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  • Date:02 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Upton Park
  • Attendance:34,936
Goal!

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92:22 +2.22

Joey O'Brien is brought on as a substitute for Carlton Cole.

91:43 +1.43

Gary Deegan takes a shot. James Tomkins gets a block in.

90:51 +0.51

Corner from the right by-line taken by Gary McSheffrey, clearance by Papa Bouba Diop.

90:23 +0.23

Corner from left by-line taken by Gary McSheffrey.

88:51

Carl Baker takes a shot. James Tomkins gets a block in. Corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the right by-line.

86:23

Headed effort from inside the penalty area by Shaun Jeffers misses to the right of the target.

83:21

George McCartney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gael Bigirimana. Free kick taken by Conor Thomas.

82:29

Outswinging corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the left by-line, comfortable save by Robert Green.

82:11

Carlton Cole is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

82:02

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

81:10

Frank Nouble takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy. Effort from the edge of the area by Mark Noble goes wide of the left-hand upright.

78:45

Carlton Cole is ruled offside. Martin Cranie takes the free kick.

77:41

Frank Nouble takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save. Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, Richard Wood makes a clearance.

76:12

Gary McSheffrey gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Julien Faubert. Mark Noble crosses the ball in from the free kick, Richard Keogh manages to make a clearance.

72:27

Sam Baldock leaves the field to be replaced by Frank Nouble.

71:15

Unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Carlton Cole results in a free kick. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

70:04

Gary Deegan challenges Mark Noble unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary Deegan shown a yellow card. George McCartney takes the direct free kick.

68:49

Shaun Jeffers comes on in place of Lukas Jutkiewicz.

67:56

Unfair challenge on Gary Deegan by Carlton Cole results in a free kick. Richard Keogh takes the free kick.

66:48

Gael Bigirimana is brought on as a substitute for David Bell.

65:37

Kevin Nolan finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. West Ham 1-0 Coventry.

64:36

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on David Bell by Carlton Cole. Martin Cranie takes the direct free kick.

60:56

Kevin Nolan concedes a free kick for a foul on David Bell. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

59:48

Julien Faubert produces a right-footed shot from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

59:28

Jack Collison takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a save.

58:24

Outswinging corner taken by Jack Collison from the right by-line, Sam Baldock takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

57:02

Sam Baldock produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

56:46

David Bell takes a shot. Joe Murphy makes a comfortable save.

55:23

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, Close range headed effort by James Tomkins misses to the right of the goal.

52:40

Foul by Winston Reid on Lukas Jutkiewicz, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Gary McSheffrey.

51:32

Outswinging corner taken by Gary McSheffrey from the left by-line, Kevin Nolan makes a clearance.

49:22

Lukas Jutkiewicz has a headed effort from close range and clears the bar.

47:05

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lukas Jutkiewicz by Winston Reid. Richard Keogh takes the direct free kick.

45:26 +0.26

Corner taken by Jack Collison.

45:22

The referee blows for offside against Lukas Jutkiewicz. Robert Green takes the free kick.

44:16

Gary McSheffrey challenges Julien Faubert unfairly and gives away a free kick. Robert Green takes the direct free kick.

43:43

Carl Baker fouled by Jack Collison, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Joe Murphy.

42:40

Papa Bouba Diop takes a shot. Blocked by Gary Deegan. Short corner taken by George McCartney from the left by-line.

41:35

Mark Noble is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Richard Keogh takes the free kick.

40:35

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the left by-line, Conor Thomas makes a clearance. Julien Faubert has an effort at goal from outside the penalty box which goes wide left of the goal.

39:53

Gary McSheffrey is caught offside. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

38:55

Sam Baldock takes a shot. Blocked by Chris Hussey. Jack Collison takes the outswinging corner, James Tomkins produces a header from close range which goes wide of the left-hand post.

38:23

Header by Lukas Jutkiewicz from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.

36:27

Conor Thomas concedes a free kick for a foul on Mark Noble. Direct free kick taken by Mark Noble. Sam Baldock takes a shot. Blocked by Richard Wood.

