Saturday, September 13, 2008

West Brom 3 West Ham 2

What happens when you sell half your defence? Inevitably you leak goals.

Before this game West Brom had managed just one goal this season. Today James Morrison, Roman Bednar and Chris Brunt all managed to get the best of a poor West Ham defence.

Even worse for West Ham Dean Ashton picked up his usual injury and was forced off after only 17 minutes. Di Michele came on for Ashton and looked lively. He played a big part in Noble's goal, meeting a Davenport cross with his head. Carson kept the shot out but Noble tapped in the rebound to equalise after an early West Brom goal.

In the 36th minute West Ham then took the lead when Neill converted a corner. The lead didn't last long however as almost straight from the restart Green was deemed to have brought down a West Brom player in the box. Jason Roberts then knocked home the penalty.

West Ham held on for most of the the second half but with five minutes remaining Brunt got the winner for the home side.

3 Comments:

At 8:54 PM, Anonymous Ian the Hammer said...

Lets be a bit sensible here. The 2 defenders in question hadn't really had much/any football this season. 8 mil for Anton was good business & as much as I liked Linda, I dont think we'll miss him that much. The game swung both ways & both us & WBA could have scored a few goals more. We want exciting football & as long as we win enough games to stay in the divison & a couple of good cup runs I'll be happy.

 
At 12:08 AM, Blogger Keir Clarke said...

It's only good money and good business if you get better players in (or have better players to come in). We might have better defenders but with West Ham's injury problems I think we could be really stretched in defence this season.

Attractive football is one thing but losing to West Brom is another - but it is the West Ham way.

I think the combination of Zola and Steve Clarke could be special though - let's hope so.

 
At 9:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sell Upson he's useless

 

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