Michail Antonio edges West Ham to crucial 1-0 Burnley win

In a game of sporadic chances at both ends it was fans favourite Michail Antonio’s early strike that made the key difference.

The Hammers looked positive in the opening minutes in East London and Antonio seized his opportunity to put them ahead on nine minutes.

Pablo Fornals’ whipped cross deceived Clarets defender James Tarkowski and Antonio kept his cool to fire past Nick Pope.

Moyes’ hosts could and should have extended their lead just before the break but Angelo Ogbonna’s header clattered back off the post.

West Ham continued to edge things after the restart with Jarrod Bowen flashing an effort just wide and Declan Rice testing Pope.

But despite dominating the majority of the game, West Ham’s inability to find a second goal almost came back to bite them as Dwight McNeil and Jay Rodriguez both wasted half chances but the Hammers had just enough to hold on.

Full Time from the London Stadium it’s West Ham 1 Burnley 0

Premier League Preview: West Ham United v Brighton

The Hammers have seen their form tail off in December with David Moyes winning just once this month.

But despite that indifferent run of results, Moyes is like to keep faith with the bulk of his stars against the Seagulls with Said Benrahma the only likely change.

As for Brighton, Graham Potter’s team have slipped down to the brink of the drop zone of late and the visitors are in desperate need of a result here.

Goals have been the real issue for Potter over the last run of matches, and he could bring Danny Welbeck in from the start.

But it’s bad news for flying full back Tariq Lamptey who misses with a thigh problem.

And Kick Off in this one is at 2.15pm on December 27th at the London Stadium.

Manchester United battle back to win 3-1 away at West Ham

United struggled to get going at the London Stadium but the half time introduction of Bruno Fernandes inspired Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side to a fourth straight league win.

It was the confident hosts who made the better start in East London with Pablo Fornals forcing a brave early stop from Dean Henderson.

The Spaniard continued to pose a threat, as his poked effort came back off the post, before Tomas Soucek deservedly put the Hammers in front.

Declan Rice flicked on Bowen’s corner and the Czech midfielder held off Alex Telles to scramble home from close range.

David Moyes’ side were then presented with a perfect to go in 2-0 up at half time, but Sebastien Haller lost hit nerve at the crucial moment.

Both sides looked busy after the restart, as Bowen was inches away from converting Vladimir Coufal’s cross, and Scott McTominay powered wide.

But with the visitors slowly edging themselves into the game, Paul Pogba produced a fantastic equaliser on 65 minutes.

Henderson’s sweeping clearance released Fernandes and his pull back was expertly swept home by Pogba.

That goal successfully tipped the balance in United’s favour as Mason Greenwood netted a quick-fire second shortly after.

Telles’ driven cross evaded a string of Hammers defenders and the teenager showed a Solskjaer-esque touch to slot past Lukasz Fabianski.

That strike opened the floodgates for a rampant United, as Marcus Rashford scuffed an effort against the post.

But the England international was not to be denied his big moment as he wrapped up the fight back with a superb finish from Juan Mata’s cross field pass.

Full Time at the London Stadium it’s West Ham 1 Manchester United 3

West Ham ride luck in 2-1 win vs Aston Villa

The Hammers have made their best start to a season since they moved to the London Stadium four years ago but won’t have many fond memories from this lacklustre display other than the three points they take from the match.

A missed penalty from Ollie Watkins and a disallowed goal courtesy of VAR could easily have swung the result the other way but as it stands two goals, early in each half, was enough to seal the win for David Moyes.

West Ham started well with a goal inside the first two minutes of the game when Ogbonna headed home from a Jared Bowen corner after Tomas Soucek’s early shot was deflected wide.

Villa slowly grew into the game with Ezri Konsa heading over and Conor Hourihane tested Lucas Fabianski with a tasty free-kick before Jack Grealish levelled things up on 25mins with a deflected shot from 20 yards.

With West Ham offering little in the half outside of the goal, David Moyes rang the changes at half time hooking the returning Michael Antonio and Arthur Masuaku in favour of Sebastian Haller and Said Benrahma – the latter of which set up what turned out to be the winning goal within 30 seconds of the restart – swinging in a pinpoint cross with his right foot that was met by the head of Jared Bowen to net.

