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  • Date:21 Aug 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Upton Park
  • Noble - pen (78)
  • Matthew Upson - og (47) Elmander (67)
    Elmander (83)
Goal!

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94mins

Stuart Holden decides to take a short corner.

94mins

Winston Reid gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Kevin Davies. Paul Robinson takes the free kick.

92mins

Benni McCarthy gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Zat Knight. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

92mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Winston Reid by Kevin Davies. Robert Green takes the direct free kick.

90mins

Pablo Barrera gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Holden. Pablo Barrera is given a yellow card. Paul Robinson takes the direct free kick.

90mins

Foul by Mark Noble on Stuart Holden, free kick awarded. The referee books Mark Noble for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

88mins

Pablo Barrera is ruled offside. (Bolton) makes a substitution, with Robbie Blake coming on for Martin Petrov. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

86mins

Foul by Carlton Cole on Gary Cahill, free kick awarded. Mark Davies is brought on as a substitute for Johan Elmander. Carlton Cole goes off and Freddie Sears comes on. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

84mins

Goal scored by Johan Elmander from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Ham 1-3 Bolton.

83mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Paul Robinson by Frederic Piquionne. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

83mins

Daniel Gabbidon takes a shot from just outside the penalty area which clears the crossbar.

82mins

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Noble, clearance made by Paul Robinson.

82mins

Corner taken by Matthew Taylor played to the near post, Daniel Gabbidon manages to make a clearance.

81mins

(Bolton) makes a substitution, with Matthew Taylor coming on for Chung-Yong Lee.

79mins

Scott Parker provided the assist for the goal.

78mins

Scott Parker fouled by Gary Cahill, the ref awards a Penalty. Penalty taken right-footed by Mark Noble and scored. West Ham 1-2 Bolton.

76mins

Paul Robinson fouled by Carlton Cole, the ref awards a free kick. Kieron Dyer goes off and Benni McCarthy comes on. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

76mins

Gary Cahill takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

75mins

Corner taken left-footed by Martin Petrov, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Johan Elmander misses to the right of the goal.

74mins

Kevin Davies takes a shot. Daniel Gabbidon gets a block in.

73mins

Unfair challenge on Julien Faubert by Johan Elmander results in a free kick. The referee shows Johan Elmander a yellow card. Julien Faubert takes the direct free kick.

73mins

Carlton Cole takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Cahill.

72mins

Effort on goal by Frederic Piquionne from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

68mins

A cross is delivered by Chung-Yong Lee, Johan Elmander finds the net with a headed goal from inside the area. West Ham 0-2 Bolton.The assist for the goal came from Chung-Yong Lee.

67mins

Foul by Gretar Rafn Steinsson on Kieron Dyer, free kick awarded. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

66mins

Carlton Cole is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

66mins

Fabrice Muamba has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

66mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Martin Petrov, clearance made by Winston Reid.

64mins

Mark Noble takes a shot. Fabrice Muamba gets a block in.

64mins

Outswinging corner taken by Mark Noble from the right by-line, clearance made by Gary Cahill.

63mins

The offside flag is raised against Frederic Piquionne. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

62mins

Frederic Piquionne takes a shot. Paul Robinson gets a block in.

62mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Noble, Kevin Davies makes a clearance.

61mins

Stuart Holden takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green.

60mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble played to the near post, Frederic Piquionne takes a shot. Paul Robinson gets a block in.

59mins

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

57mins

Foul by Fabrice Muamba on Pablo Barrera, free kick awarded. Mark Noble delivers the ball, Winston Reid takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

57mins

Unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Stuart Holden results in a free kick. Julien Faubert takes the free kick.

55mins

Scott Parker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Fabrice Muamba. Scott Parker booked. Martin Petrov fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, Frederic Piquionne gets a block in.

53mins

The referee blows for offside against Frederic Piquionne. Matthew Upson leaves the field to be replaced by Winston Reid. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the free kick.

49mins

Assist by Johan Elmander. Matthew Upson heads into his own net. West Ham 0-1 Bolton.

48mins

Martin Petrov takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

47mins

Frederic Piquionne is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

47mins

Mark Noble fouled by Fabrice Muamba, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Noble restarts play with the free kick.

45mins

Foul by Fabrice Muamba on Scott Parker, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Matthew Upson.

44mins

Carlton Cole produces a right-footed shot from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

43mins

Short corner worked by Mark Noble.

43mins

Kieron Dyer takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

41mins

Matthew Upson challenges Kevin Davies unfairly and gives away a free kick. Martin Petrov delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel.

40mins

The offside flag is raised against Carlton Cole. Free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

38mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Herita Ilunga by Kevin Davies. Kevin Davies is cautioned. Mark Noble takes the free kick.

