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2016-17 Barclays Premier League

Manager : Slaven Bilic

NK DOMZALE : UEFA Europa League (Third Qualifying round - 1st leg)

Adrian

Antonio (Quina)

Nordtveit

Reid

Byram

Noble

Kouyate

Obiang

Feghouli

Carroll

Valencia

Stadion Stozice, Ljubljana

1 - 2 (Nobel [pen])

28 July 2016

Att: 8,458

Ref: Mete Kalkavan

A landmark season in the club's history when they finally move into the 60,000 capacity London Stadium. The stands behind the goals will be named after former players Bobby Moore and Trevor Brooking. West Ham have sold out the 50,000 season tickets allocation for the stadium. West Ham United will sport a newly-designed crest, the new badge sees the castle removed from the design with a heavier focus on the historic 'irons'. The addition of 'London' helps to focus the club's roots and status. On the playing front and for the second-year in a row the Hammers qualify for the Europa League.

West Ham United have work to do in the second leg of their UEFA Europa League third qualifying round tie against NK Domzale after falling to a 2-1 defeat in Slovenia. A Matic Crnic double gave the hosts a first leg advantage despite Mark Noble’s successful penalty conversion in the first half. Luka Elsner’s Domzale side were impressive and posed a threat on the break throughout, not least from their Slovenian international Crnic on the left hand side. With Slaven Bilic serving the second game of a UEFA touchline ban, the Hammers were unable to find a route back into the contest once Crnic has re-established the hosts' lead soon after the interval and will need to up their game at London Stadium next week. The visitors were dealt an early shock when Havard Nordtveit was harshly penalised for handball inside the area with eleven minutes on the clock.

The Norway international was booked for his protests and Bilic’s men had to deal with falling behind as Crnic confidently beat Adrian’s dive with a well-placed penalty into the top left corner. West Ham were not behind for long, however, as the referee pointed to the spot again – and this time in their favour – seven minutes later. There was no doubt about this decision as Winston Reid beat goalkeeper Axel Maraval to flick the ball on and felt the full force of his attempted punch clear. Noble is Mr Reliable from the spot and he placed the ball down the middle to register his 25th successful penalty conversion in Claret and Blue.

Crnic was the man on target again, cutting inside before finding the bottom right hand corner of the net from 15 yards. Seven minutes from time Noble did well to jockey Crnic and deflect his shot behind, and Adrian had to make a fine double save at the death, meaning the Hammers did not have to make up more than a single-goal deficit at London Stadium next week.

NK Domzale:

Maraval; Brachi, Horic, Dobrovoljc, Balkovec; Alvir, Horvat, Majer (Vetrih); Morel (Repas), Mance, Crnic (Juninho)

Subs: Milic, Vuk, Sirok, Blazic

HAVARD NORDTVEIT, SOFIANE FEGHOULI and DOMINGOS QUINA all make their Hammers debut against NK Domzale

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NK DOMZALE : UEFA Europa League (Third Qualifying round - 2nd leg)

Randolph

Antonio

Reid

Oxford

Byram

Feghouli (Quina)

Nordtveit

Noble

Kouyate (Obiang)

Valencia

Carroll (Fletcher)

 

London Stadium

3 - 0 (Kouyate 2, Feghouli)

4 August 2016

Att: 53,914

Ref: Freddie Fautrel

8 August 2016

 

ANDRE AYEW signs from Swansea City in a club record fee of £20.5m

PIRATE PROGRAMMES

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West Ham United suffered heartbreak as Filipe Teixeira scored the only goal of the game to help Astra Giurgiu record a 1-0 victory and secure their place in the group stages of the UEFA Europa League. Despite coming away with a 1-1 draw from the first leg and securing a crucial away goal, Slaven Bilic's side failed to build on that result and suffered their first defeat at London Stadium. For the second consecutive year, the Romanian champions managed to knock the east London club out of the competition and it was bitterly disappointing that the Hammers failed to book their place in the draw for the group stage. Former West Brom midfielder Teixeira netted the crucial winner on 44 minutes and despite a battling display from the home side in the second half, they failed to find a way back into the game.

30 August 2016

REECE BURKE joins Championship side WIGAN ATHLETIC on a season-long loan

 

31 August 2016

 

ALVARO ARBELOA Spanish international signs from REAL MADRID on a one-year contract on free transfer

 

ENNER VALENCIA joins EVERTON on a season-long loan with a view to buy in the summer of 2017

 

DONEIL HENRY joins Danish Superliga club AC HORSENS on a season-long loan

 

LUKA BELIC joins Scottish Premiership club MOTHERWELL on loan until January 2017

 

DIEGO POYET contract terminated by mutual consent.

The 21-year-old departs the Hammers having made ten appearances in all competitions in his two years in east London.

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A Cheikhou Kouyate double and a maiden strike for Sofiane Feghouli crowned a historic night for West Ham United at the new Stadium after the side secured progression to the play-off stages of the Europa League. Slovenian side NK Domzale were downed by Senegal midfielder Kouyate’s first half brace before Feghouli struck in the final ten minutes to record a 4-2 aggregate victory over two legs in east London.

In a first half the Hammers dominated, the opener came as a result of a slick move. Skipper Mark Noble released Enner Valencia who, twisting and turning, laid back to full-back Sam Byram. First time, Byram slid the ball across goal for Kouyate to push past the goalkeeper and give the hosts a lead seven minutes into the tie. And he was at the double 17 minutes later, prodding home to extend Slaven Bilic’s side’s lead. Andy Carroll started the move, feeding Michail Antonio who came racing down the right-hand-side. The full-back, standing up a cross to the back stick, found Carroll again, who cleverly knocked down for the Senegal international to finish. The visitors were limited to half-chances and pot shots, their best coming after half an hour. Zan Majer struck well from 20 yards but saw his effort clear the crossbar.

