Sunday December 16, 2012 Day 17 Finished The Hawthorns

  1. Premier League - Bore draw as West Ham hold West Brom

    Premier League - Bore draw as West Ham hold West Brom

    West Brom moved level with Everton in joint fifth place after an uninspiring 0-0 draw against West Ham at the Hawthorns. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • West Bromwich Albion
    • West Ham United
    • - Don't forget you can watch highlights of this match, along with every Premier League game, from 00:01 on Monday morning (UK only).
    • 90+5' FULL TIME. West Brom 0-0 West Ham. A terrible match. Morrison hit the bar with a header but at least West Brom have stopped their run of defeats.
    • 90+4' Confirmation that Olsson has been booked late on.
    • 90+3' Lukaku and O'Brien have words as time ticks away. Looks like being a draw.
    • 90+1' Cole with a late snapshot but Myhill smothers his effort. That would have been hugely undeserved.
    • 90' We will have four added minutes.
    • 89' Rosenberg takes the free-kick at the third attempt but only succeeds in hitting the base of the West Ham wall.
    • 88' Great skill from Lukaku as he centres for Brunt but the winger mistimes his volley and doesn't get a clean shot away.
    • 87' Brunt takes the free-kick but Jaaskelainen comes off his line to palm the ball away as Lukaku looks to head home.
    • 86' Tomkins is booked for felling Odemwingie on the left wing. Free-kick to West Brom.
    • 85' Mulumbu and Nolan are both booked after coming together and exchanging words.
    • 84' Long makes way as he is replaced in the West Brom attack by Markus Rosenberg.
    • 83' Chaos in the box from a West Brom corner but West Ham manage to bundle the ball clear through O'Brien. Cole appeared to accidentally handle the ball but it was not a penalty.
    • 82' Demel makes way as West Ham introduce James Tomkins from the bench.
    • 80' Morrison plays in Jones in the right channel and he takes a touch inside before attempting to float in a cross for Lukaku. However, Collins is there to head clear again. He has had a good game.
    • 79' Cole appears to muscle his way past McAuley and get a shot away that Myhill saves but the striker is penalised for a foul on the West Brom centre-back.
    • 78' Lukaku and Odemwingie link up and the latter rifles the ball across the face of goal before Collins stands firm and clears.
    • 77' Stat from Opta: "At the 75 minutes mark of this game, West Brom reached five hours without a Premier League goal. Drought."
    • 76' A change for West Ham now as Modibo Maiga replaces Jarvis.
    • 75' A change for West Brom as Lukaku replaces Gera.
    • 75' Jones is booked by referee Dowd for a foul on Nolan.
    • 74' West Brom hit the bar! A corner comes in from the right from Brunt and Morrison leaps superbly to smack his header off the woodwork.
    • 73' Odemwingie does well to turn quickly and lose his man but when dinking the ball across goal he fails to find a team-mate.
    • 71' Mulumbu tries to touch the ball off following a neat pass from Gera, but like so much else in this match, it just doesn't come off.
    • 69' A frenzied spell of West Brom pressure culminates an in ambitious overhead kick from Morrison. The right idea from the Scotland international.
    • 68' O'Brien gets free at the back post to meet a curling free-kick from Noble but the ball flashes high and wide. Cole and Nolan were well placed to get a head to it if it was in the right place.
    • 67' From the resulting corner, Gera rises highest to meet the set-piece but gets under the ball, sending it spinning high into the air.
    • 66' Reid makes an important interception as Odemwingie, again, delivers a low cross from the left.
    • 65' Odemwingie has switched to the left side for the second half and he has been a threat in the role.
    • 63' Stat from Infostrada: "Should this match end 0-0, West Ham will have been in their third 0-0 draw in the PL this season. Only Stoke (4) have had more stalemates in the PL this season. Arsenal, Chelsea, and Sunderland have also been in three."
    • 62' Gera unleashes a firm effort from 25 yards and Jaaskelainen spills it out to Long. However, it is a bit behind the striker and he can only loop the rebound up into the air, with Jaaskelainen dealing with it easily.
