West Ham United v Watford, 17 July 2020

Score3-1 to West Ham United
RefereeMartin Atkinson
CompetitionPremier League
VenueLondon Stadium
Kick-off: 8.00pm Played behind closed doors due to COVID-19 restrictions. Premier League Head to Head Played: 14 West Ham United won: 7 Drawn: 2 Watford won: 5 West Ham United scored: 22 Watford scored: 18 West Ham United had now won four of the last five meetings (lost one, all Premier League).

3 West Ham United

Manager: David Moyes

1 Watford

Manager: Nigel Pearson

Goals:

Michail Antonio 6 G
Tomáš Souček 10 G
Declan Rice 36 G

Goals:

Troy Deeney 49 G

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Łukasz Fabiański
Defender Issa Diop
Defender Angelo Ogbonna
Defender/Midfielder Ben Johnson
Defender/Midfielder Declan Rice
Defender/Left back Aaron Cresswell
Midfielder Pablo Fornals
Midfielder Mark Noble
Midfielder Tomáš Souček
Midfielder/Forward Michail Antonio
Midfielder/Forward Jarrod Bowen

Starting lineup:

Goalkeeper Ben Foster
Defender Craig Dawson
Defender Adam Masina
Defender/Midfielder Kiko Femenía
Midfielder Tom Cleverley
Midfielder Abdoulaye Doucouré
Midfielder Will Hughes
Midfielder Ismaïla Sarr
Forward Troy Deeney
Forward Danny Welbeck

Substitutions:

Sébastien Haller for Pablo Fornals 72
Andriy Yarmolenko for Jarrod Bowen 81
Fabián Balbuena for Michail Antonio 90

Substitutions:

Adrian Mariappa for Adam Masina 46
Andre Gray for Troy Deeney 67
Nathaniel Chalobah for Abdoulaye Doucouré 72
João Pedro for Danny Welbeck 86

Cards:

Cards:

Tom Cleverley 9 Y
Will Hughes 35 Y

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Darren Randolph
Defender Fabián Balbuena
Defender Arthur Masuaku
Midfielder Conor Coventry
Midfielder Felipe Anderson
Midfielder Manuel Lanzini
Midfielder Jack Wilshere
Midfielder/Forward Andriy Yarmolenko

On the bench:

Goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes
Defender/Centre back Craig Cathcart
Defender/Centre back Adrian Mariappa
Defender/Midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah
Midfielder Roberto Pereyra
Midfielder Ignacio Pussetto
Midfielder/Forward Domingos Quina
Forward Andre Gray
Forward João Pedro

Comments:

League position: 15th West Ham United had now won 300 of their 918 games in the Premier League (lost 383). United scored two goals in the opening ten minutes of a game in the Premier League for the first time since a 3-1 win against Liverpool on 20 September 2014. Mark Noble became the tenth player to make 500 appearances for the Hammers in all competitions and the first since Steve Potts in October 2000.

Comments:

League position: 17th Manager Nigel Pearson was sacked two days after this game. Watford became the first club to see the departure of three permanent managers within a season in the Premier League. They conceded three or more goals in the first-half of a game for the first time since their 8-0 defeat in the Premier League at Manchester City on 21 September 2019 (5-0 at half-time). The Hornets had now won one of their last 12 away games in the Premier League (lost nine). With his first being for Walsall at Millwall in League One on 15 September 2007, Troy Deeney scored the 150th goal of his club career in this game.