West Ham United's Benrahma continues impressive Premier League start in win over Aston Villa

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Said Benrahma grabbed his third Premier League assist of the season in West Ham United's 4-1 hammering of Aston Villa on Sunday.

Benhrama assisted Declan Rice in restoring the visitors' lead at the Villa Park in the 38th minute, four minutes after Ollie Watkins cancelled out Benjamin Johnson's opening goal.

It was the sixth league goal the Algeria international has been directly involved in this season, having scored three goals and assisted three in 10 appearances so far.

The former Brentford star is apparently enjoying his best form with the Hammers, with just a goal involvement behind from equalling his tally of one goal and seven assists in 30 Premier League games last term.

Later in the second half, goals from Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen in the final 10 minutes stretched the Hammers' lead as they sealed their fifth consecutive win across all competitions.

The 26-year-old was in action for 64 minutes before he was replaced by Manuel Lanzini while DR Congo's Arthur Masuaku was an unused substitute for the Hammers.

Zimbabwe's Marvelous Nakamba, on the other hand, played the duration of the match for Aston Villa while Egypt's Mahmoud Trezeguet and Burkina Faso's Bertrand Traore continue their recovery from injury.

The victory pushed West Ham United to fourth on the Premier League table, level on 20 points with Manchester City after 10 matches while Aston Villa are 15th in the table with 10 points from the same number of games.

Benrahma will shift his attention to Thursday's Uefa Europa League clash when West Ham visit Paul Onuachu's Genk, before they host Liverpool for their next Premier League match on November 7.

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The Hammers are yet to lose any of their last seven matches across all competitions this season.

Moyes told the club’s website: “I think we've got to the stage where we're really confident in a lot of the things we do. The players are understanding their roles and what's expected of them.

“We can't let up, I've told them that if we think we're doing great and it's all easy it'll fail, so we've got to keep at it.”