    • 60' A corner from the left for West Ham and though Reid gets ahead of McAuley to meet the ball it deflects off his head and up into the air. Never threatening the goal.
    • 59' Comical. Noble tries to hit a first time volley from the edge of the box but swings and misses. Another awful attempt.
    • 58' Now it's Taylor's turn to get the execution of a shot wrong as he dribbles one wide. This really has been an incredibly poor game in terms of quality.
    • 57' Cole swings his boot at the ball but fails to get the necessary connection, before at he other end Odemwingie slashes a shot off target.
    • 56' Stat from Opta: "West Brom have kept seven clean sheets in their last 12 home Premier League matches, but just one in the last five."
    • 54' West Ham throw the ball into the box and after Cole gets his chest to the ball, Nolan fires wide on the spin. He is usually so good at shots like that but it didn't come off today.
    • 53' Youssuf Mulumbu receives the ball in space 20 yards from goal but his side-footed effort lacks direction as it pops wide of the near post.
    • 52' Stat from Infostrada: "West Brom have lost their last three PL matches. They have not lost four successive PL matches since a five-match streak from December 2010 to January 2011."
    • 51' Now it's West Ham's turn to attack and O'Neil sends a curling effort just wide of the upright! What a good start to the second half.
    • 50' This remains a match of little to no quality but at least now we have plenty of action.
    • 49' Another corner and Morrison doesn't quite connect with a volley which skews wide. West Ham are under real pressure now.
    • 48' West Brom have a succession of corners now and Reid pokes the ball towards his own goal, hitting the bar!
    • 47' Emergency stations for West Ham as a cross from Popov wreaks havoc and Reid has to put the ball behind for a corner.
    • 46' KICK OFF! West Ham get us back underway...
    • 45+2' HALF-TIME. West Ham win a free kick and Noble pumps it into the box but Myhill is untroubled. That's that for a dismal first half.
    • 45+1' Long races onto a pass from Billy Jones but Reid shepherds him away from the ball. Good defending.
    • 45' We will have one added minute.
    • 44' Odemwingie holds his head in his hands after failing to control a cross-field pass - it's a moment not out of keeping with the rest of this first half.
    • 43' There is a real dearth of quality on display in the centre of the park this afternoon. Long faces all round at the Hawthorns.
    • 41' Gary O'Neil tries to lift the ball over the top of the home defence but puts too much on his pass and watches it drift out for a goal-kick.
    • 40' Popov is furious after being penalised for a push on Demel out on the far side. Free-kick to West Ham.
    • 38' West Ham have improved a touch recently but still West Brom are on top.
    • 36' Chance for West Ham! Cole unleashes a fierce effort from just outside the box that Myhill repels in rather a panicked fashion.
    • 35' Stat from Infostrada: "Should West Brom win today, they will have picked up 21 PL points at home this season, the same amount as they picked up in the whole of last season."
    • 33' Long has another chance after rolling past Reid but again the connection he gets on the ball is poor as it rolls past the near post.
    • 32' Huge chance for West Ham! A corner comes in from the left and Collins heads back for Reid, who turns the ball over the bar on the stretch from close range.
    • 31' Brunt cuts onto his right boot and unleashes a shot from 20 yards but again it is far too close to Jaaskelainen.
    • 30' Joey O'Brien is shown a yellow card for sliding in late on Zoltan Gera.
    • 29' Taylor gets in behind Goran Popov and heads across goal from an angled O'Neill cross. However, Boaz Myhill intercepts.
    • 28' Long works space on the edge of the box after turning quickly away from Noble but his shot is weak and dribbles past the near post.
    • 26' James Morrison drags a shot wide for the Baggies as they push for the opener and the goal that will hopefully spark this game into life.
    • 25' This has been a pretty dreadful game so far in truth. There's little creativity from either side.
    • 24' Stat from Opta: "There have been three penalties awarded in the last four Premier League meetings between West Brom and West Ham."
    • 23' Collins and Odemwingie jostle for the ball but nothing comes of it.
    • 22' Up in the stands, David Moyes is sitting next to Chris Hughton, both of them studiously making notes.
