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Summary

  1. Liverpool suffer third loss in five games
  2. Villa 0-3 Arsenal - Ozil, Welbeck & OG
  3. Newcastle 2-2 Hull - Magpies were two down
  4. Burnley 0-0 S'land - Clarets goalless in four
  5. Swansea 0-1 Saints; QPR 2-2 Stoke

Live Reporting

By Tom Rostance, Gary Rose and Mandeep Sanghera

All times stated are UK

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Mo, Manchester: Please someone explain how Gerrard, Lucas and Henderson is a solution. No legs to prevent counter attacks and absolutely no creativity. Isn't the midfield where the goals are suppose to be created from? Brendan Rodgers has to be to blame, pathetic team selection once again!

Tim, London: Sam Allardyce was bemoaning his side's inability to keep a clean sheet this season, but he won't care if they simply solve that problem by outscoring Champions League level opposition!

West Ham 3-1 Liverpool

Sam Allardyce told BBC 606 earlier that his side's win "wasn't an off performance by Liverpool, it was a magnificent performance by my West Ham players".

Hard to argue with that. I've been impressed with what I have seen of them so far this season, with Allardyce's summer signings certainly improving the first XI.

Next up for the Hammers in the Premier League is Manchester United away and, with the change in style Allardyce seems to be implementing, it will certainly be interesting to see how they get on.

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Adam Uba: Mario Balotelli or Danny Welbeck. Welbeck gives you defensive steel and energy even not scoring. Balo just goes missing altogether.

Stephen Collins: West Ham could teach Man United and Liverpool a thing or two about sensible transfers! Song, Amalfitano, Valencia. They've bought so well.

Michael Whyte: Can't wait to see Benzema, Ronaldo, Bale and Rodriguez up against Sakho and Lovren.

Player reaction

West Ham 3-1 Liverpool

West Ham defender Winston Reid, speaking to BBC Sport: "I nearly missed, it was good to get a goal but the most important thing for the team was to get a couple of goals in front early on. That helped us settle and make it difficult for Liverpool.

"They had a midweek game in the Champions League so we wanted to start quickly. Fortunately enough that paid off and we got the result."

West Ham's Winston Reid celebrates
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West Ham 3-1 Liverpool

If you are planning on heading out, stick around for just a little longer because we still have some reaction to bring you from today's games. West Ham goalscorer Winston Reid has been talking to BBC Sport about his second-minute opener. His thoughts coming up...

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Rob, London: Liverpool played like a mid-table club. After the departure of Luis Suarez I thought the defence would have to bolt up and stop conceding goals. We seemed to have done the opposite. Top four looks unlikely and is probably a contentious prediction in Merseyside at the moment.

West Ham 3-1 Liverpool

Liverpool trail leaders Chelsea by six points, and manager Brendan Rodgers added: "It's not ideal, it's a long old season but you don't want to be too far away from the pack.

"We were up there from the off last season so there is no doubt we have to improve and ensure we don't get detached at this early stage."

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Nid: Liverpool were very lucky to get all three points against unknown Ludogorets in midweek. Today, their luck ran out.

Mahbub Anam: Liverpool the new Spurs. Sold a phone and bought a watch, a calculator, a pencil and a rubber.

Manager reaction

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Sam Allardyce
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West Ham boss Sam Allardyce speaking to MOTD: "When you see a gameplan work as early as that, it's brilliant. Liverpool had played in the Champions League for the first time in five years which is tiring and we wanted to start as quickly as we can. We said let's not let them control the tempo and press their back players. It worked brilliantly.

"From there on they only had one shot on target and we could have had three or four. It's a fantastic result and performance. I don't think anybody across the world of football can say that we didn't deserve that today."

West Ham 3-1 Liverpool

Evening kick-offs have certainly not been good for Liverpool. They kicked off at 17:30 BST against Aston Villa last Saturday and at the same time today and they lost both games.

Good news though Brendan, Liverpool's game against rivals Everton next weekend is a 12:45 BST kick-off...

Manager reaction

West Ham 3-1 Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers
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Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers tells MOTD: "Overall we never showed the composure that is related to this team. We didn't start well.

