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2019-20 Premier League

London Stadium

4 - 0 (Noble 2 [1 pen], Anderson, Haller)

1 January 2020

Att: 59,917

Ref: Graham Scott

Fabianski

Fredericks

Ogbonna

Balbuena

Cresswell

Noble

Rice

Snodgrass (Masuaku) Anderson (Lanzini)

Fornals

Haller

AFC BOURNEMOUTH : Premier League

AFC Bournemouth:

Ramsdale; Francis, Cook S., Mepham, Rico (Stanislas), Cook L., Lerma, Gosling, Wilson H. (Fraser), Wilson C., Solanke

West Ham United ran riot against Bournemouth as goals from Mark Noble (2), Sebastien Haller and Felipe Anderson gave new manager David Moyes an excellent start to his second tenure at the Club.  The Glaswegian had spoken of his desire to get the fans often leaping to their feet, and his new team remained true to his word in a team performance coated in style, verve, passion and quality. A deflected Mark Noble strike leant West Ham the perfect start, before a spectacular bicycle kick from Sebastien Haller, plus a penalty won and converted by Noble, saw the Hammers record their first 3-0 half-time lead since March 2018, all but sealing a first New Year's Day win since 2013. Felipe Anderson's run and finish added the gloss to a resounding scoreline, and with 'olés' ringing around London Stadium by full-time, an exciting new era was ushered in on a chilly Wednesday evening.

Gillingham:

Bonham, Fuller (Ndjoli), Ehmer, Tucker, Ogilvie, Jones, O’Keefe, O’Connor (Marshall), Lee, Jakubiak (Charles-Cook), Hanlan

Medway Priestfield Stadium

2 - 0 (Fornals, Zabaletta)

5 January 2020

Att: 10,913

Ref: Andy Madley

Fabianski

Fredericks (Zabaleta)

Balbuena

Diop

Ogbonna

Masuaku

Snodgrass (Fornals)

Rice

Lanzini

Anderson (Sanchez)

Haller

 

GILLINGHAM : FA Cup (Third Round)

Second half goals from the two Pablos, Zabaleta and Fornals, ensured safe passage for West Ham United in the Emirates FA Cup at the Medway Priestfield Stadium. The Hammers' duo struck in the final 16 minutes to settle the tie in Kent and end stern Gillingham resistance. The hosts proved a tough nut to crack and gave as good as they got in the opening period, before West Ham took over after the break and eventually got their reward. David Moyes showed that he was not taking his League One opponents lightly, by making only three changes to the side which defeated AFC Bournemouth in midweek. And the Gills proved they were a force to be reckoned with by getting on the press early and putting their visitors under pressure. The breakthrough finally arrived 16 minutes from time, it came from the unlikely source of Zabaleta. The Argentine has waited two-and-a-half years and 75 games to notch in Claret & Blue, but he made the most of the opportunity to smash home from ten yards after Arthur Masuaku's low cross was touched on by Fornals. Fornals then got in on the act to wrap it up at the death, shooting low into the bottom right hand corner to complete a swift counter-attack after being teed up by Felipe Anderson.

20_01_01 WHU v. AFC Bournemouth

8 January 2020

 

NATHAN HOLLAND

Joins League One club OXFORD UNITED on loan for the remainder of the season

10 January 2020

 

CONOR COVENTRY

Joins League One club LINCOLN CITY on loan for the remainder of the season

Bramall Lane

0 - 1

10 January 2020

Att: 30,124

Ref: Michael Oliver

Fabianski (Martin)

Zabaleta

Balbuena

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Masuaku (Snodgrass)

Rice

Noble

Lanzini (Fornals)

Anderson

Haller

 

SHEFFIELD UNITED : Premier League

20_01_05 Gillingham v. WHU 20_01_05 Gillingham v. WHU 20_01_10 Sheffield United v. WHU

14 January 2020

 

JOE POWELL

Joins League One club BURTON ALBION for an undisclosewd fee.

 

The Canning Town-born midfielder has progressed through the ranks at the Academy of Football, which he joined aged eight, and marked his professional debut against Macclesfield last season with two assists for fellow graduate Grady Diangana. The 21-year-old subsequently spent the latter half of the campaign on loan at League Two team Northampton Town, scoring two goals in ten appearances. West Ham United Appearances: 1, Goals 0

15 January 2020

 

DARREN RANDOLF

Rejoins the club from MIDDLESBROUGH for an undisclosed fee.

