Monday February 25, 2013 Day 27 Finished Upton Park

West Ham United 2 - 3 Tottenham Hotspur

  • Carroll 25’ (pen.)
  • Cole 58’
  • Bale 13’, 90’
  • Sigurdsson 76’

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  1. Premier League - Latest Bale stunner sends Spurs third with win at West Ham

    Premier League - Latest Bale stunner sends Spurs third with win at West Ham

    Gareth Bale scored a goal of the season contender as his second of the night condemned West Ham to a 3-2 defeat. More

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    Time:90'
    • West Ham United
    • Tottenham Hotspur
    • 90+4' A bitter pill to swallow for West Ham as the final whistle sounds. Spurs up to third in the Premier League with a 3-2 win. The Gareth Bale show really.
    • 89' Jaaskelainen can't believe that. A 3-2 lead for Spurs and we are into four minutes of time added on. World class stuff from Bale in the dying moments.
    • 88' GOAL! Bale thumps the ball high into the net from over 30 yards. A stunning strike. No chance for Jaaskelainen as the shot eluded him. A breathtaking goal and a 3-2 lead here for Spurs.
    • 87' Cole fires the ball across the face of goal. Jarvis can't get a shot away from inside the visiting box and Spurs will look to break here.
    • 86' This could be the first 2-2 draw in the Premier League between these clubs at Upton Park since 1982...
    • 85' Caroll goes for a spectacular overhead kick, but can only lift the ball well over the bar.
    • 84' Carroll helps the ball into the centre of the Spurs box, but Parker is ideally placed to deal with any danger in clearing.
    • 83' Jaaskelainen off his line quickly to grab a cross before he gets a pat on the back from Bale. Little wonder.
    • 82' A change coming here for West Ham with Collison coming on to take over from Diame.
    • 81' Collins collects a yellow card for a late challenge on Bale.
    • 80' And again from the goalkeeper as Jaaskelainen produces an excellent save to halt Adebayor's header. Spurs must be wondering why they are not ahead here.
    • 79' Jaaskelainen comes up with another fine reflex stop to halt the effort from Bale. Another superb and timely stop from the keeper.
    • 78' Gylfi Sigurdsson scored his first Premier League goal for Tottenham, and first since netting for Swansea in April 2012.
    • 77' Adebayor appealing unsuccessfully for a corner after challenging Cole. West Ham can knock the ball down the park.
    • 76' Mayhem in that box with O'Brien hitting the back of a team-mate in trying to clear. And Collins couldn't whack the ball out of the danger area.
    • 75' GOAL! Sigurdsson scrambles the ball into the net via a post after West Ham failed to clear the free-kick from Bale. 2-2.
    • 74' On comes Tommy Carroll for Spurs as he takes over from Dembele. Two Carrolls on the park then.
    • 73' Lloris quickly off his line to block from Taylor after he had managed to beat the offside trap. Almost a third for the home side.
    • 72' Lennon with a rare run and cross in this match, but narrowly over the head of Sigurdsson.
    • 71' Carroll fires a shot at goal from distance. Ball bounces up at some pace and ends up in the arms of Lloris.
    • 70' Demel departs the scene to be replaced by Emanuel Pogatetz for West Ham.
    • 69' Bale up and over the bar with his latest free-kick. No real trouble for Jaaskelainen.
    • 68' O'Neil goes into the book for a late lunge on Bale. And here is another Bale free-kick chance.
    • 67' Parker drives the ball wide seconds later and at least there is some respite here for West Ham with Spurs chasing this leveller.
    • 66' Jaaskelainen dives to tip the ball onto the bar and over from Bales swerving effort. Stunning stop again by the West Ham keeper.
    • 65' Jaaskelainen dives to prod away the Caulker header from Bale's corner. Another superb stop by Jaaskelainen to keep that out.
    • 64' Sigurdsson coming up with some more bright play as he sees a shot deflect over the bar for a corner.
    • 63' West Ham’s only Premier League comeback win this season was also at home in a London derby – 3-1 v Chelsea in December.
    • 62' Bale gets it all wrong that time. Lifts the ball miles over the bar. And West Ham will take those all night long.
    • 61' Diame is booked for a late tackle on Bale as he raced back. Bale may well have a go here. Straight down the middle from 35 yards.
    • 60' Demel back to deal with Bale's corner. Strong stuff at the back from West Ham. Spurs look to build again.
    • 59' Jaaskelainen needing to change his boots or lace them. He got a touch to that Sigurdsson effort to touch it onto the post. Could have been 2-1 to Spurs, but is 2-1 to West Ham.
    • 58' GOAL! Joe Cole gives Vertonghen the slip from O'Brien's pass. One touch to control it, another one to finish. And West Ham lead 2-1. Clinical finish by Cole.
    • 57' Adebayor heads the ball straight into the arms of Jaaskelainen after the ball had come back off the post to him from Sigurdsson's long-range strike. Bad miss.
    • 56' Spurs react by shuffling their pack as Holtby departs to be replaced by Sigurdsson.
    • 55' Carroll wins the header from Taylor's corner. Collins back across goal before Spurs scramble the loose ball clear. Superb pressure here from West Ham.
    • 54' Carroll looking for Demel on the run, but Caulker does enough to block off the run at the cost of a corner.
    • 53' Tottenham have gone on to win each of the last two Premier League meetings at Upton Park that have been level at half time.
