Premier League

  • A. Carroll 11’
  • 64’ S. Prödl
0 Extra Time 0
3 Full Time 1
2 Half Time 0
Premier League
Boleyn Ground
Attendance 34,857


    • KICK OFF
    • 45'
      So close to a third from the hosts as they almost score another in quick concession. An unnmarked Lanzini will kick himself after missing from just 10 yards out.
    • 90'
      Mike Dean blows for full time.
    • 90'
      SI J. Collins SO D. Payet
    • 90'
      Payet is replaced by James Collins in the final substitution of the game.
    • 90'
      It's a silly foul by Amrabat who earns himself a second yellow deep into injury time. Sanchez Flores won't be happy with that.
    • 90'
      Deeney's low hard shot is his straight at Adrian after Ogbanna gifted his side a penalty.
    • 90'
      It's an excellent save from Adrian who is able to put to Deeny's shot out for a corner virtually securing his side all three points.
    • 0'
      The win means that West Ham have set a new club record of 15 home games unbeaten, what a way to end their final season at the Boleyn. The Hammers are now up to sixth, whilst Watford remain 13th.
    • 0'
      Watford weren't as bad as the scoreline may suggest and looked defiant in the second-half as Prodl scored an excellent consolation volley for the visitors. The lack of clinical finishers let them down, as did conceding two needless penalities.
    • 0'
      A 3-1 win for West Ham keeps their European hopes firmly alive. Carroll scored the opening goal early in the game and two Mark Noble penalties were enough to secure all three points for the Hammers.
    • 0'
      There hasn't been an awful lot to separate to the two sides here at the Boleyn but the hosts certainly look the more threatening when attacking. As things stand, West Ham are currently sixth and in contention for a Europa League spot.
    • 0'
      Half-time: It's 2-0 to West Ham thanks to Andy Carroll and a Mark Noble penalty.
    • 0'
      The teams are out, handshakes done...
    • 0'
      The head-to-head record lies in Watford’s favour, with West Ham winning just one of their past seven matches. However, West Ham’s current home form is something the visitor’s will be wary of, they are currently 14 games unbeaten at the Boleyn and should they avoid defeat tonight, it will be a new cl
    • 0'
      Quique Sanchez Flores has fielded several changes from his side’s 1-0 win at West Brom, with one eye on Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final with Crystal Palace. Nyom, Britos, Ake, Capoue, Watson, Ighalo and Deeney have been omitted from the the starting eleven. Paredes, Cathcart, Holebas, Suarez, Behrami,
    • 0'
      Diafro Sakho’s return for West Ham means Slaven Billic has a fully fit squad at his disposal. A win for the hosts could see them leapfrog Manchester United into fifth place and in contention for a Europa League spot.
    • 0'
      Watford Subs: Pantilimon, Nyom, Britos, Watson, Anya, Berghuis, Deeney.
    • 0'
      Watford: Gomes (C), Paredes, Prödl, Cathcart, Holebas, Suarez, Behrami; Guedioura, Jurado, Abdi, Amrabat.
    • 0'
      West Ham Subs: Randolph, Byram, Tomkins, Collins, Obiang, Moses, Emenike.
    • 0'
      West Ham: Adrian, Antonio, Reid, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Noble (C), Kouyate, Lanzini, Payet, Sakho, Carrol.
    • 0'
      Welcome to our live commentary of West Ham v Watford in the Premier League. Watford travel to the Boleyn Ground for the last time tonight and a win for the Hornets will take them to within touching distance of the top ten.
    • 1'
      Watford to get us underway as the West Ham fans finish their classic rendition of forever blowing bubbles.
    • 2'
      The ball is kicked towards Mario Suarez but Mark Noble is alert to make sure nothing comes of it.
    • 4'
      No chances for either side so far and they both look to get the game going.
    • 5'
      Both teams are lined-up in a 4-4-2 formation in what is likely to be a close game. The pair have both had a good campaign and will look to continue that in the final games of the season.
    • 6'
      It's a free-kick to West Ham as Abdi fouls Antonio from 30 yards. Payet to take...
    • 7'
