Brentford's Premier League match against West Ham United has been moved. The game will now be played on Sunday 10 April and will kick-off at 2pm. This is due to West Ham's commitments in the UEFA Europa League.
West Ham reached the last eight of the Europa League last night. They beat Sevilla to earn a place in the Quarter Finals. They will face Olympique Lyonnais in a two-legged tie for a place in the last four. The First Leg of that tie will be played in East London on Thursday 7 April so our match has been moved to give them sufficient rest.
Brentford won the first match between the teams 2-1 earlier this season. Bryan Mbeumo put The Bees ahead in the first half but West Ham levelled. Yoane Wissa gave The Bees the points with a stoppage time goal. The teams also met in a pre-season friendly in West London in July, which West Ham won 1-0.
The teams have only met three times in competitive games since 1954, including the game in October. West Ham beat Brentford 4-0 in East London in the 1992/93 season while the game at Griffin Park was drawn 0-0. Previous meetings took place in the 1930s, 40s and 50s in the second tier. This will be the first top flight meeting in West London.