    • 52' Decent delivery by Taylor. Plenty of air under that cross. Almost broke to Diame, but Spurs can clear the danger.
    • 51' Demel on the charge for West Ham, but Lennon gets back to make the block and West Ham have their fifth corner here.
    • 50' Taylor sends the free-kick swerving high into the box. Lloris against equal to the task with some fabulous handling skills.
    • 49' Dembele brings down Cole and West Ham have a free-kick out wide. Dembele has to watch his step here having already been booked.
    • 48' Jaaskelainen produces another superb save to deny Caulker with a header from Bale's corner.
    • 47' A bit of snow falling as Jaaskelainen is forced to scramble across his line to stop the ball dropping behind him after it came off Demel.
    • 46' We are off and running in the second period of this match.
    • 45+3' There goes the whistle for the break! 1-1 at Upton Park. This match finely poised before the second period.
    • 45+2' Bale gets the ball up and over the wall. Just wide of goal. Brilliant strike. Inches wide.
    • 45+2' Collins fires into a late challenge on Holtby. Last action of the half sees Bale line up a free-kick from 30 yards.
    • 44' We are into two minutes of time added on in the first half.
    • 43' Cole with a corner for West Ham at the other end after some bright play by Diame, but the white shirts are on hand to deal with the danger.
    • 42' Bale causing all sorts of problems with these corner-kicks, but Collins and Reid having to be very mindful to make sure they clear the danger.
    • 41' Jääskeläinen dives to claw out the header from Caulker. Brilliant save by the West Ham goalkeeper. Almost a second goal for Spurs.
    • 40' Holtby gets the ball on his left foot, but a shot from distance deflects wide and high for a corner to Spurs.
    • 39' Diame sees an effort fly well wide of the target before Dawson comes up with another timely challenge. Diame fails to connect with a corner and Parker can mop up for Spurs.
    • 38' West Ham being pressed back as Spurs continue to keep possession with some relish. Dawson then reading a West Ham break to ensure no damage can be inflicted.
    • 37' Lloris off his line quickly again to clasp the corner from Taylor. Confident goalkeeping has been his hallmark this evening.
    • 36' Walker with a superb block racing back. Brilliant defending with Jarvis firing in the shot. Could easily have been 2-1.
    • 35' Dembele with a late challenge on Diame. West Ham have a free-kick, but Lloris is quick to grab the ball from O'Neil's delivery.
    • 34' Only once in Premier League history have Tottenham scored the opening goal against West Ham and lost the match – a 4-3 defeat at Upton Park in Feb 1997.
    • 33' Matt Taylor is going to take over from the unfortunate Nolan, who has endured better evenings in his career.
    • 32' Vertonghen seemed to be fouling Carroll in his penalty area as Lloris came off his line to collect another high ball.
    • 31' Bale tries an ambitious overhead kick in the box. Confidence surging through him at the moment. Just fails to connect.
    • 30' Some more superb rampaging play by Jarvis down a flank. Strong, surging run with the ball just running away from him as Holtby tried to help out his defence.
    • 29' Nolan limping heavily here. Looks like he is going to depart the scene. Real blow to West Ham this.
    • 28' Vertonghen clipped late by Demel on the deck. Not the best of challenge, but accidental.
    • 27' Lloris claims a high ball in the air. Decent spot of handling by the Spurs goalkeeper.
    • 26' Nolan doing well to come back and win the ball from Lennon. Brilliant piece of defending as he dashed back to support his team-mates.
    • 25' Andy Carroll scored the first ever Premier League penalty he has taken in his career. The West Ham fans taunting the travelling contingent with cries of "you're not singing any more". And they aren't.
    • 24' No need for Parker to make that challenge after Nolan had laid the ball off to Carroll. Plenty of bodies back. Silly stuff from the former Hammer.
    • 23' GOAL! Carroll slams the ball high to Lloris's left as he flew right. And that is 1-1. Spurs won't be too happy about that
    • 22' PENALTY TO WEST HAM! Carroll deemed to have been fouled by Parker. Late challenge. Rash by Parker. Chance to level here.
    • 21' Hodgson having a bit of a chat in the stands. Will be interested to see what Carroll can come up with, no doubt.
    • 20' Spurs trying to apply some heat here as Holtby earns a corner, but Walker smashes a long-range strike miles over the bar from distance.
    • 19' Great surging run through the middle by Diame, but Dembele dashes back to win it. Vital challenge to make.
    • 18' Gareth Bale scored for the fourth Premier League match in a row for the first time in his career. He is the fifth player to achieve this feat for Tottenham after Rafael van der Vaart (5), Robbie Keane (5), Teddy Sheringham (5) and Chris Armstrong (4).
    • 17' Cole throws over a corner, but Carroll fails to meet the ball as it comes over. West Ham trying to steady themselves here.
    • 16' Demel tries a pass through the middle, but Joe Cole is caught narrowly offside.
    • 15' Collins takes no chances as he thumps the ball out of play from deep inside his own half. Allardyce chewing his gum.
