Saturday February 12, 2011 Day 27 Finished The Hawthorns

West Bromwich Albion 3 - 3 West Ham United

  • Dorrans 3’
  • Thomas 8’
  • Reid 32’ (o.g.)
  • Ba 50’, 83’
  • Cole 58’

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  1. West Ham deny West Brom

    West Ham deny West Brom

    West Ham sensationally came back from three goals down to earn a hard-fought 3-3 draw against West Brom at the Hawthorns. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • West Bromwich Albion
    • West Ham United
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    • 90' FULL-TIME: WEST BROM 3-3 WEST HAM. West Ham come back from three goals down to earn a hard-fought point at West Brom
    • 90+6' Frederic Piquionne blazes over at that looks to be that at the Hawthorns.
    • 90+4' West Ham win the corner and Manuel Da Costa comes bravely flying in but his header goes over the bar. Giles Barnes is off to receive treatment after clashing with Da Costa.
    • 90+2' Odemwingie has another great chance to win it for West Brom but another tame effort is collected by Green
    • 90' There will be five minutes of stoppage time for either to side to find a winner
    • 89' Rob Green makes a smart save down to his right to deny a placed Odemwingie strike
    • 88' Can West Ham now go on and win it? It's Bridge with the corner, but it's a poor delivery that allows the Baggies to break.
    • 85' The West Ham comeback is complete in emphatic fashion as Demba Ba smashes home at the back post from a looping Mark Noble cross, and now Roy Hodgson is far from smiling in the Hawthorns crowd.
    • 84' GOAL FOR WEST HAM! WEST BROM 3-3 WEST HAM (Demba Ba)
    • 83' West Brom sub: Gabriel Tamas comes on for Graham Dorrans
    • 82' A floated Scott Parker cross from the left fails to reach the head of either Cole or Piquionne but no-one can doubt West Ham's endeavour in this second-half. It's stirring stuff.
    • 79' James Morrion cutrs in from the right-flank but his effort is always travelling wide of Green's goal.
    • 78' West Ham sub: Jonathan Spector comes on for Gary O'Neil
    • 77' Rob Green claws away a West Brom corner and wins the foul before the Baggies can fashion a follow-up effort on goal.
    • 75' West Brom appear to have steadied the ship over the past few minutes but this game could still go either way.
    • 72' A corner for West Ham sees Manuel Da Costa head down towards goal, but Myhill claims comfortably.
    • 71' Piquionne works the ball to Gary O'Neil who shuffles it to Demba Ba bursting through on the left, but Ba's shot is scuffed into the Baggies side-netting.
    • 70' It's so difficult to tell which way this game is now going to go as we approach the final 20 minutes. End-to-end play but with little quality, fast and frenetic.
    • 67' James Morrison strikes at goal from distance but Green smothers the shot.
    • 66' That's as close as West Ham have come to an extraordinary equaliser. The ball is pulled back for Demba Ba whose strike at goal is cleared off the line, with Myhill beaten.
    • 64' Mark Noble goes down in the West Brom box after failing to collect the ball properly and the referee waves play on.
    • 63' Real end-to-end stuff now as Odemwingie skips past a couple of West Ham challenges before sending a curling effort which Robert Green gets his fingertips to.
    • 61' West Brom sub: Giles Barnes comes on for Jerome Thomas
    • 61' West Ham come so close to equalising, but Piquionne's headed attempt hits Myhill's crossbar and goes over.
    • 60' The comeback continues! From a floating West Ham free-kick, Piquionne heads the ball into the path of Carlton Cole who nods it in from a few yards out.
    • 59' GOAL FOR WEST HAM! WEST BROM 3-2 WEST HAM (Carlton Cole)
    • 58' West Ham sub: Frederic Piquionne comes on for Luis Boa Morte.
    • 57' Chris Brunt is booked for a late challenge and West Ham get the free-kick in a promising position. 25 yards out and central from Myhill's goal...
    • 56' Odemwingie, who has struggled to make his presence felt in the game so far, strays offside at the West Ham back post. Moments later, Carlton Cole does the same - mis-timing his run into space.
    • 53' West Ham's tails are certainly up and Luis Boa Morte sends a diving, flicked header towards goal but Myhill uses his reflexes to collect the ball while diving mid-air.
    • 52' Demba Ba gets the goal on his debut, as a floated cross from Mark Noble is controlled by Ba at the West Brom back post. The striker coolly slotting the ball low and past Myhill
    • 51' GOAL FOR WEST HAM! WEST BROM 3-1 WEST HAM (Demba Ba)
    • 50' Thomas' cross from the left is only half-cleared by West Ham and Fortune collects. But no penalty is given as the Baggies striker goes down in the Hammers box.
