Saturday September 18, 2010 Day 5 Finished Britannia Stadium

Stoke City 1 - 1 West Ham United

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  1. West Ham claim first point

    West Ham claim first point

    West Ham United remain bottom of the Premier League after being pegged back to a 1-1 draw by Stoke City at the Britannia Stadium. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • Stoke City
    • West Ham United
    • 90+3' West Ham handle yet another Delap throw, and the final whistle goes. West Ham has secured their first point of the seaosn, but they remain bottom of the table.
    • 90+3' West Ham substitution: Luis Boa Morte replaces Obinna.
    • 90+2' We're in the second of three minutes to be added on now.
    • 90+1' Etherington goes for an audacious effort from distance with the outside of his left boot, and Green has to tip it over the bar!
    • 90' Delap gets another chance to do damage with ball in hand., but West Ham are equal to it.
    • 88' The announcement over the tannoy names Shawcross as Man of the Match. Pennant and Parker both had a decent claim for that.
    • 87' This time Green is out to claim Delap's throw with authority.
    • 86' Jacobsen is forced to concede a throw-in under pressure from Etherington.
    • 85' Obinna's free-kick is headed clear but only as far as Parker... the skipper lashes his strike from outside the box wide of Sorensen's goal!
    • 84' Collins gets a booking for a late lungs on Parker.
    • 83' Stoke substitution: Glenn Whelan replaces Pennant.
    • 82' Delap's throw comes in and Fuller's downward header bounces up and off the bar! West Ham saved by the woodwork again!
    • 81' Fuller wins Stoke a throw, but Pennant is limping off around after pulling up with what looks like a hamstring strain.
    • 79' A clash of heads between Obinna and Huth goes Stoke's way.
    • 78' Obinna comes inside and finds Parker, but the Hammers captain handled as he took the ball on his chest.
    • 77' The ball is slipped down the channel for Piquionne, but the Frenchman can't fashion a chance.
    • 76' Whitehead concedes a free-kick in midfield. west Ham send plenty forward.
    • 75' Delap's throw is met by the head of Piquionne and goes behind for a corner.
    • 74' Gudjohnsen's last Premier League came against Stoke for Tottenham in March. Can he make an instant impact here?
    • 73' Stoke substitution: Eidur Gudjohnsen replaces Jones. The former Chelsea and Barcelona man gets a big cheer.
    • 71' Sorensen makes a great save from da Costa's header and Stoke break forward! Etherington gallops up the field but Pennant's run is not what he was looking for and eventually Green collects the low cross.
    • 70' A great one-touch move from West Ham is thwarted but the loose ball comes back to Obinna... the strike from distance is tipped round the post from Sorensen!
    • 69' Jacobsen covers penty of ground down the wing as he chases the ball, only to reach it and concede a throw.
    • 68' Delap will sling in another throw... Green gets a very good punch to it to clear. Stoke build again and Pennant chips a lovely ball in for Jones to head off the bar... he was offside anyway.
    • 67' Cole is again penalised for a foul, this time on Faye. It's not been his day at all.
    • 66' Noble shows great determination to cover ground and block a Huth long ball.
    • 65' Stoke substitution: Ricardo Fuller replaces Walters.
    • 64' The high tempo from the home side following their leveller is beginning to dissipate now, with West Ham getting their foot on the ball a lot more.
    • 62' Kenwyne Jones has scored seven Premier League headers since the start of last season – only Everton’s Tim Cahill (8) has scored more headers in the division in the last 13 months. (Infostrada)
    • 61' Etherington pirhouette's in midfield and plays the ball out to Collins, but the full-back's cross is a poor one.
    • 60' Pennant emerges from a tussle with Noble holding his face, but the whistle had already gone for a foul on the Hammers midfielder.
    • 59' Jones uses his trength to shrug Upson off the ball, turn inside and hammer a strike that Green does brilliantly to tip on to the far post!
    • 58' Whitehead has all the time in the world inside the centre circle to pick out Pennant with a through bal, but the winger's first touch lets him down.
    • 57' Walters fouls Parker from behind as the West Ham captain was shepherding the ball out of play for a goal kick.
    • 56' Pennant sends in another teasing cross and Walters can't reach it with a header between two defenders.
    • 55' Pennant has the ball at his feet inside the box, but with no support he is forced into misplacing a pass. Stoke are on top now.
    • 54' Kovac gets straight into the thick of the action, making a timely sliding tackle on the edge of the box.
    • 53' West Ham substitution: Radoslav Kovac replaces Behrami.
    • 52' Six of Jones's last seven league goals have been headers including both goals for Stoke. (Infostrada)
    • 51' West Ham down to 10 as Behrami goes off to receive treatment. Shawcross can't meet the corner with a clean header and West Ham have a goal kick.
    • 50' Stoke come again and Jacobsen has to make a great diving block from Etherington's strike! Corner to Stoke. Behrami slipped awkwardly in the build-up, and is receiving treatment.
