West Ham knocked out of FA Cup by Bristol City

West Ham’s disappointing start to the New Year continued as they were knocked out of the FA Cup by Championship outfit Bristol City. The original game at the London Stadium had ended in a 1-1 draw, with Tommy Conway’s strike on the hour mark cancelling out Jarrod Bowen’s opener.

The return leg at Ashton Gate went the way of the Robins though. Similar to Bowen’s earlier strike in the first leg, Conway netted in the 3rd minute of this tie to put Bristol City 1-0 up. [Read more…]

West Ham to face Bristol City in third round of FA Cup 2023/24

West Ham United will face Bristol City in the third round of the FA Cup in January. The fixture is one of several third round ties pitting Premier League outfits against Championship opposition, and will be played at the London Stadium, with the Hammers holding home advantage.

Other notable Premier League v Championship teams ties in FA Cup third round 23/24 (apart from WHUFC v Bristol City)

Stoke v Brighton
Fulham v Rotherham
Sunderland v Newcastle
Middlesbrough v Aston Villa
Man City v Huddersfield
Chelsea v Preston

West Ham Fa Cup Third Round Draw 23-24

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…]