Aston Villa 1-4 West Ham LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today

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Aston Villa 1-4 West Ham LIVE! Premier League result, match stream and latest updates today
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Declan Rice scored a fine goal from distance as rampant West Ham breezed past Aston Villa 4-1 in their Premier League clash at Villa Park on Sunday to pile the pressure on home manager Dean Smith.

The visitors hit the front in the seventh minute when full back Ben Johnson cut inside from the right and fired a brilliant left-footed shot into the far corner.

Jarrod Bowen almost doubled the lead minutes later from a rapid counter-attack before Villa equalised in the 34th through Ollie Watkins, who finished with aplomb following a reverse pass from Matty Cash.

West Ham, however, kept up the pressure and were rewarded when Rice restored their lead before halftime.

The home side’s hopes of a comeback suffered a blow when Ezri Konsa was sent off almost immediately after the restart for impeding Bowen who was clear on goal.

Villa rallied valiantly and created a string of chances but were caught twice on the break, with Pablo Fornals and Bowen each finishing off slick counter-attacking moves and putting the game beyond Villa’s reach.

West Ham are fourth in the standings with 20 points -- behind champions Manchester City on goal difference -- after 10 games. Villa are 10 points adrift of the Hammers in 15th.

Follow all the action with Simon Collings at Villa Park!

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Match highlights

  • GOAL! Johnson fires the Hammers ahead

  • GOAL! Watkins hits a first-half leveller

  • GOAL! Rice puts West Ham back ahead from distance

  • RED CARD! Konsa given his marching orders

  • GOAL! Fornals surely seals the points

  • GOAL! Bowen piles on more misery

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Recap the game with our analysis as the Hammers keep marching on.

Player ratings

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Fornals - 8

Rice - 8

Check out how Simon Collings rated the Hammers’ stars at Villa Park.

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Full-time! Aston Villa 1-4 West Ham

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Another great day for David Moyes’ side!

Johnson, Rice, Fornals and Bowen on the scoresheet against the ten-man hosts.

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90 mins: Fornals and Bowen replaced by Coufal and Vlasic.

Five minutes added on.

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87 mins: Lanzini almost makes it five... A sweet free-kick drifts wide.

Simon Collings at Villa Park

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It won’t shock you to learn, but Villa Park is emptying as quickly as if there was a fire drill.

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84 mins: More misery for the hosts...

Antonio slips it wide to Lanzini and he calmly picks out Bowen, waiting with the goal gaping to grab his deserved goal.

GOAL! Aston Villa 1-4 West Ham

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83 mins: Bowen rolls home a fourth!

Simon Collings at Villa Park

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And that should be that. A counter-attack goal like that felt inevitable given Aston Villa were throwing men forward. The away end are going bonkers now, singing Fornals’ name.

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82 mins: The space was always there for the counter-attack and, after Bowen is denied, Fornals mops up the back stick.

Moments after his booking, too...

GOAL! Aston Villa 1-3 West Ham

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80 mins: Fornals slams home on the rebound!

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78 mins: A bit of a kerfuffle after Nakamba and Fornals slid into each other, drawing a stoppage from the referee as Villa pushed forward.

Bowen shoving McGinn in the melee may not go down too well, and earns him a yellow. The Scot, meanwhile, hammering into Fornals on the ground was a bit much.

Fornals does get a booking for the challenge, as does McGinn.

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77 mins: West Ham struggling to draw out any counter opportunities with Antonio isolated up top.

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73 mins: A bit of a reply from Villa as Cash launches a rocket into the stands. That was Smith’s last roll of the dice, with Ramsey’s injury and Konsa’s red card eating up two of his three subs.

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72 mins: El Ghazi on for Bailey, not a great day for the £30million summer signing.

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70 mins: More pressure from West Ham, Bowen hitting a cross against a defender before getting a second bite out of it and fires his shot at Martinez.

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68 mins: Save!

Martinez gets a firm hand on Rice’s free-kick, which curls around Antonio nicely and is well saved.

