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West Ham Utd 2-3 Juventus


Filed: Sunday, 7th August 2016
By: Staff Writer


West Ham succumbed to defeat in their final match of pre-season against Italian champions Juventus at the Olympic Stadium this afternoon.

Slaven Bilic's side went down 3-2 to a late Simone Zaza effort at the end of a lively encounter in front of a full house of 54,000 - despite having previously fought back from two goals behind after a slow start.

And key to West Ham's recovery was striker Andy Carroll, who looked in fine form as his two headers cancelled out first half goals for the visitors.




Juve opened the scoring on 18 minutes, no more than 30 seconds after Enner Valencia had beaten Gianluigi Buffon but not the woodwork. A quick counter attack resulted in Mario Mandzukic nodding a deep cross back towards Dybala, who finished with ease.

Still reeling from conceding that one, West Ham found themselves in double trouble less than three minutes later. This time the energetic Dybala fed Mandzukic with a low pass and the Croatian international fired home from inside the box.

There were no more goals prior to the half time interval but it took West Ham just five minutes to halve the deficit in the second half. Sam Byram, playing at left back again, centred for Carroll; his header was initially saved but bundled over the line by the striker, following up.




Just as Juve scored two quick goals in the first period, Caroll repeated the feat when he made it 2-2 on 52 minutes. Mark Noble's free kick was firmly planted in the back of the net by the #9, who rose above three defenders to get to the ball first.

But the visitors were to have the last word with just eight minutes remaining. Simone Zaza, who was left a bit of a laughing stock after his missed penalty in Euro 16 latched on to a long through ball to fire beyond Adrian and win the Betway Cup for Juventus.





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