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West Ham United - Huddersfield Town
Premier League - 12 September 2017
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That's full time. A wave of relief for West Ham fans, players and managers. Whether the owners feel the same, it's hard to say. Huddersfield faded after a strong start, but they can be pleased it took so long before they conceded their first Premier League games.
- OffPedro ObiangWest Ham United
- OnDeclan RiceWest Ham United
Rice is on for Obiang.
West Ham are sitting back, understandably so.
There will be four minutes of added time.
Mounie provides the pivot by the edge of the box, receiving the ball from the left and playing it off to the right to Ince, but his shot goes wide. Antonio sends an effort of his own wide from outside the box.
There are five minutes of normal time for Huddersfield to make a comeback.
- OffPhilip BillingHuddersfield Town
- OnLaurent DepoitreHuddersfield Town
Ayew wins a throw. West Ham are in no rush to take it as they run down the clock. Billing is off for Depoitre, as Huddersfield chase a goal.
- OffAndy CarrollWest Ham United
- OnDiafra SakhoWest Ham United
Sakho is on for Carroll.
Ince races towards a clearance to shoot on goal, and his clipped effort curls against the crossbar.
Mounie toes a shot at goal after it rolls loose outside the box, and Hart takes no risks, palming it behind when it was probably already going wide.
- GoalAndré AyewWest Ham United
GOAL! West Ham 2-0 Huddersfield. Ayew scores - Cresswell swings in a corner to the near post. It bobbles off Fonte, into Mounie, and Ayew is on hand to stab in.
- OffElias KachungaHuddersfield Town
- OnAbdelhamid SabiriHuddersfield Town
Sabiri on for Kachunga.
- GoalPedro ObiangWest Ham United
GOAL! West Ham 1-0 Huddersfield - Obiang seizes the ball in midfield, turns towards goal with one touch, and his shot takes a huge deflection to loop into the top corner with Lossl given no chance.
Cresswell curls in an excellent free kick behind the high Huddersfield line, but Fonte can only toe it wide.
Cresswell has yet another corner, this time from the right, and it's claimed by Lossl. He throws it out quickly, and Reid is across quickly to put it out of play.
Mooy has a shot from about 25 yards out, with space ahead of him, and it sails over.
West Ham boot it long, and the fans start to boo. They've had enough, it seems
- OffJavier HernándezWest Ham United
- OnAndré AyewWest Ham United
Hernandez trudges off to be replaced by Ayew.
- OffChris LöweHuddersfield Town
- OnScott MaloneHuddersfield Town
Lowe, who has been poor, is off for Malone.
Carroll waits for a Zabaleta cross, but it loops up into the box and out of play.
Huddersfield have a corner of their own, and Collins is on hand to head away.
Zabaleta's early cross has Carroll waiting in anticipation, but Jorgensen is there first, slicing the ball behind for a corner. Cresswell takes, and it's headed away at the near post.
Mounie thinks he's been slipped in behind the defence, but when he approaches the ball the linesman lets him know he's offside.
Antonio collects a neat touch into the box from Hernandez, he spins around Schindler, but his shot goes just wide of the near post.
Hernandez breaks down the middle. Carroll pulls off to the left, and Antonio ahead of him, but his through-ball to the winger is intercepted. The ball is worked to Billings, 25 yards out, and Hart has to dive to his left to smother the shot.
Lowe has room for a cross on the left after being released down the wing, and he absolutely Bebes it over.
Huddersfield play the ball around the defence again.
- Yellow cardPablo ZabaletaWest Ham United
Zabaleta gets a booking for sliding into Van La Parra's standing leg. A crude and pointless challenge.
Hernandez lifts the free kick over the wall, and it keeps going up, up and up, before hitting the moon and returning to Earth.
Antonio gets two fouls in quick succession after running down the middle. Free kick for West Ham, 25 yards out, centrally placed.
- 2nd Half
We go again.
- End of 1st Half
That's half time. West Ham pressed with no success, but they've been the more impressive side so far.
- Yellow cardPhilip BillingHuddersfield Town
Zabaleta is caught by Billing, turning into Zabaleta with his forearm extended to protect himself, and that's a booking. Two minutes of added time to come.
