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M. Noble
Penalty Goal
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M. Arnautović
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M. Lanzini
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M. Noble
M. Antonio
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Shots Off Target
Shots On Target 8 9
Total Passes 419 460
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West Ham's third straight win sees them leapfrog Watford into 10th place to secure a top-half finish. Meanwhile, this is not how Watford would have hoped to prepare for their Wembley date, with the FA Cup Final encounter with Premier League champions Manchester City on the horizon.
West Ham secure a resounding victory at Vicarage Road on the final day of the season. The hosts had started brightly, but Noble handed Pellegrini’s side the lead following a driving midfield run and Lanzini then made it two with a close-range header. Deulofeu gave Watford a lifeline seconds after the interval, but the hosts lost the momentum they had gathered when Holebas was dismissed for a foul on Antonio. The visitors then extended their advantage through Arnautovic's rebounded finish, before Noble's penalty finished Watford off.
90' + 2' CLOSE! The visitors almost score a fifth as Felipe Anderson picks out Wilshere on the left-hand side of the box, but he pokes his effort just wide of the near post from close range.
É. Capoue
Yellow Card
90' + 1' Capoue is booked for a late challenge on Noble near the halfway line.
90' There will be two minutes of added time.
89' Antonio picks the ball up on the left-hand side of the box and weighs up his options before bending a 20-yard effort towards the top right-hand corner, but it rises over the bar.
87' Gray dispossesses Diop on the right-hand byline before clipping a pass to Deeney on the edge of the box, but the striker's first-time effort trails well wide of the left-hand post.
85' Femenia's ball into the box is intercepted by Sanchez, but he can only play it into the path of Gray who sees his close-range effort blocked.
83' West Ham are dispossessed on the halfway line which allows Capoue to break forward, but he is short of options and eventually finds Femenia on the right wing. However, the full-back is flagged for offside soon later.
81' Pereyra dribbles the ball down the left wing while being surveyed by Antonio, and the Watford winger eventually runs the ball out of play for a goal-kick.
C. Sánchez
D. Rice
79' West Ham make their final change as Sanchez replaces Rice.
M. Noble
Penalty Goal
78' GOOOAL! Noble makes it 4-1 to West Ham! The midfielder steps up and sends Foster the wrong way to bury it in the bottom left-hand corner.
A. Mariappa
C. Kabasele
78' Watford make their final change before the penalty as Mariappa replaces Kabasele.
77' PENALTY! Femenia loses possession on the edge of the box and Antonio then latches on to the ball immediately, but the defender tugs him back to concede a spot-kick.
75' West Ham have played a very narrow game so far, as they are yet to cross the ball into the box from open play. Meanwhile, Watford have made 13 open play crosses.
73' CHANCE! Felipe Anderson picks out Antonio with a long ball and the winger races through on goal before attempting to lob Foster, but the goalkeeper makes the save.
M. Arnautović
71' GOOOAL! Arnautovic makes it 3-1 to West Ham! Zabaleta loops a long ball into the box which is volleyed on to the post by Felipe Anderson, but Arnautovic is alert to latch on to the rebound and find the net.
68' CHANCE! Antonio wins a header in midfield which sets Arnautovic free on the right wing and he eventually finds himself one-on-one with Foster, but the goalkeeper is able to keep it out from a tight angle.
A. Masina
W. Hughes
67' Javi Gracia makes his second change as Masine replaces Hughes for Watford.
J. Wilshere
M. Lanzini
67' West Ham make their second substitution as Lanzini is replaced by Wilshere.
66' Hughes picks it up on the right wing and fizzes a cross into the box which evades Diop's reach, but Deeney can't get a touch to direct it towards goal.
64' Femenia surges down the right wing towards the byline before clipping a deep cross into the box, but it is just too high for Deeney to reach.
62' Felipe Anderson weaves a well-weighted pass into the oncoming Arnautovic who has a clear sight of goal, but Cathcart makes a sliding challenge to dispossess the striker just before pulling the trigger.
60' CHANCE! Doucoure picks out Gray who is unmarked in the box, but he can't bring the ball under control before Diop makes a challenge from behind. Watford are appealing for a penalty, but the referee waves away the protests.
A. Gray
59' Watford make their first change of the match as Deulofeu is replaced by Gray.
