Saturday May 4, 2013 Day 36 Finished Upton Park

  1. Premier League - Carroll frustrated as Newcastle win point at West Ham

    Premier League - Carroll frustrated as Newcastle win point at West Ham

    Andy Carroll had a frustrating game as Newcastle won a valuable point in the fight for survival with a 0-0 draw at Upton Park. More

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    Time:90'
    • West Ham United
    • Newcastle United
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    • - But with Villa and Wigan both winning, is a point a good result? Table
    • 90+4' All over - another point for Newcastle which could prove valuable at the end of the season.
    • 90+3' Poor corner straight behind the goal from Cole. Was he shooting?
    • 90+1' Four minutes to be added on.
    • 90' Wigan are winning! West Bromwich Albion v Wigan Athletic Live
    • 89' West Ham defender Collins down hurt with a leg injury after Gutierrez's weak shot is blocked then Gosling's follow-up from 20 yards is sliced well wide.
    • 88' How did that stay out? Cole's free-kick is sent down Elliot's throat and Carroll jumps into him... the flag is up against Carroll anyway as Nolan misses the target with the goal gaping.
    • 88' Cole again attacks the box from the left and this time Tiote hacks him down.
    • 88' Coloccini almost takes a team-mate's head off as Newcastle play with fire again inside their own box. I think it was Ameobi.
    • 87' He bends the free-kick in himself and Elliot punches clear.
    • 86' Joe Cole, who arrived to a rapturous welcome, fouled by a clumsy Cisse.
    • 85' Tense last few minutes ahead. West Ham looking the more likely.
    • 83' West Ham change: Joe Cole comes on for the excellent Jarvis.
    • 82' Carroll meets O'Neil's corner with his head and the ball is blocked then sits up invitingly inside the six-yard box... last-ditch clearance from Gutierrez as West Ham throw everything at the away goal.
    • 81' Nolan looks to hook out to Jarvis from the edge of the 18-yard box, the ball heading straight out of play.
    • 80' West Ham change: Matty Taylor on for Demel. Taylor goes to left-back with O'Brien now operating on the other side of defence.
    • 79' Ameobi and Reid collide and the Newcastle striker comes off worst. The trainer comes on with his magic sponge.
    • 78' Coloccini having a 'chinwag' with Dowd after West Ham are awarded a free-kick. And the ref books him for his dissent.
    • 77' Newcastle change: Dan Gosling on for Gouffran.
    • 75' Nolan in a great position to attack on the right but the ball gets away from him and Elliot collects.
    • 74' Ameobi's first effort on goal, chesting a dropping ball and firing a low shot just wide of the near post.
    • 73' Gouffran has cramp and receives treatment.
    • 72' Carroll with a beguiling drag-pirouette thing - after three away defenders fail to clear - to get to the byline and hit a low cross to the near post which Elliot blocks with his legs.
    • 71' Shocking touch from Carroll to jeers from the away fans. They must be worried about his form in front of goal though.
    • 70' Either side could win this game.
    • 69' Carroll in the thick of the action in the second half - the former Newcastle striker has been booked in four consecutive Premier League appearances before today and scored four goals and assisted two more in his last five appearances.
    • 68' Jussi Jaaskelainen has made a league-high 87 saves from inside the area this season (before the game).
    • 67' West Ham keeper Jaaskelainen goes walkabout as Gouffran nods past him on the left flank and looks to lob the ball into the unguarded goal - but misses the target!
    • 66' Newcastle change: Shola Ameobi comes on for Ben Arfa.
    • 65' AMAZING DOUBLE SAVE FROM ELLIOT! Carroll goes down in the box but leaves the fans to appeal, getting up to attack the next cross - Nolan is behind him to head at the far post and the keeper gets down to block then somehow keeps out the rebound from Jarvis with his fingertips!
    • 64' Sustained West Ham pressure ends with Gouffran relieved to boot clear as Carroll lurks.
    • 62' Rob Elliot with a rare save as West Ham get a shot on goal - Nolan with the strike.
    • 60' After an hour, Newcastle have had most of the possession (55%) and most shots - see the stats below (web only).
    • 59' West Ham change: Jack Collison on for Vaz Te.
    • 58' Not a great game this, but tense. West Brom are beating Wigan again, to the joy of the Toon fans.
    • 57' Carroll again on the end of a cross, from Diame this time - he feels to won a corner off that effort, but a goal-kick is given.
    • 56' Carroll was "licking his lips" at the prospect of coming up against Newcastle's creaking defence, Hammers assistant manager Neil McDonald said before the game. Carroll 'raring to go'
    • 55' That is five shots on target for the Toon, one for West Ham. Jarvis again pounds the left flank to cross and Carroll rises - the ball is just taken off his head by a defender.
    • 54' Ben Arfa bends a free-kick from the right into the waiting arms of Jaaskelainen. He won't get beaten by a strike like that.
    • 53' Vaz Te did indeed go down a bit too easily under pressure from Coloccini as Jarvis's cross wemt beyond them.
    • 52' Ben Arfa tries to get through a few men in the box, but is crowded out.
    • 51' Vaz Te goes to ground inside the box and the home fans bay for a penalty - not given. He did go down easily.
    • 50' At the other end Cabaye gets the ball out of his feet and bangs a shot which swerves just wide of the post.
    • 49' Big Andy Carroll up at the far post to head down but just wide of the post next to the Newcastle fans. Great shimmy and cross from the left by Jarvis.
    • 48' Gouffran looks to nick the ball off right-back Guy Demel, but the Ivorian turns with the ball and passes it off. The home fans were worried.
    • 47' West Ham have only won twice when drawing at half-time this season. Only Southampton and Reading (both 1) have won less.
    • 46' Second half underway at Upton Park. No changes.
    • 45+2' Half-time in East London with the score goalless. The key moment of the half on 20 minutes when Cisse thought his finish was over the line - but the officials said not.
    • 45+1' Wigan on level terms - they could do with a win though. One minute to be added on at Upton Park. West Bromwich Albion v Wigan Athletic Live
    • 45' Jarvis, backed for England by Allardyce before the match, lifts the ball over Taylor in the box but is just denied a chance to volley for goal. Corner West Ham.
    • 44' Carroll offside. Frustrating afternoon for him so far against his first club.
    • 43' Jonas, who shrugged off ref Dowd's warning after that 'injury' being booed by the home fans every time he touches the ball.
    • 42' Danny Simpson penalised for shirt pulling in the box and the flag is up against them anyway.
    • 41' Fury among West Ham's fans and players as Jonas causes them to kick the ball out as he lays with his head down the ground inside the away penalty area... then promptly jumps up and trots into position on the wing. Newcastle give them the ball back.
