Good afternoon Hammers. Unfortunately, today’s round up is dominated by negativity following the clashes in the stands. Let us not forget the electrifying atmosphere in the stadium that we had before the silliness, and the dominating display by the boys on the pitch. Our very own ExWHUemployee has given his thoughts here.
West Ham United 2 Chelsea 1: Goals courtesy of Cheikhou Kouyate and Edimilson Fernandes handed Slaven Bilic’s men their third consecutive victory. (Independent)
Alex Iwobi says he had the chance to join West Ham before he joined Arsenal. (Football 365)
An eight year old girl was reportedly hit with coins during last night’s game. (Sky News)
The crowd trouble that occurred during last night’s game has been described as being ‘back in the 1970’s’. (Mirror)
The FA have launched an investigation into the crowd trouble that occurred last night. (Guardian)
Slaven Bilic says the crowd trouble that happened last night is simply unacceptable. (Sky Sports)
‘West Ham home games should be played behind closed doors if fan’s violence continues’ (Evening Standard)
West Ham could still complete a deal for AC Milan striker Carlos Bacca in the future, his agent has suggested. (Express)
EFL Cup draw: Arsenal host Southampton while Manchester United face West Ham in quarter-finals. (Mirror)
A song sheet containing homophobic lyrics about John Terry was handed out by a West Ham fan before last night’s EFL Cup clash against Chelsea (The Sun). The club will commence an investigation into the matter. (Sky Sports). If you have any information which could lead to the identification of the people responsible, please contact the club. Also, make sure you support the West Ham LGBT group Pride of Irons.
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