Tomas Soucek grabbed a late winner as West Ham got here from behind to safe an entertaining Premier League win towards Nottingham Forest.
Soucek headed house from a James Ward-Prowse nook to present the Hammers a much-needed win after three defeats.
Jarrod Bowen struck a second-half equaliser for the hosts earlier than Soucek’s late winner at London Stadium.
Bowen additionally scored from a Ward-Prowse nook, rising highest to move house because the Hammers got here again into the match quickly after falling behind.
The house facet went forward early within the first half by Lucas Paqueta’s pushed end.
The Brazil midfielder scored after simply three minutes when Forest defender Nicolas Dominguez gave the ball away and it bounced completely for Paqueta to energy into the underside nook.
Taiwo Awoniyi equalised simply earlier than the break, following up from shut vary after Morgan Gibbs-White’s preliminary shot was parried into his path by goalkeeper Alphonse Areola.
Forest had been in entrance for the primary time within the contest when Ola Aina’s cutback into the field was pounced on by Anthony Elanga, who fired into the underside nook, however Bowen equalised for the Hammers nearly instantly earlier than Soucek took the factors.
The end result sees West Ham climb as much as ninth within the desk, whereas Forest stay in fifteenth.
Ward-Prowse high quality wins it for Hammers
The Hammers had been on a three-match shedding streak within the Premier League earlier than this dramatic victory.
After going forward early on, they had been controlling the competition earlier than being pegged again by Awoniyi’s equaliser simply earlier than the break.
Forest then took the lead and it appeared the Hammers had been in for one more irritating afternoon.
Nonetheless, David Moyes’ facet confirmed resilience to return from behind, profitable a sport through which they conceded greater than as soon as for the primary time since January 2022.
Shortly earlier than he scored the winner, Soucek dived to get his head to a Ward-Prowse free-kick however Forest goalkeeper Odysseas Vlachodimos tipped it over the bar.
Two pin-point corners from the England midfielder turned the competition round for the house facet.
Each Bowen and Soucek had been in the proper place to move house because the dead-ball skilled’s wonderful deliveries discovered their males, with Ward-Prowse as much as 5 assists within the league this season.
Sad milestone for Cooper as away blues strike once more
Steve Cooper grew to become the second supervisor to take cost of fifty Premier League video games as Forest supervisor and might be upset to not have gotten at the very least a draw to mark the milestone.
The away facet tried to make use of their aerial skill with Gibbs-White swinging crosses into the field however the West Ham defence held agency.
Cooper’s facet created some good probabilities, with Areola making a sensational save to disclaim Awoniyi, clawing a strong header away from objective.
Awoniyi was unfortunate to not rating a second after some wonderful one-touch passes with Elanga straight from Vlachodimos’ goal-kick, however Areola as soon as once more got here to the rescue.
Elanga was Forest’s most important attacking outlet and his medical ending contained in the field gave the away facet the lead.
Nonetheless, simply 123 seconds later, West Ham had equalised as Forest switched off from a set-piece and relinquished their lead.
Together with Rotherham United, Forest have the joint-fewest away league victories of any facet in England’s prime 4 tiers because the begin of final season, taking part in 26 matches and shedding 18 of them.
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- 5CoufalBooked at 22mins
- 19ÁlvarezSubstituted forAntonioat 79′minutes
- 14KudusBooked at 60minsSubstituted forOgbonnaat 90+5′minutes
- 10Lucas PaquetáSubstituted forCresswellat 90+9′minutes
- 43AinaSubstituted forAurierat 76′minutes
- 19NiakhatéBooked at 54mins
- 40Santiago Costa dos SantosSubstituted forBolyat 76′minutes
- 6SangaréSubstituted forOrigiat 90′minutes
- 16DomínguezSubstituted forDaniloat 45′minutes
- 9AwoniyiSubstituted forWoodenat 76′minutes
- 21ElangaBooked at 64mins
- 7N Williams
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Match ends, West Ham United 3, Nottingham Forest 2.
Second Half ends, West Ham United 3, Nottingham Forest 2.
Try blocked. Sèrge Aurier (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from the centre of the field is blocked. Assisted by Harry Toffolo with a cross.
Substitution, West Ham United. Aaron Cresswell replaces Lucas Paquetá.
Offside, West Ham United. Vladimír Coufal tries a by ball, however Michail Antonio is caught offside.
Foul by James Ward-Prowse (West Ham United).
Orel Mangala (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick within the defensive half.
Try blocked. James Ward-Prowse (West Ham United) proper footed shot from exterior the field is blocked. Assisted by Lucas Paquetá.
Substitution, West Ham United. Angelo Ogbonna replaces Mohammed Kudus.
Foul by Lucas Paquetá (West Ham United).
Morgan Gibbs-White (Nottingham Forest) wins a free kick on the proper wing.
Nook, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Alphonse Areola.
Try saved. Divock Origi (Nottingham Forest) left footed shot from exterior the field is saved within the prime centre of the objective. Assisted by Chris Wooden.
Nook, Nottingham Forest. Conceded by Kurt Zouma.
Delay over. They’re able to proceed.
Substitution, Nottingham Forest. Divock Origi replaces Ibrahim Sangaré.
Delay in match due to an harm Nayef Aguerd (West Ham United).
Aim! West Ham United 3, Nottingham Forest 2. Tomás Soucek (West Ham United) header from the centre of the field to the underside left nook. Assisted by James Ward-Prowse with a cross following a nook.
Nook, West Ham United. Conceded by Moussa Niakhaté.
Delay over. They’re able to proceed.