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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

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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

0 - 2

20 June 2020

Att: 300

Ref: Anthony Taylor

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS : Premier League

Fabianski

Ngakia (Fredericks)

Rice

Diop

Cresswell

Soucek

Noble

Bowen

Fornals (Yarmolenko)

Anderson (Lanzini)

Antonio

 

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.

28 May 2020

COVID-19

The Premier League has issued the following statement...

 

Premier League Shareholders today agreed to a new provisional restart date for the 2019/20 season of Wednesday 17 June, provided that all safety requirements are in place. Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal – postponed due to the Carabao Cup Final – will now take place on 17 June, followed by a full match round beginning on Friday 19 June. Due to COVID-19, games will take place behind closed doors.

 

 

West Ham United have also issued the following statement...

 

Now a proposed date for the restart of the 2019/20 Premier League season has been provisionally agreed and it’s been confirmed that, due to COVID-19, these games will take place without supporters present, the Club will again directly contact fans by email over the coming days with information regarding the credits and refunds process for Season Ticket Holders, Club London Members and match tickets respectively.

We would also like to reiterate to our supporters that they remain firmly at the heart of everything we do and the Club will do everything possible to ensure our players still feel their loyal and passionate support as we look to complete the 2019/20 season and climb the table.

10 June 2020

 

KEENAN APPIAH-FORSON, HARRISON ASHBY, SAM CAIGER, DAN CHESTERS, WILL GREENIDGE, DANIEL JINADU and JOSHUA OKOTCHA

all sign their first professional contract.

12 June 2020

 

SEAD HAKSABANOVIC

Season-long loan with Swedish side IFK NORRKOPING made permanent for an undisclosed fee.

Attacking midfielder Haksabanovic joined West Ham in summer 2017 from Halmstads BK and made his debut in an EFL Cup win over Bolton Wanderers in September of that year. A second and final appearance in Claret and Blue came in January 2018, in an FA Cup tie against Shrewsbury Town.The 21-year-old was loaned to Spanish club Malaga in summer 2018, before returning to Sweden with Norrkoping, for whom he made 36 appearances in all competitions.

West Ham United career: (2017-2020) Appearances: 2, Goals: 0

20_06_20 WHU v. Wolves

The Premier League will be returning to screens on Wednesday June 17, following the suspension of all major sports in the UK owing to the coronavirus pandemic. However, a lot has changed since fans last enjoyed top-flight English football in early March.

 

Clubs will return to action from June 17, starting with two outstanding matchday 29 games. Aston Villa vs Sheffield United kicks-off at 6pm and followed by Manchester City vs Arsenal at 8pm, which will bring all 20 top-flight teams to nine games remaining.

 

All games will be played behind closed doors and to maximise exposure, no two matches will be played simultaneously, apart from the last game of the season, so that football fans won’t have to miss out on any of the action.

 

The final round of the Premier League season is scheduled for July 26 with all games kicking-off at 3pm.

Premier League 'Project Restart'

20_01_05 Gillingham v. WHU Junior Gills

Gillingham also issued a 'Junior Gills' version of the matchday programme

Image courtesy of Chas Sturton

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium

0 - 2

23 June 2020

Att: 300

Ref: Craig Pawson

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Premier League

Fabianski

Fredericks

Diop

Balbuena

Cresswell

Fornals (Lanzini)

Rice

Noble (Anderson)

Soucek

Bowen

Antonio

Goals from Raul Jimenez and Pedro Neto condemned West Ham United to defeat against Wolverhampton Wanderers, in their first game since the 2019/20 Premier League season was restarted. In the unfamiliar surroundings of a behind closed doors match at London Stadium - this being only the second home fixture the Irons have played without fans in their history - late substitutions made the difference in a match where both sides took their time to find their feet again. Perhaps lacking in initial sharpness – understandable, given the length of the enforced break to the season – the early offing saw plenty of exchanges in possession between the two sides, but little by way of clear-cut opportunity. It was Pablo Fornals who enjoyed a rare chance in the game early on. The Spaniard timed his run from deep to perfection to meet Mark Noble’s pinpoint long ball over the top – but the Spaniard, perhaps unaware of how much time he had, was unable to control his finish, lashing over.

