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Iwobi, Adarabioyo star as Fulham hit five past West Ham

Fulham continued their rich vein of goalscoring form after they scored five goals for the second time this week as they comfortably dispatched West Ham…

Fulham continued their rich vein of goalscoring form after they scored five goals for the second time this week as they comfortably dispatched West Ham United 5-0.

Goals from Raul Jimenez, Willian, Tosin Adarabioyo, Harry Wilson and Carlos Vinicius gave the hosts an impressive victory as they move into the top half of the Premier League table.

The home side were unchanged following their comprehensive 5-0 victory over Nottingham Forest last time out.

West Ham manager David Moyes made two changes to the team that started the 2-1 win at Spurs, with Aaron Cresswell and Pablo Fornals coming in for Emerson Palmieri and Edson Alvarez.

West Ham had made the brighter start, but Fulham gradually gained a foothold in the match and they broke the deadlock in the 22nd minute.

Joao Palhinha whipped in a dangerous cross from the left-hand side and it was met by the head of Raul Jimenez – the Mexican netting his third goal in his last two Premier League appearances.

Nine minutes later there was even more to smile about for the home fans, as the Cottagers doubled their lead. After Alex Iwobi’s shot was kept out by Hammers ‘keeper Lukasz Fabianski, Fulham kept the move alive. The ball eventually reached Willian, who steered the ball home to put the hosts 2-0 up.

Fulham weren’t finished yet – and on 41 minutes Tosin Adarabioyo rose above Kurt Zouma to head home an Andreas Pereira corner.

With a 3-0 lead at half-time, Fulham had now scored at least three goals in four consecutive top-flight matches for the first time since October 1961.

On the hour mark, substitute Harry Wilson curled home a curling shot beyond the reach of Fabianski and into the top-left corner.

West Ham attempted to get on the scoresheet, with Said Benrhama drawing a few saves from Leno but in the end, it was Fulham who had the last word, scoring a fifth in the 88th minute.

An unmarked Carlos Vinicius slotted a left-footed shot into an empty net as Fulham secured back-to-back 5-0 Premier League wins.

Their emphatic victory moves them on to 21 points and 10th in the table, West Ham are a place and three points ahead.

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