Premier League

  • D. Sakho 10’
  • 42’ S. Berahino
1 Half Time 1
Premier League
Boleyn Ground
Attendance 34,914


    • KICK OFF
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      West Ham break away on one last attack of the first half, but Amalfitano's cross from the right wing is poorly struck and ends up flying out of play for a goal kick.
    • 90'
      Morrison links up well with Sessegnon before trying to send a deft low cross in towards Varela, but it's cut out brilliantly by Reid, who then clears the danger.
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      Now it's West Brom on the front foot as they search for a late winner, but, despite their best efforts, they're unable to get a shot away after good build-up play.
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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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      Both teams now enjoy nine days off before West Ham travel to south Wales to face Swansea City and West Brom host Hull City at the Hawthorns.
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      After a very evenly fought game in which both sides enjoyed plenty of the ball, a point is arguably the most fair result. It's undoubtedly better for West Brom, who impressed at both ends of the pitch today and, as a result, pick up their first point away from home in almost a month, whilst it means
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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 substitutions during the half-time break.
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      A bright start by West Ham turned into a disappointing end as they head into the half-time break with the scoreline level at 1-1 after an impressive comeback by West Brom. The visitors have arguably been the better of the two sides since Sakho's opening goal, with Sessegnon being particularly danger
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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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      Meanwhile, West Brom caretaker bosses Keith Downing and Rob Kelly have also made two changes to the side that lost 2-0 against Stoke on Sunday, with Youssouf Mulumbu and Saido Berahino replacing Craig Gardner and Brown Ideye.
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      Sam Allardyce has made made two changes to the West Ham side that started the 2-1 defeat against Arsenal last weekend, with Carl Jenkinson and James Collins coming into the starting line-up to replace Joey O'Brien and James Tomkins, respectively.
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      West Bromwich Albion subtitutes: Myhill, Yacob, Gamboa, Dawson, Varela, Nabi, Ideye.
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      West Bromwich Albion XI (4-2-3-1): Foster; Wisdom, McAuley, Lescott, Baird; Mulumbu, Brunt; Dorrans, Sessegnon, Morrison; Berahino.
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      West Ham United substitutes: Jaaskelainen, O'Brien, Nolan, Noble, Jarvis, Cole, Valencia.
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      West Ham United XI (4-4-2): Adrian; Jenkinson, Collins, Reid, Cresswell; Amalfitano, Song, Downing, Kouyate; Carroll, Sakho.
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      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 afternoon...
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      It's a completely different story for West Brom, however. The Baggies have only managed to win one of their last nine Premier League games, the last three of which all ended in defeat, leaving them just one point clear of the relegation zone in 16th place ahead of what is sure to be another tough cl
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      The latter stages of 2014 proved to be difficult for West Ham and West Brom, with both ending the year with a defeat after tough clashes on Sunday afternoon. Today's hosts were beaten 2-1 by Arsenal, meaning that Sam Allardyce's side have now lost back-to-back Premier League games for the first time
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      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today's Premier League game between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion. 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! West Brom get us underway, attacking from left to right.
    • 3'
      West Brom win themselves an early free kick on the left wing, which is whipped in towards the penalty spot by Dorrans. The West Ham defence are only able to clear the ball as far as the Scottish midfielder, but Kouyate then does well to dispossess the West Brom man before kick-starting a swift count
    • 4'
      Again, West Brom break away quickly, causing West Ham problems. Sessegnon sprints through the centre of the hosts' midfield before being brought crashing to the ground by a poor challenge from behind by Kouyate, resulting in a yellow card for the Senegal international.
    • 4'
      Bright start by West Brom, who break away down the right flank before Wisdom sends a dangerous cross towards the edge of the six-yard box, but Collins is there to cut out the danger with a well-timed high boot.
    • 6'
      The resulting free kick fails to cause the West Ham defence too many problems but Sessegnon then picks up the ball midway inside the hosts' half of the pitch before darting towards the penalty area. He beats two players before unleashing a fierce shot that is blocked well by Collins and collected by
    • 8'
