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J. Lingard
M. Antonio
1 - 3
O. Watkins
J. Grealish
1 - 2
Douglas Luiz
Yellow Card
J. Lingard
M. Antonio
0 - 2
T. Souček
S. Benrahma
0 - 1

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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 2 10
Total Passes 480 376
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That's all for today, goodbye! 
That win means West Ham move back into fifth, above Everton after their win earlier, and are now just two points behind Liverpool in fourth. Next up for them is a trip to Fulham. Villa stay in ninth, missing the opportunity to move above today's opponents and Smith will be hoping that they can bounce back against Arsenal on Saturday.
A brace from Lingard on his debut helps West Ham to a 3-1 win over Villa. Soucek opened the scoring in the 51st minute before Lingard scored his first five minutes later following a quick break for the visitors. Antonio could've added a third if not for a brilliant goal-line clearance from Mings. Watkins then pulled one back for Villa, but Lingard sealed the points two minutes later with his second of the game.
90' + 3' West Ham are still pushing towards goal as we head into the final minutes of stoppage time with Antonio hitting a shot from the edge of the box. It's blocked by Mings but falls for Soucek and a deflection off Konsa takes his effort wide.
J. Bowen
J. Lingard
90' + 1' The final change for West Ham sees Lingard making way for Bowen.
90' Lingard is only the second player to score twice on his Premier League debut for West Ham, after Trevor Sinclair against Everton in 1998.
B. Johnson
S. Benrahma
88' Another change for West Ham now as Benrahma is taken off, with Johnson replacing him.
87' CHANCE! Coufal finds himself in space down the right again and he pulls it back from the byline to pick out Benrahma in the middle of the box. He hits the shot first time on the volley but sends his effort flying high over the bar.
86' Villa just can't get out of their own half at the moment with Coufal pushing forward down the right. None of the defenders close him down as he whips a cross into the middle, but it's headed away by Konsa.
Pablo Fornals
R. Fredericks
84' First change for West Ham now and it's Fredericks that's going off, with Fornals on for him.
M. Antonio
83' Antonio's run through the middle draws the Villa defenders to him which just opens up the space for Lingard in the box.
J. Lingard
83' LINGARD SCORES AGAIN! Just like before, Lingard is given a lot of space on the right of the box when he's picked out by Antonio. He takes a touch before drilling his shot across goal. Martinez gets a hand to it but can't stop it from crossing the line. 3-1 West Ham!
J. Grealish
81' Grealish got the better of Cresswell to open up some space for himself to slot the ball into Watkins.
O. Watkins
81' WATKINS PULLS ONE BACK! Grealish plays a great pass into the box from the right and Watkins gets between the two West Ham defenders to reach it. He hits the shot across goal first time and into the back of the net. 2-1!
M. Sanson
Douglas Luiz
80' Final roll of the dice for Villa now and Sanson is coming on for his debut in place of Luiz.
78' Targett plays a good throughball down the left for Watkins to chase. The forward just gets caught on his heels though and he can't pull away from the two West Ham defenders to get in on goal.
76' Grealish is standing over the free-kick he won and he goes for goal despite the distance. He tries to curl it around the outside of the wall and in at the far post, but he sends his effort wide.
74' It's patient play from Villa as they play out from the back and try to break down West Ham. Grealish has switched to the middle now and he takes it past Rice before being brought down by Dawson to win a free-kick.
72' None of the Villa players close Lingard down and he whips a good cross into Soucek at the far post. He rises above Targett to head his shot on goal, but it's held onto by Martinez.
Douglas Luiz
Yellow Card
70' The referee played the advantage for West Ham after Luiz caught Lingard, but he's gone back and booked the Brazilian for the late challenge.
R. Barkley
69' Second change for Villa now and it's Barkley that's making way for Trezeguet.
67' Grealish has drifted infield and he dribbles past Soucek and Ogbonna to get into the box. He pulls it back for Barkley, but he's not on the same wavelength, so Dawson clears the danger for West Ham.
A. Cresswell
Yellow Card
65' Cresswell picks up the first yellow card of the game for time-wasting after kicking the ball away.
64' Fredericks pulls away from Targett again to curl a cross in from the byline on the right. Konsa misses the clearance and Antonio brings it down in the middle, but Mings is there again for Villa to clear his lines.
62' OFF THE LINE! Antonio times his run perfectly to stay onside as he gets onto Cresswell's cross and he lifts the ball over Martinez with the outside of his boot. It's looping towards goal and Mings gets back quickly to clear it off the line.
