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  • Date:25 Feb 2012
  • Kick-off:12:45
  • Venue:Upton Park
  • Attendance:34,900
Goal!

Live Commentary

93:39 +3.39

Jack Collison produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that goes over the bar.

93:06 +3.06

Unfair challenge on Winston Reid by Glenn Murray results in a free kick. Mark Noble takes the direct free kick.

91:43 +1.43

Winston Reid takes a shot. Mile Jedinak gets a block in.

91:20 +1.20

Mile Jedinak challenges Carlton Cole unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Noble takes the free kick.

88:30

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Glenn Murray by Abdoulaye Faye. Mile Jedinak shoots direct from the free kick, save by Robert Green.

87:47

The referee blows for offside against George McCartney. Julian Speroni takes the indirect free kick.

86:29

Corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil, clearance by Kagisho Dikgacoi.

81:47

Owen Garvan replaces Chris Martin.

80:45

Glenn Murray is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

79:47

Outswinging corner taken by Gary O'Neil from the right by-line, clearance by Patrick McCarthy.

79:17

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Noble, save made by Julian Speroni.

78:01

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kagisho Dikgacoi on Mark Noble. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

76:02

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the left by-line.

75:50

Sam Baldock takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

74:41

Glenn Murray is ruled offside. Robert Green takes the indirect free kick.

73:35

Glenn Murray is brought on as a substitute for Jermaine Easter.

73:04

Sam Baldock takes a shot. Save by Julian Speroni.

71:42

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Chris Martin from the left by-line, Joey O'Brien fouled by Patrick McCarthy, the ref awards a free kick. Sam Baldock comes on in place of Nicky Maynard. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

71:06

Free kick awarded for a foul by Carlton Cole on Paul McShane. Patrick McCarthy takes the direct free kick.

70:17

Gary O'Neil goes into the book.

68:44

Carlton Cole concedes a free kick for a foul on Patrick McCarthy. Direct free kick taken by Paul McShane.

66:44

Mark Noble challenges Wilfried Zaha unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Julian Speroni.

66:23

Short corner taken by Mark Noble.

65:21

Effort from close range by Jermaine Easter goes wide left of the target.

64:13

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

63:23

Free kick awarded for a foul by Patrick McCarthy on Jack Collison. Mark Noble crosses the ball in from the free kick, Jonathan Parr manages to make a clearance.

62:03

(Crystal Palace) makes a substitution, with Sean Scannell coming on for Darren Ambrose.

60:41

Effort on goal by Nicky Maynard from a long way out goes over the bar.

57:36

Ricardo Vaz Te gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mile Jedinak. (West Ham) makes a substitution, with Gary O'Neil coming on for Ricardo Vaz Te. Anthony Gardner takes the free kick.

57:13

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

56:14

Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Comfortable save by Julian Speroni.

52:51

The official flags Jermaine Easter offside. Robert Green takes the indirect free kick.

50:32

Carlton Cole has an effort at goal from the edge of the box that misses to the right of the target.

49:52 +4.52

Corner taken by Darren Ambrose from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Ricardo Vaz Te.

49:05 +4.05

Shot from outside the area by Mile Jedinak misses to the left of the target.

46:42 +1.42

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the left by-line.

46:23

The offside flag is raised against Jermaine Easter. Free kick taken by Winston Reid.

45:01

Carlton Cole comes on in place of Julien Faubert.

44:43

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jermaine Easter. Robert Green takes the indirect free kick.

42:47

Abdoulaye Faye challenges Jermaine Easter unfairly and gives away a free kick. Darren Ambrose produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick, James Tomkins gets a block in.

41:49

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the right by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Julian Speroni by James Tomkins. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

40:09

Outswinging corner taken by Darren Ambrose from the right by-line, James Tomkins makes a clearance.

39:24

George McCartney concedes a free kick for a foul on Wilfried Zaha. Direct free kick taken by Wilfried Zaha.

38:38

Mile Jedinak takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.

36:01

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Mark Noble, Winston Reid takes a shot. Save made by Julian Speroni.

33:49

Corner taken by Darren Ambrose, Mile Jedinak produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

33:36

Wilfried Zaha takes a shot. Blocked by James Tomkins.

33:20

Chris Martin takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.

30:27

Effort from just outside the area by Joey O'Brien goes over the bar.

26:41

Corner taken by Jack Collison from the right by-line to the near post, Darren Ambrose makes a clearance.

25:04

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Noble, Abdoulaye Faye gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Patrick McCarthy. Julian Speroni takes the free kick.

24:36

Mile Jedinak takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

22:07

Handball decision goes against Nicky Maynard. Direct free kick taken by Mile Jedinak.

18:58

Free kick awarded for a foul by Winston Reid on Wilfried Zaha. Darren Ambrose produces a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

18:01

Jack Collison takes a outswinging corner from the right by-line to the near post.

17:14

The referee blows for offside against Jermaine Easter. Abdoulaye Faye takes the indirect free kick.

9:17

Kagisho Dikgacoi takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

7:41

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Collison on Wilfried Zaha. Patrick McCarthy takes the direct free kick.

4:21

George McCartney concedes a free kick for a foul on Jermaine Easter. Darren Ambrose crosses the ball in from the free kick.

2:44

Jermaine Easter takes a shot. Abdoulaye Faye gets a block in.