58' Noble drills a ball into Arnautovic on the edge of the box and he escapes the challenge of Cathcart to release a shot on the turn, but it soars well above the bar.
56' Pereyra darts past Zabaleta on the left-hand side of the box and then makes a surge towards the byline, but Fabianski dives low to claim the ball.
54' West Ham find themselves in a promising position on the counter-attack as Lanzini attempts to weave a ball into the path of Arnuatovic, but he can't quite find a gap in the Watford defence.
52' Deeney nods the ball through to Deulofeu on the left-hand side of the box and he then looks to bend an effort into the far corner, but Fabianski rises to claim it.
51' CHANCE! Deulofeu bursts past Zabaleta into the box and unselfishly tries to square the ball to Doucoure, but Felipe Anderson intevenes and thumps the ball away.
50' The resulting free-kick sees Lanzini attempt to bend it into the top right-hand corner, but it clips the top of the wall and goes out for a corner.
J. Holebas
Red Card
48' RED CARD! Holebas is shown a straight red card for tugging down Antonio on the edge of the box in what was deemed to be a clear goal-scoring opportunity.
46' GOAL! Deulofeu pulls one back for Watford to make it 2-1! Seconds after kick-off, Zabaleta’s pass fails to find Balbuena and Deulofeu intercepts it before rounding Fabianski and tapping the ball into an empty net. What a start to the second half!
46' The referee blows his whistle and West Ham kick us off in the second half!
Watford have the better of the first-half stats having recorded more possession, shots and completed passes than their opponents. However, the visitors have been more clinical in front of goal and Gracia will demand his side improve their finishing in the second half.
West Ham enter the break firmly on top after taking both of their major first-half chances. Watford had started promisingly with Deulofeu looking particularly menacing in the early stages, but Noble then put the visitors in front following a driving run from midfield. Pellegrini’s side then found it easier to settle into the game, and doubled their advantage when Lanzini headed home a rebound from Antonio’s long-range effort. Watford almost pulled one back on the brink of half-time, but Fabianski made a last-ditch save from Deeney's effort.
45' + 2' CHANCE! Watford's corner is met by the head of Kabasele who nods the ball on towards goal and Deeney looks to divert its trajectory from close range, but Fabianski makes an excellent point-blank save.
45' There will be two minutes of added time.
44' Felipe Anderson takes the free-kick from 20 yards out, but he curls it just high and wide of the right-hand post.
43' Noble launches a long ball towards Antonio on the edge of the box and goes down under the challenge of Femenia to earn West Ham a free-kick in a dangerous area.
41' Felipe Anderson slides a ball through to Zabaleta on the right-hand side of the box and the defender reaches it, but his low delivery is blocked by Cathcart.
M. Lanzini
39' GOOOAL! Lanzini makes it 2-0 to West Ham! Antonio wriggles free from a string of Watford challenges on the edge of the box before unleashing a solid effort that Foster tips on to the bar, but Lanzini is on hand to nod home the rebound.
37' Watford look to launch an attack from deep as Hughes drives down the right wing, but he is wrestled to ground by Diop and Watford have a free-kick just inside the West Ham half.
35' Holebas leaves the pitch, but he is able to continue after his collision with Felipe Anderson.
33' Holebas is receiving treatment after going to ground inside the West Ham half after a failed Watford attack.
31' Watford probe the West Ham defence with a series of deep corner deliveries and long throws, but the visitors hold firm and eventually clear the danger.
29' Holebas drives down the left flank against Zabaleta and manages to cut a low delivery towards the unmarked Pereyra, but he is forced to get his attempt away on the turn and fires it straight at Fabianski.
27' The ball drops to Deulofeu on the right-hand byline of the West Ham penalty area and he cuts inside before unleashing a rising shot at Fabianski, but the goalkeeper gets in the way and holds on to it.
P. Zabaleta
R. Fredericks
26' Fredericks' injury means he is unable to continue and West Ham are forced into an early change as Zabaleta enters the fray.
25' Fredericks is currently receiving treatment in the West Ham penalty area after going to ground under the challenge of Pereyra.
23' West Ham pass the ball around the midfield before Lanzini attempts to find Antonio between the lines, but he can't quite get the ball under control on the edge of the box and Watford are able to clear the danger.
