Premier League

  • M. Antonio 10’
  • A. Carroll 55’
0 Extra Time 0
2 Full Time 0
1 Half Time 0
02/01/2016
Premier League
Boleyn Ground
Attendance 34,977

    Timeline

    • KICK OFF
    • PENALTY SHOOTOUT
    • 45'
      Another determined Liverpool attack, which will surely be their last of the first half, is once again dealt with by West Ham's strong centre-backs before Valencia tries to push forward, but he's clumsily tackled as he tries to break away, resulting in a free kick for the hosts that, unsurprisingly,
    • 45'
      West Ham are unable to break out of their own half of the pitch, allowing Liverpool to flood forward once again. They win themselves a free kick on the left flank, which Moreno flings into the heart of the penalty area, but, as has been the case so many times thus far, Collins is there to clear the
    • HALF TIME
    • 45'
      Can hits the crossbar! Ibe twists and turns on the right flank before cutting the ball into the feet of Firmino. With his back to goal, the Brazilian tees up the aforementioned German, who immediately unleashes a rocket of a shot that beats Adrian before ricocheting off the crossbar. That was much b
    • EXTRA TIME
    • 45'
      Once again, Ibe and Firmino link up well on the edge of the West Ham penalty area before the Brazilian tries to spin and find a teammate, but this time Noble is there to dispossess him with a poked tackle before Kouyate attempts to break away on a counter-attack.
    • 90'
      Liverpool push forward on yet another attack, which will surely be their last of the game, but West Ham have every available player back inside the their own half of the pitch to snuff out the danger. That is surely that for the visitors, who simply haven't been good enough today.
    • 45'
      West Ham are remaining deep inside their own half of the pitch as they look to take their slender lead into the half-time break. Liverpool work the ball around quickly just outside of the hosts' penalty area before Moreno eventually decides to unleash a strike from 25 yards out, but Obiang does well
    • 90'
      What a chance for Allen to get Liverpool back into the game! Coutinho drifts out to the left-hand side of the penalty area before whipping a lovely cross towards the back post. It meets the substitute, who, under no pressure whatsoever, has a great opportunity to score, but he ends up sending his bu
    • 0'
      As for Liverpool, they will be thoroughly disappointed with their performance today. It's been a topsy turvy season for them and they have failed to find any consistency whatsoever, and today's defeat was another low point for them. They remain in eighth place as a result but could drop to 10th if b
    • 0'
      The referee blows his whistle for the final time and confirms an impressive victory for West Ham. They thoroughly deserve all three points after putting in an excellent performance from start to finish, and they did wonderfully well to nullify Liverpool's front line before hitting them on the counte
    • 0'
      FULL-TIME: WEST HAM UNITED 2-0 LIVERPOOL
    • 0'
      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.
    • 0'
      West Ham have certainly been the better of the two sides thus far, and, as a result, they head into the half-time break with a well-deserved one-goal lead. Early pressure from the hosts, coupled with poor defending from Liverpool, resulted in Antonio finding the back of the net after just 10 minutes
    • 0'
      HALF-TIME: WEST HAM UNITED 1-0 LIVERPOOL
    • 0'
      The two sides are making their way out onto the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
    • 0'
      Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has made two alterations to the side that beat Sunderland 1-0 during the week, with Adam Lallana and Jordan Henderson, the latter of whom is injured once again, making way for Lucas Leiva and Jordan Ibe.
    • 0'
      Slaven Bilic has decided to make three changes to the West Ham side that started the aforementioned win against Southampton, with Aaron Cresswell, Manuel Lanzini and Andy Carroll coming into the starting line-up to replace Carl Jenkinson, Alex Song and Mauro Zarate, respectively. Meanwhile, there’s
    • 0'
      Liverpool substitutes: Bogdan, Smith, Toure, Brannagan, Randall, Allen, Lallana.
    • 0'
      Liverpool XI (4-2-3-1): Mignolet; Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno; Can, Lucas; Ibe, Coutinho, Firmino; Benteke.
    • 0'
      West Ham United substitutes: Randolph, Jenkinson, Obiang, Song, Payet, Zarate, Jelavic.
    • 0'
