Wednesday March 26, 2014 Day 29 Finished Upton Park

West Ham United 2 - 1 Hull City

  • Noble 26’ (pen.)
  • Chester 54’ (o.g.)
  • Huddlestone 48’

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  1. Premier League - Controversial red card sends West Ham to victory

    Premier League - Controversial red card sends West Ham to victory

    West Ham halted their losing run with a 2-1 win over Hull at Upton Park which saw keeper Allan McGregor sent off in the first half. More

  • Live Commentary

    Time:90'
    • West Ham United
    • Hull City
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    • 90+5' And there it is! West Ham win a tedious match over Hull in which the three goals - a red card and penalty, a deflected free-kick and an unfortunate own goal - were the only real highlights.
    • 90+4' West Ham win a defensive free-kick and they're just waiting for the whistle now. Into time added onto time added on...
    • 90+2' Sagbo close to getting in on goal but West Ham overwhelm him.
    • 90' Four minutes added on. Four minutes for 10-man Hull to rescue a plucky point.
    • 88' Hull are still pushing for a leveller here. Not long to go but will be a few minutes' stoppage time...
    • 83' West Ham will end a three-match losing streak in the Premier League and remain unbeaten for the sixth PL home match against promoted opposition if the result remains the same.
    • 82' Jelavic makes way for Sagbo for Hull.
    • 77' Two up front for 10-man Hull, one up top for 11-man WHUFC as the game runs the risk of peetering out here.
    • 74' Corner comes to nothing. The atrmosphere is almost non-existent at Upton Park given the pragmatic way the hosts are defending their lead, but three points is all that Big Sam will care about.
    • 72' Long wins a corner off Tomkins as Hull continue to look for a very good point under the circumstances.
    • 70' Jelavic has a shot on target, but it won't go down in the stats as he was offside.
    • 69' Sub for West Ham - Diame isn't placed that he has to make way for Joe Cole - you can understand why as he's been one of the home side's more dynamic players.
    • 67' Nonetheless they are prone to breakaway attacks and Meyler is guilty of holding onto the ball too long or else he could have put Jelavic through.
    • 65' Again West Ham are playing very patient football when ahead, frustrating their fans when they do not push forward, but you can see what they are trying to do. They want to stretch Hull and exploit the man advantage.
    • 63' James Chester his second own goal of the season, after also scoring in their 3-2 home loss to Man United on 26 December 2013.
    • 60' Hull have now scored three own goals in the PL this season - only Man City (4) and Swansea (8) have scored more.
    • 59' And it's Rosenior on for Figueroa as a precaution.
    • 58' Finally back underway. Figueroa wants to play on but will be subbed here.
    • 55' Figureoa down now and we're having a lengthy break in play as a result.
    • 53' GOAL! West Ham lead again give minutes after being pulled level. It's a calamity for the visitors as Chester ends up conceding an own goal! 2-1!
    • 50' Despite having the joint second-highest number of clean sheets before today’s matches, West Ham are now on a five-match streak without one in the Premier League.
    • 48' GOAL! Huddlestone's effort takes a big deflection off Jelavic and goes in - the striker will be claiming that despite Tom's best efforts! 1-1!
    • 47' Hull have a free-kick early in the second half.
    • 46' Ten-man Hull kick off the second period. Can they find a way back?
    • 45+6' And there's the half-time whistle. West Ham lead 1-0 with Hull one man down.
    • 45+5' Home fans getting restless as the Hammers play short passes sideways and backwards to evade the Hull players trying to close them down. You'd think they'd never seen a team play with a man advantage before...
    • 45+4' The visitors won't let that stop them though, and Figueroa tests Adrian with a fierce distance drive which leads to a corner.
    • 45+3' Hull cross goes behind off a West Ham player but a goal kick is given. Just not going to happen for Hull, not for now at least.
    • 45+1' Six minutes added onto the half, due to the injury of Collins and to Diame and McGregor, which greatly delayed the penalty/red card.
    • 45' Mark Noble has now scored 13 penalties for West Ham Utd in the Premier League, equalling Julian Dicks in the club's record books.
    • 44' He's OK to continue though.
    • 43' He came on for an injury, and now Johnson is down clutching his face after clashing heads with Long.
    • 42' Early ball in from the left by McCartney is headed into the ground and over by Carroll.
    • 40' Entering the last five of the half and West Ham are pretty comfortable but will want a second goal ASAP.
    • 38' Jelavic rather easily dispossessed as Hull continue to try and find a new shape with 10 men.
    • 36' Hull will a neat counter though that releases Elmohamady on the right, but his cut-back cross is put over by Huddlestone from 15 yards.
    • 35' West Ham doing a good chance of dominating with short possession but are unable to find that final ball to create a chance at 2-0.
    • 32' Harper easily claims a Diame ball in from the left.
    • 30' Carroll and Tomkins strive to meet the ball with their heads, and the latter sends it over the bar.
    • 29' Figueroa puts his body on the line to concede a corner for West Ham.
