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  • Date:10 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Upton Park
  • Attendance:34,650
  • Nolan (8)
  • Coppinger (72)
    Coppinger (72)
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:37 +3.37

Unfair challenge on Pascal Chimbonda by Sam Baldock results in a free kick. John Oster takes the free kick.

91:52 +1.52

Sam Hird gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Sam Baldock. Mark Noble crosses the ball, Shot by Jack Collison from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

90:58 +0.58

Carlton Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Habib Beye. Carl Ikeme takes the direct free kick.

90:37 +0.37

Unfair challenge on Abdoulaye Faye by El-Hadji Diouf results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

89:10

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, James Tomkins takes a shot. Save by Carl Ikeme.

84:24

Carlton Cole takes a shot. Blocked by Habib Beye.

83:05

Pascal Chimbonda delivers the ball, El-Hadji Diouf takes a shot. Robert Green makes a brilliant save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf, save by Robert Green.

79:16

Danny Collins joins the action as a substitute, replacing Kevin Nolan.

78:13

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on El-Hadji Diouf by Abdoulaye Faye. El-Hadji Diouf crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, clearance by Kevin Nolan.

77:17

Corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line, Sam Hird manages to make a clearance.

76:31

Headed effort from deep inside the area by Matthew Taylor misses to the left of the goal.

75:40

The referee blows for offside against Simon Gillett. Robert Green takes the free kick.

74:33

Sam Hird comes on in place of Shelton Martis.

72:45

El-Hadji Diouf produces a cross. A goal is scored by James Coppinger from close range to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Ham 1-1 Doncaster.The assist for the goal came from Giles Barnes.

72:07

El-Hadji Diouf takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

70:10

Mark Noble takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, El-Hadji Diouf makes a clearance.

68:01

The ball is crossed by James Coppinger, Headed effort from deep inside the area by El-Hadji Diouf misses to the left of the goal.

65:41

The ball is sent over by James Coppinger, save by Robert Green.

62:54

A cross is delivered by James Coppinger, save by Robert Green.

61:53

The referee blows for offside against El-Hadji Diouf. Indirect free kick taken by Abdoulaye Faye.

59:59

John Oster comes on in place of Mamadou Bagayoko.

58:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carlton Cole on Pascal Chimbonda. Pascal Chimbonda restarts play with the free kick.

57:47

The ball is sent over by Giles Barnes, Header from close in by Mamadou Bagayoko misses to the left of the target.

57:10

Centre by Matthew Taylor, Carl Ikeme makes a save.

55:47

Carlton Cole produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar. Gary O'Neil on for Henri Lansbury.

55:21

Giles Barnes concedes a free kick for a foul on Kevin Nolan. Free kick taken by Mark Noble.

53:33

Habib Beye fouled by Carlton Cole, the ref awards a free kick. Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.

52:19

Pass corner from right by-line taken by El-Hadji Diouf to short, Carlton Cole makes a clearance.

51:25

Corner taken by El-Hadji Diouf, Giles Barnes takes a shot. James Tomkins gets a block in.

50:11

George McCartney produces a cross, Sam Baldock takes a shot.

48:42

El-Hadji Diouf fouled by Mark Noble, the ref awards a free kick. The ball is crossed by El-Hadji Diouf, Header by Giles Barnes from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

47:02

Unfair challenge on Giles Barnes by Mark Noble results in a free kick. Free kick taken by James Coppinger.

45:21 +0.21

Mark Noble gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on El-Hadji Diouf. Tommy Spurr takes the direct free kick.

44:43

Centre by Mark Noble, clearance made by Shelton Martis.

44:19

Corner taken short by Mark Noble.

41:56

Jack Collison produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that misses to the right of the goal.

41:08

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Noble.

39:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Carlton Cole by Habib Beye. Shot comes in from Matthew Taylor from the free kick.

39:02

El-Hadji Diouf delivers the ball, Giles Barnes has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.

