Monday April 23, 2012 Day 45 Finished King Power Stadium

Leicester City 1 - 2 West Ham United

  • Beckford 34’
  • Reid 39’
  • Collison 58’

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  1. West Ham keep promotion hopes alive

    West Ham keep promotion hopes alive

    West Ham won 2-1 at Leicester City to keep alive their slim hopes of automatic promotion from the Championship. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Leicester City
    • West Ham United
    • 21:51 West Ham are still in with an outside chance of going up automatically, but they have to draw back two points and three goals on Southampton in the final game of the season on Saturday.
    • 90+4' Morgan has a second header that is saved by Green, and that is the final whistle.
    • 90+3' Schmeichel saves from Nolan one-on-one, but that surely was a foul on St Ledger in the build-up.
    • 90+2' Allardyce is screaming at his players and chewing his gum furiously at the same time. Who says men can't multitask?
    • 90' Four minutes of added-on time. Oh, and the Leicester players are doing a lap of honour at the end to thank the fans. You wonder how many will stick around for that.
    • 90' Drinkwater tries a snapshot from the edge of the area which goes over.
    • 88' Henri Lanbury replaces Collison for West Ham.
    • 88' Taylor with a cross from the left and St Ledger almost puts through his own goal.
    • 86' ...because this has been dire from Leicester. They probably need to spend another 14million this summer. And better.
    • 86' The commentator mentions Dyer...one for homophone corner...
    • 85' Bamba overhits a pass to Marshall and it goes out of play. Oh, that sums up Leicester's evening.
    • 82' Danny Collins replaces Cole for West Ham.
    • 80' Dyer has a shot from outside the area which is well saved by Green.
    • 79' Collison tries to volley a cross to the far post but Peltier heads clear.
    • 78' Bamba fouls Reid as he jumps for a header in the area.
    • 77' Julien Faubert comes on for Demel.
    • 76' Dyer does get to the byline and tries to find Waghorn, but West Ham clear.
    • 75' Leicester are really not great. Marshall and Drinkwater are the only exceptions to that. Dyer was sharp in the first half but has been anonymous second half.
    • 74' Vaz Te fails to get a connection on the ball in the area, but Konchesky and then Morgan do well to block.
    • 71' Wellens is sitting on the bench clutching his knee. He seems as if he is telling a team-mate of the jarring it received as it caught in the grass.
    • 70' Waghorn is very later on Noble, but no card from the referee.
    • 68' Tomkins heads wide after some penalty box pinball.
    • 67' Cole heads away Marshall's corner and West Ham break.
    • 67' Demel heads away Marshall's cross to the back post.
    • 66' Marshall's corner is cleared by Green.
    • 65' The crowd is announced as 23, 172.
    • Martyn Waghorn replaces Nugent after months out with hamstring problems.
    • 64' Tomkins catches Morgan with an elbow at a corner, but it was accidental.
    • 62' O'Neil has twisted his knee after being outpaced by Bamba, but he is all right. He is the second tonight to get his studs caught in the pitch.
    • 60' You can only hear the 3,000 West Ham fans now.
    • 58' West Ham make it 2-1 with a wondeful low shot from Collison past Schmeichel, after Noble's shot had initially been blocked by St Ledger.
    • 57' O'Neil sets up Nolan down the centre after Cole drags out Morgan, but the Hammers' captain sidefoots wide.
    • 55' The first ten minutes of the second half have again been bitty. West Ham in particular don't seem to be showing the quality you would expect.
    • 54' A good run from Drinkwater finds Marshall, but again the move peters out.
    • 52' Taylor catches Peltier on the edge of the box but no foul, after Reid had initially cleared Beckford's cross.
    • 51' Dyer runs down the left, but West Ham are able to clear.
    • 50' Bamba clips O'Neil in midfield and is lucky not to get a card.
    • 49' Noble's corner is missed by Tomkins and runs out for a goal kick.
    • 47' Drinkwater clears a Collison cross for a corner, but th ball drops to Noble with a shot that floats just wide.
    • 46' Sean St Ledger is on for the injured Andy King. Bamba goes into midfield, with St Ledger at centre-half.
    • 46' Second half kicks off.
    • 45+3' Half-time and it is one each. It has not been a great game, though West Ham have looked the brighter. Leicester looks dangerous on the break, especially through substitute Lloyd Dyer.
    • 45+3' A Leicester fan throws the ball from the crowd and hits Allardyce. Oh, the fun of it!
    • 45+3' Vaz Te's shot is wide of Schmeichel's post.
    • 45+2' Drinkwater fouls Collison 35 yards out.
    • 45' Three minutes of added-on time.
    • 45' Tomkins with a header from Noble's corner is wide.
    • 44' Good passing down the right by West Ham, and they get a corner. West Ham have three-quarters of possession in the last ten minutes.
    • 41' Corner to Leicester, after a Reid clearance under pressure from Beckford. The referee awards a free-kick for a Lee Peltier foul on Nolan.
    • 41' Dyer is dangerous down the left, but Tomkins clears.
    • 39' Vaz Te with a snapshot that is blocked by Morgan for a corner.
    • 38' Reid makes it 1-1. Noble reverse passes to Taylor, and the New Zealander gets in front of Bamba to convert the cross from the left from close range.
    • 38' Marshall clears a Taylor ball for a corner.
    • 37' James Tomkins tries to find Vaz Te, and completely overhits it. Not the West Ham way at all.
    • 36' O'Neil crosses for Nolan, and Morgan charges down, to half-hearted appeals for a penalty.
