Sunday, August 28, 2011

Nottt Forest 1 West Ham 4

Parker was left out of the squad, so presumably he will be moving on this week. Faubert came in on the right wing and Collison moved into the middle. McCartney got the nod at left back ahead of Ilunga.

An open first half saw both sides create a number of goal scoring chances. A combination of poor finishing from Forest and some good goalkeeping from Green kept Forest at bay, whilst at the other end West Ham converted the majority of their chances.

In the 21st minute a low cross from Nolan from the left of the penalty box into the 6 yard box was sliced into his own goal by Chambers. Three minutes later it was 2-0 to West Ham after a deep corner was headed back into the six yard box by Tomkins and Nolan headed home from 5 yards.

West Ham's third came from an O'Brien deep cross which was headed back across goal by Reid and Cole headed in from 4 yards. West Ham could have had an even larger lead except from some poor finishing from Faubert and Nolan. In the 4th minute Cole back-footed the ball from the byline to Faubert who shot wide from 8 yards. In the 42nd minute Nolan had an even clearer chance from 8 yards but shot just right of the goal.

For the first 20 minutes of the second half West Ham did really well to control the game, retaining possession of the ball for long periods and restricting Forest to hardly any sightings on goal. However in the 70th minute some good work down the right led to a Lynch low cross which Findley converted from 7 yards.

What could have been a slightly nervy end to the game for West Ham was calmed 7 minutes later when West Ham again scored from a corner. Taylor's corner came back to him and he crossed to the far post where Reid scored from close range.

Another great away performance from West Ham. That's two away games in a row where West Ham have scored four goals. If we can just sort out our home form we could win this league.


At 3:15 PM, Anonymous Brian N said...

just don't go to spurs scotty, please. i'd also rather not keep giving up a second half of the second half goal every game we play. but its nice to see the wins coming in, i'm feeling pretty good right now.

At 3:44 PM, Anonymous USA Dave said...

Sorting out the home troubles is a lot easier than doing the same for our travels. And I thought Faubert and Reid had great games, which is the same as having two new players. Yet another example of Grant being the worst manager in the history of WHUFC and the EPL.

I think the teams around us will flip flop all season long while we stay steady, climbing towards the top two.

At 3:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree that Faubert and Reid were excellent-in fact I felt they were joint men of the match. Extremely professional performance in what could have been an awkward game-away to a promotion rival in our first league game without Parker. We rose to the task,and just as Forest had a glimmer of hope,we put the game to bed. Very solid all round performance.

At 5:35 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spurs get trashed 5-1. The muppets who don't want to pay what Parker is worth. And Farcenal getting stuffed6-1. Get stuffed North London- live on the cheap,die on the cheap. Penny pinching ,miserable baskets

At 5:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harry Redknapp on Sky: "We don't have enough defensive minded midfielders to cope with City."

Then why don't you stop mucking about 'Arry ,and get that tight-wad Levy to pony up the proper cash for Parker.

And you North London mugs are quibbling over two or three million quid? Funk off.

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At 5:54 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still running your gobs Arsenal? Not talking so loud now are we . 8-2. Have some of that ,you arrogant filth.


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