Congolese left back Arthur Masuaku’s misdirected late cross beat Chelsea keeper Edouard Mendy to earn West Ham 3-2 victory over the English Premier League leaders in a pulsating encounter at London Stadium on Saturday, December 04, 2021.
After collecting the ball wide on the left with three minutes remaining, Masuaku’s attempted delivery took Mendy by surprise and flew in at the near post to spark jubilant scenes among Hammers supporters.
The win consolidated West Ham’s place in the top four and means they have now beaten Chelsea and Liverpool, two of the three teams above them this season.
Thiago Silva broke the deadlock for Chelsea in the first half, heading Mason Mount’s corner past Lukasz Fabianski via the inside of the post.
West Ham equalised when Mendy brought down Jarrod Bowen following a poor backpass from Jorginho, allowing Manuel Lanzini to stroke home from the penalty spot.
Chelsea regained their advantage in spectacular fashion, Mount sending a superb side-footed volley into the corner from Hakim Ziyech’s low cross for his second goal in two games.
Bowen’s low drive from the edge of the area restored parity once more before Masuaku’s remarkable late winner.
The defeat means Chelsea drop to third after Liverpool beat Wolves and Manchester City won at Watford.