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  • Date:17 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Upton Park
  • Attendance:34,749
Goal!

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94:16 +4.16

Corner taken by Jimmy McNulty from the right by-line to the near post, Carlton Cole manages to make a clearance.

88:54

Craig Davies gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Daniel Potts. Robert Green takes the direct free kick.

88:20

The ball is delivered by Frederic Piquionne.

85:58

Papa Bouba Diop fouled by Craig Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Caution for Craig Davies. Direct free kick taken by Mark Noble.

84:46

Jimmy McNulty gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlton Cole. Mark Noble takes the direct free kick.

81:50

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jacob Butterfield from the right by-line to the near post, George McCartney manages to make a clearance.

81:17

Mark Noble takes a shot. Blocked by Carlton Cole.

80:46

Miles Addison concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Potts. Mark Noble takes the free kick.

79:58

Jacob Butterfield produces a cross, Kevin Nolan makes a clearance.

79:09

Daniel Potts produces a drilled left-footed shot from 35 yards. Blocked by Jimmy McNulty.

78:13

Corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line to the near post, Jim O'Brien manages to make a clearance.

77:45

Jim O'Brien concedes a free kick for a foul on Daniel Potts. Free kick taken by George McCartney.

75:53

Mark Noble takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

74:32

Foul by Jay McEveley on Frederic Piquionne, free kick awarded. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Mark Noble from right wing.

73:33

The ball is crossed by Danny Haynes, James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.

73:21

Danny Haynes crosses the ball, James Tomkins makes a clearance.

72:31

The ball is swung over by Freddie Sears, save made by Luke Steele.

72:07

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Henri Lansbury by Jacob Butterfield. Mark Noble takes the free kick.

71:56

The ball is sent over by Henri Lansbury, clearance made by Rob Edwards.

69:36

The ball is swung over by Kevin Nolan. Carlton Cole handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Luke Steele takes the direct free kick.

68:43

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Green.

65:46

Jim O'Brien on for Ricardo Vaz Te. Danny Haynes joins the action as a substitute, replacing Nile Ranger. Julien Faubert goes off and Henri Lansbury comes on.

62:47

Mark Noble takes the outswinging corner, save by Luke Steele.

62:35

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Noble by Miles Addison. Mark Noble restarts play with the free kick.

61:39

Frederic Piquionne takes a shot from long distance which goes wide of the right-hand post.

60:57

Unfair challenge on Nile Ranger by Julien Faubert results in a free kick. Jay McEveley restarts play with the free kick.

59:03

George McCartney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Craig Davies. George McCartney booked. Strike comes in from Craig Davies from the free kick.

55:01

Freddie Sears joins the action as a substitute, replacing John Carew.

53:47

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Jacob Butterfield from the right by-line, save by Robert Green.

49:14

Unfair challenge on Miles Addison by Kevin Nolan results in a free kick. Free kick taken by Rob Edwards.

48:10

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Nile Ranger by Daniel Potts. The ball is swung over by Jacob Butterfield, Headed effort on goal by Jimmy McNulty from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the goal.

47:24

Carlton Cole takes a shot. Save by Luke Steele.

45:31

Free kick awarded for a foul by Papa Bouba Diop on Jacob Butterfield. The ball is swung over by Jacob Butterfield, Craig Davies takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save. Corner taken by Jacob Butterfield from the left by-line to the near post, Rob Edwards produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

43:30

The ball is sent over by Julien Faubert, save by Luke Steele.

42:21

Mark Noble takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

41:13

Frederic Piquionne crosses the ball, clearance by Miles Addison.

40:17

Papa Bouba Diop takes a shot. Miles Addison gets a block in.

39:15

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Papa Bouba Diop by Nile Ranger. Mark Noble takes the free kick.

39:06

Centre by Julien Faubert, clearance made by Jay McEveley.

38:52

The ball is sent over by Ricardo Vaz Te, Julien Faubert gets a block in.

37:28

Free kick awarded for a foul by Mark Noble on David Perkins. Jimmy McNulty restarts play with the free kick.

37:18

The ball is crossed by Daniel Potts, clearance by Miles Addison.

36:11

Drilled right-footed shot by Craig Davies. Save by Robert Green.

