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Wednesday January 28, 2009 Day 23 Finished Upton Park

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West Ham United

  • Di Michele 33’
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  1. Hammers subdue poor Hull

    Hammers subdue poor Hull

    West Ham continued their fine run of form by brushing aside a lacklustre Hull City side 2-0 at Upton Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • West Ham United
    • Hull City
    • 93 Lovely free flowing football here, but Carlton Cole scuffs a shot straight at Matt Duke. And that's it. 2-0 to West Ham and Hull have lost their sixth game in a row!
    • 92 Hull have a corner but it's easily cleared here and Cole and Nsereko break clear. Nsereko runs it out for a goal kick though. Zola throws his hat at someone in the dugout and there's that familiar smile. West Ham have deserved this.
    • 89 Luis Boa Morte puts a shot high and wide of the Hull goal, and we've got three minutes of added time here.
    • 88 Zola looks very serious on the sidelines, but he must be elated with his teams performance here. Nsereko is bundled to the ground by Andy Dawson but he's okay. Welcome to the Premiership!
    • 86 David Di Michele gets a hug from Scott Parker and a standing ovation from the crowd as he jogs off the pitch. Savio Nsereko, West Ham's new signing, comes on for his debut.
    • 84 West Ham look to finish this off here! Julien Faubert flashes in a shot from the right hand side of the area, but again Duke makes a fabulous save.
    • 83 Luis Boa Morte, who turned down a move to Hull late last week, replaces Mark Noble.
    • 78 Lovely effort from Mark Noble! He looks to lift the ball over Matt Duke from outside the 16-yard box, but Duke just manages to get back and tip it over for a corner. Great vision.
    • 74 Another wonderful strike from Di Michele who really is having a stormer! The ball is knocked down from a corner and Di Michele follows up a Carlton Cole shot at the back post, but Duke makes a really good save.
    • 73 Bernard Mendy replaces Dean Marney.
    • 71 Julien Faubert replaces Jack Collison.
    • 70 Cole is played in behind the Hull defence by a great ball and he cuts inside onto his left foot and shoots! His takes a deflection over Duke... and behind for a corner.
    • 68 Terrible header from Ilunga as he heads it back across the box, but luckily, Cousin helps him out by clearing the ball for him.
    • 64 Cole and Di Michele link up brilliantly again with a neat interchange of passes after Cole brings the ball down. Di Michele undoes all the work by stabbing the ball out for a throw in though.
    • 63 West Ham corner. Collins again wins the header and again heads it straight into the turf. Duke collects at the second time of asking.
    • 62 Marney is frustrated into an effort from a long way out. It takes a deflection and goes off for a corner. Bullard flights the ball in after playing a one two, but nothing comes of it. Savio Nsereko is warming up.
    • 60 West Ham appear to be resting on their laurels a bit here. Hull are having a good spell of possession, with Bullard pulling the strings, but not doing a lot with it.
    • 57 Jimmy Bullards strikes the ball from 35 yards and at full stretch Rob Green puts it out for a corner! Beautifully struck effort from Bullard there, and a brilliant save too.
    • 53 And on comes Jimmy Bullard, for his Hull debut. Geovanni is the player replaced.
    • 52 Manucho launches himself at a ball crossed in from the left and puts a diving header into the side netting. Rob Green looked like he had it covered though.
    • 50 Hull's defending is woeful here. A long hopeful ball from Illunga is not dealt with and West Ham win a free kick. The ball is crossed in by Noble, and it falls to Di Michele who smashes a shot in low! The ball comes off the post and Cole puts the ball in! That's his fifth goal in five league games.
    • 47 From the right, Sam Ricketts launches a long throw into the 6-yard box. Cousin gets up well but his header is straight into Green's arms.
    • 45 Hull launch a high ball into the box which Rob Green collects comfortably. They'll have to perform much better than they did in the first half if they want to keep their 100% win record in London.
    • 45 Unfortunately, there's been no half time team talk on the pitch here from Phil Brown and the teams are out for the second half. Both teams remain unchanged.
    • 45 Half time. West Ham should be out of sight here and they know it. Di Michele and Cole are causing the Hull defence no end of problems, but are yet to fully capitalise on their teams dominance. Can Hull get back into this?
    • 43 Di Michele wins a header on the half-way line and flicks it into Cole's path. He's clean through here! He runs forward, cuts in front of the chasing defender and side-foots a shot at goal! Duke saves, but the ball is rolling free towards the goal! Duke gets back and manages to punch the ball out for a corner. The corner comes to nothing. Cole really should have done better there, but great flick on by Di Michele.
    • 39 Wonderful turn from Di Michele! He spins past Zayatte then plays the ball to Cole who rolls it back. Di Michele whips the ball in low from the left wing and Collison is there at the near post! Off the post! Lovely move. Collison really should have scored there. West Ham are pretty dominant here.
    • 36 Dean Marney gets a booking for a foul on Carlton Cole. Noble crosses the ball in but Collins fouls Turner in challenging for the ball.
    • 35 Hull cross from the right hand side again, with Cousin whipping the ball in. This time there is a player there and Manucho powers in a header! Straight at Green though.
    • 32 Great footwork from Di Michele and he flashes in a shot from outside the area which Duke parries. Cole then curls a shot in from a narrow angle, and again Duke can only parry it. This time there's a West Ham player following up and Di Michele puts the ball into the net. Di Michele has deserved that.
    • 28 David Di Michele is free behind the Hull defence after the ball takes a deflection! But my word, what an awful attempt at a shot. He shanks it well across the goal, when a simple cross to Carlton Cole would have been the better option. A good chance goes begging.
    • 24 Another good piece of play here from West Ham. The ball is played through to Di Michele who is tackled well by Turner. Cole flashes at the ball as it rolls free, but it's not an easy chance and he puts it well wide on with his weaker left foot.
    • 21 Saved! Brilliant save there from Matt Duke. He leaps to his left and palms the ball away!
    • 20 West Ham are piling the pressure on here, and get another corner. It's headed clear, but not very far. Upson lifts the ball into the box and Cole brings the ball down surrounded by three Hull defenders. He goes down and the ref points to the penalty spot! Noble to take!
    • 17 Great weaving run from Di Michele, who is looking very bright here, he's cut down in the box and West Ham appeal for a penalty, but nothing is given. From the resulting corner Collins has a free headear, but can only head the ball into the ground and it bounces harmlessly wide. Should have done better.
    • 15 West Ham win a corner after Ashbee blocks Noble's shot. Noble whips the corner in and Duke flaps at it! The ball is scrambled to the outside of the area and Collison hits it! It takes a deflection and it's another corner. This time the ball is cleared, but Di Michele has a bit of space and curls the ball beautifully! He wheels away as if he's scored but the goal hits the inside of the post and bounces clear! Duke was rooted to the spot there!
    • 12 Great strength from Daniel Cousin on left hand side of the 16-yard box, and he draws the foul from Collins. Geovanni shoots low - but Green collects comfortably. Very ambitious effort there.
    • 10 Carlton Cole gets a talking to from referee Howard Webb for running into Sam Ricketts as he tries to clear the ball.
    • 9 Hull look to be getting a bit of joy down their right hand side and Marney again puts a decent cross into the box, but Green collects under no pressure.
    • 7 Sam Ricketts gets up the right wing and whips in a cross, but there's no one there to attack it.
    • 6 Mark Noble threads a lovely looking pass through to Carlton Cole! But he fails to control inside the 6-yard box and it rolls out for a goal kick.
    • 5 Tentative start from both teams here. Each team takes it in turn to pass it about in midfield before laying the ball back for a centre back to lump it up to the big men up front.
    • 1' Hull go straight on the attack with Geovanni running through the middle. He plays the ball out wide but the cross is poor from Marney and easily cut out.
    • 1 And we're off here at Upton Park!
    • - HULL CITY TEAM NEWS: Hull are on a run of five straight losses in the league now, and manager Phil Brown has handed 'keeper Matt Duke his first ever Premier League start in an effort to stave off their slide. New signing Kevin Kilbane starts, with Jimmy Bullard on the bench.
    • - WEST HAM TEAM NEWS: West Ham are going for their seventh win on the trot here and are fielding the same eleven that beat Fulham 3-1. Record new signing Savio Nsereko is on the bench after getting international clearance.
    • - Welcome to LIVE coverage of West Ham United vs Hull from Upton Park. The game kicks off at 20:00.
  • Team Stats

