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Eintracht Braunschweig 0-3 West Ham Utd

Filed: Saturday, 27th July 2013
By: Staff Writer

West Ham's pre-season trip to Germany ended with a comfortable win as United brushed aside the challenge of hosts Eintracht Braunschweig.

Having opened their tour with a fairly hefty 4-1 reversal against Mainz 05 last weekend, Sam Allardyce's first team squad refound their form in midweek when recording a comfortable 3-1 win over Hamburg SV.

And like that previous outing, West Ham's final test of the tour ended in victory when they completed a second win with the space of just four days through goals from Modibo Maiga and Mo Diame.

The goal that gave West Ham the lead was somewhat fortuitous as Ermin Bicakcic's attempted pass clipped the United striker, who was attempting to intercept the ball, before spinning beyond the reach of stranded goalkeeper Davan and into the back of the net.

However there was no luck involved when the Hammers doubled their lead three minutes from the break as goalscorer Maiga combined with midfield partner Diame, who made it 2-0 with a cheeky backheel.

Still reeling from having fallen two behnd, the home side were in complete disarray 60 seconds later when Maiga added his second of the day and West Ham's third.

A dreadful backpass directly from the kick-off allowed the 25-year-old Malian to go round the 'keeper before placing the ball into an empty net, giving the Irons a 3-0 half time advantage - a lead they maintained for the remainder of the game with no further goals arriving after the break.

Later this week West Ham - albeit a 'West Ham XI' as opposed to the full first team squad - travel to Southend (Monday) and Hornchurch (Saturday). The first team's next - and final - pre-season outing comes against Pacos de Ferreira a fortnight from now (Saturday, 10th August).

* See a home fan's video of the game below. For goal footage and general highlights, click here.

West Ham Utd: Adrian, O'Brien, Collins, Reid, Rat, Noble, Collison, Diame, Vaz Te, Maiga, Cole.

Subs: Jaaskelainen, Potts, Tomkins, Lletget, Nolan, Ruddock, Jarvis, Taylor, Lee, Demel, Diarra, Morrison, Whitehead.

Eintracht Braunschweig: Davan, Bicakcic, Dogan, Boland, Hochscheidt, Elabdellaoui, Kratz, Reichel, Oehrl, Kruppe, Caligiuri.

Subs: Henn, Kessel, Ademi, Theuerkauf, Washausen, Erwig-Druppel, Correira, Jackson.

Related News

   arrow   West Ham Utd 2-1 Pacos de Ferreira [10th Aug 2013]
   arrow   Allardyce: Carroll to miss start of season [6th Aug 2013]
   arrow   Second chance for Mo [29th Jul 2013]
   arrow   Allardyce: fitness is key [29th Jul 2013]
   arrow   Eintracht Braunschweig 0-3 West Ham Utd [27th Jul 2013]
   arrow   Diame returns [12th Jul 2013]
   arrow   Oi, scarfer [10th Jun 2013]
   arrow   Two new dates for pre-season [6th Jun 2013]

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