Premier League

  • C. Dawson 10’
  • 35’ K. Nolan
  • 45’ J. Tomkins
0 Extra Time 0
1 Full Time 2
1 Half Time 2
Premier League
The Hawthorns
Attendance 23,975


    • KICK OFF
    • 90'
      Mike Jones blows his whistle and West Ham have held on for the three points.
    • 45'
      And that's it for the first half.
    • 90'
      The ball is lofted forward and Ideye knocks it down for Dawson, who catches it sweetly on the volley but sends it way off target. That should be it now.
    • 45'
      G J. Tomkins Assist G. Dorrans
    • 45'
      SI Y. Mulumbu SO G. Dorrans
    • 45'
      C. Brunt is replaced with Y. Mulumbu.
    • 45'
      Assist by S. Downing.
    • 45'
      J. Tomkins has found the target for West Ham United!
    • 45'
      GOAL TO WEST HAM - TOMKINS!!! WEST HAM HAVE TURNED IT AROUND! Downing's corner is met by the centre half at the far post, as he rises highest to head home his first goal in over two years.
    • 90'
      The home fans have decided enough is enough and are making an early exit after their side's latest push for an equaliser comes to nothing.
    • 45'
      GOOD TRY FROM KOUYATE! The ball broke kindly for Carroll on the edge of the area and he laid it off for Kouyate, whose bending effort had to be tipped behind by Foster.
    • 90'
      West Ham are clinging on. West Brom are piling on the pressure and have even sent Foster forward in these desperate times.
    • 0'
      That's it from the Hawthorns. Hope you've enjoyed following the LIVE action. I've been Jonathan Davies - farewell until next time!
    • 0'
      James Tomkins' header on the stroke of half-time proved to be the match winner for West Ham, after Kevin Nolan had cancelled out Craig Dawson's earlier header. The Hammers' quest for European football goes on.
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      The teams are back on the field and we'll soon be underway again for the second half.
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      If West Brom can start the second half the way they did the first then that will give them their best possible chance of getting back into this contest, but West Ham will be motivated when attacking their 3,000 following.
    • 0'
      Well that will have made Sam Allardyce's team talk a whole lot easier and a lot more difficult for Alan Irvine. West Brom made a great start to the game, but found themselves very much on the back foot towards the end of that first half.
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      The teams are out and Mike Jones is our referee this evening. It is the first time he has officiated either side this season. He last took charge of West Brom in a 1-0 defeat at Arsenal on the penultimate weekend of last season, while the same scoreline saw Manchester United overcome the Hammers in
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      The current form guide certainly favours the visitors though. They have only lost of their last six matches, while West Brom have won just one and lost three of their last half a dozen outings.
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      It's 15th against fifth for the 97th meeting between the sides in all competitions. West Brom just edge the overall head to head stats with 38 wins to West Ham's 37, and have only lost one of their last eight matches against the Hammers.
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      WEST HAM UNITED SUBS: Jarvis, O'Brien, Collins, Demel, Jaaskelainen, Cole, Valencia.
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      WEST HAM UNITED (4-2-3-1): Adrian; Jenkinson, Tomkins, Reid, Cresswell; Kouyate, Nolan; Downing, Zarate, Amalfitano; Carroll.
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      WEST BROMWICH ALBION SUBS: Ideye, Myhill, Gamboa, Mulumbu, McAuley, Varela, Samaras.
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      WEST BROMWICH ALBION (4-4-2): Foster; Wisdom, Dawson, Lescott, Baird; Sessegnon, Dorrans, Gardner, Brunt; Anichebe, Berahino.
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      The teams are in and West Brom have made just two changes from the team that lost here to Arsenal on Saturday, as Chris Baird and Victor Anichebe come into the side. Three West Ham alterations from their win over Newcastle see Winston Reid, Kevin Nolan and Mauro Zarate all return to the starting 11.
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      Welcome to the LIVE text commentary as West Bromwich Albion take on West Ham United in the Barclays Premier League. I'm Jonathan Davies and I'll be guiding you through the action at the Hawthorns.
    • 1'
      West Ham get us underway kicking from right to left!
    • 2'
      Berahino sparks into life in just the second minute. He bursts down the left hand side and cuts inside before trying to thread the ball through for Anichebe, but Adrian is quick off his line to gather.
    • 3'