35:54

Gary McSheffrey challenges Julien Faubert unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James Tomkins.

34:18

Sam Baldock is caught offside. Joe Murphy takes the indirect free kick.

33:13

Carl Baker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Noble. Direct free kick taken by Julien Faubert.

30:18

Drilled left-footed shot by George McCartney. Joe Murphy makes a save. Outswinging corner taken by Jack Collison from the right by-line.

29:03

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Gary McSheffrey, Foul by Richard Wood on Winston Reid, free kick awarded. Robert Green takes the direct free kick.

24:11

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Richard Keogh.

23:05

Unfair challenge on Richard Keogh by Carlton Cole results in a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the free kick.

22:45

Lukas Jutkiewicz is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

22:09

The assistant referee flags for offside against Kevin Nolan. Joe Murphy restarts play with the free kick.

20:18

Papa Bouba Diop challenges Gary McSheffrey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Chris Hussey takes the free kick.

19:00

Effort on goal by Kevin Nolan from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

15:42

Mark Noble takes a inswinging corner.

15:00

James Tomkins challenges Gary McSheffrey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Gary McSheffrey crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Carlton Cole manages to make a clearance.

14:28

Kevin Nolan has an effort at goal from the edge of the area that misses to the right of the target.

13:58

Sam Baldock takes a shot. Martin Cranie gets a block in.

11:25

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary McSheffrey by Julien Faubert. Chris Hussey takes the direct free kick.

10:37

Inswinging corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line, Jack Collison takes a shot. Save made by Joe Murphy.

10:21

Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Save by Joe Murphy.

9:54

Jack Collison takes a shot. Chris Hussey gets a block in.

8:30

Effort from the edge of the box by Chris Hussey goes wide of the right-hand upright.

7:35

Lukas Jutkiewicz concedes a free kick for a foul on Winston Reid. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

6:45

Kevin Nolan challenges Gary Deegan unfairly and gives away a free kick. Joe Murphy takes the direct free kick.

5:36

Martin Cranie challenges George McCartney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Noble delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Lukas Jutkiewicz makes a clearance.

3:49

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the left by-line, Richard Wood manages to make a clearance.

2:26

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richard Wood by Sam Baldock. Martin Cranie restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Nolan among those returning Skipper Kevin Nolan is one of four West Ham players back from suspension for the visit of Coventry. Nolan, fellow midfielder Jack Collison, defender George McCartney and winger Julien Faubert all return to the squad after they were ruled out of Saturday's 2-1 defeat at Derby. Centre-half Winston Reid came through unscathed after eight weeks out with a dislocated shoulder and is set to keep his place, while striker Sam Baldock returned from a hamstring injury as a substitute and could be in the starting line-up. Right-back Joey O'Brien will continue despite an ear infection but centre-back Abdoulaye Faye remains doubtful with a thigh injury. Guy Demel (thigh), Matt Taylor (calf) and David Bentley (knee) are still missing. Coventry manager Andy Thorn is expected to have the same squad of players at his disposal as those who rounded off 2011 with a 2-0 victory over Brighton - clinching back-to-back wins for only the second time in the calendar year. Thorn, dealing with the usual bumps and bruises when faced with two games in three days, may well be tempted to keep faith with an unchanged XI and a successful new-look 4-3-3 formation as the Sky Blues won by two goals for the first time since September. Much of that may well depend on whether fit-again Martin Cranie can handle two games in quick succession after making his return from a rib injury against the Seagulls, while fellow defender Cyrus Christie also shook off a knock to start. Left-back Chris Hussey overcame an ankle problem but was only named on the bench and provides an option should change be needed, although Thorn, while wary of the daunting trip to the high-flying Hammers and the possible need to tighten up, will be reluctant to tinker with his side too much. Skipper Sammy Clingan (fractured toe), strikers Cody McDonald and Clive Platt (back) and defender Nathan Cameron (knee) are likely to miss out again.

