Saturday, April 09, 2011

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.


At 4:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spineless,cowardly performance . And tactics so stupid that they beggar belief. What kind of moron plays 4-3-3 ,causing his team to get absolutely overrun in midfield? Cowards led by a moron. Great combination

At 6:44 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blimey, a few weeks ago we were looking OK -- what happened during the international break??

At 8:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sould of play 4-5-1,and we might have got a draw,for some reason we just can't beat bolton. GET AN ENGLISH MANGER,and no more foreign crap.

At 6:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

were going one way and thats down fucking gutted

At 9:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cant understand why Hammer fans accept such crappy play from their players. These guys don't deserve to be in the premiership when they play like they did in the last 2 matches. I watched the Man U match in Arizona USA and had to get up at 4:30 in the morning. Never again! IDIOTS!

At 2:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calm down. If we go down, we go down. Let's just support the team until the end, we've still got a good chance to stay up!


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