West Ham United
West Ham United

Tomas Soucek 91'

1
-
0
Fulham
Fulham
0
15
30
45
60
75
90
WES
V
FUL
Yellow (56')
Angelo Ogbonna
Substitution (63')
Sub-on: Angelo Ogbonna
Sub-off: Issa Diop
Substitution (72')
Sub-on: Pablo Fornals
Sub-off: Saïd Benrahma
Substitution (72')
Sub-on: Jarrod Bowen
Sub-off: Manuel Lanzini
Goal (91')
Scorer: Tomas Soucek
Yellow (98')
Issa Diop
Yellow (55')
Aleksandar Mitrovic
Substitution (83')
Sub-on: Bobby De Cordova-Reid
Sub-off: Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Yellow (88')
Ruben Loftus-Cheek
Substitution (93')
Sub-on: André-Frank Zambo Anguissa
Sub-off: Ivan Cavaleiro
Possession
53.0 %
47.0 %
Shots (On Target)
7
3
Shots (Off Target)
9
10
Corners
9
5
Crosses
33
19
Clearances
18
24
Yellow Cards
2
2
Red Cards
0
0
West Ham United
Fulham
Possession
53.0%
47.0%
Shots (On Target)
7
3
Shots (Off Target)
9
10
Corners
9
5
Crosses
33
19
Clearances
18
24
Yellow Cards
2
2
Red Cards
0
0
West Ham United
Fulham
West Ham United
3-4-3
1
21
26
3
5
4
28
18
41
20
22
7
24
10
23
11
9
35
Man. David Moyes
1 Lukasz Fabianski
21 Angelo Ogbonna
26 Arthur Masuaku
3 Aaron Cresswell
5 Vladimir Coufal
4 Fabián Balbuena
28 Tomas Soucek
18 Pablo Fornals
41 Declan Rice
20 Jarrod Bowen
22 Sébastien Haller
Substitutions
7 Andriy Yarmolenko
24 Ryan Fredericks
10 Manuel Lanzini
23 Issa Diop
11 Robert Snodgrass
9 Saïd Benrahma
35 Darren Randolph
Possession %
53
47
Duels Won
49
53
Aerial Duels Won
23
23
Interceptions
14
5
Offsides
3
2
Corners
9
5
Fulham
4-2-3-1
1
33
16
5
34
14
29
19
21
10
9
17
23
13
3
7
12
15
Scott Parker Man.
Alphonse Areola 1
Antonee Robinson 33
Tosin Adarabioyo 16
Joachim Andersen 5
Ola Aina 34
Bobby De Cordova-Reid 14
André-Frank Zambo Anguissa 29
Ademola Lookman 19
Harrison Reed 21
Tom Cairney 10
Aleksandar Mitrovic 9
Substitutions
Ivan Cavaleiro 17
Joe Bryan 23
Tim Ream 13
Michael Hector 3
Neeskens Kebano 7
Marek Rodák 12
Ruben Loftus-Cheek 15
Player Comparison

 Tomas Soucek scores the winner against Fulham


West Ham United 1-0 Fulham
Premier League

Tomas Soucek’s injury time goal and Lukasz Fabianski’s even later penalty save gave West Ham United a hard-fought, dramatic 1-0 victory over Fulham on Saturday evening.

Dramatic wasn’t the word that looked likely to describe the contest as it entered stoppage time, but there was action at both ends before the points were secured.

There didn’t look any way back for Fulham when Soucek netted, after being teed up by Said Benrahma in the first minute of added time, but then, with the last kick of the game, Benrahma was involved in the other box, fouling Tom Cairney as Fulham sensed a lifeline.

To the Hammers’ relief, Ademola Lookman made a complete hash of the penalty, attempting a Panenka but neglecting to direct the ball away from Fabianski, who made the simplest of saves to send West Ham into the international break on a high.

The Hammers made a lightning-fast start and were unfortunate not to move in front four times inside the first five minutes.

Arthur Masuaku was first to go close, seeing his shot hit Ola Aina on the line after Pablo Fornals’ cross squirmed through the six-yard box, before the ball fell to Aaron Cresswell on the edge of the box, and his left-footed strike wobbled in the air and needed a save from Alphonse Areola.

Jarrod Bowen was next to warm Areola’s fingertips, catching a left-footed volley sweetly from just outside the area.

Then, from the resulting fifth minute corner, Sebastien Haller came closest of all, rising high to plant a firm header towards goal which struck the top of the crossbar on the way over.

The Hammers looked in the mood, but Fulham survived that early onslaught and felt their way into the game, with their neat, controlled possession working the visitors into dangerous areas.

The Cottagers did find their route to goal blocked by some disciplined Hammers defending, however, and their best chance before the break fell to Aleksandar Mitrovic, who nodded wide of the left-hand post after Cairney swung over an inviting cross for the Serb midway through the half.

West Ham were limited in their chances themselves after that opening salvo, but they were mere inches again from breaking the deadlock right at the start of the second period.

This time Cresswell was the unfortunate player as his free-kick from 20 yards fizzed against the top of the bar with Areola beaten.

Fulham replied with a brace of chances midway through the half. Lookman fired a free-kick into Fabianski’s grasp from the edge of the box, and then Bobby De Cordova-Reid got the better of Masuaku and fired towards the far post, but Fabianski got down smartly to make the save.

David Moyes introduced Benrahma and Manuel Lanzini from the bench as he searched for the key to unlock the Fulham defence, and the former’s twinkle-toes almost found it in the final minute. The shooting angle was against him though, and Areola stood tall at the near post to save twice from the Algerian.

Improbably, that was just the start of the drama.

As the clock ticked over the 90, and with four minutes of added time signalled, the Hammers took the lead. Benrahma was involved, taking the ball down inside the area and laying off for Soucek to steer a right-footed shot beyond Areola and into the net.

There was still time for one final twist, or so it seemed. In the final minute of those four, Benrahma was penalised, after a VAR check, for a foul on Cairney inside the area.

Lookman stepped up and was too cute with his spot kick, trying to dink the ball home to earn his side a point. Fortunately for the Hammers, his effort was a woeful one, barely possessing the power to reach the goal and Fabianski had the simple task of making the save.

West Ham United: Fabianski, Coufal, Balbuena, Ogbonna (Diop 63), Cresswell, Masuaku, Bowen (Lanzini 72), Rice, Soucek, Fornals (Benrahma 72), Haller
Subs: Randolph, Fredericks, Snodgrass, Yarmolenko

Goal: Soucek 90+1

Booked: Ogbonna, Diop

Fulham: Areola, Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Robinson, Anguissa (Cavaleiro 90+3), Reed, De Cordova-Reid (Loftus-Cheek 83), Cairney, Lookman, Mitrovic
Subs: Rodak, Hector, Ream, Kebano, Bryan

Booked: Mitrovic, Loftus-Cheek

Referee: Robert Jones