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Tuesday January 26, 2010 Finished Fratton Park

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Portsmouth

  • Webber 76’

West Ham United

  • Upson 52’

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  1. Webber earns Pompey point

    Webber earns Pompey point

    Substitute Danny Webber rescued a 1-1 draw for Portsmouth against fellow strugglers West Ham United at Fratton Park. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Portsmouth
    • West Ham United
    • FT Neither side can fashion a chance in stoppage time and Portsmouth earn their first home draw of the season!
    • 90+1' There will be four minutes of added time.
    • 90' Noble launches the free-kick into Da Costa but doesn't trouble Begovic.
    • 90' Portsmouth are enjoying the better of the ball but West Ham break through Behrami who is in turn hacked down by Mokoena. Yellow card.
    • 88' Stanislas comes on for Diamanti as West Ham search for the winner.
    • 85' The match is sweeping for end-to-end with neither side either to create a clear-cut chance to win it.
    • 81' The injured Tomkins is relaced by Da Costa.
    • 78' West Ham aren't happy as Tomkins was hurt while challenging for the header with Utaka and thought the referee should have stopped play because it was a head injury.
    • 76' GOAL! Boateng wins a header on the halfway line before Utaka lays off for Webber and the sub slots a lovely left-footed finish under Green. 1-1!
    • 75' Cole, back after three months on the sidelines, connects with a long ball on the right and cuts inside before laying off for Behrami who can't keep his shot on target.
    • 73' Boateng is forced down the line and does well to win a corner. That gives us time to make those subs. Piquionne is replaced by Webber for Portsmouth while West Ham's Cole comes on for Nouble.
    • 72' Webber is getting ready to come on for Pompey while Cole is warming up for West Ham.
    • 70' Utaka breaks down the right and plays in an average low ball but it's evaded the West Ham defence, including Faubert who slips, and falls to Boateng who drags his shot wide! Golden opportunity!
    • 70' As it stands, West Ham climb to 14th in the Premier League on 22 points with Portsmouth rooted to the bottom, five points adrift of 19th place Hull City.
    • 67' The corner is floated in and half-cleared to Boateng who attempts a curling right-footed shot which is handballed just outside the box. No! The referee hasn't seen it! Boateng is livid and earns a yellow card for his protests.
    • 66' Finnan floats a free-kick into the West Ham box and Pompey win a corner.
    • 65' Pompey revert to 4-4-2, with sub Vanden Borre out on the right way, with Piquionne and Utaka up top.
    • 64' Portsmouth sub: The ineffective Mullins is replaced by Vanden Borre.
    • 63' Portsmouth's defence has fallen to pieces! Utaka gives away possession on the edge of the box and Nouble is only thwarted by the oncoming Begovic, who keeps his side in the game once again!
    • 61' Boateng send in a long throw and West Ham can only clear for a corner. Basinas swings in a great ball but Wilson, completely unmarked, can only head over from four yards!
    • 60' Noble is booked for a cynical pull back on Boateng. He'll be happy to take that for his team as Boateng was away down the left.
    • 59' What now for Avram Grant? Will he bring Danny Webber on and put Utaka out wide?
    • 56' Nouble shows great strength to hold up a long ball before playing a neat flick back to Diamanti but his left-footed shot is blocked.
    • 55' Behrami nips in front of Basinas and is brought down. That's the first yellow card of the evening.
    • 54' What a strange goal that was! A little lucky for West Ham and indicative of the quality we've seen tonight.
    • 52' GOAL! The corner is played short and is half-cleared before being played back into the box to Upson at the back post who rises above Kaboul to CHEST it goalwards and the ball just bobbles across the line!
    • 52' West Ham win their second corner of the evening.
    • 51' Nouble is squeezed out to the corner flag and the 18-year-old striker can only play in a tame ball which Hreidarsson clears.
    • 48' Green comes wandering for West Ham and gets no-where near the ball but fortunately for him the danger is averted.
    • 47' Much better from Portsmouth with Boateng firing a brilliant low ball across the box but none of his team-mates gamble and it runs out for a West Ham throw.
    • 46' Pompey get the second half underway...
    • HT Andre Marriner has seen enough and blows up for half-time.
    • 45+3' Basinas swings in the corner and Kovac heads across his own six-yard box but West Ham eventually clear.
    • 45+3' Portsmouth come to life and win a last-gasp corner!
    • 45+2' Upson drills in a long diagonal cross which Kaboul heads clear.
    • 45+1' There will be two minutes of added time. Diamanti picks up a pass down the left and attempts to cut back to Nouble in the box but instead finds an Portsmouth defender.
    • 45' The ball breaks for Basinas about 40-yards out and he unleashes an ambitious shot which Green comfortably saves.