ASHEY FLETCHER makes his Hammers debut against NK Domzale

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CHELSEA : Premier League

Adrian

Antonio (Byram)

Collins

Reid

Masuaku

Nordtveit (Payet)

Noble

Kouyate

Ayew (Tore)

Carroll

Valencia

 

Stamford Bridge

1 - 2 (Collins)

15 August 2016

Att: 41,521

Ref: Anthony Taylor

The Hammers looked to have salvaged a point after James Collins impressive strike on 77 minutes cancelled out a penalty from Eden Hazard at the start of the second half. But Costa stole all the headlines for the home side on 89 minutes when he drilled in a low shot from the edge of the box to hand Antonio Conte his first victory as Chelsea manager in the Premier League. It was harsh luck on Slaven Bilic and his players who showed great determination to come from a goal down and force their way back into the game. The home side dominated the first half proceedings and could have opened the scoring after 13 minutes when Branislav Ivanovic turned Cheikhou Kouyate inside the box and fired a low shot which produced a fine save from Adrian diving low to his left hand side. Chelsea had claims for a penalty turned down on 19 minutes after Oscar went down inside the area following a challenge by Winston Reid, but referee Anthony Taylor waved for play to continue. The home side continued to create the best openings and came close again on the half hour mark when Hazard raced unchallenged into the West Ham penalty box before striking a shot inches past the post. The Hammers suffered a major injury blow on 32 minutes when club record signing Andre Ayew was forced to leave the field and was replaced by fellow summer signing Gokhan Tore who was making his Premier League debut against his former club.

ARTHUR MASUAKU, ANDRE AYEW and GOKHEN TORE all make their debuts against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge

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FC ASTRA GIURGIU : UEFA Europa League (Europa Qualifier Play-off 1st leg)

Randolph

Byram

Oxford

Ogbonna

Burke

Obiange

Noble

Antionio

Valencia (Carroll)

Tore (Browne)

Calleri (Collins)

 

Stadionul Marin Anastasovici

1 - 1 (Noble [pen])

18 August 2016

Att: 5,000

Ref: Artur Dias

JONATHAN CALLERI and MARCUS BROWNE make their debuts against FC ASTRA GIURGIU in Romania

Denis Alibec netted a late equaliser for Astra Giurgiu as West Ham United had to settle for a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the UEFA Europa League play-off round in Romania. Slaven Bilic's side looked to have gained an important away-goal advantage after Mark Noble's penalty on the stroke of half-time put them in pole position. But having beaten the Hammers in the same competition last season, the Romanian champions showed their quality once again and there is now plenty to play for as both sides prepare for the second leg at London Stadium next Thursday. The Hammers breakthrough came when they took the lead on the stroke of half-time after Cristian Sapunaru handled the ball inside the area. Portuguese referee Artur Dias had no hesitation in pointing to the spot and Noble kept his nerve once again to fire the penalty into the back of the net. The Hammers should have put the game beyond Astra on 81 minutes when substitute Marcus Browne showed a great piece of skill to burst clear of the defence and only had the ‘keeper to beat. But he unselfishly squared the ball to Antonio, who made up the ground but fired the ball into the side netting. West Ham were made to pay as Astra drew level on 83 minutes when the ball fell to Alibec from a corner. The burly No10 made no mistake, spinning and striking his close-range effort into the roof of the net to push the tie wide open.

 

FC Astra Giurgiu:

Lung; Vangjeli (Alibec), Alves, Fabricio, Junior Morais, Sapunaru, Lovin, Ionita (Florea), Seto, Filipe Teixeira (Balaure), Niculae

AFC BOURNEMOUTH : Premier League

Adrian

Byram

Reid

Collins

Masuaku

Kouyate

Nordtveit (Fletcher)

Noble

Tore (Obiang)

Valencia (Calleri)

Antonio

 

London Stadium

1 - 0 (Antonio)

21 August 2016

Att: 56,977

Ref: Craig Pawson

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5 July 2016

 

JAMES TOMKINS joins London rivals Crystal Palace on a five-year deal for a fee of £10 million.

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1 July 2016

 

MANUEL LANZINI following an exceptional debut season in east London, the Hammers have taken up an option to sign the 23-year-old attacking

midfielder from UAE League club Al Jazira Club for an undisclosed fee.

 

HAVARD NORDTVEIT signs from German club BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACH for an undisclosed fee

 

SOFIANE FEGHOULI signs from Spanish side VALENCIA for an undisclosed fee

 

KYLE KNOYLE joins WIGAN ATHLETIC on a season-long loan

 

11 July 2016

 

GOKHAN TORE Turkey international signs on a season-long long for a fee of £2.5million with the option to buy for a further £10 million

 

12 July 2016

ASHLEY FLETCHER signs from MANCHESTER UNITED for an undisclosed fee

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NK Domzale:

Maraval, Brachi, Horic, Crnic, Horvat (Husmani), Dobrovoljic, Balkovec, Majer (Juninho), Alvir, Morel, Mance (Bratanovic).

Chelsea:

Courtois; Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Kante; Willian (Pedro), Matic, Oscar (Batshuayi), Hazard (Moses); Costa

AFC Bournemouth:

Boruc; Adam Smith, Francis, Steve Cook, Daniels; Fraser (Gosling), Surman, Arter; Ibe (Ake), Callum Wilson (Grabban), King

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PIRATE PROGRAMMES

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Michail Antonio stole the headlines as he scored a dramatic late winner to hand West Ham their first ever Premier League victory at the new Stadium with a 1-0 win over Bournemouth. Antonio wrote his name into the record books when he became the first ever scorer for the Club at their new home in the top flight and it was a moment to remember for the talented winger. The game looked to be heading for a draw until Gokhan Tore picked up the ball down the left hand side on 84 minutes and played in a superb cross towards the far post. Antonio rose above the Bournemouth defence and directed an unstoppable header into the back of the net to hand West Ham a memorable first victory in the top flight this season.

