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Thursday, 20th July 2017

Fulham 1
West Ham United 2

by Staff Writer


Goals From Manual Lanzini and Ashley Fletcher were enough to secure a first win of pre-season for Slaven Bilic's Hammers.

Having only managed a goalless draw with Sturm Graz's reserve side on Monday night, Slaven Bilic's side were keen to put on a better performance for the travelling fans here in Graz.




And the Hammers produced a much better performance to see of the Championship side, even though the Cottagers could have snatched a share of the spoils at the end.

Manuel Lanzini gave West Ham an early lead when he drilled a close range shot into the bottom left corner of Button's net.




Then five minutes ahead of the half time interval, the Hammers doubled their lead when Ashley Fletcher was allowed to steer the ball into an empty net after he appeared to have tripped the hapless Fulham 'keeper.

Fulham's only goal of the game came nine minutes from the end of time following a spell of sustained pressure; substitute 'keeper Adrian had no chance as Sessegnon's deflected effort found the far corner.




Goalscorer Ashley Fletcher was particularly pleased to get off the mark. "As a striker you've got to gamble," he told West Ham's website. "I put the keeper under pressure, sometimes you get them and sometimes you don't - and luckily tonight I got it.

"Hopefully I can take that on like I did last year and get some game time in the next couple of weeks."

West Ham Utd: Randolph (Adrian 46), Byram (Zabaleta 46), Ogbonna (Collins 46), Rice (Burke 46), Cresswell (Masuaku 46), Cullen (Makasi 77), Lanzini (Noble 46), Makasi (Obiang 46), Feghouli (Ayew 46), Holland (Snodgrass 46), Fletcher (Martinez 46).

Subs not used: Anang.

Goals: Lanzini (14), Fletcher (40).

Fulham: Button, Fredericks (Opoku 75), Sigurdsson (Ream 23), Djalo, Opoku (Sessegnon 46), Cisse (McDonald 46), Piazon (Aluko 75), Edun, Aluko (O'Reilly 46), Woodrow, Ayite (Cisse 75).

Subs not used: Rodak, Johansen.

Goals: Sessegnon (81).



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Player Ratings

Darren Randolph
His farewell performance for the club?


Sam Byram
Replaced at half time by Pablo Zabaleta.


Aaron Cresswell
Replaced at half time by Arthur Masuaku.


Declan Rice
Replaced at half time by Reece Burke.


Angelo Ogbonna
Replaced at half time by James Collins.


Josh Cullen
Replaced at half time.


Manuel Lanzini
Replaced at half time by Mark Noble.


Moses Makasi
Replaced at half time by Pedro Obiang.


Sofiane Feghouli
Replaced at half time by Andre Ayew.


Nathan Holland
Replaced at half time by Robert Snodgrass.


Ashley Fletcher
Replaced at half time by Toni Martinez.


Substitutes


Ashley Fletcher
(Replaced Snodgrass) Was energetic and aggressive as ever when coming on, desperate to impress the manager.


Declan Rice
(Replaced Fernandes) Ended an excellent season on loan with his first team Hammers debut.


Darren Randolph
Did not play.


Dan Kemp
Did not play.


Moses Makasi
Did not play.


Domingos Quina
Did not play.


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Match Facts

Referee: tbc.

Attendance: 0.

Man of the Match: Sofiane Feghouli.

West Ham United

Darren Randolph, Sam Byram, Aaron Cresswell, Declan Rice, Angelo Ogbonna, Josh Cullen, Manuel Lanzini, Moses Makasi, Sofiane Feghouli, Nathan Holland, Ashley Fletcher.

Goals: Sofiane Feghouli 27 Andre Ayew 72                .

Booked: James Collins  Manuel Lanzini         .

Sent Off: None sent off.     .

Fulham

Button, Fredericks (Opoku 75), Sigurdsson (Ream 23), Djalo, Opoku (Sessegnon 46), Cisse (McDonald 46), Piazon (Aluko 75), Edun, Aluko (O'Reilly 46), Woodrow, Ayite (Cisse 75).

Substitutes:  .

Subs not used: Rodak, Johansen.

Goals: Sessegnon (81).

Booked: .

Sent Off: None sent off.

 
Staff Writer's Man of the Match: Sofiane Feghouli


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