• 2nd Half
  • West Ham United
  • Leicester City
  • MahrezChilwell
    87'
  • VardySlimani
    76'
  • OkazakiMusa
    75'
  • CresswellMasuaku
    73'
  • ObiangFernandes
    67'
  • Ayew
    63'
  • Drinkwater
    56'
  • 1st Half
  • West Ham United
  • Leicester City
  • Vardy
    38'
  • Lanzini
    20'
  • ReidSnodgrass
    18'
  • Huth
    7'
  • Mahrez
    5'
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West Ham United - Leicester City
Premier League - 18 March 2017

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A fourth consecutive victory for the Foxes! More misery for West Ham though as they're beaten for the fourth game on the trot.

  • End of 2nd Half
FT 

FULL-TIME: They've done it! Leicester City record their first victory on their travels this season with a hard fought 3-2 win over West Ham United.

90'+4 

Leicester are holding on, but only just. They're only two minutes from claiming their first victory on the road this season...

90'+2

FANTASTIC SAVE! Snodgrass' free-kick is blocked but the ball falls kindly to Carroll who is denied by a reaction save by Schmeichel!

90'+1 

Ndidi backs down Ayew and now West Ham have a free-kick in dangerous terrority. Lanzini and Snodgrass are over the ball...

90' 

There will be SIX minutes of added time to play!

88' 

Everyone bar Slimani is back for Leicester as the hosts pile on the pressure in the dying stages.

  • Ben Chilwell
    OffRiyad MahrezLeicester CityLEICESTER SUB: Mahrez is replaced by Ben Chilwell.
    Dans ce matchGoals1On target1Blocked Shots1Fouls against1
  • Ben Chilwell
    OnBen ChilwellLeicester City
86' 

LEICESTER SUB: Mahrez is replaced by Ben Chilwell.

85' 

There should be a fair amount of additional time played at the end of this contest. So West Ham may have at least nine or 10 minutes to find an equaliser.

84' 

Benalouane looks likely to carry on though. He's going to battle through the pain.

83' 

Jeers from the West Ham fans as Benalouane falls to the ground and looks in some pain. He landed awkwardly after an aerial battle with Carroll and appears to have broken a finger.

81'

BLOCK! West Ham send a corner into a packed penalty area, Carroll wins the header and Kouyate then sees his shot blocked by the brilliant Drinkwater close to the line.

79' 

It really was an unbelievable miss. West Ham are desperate for this equaliser and Leicester are out on their feet.

78'

WHAT.A.MISS! Ayew will have nightmares about this one... he is played through one-on-one with Schmeichel, he has all the time in the world to pick his spot but blasts it over the bar.

77'

CHANCE! Carroll goes agonisingly close to an equalising goal! He wins a header at the back post but Schmeichel does brilliantly to push it out for a corner. It was inches from crossing the line!

76' 

Ayew sends in a really dangerous cross into the Leicester penalty area but he can't pick out a team mate and the visitors hang on for now.

  • Ahmed Musa
    OffShinji OkazakiLeicester CityDOUBLE LEICESTER SUB: It's all change in attack as Ahmed Musa and Slimani replace Okazaki and Vardy.
    Dans ce matchBlocked Shots1Fouls2Fouls against3
  • Ahmed Musa
    OnAhmed MusaLeicester City
74' 

DOUBLE LEICESTER SUB: It's all change in attack as Ahmed Musa and Slimani replace Okazaki and Vardy.

73' 

The hosts win a corner, it's won by Carroll who heads it right into the heart of the Leicester penalty area but the Foxes do well to clear.

  • Arthur Masuaku
    OffAaron CresswellWest Ham UnitedWEST HAM SUB: Slaven Bilic's third and final change sees Arthur Masuaki replacing Cresswell.
    Dans ce matchFouls1Fouls against1Free Kicks2
  • Arthur Masuaku
    OnArthur MasuakuWest Ham United
72' 

WEST HAM SUB: Slaven Bilic's third and final change sees Arthur Masuaki replacing Cresswell.

71' 

West Ham are looking dangerous as they win a free-kick in a dangerous wide area. Lanzini takes it but Leicester scramble the ball clear. Can the Foxes hold on for a crucial three points?

