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  • Date:07 May 2012
  • Kick-off:16:30
  • Venue:Upton Park
  • Attendance:34,682
( agg 5 - 0 )
  • Nolan (14) Vaz Te (39)
    Maynard (89)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Joe Mason. Robert Green takes the free kick.

91mins

Don Cowie takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

90mins

Goal scored by Nicky Maynard from deep inside the penalty box to the top left corner of the goal. West Ham 3 (5)-(0) 0 Cardiff.Assist on the goal came from Henri Lansbury.

88mins

Guy Demel fouled by Filip Kiss, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James Tomkins.

86mins

Darcy Blake gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ricardo Vaz Te. Nicky Maynard on for Carlton Cole. Direct free kick taken by Winston Reid.

82mins

Effort from outside the penalty box by Liam Lawrence goes wide left of the goal.

81mins

Darcy Blake comes on in place of Kevin McNaughton. Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Taylor, clearance made by Ben Turner.

81mins

Winston Reid takes a shot. Aron Gunnarsson gets a block in.

80mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil by Peter Whittingham. Peter Whittingham booked. Free kick taken by James Tomkins.

79mins

Matthew Taylor takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall.

78mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Taylor on Joe Mason. Peter Whittingham takes the free kick.

76mins

Don Cowie comes on in place of Stephen McPhail. Filip Kiss joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kenny Miller.

74mins

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line played to the near post, Peter Whittingham makes a clearance. Short corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line.

74mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton by Winston Reid. Direct free kick taken by David Marshall.

73mins

Mark Hudson challenges George McCartney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ricardo Vaz Te.

70mins

Mark Noble takes the inswinging corner, clearance by Peter Whittingham.

69mins

George McCartney joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kevin Nolan.

67mins

Liam Lawrence fouled by Winston Reid, the ref awards a free kick. Winston Reid goes into the book. Free kick taken by Liam Lawrence.

67mins

Ricardo Vaz Te is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Indirect free kick taken by David Marshall.

66mins

Kenny Miller produces a left-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide left of the target.

59mins

The referee blows for offside. David Marshall takes the free kick.

58mins

Kevin McNaughton produces a cross, save by Robert Green.

57mins

Unfair challenge on Andrew Taylor by Winston Reid results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.

57mins

The ball is delivered by Kevin Nolan, comfortable save by David Marshall.

55mins

Unfair challenge on Henri Lansbury by Aron Gunnarsson results in a free kick. Robert Green takes the free kick.

53mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joe Mason by Matthew Taylor. Peter Whittingham crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by Matthew Taylor. Corner taken left-footed by Peter Whittingham from the right by-line, Matthew Taylor manages to make a clearance.

53mins

Handball by Henri Lansbury. David Marshall restarts play with the free kick.

52mins

Joe Mason gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Winston Reid. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

50mins

Mark Hudson challenges Ricardo Vaz Te unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Hudson receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Matthew Taylor restarts play with the free kick.

48mins

Mark Noble challenges Liam Lawrence unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jack Collison goes off and Henri Lansbury comes on. Free kick taken by Peter Whittingham.

48mins

Gary O'Neil is caught offside. David Marshall takes the indirect free kick.

46mins

Kevin Nolan concedes a free kick for a foul on Andrew Taylor. Free kick taken by David Marshall.

45mins

Foul by Winston Reid on Liam Lawrence, free kick awarded. Liam Lawrence restarts play with the free kick.

44mins

Header from deep inside the area by Carlton Cole goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

42mins

Winston Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aron Gunnarsson. Peter Whittingham has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.

40mins

Ricardo Vaz Te grabs a goal from inside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. West Ham 2 (4)-(0) 0 Cardiff.Guy Demel provided the assist for the goal.

37mins

The referee blows for offside against Kenny Miller. Robert Green takes the indirect free kick.

