Premier League

  • W. Reid 2’
  • D. Sakho 7’
  • M. Amalfitano 88’
  • 26’ R. Sterling
0 Extra Time 0
3 Full Time 1
2 Half Time 1
Premier League
Boleyn Ground
Attendance 34,977


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      Great play by West Ham! Poor defending again by the Liverpool back four allows Reid to pick the ball up near the byline and send a deft chip towards the back post, but Mamadou Sakho is just about able to head the ball away before Kouyate can get a touch on it.
    • 45'
      Again, the corner kick is sent towards Tomkins but Mignolet is able to rush out and punch the ball away before the defender is able to get a head on it.
    • 45'
      Reid seemingly handles the ball not far outside the Liverpool box and, somehow, West Ham are awarded a free-kick in a dangerous position. Valencia tries to fire the ball over the wall but it takes a deflection off a yellow shirt that sends it out for another corner.
    • 45'
      Sterling is brought down by Song just outside the right hand side of the West Ham penalty area, resulting in a free-kick for Liverpool. Gerrard sends it towards Balotelli but Diafra Sakho is just about able to get an important touch on the ball before the Italian can nod it into the back of the net.
    • 90'
      Liverpool try to push forward on one last attack, but they look understandably deflated and poor passing brings the move to an end, allowing West Ham to regain possession and pass the ball around in the middle of the pitch in an attempt to hold on to their two-goal lead.
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      My name's Ben Cullimore and it's been an absolute pleasure describing all of the action to you today. Until next time, goodbye!
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      As for West Ham, not only will they be delighted with the three points but they will be very pleased with the manner in which they were won. Their new signings, particularly Valencia and Diafra Sakho, looked superb, and their emphasis on quick counter-attacks continually caused Liverpool a plethora
    • 0'
      West Ham started the game superbly and that's exactly how they finished it. A frantic opening few moments in which the Hammers went 2-0 up after only seven minutes gave them the perfect platform to build on, and they continued to cause a shaky and disorganised Liverpool defence plenty of problems th
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    • 0'
      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half. Liverpool have made one change, with Lallana coming on for Lucas.
    • 0'
      What a fantastic half that was! A frantic opening seven minutes saw West Ham take advantage of sloppy Liverpool defending twice to earn themselves an early 2-0 lead, and, although the Hammers haven't hit the back of the net again since, the visitors are still looking extremely shaky at the back. Val
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    • 0'
      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch ahead of kick-off.
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      Sam Allardyce, meanwhile, has decided to hand a debut start to midfielder Song, who replaces Zarate in the only change to the side that started last weekend's 2-2 draw against Hull City.
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      Brendan Rodgers has made two changes to the Liverpool side that narrowly beat Ludogorets in the Champions League during the week, with Lucas replacing Coutinho in midfield and Borini, who replaces Lallana, earning a first start for the club in almost two years.
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      Liverpool substitutes: Jones, Enrique, Sakho, Toure, Lallana, Markovic, Lambert.
    • 0'
      Liverpool XI (4-1-2-1-2): Mignolet; Manquillo, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno; Gerrard; Lucas, Henderson; Sterling; Balotelli, Borini.
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      West Ham substitutes: Jaaskelainen, Collins, Amalfitano, Jenkinson, Cole, Vaz Te, Zarate.
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      West Ham XI (4-3-3): Adrian; Demel, Reid, Tomkins, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate, Song; Downing, Sakho, Valencia.
    • 0'
      There's just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let's have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this evening...
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      As for Liverpool, they too have had a mixed start to the 2014-15 campaign, resulting in six points from their opening four games. Last Saturday's 1-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa will have been a major disappointment for boss Brendan Rodgers, particularly after their fantastic display against Totte