36mins

Handball decision goes against Carlton Cole. Direct free kick taken by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

36mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Upson by Kevin Davies. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

35mins

Pablo Barrera takes a shot. Save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

35mins

Carlton Cole takes a shot. Jussi Jaaskelainen makes a save.

34mins

Centre by Pablo Barrera, save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

32mins

Gretar Rafn Steinsson concedes a Penalty for a foul on Carlton Cole. Penalty taken by Carlton Cole is saved by Jussi Jaaskelainen. West Ham 0-0 Bolton.

32mins

Johan Elmander concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Green. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

31mins

Inswinging corner taken by Martin Petrov from the right by-line, Robert Green makes a save.

31mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Martin Petrov misses to the left of the target.

30mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gretar Rafn Steinsson on Kieron Dyer. Gretar Rafn Steinsson shown a yellow card. Direct free kick taken by Herita Ilunga.

28mins

Kieron Dyer has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box missing to the wide right of the goal.

26mins

Julien Faubert takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

25mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Mark Noble, Kevin Davies manages to make a clearance.

24mins

Shot by Pablo Barrera from just outside the area goes over the net.

22mins

Mark Noble gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Stuart Holden. Direct free kick taken by Paul Robinson.

21mins

Unfair challenge on Julien Faubert by Johan Elmander results in a free kick. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

21mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Davies on Matthew Upson. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

18mins

Effort from the edge of the box by Pablo Barrera goes wide of the left-hand post.

16mins

Effort on goal by Mark Noble from just inside the area clears the bar.

15mins

Corner taken by Mark Noble, save made by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

15mins

Foul by Kevin Davies on Daniel Gabbidon, free kick awarded. Daniel Gabbidon restarts play with the free kick.

15mins

Pablo Barrera takes a shot. Save by Jussi Jaaskelainen.

13mins

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, Kevin Davies manages to make a clearance.

12mins

The assistant referee signals for offside against Carlton Cole. Jussi Jaaskelainen restarts play with the free kick.

12mins

Johan Elmander takes a shot. Matthew Upson gets a block in.

10mins

Foul by Paul Robinson on Pablo Barrera, free kick awarded. Paul Robinson receives a caution for unsporting behaviour. Julien Faubert takes the direct free kick.

9mins

Effort from deep inside the area by Chung-Yong Lee misses to the left of the goal.

6mins

Paul Robinson is adjudged to have handled the ball. Mark Noble takes the direct free kick.

4mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carlton Cole on Gary Cahill. Jussi Jaaskelainen takes the direct free kick.

3mins

Johan Elmander has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

2mins

Kieron Dyer fouled by Chung-Yong Lee, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Noble takes the direct free kick.

1mins

Foul by Scott Parker on Stuart Holden, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gary Cahill.

The match has kicked off.

The whistle is blown to end the first half.

The referee gets the second half started.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Midfield duo out for Hammers West Ham will be without injured midfield pair Thomas Hitzlsperger and Valon Behrami for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Bolton. Manager Avram Grant must consider whether to hand Pablo Barrera and Frederic Piquionne their first West Ham starts after both made an impact off the bench against Aston Villa weekend. Overweight South African striker Benni McCarthy is getting closer to consideration after losing one kilogram in the last week. Grant is convinced captain Matthew Upson will stay at Upton Park this season - but his long-term future remains up in the air. Upson is out of contract next summer and West Ham are conscious that the England defender could leave on a free transfer if they cannot persuade him to sign a new deal. Co-chairman David Gold wants to keep Upson in claret and blue for the rest of his career, but he admitted that West Ham would probably have to cash in if they received a bid in excess of #6million. That money would come in very handy to Grant, who is treading a financial tightrope as he attempts to strengthen his squad before the transfer window closes on September 1. But the Hammers boss would rather keep hold of his entire stable of England internationals, having so far successfully fought off Tottenham's summer approach for Scott Parker. Grant said: "Ninety per cent of the squad will stay and Matthew Upson is in that 90% who will stay here. We like him, he's good for us and a good captain and he will stay. "Scott Parker will play (against Bolton) and will be at West Ham in the years to come. We came here to make the new season and the next seasons better than before. "I hope we will be busy (before the transfer window closes) because we want the squad to be stronger. "To do this we need players because we don't have a few players for some positions. We will try to do it. "The resources of the club and the financial situation is not so good, so we have to think about that also. "The challenge at West Ham is exciting and it is the reason I came here. We want to take the club forward." West Ham have made their first home game of the season a `Kids For A Quid' game and Grant is determined to give Upton Park something positive to shout about. "Everybody likes to play at home in front of their supporters and they were great in the last game. Even though we didn't play so well the fans sang until the last minute," said Grant. "We will try our best to help them support us for the whole season." Bolton will arrive at Upton Park with a fully fit squad. The squad was given a clean bill of health after Saturday's goalless draw with Fulham. Zat Knight believes Bolton will reap the reward if they can turn West Ham's supporters against their own team. The Trotters are hoping to register their third successive Barclays Premier League victory in east London. West Ham crashed to a 3-0 defeat at Aston Villa last Saturday and Knight knows their fans will grow restless if they struggle again. "The crowd will get behind them but their fans demand a lot," Knight told Bolton's official website. "If we can play our type of football, press them and get them on the back foot, then hopefully we can make the crowd turn. "Maybe then one or two their players' heads will drop and we can capitalise by getting one or two goals. "West Ham will obviously want to do better than they did last week as they made a poor start against Villa. "For us we want to do better than our draw against last weekend and I don't see why we can't come away with the points we want. "Although we believe it was a good performance against Fulham you always want to better yourself. "If we do that against West Ham then we believe we'll come out on top."

