Don’t miss the complete replay and highlights of the thrilling match between Fulham and West Ham United. The game kicked off at 14:00 (GMT) on December 10th, 2023, and was officiated by P. Tierney. The action took place at the iconic Craven Cottage as part of the 16th week of the 2023/2024 Premier League season in England.
Fulham vs West Ham United Full Match Reports
It marked a day of historic milestones for Fulham in their commanding 5-0 triumph over West Ham United. They secured a remarkable third consecutive Premier League (PL) home victory, a feat unprecedented since 2012, while simultaneously achieving the rare accomplishment of scoring three or more goals in four successive league games, last achieved in 1961.
Despite West Ham’s strong form with three wins in their last four PL matches, they faced an energetic start from the hosts. The early stages saw a close call for the Hammers, as Bernd Leno’s impressive save denied James Ward-Prowse’s powerful 35-yard free-kick, providing Fulham the foundation to seize the initiative. The breakthrough came midway through the first half when João Palhinha’s precise delivery found the head of Raúl Jiménez, denting West Ham’s confidence.
The opener served as a catalyst for Fulham, who capitalized on perceived vulnerabilities in the opposition. The hosts extended their lead after the half-hour mark, with Willian converting a rebound from Andreas Pereira’s recycled effort following Alex Iwobi’s initial attempt. Just before halftime, Tosin Adarabioyo, an unlikely scorer, headed home, marking his first club goal in over a year and securing Fulham’s third.
Entering the second half with a comfortable lead, Fulham’s manager, Marco Silva, introduced Harry Wilson, whose immediate impact saw him curl in a sensational effort from the right. Despite West Ham’s efforts to salvage pride, Fulham’s resolute defense thwarted any comeback attempts.
For West Ham and their manager David Moyes, the afternoon proved challenging, ending Moyes’ unbeaten streak of 13 PL head-to-heads against Fulham. With a Europa League clash against Freiburg looming, Moyes faces the task of rallying his team quickly. In contrast, Silva’s Fulham enjoyed a perfect day, securing a top-half position at the expense of Chelsea, with Carlos Vinícius adding a fifth in the closing stages.
Man of the Match: Andreas Pereira (Fulham).