No domestic TV for West Ham cup clash

  • by Staff Writer
  • Tuesday, 6th December 2022

It has been confirmed that West Ham United's FA Cup third round tie against Brentford at the Bees' Gtech Community Stadium will not be broadcast live in the UK.

The match, the date for which has been confirmed as Saturday 7 January (5.30pm kick off) will only be viewable abroad or via unlicensed streams - meaning disappointment for a great number of Hammers fans without tickets but who wished to watch the all Premier League tie.

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Live commentary from the game will however be available via KUMB's Eyes up Mother Brown show on KUMBTV, our YouTube channel.

The meeting with the west London side will be the first cup encounter since February 1927, when the Bees produced a major upset in a fourth round clash following a replay.

The initial tie, staged in front of an estimated 40,000 crowd at the Boleyn Ground ended 1-1 with James Ruffell scoring First Division West Ham's goal.

However Brentford, who were a Third Division South side at the time upset the odds by winning the replay at Griffin Park four days later 2-0 against Syd King's team.

Since that date the only meetings between the teams have come in Divisions 1, 2 and the Premier League. West Ham go into the latest game - the 25th in all - having won just one of the last five meetings.

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