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2020-21 Premier League

2 January 2021

 

FREDERIK ALVES signs from Danish side SILKEBORG for an undisclosed fee

8 January 2021

 

SEBASTIEN HALLER joins Dutch side AJAX for 22.5 million Euros

West Ham United career: (2019-2021) Appearances: 54, Goals 14

 

The Ivory Coast international centre-forward ends his stay with the Hammers after making 54 appearances in all competitions and scoring 14 goals across 18 months, following his summer 2019 arrival from German club Eintracht Frankfurt. The 26-year-old returns to the Netherlands, where he previously spent two-and-a-half seasons with Utrecht.

Goodison Park

1 - 0 (Soucek)

1 January 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Kevin Friend

Randolph

Coufal

Dawson

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Rice

Soucek

Bowen (Lanzini)

Benrahma

Fornals (Yarmolenko)

Haller (Antonio)

 

EVERTON : Premier League

21_01_01 Everton v. WHU 2019-20 First XI Season 2020-21

1 January 2021

 

JIMMY GREAVES awarded the M.B.E. in the Queen’s New Year’s Honour List for his services to football.

GREAVES Jimmy

Tomáš Souček’s struck late to give West Ham United the perfect start to 2021 at Goodison Park. The Czech Republic midfielder finished from close range, reacting quickest inside the box to knock home after an Aaron Cresswell shot deflected to him, and with just four minutes remaining, Everton had no time to respond. It was another outstanding defensive effort from the Hammers, who, led by the imperious Angelo Ogbonna and Craig Dawson at centre-half, prevented Everton from having a clear chance on their goal all night. While attacking moments were not flowing at the other end either, it mattered little as the Hammers took the big opportunity which fell their way to ensure they would take the points back to east London. West Ham were forced into a late change in goal just moments before kick-off as Lukasz Fabianski suffered an injury in the warm-up, so Darren Randolph stepped into the breach.

HALLER Sabastien

Edgeley Park

1 - 0 (Dawson)

11 January 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Mike Dean

Randolph

Coufal

Dawson

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Rice

Soucek

Bowen (Lanzini)

Benrahma

Fornals (Yarmolenko)

Haller (Antonio)

 

STOCKPORT COUNTY : FA Cup (Third Round)

21_01_01 Everton v. WHU starting XI

Everton: Pickford, Coleman, Holgate, Mina, Godfrey, Doucoure, Davies, Bernard (Rodriguez), Sigurdsson (Gomes), Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin (Tosun)

8 January 2021

 

ROBERT SNODGRASS joins WEST BROMWICH ALBION for an undisclosed fee

West Ham United career: (2017-2021) Appearances: 86, Goals 11

21_01_16 WHU v. Burnley 21_01_11 Stockport County v. WHU 21_01_23 WHU v. Doncaster Rovers

ADEMIPO ODUBEKO makes his Hammers debut against Stockport County at Edgeley Park

West Ham United left it late but booked their place in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round thanks to Criag Dawson's 83rd minute header at Stockport County. Fifth-tier Stockport stuck to their task admirably to restrict the Hammers' chances at Edgeley Park, but quick thinking from Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen at a corner eventually broke them down to lay on the chance for Dawson. The Hammers named a strong side on a soggy night, and the vistors served notice of their intentions ina fast-paced opening. They worked possession well in the opening stages to put their National League hosts under pressure, and they came within a whisker of opening the scoring six minutes on the clock. Rice hooked a pass over to Said benrahma on the left-hand side of the penalty area, and he took the ball down before shifting onto his right foot and shooting for teh bottom corner. His radar was just off, the ball kissing the base of the upright on its way waide. To Stockport's credit, they sat in their shape with great sturdiness over the remainder of the first half, forcing the visitors' efforts to come in from range. Midway through the second half the Hammers introduced Bowen and Tomas Soucek from the bench. The former was nheavily involved in the game's decisive moment seven minutes from time, collecting a short corner from Declan Rice to find a better angle for the cross, and his delivery was perfect,picking out Dawson's well-timed run for the defebder to plant a powerful header into the net.

15 January 2021

 

DAN KEMP joins LEYTON ORIENT for an undisclosed fee

London Stadium

1 - 0 (Dawson)

16 January 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Mike Dean

Randolph

Coufal

Dawson

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Rice

Soucek

Bowen (Yarmolenko)

Benrahma (Lanzini)

Fornals

Antonio

 

BURNLEY : Premier League

West Ham United left it late but booked their place in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round thanksa to Criag Dawson's 83rd minute header at Stockport County. Fifthteir Stockport stuck to their task admirably to restrict the Hammers' chances at Edgeley Park, but quick thinking from Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen at a corner eventually broke them down to lay on the chance for Dawson. The Hammers named a strong side on a soggy night, and the vistors served notice of their intentions ina fast-paced opening. They worked possession well in the opening stages to put their National League hosts under pressure, and they came within a whisker of opening the scoring six minutes on the clock. Rice hooked a pass over to Said benrahma on the left-hand side of the penalty area, and he took the ball down before shifting onto his right foot and shooting for teh bottom corner. His radar was just off, the ball kissing the base of the upright on its way waide. To Stockport's credit, they sat in their shape with great sturdiness over the remainder of the first half, forcing the visitors' efforts to come in from range. Midway through the second half the Hammers introduced Bowen and Tomas Soucek from the bench. The former was nheavily involved in the game's decisive moment seven minutes from time, collecting a short corner from Declan Rice to find a better angle for the cross, and his delivery was perfect,picking out Dawson's well-timed run for the defebder to plant a powerful header into the net.