FC ASTRA GIURGIU : UEFA Europa League (Europa Qualifier Play-off 2nd leg)

Randolph

Byram

Reid

Ogbonna

Burke (Collins)

Nordtveit (Valencia)

Obiang

Kouyate

Tore

Calleri (Fletcher)

Antonio

 

 

London Stadium

0 - 1

25 August 2016

Att: 56,932

Ref: Manuel Grafe

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25 August 2016

 

MARTIN SAMUELSEN joins Sky Bet Championship side BLACKBURN ROVERS on a season-long loan

 

EDIMILSON FERNANDES Switzerland Under-21 international signs from FC SION

 

 

28 August 2016

 

SIMONE ZAZA Italian international forward signs from JUVENTUS on an intial season-long loan. The 25-year-old forward joins the Hammers for an

initial €5m loan fee, with a permanent fee of €20m automatically triggered after a certain number of Premier League appearances this season, plus a

further €3m in contingent payments.

 

MANCHESTER CITY : Premier League

Adrian

Collins

Reid (Calleri)

Ogbonna

Antonio

Noble

Kouyate

Tour (Byram)

Masuaku

Valencia (Lanzini)

Fletcher

 

 

Etihad Stadium

1 - 3 (Antonio)

28 August 2016

Att: 54,008

Ref: Andre Marriner

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31 August 2016

 

DARREN RANDOLPH 12th REPUBLIC of IRELAND cap

OMAN (sub 45 mins) International Friendly Aviva Stadium, Dublin 4-0

 

MARTIN SAMUELSEN 2nd NORWAY cap against BELARUS (sub 62 mins)

International Friendly Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo. Norway

1 September 2016

 

DIMITIRI PAYET 12th FRANCE cap

ITALY (sub 45 mins) International Friendly Stadio San Nicola, Bari 3-1

 

ENNER VALENCIA 17th ECUADOR cap

BRAZIL World Cup Qualifier Olimpico Atahualpa Stadium, Quito,

Ecuador 0-3 (28 caps)

 

 

 

2 September 2016

 

DONEIL HENRY 6th CANADA cap

HONDURAS World Cup Qualifier Estadio Olimpico, San Pedro Sula,  Honduras 1-2

 

 

 

4 September 2016

 

HAVARD NORDTVEIT 3rd Hammer to represent NORWAY

GERMANY World Cup Qualifier Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo, Norway 0-3

6 October 2016

DARREN RANDOLPH 16th REPUBLIC of IRELAND cap

GEORGIA World Cup Qualifier Aviva Stadium, Dublin 1-0 (16 caps)

 

ENNER VALENCUA 19th ECUADOR cap

CHILE World Cup Qualifier Olimpico Atahualpa Stadium, Quito, Ecuador 3-0

 

DONEIL HENRY 8th CANADA cap

MAURITANIA International Friendly Stade de Marrakesh, Morocco 4-0

 

 

7 October 2016

DIMITRI PAYET 14th FRANCE cap

BULGARIA World Cup Qualifier Stade de France, Paris 4-1 (29 caps)

 

 

8 October 2016

CHEIKHOU KOUYATE 17th SENEGAL cap

CAPE VERDE ISLANDS World Cup Qualifier Stade Leopold Sedar, Senghor, Dakar

 

WINSTON REID 14th NEW ZEALAND cap

MEXICO International Friendly Nissan Stadium, Nashville, Tennessee, USA 1-2

5 September 2016

 

DARREN RANDOLPH 13th REPUBLIC of IRELAND cap

SERBIA World Cup Qualifier Stadion Rajko, Belgrade

 

ANGELO OGBONNA 3rd ITALY cap

ISRAEL World Cup Qualifier Sammy Ofer Stadium, Haifa, Israel 3-1

 

6 September 2016

 

DONEIL HENRY 7th CANADA cap

EL SALVADOR World Cup Qualifier B C Place Stadium, Vancouver 3-1

 

DIMITRI PAYET 13th FRANCE cap

BELARUS (sub 57 mins) World Cup Qualifier Borisov Arena, Barysaw, Belarus 0-0

 

JAMES COLLINS 35th WALES cap

MOLDOVA (sub 82 mins) World Cup Qualifier Cardiff City Stadium,

Cardiff 4-0 (50 caps)

 

ENNER VALENCIA 18th ECUADOR cap

PERU World Cup Qualifier Estadio Nacional de Lima 1-2

9 October 2016

DARREN RANDOLPH 15th REPBUBLIC of IRELAND cap

MOLDOVA World Cup Qualifier Stadium Zimbru, Chisinau, Moldova 3-1

(17 caps)

 

SOFIANE FEGHOULI first Hammer to represent ALGERIA

CAMEROON (sub) World Cup Qualifier Mustapha Tchaker Stadium, Blida, Argeria 1-1

 

 

10 October 2016

DIMITRI PAYET 15th FRANCE cap

NETHERLANDS World Cup Qualifier Amsterdam Arena, Amsterdam 1-0

(30 caps)

 

 

11 October 2016

ENNER VALENCIA 20th ECUADOR cap

BOLVIA World Cup Qualifier Estadio Hernando Siles, La Paz, Bolivia 2-2

(30 caps)

 

WINSTON REID 15th NEW ZEALAND cap

USA International Friendly RFK Stadium, Washington, USA 1-1 (21 caps)

 

MARTIN SAMUELSEN 3rd NORWAY cap

SAN MARINO (sub) World Cup Qualifier Ullevaal Stadium, Oslo, Norway 4-1

11 November 2016

DIMITRI PAYET 16th FRANCE cap

SWEDEN World Cup Qualifier Stade de France, Paris 2-1 (31 caps)

 

 

12 November 2016

DARREN RANDOLPH 16th REPUBLIC of IRELAND cap

AUSTRIA World Cup Qualifier Ernst Happell Stadium, Vienna 1-0 (18 caps)

