Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Watford 0 West Ham 4

West Ham started with Carlton Cole replacing Piquionne.

Watford started brightly but it was West Ham that got the early goal. In the 3rd minute a deep corner from Taylor was headed home by Tomkins.

In the 14th minute Taylor shot just wide from a free-kick from 25 yards out. At the other end Watford kept Green reasonably busy. In the 15th minute Sordell forced a good save from Green.

In the 25th minute Nolan crossed into the Watford area, Cole flicked the ball on and Reid pulled his shot just wide of the post. In the 43rd minute Collison headed over a Parker cross.

As the first half headed into the last minute O'Brien drove forward from the halfway line, had one shot rebound back to him, before shooting home from just inside the penalty area.

Watford had the best chance early on in the second half, with a Sordell 20 yard shot saved by Green at the expense of a corner. West Ham then began to control the game in midfield.

In the 68th minute Tomkins was forced off and was replaced by Faye, for his first action for West Ham. A few minutes after Tomkins was subbed a Nolan shot was deflected to Ilunga who pulled the ball back for Cole to side-foot home from 4 yards. After grabbing his goal Cole was replaced by Piquionne. Collison soon also made way, for Faubert.

In the 83rd minute a Parker long range effort just flew wide. Two minutes later and Nolan shot over the bar from only 6 yards out. Two minutes on again and Taylor shot just wide from outside of the area. Three minutes before the end of the game Parker shot left footed into the corner of the net to make it a comfortable win for the Irons.

A convincing win from West Ham sees them jump up the league into third place.


At 10:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

very good achievement to win twice in a row away from home,and to keep clean sheets both times. This should provide the team with some self-belief. The convincing win sends a message out to the rest of the league. The manager's hardest task now is going to be to keep the players' feet on the ground ,ahead of a couple tough fixtures before the month finishes

At 12:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good result and good performance.

Shame we may lose Tomkins for a little while though - That kid is looking amazingly good at present.

One thing that is going round in my head though;

Big Sam plays with just one forward. We already have 3 in Cole, Piq and Carew yet we are after another.

However, we play 5 in midfield and should any of the central trio, Parker, Noble or Nolan get injured (or Parker leave) then we don't have a suitable replacement. Granted we can move Collison in etc but id say a CM wihth the formation Sam plays would be the best shout. Gary O'Neil is also unlikely to be back for a while.

My other concern is the CB poistion. With Tomkins out we have Reid and Faye (who doesnt hold the best injury record)what happens if one of those gets injured? We dont have enough depth.

Im guessing O'Brien would move central and Faubert right back (although Julien is NOT a RB). Im hoping Sam can get some good from him from the wing. He does have pace which is always a good start.

Lastly, we can also recall Spence should we need to I guess.

Left back is sorted, we have Ilunga (so pleased he had a good game last night) and McCartney with also Taylor who can fill in. Let alone young Jordan Brown.

Sum up all that boll***,I would like a CM and CB.

Pleased I got that off my chest ;-)


At 7:07 PM, Blogger ianthehammer said...

Great night. I live in Watford, 5 min from ground & wife sent text saying she had to shut living room windows we were so loud she couldnt hear tv! The away fans are finally getting what we deserve so I'd like to thank big Sam for that. Only disapointment was Parkers attitude when we scored. I know you want out Scott but you've never played for or will again better fans than us & we deserve more respect than that. COYI!


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