West Ham snaps Leicester’s win streak, Tottenham drubs Man United 6-1
London, Oct 4 (efe-epa).- Leicester City’s winning streak was brought to an abrupt end at the King Power stadium as a visiting West Ham United walked away with three points after the Hammers hammered the hosts 3-0.
English forward Michail Antonio headed home Aaron Creswell’s searching cross in the 14th minute.
Pablo Fornals bagged a second in the 34th minute from another Cresswell assist after the left-back cleared it from deep in his own half, catching the Foxes’ defense off guard.
Leicester’s backline were caught out of position in the 83rd minute when Fornals slotted a through ball to Jarrod Bowen who smashed it beyond Kasper Schmeichel to cap the game off.
Jamie Vardy missed a chance to claw a goal back, chipping the ball wide and a late goal from Harvey Barnes was ruled offside by VAR.
With the win, West Ham moved to eighth place in the Premier League with six points while Leicester, with nine points, missed out on leapfrogging Everton back into first.
Meanwhile, it took Jose Mourinho almost two years to exact his revenge on Manchester United, the club he left for Tottenham Hotspur in December 2018. But on his return to Old Trafford Stadium in Manchester on Sunday, the stands empty due to coronavirus gathering restrictions, the Portuguese coach and his squad dealt out a “humiliating” 6-1 defeat to the Red Devils.
Although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team jumped out in front of the visitors just two minutes into play on a penalty kick by Bruno Fernandes, Tottenham scored two quick goals within the next five minutes, the first by Tanguy Ndombele in the 4th minute and the second by Son in the 7th.
Things settled down to a regular back and forth until almost the 30-minute mark, but the tide truly turned in Tottenham’s favor when referee Anthony Taylor expelled Man United’s Anthony Martial in the 28th minute for socking Lamela and Harry Kane scored on a centering pass by Aurier two minutes later, and Son tallied a second time just seven minutes after that.
The Man United defense was terrible but Mourinho, wearing a serious face the entire time, showed his old club no mercy, with Aurier scoring in the 51st minute and Kane finding the twine again in the 79th minute.
Man United is now on the verge of relegation with just three points in three matches, while Tottenham is in fifth place with seven points.