"It was disappointing. We knew this would be a tough game but we were 2-0 down before we started. I thought we reacted well but we were risking the game at the end and unfortunately for us it was a day of too many mistakes.

"We're nowhere near the levels we expect to be at. The expectancy is raised for us after the last few seasons but at this moment in time we are not there. We will continue to work hard. We'll look to bounce back."

Player reaction

West Ham 3-1 Liverpool

West Ham midfielder Stewart Downing, speaking to Sky Sports: "We worked hard throughout and in the end it paid off with the result. Diafra Sakho is an off the cuff type of player and has had some great finishes. I think he probably did mean it for his goal.

"We are a hard team to play against, with great pace and strong boys. It's nice to play against your old teams, but more importantly we needed a result. It was big for us to get something and the fans got right behind us. They were massive for us."

West Ham midfielder Stewart Downing celebrates
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Player reaction

West Ham 3-1 Liverpool

West Ham midfielder Mark Noble, speaking to Sky Sports: "We have worked on the shape of the team and in the first half we were fantastic. Liverpool were always going to give it a real go, but every one of us was bang on and we deserved the win.

"We were good on Monday against Hull and deserved a little more and we should have beaten Spurs in the first game of the season, but the performance out there has shown what we are capable of. We now need to make this place a fortress."

West Ham captain Mark Noble
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Kevin, Hornchurch: Liverpool in for long disappointing season as Suarez irreplaceable. Gerrard losing it as age catches up with him. Squad just not good enough to rotate weekly. Lucky to make top four this season.

Billy, Glasgow: Liverpool playing like a team that believes their own hype, turning up and expecting to stroll it. West Ham have been superior in every area, Liverpool have never been in it.

Sam, Kent: I doubted Sam Allardyce this season, I'm glad he's proving me wrong.

West Ham 3-1 Liverpool

Bubbles fill the air as Upton Park enters party time. It is a first home win for West Ham, which moves them up to eighth in the Premier League table.

Liverpool, meanwhile, lose two consecutive league games for the first time since last December. It is also their third defeat in five league games.

They trail leaders Chelsea by six points and, with the Blues in action tomorrow, that gap could yet get bigger.

West Ham 3-1 Liverpool

Bradley Allen

Tottenham academy coach on BBC London 94.9

"Full credit to West Ham, it was their best performance of the season so far and they will win fans playing like this. It has been in an emotional week for Liverpool but this has been set up for West Ham. Returning to the Champions League, that level of football takes it out of you and Liverpool were not been able to live with West Ham's tempo this evening. There are things to ponder for Brendan Rodgers I think. A pulsating encounter."

MOTD runnning order

The all important MOTD running order is here. Burnley, you're last again. And you will be until you score a goal.

1. Newcastle/Hull, 2. WestHam/Liverpool, 3. Villa/Arsenal, 4. QPR/Stoke, 5. Swansea/Southampton, 6. Burnley/Sunderland.

Match of the Day, 22:20-23:40, BBC One & 22:35-23:55, BBC One Scotland & 22:20-23:55, BBC Wales & 22:20-23:55, BBC Northern Ireland

FULL-TIME

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West Ham's Morgan Amalfitano celebrates his goal against Liverpool
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Alistair Lowe: For the first time since his first five months Brendan Rodgers has major questions to answer. This has been a horrible, horrible performance.

Nathan Collicott: You can win things with kids. But not with Skrtel and Sakho as your centre-backs...

Joe Trott: So pleased for West Ham, about time they got a bit of luck and took the pressure off big Sam.

West Ham 3-1 Liverpool

Liverpool seem almost resigned to the result as they hit long balls into the West ham half. Raheem Sterling does win a free-kick, though, which Steven Gerrard swings in, but the ball is headed away.

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Former Liverpool captain Jamie Carragher: "After losing Suarez Lfc were never going to score 100 goals + this season so had to be better defensively, they actually look worse now."

West Ham 3-1 Liverpool

Upton Park is in fine voice as the game enters the first of four minutes of stoppage time. The Hammers are on course for their first home win of the season, and it will be a deserved victory too. This has been a good display by Sam Allardyce's side.

