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Moyes makes two changes

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Moyes makes two changes

Michail Antonio makes his first West Ham United appearance since November against Nottingham Forest this afternoon as one of two changes.

Moyes makes two changes

Ben Johnson is dropped to the bench to make way for the 33 year old who last appeared against Forest at the London Stadium,

Antonio has managed just two goals this season  as he takes his place alongside   Mohammed Kudus and top scorer Bowen in attack.

Bowen has scored four times and notched two assists in ten outings against Forest during his career, last scoring on  23 December against a team who have conceded nine times in their previous four games.

Line-up v Nottingham Forest

Souček drops to the bench for this trip to the City Ground, with Kalvin Phillips coming in for his second Hammers start since his January loan arrival from Manchester City. He is joined in midfield by England teammate James Ward-Prowse, and Edson Álvarez, who has recovered from illness.

Skipper Kurt Zouma was withdrawn at half-time of last weekend’s home disappointment against Arsenal, but the Frenchman is fit to start in defence, with Vladimír Coufal, Nayef Aguerd and Emerson. Alphonse Areola starts in goal.

Along with Johnson and Souček, Łukasz Fabiański, Angelo Ogbonna, Dinos Mavropanos, Aaron Cresswell, Maxwel Cornet, Divin Mubama and Danny Ings will look to make an impact off the substitutes’ bench.

 

Nottingham Forest: Sels, Tavares, Williams, Awoniyi, Gibbs-White ©, Hudson-Odoi, Domínguez, Felipe, Elanga, Danilo, Murillo
Subs: Turner (GK), Kouyaté, Toffolo, Niakhaté, Reyna, Yates, Origi, Omobamidele, Ribeiro

West Ham United: Areola, Coufal, Zouma ©, Aguerd, Emerson, Phillips, Álvarez, Ward-Prowse, Kudus, Antonio, Bowen
Subs: Fabiański (GK), Johnson, Ogbonna, Mavropanos, Cresswell, Souček, Cornet, Mubama, Ings

Referee: Tom Bramall

 

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