    • 44' This is a really scrappy end to the half with no chances to report.
    • 41' Basinas puts in an awful cross which goes straight out for a goal-kick.
    • 40' Kovac fouls to give Pompey a free-kick 15-yards inside the West Ham half.
    • 39' This game is there for the taking for either team but there's not enough quality in the final third.
    • 38' Diamanti tries to get past Hreidarsson but the Icelandic defender holds strong.
    • 37' Noble receives a knock and requires treatment.
    • 36' Spector plays a cracking ball across field to his opposite full-back Faubert but his cross is cleared by Portsmouth.
    • 35' Mokoena just need to show a little composure but plays a ball which is far too heavy and it runs through to Green.
    • 33' Diamanti receives a flick in the face from Hreidarsson and West Ham have a free-kick in their left-back position.
    • 32' West Ham are controlling possession at the moment but when Portsmouth do break, as they just have with Piquionne, they are slow to get away and allow their opponents to close them down quickly.
    • 30' Portsmouth have a tough run of three away games after this - Manchester City, Fulham and Manchester United - making three points tonight even more crucial.
    • 29' Noble, who pulled all the strings for West Ham early on, is downed and wins a free-kick just inside his own half.
    • 28' Portsmouth patiently keep the ball in the West Ham half and Piquionne, instead of shooting from distance, spreads a pass out wide but Mokoena's cross is a weak one and the visitors picks up possession.
    • 25' Begovic has earned his wages already... that's if he's paid on time!
    • 23' End-to-end stuff! West Ham break and Collison picks up the ball on the left side of the box - his shot looks destined for the bottom corner but Begovic pulls off a superb save to tip it round the post!
    • 22' Pompey race up the other end and Piquionne, claiming he's had his shirt pulled, has a penalty shout turned. West Ham half-clear but only to Kaboul whose shot has Green at full-stretch. Great save!
    • 21' Nouble latches on to a lofted diagonal ball and is clean through on goal but Begovic makes a fantastic save!
    • 20' West Ham look to have secured the services of Benni McCarthy but may have ruffled a few feather with Sam Allardyce in the process!
    • 19' Lovely link-up play down the left sees Hreidarsson with the ball and his low cross is just inches away from Piquionne who was free in the middle!
    • 17' Behrami tangles with Hreidarsson on the edge of the pitch and takes a tumble onto the asphalt track but the referee offers hand to help the Hammers midfielder back to his feet.
    • 16' Pompey play a long ball forward from the back but Tomkins marshalls Utaka well.
    • 14' Diamanti swings in a left-footed cross and Hreidarsson chests the ball out for a corner, which Begovic easily catches.
    • 13' Boateng gifts West Ham a free-kick midway inside Portsmouth's half.
    • 12' Faubert, getting forward well from right-back for West Ham, attempts to play in Nouble but Pompey clear.
    • 11' Noble sprays a wide ball out to Faubert before a series of short passes sees Nouble played over the top but this tmie Kaboul gets the better of him.
    • 10' Neither ball can get hold of the ball and it's all become a little scrappy.
    • 9' Portsmouth are only the seventh club in Premier League history to lose as many as 14 of their first 20 matches. Only one of the previous six teams to do this went on to avoid being relegated - Southampton in 1993/94.
    • 8' Nouble picks up a long ball on the right and out-muscles Kaboul but his cross is caught by Begovic.
    • 7' Mullins starts a Pompey move before breaking forward himself but the pass is over-played.
    • 6' West Ham enjoy a good spell with the ball before being dispossessed but Basinas's stray pass gives Behrami possession and the West Ham flashes his shot wide.
    • 5' West Ham are looking to complete a Premier League double over Pompey for the first time.
    • 4' Piquionne tries to thread a ball through the middle to Utaka but it runs through to West Ham keeper Green.
    • 1' West Ham get the match underway...
    • - These two met in the league exactly a month ago, on Boxing Day, when West Ham emerged 2-0 victors courtesy of goals from Diamanti and Kovac, both of whom start tonight.
    • - Every fixture is a must-win game for Portsmouth now - but victory over the teams around them is even more important.
    • - While West Ham have not won away from home since their 2-0 victory over Wolves in the first game of the season.
    • - Avram Grant's Pompey are the only Premier League team without a draw at home this season, winning three and losing seven at Fratton Park.
    • - WEST HAM: Green, Faubert, Tomkins, Upson, Spector, Collison, Kovac, Noble, Behrami, Diamanti, Nouble Subs: Stech, Cole, Jimenez, Sears, Da Costa, Daprela, Stanislas
    • - PORTSMOUTH: Begovic, Finnan, Kaboul, Wilson, Hreidarsson, Basinas, Mokoena, Mullins, Boateng, Piquionne, Utaka Subs: Ashdown, Vanden Borre, Webber, Hughes, Ben-Haim, Ritchie
    • - Welcome to LIVE text commentary of Portsmouth's relegation clash with West Ham United at Fratton Park.
  • Summary

