Saturday, April 07, 2007

Arsenal 0 West Ham 1

The first half was not completely one way traffic, but Arsenal created more than enough chances to deserve a half-time lead.

With Rosicky and Adebayor both shooting over from 8 yards out, Rosicky curling a ball wide of the right-hand post from outside the area and Green saving first at Ljungberg's feet and then from a Rosicky 20 yard effort the team in red must have thought a goal would eventually come.

On the stroke of half-time a goal did come, but for Booby Zamora and West Ham. In the 45th minute Lucas Neill pumped a ball forward and Zamora ran onto the ball and volleyed it over Lehman's head from just outside the area.

The second-half was all about excellent goalkeeping from Green and poor finishing from Arsenal. The best of Green's saves was a point blank save from Adebayor, which Green instinctively managed to scoop over the bar and the worst of Arsenal's misses was a Gilberto header which he managed to put wide from 6 yards when it looked easier to score.

Boa-Morte had the chance to extend West Ham's lead in the 87th minute. He tried to take the ball round Lehman, Lehman went down and Boa-Morte tried to chip the ball over the keeper but put the ball wide. It was a rare chance for West Ham in the second half and Arsenal should have made their pressure count but without Henry they seem to be firing blanks.

West Ham are now two points from 17th place - Come on you Irons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


At 5:17 PM, Blogger Keef said...




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