West Ham stunned Arsenal 2-nil last night to record a third successive Premier League victory, denting
the Gunners’ title challenge in the process.
It was a ruthless display by West Ham, who converted two of their three shots on target, while Arsenal
squandered a host of opportunities as they missed the chance to move top of the league.
The result leaves Mikel Arteta’s Gunners second in the table, two points behind league leaders
Liverpool, while West Ham end the year with 33 points – their highest total at the halfway stage in a
Premier League campaign.
Also last night Brighton overcame Tottenham 4-2 in a dominant display.
The win sees Brighton climb above Newcastle into eighth, while Spurs stay fifth, a point behind fourth-
placed Manchester City.