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28 July 2018 Venue Portman Road Attendance 15,246 Referee John Brooks

Kick off 15:00 (UK)

Ipswich Town
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West Ham United

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4-4-2
  • 33
    Bialkowski
    GK
  • 12
    Spence
    DF
  • 32
    Woolfenden
    DF
  • 4
    Chambers (C)
    DF
  • 3
    Knudsen
    DF
  • 21
    Downes
    MF
  • 23
    Dozzell
    MF
  • 16
    Nydam
    MF
  • 7
    Edwards
    MF
  • 20
    Sears
    FW
  • 10
    Harrison
    FW

Substitutes

  • 1
    Gerken
    SUB
  • 6
    Chalobah
    SUB
  • 9
    Waghorn
    SUB
  • 11
    Lankester
    SUB
  • 18
    Ward
    SUB
  • 19
    Roberts
    SUB
  • 25
    Clements
    SUB
  • 27
    Emmanuel
    SUB
  • 30
    Kenlock
    SUB

Manager

  • -
    Paul Hurst

4-5-1
  • 1
    Fabianski
    GK
  • 7
    Arnautovic
    MF
  • 8
    Kouyate
    MF
  • 14
    Obiang
    MF
  • 15
    Fredericks
    DF
  • 19
    Wilshere
    DF
  • 20
    Yarmolenko
    FW
  • 21
    Ogbonna
    DF
  • 25
    Balbuena
    DF
  • 26
    Masuaku
    DF
  • 28
    Anderson
    MF

Substitutes

  • 13
    Adrian
    SUB
  • 5
    Zabaleta
    SUB
  • 11
    Snodgrass
    SUB
  • 16
    Noble
    SUB
  • 23
    Haksabanovic
    SUB
  • 24
    Diop
    SUB
  • 29
    Martinez
    SUB
  • 33
    Cullen
    SUB
  • 41
    Rice
    SUB

Manager

  • -

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Match Previews

PAUL WELCOMES HAMMERS TEST

27 July 2018

Big crowd expected as Town finish pre-season campaign against Premier League opposition

Paul Hurst is relishing the challenge that West Ham will bring as Town finish the pre-season campaign on Saturday.

Blues host the Premier League club, now managed by former Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini at Portman Road, kick-off 3pm. 

“I’m sure it will be a tough game against West Ham but it’s the sort of game I want from pre-season and to be honest, I would have preferred more of them,” said the Town boss.

“We have had more of the ball in the matches we have played so far and while we haven’t blown teams away, we haven’t been tested us much as I would have liked.

“It will be a completely different challenge against West Ham. Players will understand they will have to raise their game against the quality of opposition we face and you can get a better reflection of where we are then.”

Town are likely to be missing Trevoh Chalobah against the Hammers. The Chelsea loanee has been away with the England U19s - along with Town striker Ben Morris - and skippered the team in their 3-0 defeat by Norway on Thursday.

Fellow new recruits, Jordan Roberts, Gwion Edwards and Ellis Harrison are all expected to be involved though.

Tickets for the game are £10 adults; £5 for seniors and U23s; £3 for U19s and £1 for U12s. In the Sir Bobby Robson and Sir Alf Ramsey stands, the lower tier only will be open.

More than 11,000 tickets have already been sold with tickets to home fans available on the day.

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Match Reports

TOWN 1 WEST HAM 2

28 July 2018

Harrison on target as Championship opener beckons

A crowd of more than 15,000 were treated to a competitive last pre-season friendly for Blues at Portman Road.

Ellis Harrison grabbed his first goal in a Town shirt since arriving from Bristol Rovers and also hit the post with a header but West Ham edged the game through an early strike from Felipe Anderson and a cool finish from Marko Arnautovic.

Paul Hurst received a terrific reception as he took charge of a Town side for the first time at Portman Road.

It didn’t get off to the best of starts for the Blues boss, Anderson putting West Ham in front in the first two minutes, heading in from Ryan Fredericks’ cross.

Town were level on the 15 minute mark though, Andre Dozzell’s delicious pass splitting the Hammers’ defence and Harrison calmly beat Lukasz Fabianski.

Fellow new signing Gwion Edwards tested the West Ham ‘keeper soon after with a right foot strike, then Harrison smacked the post with a header from Freddie

Sears’ cross as Town began to get some joy against the Premier League opposition.

Luke Chambers was in the right place to thwart Arnautovic inside the Town box, then the skipper hooked the ball away from a corner as Angelo Ogbonna threatened at the far post.

It took an excellent challenge from Luke Woolfenden to deny Andriy Yarmolenko eight yards out, with former Hammer, Sears, finishing the half with a shot at Fabianski from 20 yards.

Former Town loanee, Mark Noble, was one of two substitutes for West Ham at the break but it was Blues who started the second-half on the front foot,  Harrison having a shot just wide of the far post after Dozzell released him, then Edwards seeing a cross land on the roof of the net.

Bart Bialkowski held on from Snodgrass’ angled drive as West Ham responded and on 70 minutes the Londoners went ahead, Arnautovic showing strength and speed to get away from the Town defence and then poking the ball past Bialkowski into the net.

Myles Kenlock replaced Jonas Knudsen in Town’s first change, followed by the introduction of Trevoh Chalobah, his first appearance for Blues since joining the Club from Chelsea on loan at the start of pre-season, Tristan Nydam making way.

Town had a further flurry of changes late on, including Jack Lankester and pressed for an equaliser to the final whistle with Sears denied late on.

Town: Bialkowski, Spence (Emmanuel 81), Chambers, Woolfenden, Knudsen (Kenlock 71), Edwards (Roberts 81), Downes, Nydam (Chalobah 75), Dozzell (Ward 78), Sears, Harrison (Lankester 81). Subs not used. Gerken, Waghorn, Clements.

West Ham: Fabianski, Fredericks, Balbuena (Diop 71) Ogbonna, Masuaka (Zabaleta 71), Yarmolenko (Martinez 62), Wilshere (Snodgrass 46), Obiang (Rice 71), Kouyate (Noble 46), Arnautovic (Cullen 80), Anderson (Haksabanovic 62). Subs not used: Adrian. Booked: Wilshere.

Att: 15,246


 






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