WEST HAM UNITED
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Manager : Manuel Pellegrini
1 July 2019
ROBERTO JIMENEZ GAGO signs from Spanish side ESPANYOL
on a free transfer
DAVID MARTIN signs from MILLWALL on a free transfer
17 July 2019
SEBASTIEN HALLER French international signs from
German side EINTRACHT FRANKFURT for a cub record fee
The highly sought-after forward, who turned 25 in June, joins the Hammers on a five-year deal with an option of a further 12 months.
The deal for Haller means the Hammers have broken their transfer record for a third time in a little over a year following the captures of Issa Diop and Felipe Anderson.
6 August 2019
GONCALO CARDOSO Portuguese defender signs from
Primeira liga club BOAVISTA for an undisclosed fee
The Hammers beat off competition from a number of top European clubs to complete the transfer of the 18-year-old centre-back and signed on a five-year contract with an option to extend for a further year.
8 August 2019
ALBIAN AJETI Switzerland imternational striker signs from
FC BASEL for an undisclosed fee
The 22-year-old joins the Hammers on an initial four-year contract, with an option to extend for a further two seasons.
8 July 2019
MARKO ARNAUTOVIC joins Chinese Super League champions Shanghai SIPG for an undisclosed fee.
The 30-year-old Austrian departs after two seasons at London Stadium, during which he scored 22 goals in 65 appearances in Claret and Blue.
16 July 2019
SAM BYRAM joins Norwich City for an undisclosed fee (£750,000)
West Ham United career: (2016-2019), Appearances: 36, Goals: 0
24 July 2019
PEDRO OBIANG joins Italian side US SASSUOLO
for an undisclosed fee
The 27-year-old midfielder spent four years in east London, joining the club from fellow Serie A team Sampdoria.
West Ham United career: (2015-2019), Appearances: 116, Goals: 3
26 July 2019
Marcus Browne departs for Middlesbrough for an undisclosed fee
The midfielder departs the Hammers having made one first-team appearance, which came in the Europa League fixture away to Astra Giurgiu in August 2016.
28 July 2019
Jordan Hugill joins Queens Park Rangers on a season-long loan
2 August 2019
Reece Oxford has joined German Bundesliga side Augsburg on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee.
The 20-year-old brings an eight-year stay in east London to an end by returning to the club where he spent the second half of last season on loan.
West Ham United career: (2015-2019), Appearances: 17, Goals: 3
7 August 2019
JOSH CULLEN rejoins CHARLTON ATHLETIC on a season-long loan
8 August 2019
GRADY DIANGANA joins WEST BROMWICH ALBION
on a season-long loan
Please note players signed pre 1 July 2019 shown at end of last season's listings
MANCHESTER CITY : Premier League
0 - 5
10 August 2019
Ref: Mike Dean
VAR (Video Assistant Referee)
Prepare for both players and managers drawing an imaginary TV screen in the air because it seems this technology is here to stay
Deliberate handball is still an offence, but accidental handball can also be a free-kick or penalty.
When there are three or more players in a wall, no players from the opposite team can get amongst it, distract players or open up a gap for their team-mate to shoot through. Opponents will now have to be at least one yard away from the wall. Another change is that referees can allow quick free-kicks to be taken, even when a yellow card is about to be given. This means attacking teams can pass or shoot quickly if there's a goal-scoring opportunity.
Up until now, no player could be in the box when a goal-kick was taken. Now, the goalkeeper can play the ball to defenders inside the penalty area, but opposition players have to remain outside.
This isn't a new rule as such, but there might be a stricter response to goalkeepers who try to bend it. Keepers have to remain on the goal line when a penalty is kicked, but if you watch a lot of football you will know that they often like to creep forward as they try to get an advantage. Now, if a keeper leaves the goal line before the ball is kicked, it should result in a retake.
Mid-season player break
The league will split a round of matches in February over two weekends, with five matches taking place on the weekend of 8 February 2020 and the other five taking place the following weekend.