    • 34' And a goal to Leicester! Marshall beats the full-back Taylor and crosses between Demel and Winston Reid for Beckford to head into the bottom corner.
    • 34' Is it too late to join Nigel Adkins' backgammon game?
    • 33' This game is pretty dreadful. You can see why West Ham fans are moaning about the quality on offer under Allardyce.
    • 32' O'Neil breaks down the centre but his pass is overhit and runs for a goal kick.
    • 30' O'Neil cynically pulls down Dyer on the counter, and deservedly gets a yellow card.
    • 29' Nolan has a volley from the left-hand side of the box that whistles just wide, after Vaz Te wins the first ball in the box.
    • 28' Marshall gives the ball away to Noble.
    • 28' Bamba easily clears from Kevin Nolan on the edge of the box.
    • 27' Schmeichel takes the cross from Cole towards the back post, and Leicester break again through Dyer.
    • 25' Great run and cross from Dyer on the left, and Beckford heads just wide after getting in front of Winston Reid.
    • 24' Still goalless at Leicester, but the home side are playing better.
    • 23' Jermaine Beckford has hurt himself going in for a tackle with Guy Demel. You can sees the stud marks on his inner thigh.
    • 22' Wellens is struggling, and Dyer is coming on.
    • 22' O'Neil heads away again from Nugent, from a Ben Marshall cross.
    • 21' Gary O'Neil clears a Leicester break, withn David Nugent sniffing for scraps.
    • 20' Wellens is back on, and able to clear. So the injury is obviously not too serious.
    • 19' Danny Drinkwater is unable to bring the ball out from under his feet, and Matt Taylor is able to clear.
    • 17' Richie Wellens has caught his studs into the ground when trying to tackle Nolan. This could be a bad injury. But he is able to limp off.
    • 16' A textbook tackle from Morgan in the area to nick the ball off Cole. That could have been a penalty if the big centre-half had missed the ball.
    • 15' Morgan fouls Cole on the left. Cole heads wide the Mark Noble free-kick.
    • 14' Kevin Nolan intercepts a hopeful Leicester attack, and Green gratefully grabs the ball.
    • 13' A Cole cross from the right is cleared under pressure from Collison.
    • 12' Wes Morgan offside down the right channel, as the centre-half ambles back from a corner.
    • 10' It is a bit disjointed so far. West Ham with the better chances, but the game has yet to settle down.
    • 9' Bamba does very well to stick out a leg and block an effort from Cole on the edge of the area.
    • 8' Green easily takes a Konchesky cross from the left.
    • 5' Mistake from Bamba and Cole sets up Collison, but Kasper Schmeichel does well to save.
    • 3' But Vaz Te's second cross from the left is far better, and Leicester are fortunate that Morgan blocks Collison's shot.
    • 2' Vaz Te takes on Morgan but his cross from the left is poor.
    • 1' Leicester kick off. Rob Green fields the ball and kicks towards Cole.
    • 19:35 West Ham manager Sam Allardyce. "It is slim (their chances of going up automatically), but still an opportunity we have to take. At least to keep it alive to the last game of the season is what we want."
    • 19:34 Both sides were 5/1 favourites for the title at the start of the season, after splashing the cash in pre-season. Leicester spent £14m, West Ham £10m.
    • 19:23 West Ham host Hull City on Saturday, while Southampton entertain already relegated Coventry City.
    • 19:20 Saints' manager Nigel Adkins is not watching the game, though. He says he is playing backgammon!
    • 19:19 West Ham need all three points to keep alive their faint hopes of automatic promotion. Southampton are on 85 points from 45 games, whilst the Hammers are on 80 from 44 games.
    • 19:17 Gary O'Neil has overcome a groin problem to start for the Irons, while Jack Collison is the third change.
    • 19:16 West Ham have Carlton Cole back to lead the attack, after he missed the 1-1 draw with Bristol City with a knee injury.
    • 19:15 LEICESTER: Schmeichel, Peltier, Konchesky, Bamba, Morgan, Marshall, King, Drinkwater, Wellens, Beckford, Nugent...Subs: Howard, Dyer, St, Ledger, Vassell, Waghorn.///WEST HAM: Green, Demel, Taylor, Reid, Tomkins, Noble, Nolan, Collison, O'Neil, Vaz Te, Cole...Subs: Collins, Diop, Faubert, Lansbury, Baldock.
    • 19:06 City’s goalless draw with Burnley last Tuesday means that they are unable to make the play-offs, but Pearson has resisted the temptation to make wholesale changes.
    • 19:04 Leicester manager Nigel Pearson has only made the one change for Monday evening's Championship clash against West Ham at the King Power Stadium. Andy King comes in for Lloyd Dyer.
  • Summary

    • 58' West Ham make it 2-1 with a wondeful low shot from Collison past Schmeichel, after Noble's shot had initially been blocked by St Ledger.
    • 57' O'Neil sets up Nolan down the centre after Cole drags out Morgan, but the Hammers' captain sidefoots wide.
    • 38' Reid makes it 1-1. Noble reverse passes to Taylor, and the New Zealander gets in front of Bamba to convert the cross from the left from close range.
    • 34' And a goal to Leicester! Marshall beats the full-back Taylor and crosses between Demel and Winston Reid for Beckford to head into the bottom corner.
    • 25' Great run and cross from Dyer on the left, and Beckford heads just wide after getting in front of Winston Reid.
    • 19:15 LEICESTER: Schmeichel, Peltier, Konchesky, Bamba, Morgan, Marshall, King, Drinkwater, Wellens, Beckford, Nugent...Subs: Howard, Dyer, St, Ledger, Vassell, Waghorn.///WEST HAM: Green, Demel, Taylor, Reid, Tomkins, Noble, Nolan, Collison, O'Neil, Vaz Te, Cole...Subs: Collins, Diop, Faubert, Lansbury, Baldock.

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