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  • Date:18 Sep 2010
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Britannia Stadium
  • Jones (47)
  • Parker (31)
Goal!

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92:26 +2.26

Luis Boa Morte on for Victor Obinna.

90:42 +0.42

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Glenn Whelan from the left by-line, Ryan Shawcross has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

90:22 +0.22

Matthew Etherington takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.

84:36

Shot from just outside the box by Scott Parker misses to the left of the target.

83:38

Abdoulaye Faye gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlton Cole. Victor Obinna delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel.

82:54

Unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Danny Collins results in a free kick. Danny Collins goes into the book. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

82:12

Glenn Whelan comes on in place of Jermaine Pennant.

81:40

Ricardo Fuller produces a header from deep inside the area and hits the post.

80:42

Foul by Ryan Shawcross on Daniel Gabbidon, free kick awarded. Robert Green takes the free kick.

79:43

Corner taken by Matthew Etherington, Carlton Cole makes a clearance.

79:23

Unfair challenge on Ryan Shawcross by Mark Noble results in a free kick. Danny Collins restarts play with the free kick.

79:05

Handball decision goes against Scott Parker. Thomas Sorensen takes the direct free kick.

78:08

Shot on goal by Scott Parker from just inside the area goes over the target.

77:18

Manuel da Costa fouled by Ricardo Fuller, the ref awards a free kick. Matthew Upson restarts play with the free kick.

76:09

Dean Whitehead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Radoslav Kovac. Free kick taken by Mark Noble.

75:30

Victor Obinna has an effort at goal from outside the box which misses left.

74:53

Matthew Etherington takes a inswinging corner.

73:18

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Frederic Piquionne misses to the right of the goal.

72:27

(Stoke) makes a substitution, with Eidur Gudjohnsen coming on for Kenwyne Jones.

70:41

Manuel da Costa takes a shot. Save by Thomas Sorensen.

70:17

Corner taken short by Mark Noble.

70:01

Victor Obinna takes a shot. Save by Thomas Sorensen.

67:32

The offside flag is raised against Kenwyne Jones. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

65:03

Unfair challenge on Robert Huth by Victor Obinna results in a free kick. (Stoke) makes a substitution, with Ricardo Fuller coming on for Jonathan Walters. Thomas Sorensen takes the direct free kick.

61:10

Rory Delap concedes a free kick for a foul on Scott Parker. Robert Green takes the direct free kick.

60:09

Victor Obinna is ruled offside. Direct free kick taken by Thomas Sorensen.

58:10

Shot by Kenwyne Jones from inside the penalty box hits the post.

58:10

Kenwyne Jones takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green.

56:29

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Jonathan Walters. Robert Green takes the free kick.

52:00

Radoslav Kovac is brought on as a substitute for Valon Behrami.

50:04

Corner from left by-line taken by Jermaine Pennant.

49:06

Matthew Etherington takes a shot. Blocked by Lars Jacobsen.

47:41

Kenwyne Jones grabs a headed goal from close range. Stoke 1-1 West Ham.Jermaine Pennant provided the assist for the goal.

46:31

Robert Huth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Valon Behrami. Matthew Upson restarts play with the free kick.

46:10 +1.10

Manuel da Costa concedes a free kick for a foul on Jonathan Walters. Matthew Etherington crosses the ball in from the free kick, Manuel da Costa makes a clearance.

44:31

Unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Dean Whitehead results in a free kick. The referee shows Dean Whitehead a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Manuel da Costa takes the free kick.

43:50

Unfair challenge on Robert Green by Kenwyne Jones results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

42:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kenwyne Jones by Matthew Upson. Matthew Etherington takes the direct free kick.

38:49

Foul by Carlton Cole on Matthew Etherington, free kick awarded. Carlton Cole receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Danny Collins restarts play with the free kick.

38:39

Mark Noble takes a shot. Thomas Sorensen makes a save.

36:53

Kenwyne Jones has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

33:44

Frederic Piquionne takes a shot.

32:55

Carlton Cole is caught offside. Danny Collins takes the free kick.