70' 

Now Leicester are preparing a double change. Islam Slimani is likely to come on to provide a bit more of an attacking threat for the visitors.

69' 

End-to-end stuff at the London Stadium. You can't take your eyes off this one.

68' 

Okazaki does well to get past the challenge of Fonte before feeding Mahrez whose shot is blocked by Cresswell.

  • Edimilson Fernandes
    OffPedro ObiangWest Ham UnitedWEST HAM SUB: Edimilson Fernandes replaces Obiang who is brought off on a stretcher. That doesn't look good, he looked in a great deal of pain.
    Dans ce matchFouls1Free Kicks1
  • Edimilson Fernandes
    OnEdimilson FernandesWest Ham United
66' 

WEST HAM SUB: Edimilson Fernandes replaces Obiang who is brought off on a stretcher. That doesn't look good, he looked in a great deal of pain.

65' 

Obiang appears to have hurt his knee and will have to be replaced.

64' 

Poor defending from both sides but plenty of drama and excitement and there's still 25 minutes to play!

  • André Ayew
    GoalAndré AyewWest Ham UnitedGOAL! The corner is sent in, Carroll wins the header in the six-yard box leaving Ayew with a simple finish as he heads in from a few yards out. Game on!
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls against1Wide2
63' 

GOAL! The corner is sent in, Carroll wins the header in the six-yard box leaving Ayew with a simple finish as he heads in from a few yards out. Game on!

61' 

SAVE! The set-piece specialist Lanzini almost scores with yet another delightful free-kick. He curls the ball over the wall from 25 yards but Schmeichel does well to tip it over the bar.

59' 

Leicester have every player camped in their own half and West Ham simply have no idea how to break them down. Slaven Bilic needs to make a change, and sharpish.

58' 

CLOSE! A delightful through ball from Mahrez releases Vardy behind the defence but the England international can't direct his shot on target from a tight angle.

57' 

Obiang overhits a pass aimed for Byram and immediately blames the immaculate playing surface.

55' 

This is much more like the Leicester of last season. Craig Shakespeare really has made such a positive difference to this team.

54' 

Drinkwater is booked for a late tackle on Kouyate. The Leicester midfielder has enjoyed a good game this afternoon but he'll have to be careful for the remainder of the contest now.

53' 

Four games without a win for West Ham and they've been so poor again today.

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The Hammers remain hopeful...

49' 

Vardy is fouled by Kouyate and the free-kick is taken quickly by Benalouane who tries to catch Randolph off his line but the goalkeeper is alert and makes a comfortable save,

48' 

It's been a slow and rather scrappy start to the second-half. That'll suit Leicester who are well on course to record their first away victory of the season.

46' 

West Ham are on the attack immediately after the whistle as Cresswell delivers a corner but Benaloune is in the right place to deal with the danger.

  • 2nd Half
45' 

The second-half is underway.

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FIRST-HALF SUMMARY:

Leicester's Riyad Mahrez opened the scoring, two minutes before Robert Huth doubled the advantage.

Manuel Lanzini pulled a goal back for the hosts in style on 20 minutes but West Ham’s vulnerable defence was exposed once again when Jamie Vardy applied the finish from Mahrez’s corner on 38 minutes.

  • End of 1st Half
HT 

HALF-TIME: West Ham 1-3 Leicester.

45' 

Cresswell does well to win a corner for West Ham but his set-piece is played straight into the arms of Schmeichel.

44' 

Byram gifts possession to Leicester, the visitors work the ball to Albrighton who cuts inside but then blasts a wild shot into the stands.

43' 

Leicester are doing what Leicester do, hurting West Ham on the counter attack. Vardy is played through one-on-one with Obiang but the defender does well to get a foot in but concedes the corner.

42' 

West Ham win a free-kick and pack the visitors' penalty area in preparation for the delivery but it's poor from Lanzini this time as he fails to beat the first defender.

40' 

CHANCE! Lanzini, full of confidence after his earlier goal, almost grabs a second for West Ham. He is allowed too much space on the edge of the penalty area but his shot is narrowly wide of the post. Schmeichel was struggling to get there.

39' 

It was a deadly cross but what was Carroll doing? The big centre forward missed his header and Vardy made no mistake with a poacher's finish.