Michail Antonio returned to the West Ham United Premier League starting eleven in style, scoring the only goal of the game to send Burnley to defeat at London Stadium. Antonio has worked his way back from a hamstring injury with substitute outings and a start at Stockport County in the FA Cup in recent weeks, and didn't have to wait long to make his mark against the Clarets. Just nine minutes were on the clock when the No.30 stole in at the far post to convert Pablo Fornals' cross and give the Hammers a thir straight win.

London Stadium

2 - 1 (Antonio, Bowen)

19 January 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Graham Scott

Fabianski

Coufal

Dawson

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Rice

Soucek

Bowen

Lanzini (Fornals)

Benrahma (Yarmolenko)

Antonio (Noble)

 

 

WEST BROMWICH ALBION : Premier League

21_01_19 WHU v. WBA

West Ham United’s perfect start to 2021 continued with a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion at London Stadium that takes us onto 32 Premier League points at the halfway stage. The Irons made it four wins in a row in all competitions for the first time since December 2018 and rose to seventh in the table thanks to well-taken goals from Jarrod Bowen and Michail Antonio. The pair each netted their fifth top-flight goals of the 2020-21 campaign either side of Matheus Pereira’s equaliser for Sam Allardyce’s Baggies, who themselves remain in the bottom three.

West Bromwich Albion:

Johnstone, O’Shea, Bartley, Ajayi, Gibbs, Gallagher, Livermore (Robson-Kanu), Pereira, Sawyers, Grosicki (Furlong), Robinson

Burnley:

Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Gudmundsson (McNeil), Westwood, Brownhill, Brady, Wood (Rodriguez), Barnes (Vydra)

Stockport County:

Hinchliffe, Minihan (Thomas), Keane, Hogan, Hitching, Maynard, C.Jennings (Southam-Hales), Croasdale, Rooney (Hinchy), Williams (Palmer), Reid (Bennett)

21_01_19 WHU v. WBA starting XI 21_01_16 WHU v. Burnley starting XI 21_01_11 Stockport County v. WHU starting XI

DONCASTER ROVERS : FA Cup (Fourth Round)

SNODGRASS Robert

London Stadium

4 - 0 (Afolayan, Fornals, Yarmolenko, Butler [og])

23 January 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Robert Jones

Fabianski (Trott)

Fredericks (Baptiste)

Diop

Balbuena

Johnson

Noble

Soucek (Afolayan)

Benrahma

Lanzini

Fornals

Yarmolenko

 

 

Doncaster Rovers:

Balcombe, Halliday, Anderson, Butler, John, Smith (Simões), Wright (Amos), Taylor (Williams), Eyenga-Lokito (Richards), James, Okenabirhie

Selhurst Park

3 - 2 (Soucek 2, Dawson)

26 January 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Stuart Attwell

Fabianski

Coufal

Dawson

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Rice

Soucek

Bowen (Fredericks)

Benrahma (Noble)

Fornals

Antonio (Yarmolenko)

 

 

 

CRYSTAL PALACE : Premier League

OLADAPO AFOLAYAN, NATHAN TROTT and JAMAL BAPTISTE

all make their Hammers Debut against DONCASTER ROVERS

London Stadium

1 - 3 (Dawson)

31 January 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Jonathan Moss

Fabianski

Coufal

Dawson

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Rice

Soucek

Bowen (Fredericks)

Benrahma

Fornals (Yarmolenko)

Antonio (Noble)

 

 

 

 

LIVERPOOL : Premier League

West Ham United extended their winning streak to a sixth game with an exhilarating, dominant performance at Selhurst Park. Tomáš Souček scored twice and Craig Dawson added a third in the second half, as the visitors shrugged off the blow of Wilfried Zaha’s third minute goal in style. Łukasz Fabiański was given no chance by Zaha’s powerful finish, as the Palace man found the bottom left-hand corner from the edge of the box. As the rain teemed down in south London, West Ham’s response was immediate and they levelled with just nine minutes on the clock. So many times already this season Souček has popped up with vital goals and it was the case again as he arrived inside the six yard box to head powerfully home after Antonio showed great desire to keep Pablo Fornals’ pass in at the by-line and poke back into the middle. Souček wasn’t finished there and, with 25 minutes played, he struck again to move his team in front. Aaron Cresswell was the provider, sending in a free-kick from the left-hand side that was just too high for Antonio. No matter, as Souček was there to control on his thigh and squeeze home at the near post. Antonio was cursing his luck on 59 minutes when Guaita showed remarkable reactions to keep out his close range effort, after being teed up by Benrahma. David Moyes’ men finally got the third goal they so richly deserved midway through the half, as they won a couple of corners on the right flank. Jarrod Bowen’s delivery from the second of them was perfect, as he whipped the ball in towards the near post, where Dawson’s run was timed to perfection and the header was unstoppable. Palace were never likely to find a route back from there, and although Batshuayi did pull one back, finishing from inside the box after Jordan Ayew found him, it came far too late to affect the outcome.

