The capital’s rivals could hardly take different forms before the showdown that evening in West London
Fulham is on 18th Place in the table, eight points behind safety after a midweek home defeat to Leicester As for West Ham, David Moyes’ Hammers bounced back from last weekend’s home defeat to Liverpool to secure an impressive 3-1 on Wednesday as Aston Villa Victory
Jesse Lingard starred with two goals on his Hammers debut and the East Londoners will look to keep Liverpool under pressure in the race to qualify for the Champions League – a scenario most West Ham fans think of At the beginning of the year hardly believed the season
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74 minutes: Ogbonna goes into the book – he had a real fight with Fulham’s strikers today, about 30 meters from goal
71 minutes: Adarabioyo should score from a corner here as he does not hit the delivery six meters from the target, but he can only steer the header over the bar!
70 Minutes: With 20 minutes left this game is finely balanced Fulham is gaining a bit of confidence and although they have had a few draws lately they need to start converting them into wins
67 mins: Tete sidelined in an incident with Antonio in the Fulham area, but the couple wipes it off
63 minutes: Best chance for West Ham until Coufal climbs onto a swinging rice intersection from the left and hits a header – but the bar rattles!
61 minutes: That hasn’t been the case for West Ham so far. Moyes will hope double changes will bring them to life, but Antonio looks isolated from the front
West Ham needed something new from the bank Yarmolenko almost did more in 30 seconds against Robinson than Bowen did for almost an hour Noble should give them more control in the middle but it’s a shame to see Benrahma hooked
55 minutes: This is a war of attrition – and this is exactly the kind of game that West Ham has to win to get a top four result
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