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West Ham Utd 1-0 Swansea


Filed: Saturday, 30th September 2017
By: Staff Writer


It's less than four weeks since Diafra Sakho flew himself to France in order to push through a transfer deadline day move to Rennes.

Yet move forward a month and he might just be the man who has saved Slaven Bilic's job - for now, at least.

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Bilic's West Ham were typically dreadful on another drab afternoon at the Olympic Stadium, where quality and creativity were in short supply from both sides, and were booed several times as a result.

However the only real touch of class on show during the entire game was enough to earn West Ham all three points and lift them clear of the relegation zone for the first time this season.

It had been an awfully insipid first 89 minutes prior to West Ham scoring the only goal of the game. Real goal scoring opportunities had been few and far between as neither side possessed the necessary acumen to break their opponent down.

But cometh the hour, cometh the King.

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Arthur Masuaku, whose arrival was greeted by a chorus of boos (mostly for the removal of Javier Hernandez who'd done little to suggest he should have stayed on) broke on the left before drilling the ball across the face of the six-yard box, from where fellow sub Sakho fired home to earn United an unlikely win.

And it was a goal that might just have kept Slaven Bilic in gainful employment for another week, at least. The win lifts West Ham up to 15th in the table, two points clear of the relegation zone.

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West Ham Utd: Hart, Zabaleta, Reid, Fonte, Cresswell, Antonio, Noble (Lanzini 62), Kouyate, Ayew (Masuaku 78), Chicharito (Sakho 78), Carroll.

Subs not used: Adrian, Ogbonna, Byram, Rice.

Goals: Sakho (90).

Booked: Kouyate, Carroll, Sakho.

Swansea City: Fabianski, Naughton, Fernandez, Mawson, Olsson (Clucas 87), Sanches, Carroll, Britton (C) (Mesa 69), Ayew, Abraham, Bony (Fer 46).

Subs not used: Nordfeldt (GK), van der Hoorn, Narsingh, Rangel.

Booked: Sanches.

Referee: Roger East.

Tickets Sold: 56,922.





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