 

West Ham United confirm the return of Republic of Ireland international goalkeeper Darren Randolph to the Club. The 32-year-old joins the Hammers on a three-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee from Championship side Middlesbrough – the club he moved to from east London in the summer of 2017.

London Stadium

1 - 1 (Diop)

18 January 2020

Att: 59,915

Ref: Andre Mariner

Randolph

Zabaleta

Ogbonna

Diop

Cresswell

Snodgrass

Rice

Noble

Fornals (Masuaku)

Lanzini (Ajeti)

Haller

EVERTON : Premier League

Sheffield United:

Henderson, Baldock, Egan, O'Connell, Basham, Stevens, Lundstram (Besic), Fleck, Norwood, McGoldrick (Mousset), McBurnie (Sharp)

Robert Snodgrass was denied a dramatic stoppage time equaliser by a Video Assistant Referee decision against Declan Rice as West Ham United suffered a 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United on Friday night. The Hammers thought they had cancelled out Oli McBurnie's 54th minute strike to take a point back down the M1, only for a handball against the No41 to be spotted as he burst through the challenge. McBurnie took advantage of a defensive error to score what turned out to be the only goal of a tight game at Bramall Lane and end David Moyes' winning start as West Ham boss. The visitors were dealt a blow just 15 minutes in when Lukasz Fabianski went down in pain after taking a goal kick. He was unable to continue, so David Martin came on in his place.

16 January 2020

 

MARTIN SAMUELSEN

Joins Championship side HULL CITY for an undisclosed fee

 

West Ham United confirm the return of Republic of Ireland international goalkeeper Darren Randolph to the Club. The 32-year-old joins the Hammers on a three-and-a-half-year contract for an undisclosed fee from Championship side Middlesbrough – the club he moved to from east London in the summer of 2017.

POWELL Joe SAMUELSEN Martin RANDOLF Darren 20_01_18 WHU v. Everton

A quickfire exchange of headers late in the first half saw West Ham United held to a battling 1-1 draw by Everton at London Stadium. The Irons poured forwards in the first period and forced Everton keeper Jordan Pickford into some excellent saves, before Issa Diop's glancing header from Robert Snodgrass' free-kick granted them a well-deserved lead shortly before half-time. The old adage that a team is never more vulnerable than in the moments after they have scored came to the fore, however, when Everton left-back Lucas Digne's corner was flicked on at the near post by Mason Holgate and converted by Dominic Calvert-Lewin just three minutes later. Despite making plenty of running in the second half, both teams struggled to create anything like the opportunities of the first period, and eventually had to settle for a hard-fought draw at London Stadium.

DARREN RANDOLPH makes his second debut for the Hammers against Everton at the London Stadium

20_01_10 Sheffield United v. WHU

20 January 2020

 

ROBERTO JIMENEZ GAGO

Joins Spanish Primera Division club Deportivo Alaves on loan until the end of the 2019-20 season

ROBERTO

King Power Stadium

1 - 4 (Noble [pen])

22 January 2020

Att: 31,968

Ref: David Coote

Randolph

Zabaleta

Diop

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Masuaku (Antonio)

Rice

Noble

Snodgrass (Fornals)

Lanzini

Haller

LEICESTER CITY : Premier League

Leicester City:

Schmeichel, Pereira, Soyuncu, Evans, Chilwell, Mendy (Ndidi), Tielemans, Perez, Maddison, Barnes (Morgan), Vardy (Iheanacho)

20_01_22 Leicester City v. WHU 20_01_22 Leicester City

Mark Noble’s penalty early in the second period had given the visitors hope after Leicester shot into a two goal lead before the break, but Ayoze Perez’s late double extinguished that to ensure the points stayed at the King Power Stadium. Leicester were first to settle and Jamie Vardy had a sight of goal with just four minutes on the clock, receiving a pass from Harvey Barnes inside the area and taking a touch, before poking at Darren Randolph. Ricardo Pereira slashed at shot when in space in the area at one end, while Robert Snodgrass had an effort deflected wide at the other, but Leicester were the more threatening side in the early stages and they got their reward in the 24th minute. Hammers hands went up asking for an offside when Barnes knocked into the net from close range following Pereira’s cut-back. Barnes turned provider, finding the space down the left flank to send a low cross through the box to his onrushing right-back, who drilled back across Randolph and into the far corner. West Ham made a double change on the game’s resumption, introducing Michail Antonio and Pablo Fornals. Just three second half minutes had been played when Kasper Schemichel only half punched a Manuel Lanzini free-kick clear. Sebastien Haller picked up the pieces and was bundled over by Pereira in the process. Referee David Coote pointed to the spot, with a VAR check confirming the penalty. Noble did what Noble does, clipping the penalty down the middle as Schmeichel dived to his right, giving West Ham the perfect start to the second half. However, Leicester’s authority was growing again and Ogbonna’s foul on Kelechi Iheanacho ten minutes from the end resulted in a penalty which Perez dispatched down the middle. The Spaniard still had time to add another, threading a low shot into the bottom left hand corner of the Hammers’ net on 88 minutes.

