Premier League

  • M. Antonio 5’
  • M. Antonio 33’
  • 41’ O. Ighalo
  • 45’ T. Deeney
  • 53’ E. Capoue
  • 53’ Etienne Capoue
  • 63’ J. Holebas
  • 63’ José Holebas
0 Extra Time 0
2 Full Time 4
2 Half Time 2
Premier League
London Stadium
Attendance 56,974


    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      That's the final whistle... What a game!
    • 45'
      G T. Deeney Assist D. Payet
    • 45'
      IT'S 2-2! Deeney with the equalising goal for Watford! Collins and Adrian fail to deal with a simple ball over the top, a severe lack of communication sees the ball end up at Deeney's feet and from a tight angle the Watford skipper chips the ball into the back of the net to pull the visitors level.
    • 90'
      Free-kick in a dangerous position for Watford. Can they grab a fifth goal?! Success tries to take on the Hammers defence all by himself but the Hammers clear.
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      That's all for today folks. Enjoy the rest of your day!
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      Watford's victory moves them up to 10th position, whilst West Ham drop to 17th spot. Hammers boss Slaven Bilic will be wondering where it all went wrong for his side today.
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      A terrific game between West Ham and Watford sees the visitors clinch all three points, after being 2-0 down after 30 minutes. The Hammers led 2-0 thanks to two goals from Antonio, but a deflected Ighalo strike and a chip from Deeney after a defensive mix-up saw Watford hit back and it was 2-2 at ha
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      The teams are back out for the second half. Will it be another thrilling 45 minutes of football?!
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      What a first half of football, it had it all! West Ham will be wondering how they have managed to let Watford back into this game. They led 2-0 thanks to two headed goals from Antonio, but a deflected Ighalo strike and a chip from Deeney after a defensive mix-up have seen Watford hit back.
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      The players are out here, kick-off just moments away...
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      MATCH FACT: West Ham have won 11 of their last 13 home league meetings with Watford (D1 L1), though that one defeat came in the Premier League in February 2007 (0-1). Watford's 1-0 win that day is their only clean sheet in 17 league visits to West Ham.
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      TEAM NEWS: Four changes for Watford. Cathcart, Britos, Janmaat & Pereyra for Kabasele, Prödl, Amrabat & Guedioura. However, the Hornets are without recent new signings Adrian Mariappa and Kenedy.
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      TEAM NEWS: France midfielder Dimitri Payet starts for the the first time this season after recovering from a thigh injury, while new signing Simone Zaza also plays, as does playmaker Manuel Lanzini. However, Sofiane Feghouli is still not fit enough to feature, although Havard Nordtveit has recovered
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      SUBS: Pantilimon (GK), Prödl, Zuniga, Watson, Guedioura, Success, Okaka.
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      WATFORD (3-5-2): Gomes (GK); Cathcart, Kaboul, Britos; Janmaat, Capoue, Pereyra, Behrami, Holebas; Deeney (c), Ighalo.
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      SUBS: Randolph, Nordtveit, Obiang, Tore, Ogbonna, Fletcher, Calleri
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      WEST HAM (4-2-3-1): Adrian; Byram, Collins, Reid, Masuaku; Noble (C), Kouyate; Antonio, Lanzini, Payet; Zaza
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      Watford are yet to win a Premier League game so far this season, they have one point which they gained on the opening day against Southampton, defeats against Chelsea and Arsenal sees them sit in 18th spot.
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      The Hammers suffered a 3-1 defeat to Manchester City last time out and they will be eager to get back to winning ways at home today after a inconsistent start to the season. The hosts beat Bournemouth 1-0 in August but have suffered defeats against Chelsea and Man City, which sees them sit 12th in t
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      Good afternoon and welcome to our LIVE match commentary of today's Premier League clash between West Ham United and Watford at the Olympic Stadium.
    • 1'
      CHANCE! West Ham almost open up the scoring immediately! Zaza's spectacular overhead kick sends Antonio away and he beats his defender but his shot is well saved by Gomes. The ball then goes loose in the area, the rebound falls to the returning Payet and his deflected effort is also saved by the Bra
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      HERE WE GO! Watford get us underway...
    • 3'
