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Friday, 10 January 2020
Moyes Springs Uncharacteristic Surprise With Young Guns Ready to Strike!
Wow! It's a big game tonight with the world watching as West Ham face bitter rivals Sheffield United. It'll be a tough encounter for the Hammers as they travel to a hostile Yorkshire reception where they will need to be at their best against a high flying Blades side who are hot favourites to take all three points.
David Moyes has been forced to bring in Zabaleta for the injured Ryan Frederick's but also has surprisingly opted for Masuaku ahead of Fornals! Robert Snodgras also slips to the bench while Manny Lanzini will be expected to add some flair up front.
The real surprises are on the bench as three of the U23 side get a spot - Goncalo Bento Soares Cardoso (defender), Bernardo Costa Da Rosa (midfielder) and Jeremy Ngakia (striker). This is hardly an ideal setting to enter the world of Premiership football but in Moyes we trust! In less reassuring news, Michael Pliver is the referee. The Blades are evens for the win, West Ham 3/1 against with the draw at 5/2. KO is 8pm. COYI!!!
West Han United: Fabianski, Zabaleta, Balbuena, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Rice, Noble, Masuaku, Lanzini, Anderson, Haller
Subs: Martin, Snodgrass, Fornals, Cardoso, Diop, Da Rosa, Ngakia