West Ham Utd 2-1 Fulham

  • by Staff Writer
  • Thursday, 20th July 2017

Goals From Manual Lanzini and Ashley Fletcher were enough to secure a first win of pre-season for Slaven Bilic's Hammers.

Having only managed a goalless draw with Sturm Graz's reserve side on Monday night, Slaven Bilic's side were keen to put on a better performance for the travelling fans here in Graz.

And the Hammers produced a much better performance to see of the Championship side, even though the Cottagers could have snatched a share of the spoils at the end.

Manuel Lanzini gave West Ham an early lead when he drilled a close range shot into the bottom left corner of Button's net.

Then five minutes ahead of the half time interval, the Hammers doubled their lead when Ashley Fletcher was allowed to steer the ball into an empty net after he appeared to have tripped the hapless Fulham 'keeper.

Fulham's only goal of the game came nine minutes from the end of time following a spell of sustained pressure; substitute 'keeper Adrian had no chance as Sessegnon's deflected effort found the far corner.

Goalscorer Ashley Fletcher was particularly pleased to get off the mark. "As a striker you've got to gamble," he told West Ham's website. "I put the keeper under pressure, sometimes you get them and sometimes you don't - and luckily tonight I got it.

"Hopefully I can take that on like I did last year and get some game time in the next couple of weeks."

West Ham Utd: Randolph (Adrian 46), Byram (Zabaleta 46), Ogbonna (Collins 46), Rice (Burke 46), Cresswell (Masuaku 46), Cullen (Makasi 77), Lanzini (Noble 46), Makasi (Obiang 46), Feghouli (Ayew 46), Holland (Snodgrass 46), Fletcher (Martinez 46).

Subs not used: Anang.

Goals: Lanzini (14), Fletcher (40).

Fulham: Button, Fredericks (Opoku 75), Sigurdsson (Ream 23), Djalo, Opoku (Sessegnon 46), Cisse (McDonald 46), Piazon (Aluko 75), Edun, Aluko (O'Reilly 46), Woodrow, Ayite (Cisse 75).

Subs not used: Rodak, Johansen.

Goals: Sessegnon (81).

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