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    • KICK OFF
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      What a chance for Downing! The former Villa man finds himself in acres of space on the left hand side of the box after a great pass by Song, but he ends up blasting his shot over the top of the crossbar.
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      West Ham are awarded their 14th corner of the game, and it's surely their last chance to steal all three points. After bouncing around the penalty area, Carroll is again presented with a chance to head the ball into the back of the net at the far post but again it's saved brilliantly by Guzan.
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      What a world-class save by Guzan! A cross from Downing meets the head of Carroll, and he's almost able to mark his comeback with a great headed goal but the Villa goalkeeper ends up parrying the ball away with a fantastic stop.
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      SI C. Clark SO C. Kouyaté
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      SI A. Carroll SO C. Kouyaté
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      Noble is replaced by Carroll, who comes on to make his first appearance of the season after a lengthy spell out due to injury.
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      Meanwhile, Villa have also made a substitution, with Clark coming on in the place of N'Zogbia.
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      My name is 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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      West Ham now go on to play Everton at Goodison Park after the international break, whilst Villa face a tricky game against Southampton back at Villa Park in two weeks' time.
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      What a fantastic game that was! Villa struggled during the first half and found it difficult to deal with an impressive West Ham side but came to life in the second period, giving as good as they got and making the hosts' defence work extremely hard. In the end, both sides should be pleased with the
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      The two teams are making their way back out onto the pitch ahead of the start of the second half. Neither side have made any changes during the half-time break.
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      In many ways it's been a frustrating half for West Ham, who have easily been the better of the two sides but head into the half-time break with the scores still level at 0-0. They have bossed possession and caused the Villa defence plenty of problems, particularly down the left wing, where Cresswell
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      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
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      As for Villa, Paul Lambert has also made only one change to the side that started last weekend's narrow defeat at home to Tottenham, with Gabby Agbonlahor taking the place of the suspended Benteke.
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      West Ham have been boosted by the return of Andy Carroll, who makes his first appearance on the substitutes' bench since the end of last season. Meanwhile, Sam Allardyce has decided to make just one change to the side that fought from two goals down to draw 2-2 against Stoke City last Saturday, with
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      Aston Villa substitutes: Given, Clark, Senderos, Bacuna, Richardson, J. Cole, Bent.
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      Aston Villa XI (4-3-3): Guzan; Lowton, Baker, Vlaar, Cissokho; Cleverley, Westwood, Sanchez; Weimann, Agbonlahor, N'Zogbia.
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      West Ham United substitutes: Jaaskelainen, Tomkins, O'Brien, Nolan, Amalfitano, C. Cole, Carroll.
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      West Ham United XI (4-1-3-2): Adrian; Jenkinson, Collins, Reid, Cresswell; Song; Noble, Downing, Kouyate; Sakho, Valencia.
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      There's 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let's have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon...
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      Meanwhile, in stark contrast to West Ham, Villa have really been struggling recently, to say the least, with their last six Premier League games ending in defeat - their worst run in 47 years. In that run they have only managed to score just one goal, whilst also conceding 15 times, and it is there
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      Today's hosts have enjoyed an impressive start to the season, and a four-game unbeaten run, which includes their fantastic 2-1 win against Manchester City two weeks ago, has helped them up to fifth place in the table, ahead of the likes of Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester United. Sam Alla
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      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today's Premier League clash between West Ham United and Aston Villa. My name is Ben Cullimore and I will be keeping you up to date with all of the action from Upton Park.
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      And we're off! West Ham get us underway, attacking from right to left.
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      It's been a relatively even start to the game, with both of the sides using long balls in an attempt to take advantage of any early jitters that either might have.
    • 5'
      Cleverley pushes Song to the floor near the halfway line and West Ham are awarded a free kick. It's booted forward by Collins but is headed away from danger by Baker.
    • 7'
      West Ham break down the right wing through Downing but Cissokho dispossesses him with a good tackle near the corner flag. The ball goes out of play for the first corner of the game and the hosts take it quickly before Jenkinson finds Noble in front of goal with a great cross, but the midfielder's he
    • 8'
      Westwood and Sakho clash, resulting in a free kick for West Ham 25 yards out. Valencia smashes the resulting set-piece towards goal but his attempt takes a deflection off the wall of white shirts in front of him that sends the ball out for another corner.
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      Again, the hosts take the corner quickly, allowing Noble, who is in acres of space on the left wing, to fire in a deep cross. It's heading towards Sakho at the far post but the Senegalese striker is in an offside position, bringing an end to the attacking move.