      Ighalo has a good chance for Watford, he beats his defender, cuts inside and fires a shot at Adrian in the Hammers net but he has dragged his shot narrowly wide of the goal. End to end here so far!
    • 5'
      G M. Antonio Assist D. Payet
    • 5'
      WEST HAM GOAL! Michail Antonio sees his header beat Gomes in the Watford goal from Payet's corner. Antonio was up high in the six-yard box to head past Gomes, albeit with the help of a slight deflection for his fifth goal in his last six league games.
    • 5'
      Payet with the delivery from a corner.
    • 8'
      West Ham almost gifted another goal! Janmaat is very lucky, Antonio fires in from the right and the ball somehow finds its way across the six-yard box and Janmaat smacks the ball against his own post and goes wide. It was a nervy moment for the Watford defender then.
    • 9'
      Ighalo with another chance for Watford! Watford should be level as new boy Pereyra is slipped through on goal and picks out Ighalo, who somehow misses the target from six yards out.
    • 11'
      Yet another Ighalo chance! Pereyra once again beats his man down the right hand side and lays the ball back for Ighalo but he can only strike the ball straight at Adrian, the rebound falls to Behrami who shoots just over the bar. Anywhere else from Ighalo and that would have been an equalising goal!
    • 12'
      First booking of the game goes to Zaza.
    • 15'
      An entertaining opening 15 minutes so far here at the Olympic Stadium. Both teams having great chances to score but so far it is West Ham that have made the chances count.
    • 17'
      Antonio looks full of confidence here. Watford give the forward far too much space on the edge of the box and Antonio fires a shot at goal which goes high and wide.
    • 19'
      The hosts are now starting to stamp their authority on this game. Payet, Zaza, Lanzini and Antonio are linking up well and look dangerous every time they get close to the Watford goal.
    • 20'
      Zaza picks out Lanzini on the edge of the box who tries an outrageous Rabona that goes just wide of the Watford goal, if that had gone in the back of the net for what would have surely been a Goal of the Season contender!
    • 23'
      Free-kick to the Hammers in a very dangerous position. Noble is blatantly brought down and this is well in Payet range!
    • 24'
      Payet's free-kick strikes the wall and Watford breathe a sigh of relief! That was a good opportunity for the Hammers.
    • 25'
      Payet's assist for the West Ham goal was his 13th PL assist since the start of last season, only Mesut Ozil with 19 has provided more.
    • 28'
      West Ham fans are loving this display from their team so far, they are up on their feet cheering on their team.
    • 30'
      Slight break in play here as Kouyate currently down on the pitch receiving treatment after a heavy fall, but looks like he will be ok to carry on.
    • 31'
      Great defending from Kaboul to deny Antonio! The West Ham man breaks down the right hand side once again and attempts to cut back instead but Kaboul stands his ground, forces him out wide and prevents any shot on target.
    • 33'
      G M. Antonio Assist D. Payet
    • 33'
      ANTONIO AGAIN! It is magnificent football from Payet to create this goal. He shows his skills and beats his defender before putting in a beautiful inch-perfect cross with an outrageous Rabona straight on to Antonio's head and he simply cannot miss from three yards out.
    • 34'
      Payet is well and truely back for West Ham! The West Ham fans see a replay of the goal and sound their appreciation for the French international.
    • 37'
      There could be a lot more goals still to come in this game. When they have been able to venture forward Watford have looked dangerous but every time the Hammers head towards Watford's goal they look like they're going to score. Could Antonio seal his hat-trick?!
    • 38'
      Michail Antonio has now scored a league-high 10 headed goals since the start of last season!
    • 41'
      G O. Ighalo Assist D. Payet
    • 41'
      WATFORD PULL ONE BACK! IGHALO reduces the deficit to just one goal. He is allowed time and space to run at Sam Byram down the left and the right-back doesn't get close enough to the striker and allows him to cut inside, his low shot is then deflected off Collins which wrong-foots Adrian and goes int
    • 41'
      Watford need to start keeping possession of the ball for longer periods of time if they are to get back into this game. Ighalo and Pereyra still look dangerous going forward.
    • 42'
      Behrami is the first Watford player to go into the referee's book.
    • 45'
      Two minutes to be added on here...
    • 46'
      The Hammers get us underway...
    • 49'
      More trickery from Ighalo on the edge of the box, but his shot is just too high and doesn't trouble Adrian but it is an early warning for West Ham.
    • 50'
