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Manager : David Moyes
West Ham United
None by the time the season kicked-off on 12 September 2020
Transfer Window shuts 5 October 2020
13 August 2020
ALBIAN AJETI the Swiss striker joins Scottish Premiership side GLASGOW CELTIC for an undisclosed fee (rumoured £5m)
West Ham United career: 2019-20, Appearances: 12, Goals: 0
24 August 2020
JORDAN HUGILL joins Championship side NORWICH CITY
for an undisclosed fee
West Ham United career: (2017-18) Appearances: 3, Goals 0
28 August 2020
ROBERTO JIMENEZ GAGO joins Spanish La Liga side
REAL VALLADOLID CF on a free transfer
West Ham United career: (2019-20) Appearances: 10, Goals 0
26 August 2020
HARRY HOOPER Passed away Hunstanton, Norfolk aged 87
The winger joined the Hammers at the age of 17 in November 1950, when his father Harry Sr – a former professional with Sheffield United and Hartlepool – was appointed Assistant Trainer at Upton Park by Ted Fenton. Young Harry made his senior debut just three months later in a 4-2 Division Two win over Barnsley on 3 February 1951, and scored his first league goal for the Club the following month in a 1-1 draw with Swansea.
West Ham United career: (1950-1956) Appearances: 136, Goals 47
NEWCASTLE UNITED : Premier League
0 - 2
12 September 2020
Ref: Stuart Atwell
VAR (Video Assistant Referee)
This season there will be five main differences in the use of VAR aimed at improving the accuracy of decisions and minimise the disruption to the match.
Encroachment on penalties
Officials will be stricter in penalising goalkeepers for having their foot off the line when a penalty is taken. If there is encroachment from the goalkeeper, a penalty which is saved will be retaken. If that penalty misses the target, it will not be retaken.
Outfield players will now also be deemed as encroaching if they have a direct impact on the ball – a defender clearing or an attacker scoring with a rebound. It is judged on a player’s foot alone.
Marginal offside calls, such as an armpit or a toe being offside, will continue after the Premier League stated: “The protocol does not allow for tolerance levels”.
If an immediate goalscoring opportunity occurs, assistant referees will refrain from raising their flag until the passage of play is completed. The decision will then be checked at Stockley Park.
Referee Review Area
Increased use of the RRA – the area where TV monitors are available to the referee to check VAR calls - will be encouraged on decisions regarding goals, red cards and penalty kicks.
IFAB have amended the handball law to ensure an accidental handball will only be punished if it occurs “immediately” before a goal is scored.
“It is not an offence if, after an accidental handball, the ball travels some distance (pass or dribble) and/or there are several passes before the goal or goal-scoring opportunity,” read a statement from IFAB.
The handball rule was clarified last season to state that any goal scored or created with the use of the hand or arm will be disallowed – even if it is accidental. It does not consider intent by a player.
If the ball hits a player who has made their body "unnaturally bigger" then a foul will be awarded. IFAB determine that a hand/arm above shoulder height is rarely a “natural position” with some exceptions such as when a player is falling permitted.
IFAB says that having the hand/arm above shoulder height is rarely a "natural" position and a player is "taking a risk" by having the hand/arm in that position.
Extra leeway will be permitted when it comes to ricocheted handballs when it comes off a nearby player of if they cannot see the ball.
3 September 2020
ANDRIY YARMOLENKO 10th UKRAINE cap
SWITZERLAND UEFA 2020-21 Nations League (League A Group 4) Arena Lviv, Lviv 2-1 (87 caps)
DARREN RANDOLPH 21st REPUBLIC of IRELAND cap
BULGARIA UEFA 2020-21 Nations League (League B Group 4) National Stadium Vasil Levski, Sofia 1-1( 43 caps)
4 September 2020
Grady Diangana completed a permanent transfer to West Bromwich Albion for an undisclosed fee
The 22-year-old winger, who spent last season on loan in the Championship at West Brom. Diangana joined the West Ham youth system in 2010, aged 12. Originally a striker, he began playing as an attacking midfielder at under-15 level. He made his under-18 debut for the club in February 2014, and his Premier League 2 debut in January 2015. He signed his first professional contract with the Hammers on 14 May 2016.
West Ham United career: (2018-2020) Appearances: 21, Goals 2
5 September 2020
DECLAN RICE 8th ENGLAND cap
ICELAND UEFA 2020-21 Nations League (League A Group 2) Laugardalsvollur, Reykjavik 1-0
6 September 2020
ANDRIY YARMOLENKO 11th UKRAINE cap
SPAIN UEFA 2020-21 Nations League (League a Group 4) Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano, Madrid 0-4 (88 caps)
DARREN RANDOLPH 22nd REPUBLIC of IRELAND cap
FINLAND UEFA 2020-21 Nations League (League B Group 4) Aviva Stadium, Dublin 0-1 (44 caps)
7 September 2020
LUKASZ FABIANSKI 8th POLAND cap
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA UEFA 2020-21 Nations League (League A Group 1) Stadion Bilino Polje, Zenica 2-1 (53 caps)
DECLAN RICE 9th ENGLAND cap
DENMARK UEFA 2020-21 Nations League (League A Group 2) Telia Parken, Copenhagen 0-0
Darlow, Manquillo, Lascelles, Fernandez, Lewis, Hendrick, Shelvey, Hayden, Saint-Maximin (Joelinton), Carroll (S.Longstaff), Wilson (Almiron)
West Ham United fell to a 2-0 defeat against Newcastle United in their 2020/21 season opener. The Hammers twice hit the crossbar before the break, – first through Angelo Ogbonna’s header, then from a Pablo Fornals strike from 12 yards – but could not force a way through. Both sides created chances in an open first 45 minutes, but the game became more scrappy in the second half and Newcastle were more clinical, with Callum Wilson and Jeff Hendrick netting to take the points back to the north-east.
