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  • Date:08 Jan 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Upton Park
  • Attendance:32,159
Goal!

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92:50 +2.50

Adam Hammill takes a shot.

92:23 +2.23

Anthony Edgar produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the left-hand post.

91:35 +1.35

Anthony Edgar replaces Zavon Hines.

90:54 +0.54

Pablo Barrera takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a save. Zavon Hines takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

90:01 +0.01

Hugo Colace concedes a free kick for a foul on Zavon Hines. Mark Noble takes the free kick.

88:04

Adam Hammill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zavon Hines. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

82:42

Frank Nouble leaves the field to be replaced by Frederic Piquionne. Foul by Hugo Colace on Pablo Barrera, free kick awarded. Mark Noble crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, comfortable save by Luke Steele.

80:19

Free kick awarded for a foul by Frank Nouble on Jason Shackell. Free kick taken by Jason Shackell.

75:51

Scott Parker is brought on as a substitute for Victor Obinna. (Barnsley) makes a substitution, with Hugo Colace coming on for Diego Arismendi.

74:35

Foul by Pablo Barrera on Matthew Hill, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jacob Butterfield from left wing, clearance by James Tomkins. Short corner taken by Adam Hammill from the right by-line.

69:54

Frank Nouble takes a shot. Jason Shackell makes a clearance.

68:24

Jim O'Brien comes on in place of Kieran Trippier.

65:50

Foul by Luis Boa Morte on Kieran Trippier, free kick awarded. Kieran Trippier restarts play with the free kick.

65:08

Pablo Barrera fouled by Matthew Hill, the ref awards a free kick. Julien Faubert delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, clearance by Nathan Doyle.

64:03

Unfair challenge on Stephen Foster by Zavon Hines results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Stephen Foster.

62:52

Nathan Doyle fouled by Jonathan Spector, the ref awards a free kick. Bobby Hassell takes the free kick.

60:07

Matthew Hill gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Barrera. Mark Noble takes the free kick. The offside flag is raised against Pablo Barrera. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.

59:19

Effort on goal by Nathan Doyle from a long way out goes over the bar.

55:03

Jacob Butterfield on for Goran Lovre. Foul by Frank Nouble on Matthew Hill, free kick awarded. Adam Hammill crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by James Tomkins.

50:50

Adam Hammill takes the outswinging corner, Frank Nouble manages to make a clearance.

48:18

Bobby Hassell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zavon Hines. Free kick crossed by Mark Noble, comfortable save by Luke Steele.

48:02

Garry O'Connor is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by James Tomkins.

46:58

Inswinging corner taken by Adam Hammill, Jason Shackell takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

44:25

Pablo Barrera takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

43:38

Victor Obinna takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a comfortable save.

41:31

Mark Noble decides to take the corner short.

40:17

Zavon Hines takes a shot. Save made by Luke Steele. Zavon Hines takes a shot. Blocked by Stephen Foster. Effort on goal by Frank Nouble from just inside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

39:13

Nathan Doyle fouled by Frank Nouble, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Jason Shackell.

38:04

Mark Noble concedes a free kick for a foul on Diego Arismendi. Bobby Hassell takes the direct free kick.

36:46

Corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line to the near post, clearance by Diego Arismendi.

35:18

Adam Hammill produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

34:58

Goran Lovre takes a shot. Robert Green makes a comfortable save.

34:04

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

33:25

Bobby Hassell challenges Zavon Hines unfairly and gives away a free kick. Luis Boa Morte takes the free kick.

30:59

Garry O'Connor fouled by Zavon Hines, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Adam Hammill from right wing, save made by Robert Green.

28:10

Jonathan Spector scores a goal from deep inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Ham 1-0 Barnsley.Frank Nouble fouled by Stephen Foster, the ref awards a free kick.

27:05

Frank Nouble takes a shot. Blocked by Mark Noble.

25:10

Short corner taken by Mark Noble.

24:16

A cross is delivered by Luis Boa Morte, Close range header by Pablo Barrera misses to the right of the goal.

21:34

The official flags Victor Obinna offside. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.

19:53

Garry O'Connor has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.

18:07

The assistant referee flags for offside against Victor Obinna. Luke Steele takes the indirect free kick.

16:45

Frank Nouble takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele. Corner taken short by Mark Noble.

15:55

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Noble, clearance by Stephen Foster.

12:51

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kieran Trippier on Jonathan Spector. Direct free kick taken by Mark Noble.

11:35

Close range shot by Victor Obinna goes wide of the right-hand upright.

7:55

Frank Nouble takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele. Outswinging corner taken by Mark Noble, Stephen Foster makes a clearance.

6:51

Zavon Hines takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a save.

2:02

The official flags Goran Lovre offside. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

1:07

The referee blows for offside. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.

0:18

Free kick awarded for a foul by Frank Nouble on Jason Shackell. Free kick taken by Jason Shackell.

The ref blows the whistle to start the match.

The referee calls an end to the first half.

