Hammers and Spurs make ready for Premier League return

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Udinese 1-3 West Ham United

West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur continued to ramp up ahead of the Premier League return with comfortable friendly victories over Udinese and Motherwell respectively.

The Hammers needed to come from behind against the Italian outfit at the Dacia Arena. 

Former Watford man, Roberto Pereyra, handed Udinese the lead. However, said Benrahma followed up his goal at Cambridge United in midweek with another to restore parity in first-half stoppage time.

Manuel Lanzini gave the East Londoners teh lead midway through teh second period before Michail Antonio completed the scoring in the final minute.

West ham United play another mid-season friendly against Premier League rivals, Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday, December 18 (1pm).

Udinese: Silvestri (Padelli 46′), Ehizibue, Bijol (Pafundi 70′), Perez, Pereyra (Capt) (Arslan 46′), Ebosele, Walace (Nestorovski 61′), Lovric (Centis 77′), Samardzic (Buta 46′), Beto (Guessano 70′), Success (Jajalo 61′) Subs not used: Piana (GK), Cocetta, Abdalla, Russo

West Ham United: Fabiański, Coufal, Dawson, Ogbonna (Capt), Emerson (Johnson 70′), Downes (Lanzini 46′), Souček, Fornals, Benrahma (Antonio 46′), Scamacca (Coventry 90′) Subs not used: Randolph (GK), Hegyi (GK), Scarles, Forbes, Laing, Ekwah, F.Potts, Swyer

Tottenham Hotspur 4-0 Motherwell

Tottenham Hotspur boss, Antonio Conte gave a number of his squad valuable minutes as Scottish Premiership side, Motherwell were swept aside in a match staged at the Lilywhites Hotspur Way training ground.

Dejan Kulusevski gave Spurs an early lead and it was 2-0 just before the half-hour mark through Matt Doherty.

Bryan Gil added a third before the interval before Doherty made it 4-0 midway through the second period

Spurs now face French outfit, OGC Nice in a mid-season friendly at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Wednesday, December 21 (7pm). 

Tottenham Hotspur: Austin (Whiteman 58′), Tanganga (Dorrington 75′), Sanchez (Fagan-Walcott 75′), Sayers (Mundle 75′), Spence (Paskotsi 75′), Bissouma (John 75′), Skipp (Devine 75′), Doherty, Kulusevski (Lankshear 75′), White (Donley 75′), Bryan (Santiago 75′) Subs not used: Robson

Motherwell: Kelly (Capt), (Oxborough 46′), O’Donnell (Johnston 58′), Lamie, Johansen (Maguire 24′), Penney (Wilson 58′), Slattery (Speirs 58′), Goss (Miller 58′), Spittal (Cornelius 58′), Van Veen (Morris 58′), McKinstry (Tierney 58′), Shields (Ross 58′) Subs not used: Connelly

Brian Jeeves

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