    • 11'
      Song sends an absolutely fantastic ball over the top of the Villa defence and into the path of Cresswell on the left flank, but the defender is just a few yards offside.
    • 13'
      Noble loses the ball and Agbonlahor bursts through the middle of the West Ham back line before unleash a fierce shot that he ends up blazing over the top of the crossbar.
    • 14'
      Valencia shoots from the edge of the Villa box and his effort deflects out of play for another West Ham corner.
    • 15'
      Great header by Collins! Downing sends a wonderful cross into the penalty area from the resulting corner that finds the head of Collins, but the former Villa man's bullet header ends up being saved well by Guzan.
    • 17'
      West Ham are all over Villa right now! First, Valencia darts into the box from the left wing and sees his shot saved by Guzan at the near post, before Noble has his follow-up parried away from danger by the body of Baker.
    • 18'
      Agbonlahor picks up the ball midway inside the West Ham half of the pitch and unleashes a low shot from 25 yards out, but he ends up sending his effort well wide of the goal.
    • 20'
      Cresswell and Valencia link up well on the left wing before the defender sends a deep cross towards the back post. It's overhit but finds Jenkinson near the corner flag, who fires the ball off Cissokho to earn West Ham another corner.
    • 21'
      Another impressive corner from Downing almost finds the head of Collins, but this time Vlaar is there to clear the ball away from danger.
    • 23'
      Great chance for West Ham! A wonderful lofted ball is sent towards Sakho on the edge of the six-yard box, and he's able to get a header away before Guzan, who rushed off the goal line in an attempt to cut out the danger, is able to get there. Unfortunately for the Senegalese striker, his effort ends
    • 24'
      Lowton sends a bouncing cross towards Weimann inside the West Ham penalty area, but it's poorly hit and ends up missing the Austrian before ending up in the hands of Adrian.
    • 26'
      What a shot by Downing! The former Villa man, who is in acres of space on the edge of the box, unleashes a rocket of a shot that Guzan parries away brilliantly.
    • 28'
      Cresswell is finding so much space down the left wing. This time, Downing finds him with a brilliant ball forward, and the left-back ends up unleashing a great low cross that Vlaar is just about able to deal with.
    • 30'
      A great flick by Song tees up Valencia on the left hand corner of the Villa penalty area, but the Ecuadorian's curling shot ends up flying a few yards over the top of the crossbar.
    • 32'
      After a frantic few moments, the pace of the game has slowed down somewhat, with both sides battling for the ball in the middle of the pitch.
    • 34'
      N'Zogbia picks up the ball on the left flank and unleashes a deep cross towards the back post, but there are no white shirts inside the West Ham penalty area and the ball ends up bouncing out of play for a goal kick.
    • 36'
      Villa have been keeping hold of the ball better over the last few minutes but are still finding it incredibly difficult to penetrate West Ham's well-organised back line.
    • 38'
      Great chance for Villa! N'Zogbia dances his way into the West Ham penalty area before teeing up Weimann, who spins round Reid before unleashing a fierce shot that Adrian is forced to punch away from danger.
    • 40'
      Agbonlahor is brought crashing to the ground by a clumsy challenge from Song and Villa are awarded a free kick just a few yards outside of the West Ham box.
    • 41'
      N'Zogbia fires the resulting set-piece towards the top left hand corner of the goal but it takes a deflection off the wall before being fired away from the penalty area by Reid.
    • 43'
      Sanchez attempts to send a long ball out towards Cissokho on the left flank but, again, his pass is poor and ends up flying comfortably out for a West Ham goal kick.
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be just one minute of added time.
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      Lowton pulls Valencia to the ground near the halfway line and West Ham are awarded a free kick. Cresswell fires it towards the edge of the penalty area but Baker is there to head the ball away from Sakho.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 47'
      Villa immediately break away from the kick-off and Cleverley fires a great shot from the edge of the penalty area that ends up flying just a few inches over the top of the crossbar.
    • 49'
      Lowton loses the ball and Kouyate breaks forward down the right wing for West Ham. He tees up Valencia, who unleashes a cross that takes a deflection and goes out for a ninth corner of the game for the hosts.
    • 50'
      Noble chips a wonderful ball into the heart of the Villa penalty area where it finds the head of Reid, but he's only able to send his effort just wide of the far post.
    • 52'
      Downing bursts down the left wing before setting up Cresswell, who whips a first-time cross into the six-yard box that Guzan is easily able to collect.