35:28

Craig Davies has shot on goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

33:49

Jacob Butterfield crosses the ball, save by Robert Green.

33:07

Ricardo Vaz Te produces a right-footed shot from long distance which goes wide right of the goal.

32:11

Foul by Papa Bouba Diop on Nile Ranger, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Jacob Butterfield.

31:29

The offside flag is raised against Carlton Cole. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.

31:05

Craig Davies concedes a free kick for a foul on Papa Bouba Diop. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

30:17

Close range effort by Carlton Cole misses to the left of the goal.

28:39

Ricardo Vaz Te crosses the ball.

27:07

Carlton Cole handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Luke Steele restarts play with the free kick.

26:00

Corner from the right by-line taken by Jacob Butterfield, Miles Addison takes a shot. Frederic Piquionne manages to make a clearance. Corner taken right-footed by Jacob Butterfield, Miles Addison takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.

25:28

Corner taken left-footed by Jacob Butterfield from the right by-line to the near post, Carlton Cole makes a clearance.

24:59

Papa Bouba Diop gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jacob Butterfield. Jacob Butterfield restarts play with the free kick.

24:28

Carlton Cole takes a shot. Luke Steele makes a save.

23:56

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on James Tomkins by Craig Davies. Free kick taken by Julien Faubert.

22:59

Craig Davies challenges James Tomkins unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Julien Faubert.

22:26

Julien Faubert fouled by Craig Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

21:48

Craig Davies takes a shot. George McCartney gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Jay McEveley from the right by-line, George McCartney manages to make a clearance.

19:46

The ball is swung over by Mark Noble, Rob Edwards makes a clearance.

19:06

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Papa Bouba Diop by Miles Addison. Julien Faubert takes the free kick.

16:28

James Tomkins produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

16:16

Julien Faubert produces a cross.

15:48

Corner taken by Mark Noble, clearance by Miles Addison.

11:39

Shot from just outside the box by Ricardo Vaz Te misses to the left of the target.

11:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Craig Davies by James Tomkins. Free kick taken by Miles Addison.

9:58

The ball is delivered by Julien Faubert, save made by Luke Steele.

9:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by David Perkins on Mark Noble. George McCartney restarts play with the free kick.

8:07

Shot by Kevin Nolan from just outside the area goes over the net.

7:36

Miles Addison challenges Frederic Piquionne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Julien Faubert restarts play with the free kick.

7:04

The referee gives a free kick against Carlton Cole for handball. Luke Steele takes the free kick.

4:46

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the left by-line, Papa Bouba Diop finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close range. West Ham 1-0 Barnsley.Assist by Mark Noble.

2:07

Corner taken right-footed by Ricardo Vaz Te from the right by-line to the near post, save by Robert Green.

0:43

David Perkins gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlton Cole. Mark Noble fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Luke Steele makes a save.

Match Preview

Hammers low on numbers West Ham are without a host of key players for the visit of Barnsley. Jack Collison and Joey O'Brien are suspended after they were sent off during last week's 3-0 defeat at Reading while Guy Demel is out after being stretchered off with a thigh injury. Midfielder Matt Taylor remains a doubt with a calf problem and defender Winston Reid (shoulder), widemen David Bentley (knee) and Gary O'Neil (ankle) and striker Sam Baldock (hamstring) are still on the sidelines. But Arsenal loanee Henri Lansbury is fit again after eight weeks out with a knee injury and could come in for Collison in midfield. Winger Julien Faubert is likely to drop to right-back in the absence of O'Brien and Demel. Barnsley defender Jay McEveley has only an outside chance of returning to play any part. McEveley has missed the last two matches due to a thigh strain and is in a race against the clock. Manager Keith Hill has no new injury or suspension problems and is not expected to make many unforced changes. Defenders Rob Edwards and Miles Addison are pushing for recalls as Hill looks to stabilise a defence which conceded five goals in last week's 5-3 home defeat to Ipswich. Hill will find it difficult to break up the partnership of Ricardo Vaz Te and Craig Davies up front as they have shared nine goals in the last four matches and that could mean a place on the substitutes' bench for on-loan Newcastle striker Nile Ranger and Danny Haynes. Barnsley have won five of their last seven league matches and sit five points adrift of the top six.