29 January 2021

 

SAID BENRAHMA

completes his permanent transfer having initially joined on loan from BRENTFORD in October 2020

Crystal Palace:

Guaita, Ward, Cahill, Kouyate, Mitchell, Townsend (Batshuayi), Milivojevic (Riedewald), McArthur, Eze, Zaha, Benteke (Ayew)

29 January 2021

 

JESSE LINGARD signs on loan from MANCHESTER UNITED until the end of the season

30 January 2021

 

GONCALO CARDOSO joins Swiss side FC BASEL on an 18-month loan deal

Mohamed Salah scored a second half double as West Ham United’s eight-game unbeaten run was brought to a halt by Liverpool. The Reds were in no mood to let the Hammers enjoy the kind of freedom they enjoyed in their previous match against Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park, however, and Jürgen Klopp’s men dominated the ball in the opening stages and despite Liverpool’s 70 per cent first half possession, 0-0 was the right scoreline at the break, although Aaron Cresswell needed to be alert to keep it that way four minutes after the restart, tracking Salah brilliantly to block the Egyptian’s close-range effort after Origi had crossed low from the left. Seven minutes later, West Ham’s chance arrived. They broke at pace down the right-hand side through Jarrod Bowen, and Milner couldn’t cut out his ball to the edge of the box on the stretch. Michail Antonio collected and shot on the turn, missing Alisson’s far post by mere inches. Liverpool breathed a sigh of relief and almost instantly took the lead. West Ham were in trouble the moment Salah received the ball from Curtis Jones in the right channel of the penalty area. Faced by Cresswell, he shifted the ball onto his left foot and found the far corner of Fabiański’s net with precision. Within eleven minutes, Salah had made the game safe. West Ham scented an equaliser when they won a corner, but Liverpool cleared and seconds later had the ball in the home side’s net. Salah made a searing run down the middle, and was picked out by Shaqiri’s lofted ball from the left flank. The first touch set him up and the second was the match-clincher, flicking beyond Fabiański before he had the chance to set himself. It was a reminder of why Liverpool are the champions and the Hammers faced a tall order to get themselves back into the contest from there. In fact, Liverpool added a late third as Wijnaldum tucked home from close range after being teed up too easily by Roberto Firmino. Dawson pulled one back three minutes from time, controlling his finish well as Cresswell’s corner dropped to the defender inside the six-yard box, but it came too late to rescue his team’s eight-game unbeaten run.

Liverpool:

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Henderson, Robertson, Thiago, Wijnaldum, Milner (Jones), Shaqiri (Firmino), Salah, Origi (Oxlade-Chamberlain)

1 February 2021

 

WINSTON REID joins EFL Championship club BRENTFORD, OLADAPO AFOLAYAN joins League Two side BOLTON WANDERERS and

AJIBOLA ALESE joins League Two side CAMBRIDGE UNITED all until the end of the season

Villa Park

3 - 1 (Lingard 2, Soucek)

3 February 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Andy Madley

Fabianski

Coufal

Dawson

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Fredericks (Fornals)

Rice

Soucek

Lingard (Bowen)

Benrahma (Johnson)

Antonio

 

 

 

 

 

ASTON VILLA : Premier League

JESSE LINGARD makes his Hammers debut against ASTON VILLA at Villa Park

Aston Villa:

Martínez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Douglas Luiz (Sanson), McGinn, El Ghazi (Traoré), Barkley (Trézéguet), Grealish, Watkins

Jesse Lingard struck a debut double as West Ham United bounced back from defeat to Liverpool in style, completing a league double over Aston Villa by winning 3-1 in the Midlands. The Hammers were in fine form at Villa Park, establishing a sturdy base at the back before showing their class at the other end with a devastating second half display. Tomáš Souček and Lingard struck inside the first eleven minutes after the restart to give their team a platform they rarely looked like giving up, despite Ollie Watkins pulling one back nine minutes from time. No matter, as Lingard was there to bag his second goal of the night, re-establish his team’s two-goal lead and ensure a seventh win from eight games in 2021.

Craven Cottage

0 - 0

6 February 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Mike Dean

Fabianski

Coufal

Dawson

Ogbonna

Cresswell

Bowen (Yarmolenko)

Rice

Soucek

Lingard

Benrahma (Noble)

Antonio (Fredericks)

 

 

 

 

 

FULHAM : Premier League

Tomáš Souček was sent-off in stoppage time as West Ham United and Fulham played out a 0-0 draw at Craven Cottage. The Czech midfielder was handed his marching orders by Mike Dean following a check on the pitchside monitor after catching Aleksandar Mitrović as he tried to escape the Fulham man’s attentions at a free-kick. The contact was surely accidental, but Dean saw fit to produce the red card as the evening ended on a sour note for the Hammers. Fulham enjoyed the better of a quiet affair, although it was the Hammers who came closest to grabbing all three points as Vladimír Coufal sent a second half header against the bar.

