Wednesday February 2, 2011 Day 25 Finished Bloomfield Road

Blackpool 1 - 3 West Ham United

  • Adam 42’
  • Obinna 24’, 44’
  • Keane 37’

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  1. Keane strikes as Hammers win

    Keane strikes as Hammers win

    Robbie Keane and Victor Obinna struck as West Ham beat Blackpool 3-1 at Bloomfield Road to boost their Premier League survival hopes. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Blackpool
    • West Ham United
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    • 90'+3 And that's the last kick of the match!! The whistle has gone and it's ended Blackpool 1 West Ham 3!! Great match, hope you enjoyed it and thanks for joining us!!
    • 90'+3 Bridge heads out. Boa Morte gives it away. HAREWOOD!! Ball swings in the air and that's a good save by Green!! Blackpool almost break through right at the death!!
    • 90'+2 One minute away from West Ham's second away win of the season.
    • 90'+1 The Londoners have a corner and they'll run the clock down over there. Played short. In comes Adam. Another corner and finally it's back in West Ham territory.
    • 90' There'll be three minutes of added time. The game's surely up for Blackpool now!
    • 89' Dangerous play by Boa Morte. That wasn't the time for a back flick but he's got away with it as Adam fouls Piquionne.
    • 88' Piquionne on the flank. Tries to set O'Neill away but that'll be a Blackpool free-kick in their own area.
    • 87' Good defending by West Ham. The challenges are flying in to leave Blackpool with no sniff of a chance.
    • 86' We're in the last five minutes. Is there a twist to this game yet?
    • 85' Green misses his kick from a back pass and is almost embarrassed by a divot!! It was going wide, but that was almost a red face for the Hammers' keeper!
    • 83' Subs for West Ham. Obinna is off and on comes Luis Boa Morte, while Keane makes way for Radoslav Kovac.
    • 81' Eardley again with a dangerous cross again. Again it's volleyed away. Carney for Blackpool. Jacobsen heads out. Vaughan with a floated cross in and Reid does enough to put off Beattie.
    • 80' We're in the last 10 minutes.
    • 79' Adam finds Campbell. We've heard very little of D J Campbell today, The ball comes back to Adam. O'Neill allows him space, ADAM!! Drags it wide of the post!! Good chance for the Seasiders!!
    • 78' Harewood again. Poor touch and West Ham will thump the ball away. Eardley picks it up. In comes the cross, good take by Green.
    • 76' Quick free-kick for West Ham. Noble picks out KEANE!! Good save by Kingson!! Quick thinking by Keane to make the space for the pass.
    • 75' OBINNA!! Near post effort again, but it's lashed wide and lightning doesn't strike twice at Bloomfield Road!
    • 74' Still Blackpool press. Adam with a speculative shot from distance, blocked by Noble.
    • 73' Harewood with a powerful run into the box. Bridge shows him the outside, but he gets his shot away! No problem for Green at the near post.
    • 71' Beattie tries to control the ball in the box, tumbles over in the box under pressure! No penalty and that's a good decision.
    • 70' Piquionne clears. West Ham on the break! Kingson is alert and snuffs out the danger.
    • 69' Corner now for Blackpool, The noise level around Bloomfield Road has noticeably increased!
    • 68' EARDLEY!! The unexpected taker takes everyone by surprise and Eardley's free-kick cannons off the bar!! So close for the Seasiders!!
    • 67' Foul on Beattie. Cheap free-kick for Blackpool some 20 yards out. Dangerous position. Adam fancies it.
    • 66' Eardley again. Bangs it in. Adam makes the header, away by Winston Reid and that's going to go all the way back to Richard Kingson.
    • 64' Eardley pumps the ball into the West Ham box. Obinma brings it out. He's double-teamed and Harewood picks it up. Poor pass by the sub though.