After the break, such opportunities continued to prove rare as both sides held firm, with defences limiting strikers to half-chances at best. With 20 minutes to go, Jarrod Bowen thought he might have won West Ham a penalty, utilising all his pace to run onto a delightful pass from Soucek – but Saiss’ challenge, while bringing him down, reached ball first. As players from both sides began to tire in the closing stages, both managers looked to their bench for their inspiration. Unfortunately for the Hammers, it would prove a Nuno Espirito Santo switch which made the difference, Adama Traore making the most of his fresh legs to beat his man on the byline. The winger subsequently whipped an excellent cross onto the head of Jimenez, who could not miss from close range.

West Ham looked to respond straight away, Rice climbing high to meet a Bowen corner at the far post – but Patricio was able to scramble his header round the post. From the subsequent corner, the hosts managed to work the ball to substitute Manuel Lanzini, but the Argentine's acute cross was inches too high for Soucek. Michail Antonio then came close to a moment of real inspiration, showing quick feet to beat four opponents and curl a superb shot towards the top corner - but his strike whistled just over, hitting only stanchion. Seconds later, and another Wolves substitute showcased his quality, Pedro Neto being picked out by Doherty at the far post, smashing the ball with exemplary technique into the top corner.

Wolverhampton Wanderers:

Patricio, Boly, Coady, Saiss, Doherty, Neves, Dendoncker, Moutinho, Jonny (Traore), Diogo Jota (Neto), Jimenez

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UNOFFICIAL PROGRAMME

printed in Ukraine

15 March 2020

West Ham United's home fixture against Wolverhampton Wanderers was postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The club and printers confirmed there were no official home programme issued.

Southampton:

McCarthy, Smallbone (Romeu), Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Boufal (Ings), Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Armstrong, Long, Obafemi

Brighton & Hove Albion:

Ryan, Montoya (Schelotto), Dunk, Webster, Bernardo, Stephens, Propper, Trossard, Gross, Mooy (March), Murray

Tottenham Hotspur:

Lloris, Aurier, Sanchez, Dier, Davies, Sissoko, Alli (Lamela), Lo Celso, Lucas Moura (Bergwijn), Son (Winks), Kane

Despite creating some presentable opportunities throughout the course of an open and entertaining 90 minutes, an unfortunate own-goal from Tomas Soucek put Spurs on course for three points midway through the second half. That result was sealed by Harry Kane late on, leaving the Irons still seeking their first win since the Premier League restart.

The Hammers made a fast start within minutes when Michail Antonio held off his marker to chest down Aaron Cresswell’s diagonal ball. The No30 laid off to the onrushing Mark Noble but, under pressure from Davison Sanchez, the skipper was unable to get his shot away from a promising position.

The home team thought they had the breakthrough on the stroke of half-time, Son holding his position on the left as the visiting defence tucked in. The South Korean was picked out and thrashed in a low finish but, as it turned out, was in an offside position when the pass was played – and Video Assistant Referee (VAR) duly chalked the goal off.

Chances continued to flow freely after the break, with openings for Dier and Kane within minutes of the game resuming. A neat exchange of passes then led to Bowen crossing the ball hard and low for Fornals, but the Spaniard – from a scenario similar to that which resulted in his goal against Liverpool at Anfield – on this occasion miscued, sweeping wide of the far post.

The game was stretched, and moments after Kane ought to have put Spurs ahead from an incisive counter-attack, a glorious ball from Rice released Antonio over the top. The striker, at the same end where he scored such a famous volley last year, was on the stretch this time, and fired over. An opening goal beckoned for both sides, but it was Spurs who got it in scruffy circumstances, Sanchez's touch at the near post causing an in-swinging corner to ricochet off the inside of Soucek’s leg – and roll past Fabianski.