Fulham:

Areola, Tete, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Robinson (Maja), Lemina (Mitrovic), Reed, De Cordova-Reid (Anguissa), Loftus-Cheek, Lookman, Cavaleiro

Old Trafford

0 - 1 (aet)

9 February 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Paul Tierney

Fabianski

Coufal

Dawson

Ogbonna (Diop 16, Fredericks 46)

Cresswell

Rice

Soucek

Bowen (Johnson)

Noble

Fornals (Benrahma)

Yarmolenko (Odubeko 54, Lanzini 112)

MANCHESTER UNITED : FA Cup (Fifth Round)

West Ham United’s Emirates FA Cup dreams were dashed at Manchester United as the Red Devils edged a tight contest to prevail after extra-time. Clear-cut chances were few and far between on a bitterly cold evening at Old Trafford, until Scott McTominay seized his opportunity with the 97th minute winner. The Hammers were sturdy in defence, and gave little away despite having to twice shuffle their pack due to injuries to Angelo Ogbonna and Issa Diop, but ultimately could not do enough at the other end to prolong their cup journey

Manchester United:

Henderson, Wan-Bissaka (Williams), Lindelöf, Maguire, Telles (Shaw), Matic (McTominay), Fred, Greenwood (Cavani), van de Beek (Fernandes), Rashford, Martial

21_01_23 WHU v. Doncaster Rovers starting XI 21_01_23 WHU v. Doncaster Rovers Away edition 21_01_26 Crystal Palace v. WHU starting XI

It took West Ham 83 minutes to break the deadlock at Stockport in the previous round, but there was no such frustrating wait this time around. Less than 120 seconds were on the clock when the Hammers unlocked Doncaster’s defence, with Yarmolenko holding the ball on the right channel and waiting until the perfect moment to nudge through to Ryan Fredericks on the overlap. The right-back’s low cross, back to the penalty spot, was instant, and Fornals was in the right place to take advantage, finishing unerringly with his left-foot. The Hammers weren’t content there, and kept their foot on the accelerator in the opening stages, Manuel Lanzini and Yarmolenko both crashing attempts narrowly wide of the near post before ten minutes had been played. Saïd Benrahma and Lanzini were linking up nicely to find space between Doncaster’s lines, and it was an interception from the former that set the wheels in motion for West Ham’s second just past the half-hour. The moment the Algerian took over possession deep in Doncaster territory, the visitors were in trouble and his swift pass sent Yarmolenko clear down the middle to dink stylishly over the advancing Ellery Balcombe’s dive. West Ham were in complete control, with Łukasz Fabiański only called into action to make a simple save from Joe Wright’s looping header before the break.

David Moyes’ men emerged from the dressing room for the second period just as they had the first, with Balcombe needing to make excellent saves from Benrahma’s free-kick, Lanzini’s stinging shot on the turn and Tomáš Souček’s dipping volley all before the 52nd minute. The Hammers’ pressure quickly paid dividends, as their third goal arrived eight minutes after the restart. Away defender Butler was unfortunate to turn into his own net as he tried to intervene after Issa Diop flicked on a corner at the near post. Doncaster did manage to stem the tide of Hammers shots after Butler’s own goal, and nearly pulled one back on the hour through Matt Smith, who took a touch to control a Jon Taylor cross at the far post, get the ball out of his feet and lash at goal, with the ball kissing the top of the crossbar on its way over. With the game safe, the Hammers handed debuts to youngsters Afolayan, Nathan Trott and Jamal Baptiste from bench, and it was the former who had the final word. The 23-year-old could not have wished for a simpler chance to notch his first goal in Claret & Blue, tucking home from close range after Balcombe could only push Fredericks’ fiercely-struck shot out into danger.

Docaster Rovers produced theur own version of the matchday programme

21_02_21 Aston Villa v. WHU 21_02_06 Fulham v. WHU 21_01_26 Crystal Palace v. WHU 21_02_09 Manchester United starting XI 21_02_06 Fulham v. WHU starting XI

London Stadium

3 - 0 (Diop, Fredericks, Rice [pen])

15 February 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Simon Hooper

Fabianski

Diop

Dawson

Cresswell

Coufal

Rice

Soucek

Johnson (Fredericks)

Lanzini (Noble)

Lingard (Benrahma)

Bowen

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHEFFIELD UNITED : Premier League

West Ham United moved back into the Premier League’s top four, for a couple of hours at least, with an ultimately comfortable 3-0 victory over Sheffield United. Declan Rice opened the scoring with a 41st minute penalty – the first his team have been awarded in the Premier League this season – before a brace of defenders sealed the deal after the break. Issa Diop made it 2-0 with a well-placed header 13 minutes into the second period, before Ryan Fredericks stepped off the bench to add the icing to the cake, firing beyond Aaron Ramsdale to score his team’s third in the last of six added minutes. It added up to a resounding victory for the Hammers, who bounced back from their FA Cup exit a week ago in style.

