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Saturday January 31, 2009 Day 24 Finished Emirates Stadium

  1. Arsenal held by Hammers

    Arsenal held by Hammers

    Arsenal's hopes of a top four spot in the Premier League took a further blow as they were held to a goalless draw by West Ham. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Arsenal
    • West Ham United
    • 90+4' Arsenal win their 13th corner but a free-kick is given and that's two points dropped for the Gunners.
    • 90+3' Van Persie turns in the penalty area but scuffs his shot wide.
    • 90+2' Green punches clear and Collison hooks away.
    • 90+1' Four minutes of added time and Arsenal win a free-kick that will allow Van Persie to put the ball into the penalty area.
    • 90' Diaby is stretchered off following a collision with Savio and Alex Song comes on.
    • 88' West Ham win just their third corner but Boa Morte runs the ball out of play.
    • 87' But the keeper makes amends by claiming the corner cleanly.
    • 86' Collins wastefully heads behind for a corner with Green rooted to his line.
    • 85' Neill is booked for going through the back of Vela.
    • 84' Former Gunner Luis Boa Morte replaces Di Michele.
    • 83' Van Persie's cross is headed behind for a corner by Ilunga.
    • 82' Clichy throws a ball into the back post but Adebayor is penalised for a push.
    • 80' Adebayor rises high at the corner but fails to make clean contact with his header.
    • 79' Van Persie wins a controversial corner as assistant referee Simon Beck overrules the ref.
    • 77' A warning for Arsenal as Almunia gifts the ball to Collison and Cole warms the hands of the Spanish keeper with a long-range effort.
    • 75' Zola's men are looking to counter attack as much as possible but Almunia is still yet to be tested.
    • 73' A great run by Vela but he goes down too easily in the area and is booked for a dive.
    • 71' Adebayor climbs high to meet Vela's cross but his header from seven yards is straight into the arms of Green.
    • 70' West Ham's club record signing Savio Nsereko is on for Noble.
    • 69' Van Persie - the 13-goal Dutchman who netted a stoppage-time equaliser to rescue a point at Everton in midweek - is on as Arsenal seek to break the deadlock. Bendtner is replaced.
    • 68' Nice footwork from Toure on the edge of the box but his shot ricochets off Herita Ilunga and is cleared.
    • 66' Denilson's shot from 25 yards swerves past Green's far post.
    • 65' But Cole rises high at the near post to clear.
    • 64' Corner number nine for Arsenal.
    • 63' BEST CHANCE OF THE MATCH. Space down the right for Sagna and he slides the ball into Adebayor. The striker has nipped ahead of Collins at the near post but pokes his effort wide of the post.
    • 62' A good run by Cole but Collison tries to lay the ball back to Di Michele and the move breaks down.
    • 60' The corner is played short to Denilson whose cross is far too deep.
    • 59' The ball is teed up for Denilson on the edge of the penalty area but a sliding Upson blocks his shot before his follow-up header is turned away for a corner.
    • 57' Adebayor meets a cross from the right with his head but Upson is marking tightly and blocks the effort.
    • 56' Collins is booked for kicking the ball away.
    • 54' A nice turn from Adebayor but Parker is across to cover and he is pushed to the floor by the Arsenal striker.
    • 52' Some nice trickery from Diaby opens up room for a shot but he drags his shot from 20 yards wide of the post.
    • 51' Collins again - this time deflecting Nasri's shot away for a corner.
