Saturday, December 17, 2011

West Ham 1 Barnsley 0

Faye was injured during the warm-up to this game so Danny Potts was given his full debut at left back with McCartney moving to centre back. Up front Allardyce started with Cole, Piquionne and Carew.

West Ham made a great start to the game when Diop scored with a six yard header from a Noble corner in the sixth minute. In the 19th minute West Ham were denied the chance to grab a second by the ref. Piquionne was taken down in the area but the ref turned down what looked an obvious penalty kick.

In the 31st minute Noble played a good ball to Cole who did brilliantly to hold off two defenders and round Steele in goal but then from six yards the striker shot wide.

West Ham finished the half on the front foot. In the 43rd minute Piquionne and Faubert combined before passing to Noble. Noble brought the ball forward before shooting from 25 yards. The ball flew only just over the bar.

Barnsley came out firing at the start of the second half. A free kick was met by Edwards at close-range but Green got down well to divert the shot wide for a corner.

In the 56th minute Sears came on for Carew. In the 68th minute Allardyce was forced to make another replacement when Faubert was injured and replaced by Lansbury. The game remained evenly balanced without many chances for either side. In the 75th West Ham had a rare second half shot when Noble blasted over from outside the area.

In the 82nd minute Noble played Sears clear. Sears drove into the box and looked to be taken down. Again the referee decided against giving a penalty. The ref then ordered a livid Sam Allardyce to the stands.

In the end it was a hard fought win for West Ham. Allardyce will hope that the injuries to Faye and Faubert aren't too serious. It wasn't West Ham's greatest performance but they get the three points, Potts had a great debut game, Lansbury returned from injury and we go level on points with Southampton at the top of the league.


At 9:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Much better performance than the last 2 times out and not just because we won. We closed Barnsley down well for most of the game.

At 10:01 AM, Anonymous John Of Melbourne Australia said...

I want to change the subject alittle we mite need a experience player or two but to play a young inexpirienced player was sensational it a bit more hunger to the side now that we have a few injuries its great to bring a few younger players to give em expirience to the team it makes the squad abit more ready for Premier league next season Cmon u Irons

At 10:11 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

good call john, we must get the youngsters ready for the premiership.
Overall good performance
still think we need a more consistant striker.
bob the hammer

At 9:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the wisearse Bolton Wanderers "supporter" who was shooting his mouth on here earlier in the season: How does it feel now be-atch ,to have lost 12 of 15 and to be in the bottom 3. U talk tripe,then you will receive the contenpt that you deserve.

At 11:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does it feel Suarez .to be judged to be racist filth? Have some of that, you ill-mannered vermin.

At 2:25 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it finally caught up with u ,Terry. About time.

At 6:49 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

get stuffed Suarez. And get stuffed Terry. The pair of you are an absolute disgrace.

At 11:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How does it feel John Terry, to be regarded as the biggest dirtbag in football? Moron.

At 5:56 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh dear she's been let of prison and found her way back here!!

At 9:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

on this game, Wee Potts was ace,I was there,thats a crisp left foot. Look after him sam


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