Nacer Chadli scores twice as West Brom beats West Ham 4-2 in EPL

Nacer Chadli was signed by West Brom from Tottenham Hotspur for a reputed club record of 13 million pounds in August.

By: Reuters | London | Published:September 17, 2016 10:04 pm
West Bromwich Albion's Nacer Chadli celebrates after scoring the fourth goal for West Brom against Hammers. Reuters/Eddie Keogh Livepic West Bromwich Albion’s Nacer Chadli celebrates after scoring the fourth goal for West Brom against Hammers.
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Attacking midfielder Nacer Chadli marked a superb home debut with two goals and two assists for West Bromwich Albion as they beat hapless West Ham United 4-2 at the Hawthorns to hand the Londoners their third straight Premier League defeat.

Signed from Tottenham Hotspur for a reputed club record 13 million pounds ($16.90 million) in August, Chadli slotted home an eighth-minute penalty after Arthur Masuaku handled the ball in the box. He then set up Jose Salomon Rondon half an hour later to double the advantage.

James McClean steered home a ball from Chadli to make it 3-0 before halftime, and the 27-year-old Belgian made it four 11 minutes into the second half when he finished a counter-attack by firing Rondon’s pass into the net.

Dimitri Payet mounted something of a fightback for West Ham, crossing for Michail Antonio to score and winning a penalty which Manuel Lanzini converted, but once again Slaven Bilic’s side came up short as West Brom held on.