  • Jamie Vardy
    GoalJamie VardyLeicester CityGOAL! IT'S VARDY! The England striker gets away from his marker in the six-yard area to tap in from Mahrez's corner! It's his eighth goal of the season.
    TodayGoals1Assists1On target1Fouls1
38' 

GOAL! IT'S VARDY! The England striker gets away from his marker in the six-yard area to tap in from Mahrez's corner! It's his eighth goal of the season.

  • Jamie Vardy
    GoalJamie VardyLeicester CityStraight down at the other end and Albrighton wins Leicester a corner.
    TodayGoals1Assists1On target1Fouls1
37' 

Straight down at the other end and Albrighton wins Leicester a corner.

36' 

West Ham continue to enjoy a spell of pressure as they win a free-kick in a wide area. Snodgrass picks out Carroll at the back post but he's under a lot of pressure and can't get a clean connection on the header.

35' 

Which makes me wonder, why is Carroll even in an area to cross the ball? He should be on the end of such a delivery.

34' 

Obiang bravely wins the ball back for West Ham in midfield before feeding Carroll who picks out Antonio at the back post but his header is off target.

32' 

Mahrez does well to get away from Obiang and Snodgrass before trying to cut the ball back to Vardy but Kouyate reads the danger well and makes the interception.

30' 

CLOSE! Byram doesn't get tight enough to Albrighton and the winger is allowed to cross, almost finding Okazaki at the near post but Randolph does well to gather the ball.

29'

Fonte's long ball causes the Foxes some problems but they're saved by the linesman's flag. Carroll hammers the ball into an empty net some time after the whistle had went and that's just silly.

27' 

Antonio gathers on the channel and is allowed to cut in but his right footed shot is straight at Schmeichel. Much better from West Ham.

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24' 

Leicester have a corner but Albrighton's corner fails to beat the first man, he is allowed a second attempt and it's not much better as West Ham clear.

23' 

West Ham are looking much more confident and they go close to finding an equaliser on the break as Ayew fires just wide. It was good defending from Huth who did just enough to put him off.

  • Manuel Lanzini
    GoalManuel LanziniWest Ham UnitedGOAL! Lanzini punishes Leicester as he smashes in the free-kick. Schmeichel didn't stand a chance! West Ham haven't been in the game at all but now it's game on.
    TodayGoals1On target2Free Kicks1
20' 

GOAL! Lanzini punishes Leicester as he smashes in the free-kick. Schmeichel didn't stand a chance! West Ham haven't been in the game at all but now it's game on.

18' 

Schmeichel does well to punch clear Antonio's cross but West Ham have the ball back and win a free-kick right on the edge of the penalty area. A silly foul to concede from Drinkwater.

  • Robert Snodgrass
    OffWinston ReidWest Ham UnitedWEST HAM SUB: Robert Snodgrass replaces the injured Reid. Koyate may well drop into defence.
    Dans ce matchFouls1
  • Robert Snodgrass
    OnRobert SnodgrassWest Ham United
17' 

WEST HAM SUB: Robert Snodgrass replaces the injured Reid. Koyate may well drop into defence.

15' 

Things go from bad to worse for the Hammers as captain Reid, who faced a late fitness test, falls awkwardly and will have to be subbed.

14' 

And now Kouyate tries a shot from distance but it's well wide of the target. Not good enough from the hosts at the moment.

13' 

Groans from the West Ham supporters as Byram concedes possession in midfield.

12' 

Carroll has to come deep to collect possession but West Ham eventually lose the ball on the channel.

11' 

Many people, myself included, felt Leicester would be quite 'leggy' after their midweek heroics. How wrong were we?

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9' 

Leicester win a free-kick in a similar position to their second goal but Andy Carroll is there once again to head clear from Mahrez's delivery.

8' 

It was a such a well worked free-kick but West Ham were caught sleeping at the back, once again. Leicester are playing with a real swagger now.

  • Robert Huth
    GoalRobert HuthLeicester CityGOAL! Huth doubles Leicester's advantage as he heads in from the back post from Albrighton's delightful cross. West Ham are all over the place defensively!
    TodayGoals1On target1
7' 

GOAL! Huth doubles Leicester's advantage as he heads in from the back post from Albrighton's delightful cross. West Ham are all over the place defensively!