      West Ham United XI (4-2-3-1): Adrian; Tomkins, Collins, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Noble, Kouyate; Antonio, Lanzini, Valencia; Carroll.
    • 0'
      There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up this afternoon…
    • 0'
      West Ham head into today’s game with recent history on their side, and they will have fond memories of the 3-0 thumping that they handed Liverpool when the two sides last met back in August. A lot has changed since then, however, and the Hammers’ struggles in front of goal could damage their chances
    • 0'
      As for Liverpool, they have struggled to find consistency in a season that has exposed the best and the worst of the team. Impressive victories against Chelsea and Manchester City were followed by disappointing defeats against Newcastle United and Watford, but they have started to look far more soli
    • 0'
      East London plays host to the first Premier League clash of 2016, and it brings together two sides that are separated by just one place and one point after enjoying very similar seasons thus far. For West Ham, the latter half of 2015 was one that started in such promising fashion before descending i
    • 0'
      Good afternoon and welcome to our live text commentary of today’s Premier League game between West Ham United and Liverpool at Upton Park.
    • 1'
      And we're off! Liverpool get us underway, attacking from left to right.
    • 3'
      Coutinho charges down the left wing and cuts inside past Tomkins before teeing up Lucas. The Brazilian then tries to poke a pass through the West Ham defence and into the path of Benteke, but Collins is there to stick out a foot to stop it from doing so.
    • 4'
      Early chance for Ibe! West Ham are underway to fully clear the danger, allowing Liverpool to come back quickly. Can and Coutinho link up well just outside of the hosts' penalty area before the latter tees up the aforementioned youngster, who cuts inside before unleashing a thumping low shot that bea
    • 6'
      There seems to be some concern about Valencia, who has been feeling his hamstring for the past few minutes after darting down the left flank in an attempt to reach a loose ball forward. Payet is now warming up on the touchline just in case the Ecuadorian is unable to continue.
    • 7'
      Can and Valencia clash in the middle of the pitch, with the West Ham forward being clattered into by a high boot from the German, resulting in a free kick for the hosts near the halfway line. They take it short before Lanzini embarks on a marauding run forward, but Lucas does well to dispossess him
    • 8'
      Chance for Antonio! A poor pass from Lucas is cut out well by Noble, who then pokes the ball over to the winger. He cuts inside and immediately unleashes a low strike towards the bottom left-hand corner of the net, but it ends up missing the far post by a yard or so.
    • 10'
      G M. Antonio Assist E. Valencia
    • 10'
      That was a wonderful cross from Valencia, but questions have to be asked of the Liverpool defence, who failed to close down the Ecuadorian and looked at sixes at sevens inside the penalty area.
    • 10'
      GOAL! West Ham have taken the lead! Moreno is dispossessed far down the left flank, allowing West Ham to break away on a blisteringly quick counter-attack. Valencia flies down the wing before curling a wonderful cross over to the far post, where Antonio beats Clyne with ease before sending a bullet
    • 12'
      Great chance for Carroll! Cresswell twists and turns on the left flank before chipping a beautiful cross into the heart of the penalty area. It drops straight onto the head of the aforementioned striker, but his downward header ends up bouncing into the hands of Mignolet.
    • 14'
      After weathering a West Ham storm, Liverpool patiently try to work their way towards the hosts' penalty area. Clyne and Ibe initially do well and link up just outside of the box, but just as he's about to unleash a cross the young winger is dispossessed by Noble.
    • 16'
      Liverpool are currently bossing possession and working the ball around inside the West Ham half of the pitch, but the hosts are finding it easy to sit deep and defend against the visitors, who are failing to turn their dominance off the ball into chances on goal.
    • 17'
      Lanzini hits the post! The Argentine finds himself in space just outside of the Liverpool penalty area on the left-hand side of the pitch. After receiving the ball from Valencia he immediately unleashes an excellent 20-yard strike that swerves violently in the air before ricocheting off the woodwork