Aston Villa responded with Ollie Watkins laying a guilt edge opportunity on a plate for Trezeguet who somehow found Lucas Fabianski’s outstretched arm when it would have been easier to score.
Watkins then had the opportunity to score himself after Declan Rice was adjudged to have fouled Trezeguet in the box for the slightest pull on the Egyptians shirt but instead, Watkins missed the resuting penalty kick, striking the crossbar high to the keepers right.

The summer signing from Brentford thought he had rescued a point for the Midlands outfit in stoppage time as he tapped home Matt Targett’s cross but the VAR officials thought otherwise judging the striker to be marginally offside and handing West Ham a third straight win that takes them above Manchester City, Manchester United, Wolves and Southampton in the table.

Sheffield United’s Premier League misery continues as West Ham win 1-0 at Bramall Lane

The Blades remained rooted to the foot of the table, after no wins in nine, whilst the Hammers picked up their first away win since October.

The hosts carved out the better chances in the opening exchanges, with George Baldock and Oli McBurnie forcing early stops from Lukasz Fabianski.

David Moyes’ side did grow into the game before the break, as United began to turn the screw, but Tomas Soucek nodded over their best chance.

The Blades continued to have the upper hand after the break, as David McGoldrick tested Fabianksi, but their familiar lack of cutting edge was exposed on the hour.

Oli Norwood lost possession in midfield as Declan Rice slipped in Sebastien Haller outside the box, and the Malian fired an unstoppable effort past Aaron Ramsdale.

That goal knocked some of the life out of Chris Wilder’s team, as West Ham pushed for a second.

And Rice was inches away from securing the game as his header hit the bar on another frustrating afternoon for the Blades.

Full Time at Bramall Lane it’s Sheffield United 0 West Ham 1

Liverpool seal late 2-1 Premier League Anfield win over West Ham

Jurgen Klopp’s side struggled for large parts against the Hammers but on form Diogo Jota’s late goal secured a crucial three points.

David Moyes’ side started slowly at Anfield but the visitors were gifted an opening goal inside the first ten minutes.

Joe Gomez made a complete mess of Arthur Masuaku’s cross into the box and Pablo Fornals reacted quickly to lash an effort past Alisson.

Liverpool did look to launch a response before the break with Trent Alexander-Arnold almost catching out Lukasz Fabianksi and Andy Robertson firing over.

But just as West Ham were gifted an opening goal, Liverpool were given a massive helping hand for their equaliser just before the break.

Masuaku tangled with Mo Salah inside the box and despite any contact appearing minimal, referee Kevin Friend pointed to the spot, and the Egyptian tucked home.

The Reds looked to take up the initiative after the break as Klopp threw on Jota and Xherdan Shaqiri.

Those changes tipped the balance for hosts as Jota bravely converted Sadio Mane’s saved shot.

But Friend was to frustrate Liverpool this time as he ruled it out for offside against Mane.

However, Jota was not to be denied another goal in his impressive start to life at Liverpool as gambled on Shaqiri’s clever chip to fire home.

Full Time at Anfield it’s Liverpool 2 West Ham 1

West Ham secure 1-1 Premier League draw at home to Manchester City

Moyes’ team staged a dramatic recovery to draw 3-3 at Tottenham last weekend and they survive a late scare to snatch a draw in this one.

Neither side created much in a scrappy opening at the London Stadium before Michail Antonio ruthlessly put the Hammers in front on 18 minutes.

Vladimir Coufal whipped in a cross from the right and Antonio was too strong for Aymeric Laporte as volleyed past Ederson.

City struggled to respond to that setback with tame efforts from Riyad Mahrez and Sergio Aguero failing to test Lukasz Fabianski.

Pep Guardiola threw on Phil Foden at the break in an attempt to turn the tide and the England international produced an instant equaliser.

Joao Cancelo’s cross was just behind him but he showed brilliant calmness to tuck past Fabianski.