60' Soucek has scored eight Premier League goals for West Ham this season; excluding penalties, this is the most of any midfielder in the competition.
58' Villa just can't keep hold of the ball at the moment and West Ham are closing them down high up the field. The hosts are trying to break forward, but their passing is sloppy and Ogbonna wins it back.
M. Antonio
56' West Ham were three on two as they broke into Villa's half and Antonio floated a great cross into Lingard from the right.
J. Lingard
56' LINGARD SCORES! West Ham break quickly on the counter following Villa's free-kick and Antonio picks out Lingard in space on the left. He chests it down before hitting his shot at goal. Martinez gets a touch on it but can't stop it from crossing the line and he has a debut goal! 2-0 West Ham!
55' Grealish turns away from Coufal and shifts the ball onto Watkins ahead of him. The defender ends up catching him and giving away a free-kick and Coufal is not happy with that decision. 
53' West Ham are on the attack again now with Lingard finding himself in a pocket of space in the middle. He has Antonio to his right, but there's too much on the pass into it and the forward can't keep it in.
S. Benrahma
51' It was good hold up play from Antonio initially before touching it onto Benrahma. He spots Soucek's run and plays him in with a first-time pass.
T. Souček
51' SOUCEK SCORES! The midfielder's run is spotted late as he's played in by Benrahma and Mings can't get back. He drills his shot across goal from the right of the box, beating Martinez and sending it into the far corner. 1-0 West Ham!
50' It's a good throughball from McGinn to Barkley on the edge of the box and he turns away from Rice. He takes it into the area but then he's crowded off the ball by the West Ham defenders and the visitors come away with it.
48' Villa have made a bright start after the break as Traore breaks down the right. He touches it onto Cash, but his cross is overhit. Grealish does well to hook it back into the box from the byline, but none of his team-mates are there to bring it down.
46' Villa get us back underway for the second half!
Bertrand Traoré
A. El Ghazi
46' There's a change for Villa at the start of the second half and it's Traore that's coming on for El Ghazi.
Moyes will be the happier of the two managers so far as West Ham caused Villa a lot of problems in the final third, but they need to be much more clinical after the break. As for Villa, they've struggled to break the visitors down and Smith could do with making a change to give his side something different in the second half.
It's goalless at the break between Aston Villa and West Ham. The visitors created the better chances in the first half with Lingard and Cresswell both forcing good saves out of Martinez. Villa didn't have a shot on target but did come close through Watkins who hit the outside of the post just after heading over and Barkley whose effort was just wide of the near post.
45' It's good play from Grealish to open up a pocket of space on the edge of the box before touching it out to McGinn. It's a good cross into the middle from him, but he can't pick out a team-mate as Dawson clears.
43' Watkins holds the ball up well under pressure from Rice before playing it out to El Ghazi on the left. Villa just can't find any space in behind West Ham though and they're forced backwards again.
41' Ogbonna is looking to set Benrahma off down the left with his throughball and he tries to touch it past Cash, who is tight to him. The flick doesn't come off this time though and McGinn nicks it off him for Villa.
39' West Ham are keeping Villa penned back deep in their own half as they continue to push forward and it falls to Coufal in the middle of the box. He goes for goal, but his shot is straight down the middle at Martinez, who holds onto it.
37' West Ham are seeing more of the ball at the moment and it's patient play from the visitors as they play out from the back and try to open up Villa's midfield.
35' Lingard pulls it back for Benrahma and he holds off Konsa before laying it off to Soucek. He has time to set himself before curling a shot towards the far post, but it's wide of the target.
33' GOOD SAVE! Cresswell is standing over the free-kick just outside the box and he curls his effort towards the far post. Martinez watches it all the way and dives across his line to push the shot away.
32' It was a loose pass by Luiz on the edge of his box and Benrahma intercepts it. West Ham switch it out to the other side to try and open up some space and Luiz ends up fouling Soucek as he tries to make up for his mistake.
30' CHANCE! Targett whips the free-kick into the box and Dawson meets it in the middle. His clearance only goes as far as Barkley though and he takes a touch before hitting a shot towards goal, but he ends up dragging it just wide of the near post.
29' Mings goes long with his pass again and it's headed onto Grealish by Barkley. He takes it past Fredericks but is just caught by the defender to win a free-kick for Villa on the left wing.
27' OFF THE POST! A heavy touch takes it away from Dawson and Grealish is quickly onto the loose ball. He plays a throughball into Watkins in the box and he tries to curl it into the far post. Fabianski is beaten but it clips the outside of the post on it's way past.