    • 18'
      And now Antonio goes close once again! West Ham quickly win back possession thanks to good play from Cresswell down the left wing. The full-back then sends another dangerous cross into the penalty area, where it finds the aforementioned goalscorer in front of goal, but his poked shot ends up looping
    • 19'
      Lanzini cynically tugs on Can's shirt as the German tries to break away quickly, and as a result he ends up receiving the first yellow card of the game.
    • 21'
      Great tackle by Moreno! A Liverpool corner quickly turns into a West Ham counter-attack, with Antonio charging down the left flank after a good clearance from Carroll. The winger cuts inside before teeing up Valencia, who then penetrates the penalty area, but just as he's about to shoot the aforemen
    • 23'
      Noble does well to break down an attempted Liverpool attack before trying to kick-start one for West Ham, but just as he's about to penetrate the visitors' half of the pitch he's clattered into by the outstretched foot of Lucas, who stamps on the Hammers captain and earns himself a yellow card as a
    • 24'
      After a few moments on the ground receiving medical treatment, Noble makes his way off the pitch, but it looks as if he's going to able to continue after making a quick recovery.
    • 25'
      What a chance for Benteke! A slip from Collins allows a bouncing pass from Firmino to find the Belgian just outside of the West Ham penalty area. He controls the ball well before trying to penetrate the box, but his final touch is poor and takes it away from his feet, allowing Tomkins to dive in and
    • 27'
      The ball bounces around the edge of the West Ham penalty area, with neither Coutinho nor Benteke able to beat the sea of defenders camped directly in front of them. The Brazilian is eventually able to tee up Ibe, who tries to beat Cresswell on the right-hand side of the box but, under pressure from
    • 29'
      Chance for Valencia! Antonio battles hard down the right wing, where he takes advantage of sloppy defending from Moreno and Firmino to break into the right-hand side of the Liverpool box. He then tees up Valencia, who skips past Sakho but, off balance, ends up firing his close-range strike well wide
    • 31'
      A half-hearted West Ham attacking move breaks down deep down the left wing, allowing Liverpool to try and break away quickly. Clyne and Ibe initially do well to skip past several players before the latter cuts inside and tees up Can, but the German takes too long on the ball and is dispossessed by a
    • 33'
      Clyne breaks down the right flank and goes one-on-one with Cresswell, but he's unable to find a way past the West Ham full-back and is forced into firing a cross out for a corner. The set-piece is whipped towards the back post but is sent far too deep and fails to cause the hosts any problems.
    • 34'
      Firmino goes close! Moreno picks up the ball on the left wing and immediately sends a dangerous cross into the heart of the West Ham penalty area. It finds Benteke, whose headed effort bounces off the chest of Carroll and into the path of the Brazilian. He only has Adrian to beat, but his poked, clo
    • 35'
      Adrian stays down on the ground after being clattered into by Firmino, but after receiving medical treatment for a few moments he's able to continue once again.
    • 37'
      Liverpool work the ball around really well just outside of the West Ham penalty area, with Benteke, who has looked sharper over the past few minutes, playing a particularly important role in the attacking move. The Belgian tees up Firmino, who then unleashes a thumping strike from the edge of the bo
    • 38'
      There are worried looks on the faces of the West Ham fans, as it looks as if Lanzini's day is done. The Argentine drops to the ground off the ball and immediately points to his thigh, indicating that his previous injury has flared up once again.
    • 39'
      SI Pedro Obiang SO E. Valencia
    • 39'
      Lanzini receives a standing ovation from the home fans as he gingerly makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Obiang.
    • 41'
      Liverpool flood forward as they look to continue putting pressure on West Ham, but the hosts have almost every player back in their own half of the pitch and camped behind the ball. It eventually bounces out to Moreno on the left flank, but the Spaniard can only send his cross straight to Cresswell,
    • 42'
