Haller double gives West Ham United 3-1 win over Watford

Record signing Sebastien Haller scored a tap-in and a superb bicycle kick for West Ham as they beat Watford 3-1 in the Premier League at Vicarage Road on home this Saturday.

The defeat was the home side’s third straight league loss of the season.

On the 15th anniversary of his West Ham debut, Mark Noble put the visitors ahead from the penalty spot.

Manuel Lanzini was crudely chopped down in the box by Abdoulaye Doucoure in the opening minute to earn the visitors the spot kick.

Andre Gray scored Watford’s first goal of the season to put the home side level in the 17th minute, latching on to a Will Hughes pass and lashing the ball home first time.

After a superb attacking display in the first half, Watford started the second period brightly but the wheels came off when Hughes missed from point-blank range after more good work by Gray.

That mistake was to prove costly in the 64th minute as Felipe Anderson got free down the left before angling a pass in to the feet of Haller.

The sign new man, who reportedly cost the Hammers 45 million pounds from Eintracht Frankfurt in July, fired home with ease.

The 23-year-old French striker sealed the Hammers’ first win of the season with an acrobatic overhead kick nine minutes later after Michail Antonio’s header was palmed on to the crossbar by Ben Foster. (Reuters/NAN)

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