Saturday February 2, 2013 Day 25 Finished Upton Park

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  1. Premier League - Carroll earns victory for West Ham

    Premier League - Carroll earns victory for West Ham

    Andy Carroll scored only his second goal for West Ham United as the Hammers defeated Swansea City 1-0. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • West Ham United
    • Swansea City
    • - 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+4' That's it! West Ham hold on for a deserved win. Swansea never quite did enough and the gap between the teams could have been greater were it not for a fine display from Swansea keeper Tremmel.
    • 90+3' Carroll has had a fine afternoon and is my man-of-the-match today.
    • 90+2' Emanuel Pogatetz has come on for Nolan at a tense Upton Park.
    • 90+1' Noble is fouled by Chico Flores who is booked for his troubles.
    • 90' There will be four minutes of added time.
    • 89' Swansea so close to levelling as Carroll blocks a long-range shot. It's pinball in the Hammers area!
    • 87' West Ham look like holding on for a precious three points here.
    • 85' Gary O'Neil has been introduced in place of Diame.
    • 83' Dyer is pulled back by Taylor and Swansea have a free-kick in midfield.
    • 82' Michu's pass to Ki goes behind the South Korean and rolls out for a goal kick.
    • 81' Swansea have come out of their shell now and are hunting for an equaliser. Shame they did not show such hunger earlier in the game.
    • 79' Ki's bobbling low shot is pushed out by Jaaskelainen who saves the rebound from Davies!
    • 77' Carroll has play welled up front for West Ham today and deserves his goal. West Ham deserve their lead too.
    • 76' GOAL! WEST HAM 1-0 SWANSEA. Carroll scores just his second goal for West Ham as he rises above Ashley Williams to head in a corner!
    • 75' Nathan Dyer has been introduced in place of Routledge. One speedy winger for another.
    • 74' Michu tumbles in the area, but makes no appeal for a penalty.
    • 73' West Ham are appealing for a handball in the area from Chico Flores but the ref waves play on.
    • 72' There is an offside flag up against Swansea's Davies and West Ham have the free kick.
    • 70' Tremmel denies West Ham again as Reid flicks the ball into the area for Carroll whose low shot is bound for the bottom corner until the German goalkeeper makes a marvellous save with his feet.
    • 68' The game is quite slow paced at the moment.
    • 67' Vaz Te crosses for Carroll who heads the ball down to Diame who blazes his shot over the bar.
    • 65' The game is starting to get stretched now, so hopefully we're in for an entertaining last 25 minutes.
    • 64' Fine tackle from Ben Davies with Vaz Te closing in on goal!
    • 63' The best chance of the game for Swansea as Michu heads a right-wing cross from Hernandez over the bar..
    • 62' Michu is fed by Routledge but blasts his shot well over the bar. You wouldn't have put it past him to score, but that was a tight angle.
    • 61' The largely subdued Jarvis has been replaced by Joe Cole.
    • 60' Jarvis crosses into the box for Carroll who heads over.
    • 59' Joe Cole is warming up on the touchline...
    • 57' Hernandez again does well down the left, deceives Diame but sees his cross cut out. Hernandez has had a good game on the wing.
    • 56' Britton has been unable to shake off his injury and is being replaced by Luke Moore, who should get more opportunities now that Danny Graham has left the club.
    • 54' Routledge wins a corner for Swansea. He looks like he's picked up a knock, too.
    • 53' Reid makes a good tackle on Ki, who then fouls his man. Free kick to West Ham in the midfield.
    • 52' Good opportunity for Carroll who connects with Jarvis' cut-back but fires over the crossbar. He should have done better there.
    • 51' Swansea have just four games in February, compared to the eight they had in January.
    • 50' The Swansea bench have given Britton five minutes to see if he can run off his injury.
    • 49' Leon Britton is down getting some treatment on what looks like an ankle injury. He should be able to run it off.
    • 48' Good run from Vaz Te who carries the ball to the edge of the area before firing a shot in that Tremmel gathers.
    • 47' Carroll chases a long ball from the back but Tremmel comes out to catch.
    • 46' We are back underway at Upton Park.
    • 45+1' There goes the half-time whistle. The Hammers finish the half in the ascendency, but it's 0-0 at the break.
    • 45+1' There will be one minutes of added time.
    • 44' Vaz Te lets fly with a terrific effort from just outside the box and Tremmel palms it away for a corner!
    • 43' Carroll is bundled to the ground and takes the free kick quickly.