      Gomes, fresh from his penalty heroics at the weekend, is there to clear Payet's attempt. It was a clever delivery from the midfielder but a full stretched Gomes dealt with it well.
    • 11'
      G A. Carroll Assist D. Payet
    • 11'
      GOAL! Carroll makes it six in six as he volleys Payet's cross past a helpless Gomes. The Watford defence will be disappointed with how easily the striker ran past them to finish.
    • 11'
      It's an execellent ball by Payet to Carroll from the left-hand side.
    • 13'
      Payet is making himself known and Cathcart is going have to be well alert as Sakho almost escapes him to convert Payet's cross.
    • 14'
      It's clever link-up play from Sakho and Payet again as they cause trouble for the Watford defence, thankfully for the visitors the striker is flagged offside.
    • 16'
      West Ham are on the attack again and unsurprisingly it's Payet leading the charge, but Cresswell just can't find a West Ham body in the box and the visitors are able to clear.
    • 17'
      A fine save from Adrian as Watford seek an equaliser. Jurado, perhaps given too much space by the hosts, shoots from 25 yards, forcing the goalkeeper to parry his powerful, but low, attempt.
    • 20'
      Watford have found their tempo now as they look for a response to the goal but Jurado just couldn't quite make the stretch to execute the attack.
    • 22'
      it's a yellow card for Prodl for bringing down Sakho. Sanchez Flores is clearly bemused by the referees decision as he complains to the fourth official.
    • 23'
      Payet takes the resulting free-kick from roughly 40 yards out and manages to drive it past the wall but Gomes dived right and was able to save.
    • 24'
      It's a free-kick in a promising position for Watford after Antonio fouls Jurado, unforunately for the Hornets, they are unable to create anything as a combination of Reid and Carroll clear their lines.
    • 26'
      Yet another free-kick, this time to West Ham which Payet takes from the byline but it's headed well over by Carroll.
    • 29'
      Close! Payet goes close to doubling his side's lead as he attempts to half-chip the ball over Gomes but it sails just over. An attack which initially looked promising for Watford ended in a dangerous counter by the hosts, something which the visitors ought to be wary of.
    • 32'
      Watford are creating all of the right chances here but there never seems to be any real strikers in the box to finish. Amrabat attempts a low drive from 25 yards but Adrian is there. The Hornets look seemingly threatening from long-range.
    • 35'
      Sakho is unhappy after an apparent foul down the right ends in a Watford throw. The striker is impressing on his return to the side after a supposed disagreement with his manager.
    • 37'
      Payet is edging closer to doubling West Ham's lead after controlling Carroll's long-ball to curl no more than a yard wide.
    • 38'
      It's a touching tribute at the Boleyn as the whole ground get on their feet to applaud the late Dylan Tombides. Sanchez Flores has also joined in the tribute.
    • 41'
      Sakho is denied a goal on his return as he forces Gomes into a full stretch following a clever ball from Carroll.
    • 44'
      It's a penalty to West Ham after Sakho is needlessly brought to ground by Holebas...
    • 45'
      Noble makes no mistake as he sends Gomes the wrong way to double his side's lead. The third penalty the keeper has faced in two matches and the first he's conceded.
    • 46'
      Less than 12 seconds into the half and it's agonisingly close to a third from West Ham as Sakho catches Holebas sleeping to beat him to the ball. Unfortunately for the striker it bobbles narrowly wide.
    • 46'
      The sides are back out and it's West Ham who will get us underway for the second-half.
    • 48'
      West Ham have started the second-half well and whilst Watford showed moments of promise in the opening 45 minutes, they face an uphill challenge if they are going to get anything here.
    • 49'
      It's a mesmerising run from Lanzini as he skips past a number of Watford defenders with a string of step-overs only to be stopped by the last man.
    • 51'
