West Ham United v Leicester City, 28 December 2019

Score2-1 to Leicester City
RefereeDavid Coote
CompetitionPremier League
VenueLondon Stadium
Attendance59,919
Kick-off: 5.30pm Premier League Head to Head Played: 25 West Ham United won: 11 Drawn: 6 Leicester City won: 8 West Ham United scored: 36 Leicester City scored: 30 West Ham United had now won one of the last ten meetings in the Premier League (lost five).

1 West Ham United

Manager: Manuel Pellegrini

2 Leicester City

Manager: Brendan Rodgers

Goals:

Pablo Fornals 45 G

Goals:

Kelechi Iheanacho 40 G
Demarai Gray 56 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Łukasz Fabiański
Defender Fabián Balbuena
Defender Issa Diop
Defender Arthur Masuaku
Defender/Midfielder Ryan Fredericks
Defender/Midfielder Declan Rice
Midfielder Felipe Anderson
Midfielder Pablo Fornals
Midfielder Manuel Lanzini
Midfielder Carlos Sánchez

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel
Defender Jonny Evans
Defender Christian Fuchs
Defender Wes Morgan
Defender/Midfielder James Justin
Midfielder Marc Albrighton
Midfielder Hamza Choudhury
Midfielder Nampalys Mendy
Midfielder/Forward Demarai Gray
Midfielder/Forward Ayoze Pérez

Substitutions:

Michail Antonio for Sébastien Haller 55
Robert Snodgrass for Carlos Sánchez 62
Albian Ajeti for Manuel Lanzini 70

Substitutions:

James Maddison for Ayoze Pérez 64
Wilfred Ndidi for Nampalys Mendy 70
Harvey Barnes for Demarai Gray 83

Cards:

Łukasz Fabiański 9 Y
Arthur Masuaku 49 Y
Issa Diop 56 Y
Declan Rice 77 Y

Cards:

Hamza Choudhury 90 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Roberto
Defender Winston Reid
Defender Pablo Zabaleta
Midfielder Mark Noble
Midfielder Robert Snodgrass
Midfielder/Forward Michail Antonio
Forward Albian Ajeti

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Danny Ward
Defender Ben Chilwell
Defender/Midfielder Wilfred Ndidi
Midfielder Harvey Barnes
Midfielder James Maddison
Midfielder Youri Tielemans

Comments:

League position: 17th Manager Manuel Pellegrini was sacked shortly after this game. West Ham United had now lost more games in the Premier League in the last two months (seven) than champions-elect Liverpool had lost since May 2017 (six). [c/o Richard Jolly] The Hammers equalled their club record of four consecutive home defeats in the Premier League. Pablo Fornals became the 151st player to score for West Ham in the Premier League; two more players than any other team in the competition's history.

Comments:

League position: 2nd Leicester City had now won four consecutive games in the Premier League played in London for the first time. The Foxes made nine changes to their starting line-up from their previous game. The last side to make nine or more changes to their starting XI in the first-half of a season in the Premier League was Blackpool at West Ham United on 13 November 2010 (11). Demarai Gray became the third City player to miss a penalty and score a goal in the same game in the Premier League; also Jamie Vardy and Graham Fenton.