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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

91:48 +1.48

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

90:52 +0.52

Don Cowie takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

89:09

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.

87:24

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

85:10

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.

81:54

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

80:56

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

80:10

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

79:24

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

78:49

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

77:47

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

75:16

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

73:41

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.

73:07

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

72:36

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

69:44

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

68:01

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

67:00

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

66:10

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

65:05

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

58:41

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

57:19

Kevin McNaughton produces a cross, save by Robert Green.

57:00

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

56:52

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

54:57

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

52:49

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.

52:04

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

51:31

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

49:34

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.

47:46

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.

47:18

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

45:14

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

44:07

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

43:04

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

41:15

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.

39:46

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.

36:15

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

34:41

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.

33:26

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

32:31

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

29:10

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor.

28:20

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

27:42

Kenny Miller is cautioned by the ref for dissent.

25:26

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

23:42

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

17:09

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.

16:23

Gary O'Neil takes a shot.

13:48

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.

11:48

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

11:16

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

9:57

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

8:19

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

7:16

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

3:03

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

0:16

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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