    • 14' Brilliant start here for Spurs to grab the lead. Meanwhile, Nolan has taken a sore one after trying to win the ball from Parker in the middle of the park.
    • 13' GOAL! Bale twists and turns on the edge of the West Ham box before firing a low shot beyond Jääskeläinen, whose dive couldn't keep the ball out of the net.
    • 12' Lennon goes for goal from 25 yards. Ball was flying wide, but Collins alert to make the block inside the heart of his box.
    • 11' Spurs trying to get themselves on the ball and slow matters down. Possession play needed to quell this West Ham uprising early on.
    • 10' Lovely run and shot by Jarvis. Shot flew through the legs of Dawson, but Lloris reacts well to dive and clutch that effort. Excellent handling.
    • 9' Diame fires an effort at goal from 22 yards out. Easy enough take for Lloris in the visiting goal. West Ham beginning brightly here.
    • 8' Walker mistimed his jump. Barged Reid to the deck inside the box, but no penalty awarded despite Reid looking puzzled.
    • 7' Mousa Dembele booked for a late sliding tackle on Nolan. Mistimed tackle and Webb gets his yellow out for the first time tonight.
    • 6' Clint Dempsey is not included in the Spurs 18 due to a calf injury. O'Neil fairly flying into the tackles out there. West Ham 4-1-4-1 this evening.
    • 5' Bale fires a shot at goal from distance. Tried to give Collins the slip, but the ball flies well wide from 25 yards out.
    • 4' Tonight is the sixth Premier League meeting between the sides on a Monday evening - both sides have won two matches. Tottenham’s last win was 2-0 at Upton Park in December 2008. West Ham’s last win was 4-3 at home on 24th Feb 1997
    • 3' Diame hustled out of it as he prepared to shoot. Great run and cross by Jarvis, but Dawson is well positioned to head clear.
    • 2' O'Neil with a late challenge on Adebayor. Looked a bit late, but the referee Howard Webb waved play on. Adebayor doing a spot of limping.
    • 1' We are off and running in the first half. Superb atmosphere in the ground.
    • 19:55 Teams on the way out. Both teams wearing black armbands tonight. Michael Dawson back in central defence with Vertonghen moving to left-back for Spurs. Freezing night, but pitch looks nice enough for passing football. Some bubbles in the air as the Moore family and the fans produce a minute's applause alongside England manager Roy Hodgson.
    • 19:50 West Ham are commemorating the 20th anniversary of the passing of West Ham United and England legend Bobby Moore. Moore died of bowel cancer at only 51 in 1993. Martin Peters MBE, Eddie Bovington, Joe Kirkup, Phil Parkes, Brian Dear, Tony Cottee, Alan Taylor and Alan Devonshire are at Upton Park to honour Bobby Moore tonight.
    • 19:45 West Ham have scored a total of only three goals in their last eight Premier League games against Tottenham. The Hammers have lost three of their last five home league encounters with the Lilywhites, winning just one. Andre Villas-Boas is on the longest unbeaten run of his Premier League managerial career – 10 matches, winning six and drawing four.
    • 19:40 Sam Allardyce is wary of the threat Bale poses, pricing him between £40 and £50 million. “There might be somebody else from another country that decides he could be the man, so that would inflate the price a little more, rather than people that might just be interested in this country. So who knows. I would have thought that Tottenham would want nothing less that £40-50million.”
    • 19:35 Gareth Bale starts for Tottenham this evening - he has scored Tottenham’s last four Premier League goals. Should he score Tottenham’s first goal tonight he would equal the club record of scoring five Premier League goals in a row set by Frederic Kanoute in 2003-04 and Teddy Sheringham in 1993-94.
    • 19:30 Andre Villa-Boas isn't paying any attention to West Ham losing three of their last four matches. “It’s a difficult game, different in nature (to Lyon), intense, full of emotion and passion, as a London derby is,” he said. "The players have responded ever so well after European fixtures (won four in six) and that will serve as an inspiration to how we approach the game. They are a difficult team and it’s different football to what was played at Lyon. They are a strong team."
    • 19:25 Hugo Lloris returns in goal for Spurs after being on the bench for Thursday's Europa League draw at Lyon. Striker Jermain Defoe (ankle) returns to training next week, but he is not be considered for the match against his former club. Younes Kaboul, Sandro and Tom Huddlestone (all knee) are unavailable.
    • 19:20 West Ham hand starts to James Collins and Joey O'Brien, but George McCartney remains out with a knee injury. Modibo Maiga is back from African Cup of Nations duty with Mali, but there is no place for him in Sam Allardyce's squad.
    • 19:15 Teams: West Ham United: Jaaskelainen, Reid, Nolan, Jarvis, Carroll, O'Brien, Collins, Demel, Diame, J.Cole, O'Neil..subs: C.Cole, Collison, Vaz Te, Taylor, Pogatetz, Chamakh, Spiegel////Tottenham: Lloris, Vertonghen, Lennon, Parker, Adebayor, Bale, Dembele, Dawson, Holtby, Walker, Caulker..subs: Gallas, Naughton, Sigurdsson, Friedel, Livermore, Assou-Ekotto, Carroll
    • 19:10 Good evening and welcome to LIVE coverage of West Ham United against Tottenham in the Premier League from Upton Park. An 8pm start in this one with Tottenham knowing three points will carry them above Chelsea into third place in the Premier League after Rafael Benitez's side lost 2-0 at Manchester City.
  • Summary