London Stadium

0 - 1

25 January 2020

Att: 58,911

Ref: Stuart Atwell

Randolph

Zabaleta

Diop

Balbuena (Ogbonna)

Cresswell

Fornals (Antonio)

Sancez (Noble)

Rice

Lanzini

Ajeti

Haller

 

WEST BROMWICH ALBION : FA Cup (Fourth Round)

West Bromwich Albion:

Bond, O'Shea, Ajayi, Hegazi, Townsend, Barry, Brunt, Phillips (Tulloch), Krovinovic (Bartley), Edwards, Austin (Zohore)

West Ham United's 2019/20 Emirates FA Cup campaign ground to a halt in the fourth round against West Bromwich Albion. The Hammers never really got going against a well-drilled Baggies side, who maintained their shape well to upset top-flight opposition after Conor Townsend's early strike proved enough to settle a tie ultimately short on quality. After an intensive recent fixture schedule, manager David Moyes made four changes for the visit of the Championship league leaders, reintroducing Fabian Balbuena, Carlos Sanchez, Pablo Fornals and Albian Ajeti to his starting line-up. Moyes' side, however, struggled for fluency in the opening stages, and it was the visitors who took an early lead when visiting left-back Townsend collected a loose ball just inside the area and arrowed his shot into the far corner, finding the inside of the side-netting.

20_01_25 WHU v. WBA FAC4

London Stadium

0 - 2

29 January 2020

Att: 59,959

Ref: Jonathan Moss

Fabianski

Diop

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Ngakia

Noble

Rice

Masuaku

Snodgrass

Lanzini (Fornals)

Haller

 

 

LIVERPOOL : Premier League

20_01_29 WHU v. Liverpool

Goals in either half saw West Ham United fall to a 2-0 home defeat to Premier League leaders Liverpool. Mohamed Salah’s penalty in the 35th minute gave the Reds the lead, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain scored on the counter-attack not long after half-time, to send all three points back up to Merseyside with Jurgen Klopp’s side. For the Hammers, a battling performance yielded few rewards, although David Moyes’ men were not without their chances. Robert Snodgrass and Declan Rice both tested Liverpool’s Alisson with fine efforts, met by equally fine saves.

Debutant Jeremy Ngakia grew into the first half; his pace on the right-flank causing issues. Twice, the 19-year-old played in dangerous looking crosses, although Alisson was equal to both. Liverpool, for the most part, struggled to pass in between West Ham’s solid defensive line, but a long-ball forward that was collected by Robert Firmino ended up winning the away side a penalty, after Diop was ruled to have fouled Divock Origi. A quick VAR check confirmed the decision and Salah rolled in the spot-kick. Just four minutes into the second period, West Ham had a huge opportunity to level the contest. A patient build-up of play led to Noble finding Declan Rice on the flank. The midfielder’s low cross was met by Lanzini but bounced off his standing foot, rather than the swinging right, and fell kindly into Alisson’s grasp. Lukasz Fabianski had to react quickly to deny Roberto Firmino on the counter, but the Poland international could do little to deny Liverpool’s second, scored on the counter-attack. With the outside of his boot, Salah found Oxlade-Chamberlain, who slid home. As time ticked away, Rice thought he had halved the deficit as a looping header looked destined to find the net, only for Alisson’s diving save to deny the midfielder a route back into the match.

JEREMY NGAKIA makes his Hammers debut against LIVERPOOL at the London Stadium

Liverpool:

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold (Keita), Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain (Jones), Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Origi (Fabinho)

29 January 2020

 

TOMAS SOUCEK signs from SLAVIA PRAGUE

The 24-year-old signs on an initial loan deal from the Czech side until the end of the season, with an option to make the transfer permanent in the summer.