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      West Ham have had a mixed start to the new season, with only one of their four games ending in victory, and, as a result, they have four points ahead of today's tough clash. Last weekend they were required to fight from a goal down twice inside 17 minutes to salvage a point against a determined Hull
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      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today's Premier League clash between West Ham United and Liverpool. My name is Ben Cullimore and I will be keeping you up-to-date with all of the action from Upton Park.
    • 1'
      And we're off!
    • 2'
      G W. Reid Assist J. Tomkins
    • 2'
      J. Tomkins gave the assist.
    • 2'
      GOAL! What a start! With less than 90 seconds on the clock, West Ham have taken the lead. Downing whips a free-kick in towards the back post where Tomkins is there to head the ball into the path of Reid, who then knocks the ball into the back of the net for his first goal in a year.
    • 4'
      W. Reid goes into the referee's book.
    • 4'
      Almost immediately after the restart, Reid finds himself in the referee's book after a poor challenge on Borini results in a yellow card for the New Zealand centre-back.
    • 6'
      West Ham have started this game wonderfully and full of confidence, particularly when in possession. Great play by Song allows Sakho the opportunity to send the ball into the heart of the Liverpool penalty area, but Mignolet is just about able to rush out and grab the ball before it's able to find a
    • 7'
      G D. Sakho Assist J. Tomkins
    • 7'
      The assist came from M. Noble.
    • 7'
      GOAL! Unbelievable! We're only seven minutes into the game and West Ham are already 2-0 up! Liverpool lose possession and Sakho picks up the ball on the right wing. He's then given far too much time by Moreno and he steadies himself before chipping the ball beautifully over the head of Mignolet with
    • 9'
      West Ham are clearly fired up and Liverpool are struggling to deal with the hosts when they are in possession. The visitors have barely spent any time in the Hammers half of the pitch so far.
    • 11'
      Downing and Sakho link up well and break away down the right wing, but Henderson is able to rush back and dispossess the former Liverpool man near to the corner flag.
    • 13'
      Great shot by Cresswell! Again, West Ham are given far too much time on the ball and the left-back decides to fire a fantastic bouncing shot from 25 yards out that Mignolet is only just able to palm around the post.
    • 15'
      After a frantic few moments, the pace of the game has slowed down somewhat, although Liverpool still look very nervous at the back.
    • 16'
      Downing muscles his way through the centre of the Liverpool midfield and embarks on a marauding run forward before firing a shot from the edge of the penalty area, but it takes a slight deflection that sends it into the hands of Mignolet.
    • 17'
      Adrián is cautioned by the referee.
    • 17'
      M. Balotelli gets yellow.
    • 17'
      Tempers are rising! Balotelli crashes into Adrian in the West Ham box and the two exchange a few heated words with one another, resulting in yellow cards for both.
    • 19'
      Song wins possession in the centre of the field and West Ham break away down the left wing. Cresswell bursts past two Liverpool defenders before winning the hosts a corner, which Balotelli is just about able to deal with.
    • 21'
      Liverpool earn themselves a corner kick, which Gerrard sends in towards the edge of the West Ham six-yard box. It fails to beat the first man, however, and it's easily cleared up the pitch and away from danger.
    • 22'
      SI M. Sakho SO J. Tomkins
    • 22'
      M. Sakho enters play, replacing Javi Manquillo.
    • 22'
      Manquillo, who has really struggled in the opening 20 minutes of the game, has been replaced by Mamadou Sakho. Brendan Rodgers really isn't happy with what he's seen from his side so far.
    • 24'
      Lucas threads a lovely ball into the path of Sterling down the right wing, but the latter's low cross is cut out by Reid.
    • 25'
      Valencia tries to beat Mignolet to the ball and receives an accidental elbow in the face as a result. He seems to be in some pain but should be able to continue after a few moments.
    • 26'
      G R. Sterling Assist J. Tomkins
    • 26'
      GOAL! Liverpool have pulled a goal back through a terrific strike by Sterling! Henderson sends a great cross in to Balotelli, who wonderfully brings the ball down before setting up Sterling to fire a rocket of a shot into the back of the net.
    • 28'
      C. Kouyaté is cautioned by the referee.
    • 28'
