Darwin Nunez’s first Liverpool goal at Anfield was enough to earn his side a nervy 1-0 victory over West Ham United in the Premier League on Wednesday.
The Uruguayan forward,
signed in June for an initial 75 million euros ($73 million),
planted a superb header into West Ham’s net in the 22nd minute to give Liverpool the lead.
He was close to a second when he rattled the post with a ferocious shot as Liverpool dominated the early exchanges.
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But West Ham grew in confidence and had a golden chance to level before halftime but Jarrod Bowen’s penalty kick was well-saved by home keeper Alisson.
lacking the intensity they showed in their 1-0 defeat of Manchester City on Sunday,
struggled to contain a lively West Ham after the break.
West Ham would have taken a deserved point home had either Said Benrahma or Tomas Soucek converted great chances.
Victory lifted Liverpool into seventh place with 16 points from 10 games. West Ham’s first defeat in four league games left them in 13th place with 11 points.
West Ham saw their unbeaten run ended at Liverpool as Darwin Nunez’s first Anfield goal
proved the winner in Wednesday night’s Premier League clash.
Jarrod Bowen saw a tame penalty saved by Alisson Becker
after a largely toothless first-half but David Moyes’ side improved after the break and should really have scored a late equaliser.
Darwin Nunez scored his first goal at Anfield as Liverpool beat West Ham to make it two Premier League wins in four days.
ironically a player West Ham bid for back in January,
may be far from the finished product but it is that rough edge to his game that makes him such an enthralling watch.
The decisive goal saw the Uruguayan bustle into the box,
powering between defenders to mee Kostas Tsikimas’s inch-perfect cross and sending it back into the ground,
with the resulting bounce proving too much for a scrambling Lukasz Fabianski.
Finally Darwin Nunez ensured Liverpool’s Premier League revival continued as he scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over West Ham.
The Reds built on an important weekend victory over champions Manchester City as their Uruguayan striker netted a first-half header.
Things should have been more comfortable given the hosts’ general dominance of the game, however,
they were ultimately left indebted to goalkeeper Alisson Becker for the three points.
Basically The Brazilian’s first-half penalty save from Jarrod Bowen and a brilliant late stop from Tomas Soucek at close proved key to the victory.
Jurgen Klopp’s side took the lead through Darwin Nunez and had Alisson
to thank for the scores being level at half time as he saved Jarrod Bowen’s penalty kick.
Though After the incredible drama of their win against Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday,
this was a professional job from Liverpool as they move on to 16 points for the season. West Ham remain on 11 points.
With his first-half goal in a 1-0 win over West Ham in the Premier League on Wednesday,
the Uruguay striker has now netted in three of his last four games for his best scoring run since joining Liverpool from Benfica.
Núñez is showing he has the ability to score different types of goals,
his latest seeing him get in between defenders to rise and glance home
a fine header from a left-wing cross by Kostas Tsimikas in the 22nd minute.
Núñez also struck the post with a dipping shot in the first half
as Liverpool returned to Anfield and recorded another 1-0 win — three days after beating Manchester City by the same score on a much more intense occasion.