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67 mins: Bowen, a livewire throughout, wins a corner and swings it in himself.

Lanzini watches it drop and while his shot is wayward he was bounced by Young off the ball, which is deemed a foul in a dangerous spot.

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64 mins: Benrahma off for Lanzini in the Hammers’ first change.

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62 mins: Martinez off his line well to snuff out a break through Antonio, Villa are certainly not out of this but it feels like the away team can finish it off at any moment.

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60 mins: Smart from West Ham as they put a foot on the ball to quieten the home fans and tire out their opposition.

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57 mins: Crossbar!

Watkins almost levels the score again, his header crashes against the woodwork!

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55 mins: Another howitzer attempt from Soucek, this one flies over the bar. Plenty of space for West Ham to play with now.

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54 mins: Soucek is given time to launch a shot from outside the box, which gets deflected and out for a corner.

Can the Hammers land a killer blow?

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52 mins: Buendia sacrificed for Mings, who is given the armband with his team a goal and a man down.

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52 mins: Finally back underway, Cresswell hits the free-kick into the wall.

Simon Collings at Villa Park

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Villa’s hill has just become a mountain with that red card. I am not sure Konsa can have many complaints really as Bowen was in. Mings getting ready to come on.

Red card!

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50 mins: He’s off! Konsa gets the red for sending Bowen to the ground with the West Ham man through on goal!

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49 mins: Off to the VAR screen goes Chris Kavanagh, checking Konsa for taking Bowen down as the last man. Hause is safe, meanwhile...

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48 mins: It was Konsa given the yellow card for tangling with Bowen while Hause’s foul on Fornals is being checked by VAR. He did clothesline the Spaniard.

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46 mins: Bowen goes down on the edge of the area and the booking is dished out to Hause, for earlier wiping out Fornals.

Second-half! Aston Villa 1-2 West Ham

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Here we go...

Can the Hammers make it five wins in a row?

How the Hammers lead

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It’s looking good for West Ham at the break, a goal to the good and ahead 11 shots to six in the stats. The visitors have also only needed 43 per cent of possession.

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Half-time! Aston Villa 1-2 West Ham

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45+2 mins: That is a bounceback to be proud of for the Hammers, Rice’s first Premier League goal since May meaning Villa were only level for four minutes.

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45 mins: Two minutes added on.

Can Villa strike back once more?

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42 mins: West Ham fans really are enjoying themselves again - breaking out into a rendition of ‘Tottenham get battered’.

Otherwise, it’s deathly silence around Villa Park.

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41 mins: Aston Villa determined to make this a four-goal half as McGinn heads wide after a cross from the left.

The hosts will be truly gutted after being level for only four minutes.

Simon Collings at Villa Park

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Hmmm, I’m not sure about the keeping from Martinez there. Perhaps he was unsighted? Either way, it feels like he could have done better with that.

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39 mins: I was just writing about how West Ham can prove their dominance by re-asserting themselves before the break... that’s how you do it.

Martinez says he saw it late, Rice won’t care...

GOAL! Aston Villa 1-2 West Ham

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38 mins: Rice from distance - the Hammers lead again!

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36 mins: Zouma hits the deck after Antonio’s blocked shot won a corner.

The replay suggests his shirt was being pulled but is it enough for VAR to review it? No.

Simon Collings at Villa Park

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Not a great goal for West Ham to concede. Watkins shouldn’t be getting that much space in the box and, just like that, all their hard defensive work is undone. Game on.

GOAL! Aston Villa 1-1 West Ham

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Watkins fires the hosts level!

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32 mins: Fabianski again forced into evasive action and palms away the corner that landed right under the bar.

West Ham do well with clearing the threat and calming any sense of the attack’s momentum.

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30 mins: Oh dear, Fabianski forced onto his line by a poor pass from Ogbonna and rolls his effort right out for a corner.

Simon Collings at Villa Park

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I am not sure I am allowed to same his name around these parts, but Villa look so painfully short of ideas going forward without Jack Grealish. Their attack is just so static and slow. West Ham keeping them at bay with ease.