21' Watford look to make a break forward and Hughes attempts to weave a ball into the path of Doucoure on the right wing, but it just evades the midfielder and trails out for a goal-kick.
19' West Ham earn a free-kick on the right wing and Watford are able to clear the danger only as far as Antonio on the edge of the box, but his ambitious first-time volley drifts wide of the right-hand post.
17' West Ham have taken the lead with their first shot of the game, while Watford have so far taken five shots without scoring.
M. Antonio
15' That goal seemingly came from nothing, but Antonio weighted his pass perfectly to allow Noble plenty of space for him to drive through the midfield.
M. Noble
15' GOAL! Noble makes it 1-0 to West Ham! The midfielder plays a one-two with Antonio which enables to make a run towards goal. He approaches the box and plays a lethal dummy to glide past Kabasele before slotting the ball into the bottom left-hand corner.
14' Watford regain the ball in midfield to present Deulofeu with an opportunity to whip it into the box, but Fabianski emerges from the goalmouth to claim it with ease.
12' Hughes slips a neat ball through to Deulofeu on the left wing and he squares a low delivery into the West Ham box, but Diop is able to clear the danger.
10' Lanzini whips the free-kick towards the back post, but it is too deep for his team-mates to reach and the ball eventually drifts out for a goal-kick.
9' West Ham clear the danger and launch a counter-attack as Antonio breaks down the left wing. He tries to cut inside, but is blocked off by Femenia who concedes a free-kick in a dangerous position.
7' An intricate passage of build-up play from Watford leads to Hughes receiving the ball in space right-hand side of the box, but his low cross is cleared away by Balbuena. Watford have a corner.
5' Antonio makes a break down the right flank, but the winger sees the ball marshalled out of play by Kabasele before he can test Foster.
3' Deloufeu has another early chance as he picks up the ball right-hand side of the West Ham box before dragging a low effort towards the bottom-left corner, but Fabianski is on hand to make the save.
1' Watford start on the front foot as Hughes picks it up on the edge of the box before sliding a ball through to Deulofeu. He finds himself one-on-one with the goalkeeper and then smashes it into the bottom corner, but the linesman has raised his flag for offside.
1' The referee blows his whistle and Watford get us underway!
The players are emerging from the tunnel and we are now almost ready for kick-off at Vicarage Road.
Watford secured a 2-0 victory when these sides last met to end West Ham’s four-game winning run back in December. Gracia’s side can do the league double over West Ham for the very first time if they win again today.
West Ham have made two changes to the side that secured a resounding 3-0 victory over Southampton. Rice and Felipe Anderson have both returned from illness, and they replace Pedro Obiang and Grady Diangana in Pellegrini’s starting line-up.
Javi Gracia makes two changes to the Watford side that suffered a 3-0 defeat against Chelsea, with Capoue returning from injury and Kabasele earning a recall. Chalobah and Mariappa are the two players who drop down to the bench.
SUBS: Adrian, Jack Wilshere, Pablo Zabaleta, Javier Hernandez, Angelo Ogbonna, Robert Snodgrass, Carlos Sanchez.
WEST HAM (4-2-3-1): Lukasz Fabianski; Ryan Fredericks, Fabian Balbuena, Issa Diop, Artur Masuaku; Mark Noble, Declan Rice; Michail Antonio, Manuel Lanzini, Felipe Anderson; Marko Arnautovic.
SUBS: Heurelho Gomes, Adrian Mariappa, Isaac Success, Nathaniel Chalobah, Adam Masina, Daryl Janmaat, Andre Gray.
WATFORD (4-4-2): Ben Foster; Kiko Femenia, Christian Kabasele, Craig Cathcart, Jose Holebas; Will Hughes, Abdoulaye Doucoure, Etienne Capoue, Roberto Pereyra; Gerard Deulofeu, Troy Deeney.
Both Watford and West Ham are still battling for a top-half finish, with today's winner set to guarantee a 10th-placed finish. Watford have an eye on next weekend’s FA Cup Final against Manchester City, but Javi Gracia will want his side to finish the season on a positive note after going three games without a win. West Ham have won their last two matches, so success today would mark a strong conclusion to Manuel Pellegrini’s first season at the helm.
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