Brentford 0-1 West Ham LIVE! FA Cup match result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Brentford 0-1 West Ham LIVE! FA Cup match result, match stream, latest reaction and updates today

Brentford vs West Ham - LIVE!

All-Premier League fixtures at this stage of the FA Cup do little to evoke its romance, particularly when it has been a mere eight days since the two sides’ last meeting and, unsurprisingly, this was no classic.

With 11 minutes left on the clock here at the Gtech Community Stadium, Brentford and West Ham seemed destined for a replay and a third meeting in three weeks until, mercifully, the maverick talent of Said Benrahma, well-loved by both sets of fans, stepped forward to settle the tie. The Algerian, a touch surprisingly left on the bench for the return to his former club, picked up the ball after Declan Rice’s fine challenge on Yoanne Wissa in midfield and fired brilliantly past Thomas Strakosha from range to earn David Moyes’ side a morale-boosting 1-0 victory.

The strike came from a not-dissimilar position to the one from which Benrahma scored a sensational parting gift of a goal for the Bees against Fulham on this ground before swapping west London for east back in 2020.

Brentford vs West Ham latest news

  • GOAL! Benrahma puts West Ham in front late on

  • Brentford team news: Damsgaard starts in much-changed side

  • West Ham team news: Moyes goes strong

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19:57 , Matt Verri

All-Premier League fixtures at this stage of the FA Cup do little to evoke its romance, particularly when it has been a mere eight days since the two sides’ last meeting and, unsurprisingly, this was no classic.

With 11 minutes left on the clock here at the Gtech Community Stadium, Brentford and West Ham seemed destined for a replay and a third meeting in three weeks until, mercifully, the maverick talent of Said Benrahma, well-loved by both sets of fans, stepped forward to settle the tie.

The Algerian, a touch surprisingly left on the bench for the return to his former club, picked up the ball after Declan Rice’s fine challenge on Yoanne Wissa in midfield and fired brilliantly past Thomas Strakosha from range to earn David Moyes’ side a morale-boosting 1-0 victory.

Read our full analysis here

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That winning goal...

19:35 , Matt Verri

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Crucial win!

19:25 , Matt Verri

Six matches without a win in the Premier, but a change in competition has brought a change in fortunes!

That will ease some of the pressure on David Moyes - focus quickly shifts to a massive game against Wolves next.

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FT: Brentford 0-1 West Ham

19:21 , Matt Verri

Goalkeeper is up for Brentford, looks to have got a flick on in the box but comes to nothing.

And that is that! West Ham are through to the fourth round of the FA Cup, how big a win could that prove to be?

A badly needed lift for them.

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19:18 , Matt Verri

90+2 mins: Wissa with an effort from a tight angle... wide.

Canos is furious in the middle, he was expecting a cut back in the middle. Didn’t come.

19:17 , Matt Verri

90 mins: Benrahma into space in the box, despite looking offside. Flag doesn’t go up though.

Four minutes added on!

19:15 , Matt Verri

89 mins: The visitors are holding firm, not too many scares for them since taking the lead.

That was almost one, Schade getting his shot away and it takes a deflecton. Corner for the hosts.

19:12 , Matt Verri

86 mins: West Ham sitting deeper and deeper as you’d expect.

That helps the cause, Janelt smashing an effort over the bar from distance. Two more changes for West Ham - Antonio and Paqueta off for Downes and Fornals.

19:10 , Matt Verri

84 mins: Antonio with the challenge this time and the Hammers can break.

Cross in towards Bowen in the box, Mee turns it behind for a corner. Decent delivery that from Benrahma. West Ham in no rush whatsoever to take this set-piece.

19:08 , Matt Verri

81 mins: That goal came from a brilliant challenge from Rice in midfield to set West Ham on their way. Benrahma absolutely hammers the strike past the goalkeeper, nothing cute about that finish.

Brentford look for an immediate response, they win a corner. Canos and Henry are on.