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28 mins: A set-piece routine finds Antonio and he just overruns the cross, heading awkwardly into the area for Martinez to collect.

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27 mins: Targett gets in a muddle and fails to clear, allowing West Ham to build an attack.

Rice threatened the long-range smack but works it wide instead and Nakamba gives away a foul. A chance to load the box for the away team...

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25 mins: Bailey gets into a good position but is faced with a sea of Hammers defenders and opts to spray the ball to the far flank, only for it to be cleared and forced back to Martinez in goal.

Moyes will be pleased with his team’s response to the growing pressure, even if he would rather nip it in the bud a bit earlier.

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22 mins: Cash throws in another good interception to shut down a West Ham counter, the hosts needing to show a bit of grit now.

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19 mins: Young gives the ball away to Fornals in a dangerous area and Hause tracks back well to cover the tricky Spaniard by his corner flag, even showing off a neat turn himself to clear the threat.

Simon Collings at Villa Park

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West Ham look so dangerous when they break. Benrahma and Bowen, in particular, are causing problems out wide and Villa don’t really know how to deal with it right now.

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15 mins: Chance!

The Villa free-kick reaches the far-post and Bailey has a drive land straight at Fabianski.

Down the other end, Bowen causes all kind of problems and his shot is deflected over by Cash.

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14 mins: A delay now as Ramsey rolled his ankle off the ball. The young midfielder has to come off with Young, the midfielder, coming on.

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12 mins: Villa push back with a bit of pressure but Buendia’s corner is scuffed and cleared at the near-post.

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11 mins: Only one set of fans making noise at Villa Park. The away section singing ‘Ben Johnson, he’s one of our own’.

That was the 21-year-old’s first goal this season and second for the club.

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9 mins: A confident start from the visitors capped by a stunning finish by the right-back.

Rice made the chance after a lovely turn of pace and a ball outside, which Johnson took forward and drove into the far corner from the edge of the area.

More Hammers dream land...

Simon Collings at Villa Park

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A perfect start for West Ham and there are already groans of frustration around Villa Park. They’ve not been good at all recently and the home fans won’t tolerate it.

GOAL! Aston Villa 0-1 West Ham

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Johnson fires home from the edge of the area!

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5 mins: Zouma aims for Antonio with a long ball over the top, and Villa deal with it. A fairly muted start with the Hammers largely keeping the ball well.

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2 mins: A first shot of the game but no worry of the first shot on target of the game.

Benrahma is laid in by a nice Bowen run and flies his effort way over from 25 yards.

Kick-off! Aston Villa 0-0 West Ham

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We’re underway! The Hammers, in their dark blue third kit, kick towards the Holte End.

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The players are out for a pre-Remembrance Day moment of silence.

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Michail Antonio will once again lead the line for the Hammers today, aiming for his seventh goal in the league.

Only Mohamed Salah has been involved in more goals than the striker in the Premier League this campaign, with 15 to his nine - six goals and three assists.

In fact, since David Moyes took charge in January 2020, Antonio has 25 goals and 10 assists in 49 matches.

That’s 14 more goal involvements than any other West Ham player.

Five minutes until kick-off!

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Dean Smith expects West Ham to continue challenging for European football ahead of today’s game.

He told reporters: "They’re a very good team with a very good coach.

“I’m full of respect for David Moyes and how well he’s done at West Ham. He’s got them playing in Europe this season and they’re playing very well.

“I expect a tough game, but it’s one we’re looking forward too. They’ve got a very good squad and a way of playing that suits their players.”

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David Moyes has challenged his players to improve further after naming the same starting XI to the one that beat Tottenham last weekend.

“We can play better,” he told Sky Sports. “We have to be a lot better in certain areas but overall we’re on a good run, the players have done well.

“So they deserve the opportunity to show it again.”

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Down near the bottom of the table, not like either of these sides are looking there, Leeds have beaten Norwich 2-1.

Rodrigo’s winner condemned the Canaries at Carrow Road in a mad five minutes that had also seen Omobamidele level up after Raphinha’s strike.