    • 49' West Ham attempt some intricate link-up play between Parker, Cole and Ba but they are once again let down by some stray passing when it mattered in the final third.
    • 48' Jerome Thomas ghosts in from the left flank but loses his balance before getting the shot away.
    • 46' West Ham get us underway for the second-half kickign from right to left.
    • 45' Half-time: West Brom 3-0 West Ham
    • 45+3' West Ham come close again to pulling one back. Gary O'Neil's dipping thunderbolt effort cannons back off the Baggies crossbar and Ba's follow-up shot is deflected over for a corner. From that set-piece, Manuel Da Costa sends his header wide of the West Brom goal.
    • 45+2' West Ham maintaining possession without really making any inroads into the West Brom penalty area.
    • 45' There are going to be three minutes of stoppage time at the end of this first half, as Thomas flashes a shot wide of Green's far post for West Brom
    • 44' Now up the other end and West Brom's Dorrans sends a curling 25-yard effort towards Green's top left corner of the goal, which the English keeper is just about able to paw away. From the resulting corner, Green punches clear.
    • 43' Oh, West Ham come so close to pulling a goal back. From the corner, Demba Ba strikes at the back post. His initial effort is blocked, but he follows-up and forces a brilliant save from Myhill who pushes the Senegalese striker's shot onto the post, allowing the Baggies to clear.
    • 42' Scott Parker receives the ball just off-centre in West Brom territory, but his strike at goal is quickly charged down for a corner.
    • 40' Mark Noble is booekd for a clumsy challenge, which is more borne out of West Ham frustration than anything too reckless.
    • 40' To the Hammers' credit, they've mucked in since conceding the third. Bridge is still making some strong runs down the left, as is Lars Jacobsen on the right, but they keep gifting possession back to West Brom with some sloppy passing.
    • 38' If West Ham are going to have any chance of getting something from this match, then they need to score before half-time. That is, unless they can pull off another Newcastle performance from last weekend...
    • 36' CORRECTION: It appears that Winston Reid got a touch on Dorrans' free-kick and the West Ham defender is, surely unwantingly, being labelled with having scored an own-goal for the Baggies' third.
    • 34' Graham Dorrans is booked for dissent
    • 33' I suppose that penalty decision doesn't matter now as West Brom have a third. A Graham Dorrans free-kick from over 35-yards out evades everyone in the West Ham box and bounces up past Green. It was one of those where the keeper was expecting someone to get a touch on the delivery and, in the end, the fact that no-one did was why it led to the goal.
    • 32' GOAL FOR WEST BROM! WEST BROM 3-0 WEST HAM (Graham Dorrans)
    • 32' From the free-kick, West Ham's Winston Reid appears to control the ball with his arm before clearing. However, no penalty is given for handball.
    • 31' Luis Boa Morte is the first player to be carded after a cynical challenge.
    • 30' CORRECTION: That last time point should read 29' not 329'!
    • 329' West Ham slowly creeping into the ascendancy. Advantage is played, and Mark Noble is able to collect the ball and drive towards the West Brom goal, before unleashing a 30-yard drive which stings the palms of Myhill.
    • 26' Mark Noble sends an inswinging free-kick towards the West Brom goal. Boaz Myhill unconvincingly punches clear, and then has to gather properly at the second attempt.
    • 24' This is better from West Ham. Scott Parker plays a delightful through-ball into the path of Carlton Cole. However, the striker is adjudged to have moved a fraction too early and his goal-bound effort is ruled out. That was close and it looks like Cole was level with the last West Brom defender before making his run.
    • 22' Now it's Carlton Cole's turn to get his shot all wrong. After Odemwingie gifts possession to West Ham, Cole turns and fires a shot from the edge of the Baggies box, but it is travelling all the way to row Z.
    • 21' Moments later, Dema Ba collects and ghosts in from the left flank but ends up sending a dreadful sliced shot wide - that effort almost hitting the West Brom corner flag.
    • 20' Scott Parker cannot find Hammers teammate Luis Boa Morte with a cross-field ball and it trickles harmlessly out of play.
    • 18' Another glorious chance for West Brom. Graham Dorrans swings in a corner and Odemwingie is unmarked in the West Ham box. However, the striker's tame header is straight at Green and the opportunity goes begging.
    • 17' West Ham's Demba Ba attempts a flicked header, but he ends up taking it away from strike partner Carlton Cole and West Brom are able to clear. Those two are just not clicking as of yet.
