Friday April 6, 2012 Day 41 Finished Oakwell

Barnsley 0 - 4 West Ham United

  • Nolan 7’
  • Maynard 24’
  • Noble 36’
  • Vaz Te 55’

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  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Barnsley
    • West Ham United
    • 90+1 And that's it from Oakwell where West Ham set a club record of twelve away league wins and close the gap at the top of the table. 0-4.
    • 89' This win tees West Ham up nicely for a crunch game against Birmingham on Monday.
    • 87' O'Brien draws a wonderful save from Green. Great stop. Corner. Barnsley work it short but David Perkins loses it and West Ham again break.
    • 84' Reid, who has been magnificent throughout, cuts out an O'Brien cross for a corner. West Ham break but Lansbury can't get anything on a ball that would have put him in a one-on-one situation.
    • 82' Higginbotham loops a header over the bar from a whipped Cotterill free-kick. To be fair it was a difficult chance with the youngster's back to goal.
    • 81' Maynard has the ball in the net following a beautifully threaded ball from Lansbury but his celebrations are cut short with the assistant's flag held aloft.
    • 79' Kallum Higginbotham looks to break from midfield but five West Ham players converge around him and he is crowded out.
    • 77' Barnsley are dropping deeper and deeper here and it looks like only a matter of time before the visitors add to their tally - goal difference could prove crucial come the end of the season. Table.
    • 75' O'Brien wins a corner from Collins but his delivery is easily claimed by Green, who starts another West Ham break with a quick throw. Matt Taylor loses out in a one-on-one with Scott Wiseman, but Nolan reclaims the ball and sqaures for Lansbury, whose shot is well struck but straight at Button.
    • 73' The hosts deal with it pretty comfortably - the game has lost any real form of impetus after that fourth, understandable really.
    • 72' Danny Collins gets into a bit of space down Barnsley's right side - which has been a problem all night - but his cross is cut out for a corner.
    • 70' Henri Lansbury on for Gary O'Neil.
    • 68' O'Brien swings the resulting corner over but it goes out of play before coming back in - almost in perfect tandem a few home fans leave to the sight of that. Poor performance from their side tonight.
    • 67' Nolan with a cynical challenge on Dawson as the midfielder led a break. The free-kick, 25 yards out and right of centre as Barnsley look at it is lofted to the back post by Jim O'Brien but George McCartney is there to clear.
    • 66' Maynard latches on to a Nolan pass over the top but his effort on the half-volley is wayward.
    • 65' Double substituion for Barnsley as returning duo David Perkins and Jim O'Brien replace Craig Davies and Korey Smith.
    • 62' Collins is straight into the action but his cross is too close to Green who claims with ease.
    • 61' Lee Collins enters the fray for the home side.
    • 59' Danny Collins on for the returning Guy Demel. George McCartney goes to right-back and Collins slots in on the left of the defence.
    • 57' Taylor finds Maynard in a worrying amount of space but his sweet strike from all of thirty yards comes back off the crossbar.
    • 55' Following that bright start to the second period from the home side, West Ham make it four and it is a tap in for former Barnsley player Vaz Te. George McCartney is in acres down the left, and, when David Cotterill does stagger over to tackle him, the full-back cuts inside and looks to curl the ball past Button. The on-loan keeper makes a save of considerable quality but Vaz Te pokes in. 0-4.
    • 54' Reid has been immaculate thus far and he sheperds a ball out of play.
    • 53' Craig Davies' cross is cut out and West Ham look to spring a quick break but the through ball has too much on it and it runs through to David Button.
    • 52' Barnsley are making a bit of a fist of it this half - there is definitely more pressure on West Ham ball now. Nolan flicks forward whilst under pressure from Dawson.
    • 50' Surely West Ham can't keep this sort of intensity up.
    • 47' A needless, needless foul from David Cotterill offers George McCartney an easy escape from a pretty tight spot in the far corner.
    • 46' We're back underway in South Yorkshire as West Ham again make much of the early running.
    • 45+3 That's half-time and almost mission accomplished for the visitors.
    • 45+2 Barnsley finishing in the ascendancy.
    • 45' David Cotterill comes again down that same right channel but Winston Reid again reads the cross and clears.
    • 44' Kallum Higginbotham makes a quick break and looks to pull the ball back from the by-line but Winston Reid clears. The ball comes back into the box almost immediately and Green comes a long way to claim.
    • 43' West Ham still being offered far too much time on the ball and one would assume that the half-time team talk should result in a change of tactics from the home side.
    • 41' The tempo of the game slows as the clock edges towards half-time.
    • 39' Barnsley win a corner and, after a brief moment of confusion, Mark Noble clears for Nolan to chase down but there's too much on it.
    • 37' This could become a cricket score as West Ham begin to run riot - this time George McCartney slices wide.
    • 36' West Ham again put the pressure on Barnsley ball and it pays off when the ball is fed back to David Button, who, under pressure from Maynard, fails to clear. The ball falls to Noble, who lifts the ball over a retreating Barnsley defence into the net from just outside the box and close to the touchline. Sumptuous finish. 0-3.
    • 34' Vaz Te steals the ball in midfield before breaking forward at pace, he eases past a few challenges, but the angle becomes too tight for the shot and he squares it but Barnlsey clear.
    • 33' Green looks for Vaz Te, who has swapped sides with Taylor, but the ball is straight out for a throw.
    • 32' West Ham have the run of the midfield.
    • 31' Green thinks he is impeded but referee Tony Bates signals for another corner - they clear it and Nolan leads the break but with his legs not quite as sprightly as they once were, he has to turn back and West Ham come again.
    • 29' Barnsley still aren't safe from the drop and they need at least one more victory to ensure Chmpionship football next season but they win a corner with their first foray forward in a while.
    • 27' In complete contrast, whenever the home side are on the ball they are hussled and harried, which often leads to a sloppy long ball to an isolated front two of Andy Gray and Craig Davies.
    • 25' West Ham continue to stroke the ball about at will - literally no pressure on the West Ham back four and they set the tempo for what is becoming an impressive performance from the Irons.
    • 24' West Ham are offered far too much time and space and Nicky Maynard makes the home side pay. He collects the ball some thirty yards out following a period of West Ham passing, makes a yard and then curls it bottom corner to double the visitors' advantage.
    • 21' Matthew Taylor is hauled back by Korey Smith as the fluency of the game leaves a lot to be desired. West Ham pump the ball into the box but Vaz Te can't quite get the desired connection with an overhead kick following a knock down and David Button claims.
    • 19' Stephen Dawson picks up a yellow what looked like a two-footed lunge - fortunate to stay on the pitch, Dawson.
    • 17' Winston Reid does well to get a head to a deep cross as Andy Gray lurked at the back post.
    • 15' West Ham are flying now but they'll be keen to get a second following what happened last week against Reading.
    • 13' Former Barnsley man Vaz Te continues to look bright and he wins a throw deep in Tykes territory following a decent switch of play from George McCartney. West Ham work it back through defence and midfield until the ball arrives at Vaz Te again but Gary O'Neill gets under his cross and the chance has gone.
    • 11' Davies again has a swipe at the ball from distance but this effort is of a far tamer variety.
    • 9' Davies, the man who deflected the ball into the path of Nolan for the West Ham goal, collects a loose ball from Rob Green before making a yard and whipping it around the West Ham defender from outside the box. It looks to be creeping in but Green pushes it around the post.
    • 7' And former Newcastle man Nolan grabs his elevnth goal of the season from the resulting corner. Vaz Te glances the set-piece on and it flicks off a home defender into the path of Nolan who flicks the ball past David Button in the home goal.
    • 5' Nolan is hauled down in midfield and West Ham play the free-kick quickly. Nolan then wins a corner from a tight angle.
    • 4' West Ham will be desperate for all three points following on from Reading's victory earlier in the day but they look quite porous in midfield at the moment.
    • 1' We're underway at Oakwell.
    • 17:10 Team news: Barnsley: Button, Wiseman, Foster, McNulty, Golbourne, Cotterill, Dawson, Smith, Higginbotham, Gray, Davies. Subs: Lidakevicius, O'Brien, Perkins, Tonge, Collins. /// West Ham: Green, Demel, Reid, Tomkins, McCartney, Nolan, Noble, O'Neil, Taylor, Vaz Te, Maynard. Subs: Baldock, Cole, Diop, Lansbury, Collins.
    • 17:05 Following on from Reading's win earlier in the day, nothing but victory will suffice for Big Sam and West Ham, who know that if they don't take all three points from this one then they'll have to settle for a place in the play-offs.
    • 17:00 Welcome to our LIVE coverage from the evening game in the Championship, where Barnsley welcome West Ham United to Oakwell.
    • 13.05 Meanwhile, the pressure builds on West Ham United - once a shoo-in for automatic promotion - with manager Sam Allardyce claiming that anything other than victory away at Barnsley would consign them to the ignominy of the play-offs. That match kicks off at 17.15.
  • Summary