Simon Collings at Villa Park

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Any sense Dean Smith is under pressure has been dismissed by David Moyes, as Villa look to avoid a fourth-straight defeat.

The Scot said: “I don’t see in any way how Dean Smith is under pressure after the job he’s done. Where he took them from, where he got them last year, how good his team is.

“He’s also had to sell maybe their best player and adding new players to the squad and I think they have bought really well. I think Dean Smith has done a brilliant job.”

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Missing Ings may not be too much of a boost for the Hammers, mind. He has a dismal record of eight losses in nine games against West Ham in the Premier League - failing to score in every occasion.

David Moyes names an unchanged XI from the league win over Tottenham, meanwhile.

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A setback for the hosts as Danny Ings misses out, with a hamstring issue, along with Douglas Luiz. Tyrone Mings drops to the bench after Villa conceded three in both of their last two games.

How Villa set up this afternooon.

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Aston Villa XI: Martinez; Cash, Hause, Konsa, Targett; McGinn, Nakamba, J. Ramsey; Buendia, Watkins, Bailey.

Subs: Steer, Mings, Tuanzebe, Young, A. Ramsey, Chukwuemeka, Archer, Davis, El Ghazi.

How West Ham line up...

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West Ham XI: Fabianski; Johnson, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma; Antonio.

Subs: Areola, Dawson, Diop, Vlasic, Noble, Masuaku, Coufal, Lanzini, Yarmolenko.

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West Ham have the chance to match an unbeaten away run last achieved 35 years ago today.

A streak of five wins and two draws on the road in the league is the longest since the 1986 side went eight games unbeaten.

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Head-to-head record

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Villa have failed to win any of the last six meetings between the clubs.

Aston Villa wins: 13

Draws: 20

West Ham wins: 11

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The Standard’s prediction...

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West Ham are firing on all cylinders at present and it’s shaping up to be another memorable campaign under Moyes.

They were able to topple City without the services of key duo Declan Rice and Michail Antonio, who should be rested and refreshed to star at Villa Park.

Villa, by contrast, have not kicked on at all after their dramatic win over Manchester United at Old Trafford and Smith will be demanding a reaction after three losses on the spin.

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see West Ham pick up another valuable three points here, but we’re expecting the Villains to fight back and clinch a share of the spoils from an entertaining game.

2-2 draw.

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Predicted West Ham XI: Fabianski; Johnson, Zouma, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Soucek, Rice; Bowen, Fornals, Benrahma; Antonio.

Hammers team news

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Alex Kral is available again following a period of isolation due to Covid-19.

Fellow Czech Vladimir Coufal has been dealing with a groin injury, though did return with a late cameo against Manchester City and is in contention, though young understudy Ben Johnson has filled in admirably at right-back with Ryan Fredericks still a doubt.

Ryan Fredericks is thought to be making good progress on his injury, though is currently the only genuine absence.

“Like everybody, we’ve got some knocks and niggles and things behind the scenes, but hopefully we’ll be fine,” said Moyes ahead of the meeting in the Midlands.

Villa team news

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Emi Martinez was a worry for Villa having returned to Argentina due to a family emergency, but returned on Friday and should make the game,

The hosts could start with Leon Bailey or Bertrand Traore (thigh) for the visit of West Ham, while Keinan Davis is back in action after a knee injury.

However, Egyptian international Trezeguet is still on the comeback trail following a serious knee injury of his own sustained earlier this year. Morgan Sanson and Jaden Philogene-Bidace are also out.

How to watch

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TV channel: Today’s game will be broadcast live on Sky Sports’ Main Event and Premier League channels, with coverage beginning after the conclusion of Norwich vs Leeds on Super Sunday.

Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can also watch the action unfold online via the Sky Go app.

Good afternoon!

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Welcome to this Premier League clash between Aston Villa and West Ham!

David Moyes is hoping to keep the momentum going for his side and continue their top-four challenge, while Dean Smith is in need of a boost amid the hosts’ slump going into this game.

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