    • 28' Allan McGregor becomes the first goalkeeper to be sent off twice in a single season Maik Taylor for Birmingham City in 2003/04.
    • 27' So the fact that the ball came off Diame's hand - accidentally but crucially in that situation - is going to stick in the craws there but West Ham lead and have the man advantage now.
    • 25' GOAL! Noble puts it in. Hard on Hull though West Ham have been on top. 1-0!
    • 24' Bruce makes the decision to sacrifice DM Bruce to bring on Steve Harper to try and keep out the penalty.
    • 23' PENALTY AND RED CARD! That's controversial given Diame's handball in the build. And Dean needed the assistant to change his mind, too.
    • 22' Replays show Mike Dean giving it a long hard look as McGregor collides with Diame as the forward gets there first. Diame had handled accidentally in the build, too.
    • 21' A hush comes over the stadium as the Hull players argue with the ref once play halts. Has he given a penalty?
    • 20' ALMOST A GOAL! Noble pokes the ball towards goal in the box and Diame just beats McGregor to it, but a defender clears before it can bounce over the line. The two players collided there and stay down.
    • 19' Game's getting a bit feisty now. Carroll and Figueroa the next duo to get rough though it's a good, competitive 50-50. The atmosphere is rising along with the physicality levels.
    • 18' Livermore in on Noble and he does catch the midfielder's shin. He gets the game's first booking.
    • 16' Nolan goes in full-blooded but one-footed on Huddlestone, who makes a theatrical jump in reaction which irks the Hammers skipper. Replays show he didn't actually make contact.
    • 15' Decent delivery but after a bit of head tennis, Adrian swoops in to claim the loose ball.
    • 14' Hull finally with a chance to create something as Huddlestone stands over a 30-yard free-kick on the right.
    • 12' Downing wants a corner as McGregor appears to get the last touch before a cross goes out over the bar. The keeper didn't, though, and the ref is right to award a goal kick.
    • 11' @manning0330 says "West Ham 1 - 1 Hull" - keep your thoughts coming by following @liamhappe
    • 10' Hull have barely been able to try and run at the West Ham back line so far, so there won't be much for them to try and adapt to.
    • 9' Replacing Collins due to injury is Roger Johnson, who hasn't played since the Hammers were hammered by Man City in the League Cup.
    • 8' But bad news early for the hosts as James Collins has pulled up favouring his leg. He's going to come off and it may well be a recurrence of his calf issue.
    • 7' Corner leads to another. That one is knocked down by Carroll but half-cleared into the path of Taylor, whose effort is deflected over again. Good spell this.
    • 6' First strike comes the way of Downing, whose low drive has to be pushed around the post by McGregor.
    • 5' West Ham are edging the early possession, with Carroll making his presence felt in the Hull box without having a shot just yet.
    • 3' Also live as of 8pm sharp is Liverpool v Sunderland. You can follow that here...
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    • 2' As he's the first to have his say via Twitter, I'll overlook his decision not to throw in a follow.... "West Ham 2-0 Hull, Carroll and Diame!" says @GlennJennings. Keep them coming to @liamhappe!
    • 1' 'Bubbles' dies down and the home side will kick us off here. We're off and running!
    • 19:40 Five minutes remain until kick-off. Want to get involved in today's coverage? Follow me on Twitter and tweet your predictions, observations and messages of support! Do it now via Twitter @liamhappe
    • 19:35 West Ham's starting XI have scored a total of seven PL goals this season , while Hull's starting XI have scored 18.
    • 19:30 Hull have scored six goals, and conceded zero, in the previous two Premier League matches in which both Shane Long and Nikica Jelavic have played together.
    • 19:25 Hull have not won a Premier League away match in London since 4 March 2009 (1-0 win at Fulham), and have lost eight of the nine matches since.
    • 19:20 Steve Bruce: "I’ve said all along that I thought ten wins would be enough. Whatever it takes, we have to see it through but if we can get to ten wins with seven or eight games to play it means other teams have got to maybe win four and draw a couple which is very difficult. We’ve only won eight or nine all season down at the bottom end, so to win four of your last five or six games is going to be very difficult in my opinion. "
    • 19:15 Sam Allardyce: Sam Allardyce: "38 we'll need and we'll try to get more than that as quickly as we can. I think 38 points will be needed this year. It's such a big game on Wednesday now. Steve's (Bruce) done fantastically well this season back in the Premier League with Hull City. He's sneaked two points ahead of us with a great win against West Brom on Saturday and it's now a big six-pointer on Wednesday night. "
    • 19:10 WEST HAM: Adrian, McCartney, Nolan, Tomkins, Carroll, Taylor, Noble, Collins, Demel, Diame, Downing. Subs: Jaaskelainen, Armero, Vaz Te, C.Cole, J.Cole, Johnson, Nocerino. /// HULL CITY: McGregor, Figueroa, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Jelavic, Long, Elmohamady. Subs: Harper, Rosenior, Koren, Fryatt, Sagbo, Aluko, Quinn.
    • 19:05 Hello and welcome to Eurosport's LIVE Premier League matchcast as West Ham and Hull look for three points which could drag them out of relegation contention once and for all. Team news will follow very shortly!
  • Summary