      West Brom have the first corner of the game. Anichebe and Berahino link up on the left hand side of the area, with the former's shot deflecting behind.
    • 5'
      GREAT CLIMB FROM DAWSON! The centre half towers above the defence for what would have been a free header but he was too far ahead of the ball and West Ham clear.
    • 7'
      NERVY TIMES FOR WEST HAM! Following a short corner, Dorrans peels away from his marker and his scuffed volley loops towards goal and Adrian has to punch clear under pressure.
    • 9'
      West Brom have a free kick in a dangerous area here. Some great strength from Anichebe sees him hold off Tomkins, who can do no more than bring him down on the left corner of the box.
    • 10'
      G C. Dawson Assist G. Dorrans
    • 10'
      G. Dorrans provided the assist.
    • 10'
      GOAL TO WEST BROM - DAWSON!!! GREAT HEADER FROM THE CENTRE HALF! Dorrans whips in a delivery and Dawson loses his marker to direct the ball home with his head. West Brom take a deserved lead!
    • 13'
      It has been the worst possible start for Sam Allardyce on his return to the club where his coaching career began - he was also born just up the road in Dudley and grew up supporting Wolverhampton Wanderers!
    • 15'
      We've just past the quarter of an hour mark and West Ham really haven't been at the races so far. They did start similarly against Everton a couple of weeks ago, before getting into the game too late and eventually losing - they won't want a repeat of that this evening.
    • 17'
      By contrast, West Brom have made a very solid start indeed. The last time they scored first in a Premier League match and lost was against Aston Villa back in January.
    • 18'
      J. Tomkins receives a yellow card.
    • 18'
      Tomkins is the first man to go into Mike Jones' notebook this evening for a rash challenge on Anichebe. The referee let the play go on before going back to the incident.
    • 20'
      WELL HELD BY FOSTER! A real scramble developed there in the West Brom goalmouth, but the England keeper did well to hold onto the ball.
    • 23'
      That was the first decent passage of play from West Ham so far. Carroll finds Downing on the left before latching onto his cross into the box, but his knock down just runs away from Amalfitano.
    • 25'
      West Ham have forced their way into this contest at last. They are enjoying more of the ball at the minute and are causing their opponents to make mistakes.
    • 28'
      Poor touch from Amalfitano. A nice move from West Ham sees Nolan thread the ball into the Frenchman on the edge of the area but it bounces away from him much to the frustration of his manager.
    • 30'
      West Ham switch from defence to attack very quickly after stealing the ball in midfield. Amalfitano fires the ball across the area but Dawson is there to clear it behind for a corner.
    • 32'
      Poor ball from Carroll. West Ham patiently bring the ball forward and find the big striker, but he cannot execute a simple pass to feet and West Brom have it back.
    • 34'
      C. Brunt gets yellow.
    • 34'
      Brunt goes into the book for West Brom. Opposite skipper Nolan looks to latch onto the loose ball and Brunt catches him late. Free kick in a good position for West Ham.
    • 35'
      G K. Nolan Assist G. Dorrans
    • 35'
      K. Nolan hits the net for West Ham United!
    • 35'
      GOAL TO WEST HAM - NOLAN!!! The skipper is in the right place at the right time as he has done so much over the years. Carroll attempts a spectacular overhead kick which can only be parried by Foster and Nolan arrives to head in the rebound.
    • 36'
      West Brom are looking to respond immediately and they have a free kick now after a needless foul from Kouyate on Anichebe who was running down a blind alley in all fairness.
    • 38'
      That was Nolan's first goal of the season and his 99th in the Premier League. Just one more needed to join the list of centurions.
    • 40'
      We're now into the last five minutes of the first half. West Ham are very much on top now after West Brom's bright start, but there will be plenty for both managers to ponder at the break.
    • 43'
      A huge cheer rings around the Hawthorns as a potential West Ham counter attack is unwittingly intercepted by referee Mike Jones - that's possibly the most exciting thing in the last few minutes.
    • 45'
      A bad sign for West Brom as captain Brunt cannot continue. He clashed with Dorrans and is hobbling off the pitch. Youssuf Mulumbu will come on in his place.
    • 46'
    • 47'
      NERVY TIMES FOR FOSTER! Carroll's attempted volley loops into the air and he challenges the England keeper, who coolly punches the ball to safety.
    • 49'
      If West Ham finish the job this evening it will be their first win here since May 2006, though West Brom had already been relegated to the Championship.
    • 50'