GOAL! Brentford 0-1 West Ham | Said Benrahma 79'

19:05 , Matt Verri

THERE IS THAT GOAL!

Benrahma against his former club, strike from just outside the box and it’s a great finish. West Ham take the lead!

19:04 , Matt Verri

78 mins: Just over ten minutes for someone to find a goal, or we’re going to do it all over again at the London Stadium.

Benrahma sends a decent cross into the box, Antonio lurking but it’s a good headed away from Sorensen.

19:01 , Matt Verri

75 mins: Good burst from Rice, ends with the Hammers winning a corner.

And it’s such a waste yet again. Too much on it, sails over the head of Ogbonna and out for a goal-kick.

19:00 , Matt Verri

73 mins: That’s a pretty decent introduction.

Schade burns past Dawson, gets dragged back and that will be the clearest yellow card you’ll see this weekend.

Wissa eventually clips the ball into the box, Fabianski claims.

18:59 , Matt Verri

72 mins: Brentford corner. Feel like a goal for either side now will be the winner.

Jensen takes, swung in towards Ajer but it’s headed away. Bowen leads the charge, crowded out of it though and Janelt wins the ball back.

18:56 , Matt Verri

70 mins: Here are those changes.

Schade and Janelt on for the hosts, Dasilva and Lewis-Potter the two to make way. Benrahma replaces Soucek for West Ham.

18:54 , Matt Verri

68 mins: Better from Brentford, putting the pressure on that West Ham backline.

Good chance for Lewis-Pooter with the header, nodded back across the face of goal and Ghoddos can’t get there to turn it home.

Fabianski has gone down holding his knee, maybe collided with the post. Home fans not impressed.

Malik Ouzia at the Gtech Community Stadium

18:53 , Matt Verri

Kevin Schade about to come on for his Brentford debut. Benrahma coming on for West Ham.

18:52 , Matt Verri

65 mins: Brentford easily clear again and they can break this time.

Jensen with a low cross in, Aguerd’s clearance hits the referee. It’s just not happening for either side at all.

18:50 , Matt Verri

63 mins: Free-kick for West Ham, Rice and Bowen stood over it.

It’s Rice who plays the ball into the box, not a great delivery and Brentford clear. Johnson back in, Ghoddos clears again.

West Ham will have another chance though, Paqueta brought down by Wissa. Not a huge amount of contact.

18:46 , Matt Verri

60 mins: Paqueta loses the ball in midfield, Brentford break through Wissa and win a corner.

Swung in, Aguerd wins the initial header before Paqueta boots it up the pitch.

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18:45 , Matt Verri

Better from West Ham since the break but they’ll be annoyed that conditions have calmed so much, having been effectively penned in by that howling gale in the first half.

18:43 , Matt Verri

57 mins: Ghoddos brings the ball forward, urged by the fans to go for goal from distance.

Finds Lewis-Potter instead, he try to play the ball outside by makes a mess of it and that’s straight out of play. Quality still lacking from both sides in the final third.

18:41 , Matt Verri

54 mins: Emerson with the strike from just outside the box, deflects behind for a corner. Muted appeals for handball but even the players don’t fully believe it.

Rice swings the corner into the box, really good delivery. Wissa with a strange header, luckily for him the whistle goes. Bowen adjudged to have fouled his man as Mee put the ball behind for another corner.

18:37 , Matt Verri

51 mins: Good block from Ogbonna, Brentford starting to build the pressure again. A lot of their attacks are coming through Lewis-Potter out wide.

Already more excitement in the six minutes since the break than we had in the entirety of the first-half.

18:35 , Matt Verri

48 mins: Big chance!

West Ham should take the lead. Brilliant ball in, Soucek there in the middle but sends the left-footed strike wide.

Bowen less than impressed behind him, he wants Soucek to leave it.

18:33 , Matt Verri

47 mins: Ghoddos wants a foul on the edge of the box, challenge came in from Johnson. Referee waves him up.

At the other end Antonio holds the ball up, chance breaks down though and Brentford are back in possession. Lewis-Potter tries his luck, comfortable for Fabianski.

