West Ham 1-2 Bolton

06 March 2010 04:56
Bolton made the most of some poor West Ham defending to clinch their first away victory since September and climb away from the Premier League drop zone.Kevin Davies nodded Bolton ahead from Lee Chung-Yong's cross before James Tomkins' error let in Davies to help set up Jack Wilshere's volleyed finish. [LNB]Bolton stayed on top until they had Tamir Cohen sent off after 70 minutes. [LNB]Alessandro Diamanti replied with a low shot before Junior Stanislas hit the bar for the Hammers in injury time. [LNB]But Davies also hit the woodwork for Bolton in what was a frantic finish and, ultimately, the visitors got their reward for a determined display.[LNB] [LNB][LNB]Zola takes blame for Bolton defeat[LNB]The win was the first in the Premier League for Wanderers boss Owen Coyle, who had not enjoyed any success on the road in the top flight with Burnley before taking charge of Bolton in January. [LNB]And it was an even more unlikely success given that, going into the game, West Ham had not conceded a goal in any of their previous four home matches and Bolton had not found the net for more than seven hours on their travels. [LNB]Those statistics counted for little when Davies opened the scoring after 10 minutes, heading expertly into the bottom corner after Tomkins misjudged Lee's cross.[LNB] I was one of those who said we would not go down but, having seen this performance, I eat those words. ccanada Things got even worse for the Hammers, and Tomkins in particular, five minutes later when he tried to shepherd the ball out of play but allowed Davies to cross for Cohen, who teed up on-loan Wilshere to score Bolton's second goal, his first in the Premier League. [LNB]And, while Diamanti went close to replying with two free-kicks and it took a last-gasp challenge from Sam Ricketts to deny Carlton Cole, Bolton would have been 3-0 up at the interval had Johan Elmander not skied his shot when the impressive Davies found him in space in front of goal before the break. [LNB]The Hammers did at least improve at the back in the second half, but were desperately short of ideas at the other end until Cohen saw red for his second booking, following a trip on Scott Parker.[LNB] [LNB][LNB]Davies vital to Bolton cause - Coyle[LNB]Even then, Bolton looked like holding out until Diamanti's expert finish late in normal time - but they were almost denied a deserved victory when substitute Stanislas smashed his shot against the woodwork with Jussi Jasskelainen beaten. [LNB]Instead, Wanderers can celebrate their second-successive victory, which sees them leapfrog West Ham and move into 13th place, five points clear of third-bottom Hull. [LNB]The Hammers are more perilously placed, only two points above the danger zone, and will need a much-improved defensive performance if they are to get anything from their next two matches - trips to Chelsea and Arsenal. [LNB][LNB]West Ham boss Gianfranco Zola: "We started slowly and it is very difficult to come back from going behind like that against against an experienced team like Bolton. [LNB]"The bottom line is that the points we missed today, we need to get somewhere else. It was a poor performance but our reaction will be big." [LNB]Bolton manager Owen Coyle: "It was a very accomplished performance. we had a nervy last five minutes after they pulled one back but we were certainly worthy winners. [LNB]"It's the first time for a year that the club has won two games back to back which is another positive to take away. [LNB]"I'm disappointed we didn't get a clean sheet because the lads worked hard to get that, but we have to accept it was a quality finish for their goal." [LNB][LNB] Live text and stats  [LNB] Saturday, 6 March 2010[LNB] Premier League[LNB] Home Team Score Away Team Time West Ham 1-2 Bolton FT (HT 0-2) Alessandro Diamanti 88 Davies 10 Wilshere 16 West Ham 01 Green 15 Upson 18 Spector 30 Tomkins 08 Parker 14 Kovac yellow card (Stanislas 75) 20 Faubert (Dyer 47) 21 Behrami 10 Franco (Mido 67) 12 Cole 32 Alessandro Diamanti yellow card Substitutes 29 Stech, 22 Da Costa, 33 Daprela, 07 Dyer, 46 Stanislas, 09 Ilan, 11 Mido Bolton 22 Jaaskelainen yellow card 04 Robinson yellow card 12 Knight 15 Steinsson 18 Ricketts 06 Muamba yellow card 21 Cohen yellow card, red card 27 Lee 32 Wilshere yellow card (Taylor 78) 09 Elmander (Gardner 74) 14 Davies Substitutes 26 Al Habsi, 31 O'Brien, 07 Taylor, 11 Gardner, 40 Weiss, 10 Riga, 17 Klasnic Ref: ProbertAtt: 33,824 WEST HAM BOLTON Possession West Ham 56% Bolton 44% Attempts on target West Ham 8 Bolton 8 Attempts off target West Ham 11 Bolton 8 Corners West Ham 6 Bolton 3 Fouls West Ham 13 Bolton 22 Final Result Full Time 90:00+5:08 The referee signals the end of the game. 90:00+4:27 Carlton Cole takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen. 90:00+3:32 Unfair challenge on Ricardo Gardner by Junior Stanislas results in a free kick. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick. 90:00+3:07 Shot from 18 yards from Junior Stanislas. 