Sebastien Haller keen to continue scoring form


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New West Ham signing Sebastien Haller scored his first goals for the club at the weekend and says he is focused on getting more.

Manuel Pellegrini’s side beat Watford 3-1 away on Saturday with Haller scoring twice, breaking his duck after arriving from Eintracht Frankfurt. The French striker joined the Hammers in the summer in a club record deal and said it was important to get the first win of the new campaign.

He told the club’s official website: “Of course, I’m pleased; especially to score the two goals that got us the win. I think today was not my best game but, finally, I scored two goals. This is the game of a striker.

“It’s nice for the team to create chances too, even if we are missing a few of them. We need to improve to score more of those chances. I think this was the first step for us and now we will work to score more. That’s the only thing we can do.”

The Hammers started the new season with a 5-0 defeat at home to Manchester City before drawing 1-1 at Brighton last weekend. They got off to the perfect start on Saturday with Mark Noble scoring from the penalty spot after three minutes and, after Andre Gray had equalised for the Hornets, Haller netted twice in the second half to seal the win.

The Hammers are in EFL Cup action in midweek, playing away at League Two Newport County before they return to the London Stadium at the weekend with Norwich City the visitors in the last match before the international break.

The Hammers are 1.95 to win on Saturday with the Canaries 3.60 and the draw is 3.80. Haller is at 34.00 to be the top goalscorer in the league this season with Norwich striker Teemu Pukki 17.00.

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