Man Utd v West Ham Part II- EFL Cup QF

West Ham’s second game against Manchester United in the space of four days sees Slaven Bilic’s side again travel to Old Trafford to take on the Red Devils in a League Cup quarterfinal on Wednesday evening.

The Hammers drew 1-1 with Man Utd on Saturday- the first time since 1980 that the Red Devils have drawn four straight games at home.

The visitors took the lead through Diafra Sakho, who became the first specialist West Ham striker [Read more…]

Rovers terminate Samuelsen loan deal

Martin Samuelsen has returned to West Ham after Blackburn Rovers terminated his loan spell. The Norway international moved to Ewood Park on a season long loan in August but has made only four appearances so far for the troubled Championship outfit.

Rovers manager Owen Coyle said that Samuelsen had wanted to be starting games [Read more…]

Video Payet goal v Boro wins Goal of the Month Award October 2016

Dimitri Payet’s superb solo strike vs Middlesbrough has been named as the Premiership’s goal of the month for October 2016. The other nominees for the Carling Goal of the Month were Ozil (v Swansea), Holebas (v Boro), Fuchs (v Palace), Shaqiri (v Hull), Ramirez (v Bournemouth), Aguero (v WBA) and Costa (v Southampton)

If you’re not one of Antonio Barragan, Marten de Roon, Calum Chambers, Ben Gibson or George Friend, you’ll love this goal! [Read more…]

Video- Cresswell makes international debut v Spain as substitute for Rose

West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell made his international debut v Spain at Wembley, picking up his first cap as a 79th minute substitute for Danny Rose. He was the last of England’s six substitutes- with Walcott, Jagielka, Heaton, Townsend and Rashford also making appearances off the bench [Read more…]

West Ham player among nominees for BBC’s African Footballer of the Year 2016

West Ham’s Andre Ayew is one of five players named by the BBC for the African Footballer of the Year award. The others are Liverpool’s Sadio Mane, Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez, Dortmund’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and somewhat surprisingly, Manchester City’s Yaya Toure, despite his lack of game time at the Etihad under Pep Guardiola [Read more…]

Video Dimitri Payet goal v Sweden November 2016 | Winner for France

It’s hard to keep Dimi out of action these days when he’s playing for France, and he again played a starring role for Les Bleus in this World Cup qualifier, scoring the winner for them against Sweden. Check out his goal v Sweden and the other ones scored in this game [Read more…]

Dimitri Payet named in list of nominees for 2016 Ballon D’Or

West Ham United’s Dimitri Payet has been named in the 30 player shortlist announced by France Football for this year’s Ballon D’Or. He is only the fourth West Ham player to get his recognition, after the trio of Bobby Moore, Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters (who were nominated for World Player of the Year)

Three French players have been nominated for the award apart from Payet- Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris, Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann and Manchester United’s Paul Pogba [Read more…]

Reid and Cresswell named in Garth Crooks’ team of the week for Round 8

West Ham had two representatives in Garth Crooks’ team of the week for Round 8, with both Winston Reid and Aaron Cresswell making it to the BBC analyst’s XI.

While Crooks blasts Martin Atkinson for his controversial decision to send Cresswell off, he also complains about the “lack of atmosphere” at the Olympic Stadium, comparing it to “watching football in the middle of the Nevada Desert” [Read more…]