26' Fredericks has a lot of space to run into down the right again and he cuts another cross back into the middle of the box. Lingard is waiting for it on the penalty spot but Konsa gets a foot to it ahead of him to clear it for Villa.
24' Mings decides to play a long ball over the top and Watkins times his run perfectly to stay onside. He pulls away from Dawson and brings it down with a good first touch but the defender does well to get back and put it out for a corner.
22' GOOD CHANCE! It's Villa's first real attack of the game and Cash swings a great cross into the box from the right. Watkins pulls away from Dawson at the far post to get on the end of it but sends his header just over the bar.
20' Villa just can't get out of their own half at the moment as the visitors continue to push forward and cause the defenders problems. Lingard turns with the ball to get into space before being fouled by Grealish, but the free-kick comes to nothing.
18' West Ham are keeping the pressure on Villa's backline as Fredericks pulls the ball back from the byline on the right. It goes through to Cresswell on the left and he sets himself for the volley. It was always going wide but it hits Antonio before going out for a goal-kick.
16' GOOD SAVE! Lingard cuts inside from the left and decides to have a go from distance. It's a good strike that swerves in the air, but Martinez dives across his line to push it away and Antonio can't get onto the rebound.
14' It's patient play from Villa as they steadily move upfield and they move it out from Grealish on the left to Cash on the other side. He scuffs his cross into the middle though and Cresswell sees it into Fabianski.
12' SAVE! It's a poor clearance by Konsa who just kicks it to Soucek on the edge of the box. He's off-balance but manages to touch it onto Antonio in the middle. He hits the shot on the volley, but there's no power on it and it's a comfortable save for Martinez.
10' Villa have lost 15 of their last 17 Premier League games in the month of February, drawing at Cardiff City (2014) and beating Norwich City (2016) in the other two.
8' It's a great switch of play from Antonio who is deep in his own half on the left to pick out Coufal's run down the right. Villa can't get close to him, but he overhits the throughball into Fredericks and Martinez rushes off his line to collect it.
6' El Ghazi nicks the ball off Benrahma on the halfway line and he makes a good run down the right for Villa. He carries it a long way but he's eventually crowded off the ball by the West Ham defenders.
4' Cash has stayed down next to his own goal after it looked like Antonio accidentally caught him when they both went for the ball. The medical team are on to give him some treatment, but he will be able to carry on for now.
2' West Ham are pushing forward early on here as Soucek switches play out to Lingard on the left. His first touch is good, but Cash gets back quickly to nick the ball off him and set Villa on the front foot.
1' Lingard gets the game underway for West Ham!
The teams are out on the pitch now, with kick-off just moments away.
West Ham are looking to win three consecutive Premier League away games for the first time since December 2018. The Hammers have already won more league games on the road this season (five) than they managed in the whole of 2019-20 (four).
David Moyes makes two changes to his team after their loss to Liverpool at the weekend. Lingard makes his debut after joining the club on loan, with Fredericks also coming in. Bowen and Fornals are on the bench.
Dean Smith makes just one change to the side that beat Southampton on Saturday as he brings in El Ghazi for Traore, who drops to the bench. New signing Sanson is also named as a substitute.
WEST HAM SUBS: Fabian Balbuena, David Martin, Andriy Yarmolenko, Ademipo Odubeko, Jarrod Bowen, Ben Johnson, Manuel Lanzini, Pablo Fornals, Issa Diop.
WEST HAM STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Lukasz Fabianski; Vladimir Coufal, Craig Dawson, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell; Tomas Soucek, Declan Rice; Ryan Fredericks, Said Benrahma, Jesse Lingard; Michail Antonio.
ASTON VILLA SUBS: Marvelous Nakamba, Bertrand Traore, Bjorn Engels, Jacob Ramsey, Tom Heaton, Trezeguet, Ahmed El Mohamady, Morgan Sanson, Keinan Davies.
ASTON VILLA STARTING XI (4-2-3-1): Emiliano Martinez; Matthew Cash, Ezri Konsa Ngoyo, Tyrone Mings, Matt Targett; Douglas Luiz, John McGinn; Anwar El Ghazi, Ross Barkley, Jack Grealish; Ollie Watkins.
West Ham have the chance to close the gap to the top four with a win today and come into this game having lost just one of their last nine games in all competitions (W6 D2), though that was in their most recent Premier League outing when they were beaten 3-1 by Liverpool. They face a Villa said that have won just two of their last six league games (D1 L3), including their only home match in the run when they beat Newcastle United 2-0.
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