30:49

Foul by Danny Collins on Valon Behrami, free kick awarded. Centre by Victor Obinna, Scott Parker fires in a goal from close in high into the middle of the goal. Stoke 0-1 West Ham.

29:52

The assistant referee signals for offside against Matthew Etherington. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

27:38

Robert Huth gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Frederic Piquionne. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Noble from left wing, clearance by Ryan Shawcross.

26:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Dean Whitehead by Carlton Cole. Thomas Sorensen takes the direct free kick.

24:13

Victor Obinna takes a shot. Robert Huth gets a block in.

23:33

Unfair challenge on Valon Behrami by Rory Delap results in a free kick. Rory Delap receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Manuel da Costa.

22:52

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jonathan Walters on Scott Parker. Scott Parker takes the free kick.

22:34

Carlton Cole takes a shot. Save made by Thomas Sorensen.

21:31

Effort from deep inside the area by Kenwyne Jones misses to the left of the target.

20:10

Valon Behrami gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Pennant. The referee shows Valon Behrami a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Jermaine Pennant.

16:47

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters by Valon Behrami. Centre by Jermaine Pennant, Shot from close range by Robert Huth strikes the post.

14:05

Victor Obinna takes a shot. Thomas Sorensen makes a save.

13:29

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, Matthew Etherington manages to make a clearance.

11:53

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jermaine Pennant, clearance by Carlton Cole.

9:51

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Etherington, clearance by Frederic Piquionne.

9:01

Carlton Cole has an effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the right of the target.

7:04

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line, clearance by Abdoulaye Faye.

The match gets underway.

The half-time whistle blows.

The game restarts for the second half.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Stoke manager Tony Pulis may opt to keep faith with the line-up which secured their first win of the season for the visit of West Ham.

Monday's victory over Aston Villa ended a run of three successive defeats and Pulis, who has been in charge of training all week despite the death of his mother on Monday, could send out the same players again.

Midfielder Marc Wilson enjoyed a promising debut and is likely to keep fellow transfer deadline day signing Jermaine Pennant out of the side.

Forward Eidur Gudjohnsen will be on the bench again as he is eased back into English football after his move from Monaco.

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Striker Jon Walters has warned West Ham there will be no end to their difficult start to the season at the Britannia Stadium.

The Hammers are the only Barclays Premier League team not to register a point from their opening four matches and are bottom of the table.

They will travel to Stoke without manager Avram Grant and defender Tal Ben-Haim, who are observing the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur which involves fasting and prayer over the course of Friday night and Saturday.

And despite their recent good record at the Britannia Stadium, where they had won four successive matches until last season's 2-1 defeat, Walters is confident West Ham's difficulties will continue.

"West Ham haven't had a win yet and are struggling and Stoke is a very difficult place to come to," said the £2.75million summer signing from Ipswich.

"They struggled last year and haven't started well so it hasn't surprised anyone.

"I'm not surprised to see them struggling because anyone can and I'm sure their heads are down at the moment and it won't get any better against us I don't think.

"They will be scrapping for everything they can but I'm not sure how they will be with their manager not being there and being away from home - it's not a good place to come to the Britannia.

"We have to make the stadium like a fortress, giving it everything in our home games and trying to pick up what we can away and the fans play a major part in that."

Thomas Hitzlsperger (thigh) and Danny Gabbidon (hamstring) could both be back in contention for the Hammers after missing the defeat to Chelsea.

Formation:442Manager: Tony Pulis

Stoke

Formation: 442Manager: Avram Grant

West Ham

  • Thomas Sorensen
  • Robert Huth
  • Ryan Shawcross
  • Abdoulaye Faye
  • Danny Collins
  • Jermaine Pennant
  • Rory Delap
  • Dean Whitehead
  • Matthew Etherington
  • Jonathan Walters
  • Kenwyne Jones
  • SUBS
  • Asmir Begovic
  • Danny Higginbotham
  • Glenn Whelan
  • Eidur Gudjohnsen
  • Ricardo Fuller
  • Marc Wilson
  • Andy Wilkinson