Back underway!

18:32 , Matt Verri

Up and running again for the second-half.

18:24 , Matt Verri

Four shots for Brentford in the opening 45 minutes, one on target. West Ham with three shots in all, none troubling the goalkeeper.

More possession for the hosts too but the visitors haven’t been too troubled by that.

New signing Schade will surely come on at some point for Brentford, with Benrahma a likely intrdouction for West Ham.

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18:19 , Matt Verri

Wissa’s chance the only one of note. Brentford more of the ball but West Ham pretty solid. Not a good game.

HT: Brentford 0-0 West Ham

18:16 , Matt Verri

Brentford the better side but that’s a very low bar.

Terrible conditions and that hasn’t helped the quality of the match. Not the best, shall we say.

18:15 , Matt Verri

45+1 mins: First corner of the match for West Ham, Emerson to take.

It’s absolutely woeful. Dasilva smacks it against Soucek and it goes behind for a goal-kick. If ever a set-piece summed up a half.

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18:14 , Matt Verri

Brentford have had a couple of free-kicks in decent areas and are usually a big set-piece threat but the rotation to their side tonight seems to have lessened that.

They usually have the likes of Norgaard, Janelt and Toney in there as well as the three centre-halves.

18:13 , Matt Verri

44 mins: Another long throw from Brentford incoming?

No, taken short to Jensen and Sorensen gets it back. Loops the cross into the box, not the easiest of claims for Fabianski but he does well.

18:12 , Matt Verri

42 mins: Johnson gets the better of Ghoddos, good from the full-back but Mee stops the cross coming into the box.

Been another very solid display from Mee so far, even if he hasn’t had a huge amount to do.

18:10 , Matt Verri

40 mins: Five minutes to go until half-time, both sets of playing looking forward to getting inside.

A decent spell of possession for West Ham, they’ve haven’t had many of these at all. Bowen drops deep to the halfway line to try and get involved.

Antonio holds off Jensen, off to Soucek but he gets it stuck under his feet.

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18:07 , Matt Verri

After a decent start from Brentford, this game has become very disjointed. Both sides have given the ball away far too easily, albeit in tricky conditions.

18:05 , Matt Verri

35 mins: Ghoddos down under a challenge from Johnson, yet another chance for Brentford to put something into the box.

Jensen again to take, Rice can’t fully clear and Ghoddos fires it back in. Mee turns the rebound against the post!

Not that it matters, offside flag is swiftly raised.

18:04 , Matt Verri

34 mins: Free-kick about 40 yards out for Brentford, clipped in by Jensen.

Headed down, Mee not too far away from getting on the end of it but Dawson absolutely lumps it up the pitch. Not a day for messing around.

18:02 , Matt Verri

32 mins: Decent move from Brentford, as Emerson loses the ball.

Ends with Lewis-Potter drifting inside and getting a shot away, not even close to troubling Fabianski. Still just the one shot on target between the two sides in 32 minutes.

18:01 , Matt Verri

31 mins: Throw-in by the corner flag for Brentford, up come the centre-backs. Sorensen to launch this one into the box.

Over the head of Wissa, Rice is there to head it away. Paqueta briefly has the ball for the visitors, but once against Brentford are quick to win it back.

Malik Ouzia at the Gtech Community Stadium

17:59 , Matt Verri

The ball is really holding up in the wind when Fabianski kicks it long and it means Antonio has got no chance, really, with Brentford’s centre-halves having time to measure their run on him and attack the ball.

17:57 , Matt Verri

27 mins: Optimistic pass from Paqueta as he looks to set Antonio away, would have been a special ball.

Instead it’s a fairly average one that Strakosha in goal for Brentford can claim relatively comfortably.

Malik Ouzia at Gtech Community Stadium

17:55 , Matt Verri

Applause for Said Benrahma as he trots out to warm-up, followed by a loud chorus of “He wants to come home”.