Sheffield United:

Ramsdale, Basham, Egan (Jagielka), Ampadu, Bogle, Lundstram, Norwood (McBurnie), Osborn, Stevens, Sharp, McGoldrick

London Stadium

2 - 1 (Antonio, Lingard)

21 February 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Craig Pawson

Fabianski

Diop

Dawson

Cresswell

Coufal

Rice

Soucek

Bowen (Benrahma)

Lingard (Noble)

Fornals (Johnson)

Antonio

 

TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR : Premier League

Tottenham Hotspur:

Lloris, Tanganga (Doherty), Sanchez, Dier, Reguilon (Alli), Hojbjerg, Ndombele, Lucas, Lamela (Bale), Son, Kane

West Ham manager David Moyes says his side "haven't hit top gear yet" despite climbing into the top four of the Premier League with victory over London rivals Tottenham. Goals early in each half from Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard gave the Hammers a two-goal cushion at London Stadium, before Lucas Moura's header reduced the arrears. Gareth Bale and Son Heung-min both struck the woodwork for Spurs in the second half, but West Ham held on for their seventh win in nine league games. West Ham looked much sharper from the off and deservedly took an early lead through Antonio, whose pace and physicality caused the Spurs defence all sorts of problems in the opening exchanges. Moyes' side limited Tottenham to just two shots on target before the break - both of which came in the final minutes of the half - and they made the perfect start to the second period when Lingard combined with Fornals before lashing beyond Lloris to continue his recent revival, having swapped red for claret and blue. However, the hosts had their backs to the wall for the rest of the game as Spurs increased the urgency, with Moura's header from Bale's cross setting up a nervy finish. They rode their luck when Vladimir Coufal's clearance struck Son before looping over Fabianski and onto the outside of the post, but few could begrudge Moyes's team all three points.

Etihad Stadium

2 - 1 (Antonio)

27 February 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Michael Oliver

Randolph

Diop

Dawson

Cresswell

Coufal

Rice

Soucek

Johnson (Benrahma)

Fornals

Lingard

Antonio (Bowen)

 

 

MANCHESTER CITY : Premier League

West Ham United pushed Manchester City all the way, but were ultimately unable to prevent Pep Guardola’s men from registering a 20th straight win in all competitions. The Hammers gave as good as they got at Etihad Stadium on Saturday, and went in at the break level after Michail Antonio cancelled out Rúben Dias’ 30th minute header. But John Stones found the space inside the box to net his side’s winner midway through the half to hand the Hammers a first defeat in five Premier League games.

Manchester City:

Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, De Bruyne, Fernandinho, Gündogan (Rodri), Mahrez, Agüero (Jesus), Torres (Foden)

21_02_15 WHU v. Sheffield United 21_02_21 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur 21_03_21 WHU v. Arsenal 21_04_11 WHU v. Leicester City 21_02_09 Manchester United v. WHU FAC5

29 March 2021

SAID BENRAHMA 2nd ALGERIA cap

BOTSWANA - CAF 2021 Africa Cup of Nations Qualifier (Group H)

Mustapha Tchaker Stadium, Blida 5-0

 

 

30 March 2021

TOMAS SOUCEK 8th CZECH REPUBLIC cap (33 caps)

and

VLADIMIR COUFAL 6th CZECH REPUBLIC cap (14 caps)

WALES - FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifier (Group E)

Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff 0-1

 

 

31 March 2021

DECLAN RICE 15th ENGLAND cap

and

JESSE LINGARD 3rd ENGLAND cap (27 caps)

POLAND (sub 90 mins) FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifier (Group I)

Wembley Stadium, London 2-1

24 March 2021

TOMAS SOUCEK 6th CZECH REPUBLIC cap

ESTONIA - FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifier (Group E)

Arena Lublin, Lublin 6-2 (31 caps)

 

 

25 March 2021

JESSE LINGARD 43rd player to represent ENGLAND

SAN MARINO - FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifier (Group I)

Wembley Stadium, London  5-0 (25 caps)

 

 

27 March 2021

TOMAS SOUCEK 7th CZECH REPUBLIC cap (32 caps)

and

VLADIMIR COUFAL 5th CZECH REPUBLIC cap (13 caps)

BELGIUM - FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifier (Group E)

Sinobo Stadium, Prague 1-1 (13 caps)

 

 

28 March 2021

DECLAN RICE 14th ENGLAND cap

and

JESSE LINGARD 2nd ENGLAND cap (26 caps)

ALGERIA (sub 81 mins) FIFA 2022 World Cup Qualifier (Group I)

Air Albania Stadium, Tirana 2-0

21_02_27 Manchester City v. WHU 21_03_08 WHU v. Leeds United starting XI

London Stadium

2 - 0 (Dawson, Lingard)

8 March 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Mike Dean

Fabianski

Diop

Dawson

Cresswell

Coufal

Rice

Soucek

Benrahma (Bowen)

Fornals

Lingard (Johnson)

Antonio

 

 

LEEDS UNITED : Premier League

Jesse Lingard and Craig Dawson scored the goals to send West Ham United back up to fifth in the Premier League table as they saw off Leeds United. The Hammers duo struck within seven minutes of each other to give their side a commanding position in the first half – and it was one they came within inches of adding to as both Dawson and Pablo Fornals both struck the woodwork. Leeds kept going and emerged strongly in the second half, but despite chances for Patrick Bamford and Raphinha, they could not find a way past a resolute West Ham backline as David Moyes’ men continued their fine form.

