Player News - West Ham United

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West Ham United have officially announced that manager David Moyes has left the club following the expiration of his short-term contract.

The former Everton, Manchester United and Sunderland boss took charge at West Ham after the dismissal of Slaven Bilic in November, with the lone objective of avoiding relegation. Moyes accomplished what he was brought in to do, as he secured safety with two matches remaining and led the Hammers to a 13th-place finish. However, despite guiding the Hammers to survival, the club decided the 55-year-old Scotsman won't be handed a new deal. Said Joint-Chairman David Sullivan in a statement: "When David and his team arrived, it was the wish of both parties that the focus be only on the six months until the end of the season, at which point a decision would be made with regards to the future. Having taken stock of the situation and reflected now the campaign is complete, we feel that it is right to move in a different direction."
May 16 - 1:00 PM

Manuel Lanzini scored twice and Marko Arnautovic netted a thumping strike as West Ham United beat Everton 3-1 at London Stadium on the final day of the season.

In what could have been manager David Moyes last match in charge, the Hammers took all three points thanks to outstanding performances from Lanzini and Arnuatovic. Lanzini gave the hosts a deserved lead with a low effort from the edge of the area on 39 minutes, before Arnautovic scored his eleventh goal of the season with thunderbolt-like strike early in the second half. Oumar Niasse pulled on back for Everton with a nifty close-range finish on 74 minutes, but Lanzini capped a sharp outing with a smooth curled strike to seal the all three points. The result means West Ham finish the campaign in 13th place, ending the season by taking seven points from the last three matches.
Source: NBC Sports
May 13 - 1:08 PM

Javier Hernandez is expected to miss the game against his former employers as he battles to overcome a niggling knee complaint.

The West Ham striker was not in attendance at Leicester on Saturday after feeling discomfort during the build-up to the game. "He has a problem with his fat pad on his knee," confirmed David Moyes. "He felt it in training last Thursday, so Chicharito is the only one at the moment." However, there was better news regarding Marko Arnautovic, who has managed to shake off a minor knock. Joe Hart will compete with Adrian for the goalkeeper’s jersey following illness while Patrice Evra is expected to be included in the matchday squad. James Collins training again with the main group, but having missed almost two months, the central defender may not be considered due to a lack of match-fitness. Now that their top-flight status has been assured, Pedro Obiang could get some minutes after returning to the bench for the first time in over three months last weekend.
May 10 - 5:29 AM

Joe Hart has recovered from illness and will be available for Thursday's match against Manchester United.

Hart is back in contention and will resume his competitions with Adrian for the starting goalkeeper spot. "Joe Hart is over his illness," Moyes told a press conference. "I spoke with Joe a few weeks ago, at different times, and explained to him what I was feeling. Adrian was part of a clean-sheet on Saturday." Hart could return in between the sticks against Manchester United, although Adrian is well placed after keeping a clean sheet at Leicester City. On the injury front, January signing Jordan Hugill could get a place in the team with Javier Hernandez a doubt due to a knee injury. "I would like to get him [Hugill] an opportunity in the team, somewhere to show or give him an opportunity," Moyes said.
May 9 - 6:42 PM

West Ham all but secured their Premier League safety with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Leicester City at the King Power Stadium on Saturday.

David Moyes' side looked to threaten throughout the match and got goals in each half to move six points above the bottom three. Marko Arnautovic was at the center of the attack and went close to giving the Hammers the lead when he rattled the crossbar on 33 minutes. However, the Austrian got on the scoresheet with an assist one minute later, as he squared across goal for Joao Mario to tap into an empty net. West Ham could have scored more, but the second was well worth the price of admission. The highlight of the match came on 64 minutes, as skipper Mark Noble hammered an unstoppable volley home from 25 yards out. Leicester went close late, but Adrian denied a close-range header to keep the club's first clean sheet in eight matches.
Source: NBC Sports
May 5 - 1:20 PM

West Ham manager David Moyes confirmed James Collins is still unavailable with a hamstring injury.

Collins has been side-lined with the hamstring problem since mid-March and will need more time on the training pitch before making his return to action. The 34-year-old has been to limited just 12 starts this season. Moyes is expected to stick with Aaron Cresswell, Angelo Ogbonna and Declan Rice at the back when West Ham travel to Leicester City on Saturday. Elsewhere, midfielder Pedro Obiang is also in the doubt having been out with a knee injury since late January. Said Moyes: "Neither of them are in a condition to do that (be named in the matchday squad at Leicester) yet. Thankfully both of them are back doing some training, but neither of them are at a level of being match-fit."
May 4 - 7:51 AM

Andy Carroll will be in the squad for Saturday's match at Leicester City after being fined for leaving the bench early during the home defeat by Manchester City.

Carroll headed down the tunnel after being left as an unused substitute in the 4-1 defeat by Manchester City at the London Stadium last weekend. Manager David Moyes has since confirmed Carroll has been fined and the striker will be part of his plans for the trip to Leicester City. Speaking at his pre-match press conference, Moyes said: "Andy was in the squad last weekend, that’s why he was on the bench, and he’ll be in the squad this weekend too." While the issue seems to have been resolved, Carroll will likely start from the bench with Marko Arnautovic set to lead the line. As a fantasy asset, Carroll isn't a viable option given his role as a substitute.
May 4 - 7:31 AM

West Ham striker Andy Carroll is in hot water after being sent home from training on Monday following an argument with manager David Moyes.

