West Ham vs Nottingham Forest: Premier League final score, result and report and Danny Ings scored twice

Danny Ings scored twice on his first start for West Ham United as they climbed out of the relegation zone with a thumping 4-0 win over Nottingham Forest.

The 30-year-old striker looked to be a sensational signing for the struggling Hammers when he arrived from Aston Villa for £12million last month,

But Ings found the net twice in two second-half minutes to lift his new team out of the bottom three and the mood at the London Stadium.

Declan Rice added a third and substitute Michail Antonio wrapped up a much-needed win for manager David Moyes.

All the goals came in the final 20 minutes after the opening 70 minutes shy of two goals.

West Ham star Jarrod Bowen saw an effort curl wide and then almost score straight from the corner, Keylor Navas palming the ball over his crossbar.

At another corner, Felipe deflected Lucas Paqueta’s low drive to the bottom of the post.

Ings had a good chance from Vladimir Coufal’s cross, but Tomas Soucek’s leap ended it and he made a mess of his leader in front of goal.

Forest were showing as much ambition as they did in last weekend’s final against Manchester City, although Lukasz Fabianski had to get to Felipe’s destination and keep out a 20-yard shot from Morgan Gibbs- White in the first half.

After the break, Soucek met Aaron Cresswell’s corner at the near post but his header was just wide.

David Moyes could celebrate three crucial points

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A slick move involving Paqueta, Ings and Said Benrahma then ended with Bowen slamming a low shot against Navas’ far post.

Forest were screaming for a penalty when Renan Lodi’s drive hit the arm of Ben Johnson but for the third game in a row West Ham got the better of them, although the shot was probably too close for a penalty in this case.

The Hammers had to make a change at the back when Fabianski was caught on the side of the head by Felipe, with Alphonse Areola replacing him.

But they took an immediate lead when Bowen drilled the ball low across the goal where Ings headed it expertly.

The goal survived a VAR check for offside, and in the blink of an eye Ings had his second, another poised strike from Benrahma’s cross into the six-yard box.

Suddenly West Ham looked behind and the goals in them, arguably for the first time this season.

Rice got into the act in the 78th minute, collecting Benrahma’s cutback and curling a superb effort past Navas and inside the far post.

With Forest on the ropes, Antonio struck the winner when he headed in a cross from sub Pablo Fornals.

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