90:00+2:38 Kevin Davies has an effort at goal and missed to the right of the target. 90:00+2:28 Foul by Kieron Dyer on Paul Robinson, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen. 90:00+2:20 The referee blows for offside. Robert Green takes the direct free kick. 90:00+0:42 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieron Dyer on Chung-Yong Lee. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson. 90:00+0:13 Kevin Davies takes a shot. 87:48 GOAL - Alessandro Diamanti:West Ham 1 - 2 Bolton Alessandro Diamanti fires in a goal from the edge of the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. West Ham 1-2 Bolton. 86:08 Inswinging corner taken by Junior Stanislas from the left by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Matthew Taylor. 84:46 Fabrice Muamba fouled by Carlton Cole, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson. 84:00 Booking Booking for Jussi Jaaskelainen for time wasting. 82:43 Kieron Dyer takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen. 80:50 Junior Stanislas fouled by Chung-Yong Lee, the ref awards a free kick. Junior Stanislas has a direct shot on goal from the free kick. 80:30 Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Davies on Valon Behrami. Alessandro Diamanti takes the free kick. 78:24 Free kick crossed left-footed by Matthew Taylor from left wing. 78:24 Booking Booking for Alessandro Diamanti. 78:14 Foul by Alessandro Diamanti on Kevin Davies, free kick awarded. 77:39 Substitution Matthew Taylor is brought on as a substitute for Jack Wilshere. 75:00 Substitution Radoslav Kovac goes off and Junior Stanislas comes on. 73:46 Substitution Ricardo Gardner comes on in place of Johan Elmander. 72:45 Carlton Cole takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen. 72:26 Free kick taken by Alessandro Diamanti. 72:26 Booking Jack Wilshere receives a yellow card. 72:13 Jack Wilshere gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alessandro Diamanti. 71:01 Free kick taken by Alessandro Diamanti. 71:01 Sent off The referee shows Tamir Cohen a red card for second bookable offence. 70:47 Tamir Cohen concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Parker. 69:05 Foul by Matthew Upson on Kevin Davies, free kick awarded. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick. 68:38 Free kick awarded for a foul by Johan Elmander on James Tomkins. Robert Green takes the direct free kick. 66:10 Substitution Guillermo Franco leaves the field to be replaced by . Mido. 65:47 Shot on goal by Guillermo Franco from just inside the area clears the crossbar. 62:29 Free kick taken by Robert Green. 62:29 Booking Tamir Cohen receives a caution. 62:22 Unfair challenge on Valon Behrami by Tamir Cohen results in a free kick. 61:49 Long distance effort from Alessandro Diamanti misses to the left of the goal. 61:14 The ball is sent over by Alessandro Diamanti, comfortable save by Jussi Jaaskelainen. 60:48 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Valon Behrami by Kevin Davies. Free kick taken by James Tomkins. 59:27 Jack Wilshere takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by Jonathan Spector. 59:03 Chung-Yong Lee delivers the ball, clearance made by Matthew Upson. 58:35 Guillermo Franco challenges Chung-Yong Lee unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gretar Rafn Steinsson takes the direct free kick. 57:31 Effort on goal by Radoslav Kovac from long range goes over the crossbar. 56:52 Johan Elmander concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Spector. Jonathan Spector takes the free kick. 55:55 Alessandro Diamanti produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick. 55:55 Booking Fabrice Muamba shown a yellow card. 55:43 Foul by Fabrice Muamba on Scott Parker, free kick awarded. 54:33 Unfair challenge on Valon Behrami by Kevin Davies results in a free kick. James Tomkins restarts play with the free kick. 52:58 Valon Behrami concedes a free kick for a foul on Johan Elmander. Jack Wilshere crosses the ball in from the free kick. 52:11 Foul by Chung-Yong Lee on Alessandro Diamanti, free kick awarded. Alessandro Diamanti takes the direct free kick. 51:30 Johan Elmander produces a drilled right-footed shot from 12 yards. Blocked by Matthew Upson. 50:37 Effort on goal by Jack Wilshere from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target. 49:40 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kieron Dyer by Kevin Davies. Scott Parker takes the direct free kick. 48:48 Tamir Cohen takes a shot from a long way out clearing the bar. 47:45 Kieron Dyer takes a shot from close in clearing the crossbar. 46:37 Substitution (West Ham) makes a substitution, with Kieron Dyer coming on for Julien Faubert. 45:33 Inswinging corner taken by Alessandro Diamanti, comfortable save by Jussi Jaaskelainen. 45:01 The match restarts for the second half. Half Time 45:00+2:11 The match has reached half-time. 45:00+0:31 The ball is swung over by Kevin Davies, Effort on goal by Johan Elmander from inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the bar. 45:00+0:04 A cross is delivered by Alessandro Diamanti, clearance made by Zat Knight. 