Saturday November 13, 2010 Day 13 Finished Upton Park

  1. West Ham stay bottom after draw

    West Ham stay bottom after draw

    An incredible match at Upton Park saw West Ham and Blackpool play out a 0-0 draw amid controversy and a host of missed chances. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • West Ham United
    • Blackpool
    • 90'+3 And there's the final whistle!! It's somehow ended West Ham 0 Blackpool 0! Thanks for joining us!!
    • 90'+3 BARERRA AT THE DEATH!! Curls it wide with Parker in space!! That must be the final chance!!
    • 90'+3 Green with an awful clearance! Just gets it clear at the second attempt!!
    • 90'+2 McCarthy with a half-chance. No way through, but is there to be one last twist?
    • 90' Obinna tries to thread the ball through a crowd of white. Blocked.
    • 89' There'll be three minutes of added time.
    • 88' Poor challenge. Late free kick to West Ham. Noble takes it, Upson tries to get on the end. Evatt is there.
    • 87' Adam tries to play in Varney. Just too much on it.
    • 86' We’re in the last five minutes
    • 85' Corner to Blackpool. In it comes!! Green can only palm it away as far as CATHCART!! Volleys it!! WHAT A REACTION SAVE BY GREEN!!
    • 83' Varney!! Great run into the box. pulls it back to CRAINEY!! Scuffs the shot, but it's fallen to HAREWOOD!!! He's missed it from a matter of yards!! What a chance!!
    • 83' Sub for West Ham. Benni McCarthy is on. Piquionne is off.
    • 82' Poor delivery by Eardley. West Ham have the ball.
    • 81' Adam goes down under Obinna’s challenge!! Just outside the box!! Free kick to Blackpool. The defender was lucky there!! Poor challenge!!
    • 80' Corner to Blackpool now. It’s non-stop!!
    • 79' NOBLE!! Tries the curler!! Great save by the diving Kingson!!
    • 79' Piquionne finds Barerra. Evatt away! Good defending!
    • 78' Charlie Adam strikes!! Straight into the wall! Wasted opportunity!!
    • 77' Free kick to Blackpool. Handball against Ilunga. Just outside the box!
    • 75' There are 15 minutes remaining!! It's - somehow - still 0-0!!
    • 74' End to end stuff here!! TAYLOR FLETCHER SIX YARDS OUT!! Must be!! NO!! He’s smashed the ball over the bar!!
    • 73' OBINNA! Kingson saves with his foot!! Incredible few minutes at Upton Park!!
    • 72' Cole straight in the thick of things!! He’s in the box!! Knees the ball goalwards under pressure from Evatt. Off the upright!!
    • 71' Sub for West Ham. Carlton Cole replaces Boa Morte.
    • 70' Parker straight up the other end!! Finds BARERRA!! Off the line by Evatt!!
    • 69' Eardley with it, out to VAUGHAN!! His volley is blocked!! Falls to HAREWOOD!! It's in!! No! The flag is up!!
    • 68' Boa Morte with the foul on Phillips. Free kick to Blackpool close to the West Ham corner flag.
    • 67' Cathcart looks for Phillips. Wins the throw as we reach the halfway point in the second period.
    • 66' And it’s going to be Marlon Harewood to come on!! A former West Ham man. What are the odds of him getting on the scoresheet?
    • 65' Vaughan is there to block Boa Morte, the ball is back with Kingson and it looks like Campbell will soon be off.
    • 64' Corner to West Ham. Upson and Ian Evatt have an altercation. Evatt tugs the shirt, Upson raises an arm. Ref has a quick chat!
    • 63' Campbell is fit to continue with a grimace as Varney tries to reach a long ball in. Green is there first.
    • 62' Campbell is down for the moment, courtesy of Noble’s knee in the back.
    • 60' Boa Morte again drives down the left. Piquionne is ahead. Again Cathcart is there to deny the man from Portugal.
    • 59' Change by Ian Holloway. Grandin is off and on comes Matt Phillips.
    • 58' Barerra is well offside. Sticks the ball in the net anyway.
    • 57' Boa Morte again on the run. Has options, but that’s good defending by Cathcart.
    • 55' Piquionne making progress. Looks for help. Here’s Obinna!! Piquionne rolls it back!! OVER THE BAR FROM OBINNA! How is this match 0-0?
    • 53' Adam picks it up on halfway. Into the Hammers’ half. Tries an audacious long-range effort!! GREEN IS OFF HIS LINE!!! Just over!!!! What an effort by Adam!! Amazing!!
    • 52' Luke Varney storms down the left. Beats Jacobsen. Can’t find Campbell - who handballs.