    • 87' O'Brien draws a wonderful save from Green. Great stop. Corner. Barnsley work it short but David Perkins loses it and West Ham again break.
    • 75' O'Brien wins a corner from Collins but his delivery is easily claimed by Green, who starts another West Ham break with a quick throw. Matt Taylor loses out in a one-on-one with Scott Wiseman, but Nolan reclaims the ball and sqaures for Lansbury, whose shot is well struck but straight at Button.
    • 55' Following that bright start to the second period from the home side, West Ham make it four and it is a tap in for former Barnsley player Vaz Te. George McCartney is in acres down the left, and, when David Cotterill does stagger over to tackle him, the full-back cuts inside and looks to curl the ball past Button. The on-loan keeper makes a save of considerable quality but Vaz Te pokes in. 0-4.
    • 44' Kallum Higginbotham makes a quick break and looks to pull the ball back from the by-line but Winston Reid clears. The ball comes back into the box almost immediately and Green comes a long way to claim.
    • 36' West Ham again put the pressure on Barnsley ball and it pays off when the ball is fed back to David Button, who, under pressure from Maynard, fails to clear. The ball falls to Noble, who lifts the ball over a retreating Barnsley defence into the net from just outside the box and close to the touchline. Sumptuous finish. 0-3.
    • 24' West Ham are offered far too much time and space and Nicky Maynard makes the home side pay. He collects the ball some thirty yards out following a period of West Ham passing, makes a yard and then curls it bottom corner to double the visitors' advantage.
    • 9' Davies, the man who deflected the ball into the path of Nolan for the West Ham goal, collects a loose ball from Rob Green before making a yard and whipping it around the West Ham defender from outside the box. It looks to be creeping in but Green pushes it around the post.
    • 7' And former Newcastle man Nolan grabs his elevnth goal of the season from the resulting corner. Vaz Te glances the set-piece on and it flicks off a home defender into the path of Nolan who flicks the ball past David Button in the home goal.
    • 17:10 Team news: Barnsley: Button, Wiseman, Foster, McNulty, Golbourne, Cotterill, Dawson, Smith, Higginbotham, Gray, Davies. Subs: Lidakevicius, O'Brien, Perkins, Tonge, Collins. /// West Ham: Green, Demel, Reid, Tomkins, McCartney, Nolan, Noble, O'Neil, Taylor, Vaz Te, Maynard. Subs: Baldock, Cole, Diop, Lansbury, Collins.

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