    • 53' GOAL! West Ham lead again give minutes after being pulled level. It's a calamity for the visitors as Chester ends up conceding an own goal! 2-1!
    • 48' GOAL! Huddlestone's effort takes a big deflection off Jelavic and goes in - the striker will be claiming that despite Tom's best efforts! 1-1!
    • 45+4' The visitors won't let that stop them though, and Figueroa tests Adrian with a fierce distance drive which leads to a corner.
    • 25' GOAL! Noble puts it in. Hard on Hull though West Ham have been on top. 1-0!
    • 23' PENALTY AND RED CARD! That's controversial given Diame's handball in the build. And Dean needed the assistant to change his mind, too.
    • 20' ALMOST A GOAL! Noble pokes the ball towards goal in the box and Diame just beats McGregor to it, but a defender clears before it can bounce over the line. The two players collided there and stay down.
    • 18' Livermore in on Noble and he does catch the midfielder's shin. He gets the game's first booking.
    • 19:10 WEST HAM: Adrian, McCartney, Nolan, Tomkins, Carroll, Taylor, Noble, Collins, Demel, Diame, Downing. Subs: Jaaskelainen, Armero, Vaz Te, C.Cole, J.Cole, Johnson, Nocerino. /// HULL CITY: McGregor, Figueroa, Bruce, Chester, Davies, Meyler, Huddlestone, Livermore, Jelavic, Long, Elmohamady. Subs: Harper, Rosenior, Koren, Fryatt, Sagbo, Aluko, Quinn.

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