London Stadium

3 - 3 (Snodgrass 2, Diop)

1 February 2020

Att: 59,952

Ref: Michael Oliver

Fabianski

Fredericks

Diop

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Rice

Soucek (Fornals)

Noble

Snodgrass (Lanzini)

Antonio (Masuaku)

Haller

 

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : Premier League

31 January 2020

 

JARROD BOWEN signs from HULL CITY

The 23-year-old joins the Hammers for the Champioinship side for an undisclosed fee on a five-and-a-half-year contract

West Ham United were forced to settle for a 3-3 draw against Brighton & Hove Albion after they saw a two-goal lead slip through their grasp in the final 15 minutes at London Stadium. The Hammers looked on course for all three points when Robert Snodgrass' double, added to Issa Diop's opener, had them 3-1 up approaching the hour. However, Brighton came back at the hosts in the closing stages, pulling one back through Pascal Gross before a Video Assistant Referee decision ruled that Glenn Murray had not used his hand to control Davy Propper's cross before sweeping home.

TOMAS SOUCEK makes his Hammers debut against BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION at the London Stadium

31 January 2020

 

DAN KEMP

Joins League Two side STEVENAGE on loan for the remainder of the season

3 February 2020

 

ANTHONY SCULLY

Joins EFL League One club LINCOLN CITY on a permanent basis

Etihad Stadium

9 February 2020

MANCHESTER CITY : Premier League

MATCH POSTPONED

Adverse weather conditions : rearranged for 19 February 2020

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Etihad Stadium

0 - 2

19 February 2020

Att: 52,159

Ref: Kevin Friend

MANCHESTER CITY : Premier League

14 February 2020

 

WINSTON REID

Joins Major League Soccer side Sporting Kansas City (USA) on loan

REID Winston

Match programme and ticket dated 9 February 2020

Fabianski

Fredericks (Zabaleta)

Diop

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Masuaku

Rice

Noble

Soucek

Snodgrass (Bowen)

Antonio

Manchester City:

Ederson, Walker, Otamendi, Laporte (Stones), Mendy, Rodrigo, D.Silva (Foden), De Bruyne (Gundogan), B.Silva, Jesus, Aguero

A goal in each half was enough for Manchester City to record a 2-0 victory over West Ham United at Etihad Stadium on Wednesday night. Ten days after the original date for this fixture fell victim to Storm Ciara, second placed City ensured they would not be blown off course by the Hammers. David Moyes’ men defended well enough, as they were forced to do for large periods in Manchester, but a 30th minute header from Rodrigo was added to after the break by Kevin De Bruyne to give the home side the points. City were dominated possession and they were rewarded with half-an-hour gone, the Hammers would have been disappointed that it came from a set piece. Rodrigo was the scorer, getting across his man at the near post to meet De Bruyne’s inswinging corner with a deft header that dropped in at the far.

The tempo of the game dropped with City in control, although they started the second half uncharacteristically sloppy in possession, giving the Hammers the chance to break early on when De Bruyne passed the ball straight to Declan Rice. He looked to slip Michail Antonio in with a swift pass, but Nicolas Otamendi got across to snuff out the danger. Bernardo Silva curled a left-footed shot just over the top as the hosts began to reassert their authority, and they took a huge stride towards the points on 62 minutes. The provider turned goalscorer this time as De Bruyne ran around the outside of Bernardo Silva inside the box to take the ball off him and fire past Fabianski with the help of a nick off Cresswell's toe.

20_02_09 Manchester City v. WHU

JARROD BOWEN makes his Hammers debut against MANCHESTER CITY at the Ethid Stadium

Anfield

2 - 3 (Diop, Fornals)

24 February 2020

Att: 53,313

Ref: Jonathan Moss

LIVERPOOL : Premier League

Fabianski

Ngakia

Diop

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Rice

Soucek (Fornals)

Noble

Snodgrass (Bowen)

Anderson (Haller)

Antonio

 

13 February 2020

 

MALCOLM PYKE (1956-1959) Passed away aged 81

Defender, who joined the Hammers on his 17th birthday and was part of the squad which famously secured promotion back to the First Division at the end of the 1957-58 campaign. Make his initial Second Division appearance against Bristol City in a 3-1 victory at Upton Park on the 22 April 1957. Moved to Crystal Palace on 9 June 1959 in exchange for Ron Brett. West Ham United career: (1956-1959) Appearances: 24, Goals 0.

PYKE Malcolm

Goals from Issa Diop and Pablo Fornals were not enough for West Ham United as the Irons fell to a 3-2 defeat at Premier League leaders Liverpool. The Hammers had the advantage in the second period, courtesy of the Frenchman's headed effort and substitute Fornals' first-time finish, after Georginio Wijnaldum had headed the Reds into the lead after nine minutes. Mohamed Salah squirmed an effort under Lukasz Fabianski with 20 minutes to go, before Sadio Mane tapped in on 81 minutes to keep all three points at Anfield with Jurgen Klopp's side.

