Talking points from West Ham 2-2 Arsenal (2022-23 season)

West Ham claimed a priceless point in their fight against the drop as they held league leaders Arsenal to a draw at the London Stadium. Here are our talking points from the game.

Hammers prevent Arsenal away clean sweep of London opposition

Arsenal had beaten every other London based Premier League club away from home this season (Brentford, Chelsea, Spurs and Fulham), but were prevented from making a clean sweep by the Hammers. And given the two teams’ recent league form, one wouldn’t have expected West Ham to be able to halt Mikel Arteta’s all-conquering side in their tracks.

Moyes makes eight changes

David Moyes made eight changes to the side that drew away at Gent in the first leg of their UECL QF tie on Thursday. Vladimir Coufal, Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen were the only three players that kept their places. [Read more…]

KAA Gent 1-1 West Ham | Hammers held in first leg of UECL quarter-final

West Ham’s ten-game unbeaten run in the Conference League was halted by KAA Gent, who held David Moyes’ side to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of their UECL quarterfinal at the Ghelamco Arena.

The Hammers took the lead through Danny Ings on the stroke of half time, only for Hugo Cuypers to equalise for the hosts before the hour mark.

The winner of this UECL quarter-final will take on the winner of the Anderlecht-AZ one in the semis. RSCA beat AZ 2-0 in their first leg tie, which means an all-Belgian semi-final remains a possibility. [Read more…]

Opponent watch- Silkeborg lose 3-2 to Horsens ahead of Hammers clash

West Ham’s Conference League opponents Silkeborg lost 3-2 to AC Horsens in their Danish league clash over the weekend. Sebastian Jorgensen scored twice for the visitors, who played most of the second half with ten men following a red card to centre back Tobias Salquist. ACH won the game thanks to a late penalty from Anders Jacobsen.

The Hammers go into the clash after having beaten Bournemouth 2-0 at home. A point against Silkeborg will confirm progress as group winners for David Moyes’ men.

Silkeborg lineup vs Horsens 2022 [Read more…]

Rice & Dawson | West Ham players in Europa League Team of the Season for 2021-22

West Ham captain Declan Rice and defender Craig Dawson have both received their awards for featuring in the Europa League Team of the Year for 21/22. WHUFC reached the semifinals of the tournament before losing to eventual winners Eintracht Frankfurt.

There are four Frankfurt players in the XI (Trapp, Hinteregger, Kostic, Borre), three Rangers players (Bassey, Tavernier, Kent) and two each from West Ham and Leipzig (Nkunku, Laimer). Leipzig, like the Hammers, were losing semi-finalists.

Europa League Team of the Season 2021-22 [Read more…]

West Ham 2-1 Anderlecht- Hammers qualify for next round

Two fine goals from Said Benrahma and Jarrod Bowen helped West Ham maintain their 100% record in the Conference League as they beat Belgian side Anderlecht 2-1 at the London Stadium. The Hammers had a couple of nervy moments at the end following Sebastiano Esposito’s 89th minute spot kick, but held on to claim three important points. [Read more…]