38:22

Kevin Nolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on El-Hadji Diouf. The free kick is swung in right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf, Carlton Cole makes a clearance.

37:21

The ball is sent over by James Coppinger.

36:23

El-Hadji Diouf crosses the ball, clearance made by George McCartney.

35:55

El-Hadji Diouf takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post, Matthew Taylor makes a clearance.

35:01

Jack Collison handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tommy Spurr.

32:18

James Coppinger takes a shot. Save by Robert Green. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by El-Hadji Diouf, save made by Robert Green.

28:56

Kevin Nolan gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Coppinger. Carl Ikeme takes the direct free kick.

28:39

James Tomkins takes a shot. Save made by Carl Ikeme.

28:07

Sam Baldock delivers the ball, blocked by Pascal Chimbonda. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, clearance by Habib Beye.

24:59

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Habib Beye by Kevin Nolan. Carl Ikeme takes the direct free kick.

24:17

Long distance shot from Simon Gillett misses to the left of the net. Ricardo Vaz Te leaves the field to be replaced by Sam Baldock.

20:50

James Tomkins has an effort at goal from outside the area missing to the wide right of the goal.

19:17

Mark Noble gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on El-Hadji Diouf. Habib Beye takes the direct free kick.

18:37

Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Blocked by Giles Barnes.

16:54

The ball is swung over by James Coppinger, save by Robert Green.

12:58

The official flags Carlton Cole offside. Indirect free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.

8:00

Henri Lansbury takes a shot. Habib Beye gets a block in. Kevin Nolan finds the net with a goal from close in to the top left corner of the goal. West Ham 1-0 Doncaster.

7:41

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Tomkins by Habib Beye. Free kick taken by Kevin Nolan.

7:14

Effort from 12 yards by Carlton Cole.

5:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Spurr by Carlton Cole. Carl Ikeme takes the free kick.

4:24

The ball is delivered by Matthew Taylor.

4:01

Carlton Cole takes a shot.

3:25

George McCartney fouled by Kyle Bennett, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Green takes the free kick.

0:13

Free kick awarded for a foul by Ricardo Vaz Te on Pascal Chimbonda. Direct free kick taken by Carl Ikeme.

Match Preview

Reid test for Hammers West Ham will check on defender Winston Reid ahead of the visit of Doncaster. Reid has missed the Hammers' last two matches after he was knocked unconscious playing for New Zealand last week. Midfielder Papa Bouba Diop is still missing with a hamstring injury, defender Guy Demel remains sidelined with a thigh problem and striker John Carew is short of fitness after knee trouble. But the Hammers have no new injury worries after they were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Watford on Wednesday. Boss Sam Allardyce made the rare move of starting with a 4-4-2 formation against the Hornets but reverted to 4-3-3 when his side were chasing an equaliser. Winger Ricardo Vaz Te climbed off the bench to grab the leveller and could return to the starting line-up. Tommy Spurr is an injury doubt for Doncaster. The former Sheffield Wednesday full-back was withdrawn with a hip injury during Tuesday's 2-1 win at Nottingham Forest and boss Dean Saunders will act cautiously as Spurr only recently returned from a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to a problem with the joint. "He's going to train on Friday but he's had a problem with his hip in the past and we'll see how he is," said Saunders. "It didn't look good at the time when he had to come off." Herita Ilunga spent time on loan at the Keepmoat Stadium earlier this season and is back training with Rovers following his release by the Hammers. Saunders has stated he will pursue a short-term deal for the left-back if Spurr is ruled out. Habib Bamogo returned to training on Thursday and could contest a place in attack following a hamstring injury, although the game is expected to come too soon for Martin Woods after the midfielder had a pain-killing injection in his knee. Captain Brian Stock is out with a torn groin muscle, while George Friend (knee) remains out.

