Bilic down after defeat leaves Hammers in trouble

West Ham's Jose Fonte arrives at the stadium before the match

It's his eighth goal of the season.

He has now guided Leicester to victory in each of his last four games since taking over from Claudio Ranieri.

West Ham have upcoming trips to Hull City and Arsenal, before returning to the London Stadium for their next home game against Swansea City on April 8.

Any suggestions of Leicester weariness following their Champions League exploits were swiftly put to bed during a ferocious start. Manuel Lanzini and Jordan Ayew scored the Hammers's goals.

That ended the centre-back's 87-game run in the Premier League and allowed the little-used Yohan Benalouane a first league start in nearly two seasons with the Foxes.

The problems are piling up for West Ham manager Slaven Bilic, whose side have lost their last three matches and could yet find themselves in the relegation scrap.

Among the banners in the home section was one which read' Long Live The Boleyn' in homage to the club's old stadium as they struggle to settle into their controversial new one.

City striker Jamie Vardy had scored just a hat-trick against Manchester City in his previous 26 games before today.

After only five minutes, Riyad Mahrez swung a hopeful cross into the West Ham penalty area; the ball evaded everyone and went straight into the goal.

Having traded passes with Mahrez from a free-kick, Marc Albrighton lofted the ball into the danger zone for the onrushing Huth to head home from seven yards.

Kaspar Schmeichel stood rooted to a spot as Manuel Lanzini's free kick earned West Ham its first goal in the 20th minute.

West Ham: Randolph 6, Byram 5, Fonte 6, Reid 6, Cresswell 6, Kouyate 6, Obiang 6, Ayew 6, Lanzini 7, Antonio 6, Carroll 6.

Subs (not used): Nordtveit, Feghouli, Adrián, Collins.

Subs (not used): King, Amartey, Zieler, Gray.

"We showed all the attributes to win a game".

West Ham left the field at half time to boos from the home fans, who are now thoroughly fed up with the team's poor home form.

The "to be or not to be" references have been a dead giveaway, while you might have seen some of your mates going one further, alluding to the potential of tragedy or describing some of Leicester's defending as a "comedy of errors".



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