    • 50' A deep free-kick is headed across goal and Green's punch is weak. The ball drops to Toure whose acrobatic bicycle kick is headed off the line by Collins.
    • 48' Vela takes on Behrami but his cross is too deep for Bendtner.
    • 47' Arsenal force an early corner but Bendtner's shot on the turn is blocked.
    • 46' Second-half is underway with Vela on the right flank, Bendtner on the left and Nasri behind Adebayor.
    • 45+2' Half-time. A poor opening period.
    • 45+2' Clichy nods Collins's header off the line from the corner.
    • 45+1' Jack Collison gets to the by-line and wins West Ham's second corner.
    • 45' Two minutes added time to be played.
    • 43' West Ham were the first team to win at the Emirates Stadium in April 2007 but continue to sit back and invite pressure.
    • 41' Sagna's low cross is lifted away by Upson - neither keeper yet to be tested.
    • 39' The ball bounces dangerously around the Hammers six yard line but no red shirt is on hand to get a shot in on goal.
    • 38' Vela has given Arsenal a lift and forces a corner.
    • 36' The injured Eboue is replaced by Carlos Vela.
    • 34' Collins heads clear Nasri's cross.
    • 32' West Ham earn their first corner but Bendtner clears.
    • 31' Eboue needs treatment after a strong challenge by Parker.
    • 29' Eboue gets the bird from the crowd after failing to pick out a team-mate standing three yards in front of him.
    • 27' Sagna has a chance to pick out his man in the box but again the final delivery is poor.
    • 25' A looping cross from the right is too high for the Arsenal forwards and Neill calmly chests the ball back to Green.
    • 23' Diaby is booked for a clumsy tackle on Valon Behrami. His fifth yellow of the season and a ban looms.
    • 22' Less than 30% possession by the Hammers in the opening quarter and they have not even had a sniff of a shot.
    • 21' Decent chance for Bendtner as he climbs high above Collins to meet Nasri's cross but his header is wide of the post.
    • 20' Clichy needs treatment after a tangle with David Di Michele.
    • 19' Green claims the corner comfortably.
    • 18' Nasri skins Lucas Neill and his cross is met by Nicklas Bendtner but deflected behind for a corner.
    • 16' Denilson's free-kick is pathetically over-hit and falls to safety.
    • 15' Toure's piledriver is charged down by Scott Parker.
    • 14' Matthew Upson brings down Eboue 35 yards out.
    • 13' Collins heads clear a free-kick and it's a third Arsenal corner.
    • 12' Clichy's short backpass almost puts his Spanish keeper in trouble.
    • 11' Carlton Cole gets behind the Arsenal defence but Manuel Almunia is off his line to grab the ball ahead of the in-form striker.
    • 10' Sustained pressure from the Gunners but Collins first cuts out an Adebayor pass in the area and then heads clear a Bacary Sagna cross intended for the big Togo striker.
    • 8' Another Eboue effort from outside the penalty area but it's deflected and trickles into the arms of Robert Green.
    • 6' Eboue tries his luck from range but it's well wide.
    • 4' James Collins also got a touch on that so it's a second corner but Carlton Cole clears Samir Nasri's delivery.
    • 3' And from the corner Abou Diaby's header flicks the top of the crossbar.
    • 2' Gael Clichy's cross is met by Emmanuel Adebayor but his header is deflected for a corner.
    • 1' We are underway at the Emirates!
    • 14:50 The Hammers are unbeaten in seven games and manager Gianfranco Zola has named the same side which won 2-0 against Hull.
    • 14:45 Arsenal's leading scorer Robin van Persie is on the bench and has been replaced in the starting XI by Nicklas Bendtner. Kolo Toure is back in defence while Emmanuel Eboue replaces Alex Song.
  • Team Stats

