Friday 22 February 2019, 7:45pm at London Stadium, London
Premier League
West Ham United
3
Chicharito 29'; Diop 40'; Antonio 90'+1
Fulham FC
Fulham
1
Babel 3'

29' Goal

Chicharito
Assist by Angelo Ogbonna

40' Goal

Issa Diop
Assist by Robert Snodgrass

90'+1 Goal

Michail Antonio
Assist by Marko Arnautovic

83' Yellow Card

Manuel Lanzini Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ryan Fredericks
Off:Pablo Zabaleta

64' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Marko Arnautovic
Off:Chicharito

76' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Manuel Lanzini
Off:Felipe Anderson

3' Goal

Ryan Babel

45' Yellow Card

Joe Bryan Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:André-Frank Zambo Anguissa
Off:Jean Michael Seri

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Lazar Markovic
Off:Ryan Sessegnon

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Fulham fell to a 3-1 loss against West Ham United on Friday evening at the London Stadium.
Fulham fell to a 3-1 loss against West Ham United on Friday evening at the London Stadium. 

An opener from Ryan Babel saw Fulham take an early lead before a controversial Chicharito goal levelled the score.  After 20 minutes of parity Issa Diop smashed a header home to give the Hammers a half-time lead. Moments into stoppage time after a closely contested second half Michail Antonio grabbed a third to put the game to bed.

On a beautiful evening in East London Claudio Ranieri made three changes from the side that fell to defeat two weeks ago against a resurgent Manchester United outfit. Ryan Sessegnon replaced André Schürrle who was unable to participate after succumbing to a virus. Club captain Tom Cairney also returned to the starting XI & Håvard Nordtveit made his debut for Fulham, partnering Tim Ream at the heart of back line. With the changes the Whites also reverted to a 4-4-2 formation. 

With the 3000 travelling fans in fine voice it was a dream start for Fulham. After spurning a chance in the opening 30 seconds of the match Babel was on hand to despatch a wonderful cross from Sessegnon. Classic link up play from Mitro started a neat move, before the ball was eventually slipped into the path Sess who in turn swung in a wonderful ball across the face of goal which Babel tapped in. 

The goal lifted the Fulham faithful to electric levels and the goal seemed to galvanise the ranks into a period where the home side was going to look for an answer. A scrappy and dogged 11 harassed and pressed all over the pitch, blocking challenges and making things difficult for the Hammers. 

It was a cruel goal which levelled things up in the 29th minute. A cross was greeted by a two handed punch by Sergio Rico in Fulham net but it failed to clear the area and was hooked back into the box. After being flicked to the back post, Chicharito was on hand to glance home. On first impressions in the chaos of the box his effort seemed legal. However, replays clearly showed the Mexican striker used his arm to guide it in. A real gut punch for a unit that had impressed early on. 

Things took a drastic turn for the worst in the 40th minute when West Ham took the lead. Robert Snodgrass, who had been whipping in some excellent crosses from dead ball situations swung in a picture perfect cross into a dangerous spot and Issa Diop drilled an unstoppable header past Rico. 

The hosts were in full swing now and continued to press up to the half-time whistle but the scoreline remained the same as the referee brought the half to a close. 

The manager rung the changes for the second half. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa was brought on in place of Jean Michael Seri, and Sessegnon made way for Lazar Marković. 

Similar to the reverse fixture at Craven Cottage, West Ham solidified in the second half and played in a far more defensive manner. Restricting space and looking to catch us on the counter. 

After sticking with it and enjoying large periods of the half in possession a chance fell to the feet of Mitro in the 83rd minute. Cairney who had looked composed and flashed brilliance throughout the half weaved his way to the edge of box. He prodded a neat ball into the feet of the Serbian striker but with West Ham defenders swarming he couldn’t connect cleanly and the ball was gathered by Lukasz Fabianski. 

That proved to be the final chance for the Whites and deep into stoppage time Antonio headed home to put the encounter beyond doubt.

Attention now turns in earnest to the clash with Southampton on Wednesday night, as we look to pick up points in our battle against relegation. 
 