    • 51' Obinna with the ball. Gives the ball away. Blackpool break!
    • 50' Noble gives the ball away to groans. Lofted up for Campbell. Offside.
    • 49' Parker now, great ball to BOA MORTE!!! He’s in on goal some 12 yards out!! Ooooh!! Inches wide of Kingson’s post!! What a chance!!
    • 48' Varney drives at Lars Jacobsen. Turned inside out but there’s Gabbidon makes the block.
    • 48' Played across the back by Blackpool. Lots of time on the ball.
    • 47' Early touch for Ghana international Kingson. Thumps the ball long.
    • 46' We’re underway again!
    • - And the teams are back out for the second half, Sub for Blackpool. Keeper Gilks is off and on comes Richard Kingson
    • 45'+1 And that's the half-time whistle!! The referee walks off to jeers from the West Ham crowd. They think they should have two penalties but it remains West Ham 0-0 Blackpool at the break!!
    • 45' Barerra with an awful cross-cum-shot that drifts harmlessly over Gilk’s bar. That’s wasted!!
    • 45' Just the one minute of added time.
    • 44' VARNEY!!! Beats Upson!! Shoots!! Oooh! Poor finish!! Dragged his shot across the goal!!
    • 44' Obinna again. Piquionne has strayed offside.
    • 43' And straight up the other end, it’s Parker with the block against Adam.
    • 42' Piquionne for West Ham. Tries to find Obinna. Blocked by a wall of white and tangerine!
    • 41' We’re in the last five minutes of the half. This game has flashed past!
    • 40' Great tackle by Parker on Campbell. Good skill by the Blackpool man but again Parker with the tackle!! Great defending, but it’ll be another corner.
    • 39' Green palms it away. Campbell retrieves it, but loses it. West Ham have three on two on the counter!!!. Poor pass by Noble looking for Barerra. The Mexican eventually picks it up but the momentum has gone.
    • 38' No way through for Boa Morte. Adam chips it forward for Taylor-Fletcher. Looks for Campbell. Corner!!
    • 38' Cleared upfield by the Hammers defence. Groans from the West Ham faithful because there’s no one up there to receive it!
    • 37' But they’ve won their first corner. Grandin takes.
    • 36' Adam delivers but he fails to clear Piquionne. That’s wasted
    • 35' Foul by Matthew Upson on Taylor-Fletcher wins Blackpool a free kick.
    • 34' Throw to Blackpool. That’s played backwards and the visitors will build again.
    • 33' Obinna hits the deck after Adam’s challenge. Adam has been booked already so he’ll need to be careful!
    • 31' Obinna with a great ball to Piquionne on the edge of the box. Delays the pass enough for Eardley to make the block. Words from Barerra who was waiting.
    • 30' There are 15 minutes remaining in the first half.
    • 28' And Charlie Adam gets the yellow card for upending Scott Parker. It’s all happening here!
    • 28' Obinna now!! He’s in the box!! Smacks the ball against Cathcart!! It comes off his hand!!! Penalty!! No says the ref!!! West Ham are furious!!
    • 27' David Vaughan beats two defenders!! Hits it!!! Fizzes past Green’s near post!! So close!
    • 26' In it comes! PIQUIONNE!!! Beats Cathcart to the ball but his diving header is wide!!
    • 25' Noble to Barrera. Piqionne and Parker getting to the action. Obinna wins the corner off Neal Eardley!
    • 23' Gilks signals to the bench. He's going to continue for the moment.
    • 22' We’re halfway through the first period. No goals yet, but they’re surely coming!
    • 21' And 'Pool keeper Matthew Gilks looks he might have a problem as he gathers the ball on the edge of teh box with Piquionne bearing down. We'll keep an eye on that.
    • 20' Barrera into the action!! He’s into the box! Goes down under Stephen Crainey’s challenge!!! No pen says the ref, but it didn’t look like the Blackpool man got the ball!!
    • 19' Gary Taylor-Fletcher plays in GRANDIN!! That’s a poor effort and Taylor-Fletcher is furious he didn’t get the return ball!!
    • 17' And Kieron Dyer is in trouble. Early sub for West Ham. Dyer jogs off the pitch and on comes Pablo Barrera. Disappointment is written all over the luckless Dyer's face.
    • 16' West Ham are seeing a lot of the ball suddenly. In comes the cross looking for Piquionne. Too long and that drifts out for a goal kick.