    • 49' That's Jones's second goal in a week for Stoke, and it came from a great cross by Pennant, but Green's positioning and reactions were questionable.
    • 48' GOAL!! Huth plays the ball down the right channel and Pennant's first-time cross is headed home by Jones! Stoke are level!
    • 48' Da Costa shows good strength to muscle Jones out of the way as the striker chased a through ball.
    • 47' Right away Delap is towelling down the ball. He sends in a long throw that Gabbidon clears. West Ham break out and Huth brings down Behrami.
    • 46' West Ham kick off to get the second half underway!
    • 45+3' The half-time whistle blows, and West Ham look good for their lead, and are halfway to a first away win in 21 league games.
    • 45+2' Da Costa is judged to have fouled Walters, and Stoke have one more set piece chance in this half to level. The free-kick is headed away and da Costa catches Huth as he clears with an overhead kick. The big German is up on his feet soon enough.
    • 45+1' Two minutes of added time are signalled. Parker limps off the field for treatment.
    • 45' Whitehead goes into the book for a clumsy challenge on Parker.
    • 44' Pennant dinks a ball over for Walters and da Costa does just enough to put the striker off his header.
    • 43' This time Upson is penalised for a foul on Jones. Shawcross and Faye come up again, but the delivery from Etherington is an easy catch for Green.
    • 42' Noble turns 180 on the edge of the box and almost finds Obinna with a clever reverse pass.
    • 41' Jones looked to have been held by Upson as he brings down a high ball, but the referee turns his head and play continues.
    • 40' Green comes off his line to catch Shawcross's long ball forward. The home crowd are disappointed when he catches it well.
    • 39' Cole goes in late on Etherington and catches him on the shin. He gets a booking despite his protests.
    • 38' West Ham scored their first PL away goal of the season, and first goal in the opening 45 minutes of a PL match since May 9. (Infostrada)
    • 37' A poor first touch by da Costa has him sprinting to the touchline, but he can't prevent it going out for a throw. Delap's delivery is a looping one and Jones attacks it but heads well over the bar! Very good chance for the leveller.
    • 36' Parker twists and turns before finding Noble, and West Ham are in control of this game as we edge closer to half-time.
    • 35' In each of the last three seasons when Stoke and West Ham have met, one of these teams has done the double over the other. (Opta)
    • 34' West Ham have got their tails up now and here they come again. Piquionne lines up a strike from the edge of the D and it crashes back off the crossbar!
    • 33' That's Scott Parker's third goal of the season, and his second in two following his strike against Chelsea last weekend.
    • 32' GOAL!! West Ham lead for the first time this season! Gabbidon's header is blocked on the line but Scott Parker is there to finish from close range!
    • 31' Collins fouls Behrami near the Stoke corner flag. Obinna will send the ball in...
    • 30' Etherington is found by Walters wide on the left, but the former Hammers winger is caught offisde.
    • 29' Noble's delivery is poor, but Parker lifts the ball in again and Cole brings it down with an outstretched leg, but he can't work the space for a shot.
    • 28' Piquionne is unable to muscle his way past Huth on the left but he does win a free-kick.
    • 27' Cole takes issue with the judgement that he fouled Whitehead, and Delap has to wrestle the ball from him for the free-kick.
    • 26' Etherington's cross goes all the way over the box to Pennant, who is crowded out by two defenders. West Ham are looking back with the ball, but are struggling with Stoke's set pieces and crosses.
    • 25' It is 11 months since West Ham striker Carlton Cole scored a PL goal outside of London – netting in their 2-2 draw at Sunderland in October 2009. (Infostrada)
    • 24' Delap is now booked for shoving over Behrami. The Swiss midfielder is having a tough afternoon!
    • 23' Obinna rolls the ball up to Cole, who holds off Shawcross, turns and fires a decent effort from 20 yards, but it doesn't really test Sorensen.
    • 22' This time Pennant's delivery hits the wall but sneaks through to Jones, who slices his half-volley high and wide! Should have been on target from the £8m man.
    • 21' Behrami goes into Lee Mason's book for a cynical foul on Pennant as he charged down the left. Another Stoke free-kick in a similar position to the one a moment ago...
    • 20' West Ham have now been saved by the woodwork six times this season, more often than any other Premier League side. (Opta)
    • 19' Pennant places the ball as Stoke have plenty in the box. Green spills the ball and Huth fires against the post! Huge let-off for Green and West Ham!
    • 18' Walters is still receiving treatment for that challenge. West Ham goalkeeper Robert Green has conceded 78 Premier League goals since the start of last season – more any other current Premier League goalkeeper. (Infostrada)
    • 17' Walters gambols forward and Behrami brings him down. Stoke have a free-kick about 30 yards from goal.
    • 16' West Ham have lost their first four games in a Premier League season for the first time, meaning that this is their worst start to a campaign. They have won none of their last 20 Premier League away matches. (Opta)