The Hammers responded positively with some menacing forays forward in the subsequent ten minutes, their best effort coming a fizzing low drive by substitute Felipe Anderson. Further chances were in the offing, Antonio coming close to meeting a whipped Cresswell free-kick moments before Anderson recycled the ball to Bowen. Forced into a snap shot inside a packed penalty area, the No17 smashed goalwards – but his shot clipped the outside of the post. That was as close as West Ham would come, and the home side finished off the game when Son set Kane clear from inside his own half. The striker, one on one with Fabianski, this time made no mistake - a clinical clincher to seal Tottenham the spoils.

London Stadium

3 - 2 (Antonio, Soucek, Yarmolenko)

1 July 2020

Att: 300

Ref: Martin Atkinson

CHELSEA : Premier League

Fabianski

Fredericks

Diop

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Soucek

Rice

Bowen (Yarmolenko)

Fornals (Balbuena)

Lanzini (Wilshere)

Antonio

 

20_07_01 WHU v. Chelsea

Andriy Yarmolenko’s superb 89th-minute winner secured a hard-fought and thrilling 3-2 victory over Chelsea at London Stadium. The final ten minutes of the first half bought drama to London Stadium, as Tomas Soucek’s first goal for West Ham was eventually ruled out for offside, following a lengthy VAR referral. Willian then put Chelsea in front from the penalty spot, following Issa Diop’s foul on Christian Pulisic, but Soucek would not be denied as he headed home his actual first West Ham finish in added time. Michail Antonio concluded a fantastic team move to put the Hammers ahead on 52 minutes, but Willian struck an inch-perfect free-kick to double his personal tally. Pulisic almost netted a third for the away side just a minute later as his low effort bounced wide of the near post. But, as Chelsea pressed for the winner in the final minutes of the game, the Hammers found themselves on the counter-attack through Antonio and Pablo Fornals. The No.30 played a superb ball into substitute Yarmolenko, who coolly turned past Rudiger to slam the ball into the corner, past Kepa Arrizabalaga, and secure the three points.

Chelsea:

Arrizabalaga, Azpilicueta, Rudiger, Christensen, Alonso, Kovacic (Mount), Kante, Pulisic, Barkley (Loftus-Cheek), Willian, Abraham (Giroud)

St James' Park

2 - 2 (Antonio, Soucek)

5 July 2020

Att: 300

Ref: Craig Pawson

NEWCASTLE UNITED : Premier League

Fabianski

Fredericks

Diop

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Rice

Soucek

Bowen

Lanzini (Noble)

Fornals (Yarmolenko)

Antonio

 

 

20_07_05 Newcastle United v. WHU

West Ham United twice took the lead against, but were twice pegged back by, Newcastle United at St James' Park. In an enthralling opening to the game, Michail Antonio played an impressive part in the move which led to him slamming home the opener after four minutes, only for Miguel Almiron to level for the hosts ten minutes later. After such a relentless first half, it was perhaps of little surprise that the flow of chances slowed down after the half-time whistle, the action just as fast-paced – but ultimately less productive – in the second period. Yet when a clear-cut chance finally arrived, Tomas Soucek was on hand to emphatically convert it. Declan Rice showed tremendous desire to reach Bowen’s corner at the far post, crashing a header against the bar. When the ball dropped down, Soucek demonstrated all his technical quality to volley it first-time into the bottom corner. West Ham again were unable to hold onto their lead, Newcastle levelling just seconds later. Shelvey picked the ball up inside the ‘D’, passed into the feet of Gayle, followed his pass – and had plenty of time on the return to slot past Fabianski.

London Stadium

0 - 1

8 July 2020

Att: 300

Ref: Michael Oliver

BURNLEY : Premier League

Fabianski

Fredericks

Diop

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Rice

Soucek

Yarmolenko (Haller)

Fornals (Ajeti)

Bowen

Antonio

 

 

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Krafth, Hayden (Bentaleb), Shelvey, Almiron, Saint-Maximin (Lazaro), Joelinton (Carroll), Gayle (Ritchie)

Jay Rodriguez's first-half effort was enough to settle a match of fine margins in Burnley's favour at a rain-soaked London Stadium. In a match not short on energy, but ultimately devoid of that final moment of quality for West Ham, Rodriguez's contact with Charlie Taylor's cross in the 38th minute struck the woodwork before creeping in - largely indicative of a contest where the ball simply didn't seem to fall for those in a Claret and Blue shirt.