 

SOFIANE FEGHOULI 2nd ALGERIA cap

NIGERIA (sub) World Cup Qualifier Akwa Ibon Stadium, Uyo, Nigeria

 

CHEIKHOU KOUYATE 18th SENEGAL cap

SOUTH AFRICA World Cup Qualifier Peter Mokabu Stadium, Polokwane, South Africa 1-2

 

13 November 2016

ANDRE AYEW 2nd Hammer to represent GHANA

EGYPT World Cup Qualifier Borg El-Arab Stadium,

Borg El-Arab, Egypt 0-2

 

EDMILSON FERNANDES 2nd Hammer to represent SWITZERLAND FAROE ISLANDS (sub) World Cup Qualifier Swissporarena, Lucerne 2-0

16 November 2016

DIMITRI PAYET 17th FRANCE cap

IVORY COAST International Friendly Stade Bollaert-Delelis, Lens 0-0

 

SIMEONE ZAZA 2nd ITALY cap

GERMANY (sub) International Friendly San Siro Stadium, Milan 0-0

 

ENNER VALENCIA 21st ECUADOR cap

VENEZUELA World Cup Qualifier Olimpico Atahualpa Stadium, Quito, Ecuador 3-0 (31 caps)

 

AARON CRESSWELL 40th Hammer to represent ENGLAND

SPAIN (sub) International Friendly Wembley Stadium, London 2-2

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Manchester City continued their 100% start to the season with a victory over West Ham that took them to the top of the Premier League. City scored first when Raheem Sterling finished off a superb team move and Fernandinho headed in a second from Kevin de Bruyne's free-kick. West Ham pulled a goal back in the second half when Michail Antonio nodded in Arthur Masuaku's cross. Sterling added his second late on when he stroked home from a tight angle.

WATFORD : Premier League

Adrian

Byram (Tore)

Collins

Reid

Masuaku

Noble (Calleri)

Kouyate

Antonio

Lanzini

Payet

Zaza (Fletcher)

London Stadium

2 - 4 (Antonio 2)

10 September 2016

Att: 56,974

Ref: Martin Atkinson

Watford staged a dramatic comeback as they came from two goals down to record a 4-2 victory over the Hammers at London Stadium. West Ham looked to be in pole position after Michail Antonio took his tally to four goals in four games with an impressive brace in the opening 33 minutes. The Hammers fans were treated to another incredible piece of skill from Dimitri Payet who produced a rabona cross to set up Antonio for the second goal. But the home side failed to hold on and goals from Odion Ighalo, Troy Deeney, Etienne Capoue and Jose Holebas helped Watford secure their first Premier League win of the season.

WEST BROWICH ALBION : Premier League

Adrian

Nordtveit

Collins

Ogbonna

Masuaku (Fletcher)

Kouyate

Antonio

Noble (Feghouli)

Lanzini

Payet

Zaza (Calleri)

 

The Hawthorns

2 - 4 (Antonio, Lanzini)

17 September 2016

Att: 22,209

Ref: Mark Clattenburg

ACCRINGTON STANLEY : EFL Cup (Third Round)

Randolph

Arbeloa

Nordtveit

Ogbonna

Masuaku

Feghouli (Payet)

Obiang

Fernandes

Tore (Lanzini)

Calleri (Antonio)

Zaza

London Stadium

1 - 0 (Payet)

21 September 2016

Att: 39,877

Ref: Stephen Martin

West Ham's poor start to the season continued as they suffered a fourth league defeat, going down 4-2 to West Brom at the Hawthorns. In their first game under new Chinese ownership, Albion raced into a 4-0 lead after an hour with record-signing Nacer Chadli scoring twice. But West Ham then scored two in four minutes to halve the deficit. Michail Antonio netted his fifth league goal of the season but the Baggies held on for a first home win since March. The Hammers' latest defeat came on the back of last week's 4-2 loss to Watford, a game they had led 2-0 at one stage. But they were behind after just eight minutes at the Hawthorns, with Chadli scoring a penalty after a needless handball from Arthur Masuaku. Salomon Rondon fired in a crisp second and James McClean put the home side 3-0 up just before half-time - deflecting in a Chadli shot - as West Ham registered just one first-half shot on target, despite a far superior percentage of possession. A fourth from Chadli after a Rondon break gave the Baggies a first four-goal haul in the league under Tony Pulis. Antonio's effort and a Manuel Lanzini penalty gave the visiting fans hope of a revival, while Wales striker Hal Robson-Kanu came off the bench late on, making his first appearance for West Brom since joining on transfer deadline day.

Simone Zaza make his Hammers debut against Watford at the London Stadium

Dimitri Payet's last-gasp free-kick earned struggling West Ham a 1-0 home win over Accrington in the EFL Cup. The Hammers, reeling from four straight defeats in all competitions and amid a backdrop of discontent at their new stadium, were down to 10 men and heading for extra time against the Sky Bet League Two side. Worse still, they were looking comfortably second best against a team 61 places below them in the League. But Payet, on as a half-time substitute, spared their blushes with a trademark free-kick from 25 yards to send Slaven Bilic's side through.

 

First-ever non English West Ham United starting XI – Darren Randolph (Republic of Ireland), Havard Nordtveit (Norway), Alvaro Arbeloa (Spain), Sofianne Feghouli (France), Simone Zaza (Italy), Pedro Obiang (Spain), Gokhan Tore (Germany), Angelo Ogbonna (Italy), Arthur Masuaku (France), Jonathan Calleri (Argentina), Edimilson Fernandes (Switzerland)

SOUTHAMPTON : Premier League

Adrian

Nordtveit (Fletcher)

Ogbonna

Reid

Arbeloa

Noble (Fernandes)

Antonio

Kouyate

Lanzini (Feghouli)

Payet

Zaza

 

London Stadium

0 - 3

25 September 2016

Att: 56,864

Ref: Martin Atkinson

Alvaro Arbeloa and Edimilson Fernandes both make their Hammers debut against Accrington Stanley

16_09_25 WHU v. Southampton

Watford:

Gomes (GK); Cathcart, Kaboul (Prödl), Britos; Janmaat, Capoue, Pereyra, Behrami, Holebas; Deeney (Okaka), Ighalo (Success)

West Bromwich Albion:

Foster, Dawson, Evans, McAuley, Galloway (Nyom), Phillips, Fletcher, Yacob, McClean, Chadli (Morrison), Rondon (Robson-Kanu).