      Great play by West Ham almost results in a third goal after a lovely back-heel by Diafra Sakho next to the near post, but Kouyate is beaten to the ball in front of goal by Moreno, who then earns his side a free-kick after a poor challenge from behind by the Senegalese midfielder.
    • 30'
      Kouyate is the latest West Ham player to pick up a nasty looking injury. He's down on the floor holding his groin, and it looks as if he may have to be replaced.
    • 32'
      It seemed that Kouyate was going to be replaced by Amalfitano, but it looks as if he has made a miraculous recovery. For now, he continues.
    • 34'
      West Ham earn themselves a free-kick in a dangerous position after a poor challenge by Sterling. Valencia shoots from the resulting set-piece and the bounce means that Mignolet has to palm the ball around the far post for a corner.
    • 36'
      Now Liverpool have an injury to deal with. Lovren and Mamadou Sakho both go up for the same ball and end up clashing heads. The latter seems unhurt but the former is still lying motionless on the ground.
    • 38'
      This doesn't look good for Lovren. The Croatian defender is sitting up but he still looks disorientated and in a lot of pain.
    • 39'
      Play has continued whilst Lovren receives further treatment on the side of the pitch. It looks as if he might be able to come back on.
    • 40'
      West Ham break away down the right flank through Diafra Sakho but the winger's attempted cross towards Valencia is poor and it ends up clearing the goal by some distance.
    • 42'
      Liverpool are looking very shaky at the back. Valencia is presented with another opportunity to score West Ham's third goal of the game but, again, Mignolet pulls off a great save to deny him.
    • 43'
      Kouyate is brought down just inside the Liverpool penalty area by the recently returned Lovren, resulting in cries for a penalty from the West Ham fans, but referee Craig Pawson shakes his head and waves play on.
    • 44'
      Lovren, seemingly unfazed by his head injury, jumps up high to head the ball out for a corner before Diafra Sakho is able to get a head on it himself. The resulting set-piece is sent towards Tomkins at the back post, but his headed effort goes just wide of the goal.
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be six minutes of added time.
    • 46'
      SI A. Lallana SO J. Tomkins
    • 46'
      A. Lallana enters play, replacing Lucas Leiva.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 48'
      West Ham are awarded a free-kick near the halfway line. It's sent long towards Kouyate on the edge of the penalty area, and the Senegalese midfielder is able to turn and tee up Diafra Sakho, but the latter's touch is poor and Liverpool regain possession.
    • 49'
      Sterling weaves through the heart of the West Ham defence before slicing a low shot that trickles just wide of the post. Great play by the Liverpool youngster.
    • 51'
      Liverpool have started the second half wonderfully. They break away again through Sterling before his shot from the edge of the goal is deflected out for a throw-in.
    • 53'
      West Ham break away on a quick counter-attack down the left flank through Valencia, who then decides to whip a great ball towards the edge of the Liverpool penalty area. However, Sterling is there to volley the ball away from danger.
    • 55'
      West Ham lose possession and now it's Liverpool's turn to break away on a swift and dangerous counter-attack. Balotelli picks up the ball in the middle of the pitch and turns wonderfully before sending a lovely through-ball into the path of Borini, but the latter decides to shoot from a tight angle
    • 57'
      Lovely play between Borini and Balotelli almost leads to a chance on goal for Liverpool but the West Ham defence refuse to let them through. The visitors earn themselves a corner kick but, again, the Hammers are able to deal with the danger well.
    • 58'
      Cresswell sends a wonderful lofted ball forward that bounces over the heads of the Liverpool defenders and almost into the path of Valencia, but Lovren is just about able to stick a foot out to stop the Ecuador winger from being able to get a shot away on goal.
    • 60'
      Another good period of Liverpool possession ends with Balotelli on the edge of the penalty area, but the striker's curling shot is weak and Adrian is easily able to deal with it.
    • 61'
      SI C. Jenkinson SO J. Tomkins
    • 61'
      G. Demel is replaced with C. Jenkinson.
    • 62'
      Liverpool are getting closer to finding an equaliser! Lallana is brought to the ground by Song just outside the West Ham penalty area but the ball ends up running to Borini, whose shot flies just over the crossbar.
    • 64'
