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WEST HAM UNITED

Steve Marsh & Stuart Allen

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2018-19 Friendlies

FC WINTERTHUR (Switzerland) First XI

West Ham United kicked-off their pre-season schedule with a 3-2 defeat by Swiss Challenge League side FC Winterthur. The Hammers, who have spent the week at an intensive training camp in Bad Ragaz, fielded 22 players as Manuel Pellegrini took charge of his newly-inherited squad for the first time. Andy Carroll and Mark Noble were both on target for the Premier League side, who got valuable match minutes into their legs on a hot and sunny Sunday afternoon at the Stadion Schutzenwiese. The game hinged on a missed penalty from captain Carroll just before half-time, when the England centre forward saw his spot-kick saved by former West Ham youngster Raphael Spiegel. It was Winterthur who started the brighter and they could have gone ahead even before they did go ahead, with Luca Radice rattling Adrian’s post before the Spaniard recovered to keep out Sead Hajrovic’s follow-up effort. It was Davide Calla who put Winterthur ahead on 25 minutes, getting in front of his man to head powerfully into the top corner, much to the delight of the home fans among the sizeable crowd. West Ham were level eight minutes later when Edimilson Fernandes got to the byline before squeezing a low cross past Spiegel and Carroll slid home from no more than a yard. An entertaining, even game tipped again in Winterthur’s favour in the minutes before half-time. Striker Manuel Sutter prodded the home side in front, then Spiegel kept his side in front with two fine saves in the space of 60 seconds. First, the ex-Hammer denied Carroll from the spot after Pablo Zabaleta had been brought down. Then, from the resulting corner, Spiegel plunged low to his right again to push Conor Coventry’s shot to safety.

Pellegrini changed his entire team at half-time, introducing new signings Issa Diop and Ryan Fredericks, but it was Winterthur who scored the game’s fourth goal with 16 minutes remaining. French forward Jordan Gele, on for Sutter, got in behind the West Ham defence and calmly finished past Nathan Trott to make it 3-1. There was still time for the Hammers to make the game interesting when Jordan Hugill raced onto a through ball and was brought down by substitute goalkeeper Bojan Milosavljevic. This time Noble made no mistake from 12 yards, sending Milosavljevic the wrong way.

 

 

 

Stadion Schutzenwiese

2 - 3 (Carroll, Noble [pen]

8 July 2018

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UNOFFICIAL PROGRAMMES

First-half:

 

Adrian

Zabaleta

Oxford

Rice

Masuaku

Obiang

Coventry

Holland

Fernandes

Haksabanovic

Carroll

Second-half:

 

Trott

Fredericks

Diop

Ogbonna

Byram

Noble

Cullen

Samuelsen

Browne

Snodgrass

Hugill

 

NO OFFICIAL PROGRAMME ISSUED

BRENTWOOD TOWN (Under 23)

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The Arena

2 - 0

10 July 2018

DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE (Under 23)

Chigwell Construction Stadium

1 - 2 (Ashby)

13 July 2018

 

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Woolston (Anang)

Johnston (Okotcha)

Powell (Watson)

Belic (Ashby)

Akinola (Greenidge)

Alese (Mingi)

Scully (Parkes)

Lewis (Chesters)

Hector-Ingram (Barrett)

Darosa (Ngakia)

Afolayan (Longelo)

A youthful West Ham United U23 side found themselves on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline as National League outfit Dagenham & Redbridge won the Hammers’ first warm-up fixture at Victoria Road. With a number of the visitors’ U23 squad away in Switzerland with the first team, it was an extremely inexperienced side that travelled across east London. Nevertheless, they gave a decent account of themselves in a competitive opening half.  Daggers stopper Elliot Justham, did well to thwart Oladapo Afolayan as the Hammers created the evenings first clear-cut opening, while Chike Kandi found Paul Woolston in his way and Elliott Romain fired over from close range as the hosts looked for an opening of their own. Luke Pennell’s powerful header warmed the palms of Woolston, then the one-time Sunderland and Newcastle keeper did well to cling to Ollie Harfield’s dead-ball attempt as the Daggers began to control proceedings. Shortly before the break, trialist, Kiran Khinda-John, nodded over as the Hammers goals continued to lead a charmed life.  However, it took the Daggers just five second-half minutes to break the deadlock. Substitute, Lamar Reynolds, fired high beyond Hammers replacement keeper Joseph Anang, this after the former Aveley and Brentwood Town man had burst in from the left. Romain tested Anang as Dagenham looked to double their advantage, but with 20 minutes remaining Harfield drove low into the corner from 20 yards to put the outcome beyond reasonable doubt. But the youthful Hammers line-up refused to throw in the towel. Refreshed by a clutch of substitutions, Harrison Ashby lashed a thundering strike in off an upright from fully twenty-five yards to halve the deficit.

WYCOMBE WANDERERS (First XI)

Adams Park

1 - 0 (Arnautovic)

14 July 2018

 

Adrian

Zabaleta (Byram)

Diop (Oxford)

Ogbonna (Haksabanovic)

MasuakuNobel (Rice)

Cullen (Fernandes)

Obiang

Snodgrass (Samuelsen)

Arnautovic (Hugill)

Yarmolenko (Holland)

Marko Arnautovic scored the only goal of the game as West Ham United recorded a 1-0 pre-season friendly victory at Wycombe Wanderers. Arnautovic fired into the far corner with 34 minutes on the clock – and the Austrian’s goal on his first appearance of the summer proved enough to settle the contest. The No7, along with debutant Andriy Yarmolenko, provided a serious threat in the opening period as the Hammers returned to England following a successful two-week training camp in Switzerland. As the changes were made throughout the second half, the pace of the game dropped, but the Hammers came through a good workout with the spoils.

MFK ZEMPLIN MICHALOVCE (Slovakia) Under 23

Venue

Score

17 July 2018

 

Lineup

PRESTON NORTH END (First XI)

Deepdale

Score

21 July 2018

 

Lineup

FC VSS KOSICE (Slovakia) Under 23

Venue

Score

21 July 2018

 

Lineup

SALFORD CITY (Under 23)

Little Heath

Score

24 July 2018

 

Lineup

ASTON VILLA (First XI)

Walsall FC

Score

25 July 2018

 

Lineup

SOUTHEND UNITED (Under 18)

Little Heath

Score

25 July 2018

 

Lineup

IPSWICH TOWN (First XI)

Portman Road

Score

28 July 2018

 

Lineup

BARNET (Under 23)

The Hive

Score

28 July 2018

 

Lineup

1. FSV MAINZ 05 (Germany) Betway Cup

Kufstein Arena

Score

31 July 2018

 

Lineup

BILLERICAY TOWN (Under 23)

AGP Arena

Score

31 July 2018

 

Lineup

ANGERS SCO (France) First XI

Das.Goldberg Stadion

Score

3 August 2018

 

Lineup

WATFORD (Under 23)

London Colney

Score

3 August 2018

 

Lineup

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Official Teamsheet

Unofficial Teamsheet