Two minutes until the end of the half, when Wagner will probably want to get lots of Jaffa Cakes into his side. Mounie goes down after going for goal kick from his own 'keeper, clashing with Reid's foot.
Carroll challengs Jorgensen for a ball at the back post, the defender finds Kouyate lurking just inside the box, and he flashes a poor shot wide.
Antonio runs into space from the right wing into the middle of the pitch, and his curling shot deflects over after Schindler blocks.
Carroll has a shot from 35 yards, the ball hits a defender and curls away from goal.
Kachunga is penalised for a rough tackle in midfield. He overplays it and goes studs-up, right into the ball between Kouyate's legs.
No chances for either side, as the game has lost a bit of steam after West Ham have cooled off a tad.
Kouyate wants a penalty after going down in the box He thinks Smith nudged him over, but it's a bit over-the-top in his dive.
A smart lurn by Antonio on the right wing gives him time to cross, and then to earn a corner. Cresswell takes, and Carroll has a header deflected over the bar.
Lossl is forced into punting the ball out of play after some pressure by a tireless Zabaeta.
Cresswell takes the free kick, flights in a ball for Collins, and his downward header is well stopped by Lossl.
- Yellow cardMathias JørgensenHuddersfield Town
Antonio scorches down the left, but Jorgensen sticks out a leg at the last minute to earn a booking.
Hernandez lays the ball off to Fonte on the overlap after some neat passing from West Ham, and his effort is deflected for a corner.
Van La Parra just about finds Mounie with a cross to the edge of the box, but West Ham finally get a foul against Carroll by Schindler. Carroll then receives the ball about 25 yards from goal, but he scuffs a volleyed effort at goal.
This shows how Carroll has been used so far tonight.
Antonio is the latest player to concede a foul high up the pitch. Huddersfield are on the back foot, but certainly not cowed.
Carroll is penalised for grappling with Schindler, and that's fair enough.
Van La Parra brings the ball down on the left, but his pass forward rolls out of play.
Antonio skins his man down the right, he pulls back a clever ball to Hernandez, lurking at the back post, and he clips a shot against the crossbar.
A third of West Ham's passes have been long balls, Sky says.
Cresswell takes a corner on the left, and as Collins challenges for the ball, Billing gets clattered by Mounie and needs a bit of treatment.
Ince jinks his way into the box, takes on one too many players and is tackled, allowing Huddersfield to win a throw.
Huddersfield are playing it around the back, for their first spell of proper possession.
It is absoutely rodding it down here. Collins goes down in the centre circle after Ince catches him a tad late, and he jogs off for a check-up.
Carroll fires a low ball across the box with his left foot towards Kouyate, and his outstretched leg is just a fraaction short.
Let's absolutely kick off.
Sam Allardyce believes that West Ham's back three will allow them to stay compact, with the midfield two. It's certainly set to be a tactically fascinating two hours.
I'm predicting a 2-0 win to West Ham. They can't keep being as bad as they have done, can they?
You can send your comments and predictions to @lxndrnthrtn.
And while NSFW, you may like to look up what the Sporting Lisbon called the West Ham owners last week.
It's open warfare between David Sullivan and Slaven Bilic, with both of them complaining over transfers. Whatever happened, Bilic didn't get the midfield signing he wanted. This could be his last match, with Rafael Benitez said to be ready to step in.
Huddersfield have the Nick Miller lookalike David Wagner calling the shots, and he keeps the impressive Mounie in attack. Paul Ince has also made a surprise comeback to midf- wait, I'm told that's actually his son, Tom.
This is West Ham's first home league game of the season after the London Stadium was used for athletics over the summer. It's a superficially strong line up, at the very least. the problem has been the brittle nature of some of the play, and the trudging slowness to it all.
West Ham: Hart, Zabaleta, Reid, Collins, Fonte, Cresswell, Kouyate, Obiang, Antonio, Chicarito, Carroll. Subs: Adrian, Byram, Ogbonna, Masuaku, Rice, Ayew, Sakho. /// Huddersfield Town: Lossl, Smith, Billing, Kachunga, Mooy, Lowe, Van La Parra, Ince, Mounie Zanka, Schindler. Subs: Coleman, Malone, Sabiri, Williams, Depoitre, Hadergjonaj, Hefel.
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