LONDON WEST BROMWICH ALBION 4 WEST HAM UNITED 2
Attacking midfielder Nacer Chadli marked a superb home debut with two goals and two assists for West Bromwich Albion as they beat hapless West Ham United 4-2 at the Hawthorns to hand the Londoners their third straight Premier League defeat.
Signed from Tottenham Hotspur for a reputed club record 13 million pounds ($16.90 million) in August, Chadli slotted home an eighth-minute penalty after Arthur Masuaku handled the ball in the box. He then set up Jose Salomon Rondon half an hour later to double the advantage.
James McClean steered home a ball from Chadli to make it 3-0 before halftime, and the 27-year-old Belgian made it four 11 minutes into the second half when he finished a counter-attack by firing Rondon's pass into the net.
Dimitri Payet mounted something of a fightback for West Ham, crossing for Michail Antonio to score and winning a penalty which Manuel Lanzini converted, but once again Slaven Bilic's side came up short as West Brom held on.
(Reporting by Philip O'Connor, editing by Alan Baldwin)