Text  Larger | Smaller | Default


Austria Wien 3-1 West Ham Utd

Filed: Saturday, 7th July 2012
By: Staff Writer

An experimental West Ham XI were well beaten in the opening game of their pre-season in Austria this afternoon.

With Sam Allardyce back in the UK taking care of business, assistant Neil McDonald oversaw a 3-1 defeat against an almost full-strength Wien side at the Franz Horr Stadium in Vienna.

Featuring new signings Stephen Henderson and Momo Diami plus youngsters Seb Lletget and Ravel Morrison, the Hammers took the lead with just four minutes on the clock when Sam Baldock rose highest to nod home a Carlton Cole cross.

However the home side were back on level terms 20 minutes later when Roland Linz beat Henderson from the edge of the box.

Wien grabbed a second goal in the space of just three minutes shortly after to take the lead when midfielder Dare Vrsic slotted home a Tomas Simkovic centre.

And the game was wrapped up 15 minutes from time as the former Czech Republic international Tomas Jun beat sub goalkeeper Jussi Jaaskelainen from distance to give the home side a 3-1 win.

Carlton Cole, who had a hand in West Ham's goal was replaced with just 26 minutes on the clock by Nicky Maynard after pulling up with a knock - however the damage is not though to be serious.

WIEN WILL I SEE YOU AGAIN? Action from today's game
(pic courtesy of fk-austria.at)

Match Facts: Austria Wien 3-1 West Ham Utd

West Ham Utd: Henderson (Jaaskelainen 46), Spence, Tomkins (McCartney 46), Reid (Noble 46), Potts, Taylor (O'Neil 46), Diame (Nolan 46), Morrison, Lletget, Cole (Maynard 26), Baldock (Vaz Te 46).

Subs not used: None.

FK Austria Wien: Lindner; Dilaver, Margreitter (Rogulj 83), Ortlechner (Rotpuller 76), Suttner (Wimmer 83); Gorgon (Murg 68), Vrsic (Mader 59), Holland (Spiridonovic 76), Simkovic; Linz (Kienast 76), Stankovic.

Subs not used: None.

Related News

   arrow   West Ham to start pre-season in France [30th Jun 2014]
   arrow   West Ham set for Irish tour [23rd Jan 2013]
   arrow   Ipswich Town 3 West Ham Utd 1 [4th Aug 2012]
   arrow   Dynamo Dresden 3 West Ham Utd 0 [27th Jul 2012]
   arrow   Southend Utd 0 West Ham Utd 3 [14th Jul 2012]
   arrow   Boreham Wood 1 West Ham Utd 1 [10th Jul 2012]
   arrow   Allardyce: my 'difficult' transfer window [10th Jul 2012]
   arrow   Strong squad promised for Tuesday [8th Jul 2012]
   arrow   Video: Baldock's goal [8th Jul 2012]
   arrow   McDonald's happy still [8th Jul 2012]

Your Comments

Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

by Jonny
05:06PM 7th Jul 2012
''Cole actually said he was just getting 30 minutes before the game on his Twitter account, so wouldn't read too much into it!''

comments powered by Disqus
News Image

On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Millwall downed in penalty extravaganza
West Ham United's development squad are through to the next round of the Un...more
Three Years Ago
Tottenham v West Ham Utd: half time report
A fine individual effort from former Hammer Jermain Defoe seperates the sides at half time in this a...more
Five Years Ago
Barnsley - again
Hammers face a home tie against Championship side Barnsley in the third round of the FA Cup....more