Goals and Highlights: West Ham United 1-2 Leicester City


Final-Time:West Ham United 1-2 Leicester City

Poor, poor afternoon for West Ham as they're now six games in a row without a win at the London Stadium.

Leicester, on the other hand, sit in second, four points above Manchester City.

Manuela Pellegrini has seemingly lost the team, and he has to go if the Hammers want to stay up.
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86' Another chance wasted by the Foxes.

Hamza Choudhury received the ball inside the box, but his shot was straight at Issa Diop. 
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84' James Maddison tried his luck from distance, but it was straight at West Ham's keeper.

The Hammers look really deflated and without any faith in their own ability.
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78' Chance for the substitute Albian Ajeti, but the forward hit his flick on straight into Jonny Evans.

West Ham pushing for the equaliser.
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68' Another good chance for Leicester.

Wes Morgan flicked the ball over Masuaku but his volley went straight into Fabiański's hands.
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GOAL!: West Ham United 1-2 Leicester City

56' Great play from Leicester!

Ayoze Perez turned away from Issa Diop and released Gray with a perfect through ball as the Englishman curled the ball past Fabiański.

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49' Arthur Masuaku goes into the booking for a cheap foul on Ayoze just outside the box.

Fuchs' gone low and under the wall but the effort  was comfortable for Fabiański.
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45' We're back underway!

Will West Ham follow through and get another or let themselves down leaving Leicester grasp all three points, or is it going to finish as it is right now?

Tweet us at @VAVEL and let us know!
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Half-Time: West Ham United 1-1 Leicester City

Half time, one-all. Pablo Fornals and Kelechi Iheanacho with the late goals to set the current scoreline.

Poor half from both teams but it's no shock as there have been made 7 and 9 changes to the West Ham and Leicester teams respectively.
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GOAL!: West Ham United 1-1 Leicester City

45' What a brilliant goal!

Great build-up play from Anderson and Fredericks with as the Brazilian put in a great cross towards Fornals who brilliantly converted with a first-time finish into the bottom corner.

And it's all even again.
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44' Chance for West Ham!

Good play from Masuaku to keep the ball in play who laid it off to Rice whose cross found the head of Haller, but the Frenchman's shot just missed the goal.

Much better from the hosts.
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GOAL!: West Ham United 0-1 Leicester City

40' What a disaster from West Ham!

A very deep cross from Justin found Ayoze Perez on the back stick who managed to nudge the ball down to Iheanacho, and the ex-West Ham target nodded the ball into the back of the next from three-yards-out.

Poor from Fabian Balbuena who lost the mark of the Nigerian.
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36' Great counter-attack by the Hammers and even a better cross from Felipe Anderson who looks to have switched to the right-wing, but Declan Rice hasn't managed to trouble Schmeichel with his attempt.
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32' Great cross from Albrighton towards Gray was cut off and cleared by Masuaku.

The Congolese was struggling with an ankle problem a while ago but seems to be ok to continue.
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22' What an effort from Arthur Masuaku!

Sebastien Haller got the ball to the fullback who struck the ball on a volley from 30-yards-out, but Schmeichel managed to clear it away.
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12' SAVED!

Fabiański redeemed himself for the poor mistake and kept the scoreline as goalless.

Gray hasn't looked confident at all coming to strike the ball.

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Fabiański missed the ball and absolutely clattered into Kelechi Iheanacho.

Demarai Gray will take the spot-kick...
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8' First corner of the game was taken by Manuel Lanzini, but his delivery was a bit too far for Fabian Balbuena who couldn't properly direct his header.
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4' Marc Albrighton got the first chance of the game with a half-volley, but put it straight into Łukasz Fabiański's hands.
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1' Kick-off!

Leicester City gets the game underway.
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Just under five minutes until the kick-off and the teams are being led onto the pitch by David Coote.

Both teams are in their home kits. West Ham in claret and blue, Leicester in light blue.
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Talking team news

Heavy rotations in both teams as both Manuel Pellegrini and Brendan Rodgers decided to prevent their players from getting overly tired throughout the festive season with three games played in six days.

But despite the rotations, West Ham's lineup is much stronger as it involves most first-team players who are returning from injuries or suspensions such as Issa Diop, Ryan Fredericks, Łukasz Fabiański, Felipe Anderson and Manuel Lanzini.

On the other hand, Leicester have fielded mostly fringe players like James Justin, Wes Morgan, Kelechi Iheanacho, Christian Fuchs and Marc Albrighton which might prove costly.
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Leicester City: Starting XI

Schmeichel, Justin, Morgan, Evans, Fuchs, Mendy, Choudhury, Gray, Albrighton, Perez, Iheanacho.
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West Ham United: Starting XI

Fabianski, Fredericks, Balbuena, Diop, Masuaku, Rice, Sanchez, Fornals, Anderson, Lanzini, Haller.
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Stay tuned

That's it for now, but live commentary will resume around one hour before kick-off as we bring you the team news.
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Leicester City team news

Matty James is still the only absentee, although Brendan Rodgers could rest some key players amid a very concentrated schedule.
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West Ham team news

Winston Reid and Jack Wilshere remain sidelined but Łukasz Fabiański and David Martin are back and reportedly fit enough to play.

Aaron Cresswell is out with a yellow-card suspension and is likely to be replaced by Arthur Masuaku.
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Leicester City's form

In their previous two games, Leicester had to face the best two English sides in Manchester City and Liverpool FC, losing both. Despite that, their record has been fantastic and has been a great part thanks to Jamie Vardy's form.

In their previous match, the Foxes lost 0-4 to league leaders Liverpool.

Leicester currently sit second in the Premier League table.
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West Ham's form

West Ham are sitting only one point above the relegation zone and face a very tough test which might see them drop below the line.

In their previous match, the Hammers fell short losing 2-1 to Crystal Palace, with Robert Snodgrass scoring their only goal.

West Ham currently sit 17th in the Premier League table.
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This will be West Ham's second game in two days after a two-week break as their last week's game against Liverpool has been rescheduled for late January 2020.
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The West Ham United vs Leicester City match will be played at the London Stadium in London, England. The kick-off is scheduled at 5:30 GMT.
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Hello and welcome to VAVEL UK's live text commentary of this matchday 19 fixture in the Premier League: West Ham United vs Leicester City. Stay tuned for a pre-game analysis followed by live updates when the match kicks off at 5:30 GMT.
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