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  • Date:28 Dec 2010
  • Kick-off:17:30
  • Venue:Upton Park
  • Attendance:33,422
  • Tony Hibbert - og (15)
  • Hibbert (15) Coleman (41)
Goal!

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94mins

Unfair challenge on Carlton Cole by Tony Hibbert results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Scott Parker.

93mins

Diniyar Bilyaletdinov is brought on as a substitute for Mikel Arteta.

90mins

Steven Pienaar goes off and Jermaine Beckford comes on.

89mins

Outswinging corner taken by Leighton Baines, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Tim Cahill misses to the left of the goal.

85mins

Zavon Hines is brought on as a substitute for Victor Obinna. Carlton Cole concedes a free kick for a foul on Sylvain Distin. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.

83mins

Close range effort by Ayegbeni Yakubu misses to the right of the goal. The official flags Tim Cahill offside. Robert Green takes the free kick.

82mins

Effort on goal by Steven Pienaar from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.

81mins

Corner taken by Leighton Baines from the left by-line, Marouane Fellaini takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.

80mins

Tim Cahill takes a shot. Comfortable save by Robert Green.

73mins

Marouane Fellaini concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlton Cole. Strike on goal comes in from Victor Obinna from the free kick.

73mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tim Cahill on James Tomkins. Robert Green takes the free kick.

72mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Scott Parker, James Tomkins has a header from close in and clears the crossbar.

71mins

Ayegbeni Yakubu gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on James Tomkins. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

70mins

Carlton Cole produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty area which goes wide of the right-hand post.

65mins

Radoslav Kovac booked for unsporting behaviour. Radoslav Kovac gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steven Pienaar. Leighton Baines takes the free kick.

64mins

Marouane Fellaini is adjudged to have handled the ball. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

63mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Julien Faubert on Ayegbeni Yakubu. Direct free kick taken by Mikel Arteta.

62mins

Shot from just outside the box by Marouane Fellaini misses to the left of the goal.

62mins

(Everton) makes a substitution, with Ayegbeni Yakubu coming on for Jack Rodwell. Freddie Sears challenges Leighton Baines unfairly and gives away a free kick. Sylvain Distin takes the direct free kick.

60mins

Scott Parker takes the inswinging corner, James Tomkins produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the crossbar.

58mins

Victor Obinna concedes a free kick for a foul on Sylvain Distin. Leighton Baines takes the free kick.

56mins

Carlton Cole replaces Frederic Piquionne.

56mins

Effort from outside the penalty area by Jack Rodwell goes wide left of the target.

55mins

Steven Pienaar takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Upson.

55mins

Jonathan Spector concedes a free kick for a foul on Seamus Coleman. Free kick crossed right-footed by Mikel Arteta from right wing.

53mins

Phil Neville gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luis Boa Morte. Scott Parker crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from left wing, Tim Howard makes a save.

51mins

Steven Pienaar takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.

51mins

Tony Hibbert fouled by Frederic Piquionne, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tony Hibbert.

50mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Victor Obinna by Steven Pienaar. Direct free kick taken by James Tomkins.

49mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Marouane Fellaini by Scott Parker. Leighton Baines restarts play with the free kick.

47mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Tim Cahill on Jonathan Spector. Free kick taken by Matthew Upson.

46mins

Seamus Coleman produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

46mins

Victor Obinna takes a shot from a long way out which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

45mins

Scott Parker takes a shot from just outside the penalty area clears the crossbar.

43mins

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Victor Obinna, Headed effort from deep inside the area by Matthew Upson misses to the left of the goal.

42mins

A goal is scored by Seamus Coleman from close in low into the middle of the goal. West Ham 1-1 Everton.Assist by Tim Cahill.

40mins

Handball by Seamus Coleman. Robert Green takes the free kick.

39mins

Corner from the left by-line taken by Leighton Baines, Matthew Upson manages to make a clearance.

38mins

Tim Cahill challenges Matthew Upson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Upson takes the direct free kick.

37mins

Unfair challenge on Radoslav Kovac by Marouane Fellaini results in a free kick. Scott Parker restarts play with the free kick.

35mins

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Mikel Arteta. Free kick taken by Matthew Upson.

34mins

Herita Ilunga goes off and Jonathan Spector comes on.

33mins

A cross is delivered by Leighton Baines.

31mins

Radoslav Kovac concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Pienaar. Leighton Baines restarts play with the free kick.

28mins

Corner taken by Leighton Baines.

27mins

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Tim Howard.

27mins

Unfair challenge on Freddie Sears by Steven Pienaar results in a free kick. James Tomkins restarts play with the free kick.

25mins

Foul by Jack Rodwell on James Tomkins, free kick awarded. Victor Obinna produces a cross, Matthew Upson has a header from close range and clears the crossbar.

23mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Marouane Fellaini on Victor Obinna. Direct free kick taken by James Tomkins.

22mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Frederic Piquionne on Tim Howard. Tim Howard takes the free kick.

20mins

Close range effort by Victor Obinna misses to the right of the goal.