    • 62' BEATTIE!! Quick introduction for the sub!! Wins a header, gets it back from Taylor-Fletcher, but it's a weak effort!! Could've been a dream start!
    • 60' And here are the changes. Andy Reid is off for Marlon Harewood and Varney makes way for James Beattie.
    • 59' Two subs coming up for Blackpool, but West Ham are on the attack. Cleared and it's Harewood and Beattie who are poised to come on.
    • 58' And now Parker crashes into a challenge on Adam. Yellow card for Parker despite Noble's protestations. First booking of the evening.
    • 57' Taylor-Fletcher hits the deck. Parker's there to clear the danger.
    • 56' Still West Ham come forward. Keane looks like he's enjoying this tonight!
    • 55' Adam in hard on Obinna. Parker plays on, but concedes a free-kick in the Blackpool box.
    • 54' The ball is with Robert Green. Gets plenty on that one! In fact that's flown out and it'll be Kingson's turn to boot it long
    • 52' Keane makes space for himself! TRIES ONE!! That's well over.
    • 51' Obinna now! "Shoot!" say the Hammers faithful. Not this time as Baptiste thumps Noble's ball out of touch.
    • 50' Good start by Blackpool. Vaughan to Baptiste. Vaughan again. Adam fires it in. Campbell now. Here's Evatt, good anticipation by Parker to break it up. Keane with a quick ball to Piquionne. Just kept in.
    • 49' Signs that James Beattie may be joining us soon as Reid's drilled effort is blocked by Parker.
    • 48' Corner for Blackpool. Green falls on the ball. Danger over.
    • 47' Piquionne with a superb run into the Blackpool box. He's still going and loses his footing right at the death!! Obinna is unimpressed that he didn't get the pass.
    • 46; And we're underway again!
    • 46' Change for Blackpool for the second half. Ian Evatt is on for Craig Cathcart.
    • 45'+3 And there is the whistle! A superb half ends Blackpool 1 West Ham 3 at the break!
    • 45'+3 Time's up on my watch. Still we play on. Piquionne sniffing around a long ball into the box. Neal Eardley clears.
    • 45'+3 Also looks like Obinna was yellow carded for celebrating that wonder strike!
    • 45'+2 Poor clearance by Jacobsen. Falls kindly for Green to punt clear!
    • 45'+1 There'll be three minutes of time added on.
    • 45' Last minute of a breathless close! Blackpool look for a spot kick but it's just a free-kick. In it comes, bounces around and Winston Reid concedes the corner.
    • 44' WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT!!! Obinna has space some 25 yards out and crashes the ball past Kingson into the net!! INCREDIBLE!! Blackpool 1 West Ham 3!!
    • 42' GOAL BLACKPOOL!! Adam smacks the corner into the near post. Piquionne takes a wild swing and it's in!! Green no chance!! Blackpool 1 West Ham 2!! Bizarre goal, but they all count!!
    • 42' Over the wall but it's taken a deflection. Corner.
    • 41' Good work by Obinna again, this time in defence. Falls to Adam and Parker brings the Seasiders' talisman down. He's asking for a yellow card. No booking though. Free-kick in a dangerous area for Blackpool.
    • 40' We're in the last five minutes of the first half. Can Blackpool nick a goal back before the break?
    • 38' Dreamland for West Ham! But still no smile from Grant!
    • 37' GOAL WEST HAM!! Kingson saves from Obinna, the ball flies back to the striker!! There's Kingson again!! Ball falls to KEANE!! who rifles home!! 2-0 West Ham!!
    • 36' Winston Reid for the Hammers. Kingson punches clear. Foul by Taylor-Fletcher on Parker. Free-kick for the Hammers.
    • 35' Andy Reid on the edge of the box!! Tries a curler!! Green tips it over the bar!! Great effort!!
    • 35' Free-kick for West Ham. Bridge takes it. Obinna tries to get on the end. Carney clears.
    • 34' Change for West Ham. Winston Reid is on for Gabbidon.
    • 33' Looks like a hamstring as he limps off - as does Tomkins!
    • 33' Small delay with Danny Gabbidon in trouble. His night may be over!
    • 32' Played short by Adam to Reid, knocks it into the far post. No one there. That may have actually been a shot!
