Tuesday, November 01, 2011

West Ham 0 Bristol City 0

West Ham started with Tomkins, Sears and Piquionne on for Faye, Collison and Carew.

The game started unfortunately for West Ham with Reid having to be replaced by Faye as early as the 7th minute.

Sears was the first player to threaten the City goal. His shot in the 14th minute, from outside the area, hit the post, before being put behind for a corner by the City defence.

The next real shot in anger fell to City, against the run of play. In the 23rd minute Eliot fired in a low shot, but it was straight at Green.

In the 28th minute a Sears cross was headed goalwards by Piquionne but the ball was hoofed clear by Fontaine. In the 29th minute a Piquionne header, almost fell to Baldock but James managed to gather the ball.

West Ham probably had the best of the first half but Bristol City looked dangerous at times on the break. In the 41st minute Elliott shot from 10 yards but Green made a comfortable save. In the 43rd minute Adomah shot wide of the right hand post from just outside the area.

Two minutes into injury time at the end of the half a Faubert cross was headed straight at James by Piquionne, he should have scored.

Straight from the kick-off Piquionne broke forward and shot wide of the goal from 10 yards. A minute later Piquionne headed just wide from a Faubert cross. Three minutes after that City came close to opening the scoring, Woolford shot, Green blocked the shot and Faye just got in to clear the ball before Maynard ran in to knock the ball home.

In the 50th minutes Tomkins headed straight at James from a Noble freekick. In the 55th minute a Baldock flicked header flew just wide from a Faubert cross. West Ham continued to pile on the pressure. In the 62nd minute Nolan shot, after being set up by Piquionne, but again the ball flew straight to James.

In the 65th minute Noble crossed into the box, where Piquonne chested the ball down for Faubert, who fired over from 6 yards. Big Sam then took Baldock off and brought Cole on. 8 minutes later Diop came on for Sears.

In the 80th minute Cole shot just over the bar from just inside the penalty area. In the 90th minute Bolasie shot just wide for City. Thirty seconds later it was West Ham who almost sneaked the winner. Faubert crossed to the near post and Noble headed just wide. In the dying seconds it was West Ham who were on the back foot as City forced a couple of corners.

West Ham knocked on the door for much of this game but City defended well and in the end West Ham just didn't have the creative nous to pry open a well organised defence.


At 10:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

were not scorein enough goals not like southhamton there walking away with the leauge

At 11:39 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you've got to questions d subs made by big sam if u ask me.at 0-0 we needed a goal and he takes off baldock for cole but why not take off piqionne?? and then he brings on diop instead of hall who's been in great form while on loan at oxford. baffles me to be honest and maybe if the correct subs where made we may have won the game but instead where 5 points off southampton AGAIN.

At 12:11 AM, Anonymous Robohammer said...

Watched Nolan tonight. He looks more like Lot's wife every game, poor Noble has to do all his running for him. He also appears to be starting to have a demoralising effect on the team. Always waving his arms about but his legs are gone he can't run! Faubert, Noble, Linda et al were really up for it but there are weaknesses appearing eg Sears and Piq, perhaps our 2nds aren't up to it. Managers tactical awareness is starting to look a bit Roederish too. Worrying,we should be p*ssing this league

At 8:03 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do agree. Baldock is clearly able to put the ball in the net and is playing with confidence. I would have kept him on. Sears looked good against Brighton, lively and something different, but often when played in midfield, he looks out of place. Piq is just not good enough, nor does he care.

Noble has always been class

At 1:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nolan is shite, he occasionally pops up with a goal, thats it. Sears is simply not good enough


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