West Ham fixtures revealed: Tough run in before emotional Noble farewell
The West Ham fixtures for the 2021-22 Premier League season have been unveiled – with a significant send-off scheduled for Mark Noble.
The club captain is preparing for his final season in West Ham colours and the emotions will be running high. His final game in front of his own crowd will be their penultimate match of the season, at home to reigning champions Manchester City.
Before they get to that point, the Hammers have a whole season to navigate. They also have European commitments to contend with following their impressive sixth-placed finish last season.
For now, they only know their Premier League fixtures. Those will begin with an away match against Newcastle on the weekend of August 14th. Consecutive home matches against Leicester City and Crystal Palace will follow.
Their only home league match in September is a tough one. They will welcome Manchester United to the London Stadium on the weekend of the 18th.
Capital rivals Tottenham will visit on the weekend of October 23rd. David Moyes’ side will travel to face Arsenal in the midweek round of December 14th.
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Over the Christmas period, West Ham will play against Southampton at home on Boxing Day. Then, they will visit Watford a few days later and Crystal Palace on New Year’s Day, keeping things fairly local.
The Hammers look to have a relatively tough run in, with consecutive fixtures against Chelsea and Arsenal concluding April. Then, there will be their final home game in May against Man City, sandwiched in between away games against Norwich and Brighton.
Emotions will no doubt be running high for that penultimate game of the season, in which they will hope to honour Noble’s admirable career.
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Mark Noble’s final home game in front of the Claret & Blue Army will be against Manchester City#MrWestHam pic.twitter.com/FYmz6shN4s
— West Ham United (@WestHam) June 16, 2021
Visit the official West Ham website to see their fixture list in full.
Moyes outlines hopes for future
Manager Moyes will be hoping to oversee another season of progress after doing a tremendous job last season.
Importantly, he has signed a new contract to commit his future to the club and spoke about his aims after.
“This is where I want to be and I’m happy,” Moyes told West Ham’s website.
“I’m excited to be given this opportunity to build on what we all have already achieved here. The owners and I are fully aligned with how we want to keep developing and improving the football club.
“We have made tremendous progress in the past 15 months and that has been a collective effort from everyone at the club.
“We must keep pushing boundaries for consistent improvement as we all aim to continue the growing of the club.
“I am really excited by the ambition that we have at the club and we are going to work as hard as we possibly can to keep moving forward and hopefully give our supporters many a great memory.”
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