    • 31' No emotion from Avram Grant on the bench. Adam on the ball. Carney with a far post cross and Bridge concedes the corner under no pressure!
    • 30' Fifteen minutes remaining in the first half. West Ham clearly on top at the moment.
    • 28' Kingson is called into action twice to claim in quick succession! Good anticipation there after that awful error to gift the Londoners the lead!
    • 27' Plays it short to Taylor-Fletcher. That caught out the West Ham defence who expected the shot, but the cross is poor and eventually the ball is cleared.
    • 26' Handball against Gary O'Neill. Adam will take the free-kick.
    • 25' Thundering challenge by James Tomkins on Charlie Adam! Adam is unimpressed! Fair challenge though!
    • 23' GOAL WEST HAM!! Sublime to the ridiculous for Kingson!! Obinna waltzes into the Blackpool box, fires a shot into the near post and it goes through Kingson's hands!! West Ham lead 1-0!!
    • 22' Bridge again down the Blackpool left! In comes the cross and Craig Cathcart almost diverts the balll into his own net!! Great save by Kingson!!
    • 21' Obinna goes down with a knock. West Ham play on. Bridge with a great drag back to KEANE!! Taken off his foot as he looked set to pull the trigger, as far as NOBLE!! It's bouncing around until Parker blazes high and wide!!
    • 21' Uncharted territory for Campbell there. Looked like a rabbit in the headlights!
    • 20' Campbell is miles back in his own half! Now he's uUnder pressure by Noble ! Oooh! Campbell has won a dubious free-kick!
    • 19' Short ball to Bridge. In by Mark Noble. Hooked away by Adam.
    • 18' Gabbidon looks for Obinna. Taylor-Fletcher thumps in. No foul. Carney flicks it forward. Jacobsen is there to cleam up. Good touch by Keane. Corner to West Ham!
    • 17' CAMPBELL IS IN but the flag's up. Good defending by West Ham. Stepped up well and that's clearly off.
    • 16' Handball by David Carney. Free-kick to West Ham just in the Blackpool half. In it comes. Looks for Obinna. Baptiste is there again to knock it way.
    • 15' Reid is everywhere at the moment! Pops up on the left, but that's a woeful cross. Green watches that one land in the crowd way behind him!
    • 13' Reid again for Blackpool. Finds Taylor-Fletcher. Tries to sneak past it Danny Gabbidon. Nothing doing. Quick break but Keane has strayed just offside! That looked on! Close one!
    • 12' Parker once more for the Londoners. Lars Jacobsen in space. Wrong option and Baptiste will clean up.
    • 11' Parker again. Hefty challenge from Adam. Fair play says ref Atwell. Good job too. That was in the box!
    • 10' West Ham skipper Scott Parker to Wayne Bridge. Great pace from Obinna, but not even he's that fast to collect that one!!
    • 9' Carney for Blackpool now. Taylor-Fletcher and D J Campbell link up well. Looks for Reid! Gets in the cross but no one in the box to benefit!
    • 8' Charlie Adam. Great pass but there's Green to make a comfortable catch.
    • 7' Andy Reid has seen a lot of the ball already tonight. New boy Keane almost finds Frederic Piquionne with that pass. Not quite on the same wavelength yet.
    • 5' REID!! Tries a snapshot that flies past Green's post!! Great stsrt at Bloomfield Road!!
    • 4' Long ball. Poor clearance by Alex Baptiste.. VICTOR OBINNA!! Great stop by Kingson at full stretch!! So close for the Hammers!!
    • 3' Foul by Luke Varney on Hammers keeper Rob Green.
    • 3' Blackpool again. That's too high for Gary Taylor-Fletcher. Keane for West ham. No way through.
    • 2' And Andy Reid wins a corner! He's taken over the duty from Adam and that's poor. Hits the first defender!
    • 1' So the teams change ends and it's Blackpool who get us underway!
    • 19:57 And here come the teams! All eyes on Charlie Adam tonight. How will he react to missing out on his big move?
    • 19:55 So we're rapidly approaching the whistle. Can Blackpool's Richard KIngson celebrate his call up for Ghana with a clean sheet?