    • 15' The second ball is headed back to Obinna, whose shot from the edge of the box is blocked and it's an easy catch for Sorensen. Replays show the strike actually hit the hands of Shawcross as he covered his face, but there were no appeals.
    • 14' Shawcross and Sorensen get in each other's way and West Ham have been gifted a corner. Stoek clear but West Ham keep the ball.
    • 13' Delap's throw is headed cklear and Obinna finally gets forward to ease the pressure off the Hammers.
    • 12' Behrami and Huth have a bit of argy bargy in the box. Behrami ends up on the floor. When the corner finally comes in, it's cleared for another throw.
    • 11' Piquionne gets his head to the corner, and West Ham scramble the second ball behind for another throw. Delap's delivery is flicked away and goes behind for another corner.
    • 10' Gabbidon tracks Pennant down the wing and blocks his cross for Stoke's first corner. Faye and Shawcross come up...
    • 9' West Ham keeping possession again, and the home fans are giving them plenty of whistels and boos. They know how to make visitors feel unwelcome at the Britannia!
    • 8' Pennant concedes the first corner of the match. Sorensen comes to punch but misses it, but no Hammers player can take advantage.
    • 7' Delap's first sling is to the far post where Jacobsen heads clear.
    • 6' Jones spreads the ball out wide to Pennant, whose cross is blocked for a throw-in. Enter Rory Delap...
    • 5' Da Costa pings a long diaonal ball towards Obinna, but it bounces out of play to the delight of the home crowd.
    • 4' West Ham play keep-ball in their own half before Upson's long ball to Cole is intercepted.
    • 3' Kenwyne Jones marauds forward but Mark Noble gets in a good tackle and can bring the ball out of defence.
    • 2' Obinna's cross for Cole is cleared by Shawcross. Cole was the Hammers' top scorer with 10 league goals last season, but is yet to get off the mark in this campaign.
    • 1' Pennant chips a ball down the channel for Walters to chase, but it runs out of play for a goal kick.
    • 1' Stoke kick off and we're underway!
    • 12:42 The teams are walking out on to field now. Your referee for this one is Lee Mason of Lancashire. This is such a huge clash for both sides. West Ham are rock bottom with no points, while the Potters only got their first points on the board on Monday. Whoever loses here risked being cut adrift. Premier League table
    • 12:40 Only Swindon in 1993-94 (-12) have ever had a worse goal difference after four Premier League games than the Hammers this season (-10). (Opta)
    • 12:40 West Ham striker Benni McCarthy, on the bench today, was fined £80,000 earleir this week for turning up to pre-season training almost two stone overweight. Hammers boss Avram Grant was stunned when the South African striker turned up for pre-season training with a body fat percentage of 24.2 - more than double that of the average professional footballer. Heavyweight McCarthy fined £80k
    • 12:35 Match odds: Stoke 10/11, Draw 11/5, West Ham 14/5.
    • 12:30 Stoke forward Jon Walters has warned West Ham there will be no end to their difficult start to the season at the Britannia: "West Ham haven't had a win yet and are struggling and Stoke is a very difficult place to come to. They struggled last year and haven't started well so it hasn't surprised anyone. I'm not surprised to see them struggling because anyone can and I'm sure their heads are down at the moment and it won't get any better against us I don't think."
    • 12:25 West Ham have no fresh injury worries for the clash at the Britannia Stadium, where manager Avram Grant will not be in the dug out as he observes the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur. Israeli defender Tal Ben-Haim will also not be involved, but Danny Gabbidon (hamstring) returns in defence after missing the defeat to Chelsea. Thomas Hitzlsperger has not recovered from a thigh injury in time to make the squad. Long-term absentees Zavon Hines, Jack Collison and Peter Kurucz (all knee) remain out.
    • 12:25 Stoke manager Tony Pulis has replaced Marc Wilson with Jermaine Pennant, despite a promising debut for the former Portsmouth midfielder in Monday's 21 win over Aston Villa. Forward Eidur Gudjohnsen will be on the bench again as he is eased back into English football after his move from Monaco.
    • 12:20 Representatives of Kieron Dyer have dismissed allegations the West Ham midfielder was involved in a bust-up with Hammers manager Avram Grant. A number of Saturday morning's newspapers claimed the pair had a heated exchange after Grant told Dyer he would not be part of the travelling party for the match at Stoke. The 31-year-old, who is currently struggling with a thigh injury, did not make the journey. Dyer denies refusal to play
    • 12:15 Stoke: Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Faye, Collins, Pennant, Delap, Whitehead, Etherington, Walters, Jones. Subs: Begovic, Higginbotham, Whelan, Gudjohnsen, Fuller, Wilson, Wilkinson /// West Ham: Green, Jacobsen, da Costa, Upson, Gabbidon, Behrami, Parker, Noble, Piquionne, Obinna, Cole. Subs: Stech, Tomkins, Barrera, Boa Morte, Kovac, McCarthy, Faubert
    • 12:10 Hello and welcome to the first of the day's Premier League clashes, Stoke City v West Ham United at the Britannia Stadium!
  • Summary

