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West Ham 0 – 2 Fulham



Andreas Pereira celebrates after opening the scoring for Fulham at West Ham

Andreas Pereira’s well-taken double both aspect of half-time noticed Fulham win 2-0 at a lacklustre West Ham United as Marco Silva’s aspect received again to profitable methods within the Premier League.

The guests made the brief journey throughout the capital trying to finish a three-game win-less run within the league and got here throughout an obliging West Ham group who handed their opponents the opening objective on a plate.

West Ham centre-back Konstantinos Mavropanos’ tried clearance went straight to Pereira within the field, with the Brazilian gratefully accepting the reward as he rounded Lukasz Fabianski and fired residence into an empty internet to offer the Cottagers a ninth-minute lead.

It was Pereira, 28, who doubled Fulham’s benefit with 18 minutes to go after a devastating counter-attack led by the attacking midfielder, who exchanged passes with Alex Iwobi, earlier than aspect footing residence previous a helpless Fabianski.

Andreas Pereira (proper) celebrates with team-mates Rodrigo Muniz and Alex Iwobi after giving Fulham a 2-0 lead at West Ham

The hosts had their very own possibilities, the most effective of which fell to Michail Antonio, just for the ahead to blaze over simply 4 minutes in on what was a irritating afternoon for David Moyes’ males.

In consequence, Thirteenth-placed Fulham transfer stage on factors with Bournemouth, whereas West Ham keep in eighth place after lacking out on the possibility to maneuver above each Man Utd and Newcastle United and into sixth within the desk.

Participant scores:

West Ham: : Fabianski (6), Coufal (6), Mavropanos (5), Aguerd (6), Emerson Palmieri (7), Ward-Prowse (6), Alvarez (6), Kudus (7), Ings (6), Lucas Paqueta (6), Antonio (6)

Subs: Johnson (6), Zouma (6), Cornet (6), Soucek (6), Earthy (6)

Fulham: Leno (6), Castagne (7), Adarabioyo (6), Bassey (6), Robinson (7), Joao Palhinha (6), Lukic (6), Iwobi (8), Andreas Pereira (9), Willian (7), Rodrigo Muniz (7)

Subs: Reed (6), Wilson (6), Broja (6), Traore (6), De Cordova-Reid (6)

Participant of the Match: Andreas Pereira

How Fulham received again to profitable methods

The house aspect got here into the sport after an energy-sapping Europa League quarter-final first-leg conflict at Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday night time when two late targets broke the guests’ hearts and that disappointment could have performed a job on this off-colour West Ham show.

West Ham actually ought to have been forward early on, however when the ball broke to Antonio eight yards out after Bernd Leno had accomplished properly to disclaim Vladimir Coufal, the striker someway positioned his shot over the unguarded objective.

Andreas Pereira celebrates after opening the scoring for Fulham at West Ham
Andreas Pereira celebrates after opening the scoring for Fulham at West Ham

That was about nearly as good because it received for the Hammers, although, as Fulham took management of proceedings, albeit due to a horror mistake from Mavropanos, who tried to regulate Alex Iwobi’s lengthy ball, solely to reward possession straight to Pereira, who made no mistake.

And it was that very same mixture that created Fulham’s second objective on the counter as Lucas Paqueta misplaced possession inside Fulham’s half and throughout the blink of an eye fixed Pereira was racing up subject, earlier than releasing Iwobi within the field and from his return go, the participant of the match tapped residence to seal the victory.

Staff information

West Ham boss David Moyes made three adjustments to the aspect that misplaced 2-0 at Bayer Leverkusen within the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday night time.

The Scot introduced within the likes of veteran striker Danny Ings to steer the road, whereas each Edson Alvarez and Nayef Aguerd have been additionally recalled to the Hammers beginning lineup.

In the meantime, Tomas Soucek and Kurt Zouma dropped to the bench.

In the meantime, Fulham supervisor Marco Silva made simply the one alteration to the group that misplaced 1-0 late on at residence to Newcastle United final Saturday, with the Portuguese choosing Sasa Lukic in midfield instead of Tom Cairney, who needed to accept a spot on the subs’ bench.

A flat West Ham, in the meantime, performed out the ultimate quarter of the sport in a close to silent stadium, apart from when boos rang out on the ultimate whistle, though there was some excellent news when Moyes confirmed George Earthy, 19, who was stretchered off late on after approaching for his debut, was acutely aware and on his method to hospital.

