Joao Mario completes loan switch | Portuguese star to wear No.18 at West Ham

West Ham have officially completed their first major piece of January business after signing midfielder Joao Mario on loan from Italian giants Inter Milan. The 25 year old, signed by the Nerazzurri from Sporting in the summer of 2016 for £38m, will be at the London Stadium till the end of the 2017/18 season, and will wear the No.18 jersey. He could make his Hammers debut as soon as this weekend in the club’s fourth round FA Cup tie against Wigan Athletic [Read more…]

West Ham to face Bournemouth/Wigan if they beat Shrewsbury in FA Cup replay

West Ham United will face the winner of Wigan vs Bournemouth if they beat Shrewsbury in their FA Cup third round replay next week at the London Stadium. The draw for the fourth round of the tournament was made earlier today (8 January, 2017).

Wigan v Bournemouth, like the Hammers’ fixture against Shrewsbury, pits a third tier side vs a Premier League outfit. The original tie at Dean Court ended in a 2-2 draw, thanks to Steve Cook scoring a last gasp equaliser for the Cherries. Wigan were left fuming because of a potential non-awarded penalty just before Cook’s goal that would’ve seen the scoreline go 3-1 in favour of the home side.

The Latics are currently top of League One, with Shrewsbury in second. [Read more…]

Video Reece Burke scores first Wigan goal against Huddersfield

Young West Ham defender Reece Burke, currently on loan at Wigan Athletic, scored his first goal for the Latics in their 2-1 Championship win over Huddersfield Town last night [Read more…]