    • 14' In it comes! DANNY GABBIDON!!!! Heads over!! He hasn’t scored for a while, but that was a good opportunity!!
    • 13' Again Hammers come forward and they win the first corner of the match!
    • 12' Great work by Frederic Piquionne! He beats the offside trap! Runs into the box, but misses his kick at the vital moment!! Blackpool scramble it away!!
    • 11' Upson gives it straight back to Cathcart. But again West Ham win it back. Poor control by both sides.
    • 10' That’s looking for Campbell, but the Blackpool man wasn’t expecting the pass. West Ham have it.
    • 9' End to end stuff here! D J Campbell is allowed to get his shot away, but that's an easy claim for Green.
    • 8' Mark Noble leaves Cathcart in his wake. Tries a shot!! That's off-target, but almost a dream return for Noble!!
    • 6' ELLIOT GRANDIN!!! Heads wide from David Vaughan's cross. Good chance for 'Pool!!
    • 5' Oooh! Herita Ilunga with a ball straight across the Seasiders’ goal. Luis Boa Morte just couldn’t reach it!
    • 4' The ball’s back with Hammers keeper, Robert Green.
    • 3' A shot of Ian Holloway there. He looks a bit pensive already.
    • 3' A shot of Ian Holloway there. He looks a bit pensive already.
    • 2' Early pressure from West Ham, but the ball’s out for a Blackpool throw by their own corner flag.
    • 1' And we’re away!
    • 15:00 Immaculately observed.
    • 14:58 The teams gather in the centre circle for a minute's silence for Rememberance Day.
    • 14:57 So the teams are out. West Ham in their traditional claret and blue. Blackpool are in their change strip of white top and tangerine shorts.
    • 14:24 Ian Holloway changes the entire team that played at Villa Park! But among the usual suspects returning from a rest, is Craig Cathcart who has recovered after a knee injury.
    • 14:23 So Avram Grant makes two changes from Wednesday's 2-2 draw with WBA. Mark Noble returns after an appendix operation to partner Scott Parker, while Victor Obinna also starts. Carlton Cole and Pablo Barrera are on the bench.
    • 14:21 Blackpool: Gilks, Eardley, Evatt, Cathcart, Crainey, Adam, Vaughan, Grandin, Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell, Varney. Subs: Kingson, Edwards, Carney, Phillips, Sylvestre, Euell, Harewood.
    • 14:21 And the teams are in! West Ham United: Green, Jacobsen, Gabbidon, Upson, Ilunga, Noble, Parker, Boa Morte, Dyer, Obinna, Piquionne. Subs: Stech, Spector, Tomkins, Kovac, Barrera, McCarthy, Cole.
    • 14:13 Rickey Jennett and Steve38pugh reckon the Hammers will edge it 2-1. What do Seasiders’ fans think?
    • 14:09 Blackpool have won three matches on the road so far, and their 12 Premier League fixtures have yielded an incredible 45 goals. Chances are it won't be 0-0 today!
    • 14:08 This season, though, represents the Seasiders’ best opportunity to change things. The Hammers have only won one match so far – against Tottenham in September – and have failed to win in their last six Premier League matches.
    • 14:07 Historically, West Ham have a massive home advantage. They haven’t lost to Blackpool in east London in 16 matches. Their last defeat came way back in 1934.
    • 14:06 Stats-wise, this is the first meeting between the sides since 1971!
    • 14:05 It promises to be an entertaining match. Rock-bottom West Ham have had problems defending, while Blackpool seem to treat every match as a party. Who’ll win out this time?
    • 14:04 Meanwhile, Blackpool’s Ian Holloway is under investigation by the Premier League after making ten changes in the narrow 3-2 defeat to Aston Villa in midweek. Read what Wolves manager Mick McCarthy thinks here!
    • 14:03 Two of those matches have gone, yielding two points, against Birmingham and West Bromwich Albion, leaving Grant playing catch-up.
    • 14:02 But Hammers boss, Avram Grant, is under particular pressure to deliver after co-owner David Sullivan demanded seven points from four matches.
    • 14:01 Both teams will have flagged this fixture as the perfect opportunity to take the three points.
    • 14:00 Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of this afternoon’s Premier League clash between West Ham United and Blackpool at Upton Park.
  • Summary