    • 16' A West Brom free-kick from the left flank is headed towards goal by Fortune, but Green is on hand to comfortably pluck the ball out of the air.
    • 15' West Brom sub: The Baggies are forced into an early change as James Morrison comes on for Youssouf Mulumbu who was struggling.
    • 14' West Brom come very close to making it 3-0. Jerome Thomas runs onto a long-ball over the top, he takes it past Green but loses his balance with the goal gaping. Thomas claims his shoulder was hauled down but no penalty is given.
    • 12' West Ham are trying to regroup and have begun getting some joy down the Hammers left through the forward runs of Wayne Bridge, but they keep giving the ball away and the Baggies look dangerous on the counter.
    • 9' West Ham are all over the place and it's 2-0. They give possession away in the middle of the park far too easily and Fortune collects on the left wing. He tees it up for Jerome Thomas to send a curling effort from just outside the box past an unstretched Green into the far corner of the goal.
    • 8' GOAL FOR WEST BROM! WEST BROM 2-0 WEST HAM (Jerome Thomas)
    • 7' West Brom come close to a quick second. Peter Odemwingie forces Green into a low save with a shot from the right wing. The ball falls into the path of Chris Brunt, but Fortune inadvertently blocks his goal-bound effort on the Hammers' goalline.
    • 5' What a start to Roy Hodgson's tenure, who is watching his new team from the stands. The returning Graham Dorrans collects the ball from 30 yards out and drills it past a stricken Green into the roof of the net.
    • 4' GOAL FOR WEST BROM! WEST BROM 1-0 WEST HAM (Graham Dorrans)
    • 2' Promising opening for West Brom as Marc-Antoine Fortune forces Robert Green into a low save from a central position.
    • 1' And West Brom get us underway kicking from left to right.
    • 15:00 With just two points separating 17th-placed West Brom and 20th-placed West Ham, there is plenty at stake today at a very sunny Hawthorns.
    • 14:59 The reverse fixture this season at Upton Park, saw a tense 2-2 draw played out between West Ham and West Brom
    • 14:57 And the two teams are just about ready to make their way out onto the Hawthorns pitch...
    • 14:55 West Ham's Senegalese striker Demba Ba makes his first start following his January move from Hoffenheim. Ba replaces the in-form Victor Obinna in the Hammers' attack, and partners Carlton Cole.
    • 14:50 In the head-to-head stakes, West Brom are unbeaten in their last three Premier League matches against West Ham, drawing the last two. But the Hammers have won two of their last three Premier League visits to the Hawthorns - the East London club's only defeat in their last seven visits was a 3-2 reverse dating back to September 2008.
    • 14:45 How close can you get to the number 100... West Brom have earned 99 points and scored 99 goals in the Premier League at the Hawthorns, according to OptaJoe
    • 14:40 For West Brom, Graham Dorrans starts after a twisted ankle kept the Scottish midfielder out of action for three weeks, but Marek Cech is still unavailable with a groin strain. Baggies striker Peter Odemwingie will be hoping to add to his seven goals scored at the Hawthorns in this Premier League season so far.
    • 14:35 West Ham captain Matthew Upson misses out after suffering a recurrence of an Achilles injury, while James Tomkins and on-loan striker Robbie Keane are sidelined with calf problems. Long-term absentee Thomas Hitzlsperger takes his place on the Hammers' bench.
    • 14:30 Team News... West Brom: Myhill, Jara, Scharner, Olsson, Shorey, Brunt, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Thomas, Odemwingie, Fortune. Subs: Carson, Pablo, Morrison, Barnes, Vela, Tamas, Cox. West Ham: Green, Jacobsen, Reid, da Costa, Bridge, O'Neil, Parker, Noble, Boa Morte, Cole, Ba. Subs: Boffin, Hitzlsperger, Kovac, Spector, Faubert, Hines, Piquionne. Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire).
    • 14:25 West Ham, meanwhile, currently prop up the bottom of the table but Avram Grant's men can take heart from the fact that they have won two of their last four Premier League away matches, even if the Hammers have failed to keep a clean sheet in 21 away attempts.
    • 14:20 It's certainly a big game for both teams. New Baggies boss Roy Hodgson, who returns to the Premier League frontline just five weeks after his acrimonious departure from Liverpool, is tasked with steering West Brom clear of the drop zone. An unenviable task given that the club has lost seven of their last nine Premier League matches.
    • 14:15 Hello and welcome to live text coverage of this afternoon's Premier League clash between West Brom and West Ham United.
  • Summary