      Cresswell goes close! A poor header from Lovren results in a throw-in for West Ham deep down the right flank. It's flung into the middle of the penalty area, where it's nodded onto the aforementioned left-back at the far post, but his thumping half-volley is deflected off the outstretched foot of Cl
    • 44'
      A poor pass from Firmino sends the ball straight into the feet of Valencia, who immediately darts down the left flank. He heads towards the byline before trying to penetrate the penalty area, but the Brazilian does well to get back and atone for his error.
    • 45'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be five minutes of added time.
    • 46'
      And we're underway once again!
    • 48'
      Ibe holds up the ball well before spinning and teeing up Coutinho, who immediately unleashes a thumping strike from 25 yards out. There's far too much power on the shot, however, and it ends up flying well over the top of the crossbar as a result.
    • 50'
      Clyne and FIrmino link up well on the right-hand side of the West Ham penalty area, with the latter being put under plenty of pressure from Ogbonna. The aforementioned right-back then fires a low cross into the middle of the box, but it's poorly hit and can only find Noble.
    • 52'
      What a chance for Benteke! Moreno is left in far too much room on the left wing, allowing him to receive the ball comfortably before sending a bouncing cross into the middle of the box. It finds the big Belgian, but his first-time volley is completely mishit and ends up spinning well wide of the goa
    • 53'
      After spending the opening seven minutes of the second period on the back foot, West Ham are finally able to break out of their own half of the pitch before earning themselves a throw-in on the left wing. Antonio flings it into the heart of the Liverpool box, where it looks set to find Carroll, but
    • 55'
      G A. Carroll Assist E. Valencia
    • 55'
      Once again, a West Ham goal is set up by a brilliant cross from the right wing. Moreno stepped up too quickly and left Noble in space down the flank, allowing him to control the ball under no pressure whatsoever before perfectly setting up Carroll.
    • 55'
      GOAL! It's 2-0! Noble breaks down the right flank and takes advantage of the space left behind by Moreno, who is nowhere to be seen. The captain then swings a beautiful cross towards the back post, where Carroll rises high above Clyne before beating Mignolet with a bullet of a header that flies into
    • 57'
      Another chance for Benteke flies well wide of the goal! A looping cross finds the Belgian in front of goal, and he initially clips the ball over the head of Tomkins before unleashing a thumping volley, but it's completely mishit and clears the top of the crossbar by quite some distance.
    • 59'
      Once again, a cross penetrates the West Ham penalty area and finds Benteke, but the Belgian is unable to fully control the ball before Lucas chests it into the hands of Adrian. It looks as if Liverpool are going to make a change as they desperately try to find a way back into the game.
    • 60'
      Firmino is dragged to the ground by Obiang, resulting in a free kick for Liverpool in a dangerous position just outside of the West Ham penalty area. Coutinho steps up and unleashes a shot from the set-piece, but it fails to trouble Adrian before the ball bounces out for a goal kick.
    • 61'
      SI B. Smith SO E. Valencia
    • 61'
      SI A. Lallana SO E. Valencia
    • 61'
      And the second is Smith, who takes the place of Moreno.
    • 61'
      Liverpool have decided to make a double substitution. The first player to come on is Lallana, who replaces Firmino.
    • 63'
      West Ham are looking increasingly comfortable at both ends of the pitch, with Liverpool failing to cause them too many problems. The visitors are starting to tire and, as a result, the Hammers' defence are finding it easy to protect their two-goal lead.
    • 64'
      SI D. Payet SO E. Valencia
    • 64'
      Payet receives a rousing reception from the West Ham fans as he makes his way onto the pitch to replace Valencia.
    • 66'
      Deep defending from West Ham once again frustrates the Liverpool front line, who are quickly running out of ideas whenever they're able to push into the final third of the pitch. As a result, Ibe decides to unleash a thumping strike from 30 yards out, but it's overhit and clears the top of the cross
    • 68'
      What a chance for West Ham to make it 3-0! Payet and Cresswell link up wonderfully well on the left wing before the full-back chips a beautiful cross into the middle of the box. It finds Carroll, who forces Mignolet into making a great save with another bullet header. The goalkeeper's clearance can
