West Ham United v Huddersfield Town, 11 September 2017

Score2-0 to West Ham United
RefereeKevin Friend
CompetitionPremier League
VenueLondon Stadium
Attendance56,977
Kick-off: 8.00pm This was the first league meeting between West Ham United and Huddersfield Town since 4 March 1972 when the Hammers won 3-0 in League Division One at Upton Park with goals from Clyde Best (2) and Bryan Robson.

Goals:

Pedro Obiang 72 G
André Ayew 77 G

Goals:

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Joe Hart
Defender José Fonte
Defender Winston Reid
Defender Pablo Zabaleta
Defender/Centre back James M Collins
Defender/Midfielder Cheikhou Kouyaté
Defender/Left back Aaron Cresswell
Midfielder Pedro Obiang
Midfielder/Forward Michail Antonio
Forward Andy Carroll

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Jonas Lössl
Defender Tommy Smith
Defender/Midfielder Chris Löwe
Midfielder Philip Billing
Midfielder Tom Ince
Midfielder/Forward Aaron Mooy
Midfielder/Forward Rajiv Van la Parra
Forward Elias Kachunga
Forward Steve Mounié

Substitutions:

André Ayew for Javier Hernández 64
Diafra Sakho for Andy Carroll 82
Declan Rice for Pedro Obiang 90

Substitutions:

Scott Malone for Chris Löwe 63
Abdelhamid Sabiri for Elias Kachunga 75
Laurent Depoitre for Philip Billing 83

Cards:

Pablo Zabaleta 49 Y

Cards:

Mathias Jorgensen 25 Y
Philip Billing 45 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Adrián
Defender Arthur Masuaku
Defender Angelo Ogbonna
Defender/Midfielder Sam Byram
Defender/Midfielder Declan Rice
Midfielder/Forward André Ayew
Forward Diafra Sakho

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Joel Coleman
Defender Michael Hefele
Defender/Midfielder Scott Malone
Midfielder Abdelhamid Sabiri
Midfielder Danny Williams

Comments:

League position: 18th West Ham United avoided losing their first four Premier League games of a season for the first time since 2010-11. Pedro Obiang's goal gave West Ham United a lead for the first time in this Premier League season. England keeper Joe Hart kept his first clean sheet in his last 23 league appearances since 8 January 2017. West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic said: "It was a very important game for us. We started with three away games and three defeats and this was a must-win game. It wasn’t a nice performance but it was a top performance in all other stuff: second balls, determination, closing down, getting balls in, getting corners and free-kicks. We totally deserved it. I feel the pressure for a whole year now, it didn’t start today. Although for me it’s not logical to be under the pressure after three games only, it is modern football and of course I felt the pressure.”

Comments:

League position: 6th Huddersfield Town became the last team in this season's Premier League to concede a goal after 342 playing minutes. The Terriers failed in their attempt to remain unbeaten in their opening four games of a top division season for the first time since 1953. With a shut-out in this game, Jonas Lössl would have become only the fourth goalkeeper in Premier League history to keep a clean sheet in each of his first four appearances in the competition after Pepe Reina, Alex Manninger and Anders Lindegaard. Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner said: “We were not brave enough and confident enough. On the other side, I am feeling okay in some way because I know what we did wrong and we will work to make this better. We didn’t do enough on the ball an we made too many technical mistakes with our passing, we were not brave enough and we looked nervous. We were not brave enough to ask for the ball in tight spaces and this was a big, big problem. We have to be better at this.”