    • 90+4' West Ham win the corner and Manuel Da Costa comes bravely flying in but his header goes over the bar. Giles Barnes is off to receive treatment after clashing with Da Costa.
    • 90+2' Odemwingie has another great chance to win it for West Brom but another tame effort is collected by Green
    • 84' GOAL FOR WEST HAM! WEST BROM 3-3 WEST HAM (Demba Ba)
    • 66' That's as close as West Ham have come to an extraordinary equaliser. The ball is pulled back for Demba Ba whose strike at goal is cleared off the line, with Myhill beaten.
    • 63' Real end-to-end stuff now as Odemwingie skips past a couple of West Ham challenges before sending a curling effort which Robert Green gets his fingertips to.
    • 61' West Ham come so close to equalising, but Piquionne's headed attempt hits Myhill's crossbar and goes over.
    • 59' GOAL FOR WEST HAM! WEST BROM 3-2 WEST HAM (Carlton Cole)
    • 53' West Ham's tails are certainly up and Luis Boa Morte sends a diving, flicked header towards goal but Myhill uses his reflexes to collect the ball while diving mid-air.
    • 51' GOAL FOR WEST HAM! WEST BROM 3-1 WEST HAM (Demba Ba)
    • 45+3' West Ham come close again to pulling one back. Gary O'Neil's dipping thunderbolt effort cannons back off the Baggies crossbar and Ba's follow-up shot is deflected over for a corner. From that set-piece, Manuel Da Costa sends his header wide of the West Brom goal.
    • 44' Now up the other end and West Brom's Dorrans sends a curling 25-yard effort towards Green's top left corner of the goal, which the English keeper is just about able to paw away. From the resulting corner, Green punches clear.
    • 43' Oh, West Ham come so close to pulling a goal back. From the corner, Demba Ba strikes at the back post. His initial effort is blocked, but he follows-up and forces a brilliant save from Myhill who pushes the Senegalese striker's shot onto the post, allowing the Baggies to clear.
    • 32' GOAL FOR WEST BROM! WEST BROM 3-0 WEST HAM (Graham Dorrans)
    • 32' From the free-kick, West Ham's Winston Reid appears to control the ball with his arm before clearing. However, no penalty is given for handball.
    • 329' West Ham slowly creeping into the ascendancy. Advantage is played, and Mark Noble is able to collect the ball and drive towards the West Brom goal, before unleashing a 30-yard drive which stings the palms of Myhill.
    • 18' Another glorious chance for West Brom. Graham Dorrans swings in a corner and Odemwingie is unmarked in the West Ham box. However, the striker's tame header is straight at Green and the opportunity goes begging.
    • 14' West Brom come very close to making it 3-0. Jerome Thomas runs onto a long-ball over the top, he takes it past Green but loses his balance with the goal gaping. Thomas claims his shoulder was hauled down but no penalty is given.
    • 8' GOAL FOR WEST BROM! WEST BROM 2-0 WEST HAM (Jerome Thomas)
    • 7' West Brom come close to a quick second. Peter Odemwingie forces Green into a low save with a shot from the right wing. The ball falls into the path of Chris Brunt, but Fortune inadvertently blocks his goal-bound effort on the Hammers' goalline.
    • 4' GOAL FOR WEST BROM! WEST BROM 1-0 WEST HAM (Graham Dorrans)
    • 14:30 Team News... West Brom: Myhill, Jara, Scharner, Olsson, Shorey, Brunt, Mulumbu, Dorrans, Thomas, Odemwingie, Fortune. Subs: Carson, Pablo, Morrison, Barnes, Vela, Tamas, Cox. West Ham: Green, Jacobsen, Reid, da Costa, Bridge, O'Neil, Parker, Noble, Boa Morte, Cole, Ba. Subs: Boffin, Hitzlsperger, Kovac, Spector, Faubert, Hines, Piquionne. Referee: Lee Mason (Lancashire).

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • B. Myhill
      • G. Jara
      • P. Scharner
      • J. Olsson
      • N. Shorey
      • Y. Mulumbu Substitution Out (14′)
      • G. Dorrans Goal Yellow Card Substitution Out (82′)
      • C. Brunt Yellow Card
      • J. Thomas Goal Substitution Out (61′)
      • P. Odemwingie
      • M. Fortuné

      Subs

      • S. Carson
      • J. Morrison Substitution In14′
      • G. Tamas Substitution In82′
      • G. Barnes Substitution In61′
      • S. Cox
      • Pablo
      • C. Vela
    • Starting line-up

      • R. Green
      • L. Jacobsen
      • W. Reid Own Goal
      • M. da Costa
      • W. Bridge
      • S. Parker
      • M. Noble Yellow Card
      • G. O'Neil Substitution Out (78′)
      • L. Boa Morte Yellow Card Substitution Out (57′)
      • C. Cole Goal
      • D. Ba Goals×2

      Subs

      • F. Piquionne Substitution In57′
      • T. Hitzlsperger
      • J. Faubert
      • J. Spector Substitution In78′ Yellow Card
      • R. Boffin
      • Z. Hines
      • R. Kovác
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