    • 76' GOAL! Boateng wins a header on the halfway line before Utaka lays off for Webber and the sub slots a lovely left-footed finish under Green. 1-1!
    • 70' Utaka breaks down the right and plays in an average low ball but it's evaded the West Ham defence, including Faubert who slips, and falls to Boateng who drags his shot wide! Golden opportunity!
    • 63' Portsmouth's defence has fallen to pieces! Utaka gives away possession on the edge of the box and Nouble is only thwarted by the oncoming Begovic, who keeps his side in the game once again!
    • 61' Boateng send in a long throw and West Ham can only clear for a corner. Basinas swings in a great ball but Wilson, completely unmarked, can only head over from four yards!
    • 52' GOAL! The corner is played short and is half-cleared before being played back into the box to Upson at the back post who rises above Kaboul to CHEST it goalwards and the ball just bobbles across the line!
    • 23' End-to-end stuff! West Ham break and Collison picks up the ball on the left side of the box - his shot looks destined for the bottom corner but Begovic pulls off a superb save to tip it round the post!
    • 22' Pompey race up the other end and Piquionne, claiming he's had his shirt pulled, has a penalty shout turned. West Ham half-clear but only to Kaboul whose shot has Green at full-stretch. Great save!
    • 21' Nouble latches on to a lofted diagonal ball and is clean through on goal but Begovic makes a fantastic save!
    • 19' Lovely link-up play down the left sees Hreidarsson with the ball and his low cross is just inches away from Piquionne who was free in the middle!
    • - Welcome to LIVE text commentary of Portsmouth's relegation clash with West Ham United at Fratton Park.

Team lineup & ratings

  • Lineup

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • A. Begovic
      • S. Finnan
      • Y. Kaboul
      • M. Wilson
      • H. Hreidarsson
      • A. Basinas Yellow Card
      • H. Mullins Substitution Out (64′)
      • A. Mokoena Yellow Card
      • K. Boateng Yellow Card
      • J. Utaka
      • F. Piquionne Substitution Out (73′)

      Subs

      • D. Webber Substitution In73′ Goal
      • J. Ashdown
      • R. Hughes
      • A. Vanden Borre Substitution In64′
      • M. Ritchie
      • T. Ben-Haim

      Injured

      • P. Diop
    • Starting line-up

      • R. Green
      • J. Faubert
      • J. Tomkins Substitution Out (80′)
      • M. Upson Goal
      • J. Spector
      • M. Noble Yellow Card
      • V. Behrami
      • R. Kovác
      • A. Diamanti Substitution Out (87′)
      • J. Collison
      • F. Nouble Substitution Out (73′)

      Subs

      • C. Cole Substitution In73′
      • L. Jiménez
      • M. da Costa Substitution In80′
      • Junior Stanislas Substitution In87′
      • M. Štech
      • F. Daprelà
      • F. Sears

      Injured

      • K. Dyer
      • L. Boa Morte
      • D. Gabbidon
      • G. Franco
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