CHARLTON ATHLETIC : Carabao Cup (Second Round)
3 - 0 (Haller 2, Anderson)
15 September 2020
Ref: Andre Marriner
ARSENAL : Premier League
1 - 2 (Antonio)
19 September 2020
Ref: Michael Oliver
Amos, Lapslie, Barker, Oshilaja, Purrington, Oztumer, Pratley (Gilbey), Levitt, Doughty, Williams (Washington), Bonne (Aneke)
HARRISON ASHBY makes his Hammers debut against Charlton Athletic at the London Stadium
West Ham United booked a home Carabao Cup third round tie against Hull City by defeating Charlton Athletic 3-0. The Hammers were much-changed from their Premier League opener against Newcastle United, with only Issa Diop remaining from that XI, but manager David Moyes was still able to call upon a wealth of experience. The Hammers had too much for their League One opponents, with Sebastien Haller’s quickfire double before the break giving them a commanding position they never seemed likely to relinquish. Charlton kept the hosts honest, with Jonny Williams and Chuks Aneke bringing saves from Darren Randolph, but West Ham were in control and wrapped up the content with Felipe Anderson’s third goal ten minutes from the end.
West Ham United suffered another agonising Premier League loss at Arsenal, going down to a hugely frustrating 2-1 defeat. Despite creating more than twice as many goal attempts as the Gunners, the Irons were left to rue an inability to turn dangerous positions and chances into goals and, just as they did before the COVID-19 lockdown in March, departed north London with nothing. Arsenal had just two shots on target and scored from both of them – Alexandre Lacazette scoring with their first meaningful attempt and substitute Eddie Nketiah winning it with five minutes to play – while West Ham repeatedly tested Bernd Leno and his defenders, but had just Michail Antonio’s equaliser on the stroke of half-time to show for it. A superb team goal it was, too. Pablo Fornals collected a high ball on the left and found Arthur Masuaku. The DR Congo man touched it left for Soucek, who did likewise for Bowen. The No.20 released the overlapping Ryan Fredericks, whose low cross was swept in by Antonio.
Leno, Bellerin, Holding, Gabriel, Kolasinac, Saka (David Luiz), Xhaka, Ceballos, Willian (Pepe), Lacazette (Nketiah), Aubameyang
HULL CITY : Carabao Cup (Third Round)
5 - 1 (Haller 2, Yarmolenko 2 [1 pen], Snodgrass)
22 September 2020
Ref: Simon Hooper
AJIBOLA ALESE and EMMANUEL LONGELO both make their Hammers debut against Hull City at the London Stadium
West Ham United swept into the Carabao Cup fourth round with a comprehensive 5-1 win over Hull City at London Stadium. Sebastien Haller and Andriy Yarmolenko scored two goals each and Robert Snodgrass netted against his old club as the Hammers outplayed their EFL League One opponents. West Ham were dominant throughout, creating 19 goal attempts and taking five of them. The deadlock was broken a minute after Hull captain Richard Smallwood was forced off with an injury, with ex-Hull midfielder Snodgrass the scorer. Manuel Lanzini and Yarmolenko, who were influential throughout, combined to pick out the Scot, who drove a volley across Long and into the bottom right-hand corner on 18 minutes. The goalmouth action then abated until Lanzini curled narrowly wide on 38, and Haller continued his fine Carabao Cup run with a close-range finish on the It was 3-0 on 56 minutes. As Lanzini’s corner was delivered, Haller was bundled over, referee Simon Hooper pointed to the spot and Yarmolenko grabbed the ball before calmly sending Long the wrong way with his penalty.
Frustration began to set into the Tigers and substitute George Honeyman and Brandon Fleming were both booked for late challenges – the latter leaving Ashby nursing a dislocated finger and needing to be replaced by debutant Emmanuel Longelo. Long saved from Lanzini and Yarmolenko fired high and wide as West Ham continued to threaten, but it was Hull who got the game’s fourth goal, Mallik Wilks getting the wrong side of Longelo before finishing through Darren Randolph’s legs. But any chance of a Hull fightback was ended in added time, when the Hammers added two further goals. First, Lanzini diverted Felipe Anderson’s lofted diagonal into the path of Haller, who rounded Long to score, then the No10’s quick free-kick set the Brazilian away, and his cutback was swept home first-time by Yarmolenko to make the final score 5-1.
Long, Coyle, Jones, McLoughlin, Fleming, Batty, Smallwood (Honeyman), Scott (Wilks), Jones, Mayer (Lewis-Potter), Magennis
22 September 2020
David Moyes, Issa Diop and Josh Cullen have returned positive tests for COVID-19
West Ham United confirmed shortly before their Carabao cup-tie that David Moyes, Issa Diop and Josh Cullen have returned positive tests for COVID-19. The Club’s medical team were informed of the test results as the team were at London Stadium preparing for this evening’s Carabao Cup third round tie against Hull City. Issa Diop and Josh Cullen were named in the starting XI before the results of teh tests came through. The manager and both players immediately left the stadium and have returned home. All three, who are asymptomatic, will now follow Public Health England and Premier League guidelines and protocols. Tonight’s match will go ahead as planned, with Assistant Manager Alan Irvine taking charge of the team.
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WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS : Premier League
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27 September 2020