WATCH: Mohammed Kudus’ SUBLIME touch and finish during West Ham’s bashing of Arsenal in Carabao Cup
Arsenal were beaten 3-1 in the EFL Cup.
Screen grab of Kudus' goal vs Arsenal. (Via X/@Kudus_Szn)
Arsenal crashed out of the Carabao Cup after a surprising 3-1 defeat to West Ham United. The Hammers dealt a killer blow to Arsenal’s hopes in the competition as Mikel Arteta‘s side had no reply to David Moyes and his men. Former Ajax player and current West Ham winger Mohammed Kudus produced a moment of brilliance during the game.
The Ghanaian forward scored the 2nd goal against Arsenal sublimely. Following the game, Kudus’ goal has gone viral on social media. The 23-year-old’s moment came in the first half, with 30 minutes on the clock. He received a long pass from Nayef Aguerd, and with a brilliant touch, placed the ball right in front of him. His deft touch took the ball away from his marker, Oleksandr Zinchenko.
A quick burst of pace to reach the ball saw the ball hit the back of the net before any Arsenal player could react. His goal gave West Ham a 2-0 lead before Jarrod Bowen tripled their advantage.
Kudus was substituted for Thilo Kehrer in the 89th minute. The strike marked Kudus’ 4th goal for the club, after making a $46.44 million transfer in the summer.
Arsenal crashed out of EFL Cup after 3-1 defeat to West Ham United
Mikel Arteta and Arsenal were dealt a shock defeat at the hands of David Moyes and West Ham. The Gunners were on a good run of form, enduring just one defeat before the game against West Ham. But the Hammers went ahead early, thanks to an own goal after Jarrod Bowen’s corner was met by Ben White, whose unfortunate error saw the ball tumble into his net.
Bowen nearly doubled their lead, but Ben White made no mistake this time as he cleared the ball off the line. Mohammed Kudus scored a wonder-goal to double the home side’s lead. His marvellous touch and finish had the home crowd on their feet. Arsenal were dealt the killer blow when Jarrod Bowen finally got his goal. The striker unleashed a pile-driver from the edge of the box.
The shot proved too powerful for Aaron Ramsdale as his hands were unable to keep out Bowen’s strike. Subsequently, Arsenal’s only goal in the game came from their captain Martin Ødegaard. However, his effort proved too little, too late, as West Ham ensured progression to the quarter-finals. David Moyes’ side are drawn against Liverpool and will lock horns on 19th December.
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