      The home crowd groans as Berahino tries his luck from the edge of the area, but sends the ball into row K behind the goal. West Brom need to make the most of their chances.
    • 53'
      WHAT A CHANCE FOR DAWSON! WEST BROM SHOULD BE LEVEL! Mulumbu chips the ball into the area and Lescott heads the ball across for an unmarked Dawson, but he pulls it wide of the target. Big chance!
    • 55'
      West Ham have a chance to go fourth in the table with a win tonight. They need Stoke to turn around a 2-1 deficit though in the process.
    • 57'
      West Brom had a man over there! They looked to hit West Ham on the counter attack and Anichebe was completely on his own on the left, but his team-mates couldn't work the ball across to him.
    • 59'
      We're approaching the hour mark and there's not been too many exciting events so far barring Dawson's glaring miss. West Brom need to get going soon though.
    • 61'
      The ball fell to Berahino in the box but the West Ham defence held firm and when he did get his shot away, a good block took the sting out of it and Adrian easily gathered.
    • 63'
      GOOD SAVE FROM ADRIAN! West Brom come forward and Anichebe receives the ball just inside the area. A powerful effort is well beaten away by the West Ham keeper at his near post.
    • 65'
      SI J. Collins SO G. Dorrans
    • 65'
      SI E. Valencia SO G. Dorrans
    • 65'
      SI Silvestre Varela SO G. Dorrans
    • 65'
      C. Gardner is done for the day. Silvestre Varela is his replacement.
    • 65'
      A. Carroll is replaced with E. Valencia.
    • 65'
      J. Collins comes on for M. Amalfitano.
    • 65'
      The visitors are going to make a double change here with James Collins and Enner Valencia coming on in place of Amalfitano and Carroll. West Brom are making a change of their own with Silvestre Varela replacing Gardner.
    • 67'
      GREAT DEFENDING FROM WEST HAM! The ball breaks for Varela in the area but both Tomkins and Jenkinson throw their bodies in the way of his two efforts to great effect.
    • 69'
      Both sides are hoping that this will not be an unlucky 13th meeting in the Premier League for either of them. West Brom have won three of them, while West Ham have been victorious on four occasions.
    • 70'
      S. Sessègnon is yellow-carded.
    • 70'
      OUCH! Sessegnon goes diving in on Cresswell and picks up a yellow card for his troubles. In reality, he can consider himself fortunate as plenty of referees have produced red in the past for those kind of challenges.
    • 72'
      That would have been a collector's item - a Chris Baird goal. The left-back raced onto the loose ball after Varela and Anichebe attempted a one-two, but he was just off target in the end.
    • 74'
      Some very good play from Varela on the left with some clever footwork and he sits up a cross for Anichebe, but he can't get any power into the header and Adrian collects easily.
    • 76'
      A good run from Wisdom on the right sees him find Sessegnon and Collins can only turn the ball behind for a corner. The ball breaks for Anichebe in the area from the resulting delivery but West Ham block once more.
    • 77'
      West Ham are making their final change of the match. Carlton Cole is going to come on in place of Zarate. His strength will serve the Hammers well in these final 13 minutes.
    • 78'
      SI C. Cole SO G. Dorrans
    • 78'
      C. Cole comes on for M. Zárate.
    • 80'
      Very frustrating times for West Brom! A patient build up around the edge of the penalty area is wasted as Baird plays a very loose attempted through ball for Varela.
    • 81'
      Manchester United have beaten Stoke City 2-1 at Old Trafford which means that West Ham won't be breaking into the top four this evening, but they can certainly keep the pressure on Louis Van Gaal's men.
    • 83'
      SI B. Ideye SO G. Dorrans
    • 83'
      C. Baird is replaced with B. Ideye.
    • 83'
      West Brom are playing with five strikers now as Brown Ideye comes on in place of Baird. Can the £10 million man come up with the jackpot for the Baggies?
    • 85'
      WHAT A SAVE FROM ADRIAN! Dorrans chips the ball into the area and Anichebe brings it down before getting his shot away, but Adrian brilliantly keeps it out with his legs. Dorrans then has a chance but fires just wide on the half-volley.
    • 88'
      West Ham will slow the game right down now as they have a free kick inside their own half. West Brom are just inches out at the moment with passes and crosses in particular.
    • 89'
      Throw in for West Brom down the right hand side. They have just a minute plus stoppage time to find an equaliser.
    • 90'
      We're going to have four minutes of stoppage time!

    Line Up




    Sam Allardyce
    David Moyes



    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 11 17
    Yellow Cards 2 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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