Match Information

Competition: Premier League

Date: Friday 22 February 2019
Kick-off: 7:45pm

Venue: London Stadium, London
Attendance: 59,950

Referee: Lee Mason

West Ham United

Line-up: Fabianski; Zabaleta (Fredericks 45'), Diop, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Rice; Antonio, Noble, Snodgrass, Felipe Anderson (Lanzini 76'); Chicharito (Arnautovic 64')

Unused substitutes: Adrián, Obiang, Nasri, Carroll

Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

Fulham

Line-up: Rico; Odoi, Nordtveit, Ream, Bryan; Cairney, Chambers, Seri (Zambo Anguissa 45'), Ryan Sessegnon (Markovic 45'); Babel; Mitrovic

Unused substitutes: Fabri, Le Marchand, Christie, Ayité, Vietto

Manager: Claudio Ranieri

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Manchester City 27 65
2 Liverpool 26 65
3 Tottenham Hotspur 26 60
4 Manchester United 26 51
5 Arsenal 26 50
6 Chelsea 26 50
7 Watford 27 40
8 Wolverhampton Wanderers 26 39
9 West Ham United 27 36
10 Everton 27 33
11 A.F.C. Bournemouth 26 33
12 Leicester City 26 32
13 Crystal Palace 26 27
14 Brighton and Hove Albion 26 27
15 Burnley 26 27
16 Newcastle United 26 25
17 Cardiff City 27 25
18 Southampton 26 24
19 Fulham 27 17
20 Huddersfield Town 26 11
Goals
3
1
Total Shots
21
8
Shots On Target
7
5
Passing Accuracy
82%
82%
Fouls
11
11
Corners
12
0
Offsides
3
3
Bookings
1
1
Sending Offs
0
0
West Ham United (4-1-4-1)
  • 1Lukasz Fabianski
  • 5Pablo Zabaleta
  • 23Issa Diop
  • 21Angelo Ogbonna
  • 3Aaron Cresswell
  • 41Declan Rice
  • 30Michail Antonio
  • 16Mark Noble
  • 11Robert Snodgrass
  • 8Felipe Anderson
  • 17Chicharito
Substitutes
  • 13Adrián
  • 24Ryan Fredericks
  • 10Manuel Lanzini
  • 14Pedro Obiang
  • 18Samir Nasri
  • 7Marko Arnautovic
  • 9Andy Carroll
Manager
  • Manuel Pellegrini
Fulham (4-4-1-1)
  • 25Sergio Rico
  • 4Denis Odoi
  • 16Håvard Nordtveit
  • 13Tim Ream
  • 23Joe Bryan
  • 10Tom Cairney
  • 5Calum Chambers
  • 24Jean Michael Seri
  • 3Ryan Sessegnon
  • 12Ryan Babel
  • 9Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitutes
  • 31Fabri
  • 20Maxime Le Marchand
  • 22Cyrus Christie
  • 29André-Frank Zambo Anguissa
  • 30Lazar Markovic
  • 11Floyd Ayité
  • 19Luciano Vietto
Manager
  • Claudio Ranieri
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, West Ham United 3, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+4' Second Half ends, West Ham United 3, Fulham 1.
  • 90'+3' Attempt missed. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Lazar Markovic.
  • 90'+1' Goal! West Ham United 3, Fulham 1. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Marko Arnautovic.
  • 90' Attempt blocked. Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Marko Arnautovic.
  • 89' Attempt saved. Marko Arnautovic (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top right corner. Assisted by Mark Noble.
  • 87' Attempt missed. Declan Rice (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right.
  • 86' Attempt saved. Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top right corner.
  • 86' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Denis Odoi.
  • 85' Attempt missed. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is too high.
  • 84' Attempt blocked. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 83' Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 83' Foul by Manuel Lanzini (West Ham United).
  • 83' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 79' Offside, Fulham. Ryan Babel tries a through ball, but Aleksandar Mitrovic is caught offside.
  • 78' Foul by Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham United).
  • 78' Ryan Babel (Fulham) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 78' Attempt saved. Marko Arnautovic (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass.
  • 77' Foul by Marko Arnautovic (West Ham United).
  • 77' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 76' Foul by Mark Noble (West Ham United).
  • 76' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 76' Substitution, West Ham United. Manuel Lanzini replaces Felipe Anderson.
  • 75' Attempt missed. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Felipe Anderson.
  • 73' Offside, West Ham United. Lukasz Fabianski tries a through ball, but Marko Arnautovic is caught offside.
  • 73' Ryan Fredericks (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 73' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 71' Offside, West Ham United. Lukasz Fabianski tries a through ball, but Marko Arnautovic is caught offside.
  • 67' Offside, Fulham. Denis Odoi tries a through ball, but Ryan Babel is caught offside.
  • 67' Foul by Marko Arnautovic (West Ham United).
  • 67' Håvard Nordtveit (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 66' Offside, West Ham United. Aaron Cresswell tries a through ball, but Marko Arnautovic is caught offside.
  • 64' Substitution, West Ham United. Marko Arnautovic replaces Chicharito.
  • 62' Foul by Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United).
  • 62' Tom Cairney (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 61' Felipe Anderson (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 61' Foul by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham).
  • 59' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa.