Formation:433Manager: Sam Allardyce

West Ham

Formation: 451Manager: Andy Thorn

Coventry

  • Robert Green
  • Julien Faubert
  • Winston Reid
  • James Tomkins
  • George McCartney
  • Papa Bouba Diop
  • Kevin Nolan
  • Mark Noble
  • Jack Collison
  • Carlton Cole
  • Sam Baldock
  • SUBS
  • Ruud Boffin
  • John Carew
  • Joey O'Brien
  • Henri Lansbury
  • Frank Nouble

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Match Report

Nolan puts Hammers back on track Kevin Nolan got West Ham's npower Championship promotion bid back on track with the only goal in a 1-0 win over lowly Coventry. The #4million midfielder, who was suspended for the defeat at Derby on Saturday, struck midway through the second half as the Hammers moved level on points with leaders Southampton. Sam Allardyce's side had been frustrated by in-form Coventry goalkeeper Joe Murphy for 65 minutes, but he was finally beaten when skipper Nolan headed his seventh goal of the season. It was only the Hammers' second win in six attempts but they are now only being kept off top spot on goal difference by Saints, who have been wobbling themselves of late. The Sky Blues had their chances, though, but top scorer Lukas Jutkiewicz could not add to his tally of nine goals. The visitors created the first opportunity when Gary McSheffrey raided down the right and crossed towards Chris Hussey, whose first-time shot flew narrowly wide. West Ham were denied by Murphy twice in quick succession, saving from Nolan with his feet and from the ensuing corner keeping out Jack Collison's snap-shot. The hosts were dominating possession but City were dangerous on the break and Jutkiewicz should have done better with a free header from Gary Deegan's cross which he nodded wide. At the other end Julien Faubert's volley flew wide and Papa Bouba Diop's header was deflected clear before the interval. Early in the second half Jutkiewicz squandered another good chance after Faubert made a hash of his clearance. Jutkiewicz had more time than he realised in the penalty area and headed the ball meekly over the top when he could have allowed the ball to drop and taken a shot. But the City goal was at times leading a charmed life with James Tomkins heading Mark Noble's corner wide and Sam Baldock also off target from Carlton Cole's cross. Murphy then produced two stunning saves to deny the Hammers, first pushing Baldock's shot onto the underside of the crossbar and then palming away a powerful header from Collison. The loose ball fell to Tomkins but the defender skewed his shot into the ground and it bounced over the top. But the breakthrough eventually came when Tomkins beat Hussey in the air to head George McCartney's cross back across goal where Nolan was on hand to nod it past Murphy and into the net. It should have been two minutes before the end after Richard Wood under-hit a backpass but Murphy saved well from Frank Nouble and Noble put the rebound wide with the goal gaping. And Hammers hearts were in their mouths when Carl Baker's shot was deflected onto the crossbar as the hosts survived a nervy ending.

Form Guide

    WLLWDL
  • West Ham
  • VS
  • Coventry
  • LLLLWW

Last Meetings

  • Coventry
  • 1 - 2
  • West Ham
  • 19/11/2011
  • West Ham
  • 3 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 09/04/2005
  • Coventry
  • 2 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 30/08/2004
  • West Ham
  • 2 - 0
  • Coventry
  • 17/04/2004
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 01/11/2003
  • Coventry
  • 1 - 2
  • West Ham
  • 09/02/1952

Top Scorers

West Ham

  • C Cole 8
  • K Nolan 6
  • S Baldock 5
  • JA Carew 2
  • F Piquionne 2
  • J Collison 2
  • M Taylor 1
  • P Diop 1
  • J Faubert 1
  • J O'Brien 1
  • J Tomkins 1
  • W Reid 1
  • H Lansbury 1
  • F Nouble 1

Coventry

  • L Jutkiewicz 8
  • C Platt 2
  • G McSheffrey 2
  • G Deegan 2
  • C Baker 1
  • S Clingan 1
  • R Wood 1
  • C McDonald 1

Goals

West Ham

    • Total goals 62
    • Goals per game 39
  • 7 (For) 4 (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
  • 5 (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) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Coventry

    • Total goals 43
    • Goals per game 20
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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