Leeds United:

Meslier, Ayling, Llorente, Cooper, Dallas, Phillips, Hélder Costa (Harrison), Roberts (Rodrigo), Klich (Aliokski), Raphinha, Bamford

Old Trafford

0 - 1

13 March 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Martin Atkinson

Fabianski

Diop

Dawson

Cresswell

Coufal

Rice

Soucek

Johnson (Benrahma)

Noble (Lanzini)

Antonio

Bowen

 

 

 

MANCHESTER UNITED : Premier League

Manchester United:

Henderson, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Maguire, Shaw, McTominay, Fred, Greenwood, Fernandes, James, Rashford

London Stadium

3 - 3 (Bowen, Lingard, Soucek)

21 March 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Jonathan Moss

 

Fabianski

Diop

Dawson

Cresswell

Coufal

Rice

Soucek

Bowen (Noble)

Lingard

Benrahma (Fredericks)

Antonio

 

 

 

 

ARSENAL : Premier League

West Ham United could consider themselves unfortunate as a second-half own-goal saw them slip to a 1-0 defeat at Manchester United in the Premier League. A combative encounter at Old Trafford yielded few clear shooting opportunities for either side, Mason Greenwood going closest before the break when Lukasz Fabianski did superbly to turn his low effort onto the post. But despite doing well to frustrate their hosts in the first half, the Hammers conceded early in the second after a corner kick flashed off Craig Dawson's head and past Fabianski - enough, in the end, to deny David Moyes' side anything from the game. Greenwood would later hit Fabianski's post once more as the Irons pushed forwards in search of an equaliser, but the visitors were ultimately unable to produce the clear chance required to draw themselves level.

21_03_13 Manchester United starting XI 21_03_21 WHU v. Arsenal starting XI 21_02_27 Manchester City v. WHU starting XI 21_02_21 WHU v. Tottenham Hotspur starting XI

Molineux

3 - 2 (Bowen, Forbals, Lingard)

5 April 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Michael Oliver

Fabianski

Diop

Dawson

Cresswell

Coufal

Masuaku (Johnson)

Soucek

Noble

Fornals (Benrahma)

Lingard

Antonio (Bowen)

 

 

 

WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS : Premier League

21_01_31 WHU v. Liverpool starting XI 21_02_03 Aston Villa v. WHU starting XI 21_02_15 WHU v. Sheffield United starting XI 21_04_05 Wolves v. WHU 21_04_05 Wolves v. WHU starting XI 21_04_11 WHU v. Leicester City starting XI

6 April 2021

 

CRAIG DAWSON

completes his permanent transfer having initially joined on loan from WATFORD in October 2020

Arsenal:

Leno, Chambers, David Luiz, Marí, Tierney, Partey, Xhaka (Smith Rowe), Saka (Pépé), Ødegaard, Aubameyang (Martinelli), Lacazette

West Ham United had to settle for a point after seeing Arsenal fight back from a 3-0 deficit to draw 3-3 at London Stadium on Sunday afternoon. The Hammers roared out of the blocks and overwhelmed the Gunners in the early running, with Jesse Lingard's super strike, Jarrod Bowen's near-post finish and Tomáš Souček's close-range goal giving them a very healthy advantage inside 32 minutes. Arsenal spent the rest of the game chipping away at the lead, though, with unfortunate own goals from Souček and Craig Dawson aiding their cause. Michail Antonio hit the post as the Hammers looked to wrap the game up, but a fourth goal wouldn't come, and Arsenal took advantage by levelling late on through Alexandre Lacazette to ensure a frustrating end to a pulsating contest

INTERNATIONAL BREAK

West Ham United returned from the international break with victory in a five-goal thriller at Wolverhampton Wanderers. Just as against Arsenal in the last game before the Premier League’s March hiatus, the Hammers roared out of the blocks and flew into a 3-0 first half lead with a display of breathtaking, incisive, counter-attacking football. Jesse Lingard was at the heart of their threat, scoring a superb solo opener with six minutes on the clock, before having a hand in both Pablo Fornals and Jarrod Bowen’s goals that followed. Then, just as against Arsenal, the opposition came back into the contest, Leander Dendoncker and Fábio Silva notching either side of the break for Wolves to send Hammers nerves fluttering. But this time they were able to solidify behind their shrinking lead and get over the line to claim three valuable points in their quest to maintain their challenge at the top end of the table.

London Stadium

3 - 2 (Lingard 2, Bowen)

11 April 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Mike Dean

Fabianski

Diop

Dawson

Cresswell (Balbuena)

Coufal

Masuaku

Soucek

Noble (Johnson)

Fornals

Lingard

Bowen (Benrahma)

LEICESTER CITY : Premier League

West Ham United secured a league double over Leicester City at the London Stadium on Sunday thanks to a brace from Jesse Lingard and second half strike from Jarrod Bowen. After a quiet opening 30 minutes, the east Londoners came alive, with Lingard continuing his sensational form since arriving from Manchester United and firing in two goals before the break. Bowen continued the onslaught into the second half, before Kelechi Iheanacho fired in two second half goals to set up an interesting finale. However, the Hammers hung on to claim all three points, and subsequently move back into the top four as well as completing a league double over their opponents.

