Praise for fans as City sells out

West Ham United Joint-Chairman David Sullivan has thanked Hammers fans for their contribution to the club's strong start on their return to the Barclays Premier League.

All tickets for Saturday's game with Manchester City have now sold out, which is the third consecutive capacity match at the Boleyn Ground. Tickets for the following home matches with Stoke City, Chelsea and Liverpool are also in extremely high demand, meaning it is highly likely that Big Sam's side will have been cheered on by six sell-out Boleyn Ground crowds in a row.

Nearly 4,000 West Ham supporters were loud and proud at the DW Stadium last Saturday to support the Hammers against Wigan Athletic. The noise and passion emanating from the travelling support has become customary at every away game West Ham United have played this season, regardless of the result.

That trend shows no sign of abating, with only 400 tickets left from the Hammers allocation for the game at Newcastle United on Sunday 11 November and all away tickets for the trip to Tottenham Hotspur on 25 November now sold out.

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"The West Ham United fans continue to amaze me every week," Joint Chairman David Sullivan said. "Wherever we are and whoever we are playing they turn out in their thousands. They were magnificent once again at Wigan on Saturday and although the game wasn't going our way, they continued to get behind the team in the second half.

"Our start to the season has exceeded my expectations and our supporters have played a key role in that so on behalf of everyone at the club I want to thank them. They have been behind the team since the minute we kicked-off against Aston Villa and as we now enter our toughest run of fixtures, we will need that support to continue.

"I'm delighted Manchester City has now sold out before kick-off and the £20 Adult ticket offer for Stoke seems to be proving just as popular. Then with Chelsea and Liverpool also expected to sell-out in advance it's highly likely we'll have six back-to-back capacity crowds at the Boleyn Ground. The kind of atmosphere our fans will create will hopefully intimidate the opposition and that is vital if we are to get results against some of the best teams in Europe."

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