17:54 , Matt Verri

24 mins: Mee takes too long to deal with a long ball forward, briefly opens up for West Ham.

Paqueta looks to have the beating of Ghoddos, throws himself to the ground. All for nothing, as the ball had gone out of play. Full marks for effort though.

17:52 , Matt Verri

22 mins: Here comes a long throw for Brentford. Perfect conditions for it... absolutely miserable.

Or not, Brentford opt to just keep it. Mee eventually opts to try and play a cross into the box, Roerslev eventually does and it’s straight at Fabianski.

This has not been the best of matches.

17:48 , Matt Verri

19 mins: Paqueta tries his luck from a tight angle, massive swipe at the ball and it’s well over the bar.

Well... it’s at least some attacking ambition from the visitors.

17:47 , Matt Verri

17 mins: Brief VAR check, possible penalty for Brentford. Ogbonna handball? No, on we go.

The hosts have dominated possession, best part of 70% of the ball. Nothing to show for it yet though.

17:45 , Matt Verri

15 mins: Great goalkeeping from Fabianski!

Lewis-Potter gets past Emerson and puts a wonderful cross into the box, Wissa looks set to have a simple finish but Fabianski does really well to put it behind for a corner.

Taken short, eventually comes in... comfortably cleared.

Malik Ouzia at the Gtech Community Stadium

17:43 , Matt Verri

It is absolutely lashing it down here now and the rain is blowing right into my face in the press box...

17:40 , Matt Verri

10 mins: Brilliant turn from Antonio to beat Ajer and he’s away.

Not a huge amount of options for him, team-mates not exactly flooding forward as he gets into the box. Roerslev wins it back and the chance goes.

Malik Ouzia at the Gtech Community Stadium

17:39 , Matt Verri

It’s this much-changed Brentford side that have made the better start here. Lots of confident passing with Dasilva and Jensen heavily involved early on.

17:37 , Matt Verri

7 mins: Sorensen clips a ball forward, looking for Damsgaard but too much on it. West Ham finally get the ball back.

Bit more direct from the Hammers as Fabianski lumps it long, works out as it comes wide to Emerson. Good work from Soresen though to win a goal kick off Bowen.

17:35 , Matt Verri

5 mins: Low-key start to this one, not much action to report at either end.

Brentford keeping the ball nicely and knocking it around well, West Ham not too concerned with that though as they sit in their shape.

17:33 , Matt Verri

3 mins: Antonio involved early on for the visitors, he’ll be desperate to make an impression.

Scamacca scored a fine goal last time out against Leeds - chance for Antonio to respond and make his case this evening.

Malik Ouzia at the Gtech Community Stadium

17:32 , Matt Verri

I wondered if Brentford might have switched to a back-four this afternoon but it looks like Samman Ghoddos is going to play as a makeshift left-wing-back.

Mikel Damsgaard is in midfield with Dasilva and Jensen, and then it’s Lewis-Potter and Wissa as the front two.

KICK-OFF!

17:30 , Matt Verri

We’re up and running in the FA Cup.

Here we go!

17:26 , Matt Verri

Kick-off coming up in just a few minutes.

Feels like a much bigger match for West Ham, even if Brentford would love a cup run.

Victory here could finally kick the Hammers’ season into gear... or a defeat piles even more pressure on.

Moyes on importance of a cup run...

17:19 , Matt Verri

“We had a great thrill this year about winning our games in Europe and topping the group as we did last year. Last season, we had a really good run in the League Cup, where we beat both Manchester City and Manchester United.

“So I think that if you can get a run in any cup competition, I think it’s a good sign. It’s really important to do it.

But I think ask the majority of the managers and their bread and butter is the Premier League. It’s the most important thing. But winning a cup and getting a run for the supporters is equally as important.

“You’re trying to give them good games and days they remember. And I’d love to be able to do that.”

Top-flight sides already out

17:15 , Matt Verri

Crystal Palace, Nottingham Forest and Bournemouth the three Premier League sides to be knocked out of the FA Cup so far today, following Everton’s defeat at Old Trafford last night.

