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Match Previews

West Ham v Albion match preview

1 January 2018

ALBION will be looking to start the New Year with a bang when they take on West Ham at the London Stadium on Tuesday (ko 7.45pm).

The opposition  

West Ham currently sit one place above the Baggies in 18th place having accumulated 18 points from their 20 games so far this season.

They replaced former manager Slaven Bilic with ex-Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes back in early November, and he’s won two, drawn three and lost four of his nine Premier League matches so far.

Their last fixture was a dramatic 3-3 draw with Bournemouth on Boxing Day when they were denied victory by a controversial Callum Wilson goal in the 93rd minute.

Last time out 

The most recent game between the two teams was back in September when they played out a 0-0 draw at The Hawthorns.

Our last visit to the London Stadium was in February when we drew 2-2 courtesy of Gareth McAuley’s 94th minute equaliser.

McAuley celebrates scoring in last season's encounter



  • The Baggies have lost just one of their last seven matches against West Ham.
  • Following on from the result against Arsenal, Albion have now drawn the most matches in the PL so far this season (10).
  • McAuley will make his 200th Premier League appearance for the Club if he plays any part of the game against West Ham.

West Ham

  • The Hammers have drawn four home games in a row against Albion.
  • Marko Arnautovic has netted five goals in his past five PL games, as many as he managed in his previous 38.
  • West Ham have picked up eight points in their past five PL matches, one more than they managed in their previous 11 in the competition.

From the archive

Here are the highlights from our 2-2 draw with West Ham last season.

Head to head

The head-to-head record makes for good reading if you’re an Albion fan.

The Baggies have won 40, drawn 25 and lost 38 of the 103 meetings between the sides.

Man in the middle

Mike Jones will be the referee for the game, and he’ll be assisted by Simon Beck and Andy Garratt - with Neil Swarbrick as the fourth official.

Jones has officiated Albion on three occasions so far this season; the 2-1 loss to Man City in September, the 3-2 defeat to Man City in the League Cup in October and the 1-1 draw at Spurs back in November.

Ticket news

Seats are now on general sale online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or over the phone at 0121 227 2227.

Tickets are priced £30 adults and £25 U21s/U16s and over-65s.

Coach travel, leaving Kidderminster at 1.30pm, Stourbridge and Lye at 1.45pm and The Hawthorns at 2.30pm, is available for £16.

Follow the game

Comprehensive coverage of the clash with West Ham is available in our Match Centre, where you can listen to free live commentary on WBA Radio or follow our live text feed.

WBA Radio is the only service that allows Baggies fans around the world - from Smethwick to the Sahara - access to uninterrupted live commentaries from every one of our competitive games. Join Gez Mulholland and Dave Bowler for Baggies-biased live commentary on Tuesday.

You’ll also be able to find score updates on the club's social media channels.

Twitter - @WBA

Facebook - West Bromwich Albion

Instagram - wba

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Match Reports

West Ham United 2 Albion 1

2 January 2018

ALBION suffered last-gasp heartache in the opening game of 2018 as an Andy Carroll double saw West Ham run out 2-1 winners at the London Stadium.

James McClean's deflected strike from distance, his first goal of the season, handed the Baggies the lead at the break.

Yet Carroll's header on the hour mark levelled matters, before the West Ham striker struck deep into added time to give the Hammers all three points.

McClean, Claudio Yacob, Grzegorz Krychowiak and Salomon Rondon were all recalled as Head Coach Alan Pardew rotated his ranks with just 48 hours' rest from the New Year's Eve draw against Arsenal.

Yet Albion suffered a blow pre-match as Matt Phillips, due to start, was withdrawn due to precautionary measures having reported a tight hamstring in the warm-up, to be replaced by Jake Livermore.

It was fit-again Rondon who lofted Albion's first opening on to the roof of the net after 13 minutes with Adrian caught off his line.

Manuel Lanzini drew a strong save from Ben Foster before McClean and Jay Rodriguez both tried their chances from distance at the other end.

It was second time lucky for McClean on the half hour as he drove forward to the edge of the penalty area, cut inside on to his left foot and saw his strike flick off Angelo Ogbonna before looping over Adrian and into the top corner.

Foster pulled off an even better save to deny Lanzini again before blocking at close range from Cheikhou Kouyate, while Jonny Evans almost poked home a second for the Baggies just before half-time.

Carroll fired off target from six yards at the start of the second half but he made no mistake on the hour, rising high to head home from Aaron Cresswell's ball into the box.

Foster produced another fine save to deny Marko Arnautovic, with Pardew turning to Hal Robson-Kanu and Oliver Burke off the bench.

Burke's pace saw him race clear only to be denied by Ogbonna's block while Adrian tipped over from Craig Dawson's cross late on.

Burke then saw a volley fizz over the bar as both sides pressed for a winner.

But with the match heading for a stalemate, Carroll popped up at the back post to drill home Arnautovic's over-hit delivery.

ALBION: Foster, Dawson, Hegazi, Evans (c), Gibbs, Krychowiak, Yacob (Barry 83), Rodriguez (Burke 71), Livermore (Robson-Kanu 64), McClean, Rondon.

Subs: Myhill, McAuley, Brunt, Field.

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Ticket News

West Ham ticket update

18 December 2017

TICKETS for Albion’s first game of 2018 are now on general sale.

The Baggies travel to the London Stadium to face West Ham United on Tuesday, January 2 (ko 7.45pm) and have been handed an allocation of 1,272 seats.

Seats are now on general sale online, in person from the East Stand Ticket Office or over the phone at 0121 227 2227.

Tickets are priced £30 adults and £25 U21s/U16s and over-65s.

Coach travel, leaving Kidderminster at 1.30pm, Stourbridge and Lye at 1.45pm and The Hawthorns at 2.30pm, is available for £16.

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