    • 19:43 As we approach kick off time, there'll be some anxious eyes turned to the Reebok where Bolton take on Wolves. Bolton v Wolves LIVE updates here!
    • 19:41 And what does Robbie Keane think about joining the Hammers? Read Keane relishing West Ham chance here!
    • 19:39 So can Andy Reid do the business for Blackpool? Read Ian Holloway's comments here!
    • 19:27 Meanwhile, as expected, Grant hands Keane his debut for West Ham, Gary O'Neil also starts, with Demba Ba on the bench.
    • 19:26 So Ian Holloway puts Andy Reid straight into the Blackpool starting XI, but new signings James Beattie and Jason Puncheon begin on the bench - as does former Hammer Marlon Harewood. David Carney also starts after returning from international duty in place of Ian Evatt.
    • 19:25 And the West Ham XI: West Ham United: Green, Jacobsen, Tomkins, Gabbidon, Bridge, O'Neil, Parker, Noble, Obinna, Keane, Piquionne. Subs: Boffin, Reid, Kovac, Boa Morte, Sears, Cole, Ba.
    • 19:24 And the teams are in! Blackpool: Kingson, Eardley, Cathcart, Baptiste, Carney, Vaughan, Taylor-Fletcher, Adam, Reid, Varney, Campbell. Subs: Rachubka, Southern, Evatt, Grandin, Puncheon, Harewood, Beattie.
    • 19:24 What's the betting on Robbie Keane to score tonight as he debuts for the eighth different club of his career. He scored twice on his debut in league football for Wolves in 1997, and then netted twice on his league debut for Coventry City in 1999. Since then he has failed to score on his debut for his last five clubs.
    • 19:24 A couple of milestones tonight. This will be Avram Grant’s 50th match as a Premier League manager since leaving Chelsea. He has won nine, drawn 15 and lost 25 matches in charge of Portsmouth and West Ham, while Scott Parker is set to make his 100th Premier League appearance for the Hammers.
    • 19:24 Surprisingly, the earlier fixture in London ended in a 0-0 draw, but they were countless chances in a thrilling end-to-end game! More of the same tonight, please!
    • 19:23 And in total, the opposition have found the Hammers' net 43 times – equal-most in the division with West Brom.
    • 19:23 But West Ham have failed to win in their last three Premier League matches, conceding ten goals and have kept one clean sheet in their last 11 – a 2-0 home victory against Wolves on New Year’s Day.
    • 19:23 At the other end, they've conceded in their last 10 Premier League matches. If West ham hit the back of the Blackpool net tonight, they'll be only the third team in Premier League history to concede in their opening 11 home matches. Southampton and Bolton are the other teams with the unenviable record.
    • 19:23 Bloomfield Road is the place to go for goals. Blackpool have scored in each of their last 31 home league matches, since a goalless draw with Derby County in August 2009, and have racked up a total of 34 Premier League goals. Only Bolton in the bottom half of the table can match them.
    • 19:20 And the Seasiders have failed to win their last five league matches against West Ham, since a 2-1 home victory in the old Division One in March 1966.
    • 19:18 History slightly favours the Hammers. The Londoners have won 16 of their 41 meetings, Blackpool 14 and there have been 11 draws.
    • 19:17 Forty years on, West Ham are again bidding to beat the drop, but Blackpool are also in danger of being sucked into the relegation mire after a shocking run of form which has seen them lose five of their last six matches. Their last win came against Liverpool on January 12.
    • 19:17 This will be the first time Blackpool have hosted the Hammers since 1971, a season when the Seasiders were relegated from the top flight, with West Ham barely beating the drop themselves.
    • 19:15 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of tonight's Premier League clash between Blackpool and West Ham at Bloomfield Road.
  • Summary