    • 90'+3 BARERRA AT THE DEATH!! Curls it wide with Parker in space!! That must be the final chance!!
    • 85' Corner to Blackpool. In it comes!! Green can only palm it away as far as CATHCART!! Volleys it!! WHAT A REACTION SAVE BY GREEN!!
    • 83' Varney!! Great run into the box. pulls it back to CRAINEY!! Scuffs the shot, but it's fallen to HAREWOOD!!! He's missed it from a matter of yards!! What a chance!!
    • 79' NOBLE!! Tries the curler!! Great save by the diving Kingson!!
    • 74' End to end stuff here!! TAYLOR FLETCHER SIX YARDS OUT!! Must be!! NO!! He’s smashed the ball over the bar!!
    • 73' OBINNA! Kingson saves with his foot!! Incredible few minutes at Upton Park!!
    • 72' Cole straight in the thick of things!! He’s in the box!! Knees the ball goalwards under pressure from Evatt. Off the upright!!
    • 70' Parker straight up the other end!! Finds BARERRA!! Off the line by Evatt!!
    • 69' Eardley with it, out to VAUGHAN!! His volley is blocked!! Falls to HAREWOOD!! It's in!! No! The flag is up!!
    • 55' Piquionne making progress. Looks for help. Here’s Obinna!! Piquionne rolls it back!! OVER THE BAR FROM OBINNA! How is this match 0-0?
    • 53' Adam picks it up on halfway. Into the Hammers’ half. Tries an audacious long-range effort!! GREEN IS OFF HIS LINE!!! Just over!!!! What an effort by Adam!! Amazing!!
    • 49' Parker now, great ball to BOA MORTE!!! He’s in on goal some 12 yards out!! Ooooh!! Inches wide of Kingson’s post!! What a chance!!
    • 44' VARNEY!!! Beats Upson!! Shoots!! Oooh! Poor finish!! Dragged his shot across the goal!!
    • 28' Obinna now!! He’s in the box!! Smacks the ball against Cathcart!! It comes off his hand!!! Penalty!! No says the ref!!! West Ham are furious!!
    • 27' David Vaughan beats two defenders!! Hits it!!! Fizzes past Green’s near post!! So close!
    • 26' In it comes! PIQUIONNE!!! Beats Cathcart to the ball but his diving header is wide!!
    • 20' Barrera into the action!! He’s into the box! Goes down under Stephen Crainey’s challenge!!! No pen says the ref, but it didn’t look like the Blackpool man got the ball!!
    • 19' Gary Taylor-Fletcher plays in GRANDIN!! That’s a poor effort and Taylor-Fletcher is furious he didn’t get the return ball!!
    • 14' In it comes! DANNY GABBIDON!!!! Heads over!! He hasn’t scored for a while, but that was a good opportunity!!
    • 12' Great work by Frederic Piquionne! He beats the offside trap! Runs into the box, but misses his kick at the vital moment!! Blackpool scramble it away!!
    • 8' Mark Noble leaves Cathcart in his wake. Tries a shot!! That's off-target, but almost a dream return for Noble!!
    • 6' ELLIOT GRANDIN!!! Heads wide from David Vaughan's cross. Good chance for 'Pool!!
    • 5' Oooh! Herita Ilunga with a ball straight across the Seasiders’ goal. Luis Boa Morte just couldn’t reach it!
    • 14:21 Blackpool: Gilks, Eardley, Evatt, Cathcart, Crainey, Adam, Vaughan, Grandin, Taylor-Fletcher, Campbell, Varney. Subs: Kingson, Edwards, Carney, Phillips, Sylvestre, Euell, Harewood.
    • 14:21 And the teams are in! West Ham United: Green, Jacobsen, Gabbidon, Upson, Ilunga, Noble, Parker, Boa Morte, Dyer, Obinna, Piquionne. Subs: Stech, Spector, Tomkins, Kovac, Barrera, McCarthy, Cole.

Team Line-up & Ratings

  • Line-up

    Live Team Line-Up

    • Starting line-up

      • R. Green
      • L. Jacobsen
      • M. Upson
      • D. Gabbidon
      • H. Ilunga
      • M. Noble
      • S. Parker
      • L. Boa Morte Substitution Out (71′)
      • K. Dyer Substitution Out (18′)
      • Obinna
      • F. Piquionne Substitution Out (82′)

      Subs

      • B. McCarthy Substitution In82′
      • C. Cole Substitution In71′
      • J. Spector
      • J. Tomkins
      • P. Barrera Substitution In18′
      • R. Kovác
      • M. &#352tech
    • Starting line-up

      • M. Gilks Substitution Out (45′)
      • N. Eardley
      • C. Cathcart
      • I. Evatt
      • S. Crainey
      • D. Vaughan
      • C. Adam Yellow Card
      • G. Taylor-Fletcher
      • E. Grandin Substitution Out (59′)
      • L. Varney
      • D. Campbell Substitution Out (67′)

      Subs

      • J. Euell
      • M. Harewood Substitution In67′
      • R. Kingson Substitution In45′
      • D. Carney
      • M. Phillips Substitution In59′
      • R. Edwards
      • L. Sylvestre
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