44:06 Alessandro Diamanti takes the outswinging corner, Matthew Upson takes a shot. Blocked by Samuel Ricketts. 43:41 Effort from 30 yards by Scott Parker. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen. Correction - 42:59 The ball is delivered by Chung-Yong Lee, Jack Wilshere gets a header at goal, comfortable save by Robert Green. 42:59 The ball is sent over by Chung-Yong Lee, Alessandro Diamanti gets a header at goal, save by Robert Green. 41:59 Unfair challenge on Carlton Cole by Zat Knight results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Alessandro Diamanti. 41:33 Chung-Yong Lee produces a volleyed right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post. 39:13 Effort from 25 yards by Fabrice Muamba. Blocked by Scott Parker. 36:56 Shot by Jack Wilshere from 20 yards. Comfortable save by Robert Green. 35:19 Foul by Johan Elmander on Jonathan Spector, free kick awarded. Scott Parker takes the direct free kick. 33:35 Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick. 33:35 Booking Radoslav Kovac is booked. 33:30 Radoslav Kovac challenges Jack Wilshere unfairly and gives away a free kick. 32:14 Alessandro Diamanti takes the outswinging corner, Zat Knight manages to make a clearance. 31:21 Shot by Julien Faubert from outside the box goes high over the target. 31:08 Short corner taken by Alessandro Diamanti. 30:37 Alessandro Diamanti takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by Zat Knight. 30:27 Centre by Valon Behrami, clearance by Zat Knight. 29:04 The referee blows for offside. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick. 27:17 Jack Wilshere gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlton Cole. Alessandro Diamanti takes the direct free kick. 26:21 Foul by Valon Behrami on Samuel Ricketts, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson. 24:46 Alessandro Diamanti has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright. 23:32 Alessandro Diamanti shoots direct from the free kick, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen. 23:32 Booking The referee shows Paul Robinson a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. 23:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Valon Behrami by Paul Robinson. 22:52 Scott Parker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Davies. Zat Knight restarts play with the free kick. 21:38 Johan Elmander produces a drilled right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright. 20:54 Jack Wilshere takes the inswinging corner, save by Robert Green. 18:17 The official flags Carlton Cole offside. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen. 17:44 Jonathan Spector crosses the ball, comfortable save by Jussi Jaaskelainen. 17:10 Shot by Johan Elmander. Robert Green makes a comfortable save. 15:09 The assist for the goal came from Tamir Cohen. 15:09 GOAL - Jack Wilshere:West Ham 0 - 2 Bolton Jack Wilshere fires in a goal from inside the penalty box low into the middle of the goal. West Ham 0-2 Bolton. 13:31 Free kick awarded for a foul by Tamir Cohen on Scott Parker. Alessandro Diamanti fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick. 12:53 Foul by Tamir Cohen on Valon Behrami, free kick awarded. Valon Behrami takes the direct free kick. 12:37 Johan Elmander takes a shot. Robert Green makes a comfortable save. 11:44 Long distance shot from Scott Parker misses to the left of the goal. 10:53 Tamir Cohen gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlton Cole. Matthew Upson restarts play with the free kick. 9:46 Chung-Yong Lee delivers the ball, 9:43 The assist for the goal came from Chung-Yong Lee. 9:43 GOAL - Kevin Davies:West Ham 0 - 1 Bolton Kevin Davies finds the net with a headed goal from close range. West Ham 0-1 Bolton. 9:19 Johan Elmander has an effort at goal. Scott Parker gets a block in. 8:24 James Tomkins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Davies. Paul Robinson takes the free kick. 7:42 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Tomkins by Kevin Davies. James Tomkins restarts play with the free kick. 6:53 Matthew Upson challenges Johan Elmander unfairly and gives away a free kick. Paul Robinson restarts play with the free kick. 5:09 The referee blows for offside against Carlton Cole. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick. 3:41 Foul by Fabrice Muamba on Guillermo Franco, free kick awarded. Alessandro Diamanti takes the free kick. 2:25 Unfair challenge on Julien Faubert by Kevin Davies results in a free kick. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick. 1:22 Corner taken left-footed by Jack Wilshere, James Tomkins manages to make a clearance. 0:50 Carlton Cole is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen. 0:00 The match begins. Live text and data provided by The Press Association.[LNB]

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