One of Brentford and West Ham will be joining that list in a couple of hours...

New man on the bench

17:09 , Matt Verri

Kevin Schade this week joined Brentford, on a six-month loan deal that will become permanent for around £21million in the summer.

He’s on the bench this evening. and Frank is looking forward to the striker getting his chance.

“It’s exciting for the fans, and for me,” the Brentford boss said.

“We’re very pleased. He’s a player we’ve been following very closely for a while.

“We tried to see if something could happen in the last transfer window, but it’s all about timing. We did our homework and we got it over the line. He’s a very promising young talent – the perfect Brentford player.”

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FA Cup records...

17:02 , Matt Verri

Two fifth-round exits in the FA Cup for West Ham in the last couple of seasons.

Not been a competition the club have done particularly well in since that memorable final against Liverpool in 2006 - now 43 years since they last won it.

Brentford are on a run of three fourth-round exits in a row, and haven’t made it beyond the fifth round since 1989.

Frank expecting tough match

16:52 , Matt Verri

Thomas Frank has named a weakend side this evening, but he has made it clear this week he wants a deep run in the competition.

“The biggest disappointment this season was losing to Gillingham [in the Carabao Cup],” Frank said.

“I wanted to go on that Cup run. It’s the same with the FA Cup, we want to play a strong team and see how far we can do.

“West Ham will come out and be a strong opponent. They got a good result against Leeds and I’m convinced they will be very strong tomorrow and do everything they can to progress.”

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Big match for the Hammers...

16:46 , Matt Verri

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West Ham go strong!

16:40 , Matt Verri

Moyes opts for a strong side. It’s a back three for the visitors as Ogbonna comes in, with Johnson and Emerson at wing-back.

Soucek and Rice midfield, with Paqueta in an advanced role as Antonio leads the line for West Ham.

Jensen leads a much-changed Brentford team, Frank has shuffled the pack. Damsgaard comes into the starting XI, and there’s a rare start for Ajer.

No Toney in the squad for the visitors.

Brentford team news

16:33 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Strakosha, Roerslev, Ajer, Mee, Bech, Ghoddos, Jensen, Dasilva, Damsgaard, Lewis-Potter, Wissa

Subs: Cox, Henry, Canos, Schade, Zanka, Janelt, Stevens, Trevitt, Yarmoliuk

West Ham team news

16:31 , Matt Verri

Starting XI: Fabianski; Johnson, Dawson, Aguerd, Ogbonna, Emerson; Soucek, Rice; Paqueta, Antonio, Bowen

Subs: Randolph, Cresswell, Fornals, Downes, Benrahma, Kehrer, Coventry, Swyer, Mubama

Team sheets coming up...

16:22 , Matt Verri

All the team news coming up in just over five minutes now.

Johnson and Bowen among the West Ham players who have been out on the pitch - take from that what you will.

All will soon be revealed!

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Gloomy January evening!

16:14 , Matt Verri

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Contrasting fortunes...

16:07 , Matt Verri

Brentford are in flying form at the minute - they’ve beaten Manchester City, Liverpool and West Ham and drawn with Tottenham in their last four Premier League matches.

As a result they sit ninth in the table and will surely be eyeing a cup run, with no real danger of a relegation fight.

Not the case for West Ham, you’d imagine their focus will be firmly on league matters. One point taken from their last six matches and they are out of the relegation zone on goal difference only.

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Stage is set...

16:00 , Matt Verri

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Moyes on transfer plans

15:53 , Matt Verri

David Moyes says West Ham are open to making new signings this month.

The club spent around £150m over the course of the summer and are yet to see much of a return, winning only four Premier League games all season.

Discussing the January transfer window, Moyes said: “We still might be active if we can.

“Ultimately, the club spent a lot in the summertime, ideally we’re not trying to bring in so many players.

“They’re still trying to get used to us ourselves but it depends on our situation.”

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Beckham joins Brentford on loan

15:46 , Matt Verri

Brentford have signed Romeo Beckham on loan from Inter Miami.

