Walcott double dashes West Ham hopes

Written by: @GrantMilesFF

Arsenal produced a second half comeback to win 3-1 against West Ham at Upton Park.

Theo Walcott struck two goals in 3 minutes to put the Gunners back at the top of the Premier League,before the 5.30 kick off.

The first half was a cagey affair and ended 0-0 and Sam Allardyce’s side had soaked up some early pressure from Arsene Wenger’s charges but it was the Hammers who took the lead.

Carlton Cole stole in past the Arsenal defence as Szczesny spilled Kevin Nolan’s free kick. A similarly poor piece of goalkeeping though got Arsenal back into the game on 68 minutes from Adrian. Walcott hit a tame left footed shot which the Irons keeper could only palm into his net.

The England international needed no such luck with his second goal though as he arrowed a header past the helpless Adrian from a Lukas Podolski cross.

Podolski has been a peripheral figure for Arsenal this season but had a telling impact as he made the score 3-1 and put the game beyond West Ham as he blasted home from 15 yards after being teed up by Olivier Giroud.

Arsenal now look to make a significant impact on the title race whilst West Ham dropped into the relegation zone.


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