Formation:433Manager: Sam Allardyce

West Ham

Formation: 4411Manager: Keith Hill

Barnsley

  • Robert Green
  • Julien Faubert
  • James Tomkins
  • Daniel Potts
  • George McCartney
  • Mark Noble
  • Papa Bouba Diop
  • Kevin Nolan
  • Frederic Piquionne
  • John Carew
  • Carlton Cole
  • SUBS
  • Marek Stech
  • Freddie Sears
  • Henri Lansbury
  • Brian Montenegro
  • Callum Driver

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Match Report

Rare Diop strike nails Hammers victory A rare goal from Papa Bouba Diop sent West Ham joint top of the npower Championship with a 1-0 victory over Barnsley. The veteran Senegal midfielder found the net for the first time in English football since he scored for Fulham against Blackburn - exactly six years ago to the day. The Hammers wasted numerous chances to add to Diop's early header, but Barnsley could not take advantage and a sell-out Upton Park was able to celebrate victory after two successive defeats had dented their promotion bid. The win moved Sam Allardyce's side level on points with leaders Southampton, who play at south-coast rivals Portsmouth on Sunday. West Ham went into the clash riddled with injuries and suspensions, so boss Allardyce could have been forgiven for thinking the world was against him when Abdoulaye Faye pulled out of the warm-up. That meant left-back George McCartney filled in at centre-half with 17-year-old Daniel Potts, son of former Hammers skipper Steve, fast-tracked into his debut. However, the home side shrugged off that early blow and took the lead after just six minutes, Mark Noble swinging in a corner and Diop launching his considerable frame above the Tykes defence to crash his header past Luke Steele. Potts only signed a professional contract the day before the game, and his first appearance came just two years after he was given the all-clear after a battle with leukaemia. The youngster was showing no signs of letting the occasion get to him and twice almost set up another goal with fine left-footed crosses which Carlton Cole and James Tomkins failed to make the most of. The Hammers shouted for a penalty after 18 minutes when Fredi Piquionne's run into the box was halted by Jay McEveley, but referee Scott Mathieson was not impressed. Cole should have doubled the lead on the half-hour when, having run on to Noble's through-ball, he appeared to have done the hard work in holding off two defenders and side-stepping Steele only to screw his shot wide. And just before the break a last-ditch challenge from Rob Edwards prevented Piquionne from finding the net. Allardyce has bemoaned his side's lapses of concentration for letting in crucial goals this season and they dozed off again at the start of the second half, moments after a stray cat had interrupted proceedings, but Rob Green made a fine save from Edwards' header. With seven minutes left Allardyce felt Freddie Sears should have had a penalty as the youngster tumbled in the area, and in his frustration aimed a kick at some plastic bottles before being sent to the stands by referee Mathieson. But Allardyce took his seat among the fans and watched his side see out a nervy ending to get back to winning ways.

Form Guide

    WWWWLL
  • West Ham
  • VS
  • Barnsley
  • LWWWWL

Last Meetings

  • West Ham
  • 1 - 1
  • Barnsley
  • 06/02/1993
  • Barnsley
  • 0 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 16/08/1992
  • West Ham
  • 3 - 2
  • Barnsley
  • 01/04/1991
  • Barnsley
  • 1 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 22/12/1990
  • Barnsley
  • 1 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 14/04/1990
  • West Ham
  • 4 - 2
  • Barnsley
  • 01/01/1990

Top Scorers

West Ham

  • C Cole 7
  • K Nolan 6
  • S Baldock 5
  • JA Carew 2
  • F Piquionne 2
  • J Collison 2
  • M Taylor 1
  • J Faubert 1
  • J O'Brien 1
  • J Tomkins 1
  • W Reid 1
  • H Lansbury 1

Barnsley

  • C Davies 7
  • R Vaz Te 7
  • J Butterfield 5
  • A Gray 3
  • S Foster 1
  • J McNulty 1
  • M Done 1
  • J O'Brien 1
  • D Drinkwater 1

Goals

West Ham

    • Total goals 56
    • Goals per game 36
  • 5 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Barnsley

    • Total goals 50
    • Goals per game 30
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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