      Downing and Cresswell link up wonderfully on the edge of the West Brom penalty area before the latter is seemingly brought to the ground by McAuley, but, despite the West Ham defender's pleas, the referee chooses not to point to the penalty spot and instead waves play on.
    • 9'
      Wisdom fails to clear a dangerous cross, and Carroll then battles with Mulumbu in the air on the edge of the box. However, the big striker ends up climbing all over the West Brom midfielder, and the referee decides to award a free kick to the visitors, much to the annoyance of the home fans.
    • 10'
      G D. Sakho Assist A. Cresswell
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      The assist came from A. Cresswell.
    • 10'
      GOAL! West Ham have taken an early lead! Amalfitano tees up Cresswell, who darts into the left hand side of the penalty area before sending a wonderful cross into the heart of the box. It meets Sakho, who is easily able to beat Foster with a deft close-range header to make it 1-0 after only 10 minut
    • 12'
      Wisdom and Dorrans link up on the right wing before the latter sends the ball to Berahino on the edge of the box, but the striker ends up losing his footing and gifts the ball back to West Ham.
    • 14'
      With Wisdom out of position, West Ham break away quickly through Downing, who charges down the left flank before cutting inside. He beats McAuley and unleashes a close-range shot that Foster does well to save with a strong stop.
    • 16'
      Cresswell whips a deep cross towards Carroll at the back post but Foster does well to rush out and collect the ball before it's able to meet the head of the West Ham striker.
    • 18'
      West Brom push forward through Sessegnon, who tees up Berahino with a deft pass. The youngster spins around Reid near the penalty spot but can't quite get a shot away, forcing him to send the ball out to Morrison, who then fires a low cross past everyone inside the box.
    • 20'
      The visitors are enjoying a good spell of possession at the moment, but they're finding it incredibly difficult to find a way past West Ham's strong and well-disciplined back line, forcing them to pass the ball around patiently midway inside the hosts' half of the pitch.
    • 22'
      Sessegnon, with a sea of West Ham shirts camped in front of him, decides to fire an audacious shot from 25 yards out, but it's comfortably blocked by Collins.
    • 24'
      Great save by Adrian! Mulumbu beats Song on the right hand side of the penalty area before sending a brilliant cross towards Baird on the edge of the box. The defender then fires a rocket of a volley that seems destined for the right hand corner of the net, but the West Ham goalkeeper pulls off a sp
    • 26'
      What a miss by Sessegnon! West Brom do wonderfully well to keep the ball alive after patiently passing it around on the edge of the West Ham penalty area, but the attacking midfielder ends up sending his close-range shot wide of the near post, bringing an end to a dangerous attack.
    • 28'
      Kouyate is tripped over from behind by Mulumbu, resulting in a free kick just inside the West Brom half of the pitch. They take it quickly but are unable to keep hold of the ball for long before the visitors regain possession.
    • 30'
      Once again, Sessegnon picks up the ball just outside of the West Ham penalty area before sending a deft pass to Brunt, who then marginally misses the far corner of the goal with a good first-time shot from the left hand side of the box.
    • 32'
      Sakho is pushed in the back clumsily by McAuley, resulting in a free kick for the hosts in a dangerous position 30 yards out. After much discussion between the West Ham players, Downing finally chips the ball into the heart of the box, but it's comfortably headed away from danger by Lescott.
    • 33'
      Song sends a brilliant pass into the path of Sakho, who beats Lescott before firing a half-volley that bounces just wide of the far post, but the striker is flagged for offside, much to his annoyance.
    • 35'
      Mulumbu charges forward before being tripped over by Song, and West Brom are awarded a free kick just 10 yards or so outside of the hosts' box. The resulting set-piece is curled towards the bottom right hand corner of the goal by Brunt but it ends up missing its intended target by a few yards.
    • 37'
      Jenkinson beats Baird before sending a bouncing cross towards the near post where it meets Amalfitano, but the Frenchman's stooping header lacks the power or accuracy needed and harmlessly bounces wide of the goal.
    • 39'
      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.
    • 41'
      Sakho loses the ball to Wisdom on the left flank before immediately winning it back from the West Brom defender. He then whips a curling cross into the box, but it's cleared well by Lescott.
    • 42'
      G S. Berahino Assist A. Cresswell
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      The assist came from S. Sessègnon.
    • 42'
      GOAL! West Brom have equalised! They break away quickly through Sessegnon, who sprints towards the edge of the box before picking out Berahino with a wonderful pass across the face of goal. The striker then side-foots the ball into the back of the net to make it 1-1 with just a few minutes of the fi
    • 44'
      Jenkinson darts down the right flank before sending a dangerous bouncing cross towards the back post. It almost meets Sakho, but McAuley does well to nod the ball into the grateful hands of Foster.
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be one minute of added time.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 48'