Accrington Stanley:

Parish, Vyner, Beckles, Pearson, Donacien, McConville, Brown (Hughes), Conneely (Boco), O'Sullivan (Eagles), Clark, Kee

Southampton:

Forster; Cedric (Martina), Van Dijk, Fonte, Bertrand; Romeu, Hojbjerg, Davis, Tadic (Ward-Prowse); Redmond, Austin (Long)

Charlie Austin, Dusan Tadic and James Ward-Prowse scored the goals to help Southampton record a 3-0 victory over the Hammers at London Stadium. Slaven Bilic's side were desperate to make amends for recent defeats against Watford and West Brom, but they were unable to produce their best form and failed to take anything from the game.

MIDDLESBROUGH : Premier League

Adrian

Byram (Arbeloa)

Ogbonna

Reid

Collins

Noble (Lanzini)

Obiang

Kouyate

Tore (Zaza)

Payet

Antionio

 

 

London Stadium

1 - 1 (Payet)

1 October 2016

Att: 56,945

Ref: Neil Swarbrick

Dimitri Payet scored another wonder goal as West Ham managed to end their losing streak and secure a 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough at London Stadium. Following a run of four consecutive Premier League defeats, Slaven Bilic was looking for a reaction from his players and they were thankful once to their talisman Payet for coming away with a point. The omens didn't look good for the Hammers after Cristhian Stuani had headed Middlesbrough into the lead early in the second half. But Payet showed his class once again as he weaved his way past four Middlesbrough players before striking the ball past Victor Valdes.

CRYSTAL PALACE : Premier League

Adrian

Reid

Ogbonna

Kouyate

Antoino

Cresswell

Obiang

Noble

Lanzini (Nordtveit)

Payet (Fernandes)

Zaza (Calleri)

 

 

 

Selhurst Park

1 - 0 (Lanzini)

15 October 2016

Att: 25,643

Ref: Martin Atkinson

Manuel Lanzini was the hero for West Ham as he scored the crucial winner to help the Hammers record their first Premier League win since August with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace. The Hammers certainly enjoy playing at Selhurst Park and following the 3-1 victory in south London last season, they came away with another impressive victory to help them move out of the bottom three. Slaven Bilic said his players had worked even harder over the international break to turn their season around and the results paid off as they celebrated a hard fought win. Bilic changed the system around as he reverted to three at the back and the return of Aaron Cresswell played a major part in the Hammers securing all three points.

SUNDERLAND : Premier League

Adrian

Reid

Ogbonna

Kouyate

Fernandes

Lanzini (Fletcher)

Obiang

Noble

Payet

Antonio (Feghouli)

Zaza (Calleri)

 

 

 

London Stadium

1 - 0 (Reid)

22 October 2016

Att: 56,985

Ref: Bobby Madley

Crystal Palace:

Mandanda; Ward, Tomkins, Delaney, Kelly (Fryers); Townsend, Ledley (Cabaye), McArthur (Wickham), Puncheon, Zaha; Benteke

Winston Reid scored a dramatic injury time winner as the Hammers made it back-to-back victories for the first time since April with a 1-0 win over Sunderland. The game looked to be heading for a draw until Reid picked up the ball from Dimitri Payet and fired a low shot from the edge of the box into the corner of the net. Reid is no stranger to scoring dramatic goals and few could forget his winning goal against Manchester United which was the final ever goal at the Boleyn Ground. He proved to be the hero once again and it was another crucial win for the Hammers. The victory was the first in the Premier League at London Stadium since August and it was a moment for Slaven Bilic to remember as it was the 100th goal since he took charge of the Club.

Sunderland:

Pickford; Manquillo, Koné, O'Shea, Van Aanholt; Watmore (Gooch), Rodwell, Ndong, Pienaar (McNair), Khazri (Jones); Defoe

CHELSEA : EFL Cup (Fourth Round)

Randolph

Reid

Ogbonna

Kouyate

Cresswell

Fernandes (Feghouli)

Obiang

Noble

Payet

Lanzini (Ayew)

Antonio (Zaza)

London Stadium

2 - 1 (Fernandes, Kouyate)

26 October 2016

Att: 45,957

Ref: Craig Pawson

Cheikhou Kouyate and Edimilson Fernandes scored the goals to help West Ham record a memorable 2-1 win over Chelsea to book their place in the quarter final stage of the EFL Cup. After back-to-back wins over Crystal Palace and Sunderland, Slaven Bilic's side came into the game brimming with confidence and it clearly showed as the players produced another superb display in front of a record League Cup attendance at London Stadium. Kouyate got the party started when he thumped home a powerful header early in the game and Fernandes doubled the lead early in the second half with a low finish past Asmir Begovic. Gary Cahill's injury time goal came too late for Chelsea and Slaven Bilic will be thrilled with the players fighting spirit and quality as they made it through to the last eight of the competition. It was an all-round team display which helped the Hammers secure a memorable victory, starting with Darren Randolph who once again showed why he is rated so highly by everyone at the Club.