    West Ham United Stats Hull City
    50% Possession 49%
    28 Shots 16
    10 Shots on target 6
    4 Saves 6
    11 Corners 5
    15 Fouls 11
    2 Offsides 0
    0 Yellow cards 1
    0 Red cards 0
    31 Tackles 25
    330 Accurate passes 317
    45 Bad passes 78
  • 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
    • West Ham United
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      1 Robert Green 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0
      3 Hérita N'Kongolo Ilunga 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 36 8 4
      2 Lucas Neill 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 37 0 2
      15 Matthew Upson 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 28 4 2
      19 James Collins 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 19 4 3
      21 Valon Behrami 0 1 0 3 5 0 0 35 0 8
      16 Mark Noble 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 43 3 1
      8 Scott Parker 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 49 7 5
      31 Jack Collison 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 16 4 1
      32 David Di Michele 1 6 3 1 0 0 0 20 6 2
      12 Carlton Cole 1 9 3 3 3 1 0 23 3 0
      10 Savio Nsereko 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0
      25 Diego Tristán 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      24 Jan Lastuvka 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      20 Julien Faubert 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 2
      33 Freddie Sears 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      13 Luis Boa Morte 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 6 4 1
      30 James Tomkins 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    • Hull City
      G S SoT F FW O A AP BP T
      12 Matt Duke 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0
      3 Andy Dawson 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 48 24 0
      21 Sam Ricketts 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 32 3 5
      24 Kamil Zayatte 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 21 2 2
      6 Michael Turner 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 24 3 2
      10 Marcio Geovanni 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 13 1 1
      17 Kevin Kilbane 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 26 9 1
      4 Ian Ashbee 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 45 10 5
      22 Dean Marney 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 30 7 4
      25 Daniel Cousin 0 4 2 2 2 0 0 12 4 3
      28 Manucho Gonçalves 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 11 6 2
      33 Jimmy Bullard 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 31 6 0
      15 Bernard Mendy 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0 0
      14 Richard Garcia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      7 Craig Fagan 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 11 3 0
      18 Caleb Folan 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      1 Boaz Myhill 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
      16 Péter Halmosi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
  • Summary