Leicester City:

Schmeichel, Amartey (Thomas), Evans, Fofana, Pereira, Praet (Albirhgton), Tielemans, Ndidi, Castagne, Vardy, Iheanacho.

St James' Park

2 - 3 (Diop, Lingard [pen])

17 April 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Kevin Friend

Fabianski

Diop

Dawson

Ogbonna

Coufal

Noble (Benrahma)

Soucek

Johnson (Fredericks)

Fornals

Lingard (Lanzini)

Bowen

 

 

 

NEWCASTLE UNITED : Premier League

DAWSON Criag 21_04_17 Newcastle United v. WHU

London Stadium

0 - 1

24 April 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Chris Kavangh

CHELSEA : Premier League

Fabianski

Balbuena

Ogbonna

Diop

Coufal

Noble (Lanzini)

Soucek

Freericks (Johnson)

Fornals (Benrahma)

Lingard

Bowen

 

21_03_08 WHU v. Leeds United 21_03_14 Manchester United v. WHU

Ten-man West Ham United came from 2-0 down, but ultimately fell to defeat in a see-saw Premier League clash at Newcastle United. The Hammers’ hopes of a third straight win were dealt a telling blow in one 15 second spell in the opening period, when Craig Dawson tripped Joelinton, referee Kevin Friend played the advantage, and Allan Saint-Maximin went on to force an own goal from Issa Diop before Dawson was shown his second yellow. Then just five minutes later Joelinton took advantage of a Łukasz Fabiański error to make it 2-0. That looked to be that, but West Ham came fighting back in style after the break, and scored twice in quick succession themselves to drag themselves level, Issa Diop nodding home before Jesse Lingard converted from the spot. But there was still time for one final twist, as Newcastle forward Joe Willock was called from the bench and made an immediate impact by heading the winner with seven minutes to play.

Turf Moor

2 - 1 (Antonio 2)

3 May 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Anthony Taylor

BURNLEY : Premier League

Fabianski

Coufal

Dawson

Diop

Cresswell

Soucek

Lanzini

Fornals

Lingard

Benrahma (Bowen)

Antonio

 

 

 

21_04_24 WHU v. Chelsea

West Ham United suffered a narrow defeat to Chelsea as Timo Werner’s goal late in the first half proved enough to separate the sides. With both teams in the hunt in the race for the top-four, this was a tight and edgy affair, but it was the visitors who found the route to goal to claim maximum points. Werner was perfectly positioned to turn home from close range two minutes before the interval, giving his side a base they would not relinquish. The Hammers had a penalty shout for handball against César Azpilicueta turned down, while Jesse Lingard shot wide of the mark in the second period, but in truth the Hammers found it tough to create clear chances. Fabián Balbuena was harshly sent-off late in the piece after catching Ben Chilwell in his follow through from a clearance, and the Hammers will look to bounce back when they travel to Burnley next weekend.

Newcastle United:

Dúbravka, Fernández, Clark, Dummett, Murphy, Shelvey, S. Longstaff (Willock), Ritchie, Saint-Maximin (Wilson), Almirón, Joelinton (Carroll)

Chelsea:

Mendy, Rüdiger, Silva, Christensen, Azpilicueta (James), Kanté, Jorginho, Chilwell, Mount, Pulisic (Ziyech), Werner (Abraham)

Burnley:

Pope, Lowton, Mee, Tarkowski, Taylor, Brownhill, Cork, Westwood, McNeil (Gudmundsson), Wood (Barnes), Vydra (Rodriguez)

Michail Antonio made a triumphant return to the West Ham United team at Burnley, scoring twice in the first half to give his side a vital 2-1 victory. The Hammers were bright throughout, but trailed early on to Chris Wood’s penalty and had to show admirable resilience to fight back almost instantly. Antonio got on the end of crosses from Vladimír Coufal and Saïd Benrahma to turn the game around and give the Hammers the platform their play deserved. The No30’s personal quest for a hat-trick was thwarted only by a number of near misses as West Ham looked to make the contest safe, and although they ultimately would not be able to add a third, his early brace proved enough to separate the sides.

London Stadium

0 - 1

9 May 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Stuart Atwell

EVERTON : Premier League

Fabianski

Coufal

Diop

Dawson

Cresswell (Fredericks)

Soucek

Lanzini (Bowen)

Fornals

Lingard

Benrahma (Yarmolenko)

Antonio

 

Dominic Calvert-Lewin’s first half goal was enough to send West Ham United to defeat against Everton at London Stadium. The Hammers huffed and puffed against the Toffees – and saw the majority of the ball – but were repelled by a fine defensive display from the Merseysiders, who blocked their route to goal. Saïd Benrahma nodded narrowly over before the break, while Vladimír Coufal struck the upright in the second half, but there was no way through for the Hammers, who missed an opportunity to put daylight between themselves and the visitors in the Premier League table.