1:16

Effort from deep inside the area by George McCartney misses to the right of the target.

0:32

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Darren Ambrose goes wide of the right-hand upright.

Match Preview

Redemption for Green Robert Green will be in goal for West Ham against Crystal Palace after his midweek red card was rescinded. Green, recalled to the England squad for next week's friendly against Holland, was due to serve a one-match ban after he was sent off at Blackpool on Tuesday night but the decision has since been overturned. West Ham's other two recent red card villains, skipper Kevin Nolan and fellow midfielder Matt Taylor, are still suspended. Defender Abdoulaye Faye should be fit despite picking up a knock at Blackpool and winger Julien Faubert is expected to shake off a tight hamstring. Papa Bouba Diop remains on the sidelines with a hamstring injury so centre-half James Tomkins is set to continue in midfield. Dean Moxey could finally return to the Crystal Palace squad. The left-back was due to be involved against Watford last weekend after nearly three months out with a knee injury but he pulled out on Friday night due to an illness. If he is passed fit, Moxey is likely to be on the bench with boss Dougie Freedman considering naming the same starting line-up for a fourth straight game. Palace previously picked up draws at Middlesbrough and Bristol City before thumping the Hornets 4-0 at Selhurst on Saturday. Midfielders Jonathan Williams and David Wright are the only absentees. Williams is continuing his recovery from a broken leg and Wright has a calf injury.

Formation:433Manager: Sam Allardyce

West Ham

Formation: 442Manager: Dougie Freedman

Crystal Palace

  • Robert Green
  • Joey O'Brien
  • Winston Reid
  • Abdoulaye Faye
  • George McCartney
  • Mark Noble
  • James Tomkins
  • Julien Faubert
  • Jack Collison
  • Nicky Maynard
  • Ricardo Vaz Te
  • SUBS
  • Sam Baldock
  • Carlton Cole
  • Henri Lansbury
  • Gary O'Neil
  • Daniel Potts

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Match Report

Hammers held by valiant Palace West Ham kept 11 players on the pitch for a change but could only claim a goalless draw against Crystal Palace. The promotion-chasing Hammers had goalkeeper Rob Green to thank for keeping them in the game in the first half, and then some wayward finishing cost them after the break. Green was only able to play after winning an appeal against his midweek red card, having become the third West Ham player to be sent off in the last three matches. From those games West Ham still picked up seven points, including three on Tuesday in a stunning 4-1 win at Blackpool where midfielder Henri Lansbury deputised for Green in goal during the second half. However, they could only manage a single point with a full complement of players against London rivals Palace. The Eagles almost shocked their hosts with just 30 seconds played, Wilfried Zaha wriggling free down the right and crossing for Darren Ambrose, who curled a shot just wide. A minute later James Tomkins created West Ham's first chance with a clever through-ball but George McCartney's chip floated the wrong side of the post. Green, whose eventful week also included an England recall, was kept busy throughout the first half, blocking a fierce Chris Martin drive and tipping over the deflected follow-up from Zaha. From the resulting corner, Mile Jedinak was left unmarked right in front of goal but the midfielder headed over. Australian Jedinak kept trying his luck, though, and he forced another fine save from Green with a 20-yard shot and also fired wide in first-half stoppage time. Home boss Sam Allardyce hauled off the error-prone Julien Faubert at half-time, sending on Carlton Cole to partner Nicky Maynard in attack. The change almost paid immediate dividends when a mistake by Zaha let in Maynard who found Cole on the edge of the area, but the striker's curled shot was off target. Moments later Ricardo Vaz Te was denied by a well-timed tackle in the area from Anthony Gardner just as he was about to shoot. Tomkins then headed Mark Noble's cross over and Maynard's shot was also too high. Sam Baldock almost made himself an instant hero within seconds of coming on as a substitute after Noble put him through, but his shot was too close to Julian Speroni. Speroni denied Baldock again and Winston Reid late on, before Jack Collison blazed over in stoppage time to cap a frustrating afternoon for the Hammers.

Form Guide

    WWLWDW
  • West Ham
  • VS
  • Crystal Palace
  • DLDDDW

Last Meetings

  • Crystal Palace
  • 2 - 2
  • West Ham
  • 01/10/2011
  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 12/04/2004
  • West Ham
  • 3 - 0
  • Crystal Palace
  • 01/10/2003
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 18/11/1978
  • Crystal Palace
  • 1 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 26/08/1978
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 1
  • Crystal Palace
  • 07/04/1923

Top Scorers

West Ham

  • C Cole 9
  • K Nolan 7
  • S Baldock 5
  • J Collison 3
  • JA Carew 2
  • F Piquionne 2
  • J Tomkins 2
  • W Reid 2
  • M Taylor 1
  • G O'Neil 1
  • P Diop 1
  • R Vaz Te 1
  • J Faubert 1
  • J O'Brien 1
  • N Maynard 1
  • H Lansbury 1
  • F Nouble 1

Crystal Palace

  • J Easter 4
  • G Murray 4
  • C Martin 4
  • W Zaha 4
  • S Scannell 3
  • D Ambrose 2
  • P McCarthy 2
  • KE Dikgacoi 2
  • J Parr 2

Goals

West Ham

    • Total goals 83
    • Goals per game 51
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 8 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Crystal Palace

    • Total goals 65
    • Goals per game 33
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 11 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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