      Strong start from West Ham! They break away down the right flank twice in quick succession but both times Foster does well to cut out the resulting crosses with strong saves.
    • 50'
      Berahino beats Reid on the edge of the West Ham penalty area before firing a low shot towards goal that takes a slight deflection off Collins, but Adrian is able to save the effort with a good diving save.
    • 52'
      It's all West Brom at the moment as they boss possession in the West Ham half of the pitch, but the hosts are doing well to keep the determined visitors at bay, despite the vast amount of pressure being forced upon them.
    • 54'
      The ball pinballs around the West Brom penalty area but no West Ham players are able to make any sort of real contact with it before the visitors finally clear the danger.
    • 55'
      SI M. Jarvis SO A. Cresswell
    • 55'
      West Ham have decided to make their first substitution of the game, with Jarvis coming on to take the place of Amalfitano.
    • 57'
      After a period of West Brom dominance, West Ham are now on the front foot, but, despite their best efforts, the sea of white shirts are keeping them at bay.
    • 59'
      Sakho brings the ball down well on the edge of the West Brom penalty area before drawing Mulumbu into fouling him clumsily, resulting in a free kick for West Ham in a very dangerous position 25 yards out.
    • 60'
      Cresswell hits the post! The left-back fires a spectacular shot from the resulting free kick that beats Foster before ricocheting off the woodwork. What a chance to make it 2-1!
    • 62'
      Downing cuts inside from the right flank before beating Mulumbu and curling a shot with his left foot, but it's slightly overhit and ends up flying over the top of the crossbar.
    • 64'
      Jenkinson does well to skip past Baird on the right flank but his deep cross is poor and ends up sailing out of play for a goal kick.
    • 66'
      Great play by Jarvis! The substitute cuts inside from the left flank before beating two West Brom defenders and sending a dangerous low cross into the heart of the penalty area, but it's cut out by McAuley before it's able to meet Carroll.
    • 67'
      SI C. Yacob SO A. Cresswell
    • 67'
      Yacob has come on to replace Mulumbu in West Brom's first change of the afternoon.
    • 69'
      Again, Jenkinson finds plenty of joy sprinting down the right flank but his cross is only able to find the hands of Foster after neither Sakho nor Carroll were able to get themselves into the penalty area in time.
    • 71'
      Scramble in the West Brom box! West Ham break away quickly and Downing twists and turns on the right hand side of the penalty area before sending a great low cross into the feet of Sakho. The striker is unable to get a shot away but the ball bobbles around the six-yard box before it's finally collec
    • 72'
      SI E. Valencia SO A. Cresswell
    • 72'
      Both sides have decided to take off their goalscorers with little under 20 minutes of the game left to play. On comes Valencia for West Ham, who takes the place of Sakho, who has picked up a slight back injury.
    • 73'
      SI B. Ideye SO A. Cresswell
    • 73'
      Meanwhile, for West Brom, Berahino has been taken off to be replaced by Ideye.
    • 75'
      Song sends a brilliant ball over the top of the West Brom defence and into the path of Jenkinson, who then whips a dangerous low cross into the heart of the penalty area. It meets Jarvis but he's unable to get a decent shot away, and instead his mishit effort ends up spinning into the hands of Foste
    • 77'
      Baird pushes forward on a rare marauding run into the West Ham half of the pitch, but he brings the attacking move to a disappointing end with a poor shot that flies well wide of the goal.
    • 79'
      SI Silvestre Varela SO A. Cresswell
    • 79'
      West Brom have decided to make their final change of the game, with Varela coming on to take the place of Dorrans for the final 10 minutes.
    • 81'
      It's all West Ham at the moment as they push forward in an attempt to find a late goal, but West Brom are doing extremely well to keep them at bay, with almost all available white shirts camped inside their own half of the pitch.
    • 83'
      Varela attempts to break away down the left flank but is unable to find a way past Collins before firing the ball out of play for a West Ham throw-in midway inside their own half of the pitch.
    • 84'
      SI C. Cole SO A. Cresswell
    • 84'
      West Brom have made their final substitution of the afternoon, and it's an attacking one, with Carroll making way for Cole.
    • 86'
      West Brom push forward well down the right flank and earn themselves a corner after a good tackle by Kouyate. The resulting set-piece is swung towards the edge of the six-yard box by Brunt but is comfortably stopped by Adrian.
    • 88'
      Yacob wins back possession before Morrison kick-starts a dangerous-looking West Brom counter attack. However, they take too long on the ball and are forced to work back towards the halfway line.
    • 89'
      Sessegnon cuts inside and finds himself in acres of space on the edge of the West Ham penalty area, but a poor shot trickles wide of the far post and fails to cause Adrian any problems.
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be four minutes of added time.

    Line Up




    David Moyes
    Sam Allardyce



    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 7 13
    Yellow Cards 1 0
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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