Nketiah’s late goal earns Arsenal win over West Ham


Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah, right, scores his side's second goal during the Premier League match between Arsenal and West Ham at the Emirates Stadium in London, England, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020. (Ian Walton/AP)

LONDON — Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to score an 85th-minute winner Saturday as Arsenal beat West Ham 2-1 for a second straight victory to open the Premier League.

The England under-21 striker had only been on the field for eight minutes when he stretched to tap in a low cross from Dani Ceballos after Arsenal broke through the offside trap.

Alexandre Lacazette’s 25th-minute opener for Arsenal, set up by a pinpoint cross from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, was cancelled out by a well-worked team goal finished off by Michail Antonio just before halftime at Emirates Stadium.

West Ham has lost both of its games so far, having been beaten 2-0 by Newcastle last weekend.

Arsenal opened with a 3-0 win at Fulham.

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