    • 90'+3 Bridge heads out. Boa Morte gives it away. HAREWOOD!! Ball swings in the air and that's a good save by Green!! Blackpool almost break through right at the death!!
    • 85' Green misses his kick from a back pass and is almost embarrassed by a divot!! It was going wide, but that was almost a red face for the Hammers' keeper!
    • 79' Adam finds Campbell. We've heard very little of D J Campbell today, The ball comes back to Adam. O'Neill allows him space, ADAM!! Drags it wide of the post!! Good chance for the Seasiders!!
    • 76' Quick free-kick for West Ham. Noble picks out KEANE!! Good save by Kingson!! Quick thinking by Keane to make the space for the pass.
    • 75' OBINNA!! Near post effort again, but it's lashed wide and lightning doesn't strike twice at Bloomfield Road!
    • 73' Harewood with a powerful run into the box. Bridge shows him the outside, but he gets his shot away! No problem for Green at the near post.
    • 71' Beattie tries to control the ball in the box, tumbles over in the box under pressure! No penalty and that's a good decision.
    • 68' EARDLEY!! The unexpected taker takes everyone by surprise and Eardley's free-kick cannons off the bar!! So close for the Seasiders!!
    • 62' BEATTIE!! Quick introduction for the sub!! Wins a header, gets it back from Taylor-Fletcher, but it's a weak effort!! Could've been a dream start!
    • 49' Signs that James Beattie may be joining us soon as Reid's drilled effort is blocked by Parker.
    • 47' Piquionne with a superb run into the Blackpool box. He's still going and loses his footing right at the death!! Obinna is unimpressed that he didn't get the pass.
    • 44' WOULD YOU BELIEVE IT!!! Obinna has space some 25 yards out and crashes the ball past Kingson into the net!! INCREDIBLE!! Blackpool 1 West Ham 3!!
    • 42' GOAL BLACKPOOL!! Adam smacks the corner into the near post. Piquionne takes a wild swing and it's in!! Green no chance!! Blackpool 1 West Ham 2!! Bizarre goal, but they all count!!
    • 37' GOAL WEST HAM!! Kingson saves from Obinna, the ball flies back to the striker!! There's Kingson again!! Ball falls to KEANE!! who rifles home!! 2-0 West Ham!!
    • 35' Andy Reid on the edge of the box!! Tries a curler!! Green tips it over the bar!! Great effort!!
    • 23' GOAL WEST HAM!! Sublime to the ridiculous for Kingson!! Obinna waltzes into the Blackpool box, fires a shot into the near post and it goes through Kingson's hands!! West Ham lead 1-0!!
    • 22' Bridge again down the Blackpool left! In comes the cross and Craig Cathcart almost diverts the balll into his own net!! Great save by Kingson!!
    • 21' Obinna goes down with a knock. West Ham play on. Bridge with a great drag back to KEANE!! Taken off his foot as he looked set to pull the trigger, as far as NOBLE!! It's bouncing around until Parker blazes high and wide!!
    • 11' Parker again. Hefty challenge from Adam. Fair play says ref Atwell. Good job too. That was in the box!
    • 5' REID!! Tries a snapshot that flies past Green's post!! Great stsrt at Bloomfield Road!!
    • 4' Long ball. Poor clearance by Alex Baptiste.. VICTOR OBINNA!! Great stop by Kingson at full stretch!! So close for the Hammers!!
    • 19:57 And here come the teams! All eyes on Charlie Adam tonight. How will he react to missing out on his big move?
    • 19:43 As we approach kick off time, there'll be some anxious eyes turned to the Reebok where Bolton take on Wolves. Bolton v Wolves LIVE updates here!
    • 19:41 And what does Robbie Keane think about joining the Hammers? Read Keane relishing West Ham chance here!
    • 19:39 So can Andy Reid do the business for Blackpool? Read Ian Holloway's comments here!
    • 19:25 And the West Ham XI: West Ham United: Green, Jacobsen, Tomkins, Gabbidon, Bridge, O'Neil, Parker, Noble, Obinna, Keane, Piquionne. Subs: Boffin, Reid, Kovac, Boa Morte, Sears, Cole, Ba.
    • 19:24 And the teams are in! Blackpool: Kingson, Eardley, Cathcart, Baptiste, Carney, Vaughan, Taylor-Fletcher, Adam, Reid, Varney, Campbell. Subs: Rachubka, Southern, Evatt, Grandin, Puncheon, Harewood, Beattie.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • R. Kingson
      • N. Eardley
      • C. Cathcart Substitution Out (45′)
      • A. Baptiste
      • D. Carney
      • D. Vaughan
      • C. Adam Goal
      • G. Taylor-Fletcher
      • A. Reid Substitution Out (60′)
      • D. Campbell
      • L. Varney Substitution Out (61′)

      Subs

      • I. Evatt Substitution In45′
      • J. Beattie Substitution In61′
      • M. Harewood Substitution In60′
      • P. Rachubka
      • K. Southern
      • J. Puncheon
      • E. Grandin
    • Starting line-up

      • R. Green
      • L. Jacobsen
      • J. Tomkins
      • D. Gabbidon Substitution Out (33′)
      • W. Bridge
      • M. Noble
      • S. Parker Yellow Card
      • G. O'Neil
      • Obinna Goals×2 Substitution Out (84′)
      • F. Piquionne
      • R. Keane Goal Substitution Out (84′)

      Subs

      • L. Boa Morte Substitution In84′
      • C. Cole
      • R. Boffin
      • D. Ba
      • R. Kovác Substitution In84′
      • W. Reid Substitution In33′
      • F. Sears
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