    • 70'
      West Ham push forward once again before earning themselves a corner on the right flank. It's whipped in by Payet and is only half cleared by the Liverpool defence, resulting in it finding Obiang on the edge of the box, but the midfielder's attempted volley ends up flying safely wide of the near post
    • 72'
      Liverpool move the ball around quickly just outside of the West Ham penalty area before Clyne whips a dangerous low cross towards the edge of the six-yard box. It looks set to find Benteke, but Ogbonna does wonderfully well to stick out a foot at the vital moment to stop it from doing so.
    • 74'
      Ibe threads a lovely through-ball into the left-hand side of the penalty area, where Smith beats Antonio with ease before breaking into the box. The youngster then looks to send a low cross towards Benteke but the aforementioned winger does well to recover before knocking the ball out for a corner,
    • 75'
      Coutinho twists and turns on the edge of the West Ham penalty area before going one-on-one with Adrian, but the Brazilian's final touch is poor and, as a result, the Spaniard is able to dart out before dispossessing the attacking midfielder before he's able to unleash a shot.
    • 76'
      Smith skips past Antonio on the left flank and heads towards the byline before sending a deep cross right onto the boot of Benteke, but once again the Belgian striker ends up skying his effort over the top of the crossbar.
    • 77'
      Coutinho is fouled on the left wing, resulting in a free kick for Liverpool in a dangerous position. Lallana sends a fabulous ball into the middle of the penalty area, but Collins is there to nod it over the top of the crossbar before it can find Benteke.
    • 78'
      Off the line! The resulting corner is nodded onto Lucas, who then unleashes a close-range strike. It looks set to find the bottom left-hand corner of the net but Noble is there to clear the danger with a vital volley.
    • 80'
      It's all kicking off inside the penalty area! Yet another Liverpool corner results in a chance on goal for Lucas after Coutinho's thumping effort is blocked by Carroll near the line. The Brazilian defensive midfielder ends up skying his volley over the top of the crossbar before the visitors scream
    • 82'
      SI J. Allen SO E. Valencia
    • 82'
      Liverpool have made their final change of the game, and it's an attacking one, with Allen coming on to replace Sakho for the final 10 minutes.
    • 84'
      Carroll goes close to making it 3-0! West Ham break away incredibly quickly, with Antonio flying down the right flank before teeing up Noble. The captain penetrates the penalty area before forcing Mignolet into making a good save, before the aforementioned striker can only send his poked follow-up i
    • 86'
      SI C. Jenkinson SO E. Valencia
    • 86'
      Antonio receives a standing ovation from the West Ham fans as he's replaced by Jenkinson in a defensive change for the hosts.
    • 88'
      After sitting deep to successfully deal with another half-hearted Liverpool attacking move, West Ham try to break away quickly down the right flank as they look to hold onto the ball near the corner flag. Jenkinson battles hard with Smith but ends up fouling the youngster near the byline, resulting
    • 89'
      Great chance for Kouyate! Once again, West Ham pick Liverpool apart on the counter-attack, and this time it's Payet who flies forward. The Frenchman breaks towards the visitors' penalty area before picking out the aforementioned midfielder with a lovely through-ball, but his thumping strike is beate
    • 90'
      The fourth official has indicated that there will be three minutes of added time.
    • FULL TIME

    Line Up

    ACTIVE
    Goalkeeper
    spain
    Adrián
    13
    Midfielder
    equatorial guinea
    Pedro Obiang
    14
    39'Substituted

    SUBSTITUTES

    Defender
    spain
    Alberto Moreno
    18
    61'Substituted
    Attacker
    brazil
    Roberto Firmino
    9
    61'Substituted

    MANAGERS

    chile
    Manuel Pellegrini
    germany
    Jürgen Klopp

    Statistics

    OVERVIEW

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

    POSSESSION

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

    ATTACK

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

    DEFENCE

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

    DISCIPLINE

    Fouls Conceded 10 8
    Yellow Cards 1 1
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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