Everton:

Pickford, Keane, Mina (Holgate), Godfrey, Coleman, Allan, Davies, Digne, Sigurdsson (Delph), Richarlison (King), Calvert-Lewin

Amex Stadium

1 - 1 (Benrahma)

15 May 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Andre Marriner

BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION : Premier League

Fabianski

Coufal

Ogbonna

Dawson

Cresswell

Rice

Soucek

Bowen (Benrahma)

Lingard

Fornals

Antonio

 

 

Said Benrahma's first goal for West Ham United saw them claim a point at the Amex Stadium in a lively 1-1 draw with Brighton & Hove Albion. The Irons' European ambitions looked in peril when a match largely light on clear-cut chances burst into life in the last five minutes, Danny Welbeck bursting clear to chip Lukasz Fabianski and put the home team in front. But just three minutes later, Algeria international Benrahma - having entered the field of play as a second-half substitute - earned his side an important draw with an exquisite curling finish from the edge of the area. A draw was the least the Hammers deserved from a match full of huff and puff, but often lacking in terms of the quality of final pass from both sides.

The Hawthorns

3 - 1 (Antonio, Ogbonna, Soucek)

19 May 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Michael Oliver

WEST BROMWICH ALBION : Premier League

Randolph

Coufal

Ogbonna

Dawson

Cresswell

Rice

Soucek

Benrahma (Bowen)

Lingard

Fornals (Diop)

Antonio

 

Brighton & Hove Albion:

Sánchez, White, Webster, Burn, Moder, Groß, Bissouma, Alzate (Lallana), Jahanbakhsh (Tau), Trossard (Zeqiri), Welbeck

21_05_09 WHU v. Everton 21_05_23 WHU v. Southampton 21_05_19 WBA v. WHU

West Bromwich Albion:

Johnstone, Furlong, Bartley, Ajayi, Townsend, Gallagher, Yokuslu (Grant), Maitland-Niles (Diangana, Pereira, Robson-Kanu (Diagne, Phillips

London Stadium

3 - 0 (Fornals 2, Rice)

23 May 2021

Att: 300

Ref: Martin Atkinson

SOUTHAMPTON : Premier League

Fabianski

Coufal

Ogbonna

Dawson

Cresswell

Rice (Diop)

Soucek

Bowen (Noble)

Lingard

Fornals

Antonio (Benrahma)

 

 

Two well-taken late goals saw West Ham United move within a point of securing their place in next season's Europa League after a 3-1 win over West Bromwich Albion. Having been held on the road by Brighton & Hove Albion four days prior, David Moyes' team endured a challenging first half at The Hawthorns, with Declan Rice hitting the post with a penalty inside two minutes before conceding to Matheus Pereira's direct corner kick. Yet as they have done so often this season, the team in Claret and Blue showcased their powers of recovery when Tomáš Souček stabbed in Said Benrahma's low cross on the stroke of half-time. And after a second half which saw both teams enjoy their share of opportunities - West Ham going closest when Aaron Cresswell struck the woodwork with an opportunistic free-kick - Angelo Ogbonna thundered in to head home a corner in the closing stages. Three priceless points were wrapped up five minutes later when Michail Antonio finished off a superb counter-attack to put the Irons on the verge of qualifying for European football through their league position for just the third time in the Club's history.

A first-half brace from Pablo Fornals and a late goal from Declan Rice saw West Ham United beat Southampton to cap a memorable 2020/21 season with qualification for the UEFA Europa League. Going into the final game of the season knowing that a point would be enough to secure sixth place - and with it European football next season - the Irons' initial nerves were settled by a quickfire pair of close-range finishes from Fornals midway through the first half. Those goals sent the 10,000 Claret and Blue-clad supporters - attending London Stadium for the first time since December - into delirium, and granted the Hammers an element of control they thenceforth never looked like relinquishing. A late break from Rice saw the West Ham captain slot past Southampton 'keeper Alex McCarthy to cap a glorious day in East London - sealing a 3-0 win which sets the Club's all-time record for Premier League points in a single season at 65.

Southampton:

McCarthy, Walker-Peters (Romeu), Vestergaard, Bednarek, Salisu, Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Diallo, Minamino (Tella), Ings

WEST HAM UNITED QUALIFY FOR THE EUROPA LEAGUE

2021-22 First XI 2020-21

27 May 2021

 

OLADAPO AFOLAYAN joins League One side BOLTON WANDERERS for an undisclosed fee

West Ham United career: (2018-2021) Appearances: 1 (1 gls)

21_01_31 WHU v. Liverpool 21_05_09 WHU v. Everton starting XI 21_05_23 WHU v. Southampton starting XI 21_04_17 Newcastle United v. WHU starting XI 21_04_24 WHU v. Chelsea starting XI 21_05_03 Burnley v. WHU starting XI 21_05_15 Brighton & Hove Albion Starting XI 21_05_19 WBA v. WHU starting XI

Lukasz Fabianski withdrew from the starting line-up

9 June 2021

 

THIERRY NEVERS 19-year-old signs from READING on a three-year contract with the option for an additional year

AFOLAYAN Oladapo

1 June 2021

LUKASZ FABIANSKI 11th POLAND cap

RUSSIA International Friendly

Stadion Miejski we Wroclawiu, Wroclaw 1-1 (56 caps)

 

 

2 June 2021

Euro 2020 Warm-up matches

21_05_15 Brighton & Hove Albion 21_05_03 Burnley v. WHU