  • 58' Chicharito (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 58' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 56' Attempt saved. Ryan Babel (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 55' Hand ball by Lazar Markovic (Fulham).
  • 54' Michail Antonio (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 54' Foul by André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham).
  • 53' Offside, Fulham. Calum Chambers tries a through ball, but Ryan Babel is caught offside.
  • 51' Foul by Mark Noble (West Ham United).
  • 51' André-Frank Zambo Anguissa (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 50' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Håvard Nordtveit.
  • 45' Substitution, West Ham United. Ryan Fredericks replaces Pablo Zabaleta.
  • Second Half begins West Ham United 2, Fulham 1.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. André-Frank Zambo Anguissa replaces Jean Michael Seri.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Lazar Markovic replaces Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 45'+3' First Half ends, West Ham United 2, Fulham 1.
  • 45'+1' Attempt blocked. Chicharito (West Ham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Felipe Anderson with a cross.
  • 45' Joe Bryan (Fulham) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.
  • 45' Pablo Zabaleta (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 45' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 45' Attempt missed. Felipe Anderson (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass.
  • 43' Attempt missed. Issa Diop (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross following a corner.
  • 42' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Sergio Rico.
  • 42' Attempt saved. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross.
  • 42' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Joe Bryan.
  • 40' Goal! West Ham United 2, Fulham 1. Issa Diop (West Ham United) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross following a corner.
  • 39' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 39' Chicharito (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 39' Foul by Tim Ream (Fulham).
  • 37' Attempt missed. Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham United) with an attempt from the centre of the box is high and wide to the left. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross following a corner.
  • 36' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Calum Chambers.
  • 35' Attempt missed. Chicharito (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass.
  • 33' Mark Noble (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 33' Foul by Ryan Sessegnon (Fulham).
  • 31' Attempt blocked. Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Felipe Anderson.
  • 29' Goal! West Ham United 1, Fulham 1. Chicharito (West Ham United) with an attempt from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Angelo Ogbonna following a corner.
  • 29' Attempt missed. Angelo Ogbonna (West Ham United) header from very close range misses to the left. Assisted by Michail Antonio following a corner.
  • 29' Attempt blocked. Michail Antonio (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 28' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Ryan Sessegnon.
  • 28' Robert Snodgrass (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 28' Foul by Jean Michael Seri (Fulham).
  • 24' Foul by Mark Noble (West Ham United).
  • 24' Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 23' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Jean Michael Seri.
  • 23' Attempt blocked. Pablo Zabaleta (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
  • 22' Foul by Issa Diop (West Ham United).
  • 22' Ryan Babel (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 21' Attempt saved. Tom Cairney (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri.
  • 17' Michail Antonio (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 17' Foul by Joe Bryan (Fulham).
  • 17' Chicharito (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 17' Foul by Denis Odoi (Fulham).
  • 16' Foul by Felipe Anderson (West Ham United).
  • 16' Denis Odoi (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 15' Foul by Pablo Zabaleta (West Ham United).
  • 15' Joe Bryan (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 11' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Tom Cairney.
  • 8' Attempt saved. Jean Michael Seri (Fulham) header from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Tom Cairney.
  • 7' Attempt missed. Issa Diop (West Ham United) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Robert Snodgrass with a cross following a corner.
  • 7' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Ryan Babel.
  • 7' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Tim Ream.
  • 3' Goal! West Ham United 0, Fulham 1. Ryan Babel (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.
  • 2' Attempt missed. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right. Assisted by Jean Michael Seri.
  • 1' Attempt saved. Ryan Babel (Fulham) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • First Half begins.
  • Lineups are announced and players are warming up.