That tipped the balance in City’s favour as Guardiola brought on Kevin De Bruyne to try and turn the screw on West Ham.

Sterling was presented with a brilliant late late chance to win it but Fabianski stayed sharp to preserve a vital point.

FULL TIME AT THE LONDON STADIUM IT’S WEST HAM 1 MANCHESTER CITY 1

West Ham have £16m Josh King bid rejected

The Hammers in the market to bring in a new forward in the coming days, with the EFL window remaining open until October 16.

David Moyes is likely to submit a second offer in the next 48 hours, with reports from the Daily Mail claiming Bournemouth are determined to hold out for £17m.

That could be slightly outside of West Ham’s budget, with Moyes set to test the water with a £15m compromise.

If Moyes is frustrated in the race for King, he could potentially turn his attention to another Championship star in Brentford’s Said Benrahma.

West Ham Cruise to 4-0 Premier League Win at Home to Wolves

Moyes missed the visit of Nuno Santo as he currently self-isolating, with former England full back Stuart Pearce taking the reigns in East London.

The Hammers have endured a miserable start to the season, but two goals from Jarrod Bowen set them on course for a first three points of the campaign.

With neither side settling into a rhythm in opening stages, the home side drew first blood, as the impressive Bowen raced onto Pablo Fornals’ pass to fire them in front.

That gave the Hammers a vital confidence boost, as Michail Antonio and Thomas Soucek tested Rui Patricio.

With Wolves unable to muster a response after the break, West Ham stepped up the tempo, with two quick fire goals.

Bowen helped himself a second of night on the hour, after Fornals shot came back off the post, before Czech international Soucek headed home a third just after.

West Ham took their foot off the gas in the closing stages, as Wolves waited for the final whistle, but substitute Sebastien Haller did add some gloss for the Hammers with a deserved fourth in added time.

FULL TIME AT THE LONDON STADIUM IT’S WEST HAM 4 WOLVES 0

Arsenal snatch late 2-1 Premier League win at home to West Ham

Alexandre Lacazette netted for the second game running, but Michail Antonio first half equaliser set up a nervy second period, before Eddie Nketiah stole all three points late on.

Both sides struggled to create any meaningful rhythm in the opening stages, but Arsenal showed their efficiency as Lacazette buried their first chance on 25 minutes.

Bukayo Saka’s quick ball released Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the Gunners skipper hung up an inviting cross, and Lacazette powered past Lukasz Fabianksi.

But with Arsenal unable to build on Lacazette’s opener, the pragmatic Hammers found a deserved equaliser just before the break.

Ryan Fredricks showed pace to burst in behind Saka and the squared for Antonio to poke past Bernd Leno.

The Hammers were the better side after the break, with Leno called into action to bravely deny Antonio and former Hull City winger Jarrod Bowen.

David Moyes’ side certainly looked the more likely to nick a winner, but Arsenal again showed a killer instinct in front of goal, as substitute Nketiah latched onto Dani Ceballos’ pass to curl past Fabianski.

FULL TIME AT THE EMIRATES STADIUM IT’S ARSENAL 2 WEST HAM 1

Diop for sale at the right price

West Ham are prepared to sell Defender Issa Diop to Manchester United should the two sides agree on a price.

Sky Sports are reporting that the Hammers are prepared to sell him for around £45m – considerably less than the £75m price tag they put on him last year when United first expressed their interest.

Diop is seen as a potential central defensive partner for the world’s most expensive defender Harry Maguire, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be a big fan of the 23 year old.

The 6ft4 Frenchman is also keen to improve his chances of playing for his national side and so the opportunity of Champions League football appeals.

West Ham chase Brighton defender Shane Duffy

The Hammers are believed to be on the hunt for defenders this summer, with reports claiming David Moyes wants to bring the Irish international to the London Stadium.

Duffy has fallen down the pecking order this season, with Graham Potter opting for Adam Webster as Lewis Dunk’s first choice centre back partner.

Moyes reportedly wants a season long loan deal, with a purchase option, but the Seagulls may push for a permanent move.

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