As it happened: West Ham 2-1 Aston Villa 
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22:562 years ago

Full time:West Ham 2-1 Villa

Harsh on Villa tonight, however, they had their chances in the game, with Trezeguet and Watkins missing golden opportunities! 

For David Moyes, he will be thankful the game is over, but his side took their chances and came away with all three points, and the first time they have won three consecutive games under Moyes!

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VAR has ruled with an iron first! 

Watkins' shoulder was offside. 

Very harsh! 

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GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL - Watkins!!! West Ham 2-2 Villa

Watkins redeems himself! 

However, no, VAR!

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Added time

There will be five minutes of added time!
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88' West Ham 2-1 Villa

Traoré lets rip from range, but his shot is gathered by Fabianski. 
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88' West Ham 2-1 Villa

Last chance saloon for Villa. 
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10 minutes to go!

Will Villa find the equaliser? Or will they rue the missed chances
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73' West Ham 2-1 Villa

Watkins hits the bar! 
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73' West Ham 2-1 Villa

Watkins to take!
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70' West Ham 2-1 Villa

Penalty Villa!
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60' West Ham 2-1 Villa

The resulting corner leads to a Villa break! 

Grealish plays an exquisite ball to Watkins, who drills the ball along the face of the box to Trezeguet. 

The forward however, fired his shot straight at Fabianski!

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60' West Ham 2-1 Villa

Corner for West Ham...
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53' West Ham 2-1 Villa

Fornals booked for a questionable foul on Grealish. 
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West Ham 2-1 Villa - Bowen


What a substitution from David Moyes.

Benrahma instantly makes an impact, sending in a sweet cross for Bowen to glance past Matinez! 

West ham lead!

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Fresh faces

A couple of changes for West Ham. 

Benrahma and Haller replace Antonio and Fornals. 

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Second half!

Villa get us underway!
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Half time: West Ham 1-1 Villa

Great half of football at the London Stadium, but who is willing to go the extra mile for all three points? 

We will find out in the second half. 

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44' West Ham 1-1 Villa

Headed clear by Konsa.
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44' West Ham 1-1 Villa

Bowen's shot is deflected for a corner. 


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42' West Ham 1-1 Villa

Into the side netting!
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42' West Ham 1-1 Villa

Free kick on the edge of the box again for Villa. 

Hourihane and Grealish are lining up to shot. 

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37' West Ham 1-1 Villa

So close from Ollie Watkins!


Trezeguet chests it down to Watkins in the box and he sends his volley just wide of the post! 

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35' West Ham 1-1 Villa

Very little has happened in the last 10 minutes. Both sides having a small flurry of chances. 
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25' West Ham 1-1 Villa - Grealish

Game on! 

Grealish had the freedom of the West Ham defence, and hammered a shot from 25-yards which takes a wicked deflection of Ogbonna.

But, Villa won't care!

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20' West Ham 1-0 Villa

Hourihane forces a smart save from Fabianski, who palms it out for a corner. 

Corner comes to nothing. 

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20' West Ham 1-0 Villa

Free kick Villa in a dangerous position. 

Cresswell fouled Trezeguet on the edge of the box. 

Hourihane to take...

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17' West Ham 1-0 Villa

Resulting corner leads to Konsa just heading over the bar. Villa growing into the game. 
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17' West Ham 1-0 Villa

First real chance for Villa. 

Trezeguet fires a shot off Ogbonna and out for a corner. 

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14' West Ham 1-0 Villa

West Ham boss, David Moyes, is unbeaten in eight against Villa, and he has recorded The Hammers' best start to a league campaign in five years. 
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7' West Ham 1-0 Villa

Villa finally getting their foot on the ball and trying to carve out an opportunity past the stubborn West Ham defence. 
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2' West Ham 1-0 Villa

Fantastic start from West Ham! 

Ogbonna leapt highest from a corner, out jumping Matt Targett and planting his header past Martinez! 

