Swansea continue revival with 4-1 crushing of West Ham

  • Swansea continue revival with 4-1 crushing of West Ham

Swansea continue revival with 4-1 crushing of West Ham

David Moyes admits he was "embarrassed" after West Ham's humiliating 4-1 loss to fellow Premier League strugglers Swansea. The Hammers center back was eventually stretchered off as Mark Noble and Swansea's Andre Ayew (formerly of West Ham) squared up in the aftermath.

But Moyes refused to use the weather as an excuse for the Hammers' capitulation.

Injury and illness had ruled out defenders James Collins and Angelo Ogbonna respectively, with Declan Rice and Winston Reid returning to the starting line-up, while Javier Hernandez returned to the XI at the expense of loan star Joao Mario who dropped to the bench.

However, Jordan registered his name on the score sheet from the spot in the 63rd minute.

Carlos Carvalhal's rejuvenated side took the lead after eight minutes through Ki Sung-yueng.

Between those two first-half goals, Winston Reid was put in a neck brace and taken off on a stretcher after suffering a bad injury in a goalmouth scramble.

But Van der Hoorn instantly doubled the lead when he was left unchallenged to head home Ki's corner for only his second Swansea goal.

A third really killed off the game and West Ham's slim hopes of getting something as Clucas sent in an in-swinging corner from the right, another that West Ham failed to deal with and this time it was Andy King - making his first Premier League appearance since his deadline day move from Leicester - who was well-placed to easily knock the ball in from close range.

Jordan Ayew scored Swansea's fourth from the penalty spot as brother Andre was fouled by Cheikhou Kouyate.

Swansea City's Mike van der Hoorn celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game during the Premier League match at the Liberty Stadium, Swansea.

That came just three minutes after the break, and Andre Ayew was involved again. Aaron Cresswell launched a ball into the box and it fell for Antonio who swivelled and shot home for his second goal in as many games.

That means West Ham will only be without their long-term victims for the contest, along with Arthur Masuaku.