    • 54'
      Cissokho halts the runs of both Jenkinson and Sakho in quick succession, resulting in yet another corner for West Ham. The set-piece is whipped in towards Collins but is only able to find the head of Vlaar.
    • 55'
      Sloppy defending from West Ham almost allows both Agbonlahor and N'Zogbia the perfect chance to fire Villa into the lead after scrappy play in the penalty area, but the hosts are just about able to boot the ball away from danger before either of the pair are able to get a decent shot away.
    • 57'
      Great defending by Baker! A fantastic Cresswell cross finds Jenkinson at the back post, and the right-back fires a low ball across the face of goal that the Villa centre-back is just about able to block and send out for a throw-in.
    • 59'
      Again, Cissokho is there to dispossess Sakho to bring an end to a quick West Ham counter attack that looked very dangerous. The Frenchman has been brilliant so far today.
    • 61'
      Collins and Agbonlahor clash in the middle of the pitch, resulting in a free kick for Villa. They decide to take it short, however, and the pressure being exerted on them by West Ham means that they are forced to play the ball back to Guzan.
    • 63'
      A lofted ball is sent over the top of the Villa defence by Jenkinson and into the path of Sakho, but it's slightly overhit and ends up bouncing out for a goal kick.
    • 65'
      Sanchez darts past Noble before unleashing a low shot from 30 yards out, but the attempt is poorly hit and easily stopped by Adrian.
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      SI K. Nolan SO C. Kouyaté
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      West Ham have decided to make their first substitution of the game, with Nolan coming on to replace Kouyate.
    • 68'
      Great chance for Villa! Lowton whips a lovely cross into the heart of the West Ham penalty area that finds Agbonlahor on the edge of the six-yard box. The striker attempts to side-foot the ball first time but it takes a slight deflection that sends it out for the visitors' first corner of the game,
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      Weimann has also received a yellow card for dissent after arguing with the referee about the free kick decision.
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      Cleverley brings down Sakho with a clumsy challenge, resulting in a free kick for West Ham near the halfway line and a yellow card for the Villa midfielder.
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      Cresswell's cross is deflected out of play by Lowton, but the resulting set-piece fails to cause the Villa defence too many problems.
    • 73'
      It looks as if Carlton Cole is about to come on for West Ham, who are desperately pushing forward in an attempt to find a goal.
    • 74'
      A fantastic lofted pass is sent forward by Downing that finds Sakho in front of goal, but he's unable to control the ball and Guzan is able to rush out and cut out the danger.
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      SI C. Cole SO C. Kouyaté
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      Carlton Cole has indeed come on for the final 15 minutes of the game, and he replaces Valencia, who has put in a great shift this afternoon.
    • 77'
      What a chance for West Ham! Agbonlahor is dispossessed by Collins and the hosts break away down the right flank. Cole sends a brilliant cross into the penalty area that meets the head of Sakho, but his bullet effort ends up grazing the top of the crossbar.
    • 79'
      West Ham are awarded their 13th corner of the game and it's fired into the heart of the box, but, again, Vlaar is there to clear the danger with a brilliant headed clearance.
    • 81'
      Sakho again! Downing curls a wonderful cross towards the Senegalese striker but, again, his headed effort is slightly too heavy and ends up clearing the crossbar.
    • 83'
      Westwood refuses to give the ball back to West Ham after the hosts are awarded a free kick, resulting in a coming together between the Villa midfielder and Cresswell that the referee is forced to deal with.
    • 85'
      Carlton Cole darts into the Villa penalty area and looks set to tee up Jenkinson to shoot on goal, but the referee blows his whistle and awards a free kick to Villa after a clash between the striker and Baker, who is looking dazed and confused on the edge of the penalty area after the coming togethe
    • 87'
      Baker is still on the floor and seemingly in quite a lot of pain, and it looks as if Senderos is going to come on to replace the centre-back, who has impressed from start to finish.
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      SI P. Senderos SO C. Kouyaté
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      Baker is stretchered off the pitch to be replaced by Senderos.
    • 89'
      Reid is caught by a cynical challenge from behind by Agbonlahor, resulting in a yellow card for the Villa striker.
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      The fourth official has indicated that there will be four minutes of added time.
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      What a chance for Jenkinson! Another brilliant cross is chipped into the box by Downing and it finds the head of the right-back, who sends the ball into the hands of Guzan. He really should have put that into the back of the net!

    Line Up




    David Moyes
    Dean Smith



    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 8 9
    Yellow Cards 0 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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