Andriy Yarmolenko stepped off the bench to hit the winner as West Ham shrugged off VAR controversy to beat Chelsea 3-2 and give their Premier League survival hopes a huge boost.The Hammers had controversially been denied an opener when Tomas Soucek’s strike was scrubbed out by VAR after around three-and-a-half minute wait.Michail Antonio was deeemed to have intefered with play while his head was in an offside position, leading to the goal being chalked off.“I was spewing,” West Ham coach David Moyes said about the decision after play. “I was thinking we were never going to get a decision here. I felt everything was going against us.”Watch European Football with beIN SPORTS and ESPN on Kayo. New to Kayo? Get your 14-day free trial & start streaming instantly >Hammers stun Chelsea late1:30West Ham battled back from Willian’s (42) penalty to lead when Soucek (45+2) and Antonio (51) netted either side of the break.However, a superb free-kick from Willian (72) looked to have shared the points until West Ham broke away and Antonio teed up Yarmolenko to cut past Antonio Rudiger to fire home in the 89th minute.That goal sealed just the third win of Moyes’ second tenure at West Ham and lifts them three points above the relegation zone with six games remaining.Chelsea, meanwhile, will be frustrated at failing to capitalise on Leicester’s loss to Everton earlier in the day, when a win in east London would have moved them up to third.VAR denies Hammers again0:53CL DREAM UNDER THREAT FOR LEICESTERLeicester’s hopes of a top-four finish in the Premier League were hit by a 2-1 defeat at Everton on Wednesday night, despite a second-half fightback from the Foxes.Richarlison put Everton ahead with just 10 minutes on the clock and Gylfi Sigurdsson doubled their advantage from the penalty spot six minutes later after a long VAR review eventually punished Wilfred Ndidi’s handball.Foxes winless streak extended1:33However, Leicester responded after the break and pulled one back when Mason Holgate’s clearance went in off sub Kelechi Iheanacho (51) but couldn’t find a second, despite dominating possession and territory at Goodison Park.The result leaves Leicester – who are yet to win since football’s restart – still in third but just one point ahead of Chelsea, who travel to West Ham later on Wednesday, and two points ahead of Manchester United in fifth and Wolves in sixth. Everton move up to 11th.ARSENAL ROUT BOOSTS EUROPEAN HOPESGunners cruise past Norwich1:29Arsenal boosted their chances of securing European football for next season with a comprehensive 4-0 win over relegation-threatened Norwich.The Gunners again benefited from some poor goalkeeping as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang capitalised on Tim Krul’s error to open the scoring before Granit Xhaka finished a fine move to double his side’s advantage at the break.Aubameyang extended the lead after the break with his 19th Premier League goal of the season, pouncing on another unforced error from the visitors before Cedric Soares made an instant impact on his Arsenal debut to seal a big win for Mikel Arteta’s side.Krul’s nightmare moment0:22Victory sees Arsenal move above rivals Tottenham into seventh, six points behind sixth-placed Wolves ahead of the Gunners’ crucial clash at Molineux.Meanwhile, Norwich’s survival hopes are hanging by a thread. Defeat leaves Daniel Farke’s side six points adrift of safety with six games remaining.MAGPIES DEEPEN CHERRIES RELEGATION FEARSBournemouth have sunk closer towards relegation.Source: AFPNewcastle ignited their quest for a top-half finish with a comprehensive 4-1 victory at Bournemouth that deepened the Cherries’ relegation fears.Dwight Gayle punished Jefferson Lerma’s costly fifth-minute error to hand Newcastle the lead, and Sean Longstaff put the Magpies in complete control at the Vitality Stadium with an emphatic second on the half-hour.Cherries misery continues1:31The offside flag prevented Josh King’s header from halving the deficit in the first minute of the second half after Dominic Solanke’s deflected shot had struck the post.Newcastle took full advantage of their reprieve as stunning goals from Miguel Almiron and Valentino Lazaro inflicted a crushing defeat on Eddie Howe’s side, who grabbed a late consolation through Dan Gosling.Newcastle’s second victory since the restart lifts them up to 13th in the table, three points off Rafa Benitez’s points total last season with six games remaining, while Bournemouth drop below Aston Villa to second bottom due to their inferior goals scored record.



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