    • 40' Clever jink inside from Diame and cross which the away side head away.
    • 39' The ball stuck in midfield - a succession of throw-ins.
    • 37' Wigan are losing, to give extra cheer to the travelling Toon Army... West Bromwich Albion v Wigan Athletic Live
    • 36' He curls it into the wall, which he thought was not the full 10 yards. Nolan and Diame the men jumping to block.
    • 35' Ben Arfa wins a free-kick on the left which Cabaye will take.
    • 34' The zebra-like away fans enjoying the sunshine. A few naturally have their tops off.
    • 32' Diame penalised as he tries to win the ball near the corner flag as West Ham attack. The home side with the territorial possession in the last few minutes.
    • 31' West Ham it is who have a free-kick though - lifted into the box and headed away.
    • 30' Carroll's elbow catches former team-mate Coloccini. He says sorry - they were tussling while waiting for a ball to drop. Accidental.
    • 29' Tiote and Nolan battle in the box, and the former wins the free-kick to the latter's chagrin.
    • 28' James Collins blocks Gouffran's shot from the edge of the box.
    • 27' Ben Arfa still looking the best player in Toon colours with another run down the right.
    • 26' Will Newcastle go down? Tweet/follow me @symco_eurosport
    • 25' The replay 'from the pitch' suggests the ball was just over, but from the side it looks like it wasn't. Still think it wasn't a goal.
    • 24' Ben Arfa with a driving run through the middle and shot which Jaaskelainen saves low down.
    • 23' West Ham corner now as Coloccini defends. When it is sent in, Nolan tries an overhead kick which he doesn't connect with.
    • 21' The Newcastle fans behind the goal are livid, as is Pardew. It looked over in real time, but replays suggest differently.
    • 20' Newcastle striker Cisse through on the left and beats Jussi Jaskelainen with a trickling finish... Winston Reid is back and turns the ball away off the line! Cisse wants a goal, but the officials say no - and they are correct. It wasn't quite over.
    • 18' Free-kick 35 yards out, touched to Vaz Te - and struck into a blocking Newcastle player. Telegraphed that one, the Hammers.
    • 17' O'Brien picks out Vaz Te in the middle... his header is just past the far post. The flag is up against him anyway, but he looked onside with Nolan the man stood off as Newcastle's defence ran out. Bad decision.
    • 16' Gouffran darts into the box and Ben Arfa looks for a ball between defenders to put him in - it has just too much on it.
    • 15' Wigan are at West Brom. Latest scores
    • 14' Cheick Tiote with a wayward pass that Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa stretches to control but cannot keep in play.
    • 13' Newcastle have conceded 36 away PL goals, they’ve only conceded more in a full PL season once in 2007-08 (39 goals).
    • 12' Only one team has stopped West Ham scoring at Upton Park this season. Man City drew 0-0 there on November 3rd.
    • 11' Pressure building on the West Ham goal. Newcastle desperate for the points today - if Wigan in the drop zone win their game in hand, they will be two points behind. Table
    • 10' Ben Arfa whips the free-kick just over the bar, left-footed from that position out on the right.
    • 9' Joey O'Brien in late on Steven Taylor and that will be a yellow card for the Hammers defender.
    • 8' Hatem Ben Arfa with a twisting run down the left and cross, cleared by West Ham.
    • 7' Both managers facing clubs they have formerly managed. And the sun is out!
    • 6' Ricardo Vaz Te slips a pass down the channel for Mohamed Diame and he blazes his effort over the near post top corner. Close for the Hammers.
    • 5' The ball skidding on the surface as both sides look to pass the ball.
    • 4' The Toon on the ball in the early stages. Papiss Cisse seemingly fouled a few yards outside the box, but Dowd waves away the appeals.
    • 2' Yoan Gouffran on the right centres and wins a corner... only ref Phil Dowd gives a goal-kick.
    • 1' Early free-kick sent into the box by the Hammers. Andy Carroll attacks it and the ball almost drops for Kevin Nolan but Newcastle defend.
    • 1' The match underway with West Ham attacking from left to right.
    • 14:57 The teams are out on a wet day at Upton Park. We have had torrential rain and hail in the last hour but that has now stopped.
    • 14:55 Alan Pardew: "The fact that we have a lot of French players and some language difficulties – working through an interpreter can make understanding certain things difficult – has been torn up and made to be something else but there is no problem. I just find that accusation insulting, if I'm honest. If you think because some of our players are from a foreign country, they're not bothered, it's just ridiculous."
    • 14:55 Sam Allardyce: "I see that Roy Hodgson or one of his coaching staff intend watching Andy Carroll again, perhaps even tomorrow against his former club Newcastle. I don’t blame them - he’s playing consistently well for us. His hold-up play, in particular, has improved and his continued progress is all about us feeding the right kind of ball into him. The big striker hasn’t gone out of fashion. Matt Jarvis has also been mentioned recently as a possible for England." Allardyce faces Newcastle reunion
    • 14:50 Newcastle have won possession of the ball with just 72% of their attempted tackles this season, a league-low.
    • 14:45 Newcastle have used more players than any other Premier League side this season, 32 - before this game.
    • 14:40 Only Manchester United and Manchester City (both 17) have scored in more consecutive home league games than West Ham (11).
    • 14:35 The Hammers have won just two of these 14 top-flight meetings with the Magpies, drawing five and losing seven.
    • 14:30 West Ham have only managed two clean sheets in their last 14 Barclays Premier League meetings with Newcastle combined, conceding 32 goals in total in this run.
    • 14:25 Newcastle have captain Fabricio Coloccini back after a back injury. Mathieu Debuchy is suspended while Danny Simpson replaces James Perch. Left-back Massadio Haidara is sidelined with a hamstring injury, while keeper Tim Krul (dislocated shoulder), full-back Davide Santon (hamstring) and midfielder Sylvain Marveaux (groin) are all still out. James Tomkins (calf) and George McCartney (knee) miss out again for the Hammers.
    • 14:20 West Ham: Jaaskelainen; O'Brien, Reid, Collins, Demel; O'Neill, Diame, Nolan, Jarvis; Vaz Te, Carroll. Subs: C.Cole, Collison, Henderson, Taylor, Noble, Pogatetz, J.Cole /// Newcastle: Elliot, Simpson, S.Taylor, Coloccini, Yanga-Mbiwa, Tiote, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Cisse, Gouffran. Subs: Harper, Williamson, Perch, Gosling, Anita, Campbell, Shola Ameobi
    • 14:15 Welcome to live coverage of the Premier League clash between West Ham and Newcastle at Upton Park.
  • Summary