The Hammers will now want to lift themselves if they’re to have any probability of overturning Leverkusen’s two-goal deficit of their return Europa League last-eight encounter on Thursday.

FPL stats: West Ham vs Fulham

Objectives Pereira (2)
Assists Iwobi
Bonus factors Pereira (3pts), Leno (2pts), Bassey, Tosin (1pt)

No residence comforts for the Hammers at current – Opta stats

  • West Ham are winless of their final 4 residence video games within the Premier League (D3 L1), their longest run throughout the similar marketing campaign since October-December 2019 below Manuel Pellegrini (six video games).
  • Fulham recorded a league double over West Ham for simply the third time, having beforehand accomplished so within the 1959-60 and 1965-66 campaigns (all within the top-flight). This was the primary time they’ve gained and stored a clear sheet in each matches residence and away, nonetheless.
  • This was Fulham’s fourth London derby win of the present Premier League marketing campaign (v West Ham twice, Arsenal and Spurs); their most in a single season within the competitors.
  • West Ham have conceded the opening objective in 10 Premier League matches in 2024; the joint-most of any aspect, alongside Luton. Certainly, they’ve not stored a clear sheet in any of their final 13 league video games – their longest run with out one since July 2020 (14).

What the managers mentioned…

West Ham boss David Moyes:

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West Ham supervisor David Moyes says his aspect have been missing power within the ultimate phases of the sport towards Fulham after conceding two ‘poor’ targets.

“George [Earthy] has suffered a head damage. He is awake and has been taken to hospital for additional evaluation.”

On Lucas Paqueta’s show: “From time to time you get gamers like this – I’ve not had lots of them – and you must give them license. We actually like him, he has accomplished an incredible job for us and at this time it simply didn’t occur.”

On possibilities of overturning 2-0 first-leg deficit towards Leverkusen on Thursday: “We should play rather well on Thursday, we didn’t have our capturing boots on at this time, we didn’t join proper with our possibilities.

“We are going to want our capturing boots on Thursday and the objective scorers might want to give you the products if we’re to win.”

Fulham boss Marco Silva:

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Marco Silva says his Fulham aspect have been able to scoring extra targets on the London Stadium of their derby win over West Ham.

“An excellent win for us. To be sincere we deserved the three factors. West Ham began higher. They’d a great probability to attain. However after that, we began to regulate the sport otherwise.

“We all know the standard we’ve, the best way we play. We have been stable and most of our transitions have been good. We have been extra medical and with extra killer intuition.”

Silva lastly bringing the most effective out of mercurial Pereira

Evaluation by Sky Sports activities’ Richard Morgan on the London Stadium:

“English audiences first set eyes on Andreas Pereira in a Man Utd shirt a decade in the past, though he went on to solely make 45 appearances in whole throughout a stop-start profession at Outdated Trafford, together with loans to Granada, Valencia, Lazio and Flamengo, earlier than Marco Silva determined to carry him to west London in July 2022.

“The Portuguese backed his man-management expertise and training skills to get the most effective out of the, at occasions, irritating Brazil worldwide and that’s precisely what he has accomplished.

Andreas Pereira celebrates with manager Marco Silva after giving Fulham the lead at West Ham
Andreas Pereira celebrates with supervisor Marco Silva after giving Fulham the lead at West Ham

“Silva spoke within the aftermath of Fulham’s 2-0 win at West Ham, through which Pereira starred to attain his first-ever Premier League double, of how he has modified the participant’s place in midfield to assist carry the most effective out of him.

“‘This afternoon the plan was clear for him,’ mentioned Silva in his post-match press convention. ‘We mentioned to by no means be [in front] of the 2 West Ham midfielders. We needed him within the pockets, between the traces, that is how we deliberate the sport. About him arriving within the field, that is one thing we’re demanding of him.’

“And boy did the 28-year-old heed his supervisor’s recommendation on the London Stadium to carry up his twelfth objective involvement in 40 matches in all competitions to this point this season, with Pereira particularly operating over to embrace his supervisor on the touchline after opening the scoring with the duo’s shut bond there for all to see.

What’s subsequent?

West Ham host the second leg of their Europa League quarter-final towards Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday April 18. Kick-off 8pm. They return to Premier League motion on Sunday April 21 at Crystal Palace. Kick-off 3pm.

Fulham welcome title-chasing Liverpool to Craven Cottage on Sunday April 21, stay on Sky Sports activities. Kick-off 4.30pm.

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