West Ham United’s first match of the 2019/20 Premier League season ended in defeat as reigning champions Manchester City won 5-0 at London Stadium. A stroke of luck gave City their opening goal on 25 minutes as Issa Diop’s clearance deflected into the net off of Gabriel Jesus, while Raheem Sterling doubled the lead six minutes into the second period. The England winger chipped Fabianski to give City their third before substitute Sergio Aguero stroked home a penalty at the second attempt to ensure the Hammers were beaten. Manuel Pellegrini’s side were not without their chances on an afternoon where VAR’s input was felt on numerous occasions. Diop went close with a headed effort while Chicharito and Manuel Lanzini also saw efforts well saved.
SEBASTIEN HALLER and PABLO FORNALS both make their Hammers debut against MANCHESTER CITY at the London Stadium
BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : Premier League
1 - 1 (Hernandez)
17 August 2019
Ref: Anthony Taylor
WATFORD : Premier League
3 - 1 (Haller 2, Noble [pen])
24 August 2019
Ref: Chris Kavangh
Brighton & Hove Albion:
Ryan, Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Burn, Stephens, March, Propper, Trossard (Mooy), Gross (Maupay), Murray (Andone)
Ederson; Walker, Stones, Laporte, Zinchenko; Rodrigo, Silva (Foden), De Bruyne (Gundogan); Mahrez, Sterling, Jesus (Aguero)
NEWPORT COUNTY : Carabao Cup (Second Round)
2 - 0 (Fornals, Wilshere)
24 August 2019
Ref: Stephen Martin
NORWICH CITY : Premier League
2 - 0 (Haller, Yarmolenko)
31 August 2019
Ref: Paul Tierney
Townsend, Haynes, Howkins, O'Brien, McNamara, Willmott (Collins), Dolan (Bennett), Sheehan, Amond, Whitely (Maloney), Abrahams
Foster; Femenia, Dawson, Cathcart, Holebas; Doucoure, Capoue, Cleverley (Quina), Hughes (Sarr); Deulofeu (Welbeck), Gray
Sebastien Haller’s first two competitive goals for West Ham United saw the Hammers secure a thrilling 3-1 victory away to Watford. On an afternoon where the Hammers celebrated the 15th anniversary of Mark Noble’s first appearance for the Club. It was the captain who gave the Irons the lead on his return from injury, converting from the penalty spot after just three minutes. Andre Gray levelled for Watford in the first period with a powerful strike, while both sets of supporters were thoroughly entertained as both sides went on the attack throughout. Haller grabbed his first just after an hour, completing a terrific team move, before superbly netting a second with an overhead strike to secure a first win of the 2019/20 campaign for Manuel Pellegrini’s West Ham and a 100th Premier League away victory in the Club's history.
Roberto Jimenez Gago and Albian Ajeti both make their Hammers debut against NEWPORT COUNTY at Rodney Parade
West Ham United booked their place in the Carabao Cup third round with a 2-0 victory over League Two side Newport County. Newport have made a name for themselves the cups recently, taking Tottenham Hotspur to an FA Cup replay two seasons ago, before defeating Leicester in the same competition last year, but West Ham ensured there was to be no repeat this time in South Wales. It wasn’t for the want of trying on Newport’s part, as Mike Flynn’s team gave it a real go before the Hammers took the contest away from them. Jack Wilshere’s calm finish opened the scoring two minutes before half-time, while summer signing Pablo Fornals wrapped it up with his first goal in Claret & Blue midway through the second period. The Hammers named an experienced side, but were forced into an early change when Michail Antonio pulled up in leading a quick break. Felipe Anderson came on in the No30’s place.
West Ham United picked up their first point of the 2019-20 Premier League season in a hard-fought 1-1 draw at Brighton & Hove Albion. The Hammers briefly led in the second period through Chicharito, only for Leandro Tossard to level things up within four minutes of the Mexican’s goal. West Ham had to stand up to a vibrant Brighton side, who look to be showing more ambition as an attacking force under new boss Graham Potter, and Lukasz Fabianski was tested by strikes from Dale Stephens, Solly March and Davy Propper. Brighton were unable to find another goal, though, so the points were shared on the South Coast as the Hammers got up and running.