      Sterling embarks on a brilliant run past Cresswell and Noble before sending a lovely chipped ball into the heart of the West Ham penalty area, but it's only able to find Reid, who chests the ball down before firing it off a Liverpool thigh and out for a goal-kick.
    • 65'
      Adrian and Borini clash inside the penalty area, with the former's raised foot clattering into the latter's leg. The Liverpool fans behind the goal appeal for a penalty and a red card for the West Ham goalkeeper but Craig Pawson isn't interested.
    • 66'
      C. Jenkinson receives a yellow card.
    • 67'
      Challenges are flying in left, right and centre! This time, Jenkinson, who replaced Demel just five minutes ago, takes out Moreno down the left wing, earning himself a yellow card.
    • 69'
      SI M. Amalfitano SO J. Tomkins
    • 69'
      A. Song is replaced with M. Amalfitano.
    • 69'
      West Ham try to break away on another swift counter-attack through Valencia. He beats Lallana but runs into trouble soon after and ends up losing possession after a poor touch.
    • 70'
      A terrible defensive mistake by Skrtel gifts Diafra Sakho with a great opportunity to put West Ham 3-1 up, but his chipped effort from the edge of the penalty area ends up sailing just over the crossbar.
    • 71'
      Liverpool immediately push forward and Balotelli beats Tomkins just inside the West Ham box before firing a rocket of a shot towards Adrian. It's straight at the goalkeeper but the power causes him problems and he's forced to push it out for a corner.
    • 73'
      Great play by Liverpool! Lallana bursts forward before setting up Moreno on the left side of the West Ham penalty area, and the latter whips a wonderful low cross into the heart of the box. However, it's only able to find Reid in front of goal, who fires the ball back up the pitch.
    • 75'
      SI R. Lambert SO J. Tomkins
    • 75'
      R. Lambert comes on for F. Borini.
    • 75'
      And now great play by West Ham! The hosts break away quickly and Diafra Sakho almost sets up Kouyate with a great cross, but the Senegalese midfielder loses his footing at the vital moment and misses the ball completely.
    • 76'
      SI J. Collins SO J. Tomkins
    • 76'
      E. Valencia is done for the day. J. Collins is his replacement.
    • 76'
      Sterling fires the ball off Downing and earns Liverpool a corner. Lallana sends the resulting set-piece in towards Balotelli, who meets it with a great header on the edge of the six-yard box, but the effort ends up flying straight into the hands of Adrian.
    • 78'
      West Ham look as if they are shutting up shop now, and the inclusion of Collins has created a strong and formidable back five that is going to be difficult for Liverpool to break.
    • 80'
      Kouyate looks to be struggling with the groin strain that he picked up in the first half, and his game may now be over. This is bad news for Sam Allardyce as he has already used all three of his substitutes.
    • 81'
      Much to Sam Allardyce's relief, Kouyate has decided to continue once again, although he seems to be running rather gingerly.
    • 83'
      West Ham have pushed as many bodies as possible back into their own half as they try to see off Liverpool's late attempt at finding an equalising goal.
    • 85'
      Liverpool are enjoying a long spell of possession but are still finding it extremely difficult to find a way through the West Ham defensive line. With so many bodies back, it's going to be difficult for the Reds to pass their way through the Hammers defence.
    • 87'
      Again, Liverpool embark on a good spell of possession in the middle of the pitch, but it's brought to a disappointing end when Skrtel decides to shoot from 30 yards out.
    • 88'
      G M. Amalfitano Assist J. Tomkins
    • 88'
      The assist came from S. Downing.
    • 88'
      GOAL! West Ham have surely won themselves all three points now! A poor header by Mamadou Sakho gifts the ball to Downing and the Englishman bursts forward before sending a lovely through-ball into the path of Amalfitano, who toe-pokes the ball into the back of the net to put the hosts 3-1 up.
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be four minutes of added time.

    Line Up




    Manuel Pellegrini
    Jürgen Klopp



    Possession 0% 0%
    Effective Chances 0 0
    Shots on Target 0 0
    Turnovers 0 0


    Passes 0 0
    Passing Accuracy 0% 0%
    Passing Accuracy in opponent’s half 0% 0%
    Crosses 0 0
    Crossing accuracy 0% 0%


    Shots 0 0
    Shots outside the box 0 0
    Shots inside the box 0 0
    Shooting accuracy 0% 0%


    Tackles 0 0
    Effective Tackles 0% 0%
    Blocked Shots 0 0
    Clearances 0 0
    Saves 0 0


    Fouls Conceded 16 11
    Yellow Cards 4 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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