    • 21' This time Demel does find Cole but West Brom mop up after the striker heads down in the box.
    • 20' Demel launches a cross into the box for West Ham but he can't pick out Cole as West Brom come under pressure.
    • 19' The tempo has dropped a bit again as West Brom try and pull West Ham apart slowly with their passing.
    • 17' Jarvis makes a darting run towards the near post in an effort to meet a Taylor cross from the left but West Brom manage to deal with the danger.
    • 16' Jonas Olsson tries to ping a pass over the top for Shane Long but the Irishman can't get to the ball before Jaaskelainen comes off his line to gather it.
    • 15' Odemwingie collects the ball in a central area and shifts it onto his left boot before rifling a firm drive straight at Jaaskelainen.
    • 14' A rarity: Jaaskelainen's goal-kick doesn't make it out of his area before Guy Demel touches it so the West Ham keeper has to retake it.
    • 13' Stat from Infostrada: "Only Stoke City (3) have conceded fewer PL home goals than West Brom (6) this season."
    • 12' West Brom win a free-kick 25 yards from goal in a central area and Brunt stands over the ball. The midfielder whacks his shot into the wall though.
    • 10' Reid has gone down in some pain but as he clambers gingerly to his feet it appears he will be able to continue. The last thing West Ham need is an injury, but James Tomkins is warming up just in case.
    • 9' Matt Jarvis with a loose backpass and Peter Odemwingie profits, but the striker can't work space to get a shot away as he is forced to the right of the box.
    • 8' An underwhelming start here at the Hawthorns in truth.
    • 6' Stat from Infostrada: "Only Manchester United (10) have scored more headers than West Brom in the PL this season (8). Norwich have also scored eight."
    • 5' Carlton Cole fires in a deep cross to the back post where Matt Taylor is waiting, but the winger can't direct a header back on target.
    • 3' West Brom threaten! Chris Brunt produces a dangerous cross from the left and West Ham are left to scramble the ball clear as Winston Reid heads away.
    • 2' By the way, Sam Allardyce has only named six subs today as he is already down to what a former West Ham boss would describe as "the bare bones".
    • 1' KICK OFF! West Brom kicking left to right. The two kits are a bit similar for my liking.
    • 15:55 Allardyce has just had this to say, minutes before kick-off: "The team that will play today did very well last week and we are looking for maximum effort from each of the players. We need to get back on the scoring trail." Can the Hammers get back on that particular trail? We are about to find out.
    • 15:50 A cheeky stat from Opta: West Ham have only managed five goals in their seven Premier League away matches since returning to the top flight. 'But Carlton Cole is leading the line this afternoon', I hear you cry. Fair enough.
    • 15:45 The atmosphere is already building nicely at The Hawthorns ahead of kick off. Today's referee, you may or may not care to know, is Phil Dowd.
    • 15:40 This is how the bookies see this afternoon's clash: West Brom (21/20) West Ham (11/4) Draw (5/2)
    • 15:35 The last three Premier League meetings between the Hammers and the Baggies have ended as draws, but let's hope it will at least be an entertaining one this afternoon.
    • 15:30 Both sides made very promising starts to the campaign, but have stumbled slightly of late. Both managers will be desperate for their sides to respond with a win this afternoon. Premier League table
    • 15:25 The teams are in - West Brom: Myhill, Jones, McAuley, Olsson, Popov, Brunt, Morrison, Mulumbu, Gera, Odemwingie, Long. Subs: Daniels, Dawson, Tamas, Dorrans, Rosenberg, Lukaku, Fortune. /// West Ham: Jaaskelainen, Demel, O'Brien, Reid, Collins, Noble, O'Neil, Nolan, Jarvis, Cole, Taylor. Subs: Raphael, Tomkins, Spence, Moncur, Lletget, Maiga.
    • 15:20 West Brom have suffered three straight defeats, but remain just outside the top four and will be hoping to take in a point-laden Christmas. West Ham, meanwhile, have slipped into the bottom half of the table on the back of three defeats on four.
    • 15:15 Welcome to live text commentary of West Brom's Premier League encounter with West Ham at The Hawthorns.
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