Rival watch- Palace win, Stoke lose

West Ham’s league game over the weekend against Manchester United was postponed due to the latter’s FA Cup commitments but how did the Hammers’ relegation rivals fare in their games this weekend?

Palace were away at Huddersfield while Stoke were at home against Everton [Read more…]

Post Match Analysis- Stoke v West Ham 2017- WHUFC’s first away league win of 17/18 season

West Ham claimed their first away win of the 2017/18 Premier League season as their revival under David Moyes continued following a fine 3-0 away win at the Bet365 Stadium against Stoke City.

Mark Hughes had never lost to West Ham in his managerial career at Stoke (W3, D5 prior to this outing), but a penalty from Mark Noble in his 300th Premier League game for West Ham, and late goals from former Stoke player Marko Arnautovic and substitute Diafra Sakho saw the visitors climb out of the drop zone.

With Crystal Palace winning away at Leicester in the early kick off, Stoke and West Ham were 16th and 19th respectively in the league table going into this clash, which was delayed by an hour owing to power failure at the Bet365 Stadium [Read more…]

Hammers complete Arnautovic signing

West Ham have officially completed the signing of Marko Arnautovic from Stoke City, with the Austrian international becoming the Irons’ record signing as Slaven Bilic seeks to bolster his side ahead of the new Premier League season.

The 28 year old has moved for a fee of £20m, with a further £5m potentially payable in addons to the Potters, taking the total value of the deal to £25m.

Stoke signed Arnautovic four years ago from Bundesliga outfit Werder Bremen for just £2.3m.

Here are some quotes from Marko while putting pen to paper a five year contract [Read more…]

Video West Ham vs Stoke 0-0 | Stubborn Butland denies Hammers

Jack Butland produced a great performance in between the sticks as Stoke held West Ham in this clash on 12 December, 2015. The visitors didn’t quite get the slick game that beat Man City last week going, but did enough to keep another clean sheet- their seventh in nine games. First start for Michail Antonio. [Read more…]