Formation:442Manager: Avram Grant

West Ham

Formation: 442Manager: Owen Coyle

Bolton

  • Robert Green
  • Julien Faubert
  • Daniel Gabbidon
  • Matthew Upson
  • Herita Ilunga
  • Kieron Dyer
  • Scott Parker
  • Mark Noble
  • Pablo Barrera
  • Frederic Piquionne
  • Carlton Cole
  • SUBS
  • Marek Stech
  • Winston Reid
  • James Tomkins
  • Luis Boa Morte
  • Radoslav Kovac
  • Benni McCarthy
  • Freddie Sears

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Match Report

Swede dreams for Bolton as Hammers humbled Johan Elmander scored twice at Upton Park as Bolton extended their winning run against West Ham to seven matches with a 3-1 victory. The Trotters weathered a first-half onslaught - including a missed penalty from Carlton Cole - before snatching the lead with a Matthew Upson own goal four minutes after the restart. Elmander planted a near-post header past Robert Green before West Ham secured a lifeline when Scott Parker won a second penalty and Mark Noble converted. But Elmander, who last scored twice in a match in November 2008, wrapped up the points with a low shot past Green after some more poor defending. Bolton are unbeaten following their opening day draw at Fulham but their hosts head into daunting games against Manchester United and Chelsea without a point on the board. Yet, for 45 action-packed minutes it seemed as if the points were destined for the hosts as the Hammers bombarded the Bolton goal. Kieron Dyer, Pablo Barrera and Frederic Piquionne came into the team and they brought variety and pace to the West Ham attack that was so sorely missing at Aston Villa last weekend. After an early scare, when Elmander shot wide, West Ham laid siege to the Bolton box. Scott Parker, Noble and Barrera all fired in shots from distance before Dyer latched on to a clever reverse pass from Piquionne to reach the byline. Dyer pulled the ball back for Noble but Stuart Holden had retreated expertly and intercepted the pass just two yards out from the Bolton goal. West Ham continued to pile forward. Barrera rifled another shot over the bar before Julien Faubert's volley from the edge of the box flew straight to keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen. The Hammers attacked with pace and purpose but when Zat Knight failed to deal with Herita Ilunga's low cross, Dyer curled his shot wide. Gretar Rafn Steinsson was booked after hauling Dyer down on the halfway line as West Ham looked to counter-attack and two minutes later the Bolton full-back conceded a penalty. Steinsson felled Cole on the edge of the box but the West Ham striker's side-footed effort was weak and Jaaskelainen saved comfortably to his right. Bolton barely had time to catch their breath as West Ham attacked with tempo. Cole sought to make amends immediately but his drilled cross-shot was palmed clear by Jaaskelainen. Referee Andre Mariner then waved away appeals for a penalty after Cole's clipped cross struck Knight on the hand. Parker picked out Dyer in the box with a perfectly-weighted pass but Jaaskelainen tipped his shot onto the post. West Ham had fired in 11 shots without success in the first half - and it took route-one Bolton less then four minutes to make them pay. Elmander flicked on Jaaskelainen's goal-kick and Upson, under pressure from Davies, stooped to head the ball past Green and into his own net. To make matters worse for the England defender he took a boot in the face and was replaced with a bloody nose by Winston Reid. The New Zealander had an immediate chance to draw West Ham level when Noble's free-kick feel to him in the Bolton box but his downward volley down went straight to Jaaskelainen. Bolton then had two penalty shouts turned down in the same move. Lee Chung-yong went down in a challenge from Ilunga after cutting in to the box before Parker was struck on the hand - but the visitors soon had their second. Lee was given all the time he needed to swing the cross in from the right and Elmander planted his near-post header past Green. West Ham were given a lifeline when Parker was fouled by Gary Cahill as he tried to latch on to a lofted ball into the box and referee Mariner awarded a second penalty. Noble took over the responsibility from Cole and he buried his strike to bring West Ham back into the game. Any home hopes of a late comeback were wrecked when Ilunga failed to deal with a ball into the West Ham box and Elmander drove his low shot past Green to wrap up the points.

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