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Enzo and Caicedo’s errors help 10-man West Ham claim 3-1 victory over Chelsea (Video)

West Ham United stunned Chelsea with a comfortable 3-1 victory at the London Stadium on Sunday, despite being reduced to 10 men in the second half.

The Hammers were leading 2-1 when defender Nayef Aguerd was sent off in the 67th minute for his second bookable offence.

Chelsea, however, were unable to force an equalizer and instead conceded a late third through Lucas Paqueta’s penalty in the fifth minute of added time.

Carney Chukwuemeka scored his first goal for the Blues to tie the game at one, but Enzo Fernandez missed a penalty chance to put them ahead when Alphonse Areola saved it.


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Michail Antonio restored West Ham’s lead in the 53rd minute with a powerful angled strike before the hosts were reduced to ten men.

Despite a second-half debut for Moises Caicedo, who joined from Brighton earlier this week in a deal that could set a British record, Mauricio Pochettino’s side were unable to force a second leveller.

The Ecuador midfielder signed for an initial fee of £100 million, though the deal could be worth up to £115 million, and he had a chance to tie the game at 2-2 but shot wide from the edge of the penalty area.

Caicedo then gave up a penalty by fouling Emerson, and Paqueta scored from the spot to seal West Ham’s victory.

What’s next? 

Chelsea will host newly promoted Luton Town at Stamford Bridge on Friday at 8:00 PM, while West Ham will travel to the American Express Community Stadium to face Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday at 5:30 PM.

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