Bolton 3 West Ham 0
West Ham had some early warnings as Bolton created a number of chances in the opening 5 minutes. After that initial flurry West Ham seemed to settle a little and Ba got a tame long shot in. Then Bridge got into the area but dallied on the ball and was blocked before he shot.
However within seven minutes Bolton put the game seemingly beyond West Ham with two goals. First, in the 13th minute, Sturridge scored a really good goal, curling the ball into the top left hand corner of the net from just inside the penalty area. Then, in the 20th minute, Lee headed Bolton's second from 7 yards.
Bolton continued to dominate the game and created numerous goal scoring chances. Cahill headed wide from 8 yards. Elmander put the ball just wide of the right hand post from just outside the area. Sturridge headed straight at Green from 6 yards.
West Ham's highlight of the half was probably a long range effort from Hitzlsperger that was straight at Jaaskelainen in goal. It was truly an awful 45 minutes from West Ham.
At half-time Grant brought on Cole and Jacobsen for Piquionne and Upson. Immediately from the restart Cole won the ball for West Ham and set up Ba. However Ba was given offside, with Jaaskelainen saving his shot anyway.
In the 50th minute Sturridge got his second and Bolton's third. His shot from just outside the area beating Green and nestling in the right corner of the goal. After the third goal West Ham actually began to play some football.
In the 67th minute Hitzlsperger hit the post from the edge of the area. In the 73rd minute Da Costa headed goalwards from 8 yards only to see the ball cleared off the line. In truth though Bolton still probably created the better chances.
In the second half West Ham weren't as awful as they were in the first, unfortunately they had lost the game before half-time. Worryingly over the last two games West Ham look like a side destined for relegation.