Chelsea:

Begovic, Luiz, Cahill, Terry, Aina (Pedro), Kante, Chalobah (Hazard), Azpilicueta, Willian, Batshuayi (Costa), Oscar

EVERTON : Premier League

Adrian

Reid

Ogbonna

Kouyate

Cresswell

Fernandes (Zaza)

Obiang (Ayew)

Noble

Payet

Lanzini (Feghouli)

Antonio

 

Goodison Park

0 - 2

30 October 2016

Att: 39,574

Ref: Anthony Taylor

West Ham's impressive unbeaten run came to an end after goals from Romelu Lukaku and Ross Barkley helped Everton record a 2-0 victory at Goodison Park. Slaven Bilic's side were hoping to make it four consecutive victories following a superb run of form in recent weeks but they failed to make their early pressure count and were made to suffer as Lukaku kept up his formidable record against the Hammers. The Belgian striker has been a nemesis for West Ham in recent seasons and it proved to be the case once again when he opened the scoring on 50 minutes. Lukaku made it nine goals from just 11 games – scoring in the last seven consecutive games against West Ham. Barkley wrapped up the victory for the home side with a volley late in the game and it was hard luck on the Hammers players who had worked so hard to record back-to-back home wins over Sunderland and Chelsea in the last week.

Everton:

Joel; Coleman, Funes Mori, Williams, Oviedo; Gueye, Barry, Barkley (Lennon); Bolasie (Jagielka), Lukaku, Mirallas (Cleverley)

STOKE CITY : Premier League

Adrian

Collins

Ogbonna

Kouyate

Cresswell

Lanizini (Fernandes)

Obiang (Feghouli)

Noble

Payet

Ayew (Fletcher)

Antonio

London Stadium

1 - 1 (Whelan [og])

5 November 2016

Att: 56,970

Ref: Craig Pawson

West Ham United were forced to settle for a point after Bojan Krkic netted a late volley for Stoke to cancel out an earlier own goal from Glenn Whelan as the the teams drew 1-1 at London Stadium. After beating Sunderland and Chelsea in the previous two home games, the Hammers were on course to make it three in a row after Whelan headed the ball his own keeper. But Bojan capitalised on a mistake by Adrian when he volleyed home from close-range to ensure Stoke came away with a point.

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Premier League

Randolph

Reid

Ogbonna

Kouyate

Cresswell

Lanzini

Obiang

Sakho (Zaza)

Payet (Nordtveit)

Ayew (Fernandes)

Antonio

White Hart Lane

2 - 3 (Antonio, Lanzini [pen])

19 November 2016

Att: 31,212

Ref: Mike Dean

Stoke City:

Grant; Bardsley, Shawcross, M.Indi, Pieters; Whelan (Bojan), Adam; Walters, Allen, Sobhi (Diouf); Bony (Crouch)

Harry Kane scored a dramatic late winner from the penalty spot to help Tottenham record a 3-2 victory over West Ham at White Hart Lane. Manuel Lanzini's penalty midway through the second half looked to have set West Ham on the way to a memorable victory in north London. But in a dramatic turn of events in the final stages of the game, Kane managed to score two goals in the space of two minutes to help Tottenham secure all three points. Michail Antonio had fired West Ham into the lead in the first half, but youngster Harry Winks marked his Premier League debut with an equaliser. Lanzini then scored from the penalty spot after Winston Reid had been brought down inside the box. But the Hammers failed to hold on and Kane brought Tottenham level on 88 minutes before firing the winner from the penalty spot.

MANCHESTER UNITED : Premier League

Randolph

Ogbonna

Collins

Kouyate

Cresswell

Lanzini (Ayew)

Noble

Obiang

Payet (Feghouli)

Antonio

Sakho (Fletcher)

 

Old Trafford

1 - 1 (Sakho)

27 November 2016

Att: 75,313

Ref: Jonathan Moss

Diafra Sakho's early opener was cancelled out by Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the Hammers were held by Manchester United in the first of two trips to Old Trafford in four days on Sunday. In only his second appearance of the season, the Senegalese headed brilliantly past David De Gea to give the visitors a second minute lead, but United's Swedish talisman grabbed the leveller less than 20 minutes later. A string of superb Darren Randolph saves kept the hosts at bay throughout the second half, and Slaven Bilic's men collected a crucial Premier League point ahead of Wednesday night's EFL Cup quarter-final.

MANCHESTER UNITED : EFL Cup (Fifth Round)

Adrian

Ogbonna

Reid

Kouyate

Cresswell (Masuaku)

Fernandes

Feghouli

Obiang

Payet (Zaza)

Antonio (Lanzini)

Fletcher

Old Trafford

1 - 4 (Fletcher)

30 November 2016

Att: 65,269

Ref: Michael Jones

A first goal for Ashley Fletcher in claret and blue could not prevent West Ham United's exit from the EFL Cup at the quarter-final stage against Manchester United. The Hammers made the trip to Old Trafford for the second time in four days having secured a 1-1 Premier League draw at the home of the 20-time English champions on Sunday, but this time Slaven Bilic's side could not pick up a result. After Zlatan Ibrahimovic's early strike, Fletcher bagged a fairytale leveller against the club he left for east London in the summer, but Anthony Martial's second half double and Ibrahimovic's second meant West Ham would not progress to the semi-final stage for the first time in three years. In contrasting fashion to Sunday, it was this time the Red Devils who struck in the second minute as Ibrahimovic grabbed his second of the week against the Hammers. Collecting a fabulous Henrikh Mkhitaryan backheel, the Swede coolly converted past the onrushing Adrian to give the hosts the lead. It took until the 35th minute for the Hammers to have their first attempt on goal, but when it came, it was a meaningful one. Dimitri Payet, cutting in from the left, struck fiercely at David De Gea who could only spill the shot. Up popped Fletcher – promoted to the starting lineup for the clash – to grab the equaliser against the club he left during the summer to team up with Slaven Bilic's men. But, like the first period, West Ham were undone quickly by the Red Devils. A throw for the visitors soon led to a second for the hosts, as Antonio Valencia's clever flick found Mkhitaryan who put the ball on a plate for Martial to make it 2-1. Adrian's quality was tested again eleven minutes into the second 45, as Martial looked for a second, but the stopper could not prevent the Frenchman moments after the hour mark as he tapped home a Valencia centre. In search of a way back into the tie, the Hammers made changes and introduced both Manuel Lanzini and Simone Zaza, though despite a period of probing and pressure from the visitors in the second period, no success came their way. Zaza came closest to halving the deficit with seven minutes remaining on the clock after he flicked a Lanzini corner wide and Sofiane Feghouli twice missed the target in stoppage time, but the Red Devils added a fourth in stoppage time as Ibrahimovic tapped in Herrera's cross to make it 4-1 and secure their place in the semi-finals.