Released by Arsenal at the age of 13, Beckham took a five-year break from football before joining his father’s American side and made his professional debut in September 2021.

Last season, Inter Miami II finished sixth in the Eastern Conference and Beckham led the way in the assists charts, registering ten in 20 appearances while also scoring twice.

“I came here at the start to keep fit during the off season,” he told the club’s official website. “The chance then came to come on loan here and I’ve never been so excited.

“I’ve loved it. They’re such nice boys and have good energy. I love coming in every day seeing them and getting to train every day with them is fun.”

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Last time they met...

15:38 , Matt Verri

These two sides met just over a week ago in the league - here’s how Malik Ouzia reported on it from the London Stadium:

If the World Cup break was supposed to offer the Premier League’s teams a chance to reset, then the old on-off trick has failed to work the oracle for West Ham. On the evidence seen so far, it may even have made things worse.

For if the Irons’ television set was displaying little but the muddled fuzz of static in November, then heading it seems now to be in a state of almost total malfunction, screen cracked, insides knackered. Mendable, sure. But by who and how?

A 2-0 defeat to Brentford made it five in a row in the Premier League for the Hammers and saw David Moyes serenaded with chants of “sacked in the morning” by the away fans.

Read our full report on Brentford’s recent win over West Ham here

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Prediction

15:31 , Matt Verri

This game could come down to who picks the stronger side and the Hammers’ European and relegation focus could aid the Bees’ bid.

A 2-0 Brentford win.

West Ham team news

15:24 , Matt Verri

West Ham could be without Vladimir Coufal for today’s FA Cup clash with Brentford.

He picked up a knock following a heavy challenge from Crysencio Summerville against Leeds at Elland Road and was duly substituted.

Moyes has also confirmed Kurt Zouma is making progress but will not be fit for Saturday.

“Kurt Zouma is getting closer, but maybe not yet,” said the West Ham boss. “He’s only just going to start training, so we’re probably much the same [from Leeds].

“We’re trying to recover. We only played late on Wednesday night so we’re still trying to get the players back together and get them ready.”

Predicted West Ham XI: Areola; Johnson, Dawson, Aguerd, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Paqueta, Benrahma; Scamacca.

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West Ham team news

15:22 , Matt Verri

West Ham could be without Vladimir Coufal for today’s FA Cup clash with Brentford.

He picked up a knock following a heavy challenge from Crysencio Summerville against Leeds at Elland Road and was duly substituted.

Moyes has also confirmed Kurt Zouma is making progress but will not be fit for Saturday.

“Kurt Zouma is getting closer, but maybe not yet,” said the West Ham boss. “He’s only just going to start training, so we’re probably much the same [from Leeds].

“We’re trying to recover. We only played late on Wednesday night so we’re still trying to get the players back together and get them ready.”

Predicted West Ham XI: Areola; Johnson, Dawson, Aguerd, Cresswell; Rice, Soucek; Bowen, Paqueta, Benrahma; Scamacca.

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Brentford team news

15:16 , Matt Verri

Ivan Toney could return for Brentford if he can shake off a knee injury picked up in the recent win at West Ham.

Frank Onyeka and Kristoffer Ajer are also nearing returns with Aaron Hickey eyeing this match for his comeback. Shandon Baptiste is out.

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How to watch Brentford vs West Ham

15:07 , Matt Verri

TV channel and live stream: The game will not be broadcast live in the UK.

Live blog: You can follow all the action right here though, with expert analysis from Malik Ouzia at the ground.

Good afternoon!

14:59 , Matt Verri

Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s LIVE coverage of Brentford vs West Ham!

It’s an FA Cup third-round clash this evening, with the two sides coming into it in very different form. The Bees are flying, and beat West Ham just over a week ago, while David Moyes is under huge pressure as his side continue to struggle.

We’ll have all the latest updates, build-up and team news ahead of kick-off, which comes at 5:30pm GMT from the Gtech Community Stadium.

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