The 29-year-old left his place on the substitutes' bench and went to the dressing room after not being included in a triple substitute during Sunday's home defeat to Manchester City. The West Ham boss said in his post-match interview that he would "deal" with the situation in training on Monday, and yesterday the pair had a heated exchange before Moyes sent Carroll home from the club's Rush Green training ground. The clash has placed further doubt over Carroll's future at the club and, according to reports, could result in Moyes leaving the striker out of the match-day squad when the Hammers travel to Leicester on Saturday.
May 1 - 7:21 PM

West Ham were helpless to stop the onrushing Manchester City machine in a 4-1 loss at the Olympic Stadium.

The Hammers were especially outmatched by Raheem Sterling, who recorded three assists on the afternoon. Already down 1-0 after an early Leroy Sane goal, Pablo Zabaleta surprised with a blast from the past to score for his former team on an own goal after a scramble in the box led to the right-back deflecting the ball into the back of the net. The one highlight for the Hammers came from a free-kick by Aaron Cresswell from just outside of the box to cut the lead in half enter half-time with only a 2-1 deficit. But things were done by the 64th minute with the title winners scoring two more goals. The loss keeps West Ham just three points above the relegation zone.
Source: NBC Sports
Apr 29 - 11:28 AM

David Moyes confirmed ahead of Sunday's clash with Manchester City that midfielder Pedro Obiang could be fit for the final three matches of the season.

On the long-term injury front, James Collins, Winston Reid, Sam Byram and Michail Antonio will all remain sidelined when West Ham welcome Manchester City on Sunday. On-loan goalkeeper Joe Hart will also miss out due to the loan agreement with his parent club. However, Manuel Lanzini is pressing for a return to the starting XI and Obiang is edging closer to a return from the serious knee injury he suffered in late January. "I think near enough everybody is back," Moyes confirmed. "There is a chance that Pedro Obiang could be among us maybe for the last week of the season but at the moment, everybody who was available last weekend is available for Sunday."
Apr 27 - 6:54 PM

Adrian will be recalled this weekend with Joe Hart ineligible to play against his parent club Manchester City.

Speaking at his pre-match press conference, manager David Moyes revealed Adrian will be called on with on-loan Hart unable to play due the to stipulations of the loan agreement. Hart has been preferred between the sticks in recent weeks, but having conceded six goals in the last three matches, the number one role up is again up for grabs. While Moyes hinted he could stick with Adrian if the Spaniard impresses against the Premier League Champions, he took a neutral stance when asked about the option of signing Hart on a permanent deal. Said Moyes: "There are certainly no talks about whether it's Adrian or Joe Hart or anybody because until we are in a position of safety, we won't me making any decisions like that where we are going to be. So no, we've not discussed them."
Apr 27 - 6:30 PM

Adrian will return to the West Ham starting XI with on-loan Joe Hart ineligible for Sunday's clash with Manchester City at the London Stadium.

With Hart unable to face his parent club, the Spanish goalkeeper has another chance to take the number spot back for the final run-in. Adrian excelled in the 2-1 defeat in the reverse fixture at the Etihad in December, and manager David Moyes has hinted he could stick with the 30-year-old if he plays well against the Premier League Champions. When asked if Adrian has the opportunity to retain his place for the final four matches, Moyes said: "I hope he plays that well against Man City that he is available for the next one, that's the plan. If you get in and you do well, you're never going to play Man City without your goalkeeper having to play well, you've got to play well so we need a big game from Adrian on Sunday."
Apr 27 - 4:38 PM

Marko Arnautovic scored a beautiful goal but the Hammers collapsed late as Arsenal rolled to a 4-1 win at the Emirates.

The first half of the match was eminently forgettable. Neither team produced much. The second half saw plenty of fireworks but, unfortunately for the Hammers, most of the action went Arsenal's way. Even Arnautovic's goal contained more than a hint of offsides in the build-up.
Source: Espn.com
Apr 22 - 10:42 AM

James Collins is expected to miss Sunday's trip to Arsenal as the defender continues to struggles with a hamstring issue.

Manager David Moyes is set to have the same players available for the trip to the Emirates as he had for the 1-1 draw with Stoke City. Andy Carroll and Manuel Lanzini, who both made substitute cameos, are likely to start from the bench, but defender James Collins isn't yet ready to return. "We are in good shape regarding our squad for the game," Moyes wrote in The London Evening Standard. "Angelo Ogbonna has had a bit of tendonitis in his knee but we’re hoping he will be okay while James Collins was undergoing an epidural procedure in an effort to cure a hamstring problem." Elsewhere, Moyes could drop Joe Hart after his blunder for Stoke's goal on Monday: "I’ve not made a decision on it yet. I’ll have a look at everyone in the remaining two training sessions before Sunday’s match at Arsenal and then decide."
Apr 20 - 1:09 PM

David Moyes has said Pedro Obiang could make a surprise return before the end of the season as he battles back from a knee injury.

The Spanish midfielder has been sidelined since February when he under the knife to correct a significant knee injury (MCL). It was initially thought, following his knee operation, that Obiang would be out for the rest of the season. Speaking ahead of Sunday's match against Arsenal, however, Moyes revealed that the 26-year-old could play again this season. "I have to say Pedro Obiang is making really progress and there’s a chance he could maybe make it back before the end of the season, he’s doing that well," said Moyes. The availability of Obiang would be a welcomed boost for the final run-in, though Moyes did not provide a potential return date. Mark Noble and Cheikhou Kouyate should continue in the defensive midfield roles when the Hammers travel to Arsenal on Sunday.
Apr 20 - 12:15 PM



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