16mins

Tony Hibbert scores a goal from a long way out to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Ham 0-1 Everton.Corner taken by Mikel Arteta, Sylvain Distin takes a shot. Freddie Sears gets a block in. Mikel Arteta takes the outswinging corner, Effort from deep inside the area by Sylvain Distin clears the bar.

16mins

Tony Hibbert scores an own goal. West Ham 1-0 Everton.Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mikel Arteta from the right by-line, Sylvain Distin takes a shot. Freddie Sears gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken by Mikel Arteta from the right by-line, Shot from deep inside the area by Sylvain Distin clears the bar.

16mins

Radoslav Kovac takes a shot from 12 yards. Blocked by Tony Hibbert.

15mins

Corner taken right-footed by Scott Parker from the left by-line, James Tomkins takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Neville.

15mins

Scott Parker takes the inswinging corner, James Tomkins takes a shot. Blocked by Phil Neville.

14mins

Tim Cahill concedes a free kick for a foul on Matthew Upson. Matthew Upson takes the free kick.

11mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Frederic Piquionne on Tony Hibbert. Tim Howard takes the direct free kick.

10mins

The assistant referee flags for offside against Tim Cahill. Robert Green takes the indirect free kick.

7mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Frederic Piquionne on Seamus Coleman. Phil Neville restarts play with the free kick.

6mins

Corner from the right by-line taken by Mikel Arteta, Luis Boa Morte manages to make a clearance.

5mins

The referee blows for offside against Steven Pienaar. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

4mins

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jack Rodwell on Luis Boa Morte. Scott Parker restarts play with the free kick.

The game gets underway.

The match has reached half-time.

The second half kicks off.

The game is over, as the referee blows his whistle.

Match Preview

Hammers on a high for Everton clash Boss Avram Grant is confident the emotional high of West Ham's win over Fulham will trump any physical advantage Everton may have in their Barclays Premier League clash at Upton Park. Grant accepts the visitors will be "more fresh" than his side after their game against Birmingham was postponed due to the frozen and burst pipes at Goodison Park. But West Ham go into the match in east London having hauled themselves off the foot of the table courtesy of a 3-1 Boxing Day success at fellow strugglers Fulham. There was also the added boost of it being their first league victory away from home since the opening day of last season - 28 matches earlier - as well as the fact it was achieved after they fell behind. "Sometimes, when you win, it's also better than good training, so there's a psychological side," said Grant, who nevertheless admitted he would rather Everton had played. "I would have preferred that they had played and we had come with an equal situation. Maybe we can use the psychological side and continue with winning. "We have the character also to play two games in three days." Grant, who was reportedly going to be sacked if he failed to record a win over the festive period, added: "I can assure you that nobody that will play Tuesday will be tired." Finding 18 fit players could be the biggest problem for the Hammers, who were without 10 first teamers at Craven Cottage. Valon Behrami, Victor Obinna, Pablo Barrera, Mark Noble, Kieron Dyer and Benni McCarthy played no part against Fulham, while Luis Boa Morte was suspended. Boa Morte will return and there will be several fitness tests ahead of the game, in which Grant will definitely remain without Jack Collison, Manuel Da Costa and Thomas Hitzlsperger. Grant knows the fragile confidence gained from the result could be shattered by a resurgent Everton, who won at Manchester City in their last outing. "Everton are a very good team, with very good players," said Grant. "They played fantastic in the last game against Man City." Everton manager David Moyes has revealed the postponement of their clash against Birmingham caught him by surprise. The Scot admits he had no idea sub-zero temperatures had caused major problems at Goodison Park until he was told the game was off. Everton were forced to call off the Barclays Premier League fixture due to several miles of frozen water pipes at the ground. Moyes said: "We knew nothing about it until 10.30am on the day of the game. I had no inclination there was even the remotest chance the game could be off. "If there was I would have spoken to (Birmingham manager) Alex McLeish. I know him and I feel more for them that they had to travel up, away from their families on Christmas Day. "They came and put their kit out in the morning then found out the game was off. But it happens. People will tell you they have had frozen and burst pipes in their homes. "It is not nice when it happens and it is no different for a football club. People wouldn't have had toilet facilities for three hours, no hot drinks. It would have been very difficult to put a game on under those circumstances." The lack of action brought frustration for the players but Moyes hopes the break can work to their advantage. Instead of playing, the Toffees held an extra training session to prepare for the trip to West Ham. They also got the opportunity to watch the Hammers in action on television in the early Boxing Day kick-off. Moyes said: "We came in and trained and watched the games, thinking we should have been playing. "You miss it when it is like that, we would rather have played. "It's hard for the players. They had prepared, trained Christmas Day and worked hard. They were ready for the game. "But obviously the two games in three days was going to be hard for any squad. "It gives one or two players a little more time and we are now hoping to build on the result at Manchester City at West Ham." One benefit of the postponement is that defenders Phil Jagielka and John Heitinga have had an extra two days' rest. Both were major doubts to face Birmingham due to thigh and knee injuries respectively. The pair are still facing a battle to prove their fitness but Moyes is hopeful both will travel. Steven Pienaar is also in contention after a groin problem and Mikel Arteta returns from suspension.