Carrow Road

4 - 0 (Antonio 4)

11 July 2020

Att: 300

Ref: Michael Oliver

NORWICH CITY : Premier League

Fabianski

Fredericks

Diop

Ogbonna (Balbuena)

Cresswell

Rice

Soucek

Noble (Wilshere)

Fornals (Masuaku)

Bowen (Yarmolenko)

Antonio (Haller)

 

 

 

Please note:

Newcastle United were the only club NOT to issue a printed programme during 'Project Restart', instead the club issued a digital downloadable PDF version from their website.

 

However, some professionally printed versions were availbable.

20_07_08 WHU v. Burnley 20_07_11 Norwich City v. WHU

Norwich City:

Krul, Aarons, Klose, Godfrey, Lewis, Tettey, Vrancic, Buendia (Rupp), Stiepermann (Cantwell), Hernandez (Martin), Pukki (Idah)

Michail Antonio’s virtuoso four-goal haul saw West Ham United relegate Norwich City with a thumping 4-0 win at Carrow Road, taking a huge step towards securing their own Premier League status in the process. The Irons were hugely impressive from the off in Norfolk, and led by two at the interval through set-pieces at either end of the half: the first goal arriving when Antonio stabbed home a corner flicked on at the near post after 12 minutes, before the No30 beat Timm Klose to the ball to head in Mark Noble’s in-swinging free-kick. Imperious all game, Antonio doubled down on his tally in the second half, going on to become the first Hammer ever to score four times in a Premier League match when he finished from Noble’s lobbed through pass and, shortly afterwards, Ryan Fredericks’ pull-back. Four poachers’ goals capped a wonderful individual – and collective – display from the men in Claret and Blue, who moved six points clear of the Premier League relegation zone at the final whistle, condemning their opponents to a return to the Championship in the process.

Burnley: Pope, Bardsley, Tarkowski, Long, Taylor, Pieters, McNeil, Westwood, Brownhill, Rodriguez, Vydra (Wood)

London Stadium

3 - 1 (Antonio, Rice, Soucek)

17 July 2020

Att: 300

Ref: Martin Atkinson

WATFORD : Premier League

Fabianski

Johnson

Diop

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Rice

Soucek

Noble

Fornals (Haller)

Bowen (Yarmolenko)

Antonio (Balbuena)

 

 

 

20_07_17 WHU v. Watford

Watford:

Foster; Femenia, Dawson, Kabasele, Masina (Mariappa), Hughes, Cleverley, Sarr, Doucoure (Chalobah), Welbeck (Joao Pedro), Deeney (Gray)

First-half goals from Michail Antonio, Tomas Soucek and Declan Rice gave West Ham United a massive boost in their battle to retain their Premier League status, as the Hammers battered Watford at London Stadium. Two goals in the opening ten minutes - the first a well-taken Michail Antonio finish, the second a thumping close-range header from Tomas Soucek - were just reward for an impressive start from the home side. Those goals - added to by Declan Rice's exquisite long-range strike - gave the Hammers the perfect platform to go on and win the game, despite Troy Deeney's consolation goal for Watford early on in the second half. The result marked the Irons' first back-to-back Premier League wins since August and, with just two games to go, put six points between themselves and the teams in the Premier League drop zone - West Ham also boasting a significantly superior goal difference to their name. The team news beforehand was dominated by David Moyes’ selection of Mark Noble in the centre of the park, the captain making his 500th appearance for his boyhood club with plenty to play for against the visitors.