The game restarts for the second half.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Grant to make changes West Ham manager Avram Grant is set to reshuffle his team for tomorrow's FA Cup third-round tie. Youngsters Zavon Hines, who came off the bench in Wednesday's 5-0 defeat at Newcastle, and Jordan Spence could both feature against Barnsley at Upton Park. Mark Noble is fit again after a hip injury but on-loan defender Tal Ben Haim has returned to Portsmouth. Thomas Hitzlsperger has returned to training after a long-term thigh problem and he could be back in action by mid-February. Barnsley's on-loan defender Matt Hill has been given permission to play. The Tykes have received confirmation from Hill's parent club Wolves and the left-back will retain his place in Mark Robins' starting line-up. Robins has no new injury or suspension problems for the third-round tie and is not expected to make too many changes following Monday's 2-1 home win over Coventry. Striker Garry O'Connor returned to the side against Coventry following his permanent move from Birmingham and he is expected to start again with Andy Gray on the bench. Winger Adam Hammill shook off a knock to play the full 90 minutes on Monday and will continue, while Jacob Butterfield, Jim O'Brien and Hugo Colace are all pushing for first-team recalls.

Formation:442Manager: Avram Grant

West Ham

Formation: 442Manager: Mark Robins

Barnsley

  • Robert Green
  • Julien Faubert
  • James Tomkins
  • Jonathan Spector
  • Winston Reid
  • Zavon Hines
  • Mark Noble
  • Pablo Barrera
  • Luis Boa Morte
  • Frank Nouble
  • Victor Obinna
  • SUBS
  • Ruud Boffin
  • Scott Parker
  • Matthew Upson
  • Freddie Sears
  • Jordan Spence
  • Frederic Piquionne
  • Anthony Edgar

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Match Report

Spector sets up Hammers win West Ham's cup king Jonathan Spector was on target again but Avram Grant's struggling side made hard work of beating Barnsley 2-0 at Upton Park. Spector's first goals in three years had sent West Ham storming into the Carling Cup semi-finals with a 4-0 victory over Manchester United. The American, playing in the same central midfield role, put the Hammers ahead again before substitute Frederic Piquionne rifled home a late second. West Ham's FA Cup fourth round place would have been sealed by half-time had Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele not produced four vital saves, three of them from Zavon Hines. Inexplicably, Grant's men then stopped playing after the interval and the second half was far more nervy for the Upton Park crowd than it should have been. Piquionne's injury-time strike came moments after Barnsley's Adam Hammill saw his deflected shot loop onto the bar and bounce away. With Tuesday's semi-final first leg against Birmingham in mind, Grant made eight changes to the side that lost 5-0 to Newcastle on Wednesday. Hines and striker Frank Nouble were given their first starts of the season and Robert Green captained the team with Scott Parker and Matthew Upson on the bench. Luis Boa Morte lined up in West Ham's problem position of left-back with Spector alongside Mark Noble in midfield. Referee Neil Swarbrick waved away Barnsley's early penalty appeals when Adam Hammill went down in the box and, apart from a long-range Garry O'Connor strike, West Ham dominated the rest of the first half. Victor Obinna poked a pass through for Nouble, who cut the ball back for Hines but the winger's shot was well blocked by the advancing Steele. The Barnsley goalkeeper, who spent four years on Manchester United's books, then smothered an angled drive from Nouble who had been teed up by Noble's delicate through ball. Barnsley received another let-off moments later when Nouble picked out Obinna with a lofted pass and the Nigerian's left-foot volley flew just wide of the far post Still West Ham surged forward and Steele denied them again, producing another strong block after Nouble had found space on the right side of the Barnsley box. Boa Morte then picked out Pablo Barrera at the far post but the unmarked Mexican winger planted his header wide. West Ham came close again when Nouble's shot deflected off Noble and spun just wide of the near post before finally breaking the deadlock Noble created the opportunity with a determined run forward and Spector beat Steele with a low angled drive which nestled inside the far post. There was little Steele could have done about the goal but he then pulled off a brilliant double save from Hines, which prevented West Ham from doubling their lead before the interval. Barrera picked out Hines in space at the far post but Steele got across quickly and produced two stops from point-blank range before Nouble skied his shot over the bar. Barnsley had not exploited West Ham's weakness at left back until early in the second half, when Lovre got in behind Boa Morte and pulled a cross back for O'Connor. Winston Reid stole in for the interception and West Ham broke clear, with Hines cutting in from the left flank before whistling a shot across the face of goal. Lovre was replaced by Jacob Butterfield after 56 minutes and the new arrival made an immediate impact with a tricky run into the West Ham box before going down under Reid's challenge. Referee Swarbrick infuriated the Barnsley bench by waving play on and he was greeted with chants of "You don't know what you're doing" from the visiting supporters. It was another let-off for West Ham, whose pace and intensity had dropped after half-time as if they were happy to sit back and defend a one goal lead. When West Ham did piece together a promising move Nouble exchanged passes with Obinna to go through on goal but he scuffed his shot and Barnsley were able to clear. Parker and Piquionne both came on and West Ham eventually rediscovered their touch with Boa Morte escaping down the left. Barrera met the cross but was denied his first West Ham goal by another instinctive double save from Steele. Hammill almost punished West Ham but his deflected shot bounced back off the woodwork and Piquionne rifled his shot past Steele to wrap up the victory.

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