored Watford in relegation hassle on Friday.
The Hammers struck 3 times in a dominant opening 36 minutes to depart Watford reeling, shifting David Moyes’ aspect six factors away from the drop zone with two video games to go.
“It’s got us in a really strong position,” West Ham supervisor David Moyes mentioned, “and I’m hoping that we can win more games but if we don’t then I’m hoping that the points total will also be enough to keep us up.”
Antonio gave West Ham the lead within the sixth minute and it was doubled by a header from Tomas Soucek.
Declan Rice fired within the third from distance within the 36th minute as West Ham went into the break in full management.
Troy Deeney pulled one back for Watford firstly of the second half, however the guests struggled to impose themselves on the sport, regardless of having intervals of possession after the interval.
The outcome leaves Watford simply three factors above the relegation zone, and going through daunting remaining matches towards Manchester Metropolis and Arsenal.
Nigel Pearson was employed as supervisor when Watford had simply 9 factors from 16 video games. The staff has taken 25 factors from 20 matches however has misplaced 5 consecutive Premier League away matches.
“It’s a game which has passed us by somewhat in the first half, performance wise,” Pearson mentioned. “It’s not what I would expect from us and it’s very disappointing. We’ve got to find a win now in the last two games.
“It’s not easy to deal with. I didn’t think we were resilient enough collectively. I’m not saying everybody was, we had some spirited performances out there, but we were not what I would expect from us. Whether that’s the pressure of the situation, who knows? But now we have to find good performances in the last two games to give us chances of winning those games, it’s as simple as that.”
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