Saturday, August 30, 2008

West Ham 4 Blackburn 1

West Ham opened the scoring in the 12th minute. Davenport rose at least a foot higher than everyone else in the box to meet a Faubert corner and head home from 6 yards. In the 19th minute Faubert pulled the ball back on the right wing to the edge of the penalty area. Noble hit the ball goalwards, the ball seemed to brush Samba and maybe Ashton on its way into the back of the net. Ashton claimed the goal, it was given as an own goal off Samba but the dodgy goals panel may well give it to Noble.

In the 21st minute Jason Roberts scored from 11 yards to make it 2-1. In the 30th minute Derbyshire put the ball in the back of the net again for Blackburn but was given offside.

For the rest of the half West Ham seemed to be coasting without creating much. In the 36th minute Etherington broke down the left and crossed into the box. Cole beat two defenders to the ball but headed over from 6 yards. Then with a minute to go before half-time Samba seemed to bring down Cole in the box but the referee gave nothing.

Two minutes into the second half and a Blackburn free-kick hit the raised arm of Cole and Blackburn were awarded a penalty. Roberts took the penalty and Green saved well low down to his right.

In the 62nd minute Davenport fired across the mouth of the goal from out wide on the right and just missed wide of the far post. A minute after that Derbyshire was put clean through. Green came out and from seven yards Derbyshire lifted the ball over Green and over the crossbar as well.

In the 67th minute Bellamy came on for Ashton. In the 71st minute a cross from Derbyshire was met by Emerton 6 yards out but his downward header was saved by Green with his feet.

In the 93rd minute Behrami pumped the ball up field and Bellamy fired home from 12 yards from the right side of penalty area. Two minutes later and Cole made it 4-1 after Parker passed the ball inside from the edge of the box to find Cole four yards out. All Cole had to do was smash the ball home.

Third place in the league, West Ham's best league start in nine years and Sp#rs bottom.

Curbs out Now ;)


At 5:00 PM, Anonymous Footballs said...


At 5:07 PM, Blogger Keir Clarke said...

Great result - but it still looked dodgy until three minutes into injury time.

At 5:09 PM, Anonymous Ian the Hammer said...

Wasn't the best performance but we've got to give Curbs some breathing space now.

Come on you Irons!

At 5:11 PM, Blogger marc said...

GET IN! Lets hope this is the start of a good season after all - still a couple days left of the transfer window too. Things are looking bright again after all the journo anti-hammer moaning, can't wait to see MOTD try and dodge the analysis on this one. I'm a very happy hammer indeed!

At 5:12 PM, Blogger Keir Clarke said...

If Bellamy can stay fit he should make all the difference.

At 5:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

why do so many west ham fans want curbs out! what has he done so wrong?? apart from losing 3-0 to man city we've done pretty well. the board and nani are to blame for our poor transfer market dealings! curbs should stay!!!

At 5:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

well the board clearly have no backing of curbs or they wouldnt do deals behind his back and i feel they just need an excuse

At 6:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Completely agree with the above.....the board tend to do a lot without curbs knowing! Lets hope the curbs gets a break now!!

At 9:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we rode our luck at times,but you need that in football, curbs is ok just not sure if he will have the pulling power to bring in a couple of world class players once the board have sorted the finances out. good times to come for us hammers and its been well overdue !!!!

At 9:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

curbs aint bad ! remember he is a west ham man through and through so we should be thankful to have a manager who loves our club as much as we do!!!!! we need to get behind curbs and the lads so the board dont get a reason to sack him !!


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