Tottenham Hotspur:

Lloris, Walker (Trippier), Rose, Vertonghen, Dier; Wanyama, Dembele (Son), Winks, Eriksen; Kane, Janssen (Alli)

Manchester United:

De Gea, Jones, Rojo, Pogba, Mata (Mkhitaryan), Ibrahimovic, Lingard (Fellaini), Rashford (Rooney), Herrera, Valencia, Darmian.

Manchester United:

De Gea, Valencia, Jones, Rojo, Shaw (Blind), Carrick, Herrera, Mkhitaryan (Rashford), Rooney, Martial (Schweinsteiger), Ibrahimovic.

ARSENAL : Premier League

Randolph

Masuaku

Ogbonna

Collins (Arbeloa)

Reid

Fernandes (Ayew)

Lanzini

Noble (Carroll)

Obiang

Payet

Fletcher

 

London Stadium

1 - 5 (Carroll)

3 December 2016

Att: 56,980

Ref: Craig Pawson

Alexis Sanchez scored a hat-trick as Arsenal completed a comfortable 5-1 win over West Ham at London Stadium. Slaven Bilic's side were keen to build on their impressive point against Manchester United last week, but they came into game suffering a number of key injuries to key players such as Aaron Cresswell, Cheikhou Kouyate and Michail Antonio and were unable to cope with a rampant Arsenal team. Sanchez was the star performer for the north London Club with an impressive display, while Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also got on the scoresheet to make it a miserable afternoon for the east London side. Arsenal made their dominance count when they opened the scoring 24 minutes following a mistake by Angelo Ogbonna after he struck the ball straight against Francis Coquelin. The rebound fell to Sanchez who took the ball around Winston Reid and squared for Ozil who had the easy task of knocking the ball into an empty net. Arsenal could have doubled their lead shortly after half-time when Ozil's free-kick picked out Theo Walcott who headed the ball just over the bar. This was not proving to be an easy afternoon for the home side and Randolph kept them in the game with a superb double save on 69 minutes to keep out close-range shots from Aaron Ramsey and Ozil. Arsenal continued to mount pressure on the West Ham goal and added a second on 72 minutes when Mustafi played the ball into Sanchez who took the ball past Arthur Masuaku and fired a powerful low shot past Randolph into the corner of the net. Sanchez added his second of the game on 80 minutes when he found space ahead of Ogbonna and drilled a shot past Randolph. The Hammers pulled back a consolation goal back on 83 minutes after Dimitri Payet's free-kick hit the bar and substitute Carroll reacted the quickest to head the ball over the line. But it was not enough to stop Arsenal scoring two late goals. Arsenal made it four on 84 minutes when Oxlade-Chamberlain found himself unmarked on the edge of the box and curled a shot past Randolph into the corner of the net. Sanchez completed his hat-trick and made it five on 86 minutes when he delicately chipped the ball over the advancing Randolph to complete a disappointing perfomance for the home side.

Randolph

Nordtveit

Ogbonna

Reid

Cresswell

Lanzini (Fernandes)

Noble

Obiang

Payet

Antonio

Ayew (Carroll)

 

 

Anfield

2 - 2 (Antonio, Payet)

3 December 2016

Att: 53,068

Ref: Mark Clattenburg

LIVERPOOL : Premier League

Goals by Dimitri Payet and Michail Antonio exposed Liverpool's defensive frailties again as West Ham climbed out of the Premier League relegation zone with a hard-fought draw at Anfield. After conceding four in last weekend's loss at Bournemouth, Liverpool shipped two avoidable first-half goals on their way to ceding more ground to Chelsea and Arsenal in the title race. Adam Lallana's smart low finish had put Liverpool ahead inside five minutes but the visitors were level before the half-hour when goalkeeper Loris Karius - at fault for Bournemouth's winner a week ago - failed to deal with Payet's saveable 25-yard free-kick. Karius was less culpable for West Ham's second scored by Antonio, but it was a scruffy goal that did not reflect well on a Liverpool backline that has now conceded 20 goals in 15 league games - the worst record among the teams in the top six. But errors

were not the sole preserve of the Liverpool defence, and a big mistake by West Ham goalkeeper Darren Randolph, dropping a cross into the path of Divock Origi, gifted Liverpool the equaliser.

Randolph

Ogbonna

Reid

Kouyate

Cresswell

Lanzini (Ayew)

Noble (Nordtveit)

Obiang

Payet

Antonio

Carroll (Fletcher)

London Stadium

1 - 0 (Noble)

14 December 2016

Att: 56,990

Ref: Bobby Madley

BURNLEY : Premier League

Noble Mark Noble inspired West Ham to a crucial 1-0 win over Burnley at London Stadium to help them move clear of the bottom three and get their season back on track. After going six matches without a win in the Premier League, Slaven Bilic knew the importance of getting all three points and his players showed character, determination and the quality to get back on the winning trail. The Hammers got their just rewards after dominating the first half and hitting the woodwork twice. And it was their inspirational captain who helped them secure the victory with the crucial goal just before half-time. Winston Reid was brought down inside the area and although Noble missed his penalty, he was on hand to fire the rebound into the back of the net.