Captain Mark Noble makes his 500th appearance for the Hammers

Old Trafford

1 - 1 (Antonio [pen])

22 July 2020

Att: 300

Ref: Paul Tierney

MANCHESTER UNITED : Premier League

Fabianski

Johnson

Diop

Ogbonna

Cresswell (Masuaku)

Rice

Soucek

Noble

Fornals

Bowen (Yarmolenko)

Antonio (Haller)

 

 

 

30 June 2020

 

PABLO ZABALETA

The former Argentina World Cup finalist departs after three seasons. Zabaleta, who arrived on a free transfer from Manchester City in the summer of 2017, has become a firm favourite in east London for his commitment, professionalism and leadership. Unfortunately, an injury has prevented him from accepting the Club’s offer of a short-term extension until the end of the disrupted 2019/20 season. West Ham Unitied career: (2017-2020) Appearances: 80, Goals: 1.

30 June 2020

 

CARLOS SANCHEZ

Sanchez departs after playing 18 times over the course of two seasons. The experienced Colombia international was unfortunate to suffer a serious knee injury early on in his debut season that prevented him making more of an impact for the Club. West Ham United career: (2018-2020), Appearances: 18, Goals 0.

30 June 2020

 

JEREMY NGAKIA

Academy of Football graduate Ngakia, who has made five first-team starts in 2020, is also leaving the Club after not signing a new contract. In line with the clubs structure and policy, Jeremy was offered significantly improved terms to reward his breakthrough into the first-team squad this year, along with further contractual enhancements linked to his future progress and success. However, the player and his representatives declined to accept any of the offers, and also turned down a short-term extension until the end of the current season. West Ham United career: (2019-20) Appearances: 5, Goals 0.

HAKSABANOVIC Sead ZABALETA Pablo SANCHEZ Carlos NGAKIA Jeremy

Manchester United:

De Gea, Fosu-Mensah (Wan-Bissaka), Maguire, Lindelof, Williams, Matic, Pogba, Fernandes, Greenwood, Martial, Rashford (Ighalo)

20_07_22 Manchester United v. WHU

Michail Antonio's penalty kick on the stroke of half-time secured West Ham United a solid draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford - and with it, confirmation of their Premier League status for next season. The Irons were hugely impressive throughout the course of the 90 minutes, soaking up initial pressure to grow into the game and begin to dictate proceedings, while maintaining their defensive discipline throughout. They received just rewards for that effort shortly before the half-time whistle when, after Paul Pogba inexplicably deflected a Declan Rice strike with his arm, Antonio stepped up to stroke the ball home. Some admittedly neat interplay from the home side saw Mason Greenwood draw Manchester United level soon after the restart, but West Ham enjoyed the majority of the chances to win the game from then on, and in the end were fully deserving of the point they acquired - at the very least.

London Stadium

1 - 1 (Yarmolenko)

26 July 2020

Att: 300

Ref: Michael Oliver

ASTON VILLA : Premier League

Fabianski

Johnson

Diop

Ogbonna

Fredericks

Rice

Soucek

Bowen (Yarmolenko)

Noble (Anderson)

Fornals (Lanzini)

Antonio (Haller)

 

 

 

Match Tickets courtesy of Chas Sturton and Richard Miller

2018-19 First XI 2020-21 First XI Season 2019-20

Aston Villa:

Reina, Guilbert, (Hause) Mings, Konsa, Targett, Luiz, McGinn, Trezeguet (El Ghazi), Grealish, Hourihane (Nakamba), Samatta (Davis)

Andriy Yarmolenko's late deflected strike saw West Ham United battle back to a draw in a keenly-fought final-day fixture with Aston Villa at London Stadium. The Irons entered the match knowing that their own Premier League status was secure, and with other concurrent matches going the visitors' way in their own relegation battle, a cagey match ensued in east London. Two late goals in the space of two minutes ultimately opened up proceedings in the second half, Jack Grealish putting Villa in front just seconds before Yarmolenko's strike looped up off the goalscorer and found the top-left corner of the net. West Ham were full value for an industrious point, a result which sees David Moyes' men finish their campaign in 16th position.

20_07_26 WHU v. Aston Villa

24 July 2020

 

TOMAS SOUCEK

TOMAS SOUCEK loan deal made permanent and joins West Ham United for 21m Euros

SOUCEK Tomas