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Rice earns West Ham rare win over Arsenal

12 Jan 2019
Declan Rice celebrates

Hammers claim first home victory over Gunners since 2006 thanks to 19-year-old's debut goal for club

Declan Rice’s first Premier League goal for West Ham United earned their first home victory in the competition against Arsenal since 2006.

Alexandre Lacazette tested West Ham goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski early on, but the Hammers soon took control with Samir Nasri pulling a shot wide.

Rice headed wide from a corner just before half-time, but the 19-year-old made no mistake three minutes after the break.

Anderson's cross was half-cleared and Nasri teed up Rice to curl into the top corner.

Alex Iwobi and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both went close to equalising but the Hammers held firm.

West Ham climb two places to eighth on 31 points, while Arsenal stay fifth on 41 points.

See: West Ham report | Arsenal report

Next fixtures

West Ham: 19 Jan v AFC Bournemouth (A)
Arsenal: 19 Jan v Chelsea (H)

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