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Stewart Downing

30-Year-Old Midfielder     West Ham United  Premier

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

February 1, 2015    Stewart Downing News

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Downing crossed the ball 11 times and notably ceded a breakaway to opponent Lazar Markovic after a failed back pass to keeper Adrian in Saturday's 2-0 loss to Liverpool.

Manager Sam Allardyce chose to play Kevin Nolan in the central role behind Andy Carroll and pushed Downing out wide. It was a head-scratching tactical move as Downing has flourished in that role all season.

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

January 18, 2015

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Downing scored his fifth goal of the season and added four key passes while completing four dribbles, five crosses, and three additional off-target shots in West Hamís 3-0 victory over Hull City on Sunday.

Downing showed great speed and composure to collect and finish a brilliant through ball from Alex Song. As has been the case for most of the season, Downing was once again the fulcrum of West Hamís attack. West Ham returns to Premier League action in two weeks for a pivotal match against Liverpool.

January 10, 2015

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Downing assisted on Andy Carroll's goal and provided seven total crosses in Saturday's 1-1 draw with Swansea City.

Downing did not have to work very hard for the assist, as Andy Carroll did all of the heavy lifting. Regardless, Downing continues to be the most important piece of the West Ham attack and shows little sign of slowing down.

December 20, 2014

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Downing scored in the 56th minute of West Ham's 2-0 win over Leicester City on Saturday, his second goal in as many games.

Downing's two-game goal streak was preceded by back-to-back games with assists, as he continues to play a vital part of the Hammers' attack. With four goals and six assists in 16 matches this season, Downing is putting himself firmly in the upper-tier of fantasy midfielders, though he'll have a tough time extending his streak with a Boxing Day trip to Stamford Bridge up next.

November 30, 2014

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Downing (knee) managed to play the full 90 against Newcastle on Saturday and took three shots, although he was unable to put one through.

Downing was dealing with a knee injury heading into Saturday's match but appears to available moving forward. West Ham faces West Brom on Tuesday and Downing will be looking to add onto the two goals and four assists that he's already accumulated this season.

November 27, 2014

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Downing (knee) participated in first-team training Thursday and is expected to face Newcastle on Saturday, the club's official website reports.

Downing picked up the knee injury over the international break with England and was held out of last weekend's match against Everton. However, he looks poised to return and should be in the starting XI against a Newcastle side that has been fairly good defensively of late, but could be missing starting goalkeeper Tim Krul (knock).

November 22, 2014

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Downing (knee) is not in the 18-man squad to face Everton on Saturday.

Downing picked up the injury in the second game of the international break and he'll have to sit for at least one match, with his next opportunity to play Nov. 29 against Newcastle.

October 28, 2014

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After failing to take a shot in back-to-back matches, Downing has taken eight in his last two, though only one has made it on goal, and he has not registered an assist since Sept. 20 against Liverpool.

Despite the dry spell, Downing continues to be a very important player for West Ham, though he'll lose one of his favorite pass targets with Diafra Sakho sidelined with a shoulder injury.