Formation:442Manager: Avram Grant

West Ham

Formation: 451Manager: David Moyes

Everton

  • Robert Green
  • Julien Faubert
  • James Tomkins
  • Matthew Upson
  • Herita Ilunga
  • Freddie Sears
  • Scott Parker
  • Radoslav Kovac
  • Luis Boa Morte
  • Victor Obinna
  • Frederic Piquionne
  • SUBS
  • Ruud Boffin
  • Winston Reid
  • Carlton Cole
  • Pablo Barrera
  • Jonathan Spector
  • Junior Stanislas
  • Zavon Hines

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Match Report

Hammers blow big chance West Ham blew the chance to haul themselves out of the Barclays Premier League drop zone as Everton claimed a deserved 1-1 draw at Upton Park. The Hammers, who had climbed off the foot of the table thanks to Sunday's victory at Fulham, took the lead when Tony Hibbert diverted Radoslav Kovac's tame overhead kick into his own net. The visitors hit back three minutes before half-time through Seamus Coleman before Carlton Cole wasted a glorious opportunity to win it for the home side. After ending their 27-game wait for an away win in the league two days earlier, the Hammers were looking for back-to-back top-flight victories for the first time this season. But they were up against an Everton side who had won on their last four visits to Upton Park and had come away with a victory at table-topping Manchester City last time out. Curiously opting to play Tim Cahill as a lone frontman and leave three strikers on the bench, the visitors nevertheless went close to an early opener when Sylvain Distin ghosted in behind the Hammers defence but his touch took him too wide to shoot on target. West Ham, who rested Craven Cottage hero Cole, had enjoyed more than one slice of luck in that 3-1 win at Fulham and they got another to take a 16th-minute lead. Tim Howard parried a James Tomkins header from a corner to Kovac, whose overhead kick looked harmless but took a huge deflection off Hibbert and into the net, instantly cranking up the noise levels at Upton Park. Distin blazed over and the fit-again Victor Obinna also drilled wide in what was a lively opening quarter from both sides. Although there were flashes of the defensive uncertainty that have dogged them this season West Ham started to boss proceedings, with Obinna their biggest threat. Matthew Upson headed over the on-loan Inter Milan forward's free-kick under real pressure. Everton began to get back into it and the home side suffered a blow when they were forced to replace injured left-back Herita Ilunga - playing for the first time in a month - with Jonathan Spector in the 34th minute. It proved costly as Everton equalised eight minutes later when Coleman got in behind the substitute to sidefoot home Cahill's far-post cross. Upson nodded a difficult chance off-target from a corner and Scott Parker sent a 25-yard chip narrowly over as West Ham tried to regain the initiative, while Coleman arced a stoppage-time effort wide. Fit-again Toffees midfielder Steven Pienaar brought a low-key start to the second half to life when he curled narrowly over in the 52nd minute. But neither side were able to impose themselves, and West Ham boss Avram Grant made his second change in the 56th minute when Cole came on for Frederic Piquionne. With Cahill ineffective as a makeshift striker, Everton finally brought on Ayegbeni Yakubu for Jack Rodwell just past the hour mark. Kovac picked up the game's first yellow card for fouling the increasingly influential Pienaar but both goalkeepers continued to prove mere spectators. That should have changed in the 70th minute when Obinna brilliantly sent Freddie Sears clear on the break and the winger's cross found Cole, who made a complete hash of his left-foot finish. Basic errors continued to flow from both sides but Everton had several chances in the space of three minutes to score a late winner. First Cahill steered Pienaar's cutback straight at Robert Green, Parker then produced a last-gasp tackle to thwart Yakubu before Green repelled Marouane Fellaini's bullet header from the resulting corner. Cahill did then slide the ball into the net but he was well offside after being found by Yakubu's mishit scissors kick. Zavon Hines came on for Obinna for the final five minutes, Jermaine Beckford followed for Pienaar in the final minute and Diniyar Bilyaletdinov for Mikel Arteta in stoppage time.

Form Guide

    LWLLDW
  • West Ham
  • VS
  • Everton
  • LDLDDW

Last Meetings

  • Everton
  • 2 - 2
  • West Ham
  • 04/04/2010
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 2
  • Everton
  • 08/11/2009
  • Everton
  • 3 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 16/05/2009
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 3
  • Everton
  • 08/11/2008
  • Everton
  • 1 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 22/03/2008
  • West Ham
  • 0 - 2
  • Everton
  • 15/12/2007

Top Scorers

West Ham

  • S Parker 4
  • F Piquionne 4
  • C Cole 3
  • V Behrami 2
  • J Tomkins 1
  • VN Obinna 1
  • J Stanislas 1

Everton

  • T Cahill 9
  • M Arteta 3
  • L Baines 2
  • J Beckford 2
  • A Yakubu 1
  • S Pienaar 1
  • S Coleman 1

Goals

West Ham

    • Total goals 51
    • Goals per game 19
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Everton

    • Total goals 52
    • Goals per game 20
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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