    • 41' Hernandez embarks on another run down the right and Noble puts the ball out for a corner. Hernandez has caused Taylor some problems down the right in this first half.
    • 40' Possession has evened out significantly now, as West Ham have got themselves into the game. 51-49% in favour of Swansea,
    • 38' Diame gives the ball away disappointingly in midfield, but West Ham have got themselves back into the game.
    • 37' STAT: West Ham (3) and Swansea (4) have drawn seven games 0-0 between them this season.
    • 36' Tremmel has enjoyed a good season for Swansea as he has taken advantage of Michel Vorm's injury problems.
    • 35' Great chance! Carroll superbly heads the ball down to his mate Nolan who runs onto it and strikes left footed but sees his shot superbly kept out by Tremmel!
    • 34' Carroll cutting a frustrated figure, seemingly because of a lack of quality service into the box from his team-mates.
    • 33' The flag is up on the far side for an offside. Winston Reid it was, and Tremmel will take the free kick long.
    • 32' Rangel's cross into the box is poor and West Ham come away with the ball.
    • 31' STAT: West Ham have put in more crosses than any other Premier League side this season (556).
    • 30' Matt Jarvis crosses, but confusion between Vaz Te and Carroll means the chance goes begging
    • 29' Matt Taylor's corner is headed onto the roof of the net by Tompkins. That was never troubling Tremmel.
    • 27' Hernandez sees a rather more tame cross into the box blocked. Swansea dominant though.
    • 26' Swansea are on top at the moment, although it's Nolan who has had the clearest opening.
    • 25' Swansea are so easy on the eye when they get into their rhythm.
    • 24' Great skill from Hernandez down the right. His cross is blocked and then his goalbound strike is also blocked by a West Ham defender.
    • 22' Lovely piece of skill on the edge of the area by Michu who backheels cleverly to De Guzman.
    • 21' STAT: Michu has now gone five Premier League games without a goal.
    • 20' Nolan's near post effort is saved by the legs of Tremmel! Fine save after a good dummy and cross from O'Brien down the right.
    • 19' Carroll has started the game well. Such a good target man. He's provided a couple of good lay-offs already.
    • 18' De Guzman's cross from the right is held by Jussi Jaaskelainen.
    • 17' Swansea have enjoyed 64% of the possession so far.
    • 16' Good hold up play from Carroll who shifts the ball on to Diame whose shot bounces in front of Tremmel but the keeper gathers.
    • 15' A poor free kick from De Guzman goes lamely wide and we are still no closer to a breakthrough here.
    • 13' Mark Noble skies one high over the bar. Vaz Te had the opportunity to shoot earlier in the move but chose the lay-off instead.
    • 12' It's been a quiet start to the game at Upton Park. Both sides feeling eachother out.
    • 10' STAT: Swansea are unbeaten in their last 7 PL matches, their longest unbeaten run since promotion to the PL. This is their longest unbeaten run in the top flight since a 9-match streak from January to March 1982 in the old First Division. (via infostrada)
    • 9' Routledge's cross from the left is cleared away by James Tompkins.
    • 8' Vaz Te goes into the book for a foul on Routledge. The winger's challenge was high and he probably deserved his card.
    • 7' This is a real contrast of styles. West ham's direct approach against Swansea's passing game.
    • 6' Swansea enjoying a period of possession early on in this game.
    • 4' Andy Carroll nods the ball down to Kevin Nolan who sees his shot deflected by Ki and out for a corner!
    • 3' Mohamed Diame tries to take on Angel Rangel but the ball bounces back off the African and goes out for a West Ham goal kick.
    • 2' Ashley Williams controls a long ball from Winston Reid and finds Ki.
    • 1' We are off and underway at Upton Park!
    • 14:57 If you want to discuss the game on Twitter, I'll try and be as active as I can. @stewartcoggin
    • 14:55 Michael Laudrup on the sale of Danny Graham: "It wasn't that Danny was unhappy but it was a combination of going elsewhere to play regularly, and especially the chance to go back home, which was his desire. I told him it was okay and I understood, but he had to understand there was the economic side. Once the offer from Sunderland was good enough, Swansea as a club were happy and that combination made it clear it was a decision we had to leave him go."
    • 14:50 Sam Allardyce on the January transfer window: "For us we haven't got the results we wanted to try and get for one reason or another but we haven't gone too heavy into the financial side of the market. You're always disappointed in this window, I've never been delighted at the end of a window, in January anyway. It is always ferocious in terms of what you want to do but we have done as well as we possibly can do."