      Chance! It's Watford's best chance of the game as Lanzini gifts them a golden opportunity, Jurado collects the ball from him and crosses it to Abdi it fires over from 12 yards. The visitors know they should do better.
    • 52'
      It's a horror show from Abdi after missing a sitter at the other end of the field, he then concedes a penalty after bringing down Antonio in the box. No question about the decision.
    • 53'
      PENALTY! Noble scores his second of the night from the spot to make it 3-0 to West Ham.
    • 56'
      SI S. Berghuis SO D. Payet
    • 56'
      Jurado, who has been one of Watford's most threatening players tonight, makes way for Steven Berghuis as Sanchez Flores looks to change things.
    • 56'
      Watford's lack of clinical finishers have punished them tonight, as they clearly miss the presence of Deeney and Ighalo.
    • 57'
      SI I. Anya SO D. Payet
    • 57'
      Guedioura, who has had little impact in tonight's game, makes way for Ikechi Anya.
    • 59'
      The race for Europe is certainly hotting up tonight as Liverpool and Man United are both leading. West Ham currently lead Liverpool by a two point advantage whereas United are three points ahead of the Hammers.
    • 62'
      Carroll looks in pain as he cluthces ribs after going to ground. Billic looks concerned as he watches from the touchline but the striker looks able to continue.
    • 64'
      G S. Prödl Assist D. Payet
    • 64'
      GOAL! Where did Prodl pull that from!? It's a lovely finish from the Watford man who hits Berghuis' free-kick with a sweet first-time volley.
    • 64'
      It was a well worked free-kick from Berghuis to set Prodl up...
    • 66'
      It was an excellent hit from Prodl and the goal will surely boost Watford's spirits. Can the Hornets salvage anything here?
    • 67'
      Berghuis is proving to be an influential sub as he goes close to a second for Watford, his left-footed strike just skimming the side-netting.
    • 71'
      Mike Dean puts Suarez in the book for bringing down Lanzini.
    • 72'
      West Ham take the resulting free-kick quick but Watford are alert.
    • 74'
      The Hammers clearly mean business as they seek a fourth goal to put themselves out of danger but Watford seem to be dealing with the pressure well.
    • 76'
      SI T. Deeney SO D. Payet
    • 76'
      Amrabat goes into the book.
    • 76'
      Watford are showing they're not ready to accept defeat just yet as Sanchez Flores opts to replace Abdi with Troy Deeney. A subsitution which the visiting supporters are vocally bouyed by.
    • 78'
      SI V. Moses SO D. Payet
    • 78'
      Sakho is replaced by Victor Moses as we enter the latter stages of the game. The striker had an impressive and involved performance in his return to the side.
    • 79'
      Anya races forward looking to create an opening for Deeney but Antonio is there to outmuscle him.
    • 80'
      Anya is there again as he catches Antonio out of position and races to collect Berghuis' through-ball but it's poor from the midfielder as he fails to hit his first touch right.
    • 82'
      Holebas knocks Moses over offering West Ham a chance to kill the game off but Payet's delivery just escapes Carroll and Watford are able to clear.
    • 83'
      Save! It's an excellent save from Gomes at point-blank range as Moses hooks Carroll's flick on straight at the keeper.
    • 85'
      Another chance wasted by West Ham on what's been a frustrating night for Lanzini. He scoops Antonio's through-ball into row z.
    • 87'
      SI E. Emenike SO D. Payet
    • 87'
      Carroll makes way for Emmanuel Emenike. It's been a good night for the striker who scored the opener.
    • 89'
      Moses stumbles his way through the Watford defenders to create a half chance but fires an unconvincing attempt just wide.
    • 90'
      Good play from Anya forces Adrian into a smart save, the midfielder hit a delivery across the face of goal but Adrian gets to it before Deeney can.

    Line Up




    David Moyes
    Vladimir Ivic



    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 10 15
    Yellow Cards 0 3
    Red Cards 0 0
    Offsides 0 0

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