As it happened: West Ham United 3-2 Leicester City
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16:122 months ago

FINAL-TIME: West Ham 3-2 Leicester City

Well, that is a massive let-off.

Never wanted to hear the sound of a whistle so bad since... Monday?

A brace from Jesse Lingard and a Jarrod Bowen strike put West Ham ahead. Kelechi Iheanacho tried bringing his side back into the game, but his two goals weren't enough to complete a comeback.

West Ham move into fourth, just one point behind Leicester. The end of the season is going to be a very interesting one.
15:592 months ago

GOAL: West Ham 3-2 Leicester City

Uh oh.

Iheanacho with a brace as Leicester are looking to complete their comeback deep into the stoppage time.

West Ham, please don't do it.
15:502 months ago
84' Double substitution from West Ham.

Ben Johnson is on for Mark Noble and Said Benrahma replaced Jarrod Bowen.

Two great performances.
15:482 months ago
79' What a stop that is!

Tielemans with a perfect ball towards Ricardo Pereira who was through on goal and looking to round Fabiański, but the Polish international managed to get the ball off him with his fingertips!

Game saving, for sure.
15:372 months ago

GOAL: West Ham 3-1 Leicester City

Leicester have one back through Kelechi Iheanacho.

A fantastic strike from the Nigerian left Fabiański with no chance.
15:292 months ago

Jesse Lingard heatmap

15:262 months ago
61' Wilfried Ndidi with a good chance inside the box, but the midfielder put the ball well over the bar.
15:242 months ago
59' Break in play, Marc Albrighton is on for Denis Praet.
15:202 months ago

NO GOAL: Issa Diop

West Ham were looking as they've scored their fourth of the game, but Diop was fractionally offside.

A fantastic cross from Lingard to feed the defender, but it won't count.
15:182 months ago
53' And we have our second substitution of the game, after Luke Thomas replaced Daniel Amartey at HT.

Aaron Cresswell is off with a hamstring problem. Fabian Balbuena replaces him.
15:152 months ago

GOAL: West Ham 3-0 Leicester City

OH YES! YES, THEY CAN!

Masuaku with a great interception, two quick passes inside from Lingard and Soucek, and Bowen was there to finish!

Appalling defending from Leicester.
15:122 months ago
46' And we're back underway!

Can West Ham keep it going, or are Leicester going to force a comeback?

We'll see very soon.
14:592 months ago

HALF-TIME: West Ham 2-0 Leicester City

Who would've thought?

West Ham look the much better side so far, mainly due to Jesse Lingard, the scorer of both goals.

Is it because of the players unavailable for Leicester, or are the Hammers just this good?

I'll leave it for everyone to decide for themselves.
14:552 months ago

GOAL: West Ham 2-0 Leicester City

RUN IT BACK!

Jesse Lingard with a brace! This man is insane, honestly.

A fantastic ball over the top from Issa Diop found Bowen in acres of space, and the winger fed in Lingard who tapped the ball into an open net.

West Ham looking more than comfortable now.
14:502 months ago
43' Vardy thought he'd won a penalty after a late challenge by Craig Dawson, but the striker was called offside.

A big let-off for the Hammers.
14:462 months ago

You can't stop him

14:382 months ago

GOAL: West Ham 1-0 Leicester City

Jesse Lingard, that is phenomenal!

Great work from Masuaku on the left side, his cross reached Vladimir Coufal on the other side of the box who instantly put it back towards Lingard on the edge of the area, and he finished it with a first-time volley!

As it stands, West Ham are back to fourth.
14:322 months ago
24' Jamie Vardy with a left-footed shot from the edge of the area, but hit it straight at Fabiański.
14:282 months ago
20' Finally, a chance!

Great ball from Arthur Masuaku towards Jarrod Bowen, but the forward didn't reach it properly and crashed into the post.

West Ham coming close.
14:272 months ago
19' There's really not much happening in this game. Both sets of players are making a lot of cheap passing errors in the middle of the pitch.

One corner kick for each of the teams came to nothing.
14:112 months ago
4' Kelechi Iheanacho tried his luck from distance, but Łukasz Fabiański was aware and caught easily.
14:092 months ago

KICK-OFF: West Ham 0-0 Leicester City

And we're underway!

Mike Dean is back at the London Stadium. Let's hope for no controversy today.
13:252 months ago

Mark Noble's achievement

Today's game subsequently marks Mark Noble's 400th Premier League appearance for the Hammers.

Congratulations, Mr West Ham!
13:182 months ago

Leicester City Starting XI

Schmeichel; Amartey, Evans, Fofana; Pereira, Ndidi, Tielemans, Praet, Castagne; Vardy, Iheanacho.
13:142 months ago

West Ham Starting XI

Fabiański; Diop, Dawson, Cresswell; Coufal, Soucek, Noble (C), Masuaku; Lingard, Bowen, Fornals.
17:312 months ago

Where to watch

If you want to watch the game on TV, your options are Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Main Event.

If you can't, the game will be available through the NOW TV pass.

If you want to follow it on the internet, VAVEL UK is your best option!

17:262 months ago

Leicester City predicted lineup

Schmeichel; Albrighton, Fofana, Evans, Amartey, Castagne; Ndidi, Tielemans; Perez; Vardy, Iheanacho.
17:212 months ago

West Ham predicted lineup

Fabiański; Diop, Dawson, Cresswell; Coufal, Soucek, Noble (C), Masuaku; Lingard, Bowen, Fornals.
17:162 months ago

Player to watch

After Jamie Vardy's fitness and form struggles, about which you can read there, Kelechi Iheanacho stepped up to the task of keeping alive Leicester City's European ambitions.

The Nigerian has scored five goals in the last four games, including a hat-trick against Sheffield United, with his performances winning him the EA SPORTS Premier League Player of the Month award for March.

After not contributing in his teams' loss against Man City, the striker will most likely be looking to continue his good run of form.
17:112 months ago

Previous encounters

The head-to-head record looks fairly equal as in the last six meetings between the teams there were two draws, two Hammers' wins and two Foxes' wins.

In their latest meeting, West Ham have comfortably dispatched their opponents' thanks to goals from Michail Antonio, Jarrod Bowen and Pablo Fornals.

17:062 months ago

Current form

The hosts are coming into the game off a nerve-wracking 3-2 away win against Wolverhampton Wanderers. 

On the other hand, the visitors suffered a 0-2 loss against league-leaders, Manchester City.

You can read more details about both teams' form here.

17:012 months ago

Kick-off time

West Ham United v Leicester City will be played at the London Stadium, London, England. The kick-off is scheduled at 14:05 GMT+1.
16:562 months ago

Welcome

Welcome to VAVEL UK's LIVE coverage of the 2020/21 Premier League match West Ham United v Leicester City!

My name is Alan Rzepa and I'll be your host for this game. We will provide you with pre-game analysis, roster updates and news as it's happening live here on VAVEL.com
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