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…]

Anderlecht beat KV Mechelen 3-1 with 4-4-2 formation ahead of West Ham Europa clash

West Ham’s next opponents, RSC Anderlecht, won their Belgian league game by the exact scoreline that the Hammers won their PL fixture by (3-1). Like WHUFC, RSCA also had to come from behind in this clash, with youngster Mario Stroeykens netting a brace and loanee Fabio Silva scoring their third.

A welcome result for RSCA, who had shockingly lost to Charleroi before their UECL clash against the Hammers at home earlier this month.

Two big games coming up for RSCA- one against David Moyes’ men in London followed by a blockbuster domestic clash against Club Brugge.

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