Formation:433Manager: Sam Allardyce

West Ham

Formation: 442Manager: Dean Saunders

Doncaster

  • Robert Green
  • George McCartney
  • Abdoulaye Faye
  • James Tomkins
  • Matthew Taylor
  • Mark Noble
  • Henri Lansbury
  • Kevin Nolan
  • Jack Collison
  • Carlton Cole
  • Ricardo Vaz Te
  • SUBS
  • Sam Baldock
  • Nicky Maynard
  • Ravel Morrison
  • Danny Collins
  • Gary O'Neil

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Match Report

Hammers held by Donny West Ham lost ground at the top of the npower Championship as they were held to a 1-1 draw by a battling Doncaster outfit. Kevin Nolan's ninth goal of the season capped a dominant start for the hosts but they took their foot off the gas and were punished when James Coppinger levelled in the 73rd minute. The hosts looked to have got off to a flying start when Ricardo Vaz Te had the ball in the net inside the opening minute but the Portuguese was penalised for a foul on Pascal Chimbonda. It took just another two minutes before the Hammers threatened again as Carlton Cole collected a pass from Jack Collison and rifled a 20-yard effort against the crossbar. The inevitable breakthrough came after nine minutes as Nolan stabbed in from close range after Rovers failed to clear their lines following Henri Lansbury's shot. Dean Saunders' men briefly relieved the pressure when El-Hadji Diouf broke away down the right but his threatening cross was plucked out of the air by Rob Green just as Mamadou Bagayoko was closing in. Sam Allardyce was forced to make a change midway through the opening half when Vaz Te went down clutching his hamstring. He was replaced by Sam Baldock. With the home side beginning to lose some of their impetus, Doncaster sensed an opportunity to get a foothold in the game and Coppinger's powerful strike, which Green had to palm around the post, underlined their increasing threat. They continued to grow into the game after the interval, with Diouf providing their most promising outlet. The Senegalese whipped in a free-kick which Giles Barnes nodded narrowly wide. The Hammers sought to reassert their authority with a prolonged spell of pressure but Rovers pressed the ball well, restricting the space the hosts had to work in. When Doncaster won it back they caused panic in the penalty area as Coppinger's cross was left by Green before James Tomkins eventually took charge of the situation to clear to safety. But with 17 minutes to go the visitors deservedly drew level as Simon Gillett kept the ball alive in the box and Coppinger capitalised to steer it in from close range. Upton Park held its breath when Coppinger delivered for Diouf with five minutes to play but he could not make clean contact with his shot and Green turned the ball away for a corner. The draw extends West Ham's unbeaten run to seven matches but Southampton's victory over Barnsley means they are three points behind in the race for the title. Doncaster, meanwhile, are still fighting for survival after taking six points from their last four games.

Form Guide

    WDWDWD
  • West Ham
  • VS
  • Doncaster
  • DLLDDW

Last Meetings

  • Doncaster
  • 0 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 13/08/2011
  • Doncaster
  • 1 - 2
  • West Ham
  • 01/03/1958
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 1
  • Doncaster
  • 19/10/1957
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 1
  • Doncaster
  • 16/03/1957
  • Doncaster
  • 3 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 03/11/1956
  • Doncaster
  • 2 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 26/03/1956

Top Scorers

West Ham

  • C Cole 9
  • K Nolan 8
  • S Baldock 5
  • J Collison 3
  • JA Carew 2
  • R Vaz Te 2
  • J Tomkins 2
  • W Reid 2
  • M Taylor 1
  • G McCartney 1
  • G O'Neil 1
  • P Diop 1
  • J Faubert 1
  • J O'Brien 1
  • N Maynard 1
  • H Lansbury 1
  • F Nouble 1

Doncaster

  • J Hayter 3
  • E Diouf 3
  • K Bennett 3
  • M Bagayoko 2
  • S Gillett 2
  • J Oster 1
  • B Stock 1
  • F Piquionne 1
  • G Barnes 1

Goals

West Ham

    • Total goals 87
    • Goals per game 54
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Doncaster

    • Total goals 63
    • Goals per game 30
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 6 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 9 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 12 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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