35mins

Corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence to the near post, Aron Gunnarsson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Green. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

34mins

Gary O'Neil takes a shot. Save made by David Marshall. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, David Marshall makes a save.

33mins

Mark Noble concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Whittingham. Peter Whittingham takes the direct free kick.

30mins

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor.

29mins

Foul by Kevin Nolan on Kevin McNaughton, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by David Marshall.

28mins

Kenny Miller is cautioned by the ref for dissent.

26mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Joe Mason. Robert Green takes the free kick.

24mins

Effort from outside the area by Ricardo Vaz Te goes wide right of the goal.

18mins

Kevin Nolan challenges Stephen McPhail unfairly and gives away a free kick. Peter Whittingham delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing.

17mins

Gary O'Neil takes a shot.

14mins

Corner taken right-footed by Matthew Taylor from the right by-line, Kevin Nolan grabs a headed goal from close in. West Ham 1 (3)-(0) 0 Cardiff.

12mins

Mark Hudson fouled by Carlton Cole, the ref awards a free kick. Kevin McNaughton takes the free kick.

12mins

Carlton Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin McNaughton. David Marshall takes the free kick.

10mins

Mark Hudson takes a shot. Comfortable save by Robert Green.

9mins

Kenny Miller concedes a free kick for a foul on Winston Reid. Robert Green takes the free kick.

8mins

The referee blows for offside. Robert Green takes the indirect free kick.

4mins

Shot on goal by Carlton Cole from just inside the area clears the crossbar.

1mins

Foul by Aron Gunnarsson on Mark Noble, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

Match Preview

Same again for Hammers West Ham once again have a fully-fit squad for the home leg of their play-off against Cardiff. The Hammers picked up no new injuries when they ran out 2-0 winners in the first leg on Thursday. Two-goal hero Jack Collison is set to keep his place despite still recovering from cartilage problems which mean the Wales midfielder sometimes sits out training. Striker Carlton Cole, who has also struggled with a knee problem at times this season, should continue up front alongside Ricardo Vaz Te. George McCartney has come on as a substitute in the last two games after recovering from concussion and is pushing to reclaim his spot at left-back, which would allow Matt Taylor to move to his preferred midfield position. Assistant manager Neil McDonald loves the play-offs but hopes the system does not punish his side after what he feels has been an "impressive" season. West Ham are bidding to secure a place at Wembley at the expense of a side that finished 13 points behind them. "I think the play-offs have been one of the best things that has been introduced to football along with three points," said McDonald. "It gives everybody a chance, it keeps the whole season going and, yes, it is slightly disappointing to finish third and so many points above fourth, [fifth and sixth] but we knew what was happening. "We knew what the situation was and we've tried to put that to the back of our mind now." Cardiff manager Malky Mackay will assess the fitness of Don Cowie and Kevin McNaughton. Midfielder Cowie picked up a slight knock on Thursday night and full-back McNaughton missed out due to a calf strain sustained in the 2-1 final-day win at Crystal Palace. The Bluebirds are battling to avoid a third consecutive play-off disappointment having lost the 2010 final to Blackpool before departing at this stage against Reading last term. Mackay said: "Most people may now expect West Ham to make it through to the final - that could be a natural reaction I suppose. "But myself and the team don't subscribe to that. We go into Monday afternoon trying to win the game. "We have 90 minutes to score twice and, beyond that, to win the game. Right now we have a fighter's chance."

Formation:433Manager: Sam Allardyce

West Ham

Formation: 442Manager: Malky Mackay

Cardiff

  • Robert Green
  • Guy Demel
  • James Tomkins
  • Winston Reid
  • Matthew Taylor
  • Gary O'Neil
  • Mark Noble
  • Kevin Nolan
  • Jack Collison
  • Carlton Cole
  • Ricardo Vaz Te
  • SUBS
  • Stephen Henderson
  • George McCartney
  • Nicky Maynard
  • Julien Faubert
  • Henri Lansbury

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