Liverpool:

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Gomez, Robertson; Fabinho, Keita (Oxlade-Chamberlain), Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane (Matip)

20_02_24 Liverpool v. WHU

London Stadium

3 - 1 (Antonio, Bowen, Haller)

29 February 2020

Att: 59,962

Ref: Anthony Taylor

SOUTHAMPTON : Premier League

Fabianski

Ngakia

Diop

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Fornals (Anderson)

Rice

Noble

Bowen (Snodgrass)

Antonio

Heller

 

 

20_02_01 WHU v. Brighton & Hove Albion 20_02_24 Liverpool v. WHU 20_02_29 WHU v. Southampton

Emirates Stadium

0 - 1

7 March 2020

Att: 60,335

Ref: Martin Atkinson

ARSENAL : Premier League

Fabianski

Ngakia

Diop

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Fornals (Anderson)

Rice

Noble (Soucek)

Bowen (Snodgrass)

Antonio

Heller

 

 

Jarrod Bowen scored on his West Ham United home debut as the Irons defeated the Saints 3-1 at London Stadium. A performance full of attacking intent throughout saw Bowen take less than a quarter-of-an-hour to put the Hammers ahead with a calm finish from Pablo Fornals' pass. The Saints struck back inside the first half through Michael Obafemi's placed shot, but a show of strength from Sebastien Haller restored West Ham's lead shortly before the half-time whistle. Strike partner Michail Antonio added a degree of comfort with a direct goal early on in the second half, a just reward for a game which saw many of West Ham's creative talents rise to the fore.

London Stadium

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Date:  2020

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WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS : Premier League

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13 March 2020

COVID-19

Premier League, FA, EFL and WSL have collectively agreed to postpone the professional game in England

 

Following a meeting of Shareholders today, it was unanimously decided to suspend the Premier League with the intention of returning on 4 April, subject to medical advice and conditions at the time. Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: "In this unprecedented situation, we are working closely with our clubs, Government, The FA and EFL and can reassure everyone the health and welfare of players, staff and supporters are our priority." Despite the challenges, it is the Premier League's aim to reschedule the displaced fixtures, including those played by Academy sides, when it is safe to do so.

 

West Ham United confirm that the fixtures at home to Wolverhampton Wanderers this Sunday and away to Tottenham Hotspur next Friday are postponed, while the Club’s Women’s Super League fixtures against Manchester United, Arsenal and Everton are also postponed, as are all Academy matches during the same period.

19 March 2020

COVID-19

The FA, Premier League, EFL, women’s professional game, PFA and LMA have issued the following joint statement…

 

The FA, Premier League, EFL and women’s professional game, together with the PFA and LMA understand we are in unprecedented times and our thoughts are with everyone affected by COVID-19. We are united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019/20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so. We have collectively supported UEFA in postponing EURO 2020 to create space in the calendar to ensure domestic and European club league and cup matches have an increased opportunity to be played and, in doing so, maintain the integrity of each competition.

The FA’s Rules and Regulations state that 'the season shall terminate not later than the 1 June' and 'each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season'. However, The FA’s Board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to Professional Football. Additionally, we have collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than 30 April.

20_03_07 Arsenal v. WHU ticket 20_03_07 Arsenal v. WHU

Manager David Moyes named an unchanged starting eleven – the first time West Ham have done so in the Premier League since November – as he sought to build upon a promising display in the 3-1 win over Southampton. However, Alexandre Lacazette's late VAR-awarded strike condemned West Ham United to an unfortunate defeat at the Emirates Stadium.

In an open and exciting contest at the Emirates, the Irons created no shortage of chances throughout the 90 minutes, but were undone when Mesut Ozil - initially adjudged to have been in an offside position - cushioned the ball across goal for Lacazette to slam home. The score-line therefore seemed a touch harsh on David Moyes' side, who paid the frustrating price for failing to convert some more than presentable opportunities.

Arsenal:

Leno, Sokratis, Mari, Luiz, Saka, Xhaka, Ozil (Bellerin), Ceballos, Pepe (Nelson), Aubameyang, Nketiah (Lacazette)

3 April 2020

COVID-19

The Premier League has issued the following statement...

 

It was acknowledged that the Premier League will not resume at the beginning of May – and that the 2019/20 season will only return when it is safe and appropriate to do so. The restart date is under constant review with all stakeholders, as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic develops and we work together through this very challenging time.