Watford 1-3 West Ham

Match Report

West Ham record-buy Sebastien Haller scored a second half double to help his side claim a 3-1 victory at Watford.

Both sides went into Saturday’s clash ay Vicarage Road seeking a first win of the season and the Hammers made a bright start as Mark Noble’s penalty saw them take the lead after just three minutes.

Andre Gray hit back for the Hornets soon after but Haller’s second half brace ensured West Ham took the spoils.

The visitors took the lead when Manuel Lanzini was brought down by Abdoulaye Doucoure inside the penalty area.

Noble, who was making his first appearance of the season following a calf injury, stepped up to take the spot kick to give West Ham an early lead.

Watford drew level as Andre Gray finished off a well-worked move, with Will Hughes providing the assist, and the hosts continued to push forward but were let down by poor finishing.

The Hornets were denied a penalty after a VAR review in the first half, and Hughes shot wide when well placed soon after the restart before Haller restored the Hammers’ advantage.

Haller, a £45million capture from Eintracht Frankfurt in the summer, grabbed his first goal for the Londoners with a tap-in from Felipe Anderson’s cut-back just after the hour mark.

The Frenchman then made sure of the three points with an acrobatic effort as he sent the ball home with an overhead kick from close range after Watford had failed to clear a corner.

The Hammers now have four points from three games, while Watford remain pointless and sit at the foot of the table.

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