West Ham manager Sam Allardyce directs from the touchline
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West Ham 3-1 Liverpool

Bradley Allen

Tottenham academy coach on BBC London 94.9

"A delightful finish from Morgan Amalfitano after a wonderful move at the death. Stewart Downing did ever so well. It was silky soccer from the Hammers. Who would have thought we'd be saying that? We've seen it all from West Ham tonight. And you cannot argue with the score from the balance of play."

GOAL

West Ham 3-1 Liverpool - Morgan Amalfitano

Liverpool's attempts to push forward in search of an equaliser was always going to leave them a little exposed at the back, and so it proves as Stewart Downing threads a pass for Morgan Amalfitano to run on to and the substitute pokes the ball into the far corner. Game over.

West Ham's Morgan Amalfitano scores
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West Ham 2-1 Liverpool

Plenty of claret and blue back defending as Liverpool attempt to prise open the West Ham defence. They are having no joy, though, a frustration highlighted by Martin Skrtel as he has a go from distance, but his shot is wide.

West Ham 2-1 Liverpool

Another brief moment of concern for West Ham as Diafra Sakho is clutching his leg after challenging for the ball with Liverpool's Mamadou Sakho, who looked to have caught the striker with his foot. He is able to jog it off though.

Ten to go

West Ham 2-1 Liverpool

Cheikhou Kouyate is able to continue, a pleasing sight for West Ham fans as their side will need the numbers to fend off Liverpool in these closing stages.

Cheikhou Kouyate of West Ham
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Ahmer Murad: Better pressure by Liverpool. Just missing that final ball. There may be more goals in this one...

West Ham 2-1 Liverpool

A concern for West Ham as Cheikhou Kouyate is down injured after clearing the ball. West Ham boss Sam Allardyce is out of his seat and stood in his technical area, looking a tad worried. The Hammers have already used all three subs...

West Ham 2-1 Liverpool

Bradley Allen

Tottenham academy coach on BBC London 94.9

"Liverpool are coming into it, and are not letting West Ham win the second ball. The Reds are showing the style that has been synonymous with Brendan Rodgers' reign. The ball is doing the work, and they are now the better side in this game."

Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson heads the ball
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SUBSTITUTION

West Ham 2-1 Liverpool

Brendan Rodgers opts to sacrifice the pace of Fabio Borini to introduce the directness of Rickie Lambert as the former Southampton striker comes on for the last 15 minutes. West Ham also make a change, defender James Collins on for Enner Valencia to shore up the defence.

West Ham 2-1 Liverpool

Liverpool have definitely improved with Adam Lallana in the side and he slides a pass to Alberto Moreno on the left side of the West Ham area, and the wing-back fizzes a teasing ball across the face of goal but no Liverpool player can make the decisive touch and West Ham clear.

CLOSE!

West Ham 2-1 Liverpool

Mario Balotelli calls Adrian into action with a smart snapshot, forcing the West Ham keeper to react quickly and push the ball away. You sense the Italian could well get something from nothing in this game - he has just under 20 minutes in which to do so.

West Ham 2-1 Liverpool

Bradley Allen

Tottenham academy coach on BBC London 94.9

"I think Alex Song has been simple and effective. If you don't learn anything from sharing a training pitch with the likes of Iniesta and Xavi, when will you?"

SUBSTITUTION

West Ham 2-1 Liverpool

A very solid first start for Alex Song in West Ham colours, having provided a calm presence in midfield, and he goes off to warm applause from the home fans as he is replaced by Morgan Amalfitano.

West Ham striker Alex Song
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Brad Peterson: It's this time in a game like this that Alex Song could prove invaluable to West Ham, knows exactly what needs to be done.

David Leaper: Mario Ballotelli, wandering around like a poor mans Emile Heskey. Fabio Borini, inept, like an even poorer mans Sean Dundee...

YELLOW CARD

West Ham 2-1 Liverpool

Carl Jenkinson's first contribution since coming on is to slam into Alberto Moreno, out comes the yellow card. It is all getting a little niggly now.

SUBSTITUTION

West Ham 2-1 Liverpool

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce makes his first change of the game, on-loan Arsenal full-back Carl Jenkinson on for Guy Demel.