Key moment Video Feghouli open goal miss vs Man City in the FA Cup

Well, this was a rather depressing game to watch, more so the second half. However you probably can’t blame the players- they were 3-0 down at the interval and conceded one more shortly after coming on.

The first half was certainly better than the second, but this open goal miss from Sofiane Feghouli was a key one- it would’ve been an equaliser after conceding a soft penalty through Ogbonna. Unfortunately for the Algerian, he failed to convert his chance and it was pretty much down hill after that. West Ham’s heads dropped, David Silva ran the show and three more goals were scored in quick succession, and John Stones added a late fifth to complete a comprehensive win for Pep Guardiola’s side [Read more…]

Sofiane Feghouli ban rescinded | Can play against Man City on Friday

West Ham midfielder Sofiane Feghouli will not be required to serve a three game ban and is free to play against Man City on Friday in the FA Cup after the Football Association overturned his red card. Feghouli was sent off 15 minutes into West Ham’s 2-0 loss against Manchester United by Mike Dean for his “challenge” on Phil Jones.

While it’s good that his red has been overturned (check the video below for his dismissal), it’s a bit frustrating for West Ham fans that it cannot alter the result of the game- one where they started well and then had to play 75 minutes one man down.

West Ham have also now had four of their last five red cards rescinded by the FA- not a stat that makes for happy reading at all! [Read more…]

FA Cup Third Round- Hammers to host Manchester City

Of all the teams West Ham could’ve drawn in the third round of the FA Cup, they’ve got Pep Guardiola’s title challengers, which all but puts paid to the hopes of a good Cup run. With the league likely to be the Hammers’ main focus given their precarious position currently, even the most die-hard WHUFC fans will not bet against this being a virtual walkover for City, despite the game being played at home.

West Ham’s last four Cup games have been against Man Utd (h/a), Chelsea (h) and now Man City (h)! [Read more…]

Hammers went down fighting to Man City

The Hammers went down fighting at the weekend as Iron Bobby has already said in his match report. I suppose Roberto Mancini had told his players to go out fighting now that the league title has exchanged hands and belongs with the Red Devils.

I had to chuckle when Mancini said the other week that his team had played better than Ferguson’s – who’s he kidding? He’s 14 points adrift of the leaders! He’s built a team like Chelsea did with an open cheque book and mega wage deals – they should be a good team, but not just yet. [Read more…]