    • 82' Carroll meets O'Neil's corner with his head and the ball is blocked then sits up invitingly inside the six-yard box... last-ditch clearance from Gutierrez as West Ham throw everything at the away goal.
    • 72' Carroll with a beguiling drag-pirouette thing - after three away defenders fail to clear - to get to the byline and hit a low cross to the near post which Elliot blocks with his legs.
    • 67' West Ham keeper Jaaskelainen goes walkabout as Gouffran nods past him on the left flank and looks to lob the ball into the unguarded goal - but misses the target!
    • 65' AMAZING DOUBLE SAVE FROM ELLIOT! Carroll goes down in the box but leaves the fans to appeal, getting up to attack the next cross - Nolan is behind him to head at the far post and the keeper gets down to block then somehow keeps out the rebound from Jarvis with his fingertips!
    • 20' Newcastle striker Cisse through on the left and beats Jussi Jaskelainen with a trickling finish... Winston Reid is back and turns the ball away off the line! Cisse wants a goal, but the officials say no - and they are correct. It wasn't quite over.
    • 14:20 West Ham: Jaaskelainen; O'Brien, Reid, Collins, Demel; O'Neill, Diame, Nolan, Jarvis; Vaz Te, Carroll. Subs: C.Cole, Collison, Henderson, Taylor, Noble, Pogatetz, J.Cole /// Newcastle: Elliot, Simpson, S.Taylor, Coloccini, Yanga-Mbiwa, Tiote, Cabaye, Gutierrez, Ben Arfa, Cisse, Gouffran. Subs: Harper, Williamson, Perch, Gosling, Anita, Campbell, Shola Ameobi
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      Goalkeeper
      6.1 6
      Defenders
      Substitution Out80′ 5.8 6
      6.4 6
      6.7 7
      Yellow Card 6 5
      Midfielders
      6.9 6
      7.1 6
      Substitution Out59′ 6.9 6
      7.3 6
      Substitution Out84′ 7.1 8
      Strikers
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      Subs
      Substitution In84′ 7.8 7
      Substitution In59′ 7.7 6
      Substitution In80′ 7 6
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      Defenders
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      5.1 6
      Yellow Card 6.1 6
      4.8 6
      Midfielders
      Yellow Card 5.7 5
      4.8 5
      Substitution Out65′ 5.5 8
      4.9 6
      Substitution Out77′ 4.5 7
      Strikers
      5.5 5
      Subs
      Substitution In65′ 5 6
      Substitution In77′ 4.2 6