ASTON VILLA : Premier League
0 - 0
16 September 2019
Ref: Mike DEan
Krul, Aarons, Godfrey, Zimmermann (Amadou), Lewis, Leitner, Trybull, Buendia, Cantwell (McLean), Stiepermann (Drmic), Pukki
West Ham United made it three wins in a row with a stylish 2-0 victory over Norwich City at London Stadium. Sebastien Haller and Andriy Yarmolenko were on target as the Hammers completed a productive first month of the campaign by defeating the newly-promoted Canaries. Haller notched his third goal of the season to get the goalscoring started in the first half, finishing from close range following excellent work from Arthur Masuaku down the left. Yarmolenko scored for the first time since suffering an Achilles injury last October to double the advantage on 56 minutes, as the Hammers put their foot down and created chance after chance in the game’s final quarter. Many pundits predicted a game full of chances given both teams’ propensity to attack in their respective starts to the season.
2 September 2019
Javier Hernandez 'Chicharito'
West Ham United striker Chicharito joins Spanish Primera Division club Sevilla on a permanent basis for an undisclosed fee. The 31-year-old Mexican’s transfer ends a two-year stay in east London, he signed-off his time with the Hammers by scoring on his final appearance in a 1-1 Premier League draw at Brighton & Hove Albion on 17 August. West Ham United career: (2017-2019) Appearances: 63, Goals 17
5 September 2019
FABIAN BALBUENA 6th PARAGUAY cap
JAPAN International Friendly Kashima Stadium, Kashima, Japan 0-2
ALBIAN AJETI 3rd Hammer to represent SWITZERLAND
REPUBLIC of IRELAND (sub 86 mins) UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier (Group D) Aviva Stadium, Dublin 1-1
SEAD HAKASBANOVIC 4th MONTENEGRO cap
HUNGARYInternational Friendly Podgorica City Stadium, Podgorica, Montenegro 2-1
6 September 2019
LUKASZ FABIANSKI 6th POLAND cap
SLOVENIA UEFA Euro 2020 (Group G) Stozice Stadium 0-2
7 September 2019
DECLAN RICE 4th ENGLAND cap
BULGARIA UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier (Group A) Wembley Stadium, London 4-0
ANDRIY YARMOLENKO 4th UKRAINE cap
LITHUANIA UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier (Group B) LFF Stadium, Vilnius 3-0
9 September 2019
LUKASZ FABIANSKI 7th POLAND cap
AUSTRIA UEFA Euro 2020 (Group G) National Stadium, Warsaw 2-2
ROBERT SNODGRASS 6th SCOTLAND cap
BELGIUMU EFA 2020 Qualifier (Group I) Hampden Park, Glasgow 0-4
10 September 2019
DECLAN RICE 5th ENGLAND cap
KOSOVO UEFA Euro 2020 Qualifier (Group A) St Mary's Stadium, Southampton 5-3
ANDRIY YARMOLENKO 5th UKRAINE cap
NIGERIA International Friendly Dnipro-Arena, Dnipro 2-2
JOSH CULLEN 16th Hammer to represent REPUBLIC of IRELAND
BULGARIA International Friendly Aviva Stadium, Dublin 3-1
11 September 2019
MANUEL LANZINI 5th ARGENTINA cap
MEXICO (sub 77 mins) International Friendly Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, United States of America 4-0
MANCHESTER UNITED : Premier League
? - ?
22 September 2019
West Ham United survived 23 minutes with ten men to claim a hard-fought point at Aston Villa. Arthur Masuaku saw red midway through the second period, after picking up a second yellow card of the game for a foul on home sub Ahmed El Mohamady, but the Hammers stood firm to ensure the game would end goalless, earning a third clean sheet in all competitions. The scoresheet may have remained blank at full-time, but there was nevertheless plenty to get both sets of fans off their seats with both sides giving their all in search of a winner. Off target headers from Wesley and Sebastien Haller probably represented both teams’ best openings, while Lukasz Fabianski saved smartly from John McGinn and Anwar El Ghazi either side of the break. Manuel Pellegrini named an unchanged starting XI for the third successive Premier League clash as he sent his team out in search of a third successive victory.
OXFORD UNITED : Carabao Cup (Third Round)
The Kassam Stadium
? - ?
25 September 2019
Heaton, Guilbert (Davis 85), Engels, Mings, Taylor, McGinn, Nakamba (Douglas Luiz 81), Jota (El Mohamady 66), Grealish, El Ghazi, Wesley
AFC BOURNEMOUTH : Premier League
? - ?
28 September 2019