    • 88' GOAL! Bale thumps the ball high into the net from over 30 yards. A stunning strike. No chance for Jaaskelainen as the shot eluded him. A breathtaking goal and a 3-2 lead here for Spurs.
    • 80' And again from the goalkeeper as Jaaskelainen produces an excellent save to halt Adebayor's header. Spurs must be wondering why they are not ahead here.
    • 79' Jaaskelainen comes up with another fine reflex stop to halt the effort from Bale. Another superb and timely stop from the keeper.
    • 75' GOAL! Sigurdsson scrambles the ball into the net via a post after West Ham failed to clear the free-kick from Bale. 2-2.
    • 73' Lloris quickly off his line to block from Taylor after he had managed to beat the offside trap. Almost a third for the home side.
    • 66' Jaaskelainen dives to tip the ball onto the bar and over from Bales swerving effort. Stunning stop again by the West Ham keeper.
    • 65' Jaaskelainen dives to prod away the Caulker header from Bale's corner. Another superb stop by Jaaskelainen to keep that out.
    • 58' GOAL! Joe Cole gives Vertonghen the slip from O'Brien's pass. One touch to control it, another one to finish. And West Ham lead 2-1. Clinical finish by Cole.
    • 57' Adebayor heads the ball straight into the arms of Jaaskelainen after the ball had come back off the post to him from Sigurdsson's long-range strike. Bad miss.
    • 48' Jaaskelainen produces another superb save to deny Caulker with a header from Bale's corner.
    • 45+2' Bale gets the ball up and over the wall. Just wide of goal. Brilliant strike. Inches wide.
    • 41' Jääskeläinen dives to claw out the header from Caulker. Brilliant save by the West Ham goalkeeper. Almost a second goal for Spurs.
    • 36' Walker with a superb block racing back. Brilliant defending with Jarvis firing in the shot. Could easily have been 2-1.
    • 23' GOAL! Carroll slams the ball high to Lloris's left as he flew right. And that is 1-1. Spurs won't be too happy about that
    • 22' PENALTY TO WEST HAM! Carroll deemed to have been fouled by Parker. Late challenge. Rash by Parker. Chance to level here.
    • 13' GOAL! Bale twists and turns on the edge of the West Ham box before firing a low shot beyond Jääskeläinen, whose dive couldn't keep the ball out of the net.
    • 10' Lovely run and shot by Jarvis. Shot flew through the legs of Dawson, but Lloris reacts well to dive and clutch that effort. Excellent handling.
    • 19:15 Teams: West Ham United: Jaaskelainen, Reid, Nolan, Jarvis, Carroll, O'Brien, Collins, Demel, Diame, J.Cole, O'Neil..subs: C.Cole, Collison, Vaz Te, Taylor, Pogatetz, Chamakh, Spiegel////Tottenham: Lloris, Vertonghen, Lennon, Parker, Adebayor, Bale, Dembele, Dawson, Holtby, Walker, Caulker..subs: Gallas, Naughton, Sigurdsson, Friedel, Livermore, Assou-Ekotto, Carroll
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    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      7.6 9
      Defenders
      Substitution Out72′ 4.9 6
      Yellow Card 5.4 6
      4.6 6
      5.2 7
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out36′ 5.1 5
      5.9 7
      Yellow Card 5 7
      Strikers
      Yellow Card Substitution Out84′ 5.6 6
      Goal Yellow Card 6.6 8
      Goal 5.8 7
      Subs
      Substitution In72′ 3.9 6
      Substitution In84′ 4.8 6
      Substitution In36′ 5.2 8
    • Player Y! Users Expert My Rating
      Goalkeeper
      7.2 7
      Defenders
      6 7
      6.4 7
      5.9 7
      6.3 6
      Midfielders
      Substitution Out88′ 5.8 7
      Yellow Card Substitution Out75′ 5.6 6
      Substitution Out56′ 6.2 5
      5.8 6
      Goals ×2 8 10
      Strikers
      4.9 5
      Subs
      Substitution In88′ 5.8 6
      Substitution In56′ Goal 7 7
      Substitution In75′ 5.8 7

