Pereira scores twice as Fulham win at West Ham

Fulham's Andreas Pereira scores against West Ham
Andreas Pereira has now scored three Premier League goals this season

Andreas Pereira scored twice to give Fulham a rare win at West Ham in the Premier League.

Despite a nervy start, Fulham took an early lead when Konstantinos Mavropanos failed to deal with Alex Iwobi’s tricky ball into the box.

The mistake was leapt upon by Pereira, who swerved past Lukasz Fabianski before slotting into an empty net.

The Brazilian doubled the visitors’ lead when he tapped in from close range at London Stadium.

It is the first time the Cottagers have won a Premier League game at West Ham since 2001.

Victory completed Fulham’s league double over the Hammers – their first since 1965-66 – and lifted them up to 12th in the table.

David Moyes’ West Ham side failed to boost their chances of European qualification by jumping above Newcastle and Manchester United into sixth.

There was a lengthy stoppage just before the end of normal time after George Earthy – only minutes into his league debut for West Ham – sustained a nasty head injury when colliding with team-mate Edson Alvarez.

Earthy, 19, appeared to lose consciousness after his head hit the turf and received medical attention for about seven minutes before being carried off on a stretcher and replaced by Maxwel Cornet.

The club confirmed he will be assessed in a London hospital on Sunday evening.

“George has suffered a head injury,” added boss David Moyes. “He’s awake and has been taken to hospital for further assessment.”

Pereira punishes West Ham

It seems like a long time since Fulham secured a 5-0 win over West Ham in the reverse fixture at Craven Cottage in December.

The goals had stopped flowing for the Cottagers over the past couple of weeks, but, after Pereira’s opener it looked like the visitors could open the floodgates again.

Pereira was a threat throughout, narrowly missing with two half-volleys in the first half before tapping home Iwobi’s pass across the face of the goal.

Rodrigo Muniz also looked dangerous, but, after four goals in his four previous games, the Brazilian could not keep his hot streak going with Fabianski smothering three efforts.

This win gives Marco Silva’s side a glimmer of hope by closing the gap to seventh in the table – the final guaranteed European spot – to eight points.

West Ham lack ideas in front of goal

Behind Tottenham and Aston Villa’s battle for fourth place and a spot in the Champions League, the pursuit for lower-tiered European football next season continues.

However, West Ham’s lack of a clinical finisher against Fulham meant their bid for a fourth successive European campaign suffered a major blow.

With top scorer Jarrod Bowen absent through injury, Moyes had gone with Michail Antonio up front against Bayer Leverkusen on Thursday and he opted for the Jamaica forward again, partnering him alongside Danny Ings.

However, the partnership failed to click into gear and they managed just one shot on target between them.

After losing 2-0 to Leverkusen in the Europa League quarter-final first leg, Sunday’s performance suggested a comeback victory in the reverse fixture will be a struggle.

Player of the match

Andreas PereiraAndreas Pereira

West Ham United

  1. Squad number40Player nameEarthy

  2. Squad number1Player nameFabianski

  3. Squad number14Player nameKudus

  4. Squad number7Player nameWard-Prowse

  5. Squad number5Player nameCoufal

  6. Squad number10Player nameLucas Paquetá

  7. Squad number9Player nameAntonio

  8. Squad number19Player nameÁlvarez

  9. Squad number33Player nameEmerson

  10. Squad number27Player nameAguerd

  11. Squad number15Player nameMavropanos

  12. Squad number18Player nameIngs

  13. Squad number28Player nameSoucek

  14. Squad number4Player nameZouma

  15. Squad number17Player nameCornet

  16. Squad number2Player nameJohnson


  1. Squad number18Player nameAndreas Pereira

  2. Squad number19Player nameRodrigo Muniz

  3. Squad number17Player nameLeno

  4. Squad number26Player nameJoão Palhinha

  5. Squad number20Player nameWillian

  6. Squad number33Player nameRobinson

  7. Squad number3Player nameBassey

  8. Squad number8Player nameWilson

  9. Squad number6Player nameReed

  10. Squad number22Player nameIwobi

  11. Squad number4Player nameTosin

  12. Squad number21Player nameCastagne

  13. Squad number28Player nameLukic

  14. Squad number14Player nameDe Cordova-Reid

  15. Squad number11Player nameTraoré

  16. Squad number9Player nameBroja


West Ham

Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 1Fabianski
  • 5CoufalSubstituted forJohnsonat 69′minutes
  • 15MavropanosSubstituted forZoumaat 60′minutes
  • 27Aguerd
  • 33Emerson
  • 19Álvarez
  • 7Ward-ProwseSubstituted forSoucekat 69′minutes
  • 14Kudus
  • 18Ings
  • 10Lucas PaquetáBooked at 90mins
  • 9AntonioSubstituted forEarthyat 82′minutesSubstituted forCornetat 90+1′minutes


  • 2Johnson
  • 3Cresswell
  • 4Zouma
  • 17Cornet
  • 21Ogbonna
  • 28Soucek
  • 40Earthy
  • 45Mubama
  • 49Anang


Formation 4-2-3-1

  • 17Leno
  • 21Castagne
  • 4Tosin
  • 3Bassey
  • 33Robinson
  • 26João PalhinhaSubstituted forReedat 90+8′minutes
  • 28Lukic
  • 22IwobiSubstituted forWilsonat 74′minutes
  • 18PereiraBooked at 61minsSubstituted forDe Cordova-Reidat 74′minutesBooked at 81mins
  • 20WillianSubstituted forTraoréat 90+2′minutes
  • 19Muniz CarvalhoSubstituted forBrojaat 90+2′minutes


  • 1Rodák
  • 6Reed
  • 7Jiménez
  • 8Wilson
  • 9Broja
  • 10Cairney
  • 11Traoré
  • 14De Cordova-Reid
  • 31Diop

Stuart Attwell


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