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Match Report

Potters held by plucky Hammers Kenwyne Jones netted his second goal in two matches as Stoke drew 1-1 with West Ham at the Britannia Stadium. The visitors, whose manager Avram Grant was observing Yom Kippur and not present at the game, took the lead in the first half thanks to Scott Parker's close-range finish. Stoke came back strongly after the break, with Jones following up his goal at Aston Villa on Monday by heading home in the 48th minute after connecting with a cross from the impressive Jermaine Pennant. The two teams had lost seven out of eight Barclays Premier League games between them before the start of play and it was a scrappy opening. Rory Delap sent a long throw into the box which Abdoulaye Faye could not connect with properly and at the other end Carlton Cole struck an effort well wide of Thomas Sorensen's goal. Victor Obinna had a little more conviction moments later when he fired in a volley, but it took a deflection and Sorensen was able to catch comfortably. Robert Green, who had spilled a Didier Drogba free-kick in the build-up to a goal in the Hammers' previous match against Chelsea, almost repeated the error when he failed to deal with Pennant's delivery into the box, but his blushes were spared as Robert Huth hit the loose ball against the post. Valon Behrami then picked up the game's first booking to give away another free-kick in a similar area which Pennant used to tee up Jones, but the Trinidadian sliced his shot over the bar. Having seen Stoke fail to make the most of their set-pieces, West Ham then took the lead via a free-kick of their own. Obinna crossed it into the box in the 32nd minute and the ball bounced off two red and white shirts before Parker prodded it over the line. Looking energised, the visitors almost doubled their lead within two minutes as Frederic Piquionne unleashed a drive from the edge of the area which cracked against the bar. Stoke attempted to regroup and Jones got his head to another Delap throw-in but sent it over. Tony Pulis' half-time team-talk had inspired the Potters to come from behind and win against Villa and it seemed as if the manager's words at the interval had made an impact again as the hosts pulled level within three minutes of the restart. Jon Walters released Pennant down the right channel and the former Arsenal and Liverpool winger played in a delightful cross which Jones headed in at the far post. Former Hammer Matthew Etherington had a chance to put Stoke ahead soon after having been fed by Jones, but saw his effort deflect behind for a corner. Pennant was providing plenty of impetus and delivered another great ball into the danger zone which Walters was just unable to meet. Green then gave a reminder of his quality by pulling off a fantastic save, tipping Jones' strike against the post after the striker had outmuscled Matthew Upson. Pulis brought on Ricardo Fuller for Walters with 20 minutes remaining and Pennant lofted another handy ball into the box for Jones, who was flagged offside. West Ham had barely mustered anything in an attacking sense since half-time, but suddenly called Sorensen into action, the Danish goalkeeper diving at full stretch to palm Obinna's shot around the post. From the resulting corner Mark Noble sent in a cross which Manuel Da Costa headed goalwards, but again Sorensen kept West Ham at bay, getting down low to his left. Jones was then substituted, with Eidur Gudjohnsen receiving a fantastic reception from the Stoke fans as he came on for his debut. With 10 minutes to go Fuller came close to finding a winner with a header from Delap's throw which bounced into the turf and up off the bar. Green then pushed a strike from Etherington over as West Ham hung on to secure a point.

Form Guide

    LLLW
  • Stoke
  • VS
  • West Ham
  • LLLL

Last Meetings

  • West Ham
  • 0 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 27/03/2010
  • Stoke
  • 2 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 17/10/2009
  • Stoke
  • 0 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 02/05/2009
  • West Ham
  • 2 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 28/12/2008
  • West Ham
  • 5 - 1
  • Stoke
  • 14/05/1985
  • Stoke
  • 2 - 4
  • West Ham
  • 20/10/1984

Top Scorers

Stoke

  • R Fuller 1
  • R Huth 1
  • A Faye 1
  • K Jones 1

West Ham

  • S Parker 1

Goals

Stoke

    • Total goals 11
    • Goals per game 4
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 1 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 81-90 mins

West Ham

    • Total goals 9
    • Goals per game 2
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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