    Arsenal Stats West Ham United
    62% Possession 37%
    22 Shots 2
    3 Shots on target 2
    1 Saves 2
    13 Corners 3
    13 Fouls 12
    1 Offsides 4
    2 Yellow cards 2
    0 Red cards 0
    28 Tackles 33
    527 Accurate passes 281
    122 Bad passes 31
  • Player Stats

    G =
    Goals
    S =
    Shots
    SoT =
    Shot on Target
    F =
    Fouls
    FW =
    Fouls Won
    O =
    Offsides
    A =
    Assists
    AP =
    Accurate Passes
    BP =
    Bad Passes
    T =
    Tackles
    • Arsenal
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Manuel Almunia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
      5 Kolo Toure 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 39 1 0
      22 Gaël Clichy 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 69 28 4
      3 Bacary Sagna 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 59 0 5
      10 William Gallas 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 31 4 3
      2 Vasiriki Abou Diaby 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 59 6 7
      15 Denilson Pereira Neves 0 4 0 0 3 0 0 79 31 5
      27 Emmanuel Eboue 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 16 0 0
      8 Samir Nasri 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 75 24 1
      26 Nicklas Bendtner 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 41 5 0
      25 Emmanuel Adebayor 0 4 1 5 1 0 0 21 6 0
      16 Aaron Ramsey 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      40 Kieran Gibbs 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      12 Carlos Vela 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 24 15 1
      21 Lukasz Fabianski 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      11 Robin van Persie 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 2 2
      20 Johan Djourou 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      17 Alexandre Song 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
    • West Ham United
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Robert Green 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 13 2 0
      19 James Collins 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 8 0 1
      3 Hérita N'Kongolo Ilunga 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 27 7 1
      2 Lucas Neill 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 34 0 5
      15 Matthew Upson 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 20 1 0
      16 Mark Noble 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 32 2 1
      8 Scott Parker 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 49 7 10
      21 Valon Behrami 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 21 2 6
      31 Jack Collison 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 27 3 6
      32 David Di Michele 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 24 4 2
      12 Carlton Cole 0 1 1 2 0 3 0 20 2 0
      13 Luis Boa Morte 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0
      33 Freddie Sears 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      10 Savio Nsereko 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 0 1
      25 Diego Tristán 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      5 Walter Lopez 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      24 Jan Lastuvka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      18 Jonathan Spector 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Summary

    • 71' Adebayor climbs high to meet Vela's cross but his header from seven yards is straight into the arms of Green.
    • 63' BEST CHANCE OF THE MATCH. Space down the right for Sagna and he slides the ball into Adebayor. The striker has nipped ahead of Collins at the near post but pokes his effort wide of the post.
    • 50' A deep free-kick is headed across goal and Green's punch is weak. The ball drops to Toure whose acrobatic bicycle kick is headed off the line by Collins.
    • 45+2' Clichy nods Collins's header off the line from the corner.
    • 21' Decent chance for Bendtner as he climbs high above Collins to meet Nasri's cross but his header is wide of the post.
    • 3' And from the corner Abou Diaby's header flicks the top of the crossbar.
    • 14:50 The Hammers are unbeaten in seven games and manager Gianfranco Zola has named the same side which won 2-0 against Hull.
    • 14:45 Arsenal's leading scorer Robin van Persie is on the bench and has been replaced in the starting XI by Nicklas Bendtner. Kolo Toure is back in defence while Emmanuel Eboue replaces Alex Song.

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • M. Almunia
      • B. Sagna
      • K. Touré
      • W. Gallas
      • G. Clichy
      • A. Diaby
      • Denílson
      • E. Eboué Substitution Out (36′)
      • S. Nasri
      • E. Adebayor
      • N. Bendtner Substitution Out (69′)

      Subs

      • R. van Persie Substitution In69′
      • J. Djourou
      • L. Fabianski
      • K. Gibbs
      • A. Ramsey
      • A. Song
      • C. Vela
    • Starting line-up

      • R. Green
      • L. Neill Yellow Card
      • J. Collins Yellow Card
      • M. Upson
      • H. Ilunga
      • S. Parker
      • M. Noble Substitution Out (70′)
      • V. Behrami
      • J. Collison
      • C. Cole
      • D. Di Michele Substitution Out (84′)

      Subs

      • Diego Tristán
      • L. Boa Morte Substitution In84′
      • J. Spector
      • J. Lastuvka
      • S. Nsereko Substitution In70′
      • W. López
      • F. Sears
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