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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 (Soucek 2, 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