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  1. Gareth bale is the best player in the world at the­ minute. Top player hope he stays at tottenham

    From Mayoh, on Wed 27 Feb 10:20
  2. Very poor third in a very poor league.

    From Brucie, on Tue 26 Feb 6:04
  3. Perfect 10! Damn right

    From me, on Tue 26 Feb 1:56
  4. Ade, you had your chance to shine whilst Defoe is out.­ Why are you such a moron?. Shame, as last season you­ were a different player. Just like every other team you­ have played for. I hope you leave this summer. COYS!

    From Mr G., on Tue 26 Feb 1:16
  5. Govna!

    From Dejan, on Tue 26 Feb 0:43
  6. Bale will be a Man City player by june 1st

    From , on Tue 26 Feb 0:25
  7. Great play from Siggy one week,Dembele the last..­ COYS!! Bale wouldn't be scoring so much without the­ support of the whole team,there's some blind­ muppets out there!!

    From , on Tue 26 Feb 0:25
  8. Bale wants to impress Roberto Mancini with summer­ coming up

    From , on Tue 26 Feb 0:23
  9. BALE DESERVES ALL THE CREDIT HE IS GETTING.

    From Alan, on Tue 26 Feb 0:08
  10. the Welshman has undoubtedly made the case for more gay­ players in the PL. Credit due where credit deserved..

    From gollywogazoo, on Tue 26 Feb 0:05
  11. Bale play Tottenham wasted much much. Should play Man­ City. more money many many. win more cups.

    From Morron, on Mon 25 Feb 23:34
  12. If hadn't have been for the Spammer's goalie it­ could have been six for Spurs. In the end a justified­ victory for super Spurs

    From Diogenes, on Mon 25 Feb 22:42
  13. Here they go agin...bottom thtree

    From JEFF, on Mon 25 Feb 22:33
  14. Sour grapes then you Irons fans? ...COYS..!! Europe­ again next season. Where are you gonna be..? Stuck in­ the next division below no doubt..!! I read an article­ on how you fans spout remarks about Tottenham being­ Jewish.... Just remember that BOTH your Directors are­ Jewish ok..??

    From T.H.F.C., on Mon 25 Feb 22:29
  15. Well Sam you said "Spurs rely too much on Bale,­ one man team " You may well be right but perhaps­ keeping your big gob shut before key matches might do­ your team a lot better. If you were to concentrate more­ on West Ham instead of trying to slag off the­ oppposition, you might just keep your job.

    From Bryan, on Mon 25 Feb 22:28
  16. bright spark, your winning the game, so make changes,­ you could not make it up,

    From Bobby, on Mon 25 Feb 22:24
  17. Spurs ordinary side without Bale mid table next season­ when he leaves for one of the big 3

    From Tony G, on Mon 25 Feb 22:23
  18. SIMPLY AWESOME!!! :D COYS!!!

    From me, on Mon 25 Feb 22:23
  19. AVB is doing well and the saddist are silent.

    From Hiscoming, on Mon 25 Feb 22:22
  20. Was Bale at the diving again?

    From STEWART, on Mon 25 Feb 22:17
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