Randolph

Ogbonna

Reid

Kouyate

Cresswell

Lanzini (Ayew)

Noble

Obiang (Fernandes)

Payet (Nordtveit)

Antonio

Carroll

 

London Stadium

1 - 0 (Noble [pen])

17 December 2016

Att: 56,952

Ref: Lee Mason

HULL CITY : Premier League

Mark Noble scored the decisive winner for the second consecutive game to help West Ham record a crucial 1-0 win over Hull and make it back-to-back victories at London Stadium. Slaven Bilic admitted the Club's season could turn around with two home wins over Burnley and Hull and that proved to be the case as Noble stole the headlines once again with another match-winning goal. The Hammers manager will know his side were fortunate to come away with all three points after Hull hit the woodwork three times and saw a header cleared off the line. But the players still showed the character to come away with a priceless victory after Michail Antonio was brought down inside the area by Tom Huddlestone and Noble made no mistake firing the spot-kick into the corner of the net.

Randolph

Nordtveit

Ogbonna

Reid

Kouyate

Cresswell

Noble

Payet

Antonio (Feghouli)

Ayew (Fernandes)

Carroll (Fletcher)

 

 

Liberty Stadium

4 - 1 (Antonio, Ayew, Carroll, Reid)

26 December 2016

Att: 20,757

Ref: Andre Marriner

SWANSEA CITY : Premier League

Ayew, Reid, Antonio and Carroll on target in thumping first win at Liberty Stadium Former Swansea City player Ayew nets first goal in Claret and Blue Hammers up to eleventh after first Boxing Day victory since 2009 Record signing Andre Ayew returned to haunt former club Swansea City by setting West Ham United on their way to a thumping 4-1 Boxing Day victory. The Ghana forward, signed from the Swans for £20.6m in August, opened scoring on 13 minutes at the Liberty Stadium, before Winston Reid, Michail Antonio and Andy Carroll completed a superb Christmas with goals after half-time. The Hammers' victory was their first in five attempts at Swansea's new home, their first Boxing Day win since 2009, and lifted Slaven Bilic's side to eleventh in the Premier League table.

Randolph

Nordtveit

Ogbonna

Reid

Kouyate (Fernandes)

Cresswell

Noble (Lanzini)

Payet

Antonio

Ayew (Sofiane)

Carroll

 

 

The King Power Stadium

0 - 1

31 December 2016

Att: 32,060

Ref: Anthony Taylor

LEICESTER CITY : Premier League

West Ham United endured a frustrating end to 2016 as the fell to a 1-0 New Year’s Eve defeat at Leicester City. The reigning Premier League champions edged an eventful, card-filled game at King Power Stadium which was settled by Islam Slimani’s first-half header. The Algeria striker also hit the woodwork early on, while Michail Antonio’s thunderous volley came back off Kasper Schmeichel’s crossbar shortly before the break. Both teams created numerous chances – West Ham had 25 goal attempts at a noisy King Power Stadium – with Darren Randolph, opposite number Schmeichel and their respective defences regularly called into action. The opening half, in particular, was non-stop action. Just 70 seconds half elapsed when Riyad Mahrez latched onto Demarai Gray’s pass and stung the Republic of Ireland No1’s palms, before Slimani thumped a header against the far post from Marc Albrighton’s fourth-minute cross. After Antonio had volleyed Aaron Cresswell’s cross over the top from close range, Albrighton and Slimani combined again to unlock the West Ham defence on 20 minutes. Another sweeping cross from the right found the No19 unmarked, and Slimani buried his header back past Randolph.

CONTINUE 2

SECOND-HALF

Arsenal:

Cech; Gabriel, Mustafi, Koscielny, Monreal; Coquelin, Xhaka; Walcott (Ramsey), Özil (Iwobi), Oxlade-Chamberlain; Sánchez

Liverpool:

Karius, Clyne, Wijnaldum, Lovren (Klaven), Milner, Firmino, Henderson, Mane, Lallana, Origi, Matip.

Burnley:

Heaton; Lowton, Keane, Mee, Ward; Arfield, Marney, Defour, Boyd (Barnes); Hendrick, Vokes

Hull City:

Marshall, Robertson, Maguire, Davies, Huddlestone (Bowen), Snodgrass, Clucas, Livermore (Henriksen 69), Mbokani (Diomande), Dawson, Elmohamady

Swansea City:

Fabianski; Rangel, Mawson, van der Hoorn, Kingsley; Cork, Fulton (Montero 46, Dyer 70), Britton; Routledge, Sigurdsson, Borja (Llorente)

Leicester City:

Schmeichel, Simpson, Morgan, Huth, Chilwell, Amartey, Drinkwater, Albrighton, Mahrez (Fuchs), Gray (Okazaki), Slimani (Ulloa)

16_10_01 WHU v. Middlesbrough 16_10_22 WHU v. Sunderland 16_10_26 WHU v. Chelsea EFL 4 16_11_05 WHU v. Stoke City 16_09_10 WHU v. Watford 16_10_15 Crystal Palace v. WHU 16_10_30 Everton v. WHU 16_11_19 Tottenham Hotspur v. WHU 16_12_03 WHU v. Arsenal 16_12_14 WHU v. Burnley 16_12_17 WHU v. Hull City

Astra Giurgiu:

Lung, Alves, Fabricio, Seto, Alibec, Morais, Lovin (Florea), Niculae (Oros), Sapunaru, Ionita (Stan), Teixeira

Manchester City:

Cabellero, Zabaleta, Stones (Kolarov 59), Otamendi, Clichy, Fernandinho, Silva, De Bruyne, Nolito (Nasri), Sterling, Aguero (Fernando)

16_09_17 WBA v. WHU 16_11_27 Manchester United v. WHU 16_11_30 Manchester United v. WHU 16_12_11 Liverpool v. WHU 16_12_26 Swansea City v. WHU 16_12_31 Leicester City v. WHU