    • 14:45 Swansea sold in-form striker Danny Graham to Sunderland this week for £5 million, and failed in two potential loan moves, thought to be for QPR’s Jamie Mackie and Sevilla’s Manu del Moral.
    • 14:40 West Ham managed to keep hold of key midfielder Mohamed Diame, despite the former Wigan player’s release clause and strong links with a move to Arsenal.
    • 14:35 West Ham’s Sam Allardyce was one of the busier managers in the January transfer window, signing Joe Cole, Marouane Chamakh, Wellington Paulista and Emanuel Pogatetz.
    • 14:30 Andy Carroll makes his first start for West Ham since sustaining a knee injury in November. Joe Cole is on the bench, with Ricardo Vaz Te and Matt Taylor coming in to Sam Allardyce’s starting XI. Swansea make three changes to the side that drew 0-0 with Sunderland on Tuesday. Angel Rangel returns to the starting line-up in place of Dwight Tiendalli, while Ki Sung-Yueng comes in for Itay Shechter and Nathan Dyer makes way for Wayne Routledge.
    • 14:25 WEST HAM UNITED: Jaaskelainen, O'Brien, Tomkins, Reid, Taylor, Noble, Nolan, Diame, Vaz Te, Jarvis, Carroll. Subs: Spiegel, Pogatetz, O'Neil, Collison, J.Cole, C.Cole, Chamakh. /// SWANSEA CITY: Tremmel, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Britton, de Guzman, Ki, Routledge, Hernandez, Michu. Subs: Cornell, Monk, Tiendalli, Lamah, Dyer, Moore, Shechter.
    • 14:20 Both clubs will be pleased with their respective positions in the league. West Ham were many people’s tip for relegation, but currently sit seven points above the drop zone, while Swansea have avoided ‘second season syndrome’ and sit in the lofty position of eighth under Michael Laudrup.
    • 14:15 Welcome to our LIVE coverage of Swansea City's trip to Upton Park to face West Ham United.
  • Summary

    • 89' Swansea so close to levelling as Carroll blocks a long-range shot. It's pinball in the Hammers area!
    • 79' Ki's bobbling low shot is pushed out by Jaaskelainen who saves the rebound from Davies!
    • 76' GOAL! WEST HAM 1-0 SWANSEA. Carroll scores just his second goal for West Ham as he rises above Ashley Williams to head in a corner!
    • 70' Tremmel denies West Ham again as Reid flicks the ball into the area for Carroll whose low shot is bound for the bottom corner until the German goalkeeper makes a marvellous save with his feet.
    • 67' Vaz Te crosses for Carroll who heads the ball down to Diame who blazes his shot over the bar.
    • 64' Fine tackle from Ben Davies with Vaz Te closing in on goal!
    • 62' Michu is fed by Routledge but blasts his shot well over the bar. You wouldn't have put it past him to score, but that was a tight angle.
    • 52' Good opportunity for Carroll who connects with Jarvis' cut-back but fires over the crossbar. He should have done better there.
    • 48' Good run from Vaz Te who carries the ball to the edge of the area before firing a shot in that Tremmel gathers.
    • 44' Vaz Te lets fly with a terrific effort from just outside the box and Tremmel palms it away for a corner!
    • 35' Great chance! Carroll superbly heads the ball down to his mate Nolan who runs onto it and strikes left footed but sees his shot superbly kept out by Tremmel!
    • 24' Great skill from Hernandez down the right. His cross is blocked and then his goalbound strike is also blocked by a West Ham defender.
    • 20' Nolan's near post effort is saved by the legs of Tremmel! Fine save after a good dummy and cross from O'Brien down the right.
    • 4' Andy Carroll nods the ball down to Kevin Nolan who sees his shot deflected by Ki and out for a corner!
    • 14:25 WEST HAM UNITED: Jaaskelainen, O'Brien, Tomkins, Reid, Taylor, Noble, Nolan, Diame, Vaz Te, Jarvis, Carroll. Subs: Spiegel, Pogatetz, O'Neil, Collison, J.Cole, C.Cole, Chamakh. /// SWANSEA CITY: Tremmel, Rangel, Chico, Williams, Davies, Britton, de Guzman, Ki, Routledge, Hernandez, Michu. Subs: Cornell, Monk, Tiendalli, Lamah, Dyer, Moore, Shechter.
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