Argentine international Manuel Lanzini was in the West Ham United starting XI as they returned to winning ways in the Premier League thanks to the 4-1 away win over Watford who are facing the threat of relegation from the English top flight this season. Watford are back in the Premier League this season and they could be in the division for just a season as they are facing threat from the likes of Norwich City, Burnley and Newcastle United in the race to avoid the drop. Burnley, Norwich City and Newcastle United are the bottom three teams in the Premier League relegation zone at the moment. Burnley and Newcastle United are two points off Watford, while bottom team Norwich City are just three points off the final safety spot.
For the Watford game, Aston Villa target Lanzini was in the starting XI despite the transfer rumours linking him with a move away from the London team. The Aston Villa target has been at West Ham United for almost six years. Villa are not the only team keen to sign Lanzini from the Hammers. Apart Aston Villa, Leeds United are another Premier League interested in the 28-year-old.
West Ham United had not won in three Premier League matches before they faced Watford at the Vicarage Road and they were able to end their winless run thanks to the comeback win over the Hornets.
Watford took the lead as early as the fourth minute through leading goalscorer Emmanuel Dennis who now has eight Premier League goals this season. The Hammers turned the game on its head in just two minutes. Tomas Soucek scored the West Ham equaliser in the 27th minute before Algerian star Said Benrahma added a second goal in as many minutes. Mark Noble (spot kick) and substitute Niko Vlasic scored in the second half to seal a big win.