Saturday, May 09, 2009

West Ham 0 Liverpool 3

The first half provided some great examples of how to gift goals to the opposition. The big difference between the two teams was that Liverpool accepted their gifts and West Ham didn't.

Just 76 seconds into the game Torres played a through ball from just inside the West Ham half and the defence stood and watched as Gerrard ran clear and rounded Green before scoring.

West Ham's second gift came about 30 seconds after the ref didn't give a clear foul against Boa Morte just outside the Liverpool penalty area. Liverpool broke immediately and Boa Morte, still seeing red, pulled Torres down in the area. Green saved Gerrard's penalty but Gerrard pounced first on the rebound.

In the 43rd minute Carragher gifted a ball to Di Michele. Di Michele was played clear through by Carragher but instead of shooting the Italian decided to throw himself to the ground.


In the second half West Ham pushed forward a little more, whilst never really creating any chances and Liverpool looked the more dangerous of the two teams on the break. West Ham gave run outs to Collison (59), Sears (70) and Payne (80).

In the 84th minute Liverppol broke down the right. The ball was crossed to Babel unmarked six yards out. Green saved his initial header but Babel pounced on the rebound and scored from 4 yards.

West Ham should now be spared having to stretch their small squad for a European campaign next season.

6 Comments:

At 8:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Di Michele is a joke thank god he is only on loan

 
At 9:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need 2 strikers next season, Tristan and DDM are just not going to push us forward.

 
At 9:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

they are not going to push forward because when they recive the ball all they do is go backwards

 
At 9:59 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They should be sent southwards

 
At 7:43 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Considering we have had 5 starters injured ,this kind of result was always a possibilty. With little up front ,and without parker and behrami,to compete against a top 4 club is nigh on impossible.

I didn't think we crumbled ,which we cud easily have after conceding so early. we were at risk of losing 5 or 6 nil here. While neither of our starting forwards for this match would ever first choice under normal circunstances,one of them cud still be a decent sub next season. Di Michele needs to be playing with Cole or Ashton to produce his best,and Tristan needs proper match fitness to show what he can do. But I share people's frustration with the way Di Michele fluffed that one on one with Reina which cud have brought us back into the match.

 
At 3:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WH have done brilliently this year, top ten finish will do me (much more than was expected at Christmas)

I'll actaully be relieved if we dont get into Europe, our squad size is too small. Better to be in the top seven next year than overstretch and be facing a relegation tussel.

Also: What on earth has Green got to do to become Englands number one? Calamity messes up each week and is still seen as the best between the sticks. Make no sense to me.

 

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