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  1. ell if that was Newcastle pulling the stops out , God­ Help the Geordie Fans and as for the Manager­ UNINSPIRING !!!!!!!!!!! Each and everyone of those­ players coming off the field should be knackered three­ games left , now two and we should be giving 100% ,­ luckily we have Colli back , Gutty unsung hero and­ Cabaya only football in midfield Where is all the­ aimless talk after Sunderland and Liverpool if thats­ the best you can do you deserve the Championship I­ was expecting fire in your bellies today guys and you­ were " average " Jim from Reading

    From Jim G, on Sat 4 May 17:58
  2. We basically, need Stoke to beat Sunderland and for­ only our 2nd away win against QPR

    From Sleepy-Jazz, on Sat 4 May 17:31
  3. A clean sheet!

    From John, on Sat 4 May 17:18
  4. OH DEAR

    From Claude Ball Esq, on Sat 4 May 17:14
  5. Another game where we have been poor. AP needs to­ change his tactics these are getting us no where.

    From Cards Fan, on Sat 4 May 16:50
  6. Rob Elliott is keeping us in this game. He has been­ excellent.

    From Cards Fan, on Sat 4 May 16:29
  7. A change needed for NUFC. WHFC are all over us.

    From Cards Fan, on Sat 4 May 16:22
  8. Cam, West Brom just took the lead. Have faith.

    From Cards Fan, on Sat 4 May 16:12
  9. Just seen a photo that shows Cisse's­ "goal" should have been given.

    From Cards Fan, on Sat 4 May 16:10
  10. i think we are done for. wigan are gonna win at west­ brom; wba are strolling.

    From Cameron, on Sat 4 May 15:53
  11. This game has been awful so far.

    From Cards Fan, on Sat 4 May 15:46
  12. Haway the Hammers. FTM

    From Tim, on Sat 4 May 15:25
  13. Cracking bit of defending from Reid there.

    From Cards Fan, on Sat 4 May 15:23
  14. Mark, expectations in the league were lowered this year­ due to competing in the Europa League.

    From Cards Fan, on Sat 4 May 15:17
  15. NUFC need to get more bodies forward, only Cisse to aim­ for.

    From Cards Fan, on Sat 4 May 15:15
  16. Phil. What are you basing your top 8 prediction on?­ Goal shy forwards or one of the worst defenses in the­ division? Last year the predictions were to finish top­ 4 but this year the prediction is only top 8. If that­ is not a club in decline I don't know what is!

    From Mark, on Sat 4 May 15:11
  17. For F's sake, wish they would stop the long ball­ rubbish and try and play football.

    From Cards Fan, on Sat 4 May 15:08
  18. Can't believe AP is using the same tactics that­ have let us down time and time again and only 1 up and­ he still plays Jonas.

    From Cards Fan, on Sat 4 May 14:55
  19. COYI ...................

    From uglytroll, on Sat 4 May 14:28
  20. Good luck Newcastle!! I'm keeping the faith. Anne­ x

    From ANNE, on Sat 4 May 14:18
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