April 8, 2019 / 9:01 PM / 2 months ago

Soccer-Superb Hazard double hands Chelsea win over West Ham

* Chelsea beat West Ham 2-0 to go third

* Eden Hazard’s superb dribble and goal put Chelsea ahead

* Gonzalo Higuain then fired against the woodwork

* West Ham improved after the break

* Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini had good chances

* Hazard fired home in the 90th minute to make it 2-0

* Chelsea at Liverpool next, West Ham at Man Utd


April 8 (Reuters) - Eden Hazard’s stunning individual performance earned Chelsea a 2-0 win over West Ham United which hoisted them into third spot in the Premier League on Monday.

The Belgian wizard tormented West Ham throughout at Stamford Bridge and scored both goals to move Chelsea above Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur in the race for a top-four finish.

Hazard danced through West Ham’s defence in the 24th minute to put Maurizio Sarri’s side in front and Gonzalo Higuain should have buried the visitors before halftime.

West Ham improved after the break and Manuel Lanzini and Felipe Anderson both had good chances to equalise but Hazard sealed the points in the 90th minute with a clinical finish.

A third successive victory means Chelsea have 66 points from 33 games, while Tottenham and Arsenal have 64 and 63 respectively having played a game less.

West Ham are 11th with 42 points from 33 games. (Reporting by Martyn Herman, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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