West Ham’s place within the Premier League subsequent season was all however confirmed because of their 3-1 win in opposition to Watford on Friday evening.
The Hammers are six factors away from the drop zone with simply two video games left however crucially have a far superior purpose distinction to Aston Villa and Bournemouth.
Watford are nonetheless in peril and sit in 17th and three factors above their rivals heading into the deciding fixtures.
The Hammers took an early lead when Pablo Fornals performed in Michail Antonio who fired throughout Ben Foster and into the again of the web for his seventh purpose for the reason that resumption of the Premier League.
Lower than 5 minutes later, the house aspect’s lead was doubled when Tomas Soucek headed in from a well-placed Jarrod Bowen cross.
Declan Rice’s excellent 30-yard strike gave the Hammers a three-goal benefit after 36 minutes and gave them a commanding lead going into the second half.
Watford began the second half brightly and have been rapidly rewarded when Troy Deeney lowered the deficit.
Abdoulaye Doucoure drove down the left earlier than going for purpose, however his strike rebounded off the put up and into the trail of the captain who tapped house.
Sebastien Haller got here near lobbing Foster when the Watford goalkeeper was caught in no-man’s land however he managed to tip it previous the put up whereas scrambling again in the direction of his line.
Watford put the house aspect underneath some stress within the closing phases of the sport however struggled within the closing third.
The Hornets nonetheless have work to do going into the ultimate two video games however, importantly, it’s nonetheless in their very own fingers whereas West Ham can sit slightly simpler with the job practically carried out.