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Stewart Downing

30-Year-Old Midfielder     West Ham United  Premier

Birthdate:  July 22, 1984    Height:  5' 11"    Weight:  141 lbs    

August 24, 2014    Stewart Downing News

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Downing scored on a fine solo effort in West Ham's victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday.

Downing cut in and curled a well-placed left-footed shot into the back of the net to give the Hammers a 2-0 advantage. The winger is locked into a starting role for West Ham and is already well on his way to topping his underwhelming totals (one goal and two assists in 29 league appearances) from 2013-14.

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Stewart Downing: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

May 3, 2014

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Downing scored from a free kick in the 44th minute of West Ham's 2-0 defeat of Tottenham on Saturday.

Downing has one goal and two assists on the season heading into the final match against his former club. The shine has certainly worn off since Downing's high priced move to Liverpool back in 2011, and the veteran winger can safely be ignored by fantasy owners heading into next year.

February 8, 2014

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Downing assisted on Kevin Nolan's 46th minute goal in West Ham's 2-0 victory over Aston Villa on Saturday.

Downing has had a disappointing season thus far after making the move from Liverpool to Upton Park. The Englishman likes to play a lot of crosses into the box, but doesn't end up on the scoresheet often enough to warrant much fantasy consideration.

December 18, 2013

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Downing is expected to miss the next 10 weeks due to the Achilles injury he suffered during last Saturday's match against Liverpool, the Daily Mail reports.

This is a tough blow for the Hammers, who were banking of Downing being a part of keeping the club in the Premier League. Downing's injury came on a tough tackle from Jon Flanagan and the severity of the injury wasn't even known until he removed his sock at halftime, revealing a deep gash. 12 stitches were required to close the wound and now he'll likely not lace up his boots until March.

December 9, 2013

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Downing needed stitches to his Achilles after a challenge from Jon Flanagan on Saturday and could be out of action until after Christmas, reports the Daily Mail.

Downing continued to play through the remainder of the first half, but was substituted at halftime. He went to the hospital to have the injury assessed, and received 12 stitches.

November 11, 2013

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Downing, who suffered a knee injury at the end of August, has made nine Premier League appearances this season but has yet to record a goal or an assist.

Downing has been a little more active on the offensive end, taking eight shots over the last three matches, although he's never been much of a goal scorer, which reduces his fantasy value to mostly clean sheets in standard leagues. Of those, he has five on the year, with three of them resulting in scoreless draws for the Hammers.

September 12, 2013

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Downing will miss up to three weeks after suffering a leg injury during a match against Stoke on August 31, the Daily Mail reports.

The injury is a bit hit to West Ham, who are also missing Joe Cole, Andy Carroll and Alou Diarra. Thankfully the injury isn't considered too serious, which means he could return by the first week of October.

August 13, 2013

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Downing officially joined West Ham on Monday night in a 6 million move from Liverpool, the Daily Mail reports.

Downing was a disappointment at Liverpool after coming over from Aston Villa in a 20 million move two years ago. He joins fellow Liverpool castoff Andy Carroll (heel) in a revamped Hammers' front line. West Ham opens the Premier League season this Saturday against newly-promoted Cardiff City.