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1' West Ham 1-0 Villa - Ogbonna

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1' West Ham 0-0 Villa

Kick off! West Ham get us underway!
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A moment of applause

For the late greats, Papa Bouba Diop and Diego Armando Maradona.
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Here we go!

Both sides make their way out onto the London Stadium pitch. Kick-off moments away!
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Kick-off fast approaching!

10 minutes to kick off!
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150 not out!


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West Ham: Starting XI


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Villa: Starting XI


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Monday Night Football


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Last meeting

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Vavel's prediction

Courtesy of VAVEL UK's Jonny Bentley: 

West Ham are a team on the up. What’s particularly impressive is how they have transitioned from battling performances against the so-called bigger teams to professional displays against bottom-half outfits. The Hammers have pulled off some impressive results over recent years but their mentality was often in question against teams in and around them. David Moyes has instilled a level of integrity into his players. If you can perform against Tottenham then why can’t you perform against Sheffield United? 

Aston Villa are an exciting yoyo. For a non-European outfit, they have an embarrassment of riches in attack but an early injury to Ross Barkley was particularly damaging against Brighton. Jack Grealish’s performance levels dropped and Villa collectively looked as though they had lost a major cog in their attacking wheel. 

This could be a game decided by discipline and Moyes is instilling that into his group of players. This season, their consistency levels have been excellent after a shaky start. Villa has more thrills than West Ham but they don’t seem to have that same level of discipline. 

Prediction: 1-0

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Pre-match comments: Dean Smith

“In general this season we’ve been very well organised, there’s a really good work-ethic and team spirit there."

“I think all those ingredients get the performances we desire.”

“You look at results, and with the exception of the Leeds game, I thought Leeds were better than us on the day, we played a typical Leeds game and went toe-to-toe with them and they were better than us at that."

“I found the Southampton game a bit of a freak result with three set-pieces and a 25-yarder into the top corner, which very rarely happens."

“And then we’ve had the Brighton game, which is the one which has probably disappointed me the most without the ball."

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Pre-match comments: David Moyes


"I'm just hoping that we can continue our good form. I think we've been good at creating chances. One of the big things was to try and improve defensively, keep clean sheets, and thankfully we're showing that side of our game as well. To score goals against Leicester, Wolves and Tottenham shows we've got that capability as well."

"We've had a lot of confidence from the start. We've felt like we're improving. I see it daily in training and with that victories have come and we've got some points from it."

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Predicted line-up - Aston Villa

Martinez; Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett; McGinn, Luiz, Hourihane; Trezeguet, Watkins, Grealish.
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Predicted line-up - West Ham

Fabianski; Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Coufal, Rice, Soucek, Masuaku; Bowen, Haller, Fornals.
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Team news - Aston Villa

Dean Smith will have to make do without Ross Barkley, who suffered a hamstring injury in the early minutes of against Brighton.

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Team news - West Ham

David Moyes will still be without forward, Michail Antonio, who is recovering from a hamstring injury. 

Andriy Yarmolenko is expected to be back in the matchday squad after retuning from testing positive for COVID-19. 

There will be a selection headache for Moyes, who will have to choose between Pablo Fornals and Said Benrahma

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West Ham hoping to continue impressive run

At the start of the season, West Ham were in disarray, a club that were touted by many to be a main candidate for relegation. 

However, a 3-0 win over Leicester breathed life into their campaign. 

In addition to picking up fantastic results against Spurs and Manchester City, and important wins over Sheffield United and Fulham; David Moyes will be hoping they can build momentum this evening. 

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Villa looking to bounce back

Dean Smith's side will be looking to return to winning ways following a disappointing 2-1 loss to Brighton. 

Their impressive start to the season, including an historic 7-2 victory over Liverpool, has been somewhat halted.

Villa have lost three out of their last four, and will be hoping to pick up pace against West Ham for their potential Europa League charge. 

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Kick-off time

West Ham United vs Aston Villa will be played at The London Stadium; London, England.

The kick-off is scheduled at 20:00 GMT. 

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