    • 90+1' Etherington goes for an audacious effort from distance with the outside of his left boot, and Green has to tip it over the bar!
    • 85' Obinna's free-kick is headed clear but only as far as Parker... the skipper lashes his strike from outside the box wide of Sorensen's goal!
    • 82' Delap's throw comes in and Fuller's downward header bounces up and off the bar! West Ham saved by the woodwork again!
    • 71' Sorensen makes a great save from da Costa's header and Stoke break forward! Etherington gallops up the field but Pennant's run is not what he was looking for and eventually Green collects the low cross.
    • 70' A great one-touch move from West Ham is thwarted but the loose ball comes back to Obinna... the strike from distance is tipped round the post from Sorensen!
    • 59' Jones uses his trength to shrug Upson off the ball, turn inside and hammer a strike that Green does brilliantly to tip on to the far post!
    • 48' GOAL!! Huth plays the ball down the right channel and Pennant's first-time cross is headed home by Jones! Stoke are level!
    • 37' A poor first touch by da Costa has him sprinting to the touchline, but he can't prevent it going out for a throw. Delap's delivery is a looping one and Jones attacks it but heads well over the bar! Very good chance for the leveller.
    • 34' West Ham have got their tails up now and here they come again. Piquionne lines up a strike from the edge of the D and it crashes back off the crossbar!
    • 32' GOAL!! West Ham lead for the first time this season! Gabbidon's header is blocked on the line but Scott Parker is there to finish from close range!
    • 22' This time Pennant's delivery hits the wall but sneaks through to Jones, who slices his half-volley high and wide! Should have been on target from the £8m man.
    • 19' Pennant places the ball as Stoke have plenty in the box. Green spills the ball and Huth fires against the post! Huge let-off for Green and West Ham!
    • 12:15 Stoke: Sorensen, Huth, Shawcross, Faye, Collins, Pennant, Delap, Whitehead, Etherington, Walters, Jones. Subs: Begovic, Higginbotham, Whelan, Gudjohnsen, Fuller, Wilson, Wilkinson /// West Ham: Green, Jacobsen, da Costa, Upson, Gabbidon, Behrami, Parker, Noble, Piquionne, Obinna, Cole. Subs: Stech, Tomkins, Barrera, Boa Morte, Kovac, McCarthy, Faubert

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • T. Sørensen
      • R. Huth
      • R. Shawcross
      • A. Diagne-Faye
      • D. Collins Yellow Card
      • R. Delap Yellow Card
      • D. Whitehead Yellow Card
      • J. Pennant Substitution Out (83′)
      • M. Etherington
      • J. Walters Substitution Out (66′)
      • K. Jones Goal Substitution Out (73′)

      Subs

      • E. Gudjohnsen Substitution In73′
      • D. Higginbotham
      • R. Fuller Substitution In66′
      • G. Whelan Substitution In83′
      • A. Wilkinson
      • A. Begovic
      • M. Wilson
    • Starting line-up

      • R. Green
      • L. Jacobsen
      • M. da Costa
      • M. Upson
      • D. Gabbidon
      • S. Parker Goal
      • V. Behrami Yellow Card Substitution Out (52′)
      • M. Noble
      • Obinna Substitution Out (90′)
      • F. Piquionne
      • C. Cole Yellow Card

      Subs

      • B. McCarthy
      • L. Boa Morte Substitution In90′
      • J. Faubert
      • J. Tomkins
      • P. Barrera
      • R. Kovác Substitution In52′
      • M. &#352tech
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