The West Ham footballers with the Czech national teams Tomáš Souček and Vladimír Coufal won the 30th round of the English League 3: 2 in Wolverhampton and moved ahead of Chelsea to fourth place, which guarantees promotion to the Champions League. In front of United are only the two Manchester big clubs and the third Leicester, with whom coach David Moyes’ charges will meet next time.
United had a great start to the match. Already in the 6th minute, Coufal passed on to Jesse Lingard in his own half, who ended the great solo with a goal shot. With 14 minutes played, Pablo Fornals nearly put the visitors another one up as he broke through in the middle and fired from just outside the box, but his shot passed just over the bar.
However, Leander Dendoncker reduced the lead until the break and in the 68th minute he set up the drama Fábio Silva. Eight minutes before, Souček brought the ball close to the goal, but his goal was not recognized by the referee, because he helped himself with the processing. Unlike the last match before the national team break with Arsenal, however, the “Hammers” did not admit the loss of points from the 3-0 lead and maintained the victory.
After two matches, Everton scored, but with Crystal Palace at home he only drew 1: 1 and remained eighth in the table. Everton sent James Rodríguez to the lead in the 56th minute and it seemed that coach Carlo Ancelotti’s charges were heading for the expected victory. The home crowd was not impressed by the fancy moves of London’s Michy Batshuayi after 86 minutes. He converted a pass from the left for a goal, resulting in the visitors taking the lead.
English Football League – Round 30:
Everton – Crystal Palace 1:1 (56. Rodríguez – 86. Batshuayi), Wolverhampton – West Ham United 2:3 (44. Dendoncker, 68. Fábio Silva – 6. Lingard, 14. Fornals, 38. Bowen).
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