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West Ham vs Man City game moved in potential Europa League final boost

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est Ham’s final home game of the season against Manchester City later this month has been brought forward to a 2pm BST kick-off, in a welcome move for the Hammers ahead of a potential Europa League final appearance.

David Moyes’ side host the Premier League leaders at the London Stadium on Sunday, May 15, when most of the penultimate round of fixtures take place in order to avoid any clash with the FA Cup final at Wembley the previous day.

The match was originally scheduled as a 4:30pm kick-off but the Hammers now avoid the later start time, with the game coming just three days before the Europa League final in Seville, should they get there. Moyes’ men are 2-1 down in their semi-final against Eintracht Frankfurt ahead of the return leg in Germany on Thursday.

The Man City fixture, which will be televised by Sky Sports, will also be club captain Mark Noble’s final outing in front of home fans ahead of his planned retirement at the end of the season.

Brentford’s trip to Everton on the same day, which will likely be a crucial game for the Toffees in their relegation scrap, has been switched to a 4:30pm kick-off and will also be broadcast by Sky.

The Bees have already announced that they will credit ticket holders for the game with the value of their match ticket in an attempt to compensate for additional travel costs due to the late change.

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