      Payet and Lanzini look keen so far in this second half. They are constantly switching positions and creating problems for Watford's back line.
    • 51'
      Holebas swings in a cross from the left for Watford only for Reid to very nearly score a spectacular headed own goal but the ball just misses the far post and goes behind for a corner. Close for Watford! However, nothing comes from the corner and West Ham clear.
    • 53'
      G E. Capoue Assist D. Payet
    • 53'
      WHAT A COMEBACK! Capoue volleys home to give Watford the lead! Pereyra chipped the ball into the box, Ighalo misses it but the ball falls to Capoue at the far post and he blasts a half volley past Adrian at his near post for his third goal in four games.
    • 53'
      G Etienne Capoue
    • 56'
      Some game here at the Olympic Stadium! The West Ham fans can't quite believe what they are seeing at the moment. Watford supporters are jubilant and deservedly so!
    • 58'
      FACT: Since their return to the Premier League last season, Ighalo (16) and Deeney (14) have scored two-thirds of Watford's 45 PL goals. What a partnership!
    • 59'
      Since going two-nil down Watford have looked a different team and the Hammers look shocked to now be losing. The visitors are full of confidence as they look to build on their lead.
    • 61'
      Free-kick in a dangerous position for West Ham. Payet stands over the ball. Payet lays the ball off to Noble who slices his shot wide and after a brief play in the box it goes out for a goal kick to Watford.
    • 63'
      G J. Holebas Assist D. Payet
    • 63'
      WATFORD AGAIN! Holebas scores the visitors fourth goal to give them a 4-2 lead after trailing 2-0! Surely the comeback is now well and truly complete. Ighalo works himself some space down the right-hand side and pulls the ball back to Holebas who is waiting on the edge of the box and his well-struck
    • 63'
      CHANCE! Watford almost grab a fourth! Janmaat has a shot brilliantly saved by Adrian but the ball is still loose and Watford look dangerous.
    • 63'
      G José Holebas
    • 66'
      Hammers fan can't believe their eyes! Surely Bilic needs to make a change soon in an attempt to turn this game around.
    • 69'
      SI I. Success SO D. Payet
    • 69'
      SI J. Calleri SO D. Payet
    • 69'
      West Ham also make a substitution with Jonathan Calleri replacing Mark Noble.
    • 69'
      First substitution of the game is a Watford one as Ighalo is replaced by Success.
    • 69'
      SI Jonathan Calleri SO Mark Noble
    • 69'
      SI Isaac Success SO Odion Ighalo
    • 70'
      West Ham are struggling for ideas going forward at the moment, they are enjoying the majority of possession but Watford look comfortable in dealing whatever the hosts throw at them.
    • 73'
      Whilst Watford look like they could score every time they go forward! Success skins Collins on the left-hand edge of the box, only for Adrian to race off his line in time to make an excellent smothering block and keep West Ham in the game.
    • 74'
      The stadium is very quiet now, only the small pocket of Watford fans can be heard.
    • 77'
      SI A. Fletcher SO D. Payet
    • 77'
      Zaza is replaced by Ashley Fletcher. Can he get the Hammers back into the game?
    • 77'
      SI Ashley Fletcher SO Simone Zaza
    • 78'
      SI S. Okaka SO D. Payet
    • 78'
      Watford skipper Troy Deeney is replaced by Okaka.
    • 78'
      SI Stefano Okaka SO Troy Deeney
    • 79'
      Watford have a goal disallowed for offside! Kaboul's header from a corner is heading towards the goal and is deflected into the back of the net by Okaka but he is flagged offside.
    • 82'
      SI S. Prödl SO D. Payet
    • 82'
      Final Watford substitution sees Younes Kaboul replaced by Sebastian Prödl.
    • 82'
      SI Sebastian Prödl SO Younes Kaboul
    • 84'
      Byram gets cautioned for a high boot on Success.
    • 84'
      West Ham are going to need to grab a goal very soon if they are to stand any chance of coming away from the game with any points. As it looks like Watford have gone to a back five for the closing stages.
    • 84'
      YC Sam Byram
    • 85'
      SI G. Töre SO D. Payet
    • 85'
      Third and final substitution by West Ham as Sam Byram is replaced by Gökhan Töre.
    • 85'
      SI Gökhan Töre SO Sam Byram
    • 86'
      Okaka is shown a yellow card.
    • 86'
      YC Stefano Okaka
    • 88'
      The Olympic Stadium is quickly emptying now, with the Watford supporters sensing that they are close to securing the win.
    • 90'
      Watford will have to play the remaining few minutes with only 10 men after substitute Okaka limps off with what looks like a hamstring injury.
    • 90'
      Four minutes of extra time to be played here...

    Line Up




    David Moyes
    Vladimir Ivic



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 10 15
    Yellow Cards 2 2
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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