Monday 20 February 2017, 7:00pm at London Stadium, London
West Ham United
Holland 19'; Coventry 89'
Fulham FC

19' Goal

Nathan Holland

89' Goal

Conor Coventry

29' Yellow Card

Moses Makasi Card was given for a foul

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Djair Parfitt-Williams
Off:Dan Kemp

69' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Jahmal Hector-Ingram
Off:Joe Powell

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Conor Coventry
Off:Grady Diangana

38' Yellow Card

Jon Dagur Thorseinsson Card was given for a foul

42' Yellow Card

Jayden Harris Card was given for a foul

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Matthew O'Riley
Off:Jayden Harris

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Steven Sessegnon
Off:Jon Dagur Thorseinsson

Fulham lost away to West Ham in a match played at The London Stadium, goals from Holland and Coventry.

Fulham lost 2-0 in their away trip to West Ham United on Monday night. It was the first PL2 game ever played at The London Stadium and the Whites were not able to head back to South London with the points.

A goal from Hammers’ striker Nathan Holland broke the deadlock before substitute Conor Coventry doubled their lead in the second half.

The Whites, second in the league, went into the game with impressive form having dropping only two points in their last eight games in all competitions.

West Ham had won their last game out against Nottingham Forest at their training ground in a convincing 3-0 win. They are fifth in the league and in the last play-off spot, looking to push up the table.

It was a hard game for Fulham as West Ham looked to dominate the ball and controlled the match.

The Whites had the first clear cut chance less than five minutes in. A corner was swung in by Jon Dagur Thorsteinsson and was met by George Wiliams, who managed to get his head to the fast moving ball.

There was plenty of power behind the ball and the shot rattled off the bar to keep the game level.

West Ham worked their way into the game and had a few long efforts that sailed high. Their attacks only increased the further clock ran on.

In the 19th minute Holland’s chance game as he cut inside the defender into the box and curled a shot past an outstretched Jesse Jeronen to give the Hammers the lead.

Fulham had a chance to level things five minutes later as Joshua Smile took a free kick 25 yards out to the left and struck the ball near bottom corner but keeper Nathan Trott got low and scooped the effort up.

Moments later on the counter Holland looked to double his tally with the same move, cutting in onto his right and striking the ball, this time however Jeronen was able to get across to the ball and force it out for a corner.

West Ham kept possession and made it hard for Fulham to get many chances away as the Whites probed their defence higher up the pitch.

The second half was no more fruitful for the Whites as the Hammers increased pressure on Jeronen’s goal.

Steven Sessegnon, who came on at the start of the second half found himself in space twice inside the box, but was not able to level things as he fired both shots on target but Trott was able to saved each time.

As the game was reaching its close in the 89th minute West Ham doubled their lead to secure the win. They played a one-two through the Whites’ defence and Coventry struck the ball into the back of the net from the 6 yard line.

A tough game for Fulham means they are now 10 points off the league leaders Swansea with 4 games remaining. Two of their remaining fixtures are against Newcastle and Wolverhampton Wanderers, also in play off positions which will make it a thrilling end to the season.

A tough visit to the London Stadium made it one win a piece for the season, and it’s a possibility these two sides may get the chance to meet again to fight in the Division 2 play-off.

Match Information

Competition: PL2, Division 2

Date: Monday 20 February 2017
Kick-off: 7:00pm

Venue: London Stadium, London

West Ham United

Line-up: Trott; Knoyle, Pask, Rice, Neufville; Sylvestre, Makasi; Kemp (Parfitt-Williams 69'), Diangana (Coventry 78'), Holland; Powell (Hector-Ingram 69')

Unused substitutes: Akinola, Matrevics


Line-up: Joronen; Grimmer, Sheckleford, Jenz, Opoku; Harris (O'Riley 45'), Smile; Kait, Williams, Thorseinsson (Sessegnon 45'); Adebayo

Unused substitutes: Ashby-Hammond, Mundle-Smith, Elstone

West Ham United (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Nathan Trott
  • 2Kyle Knoyle
  • 5Josh Pask
  • 6Declan Rice
  • 3Vashon Neufville
  • 8Noha Sylvestre
  • 4Moses Makasi
  • 7Dan Kemp
  • 10Grady Diangana
  • 11Nathan Holland
  • 9Joe Powell
  • 12Tunji Akinola
  • 13Rihards Matrevics
  • 14Djair Parfitt-Williams
  • 15Jahmal Hector-Ingram
  • 16Conor Coventry
Fulham (4-2-3-1)
  • 1Jesse Joronen
  • 2Jack Grimmer
  • 5Ryheem Sheckleford
  • 6Moritz Jenz
  • 3Jerome Opoku
  • 8Jayden Harris
  • 4Joshua Smile
  • 7Mattias Kait
  • 10George Williams
  • 11Jon Dagur Thorseinsson
  • 9Elijah Adebayo
  • 12Taye Ashby-Hammond
  • 14Steven Sessegnon
  • 15Jaydn Mundle-Smith
  • 16Matthew O'Riley
  • 17Michael Elstone