    • 84 West Ham look to finish this off here! Julien Faubert flashes in a shot from the right hand side of the area, but again Duke makes a fabulous save.
    • 78 Lovely effort from Mark Noble! He looks to lift the ball over Matt Duke from outside the 16-yard box, but Duke just manages to get back and tip it over for a corner. Great vision.
    • 57 Jimmy Bullards strikes the ball from 35 yards and at full stretch Rob Green puts it out for a corner! Beautifully struck effort from Bullard there, and a brilliant save too.
    • 50 Hull's defending is woeful here. A long hopeful ball from Illunga is not dealt with and West Ham win a free kick. The ball is crossed in by Noble, and it falls to Di Michele who smashes a shot in low! The ball comes off the post and Cole puts the ball in! That's his fifth goal in five league games.
    • 43 Di Michele wins a header on the half-way line and flicks it into Cole's path. He's clean through here! He runs forward, cuts in front of the chasing defender and side-foots a shot at goal! Duke saves, but the ball is rolling free towards the goal! Duke gets back and manages to punch the ball out for a corner. The corner comes to nothing. Cole really should have done better there, but great flick on by Di Michele.
    • 39 Wonderful turn from Di Michele! He spins past Zayatte then plays the ball to Cole who rolls it back. Di Michele whips the ball in low from the left wing and Collison is there at the near post! Off the post! Lovely move. Collison really should have scored there. West Ham are pretty dominant here.
    • 32 Great footwork from Di Michele and he flashes in a shot from outside the area which Duke parries. Cole then curls a shot in from a narrow angle, and again Duke can only parry it. This time there's a West Ham player following up and Di Michele puts the ball into the net. Di Michele has deserved that.

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • R. Green
      • L. Neill
      • J. Collins
      • M. Upson
      • H. Ilunga
      • M. Noble Substitution Out (83′)
      • S. Parker
      • V. Behrami
      • J. Collison Substitution Out (71′)
      • D. Di Michele Goal Substitution Out (86′)
      • C. Cole Goal

      Subs

      • Diego Tristán
      • L. Boa Morte Substitution In83′
      • J. Faubert Substitution In71′
      • J. Lastuvka
      • S. Nsereko Substitution In86′
      • J. Tomkins
      • F. Sears
    • Starting line-up

      • M. Duke
      • S. Ricketts
      • M. Turner
      • K. Zayatte
      • A. Dawson
      • I. Ashbee
      • Geovanni
      • D. Marney Yellow Card Substitution Out (73′)
      • K. Kilbane
      • D. Cousin
      • Manucho

      Subs

      • B. Mendy Substitution In73′
      • R. Garcia
      • J. Bullard Substitution In52′
      • C. Fagan
      • P. Halmosi
      • C. Folan
      • B. Myhill
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