7' 

The frustration grows for the home side as Reid hacks down Okazaki and now Leicester have a chance to send a free-kick into the penalty area.

6' 

Question marks will hang over Cresswell who simply didn't get tight enough to Mahrez to stop the cross.

  • Riyad Mahrez
    GoalRiyad MahrezLeicester CityGOAL! Leicester are ahead! Mahrez curls a cross into the penalty area, it misses everyone and ends up in the back of the net! Poor defending from the Hammers but Leicester won't care one bit!
    TodayGoals1On target1
5' 

GOAL! Leicester are ahead! Mahrez curls a cross into the penalty area, it misses everyone and ends up in the back of the net! Poor defending from the Hammers but Leicester won't care one bit!

4' 

'Champions of England' is the chant from the visiting supporters. Their side have started the brightest here.

3' 

Mahrez goes on a long surging run, beating a couple of defenders and forces the corner. Albrighton, who scored Leicester's second goal on Tuesday night, takes the delivery but Carroll is back to help his side clear the danger.

2' 

30 seconds in and we have our first shot as West Ham's Antonio blazes the ball high and wide into row Z of the Leicester City fans.

  • 1st Half
1' 

KICK-OFF: And we're off!

14:55 

FIVE MINUTES UNTIL KICK-OFF! A reminder of the starting line-ups...

West Ham: Randolph, Byram, Fonte, Reid, Cresswell, Kouyate, Obiang, Ayew, Lanzini, Antonio, Carroll.

Leicester: Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth, Benalouane, Fuchs, Mahrez, Ndidi, Drinkwater, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy.

14:50 

So, it's all set up nicely and it should be a thrilling contest. My prediction? Leicester will be exhausted after their midweek adventure and I feel they'll lose here. 2-1 West Ham.

14:45 

Meanwhile, the Foxes are attempting to win three successive Premier League matches for the first time since March-April last year.

14:40

PRE-MATCH STAT! West Ham have gone four matches without a victory and could suffer three successive defeats for the first time since September.

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14:35 

Craig Shakespeare, Leicester: "I haven't banned talk of the Champions League but after the [Sevilla] game the focus, what I wanted, has been on West Ham.

"The talk straight after the game was to improve the away record. We want to move away from (the relegation zone) because it is tight down there but we can't look too far ahead."

14:30 

Slaven Bilic, West Ham: "Leicester is a different team from four weeks ago. They really played extremely well, especially against Sevilla, when they got a great result for them and for English football in general.

"In all those three games, against Liverpool, against Hull and against Sevilla, they looked lively - and of course those kind of results, three wins on the spin including qualifying for the quarter-final of the Champions League, has given them a massive boost."

14:25 

While their opponents have had a crazy, dramatic and completely unpredictable season, it's all been rather dull for West Ham in their first season at the London Stadium. Currently seven points above the relegation zone, the Hammers' place in the Premier League isn't guaranteed just yet but a much needed win on home soil would settle the nerves.

14:20 

Leicester’s unforgettable 2-0 victory over Sevilla on Tuesday night was rewarded with a Champions League quarter final match with Atletico Madrid but Craig Shakespeare’s side have four important matches before they clash with the La Liga giants, beginning with West Ham this afternoon. The Foxes are still battling for their Premier League survival but a fourth consecutive victory today would all but secure their place in the top flight for next season.

14:15 

Meanwhile, Leicester boss Craig Shakespeare makes one change from the side that miraculously beat Sevilla in midweek with skipper Wes Morgan missing out with a back injury and replaced in defence by Yohan Benalouane. Kasper Schmeichel takes the captain’s armband.

14:10 

Two changes for the Hammers as Sam Byram and Andre Ayew replace captain Mark Noble, who is ruled out with a dead leg, and Sofiane Feghouli who is on the bench.

14:05

West Ham: Randolph, Byram, Fonte, Reid, Cresswell, Kouyate, Obiang, Ayew, Lanzini, Antonio, Carroll.

Leicester: Schmeichel, Simpson, Huth, Benalouane, Fuchs, Mahrez, Ndidi, Drinkwater, Albrighton, Okazaki, Vardy.

14:00 

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