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  • Date:02 Oct 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Upton Park
  • Piquionne (50)
  • Dempsey (32) Dempsey (32)
Goal!

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93:09 +3.09

Carlos Salcido challenges Luis Boa Morte unfairly and gives away a free kick. Victor Obinna crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Mark Schwarzer.

92:15 +2.15

Zoltan Gera takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Upson.

91:49 +1.49

Mark Noble takes the chance to get an effort at goal. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

90:53 +0.53

(Fulham) makes a substitution, with Bjorn Helge Riise coming on for Simon Davies.

90:34 +0.34

Effort on goal by Diomansy Kamara from just outside the penalty area goes harmlessly over the target.

89:42

The referee penalises Scott Parker for handball. Aaron Hughes takes the free kick.

89:23

Frederic Piquionne takes a shot. Blocked by Aaron Hughes.

88:25

Carlton Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Hughes. Aaron Hughes takes the direct free kick.

87:24

Close range effort by Scott Parker misses to the left of the target.

86:39

Dickson Etuhu takes a shot. Robert Green makes a save.

85:11

Simon Davies takes a shot. Save by Robert Green. Corner taken right-footed by Simon Davies to the near post, Carlton Cole makes a clearance.

84:09

Clinton Dempsey challenges Lars Jacobsen unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

82:46

Unfair challenge on Victor Obinna by Chris Baird results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

81:57

Clinton Dempsey fouled by Luis Boa Morte, the ref awards a free kick. Brede Hangeland takes the free kick.

80:38

Victor Obinna has an effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the goal.

77:38

Dickson Etuhu has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the left of the target.

76:08

Luis Boa Morte fouled by Simon Davies, the ref awards a free kick. Diomansy Kamara on for Eddie Johnson. Centre by Mark Noble, Manuel da Costa takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.

74:37

Handball by Matthew Upson. Free kick taken by Clinton Dempsey.

73:59

Effort on goal by Victor Obinna from just inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

73:11

Effort from the edge of the penalty box by Zoltan Gera goes wide of the right-hand upright.

72:32

Unfair challenge on Chris Baird by Victor Obinna results in a free kick. Dickson Etuhu takes the direct free kick.

71:48

Headed effort from inside the area by Clinton Dempsey misses to the left of the goal.

70:29

Effort on goal by Zoltan Gera from long range goes over the bar.

69:33

Carlton Cole delivers the ball, save by Mark Schwarzer.

68:58

Zoltan Gera on for Damien Duff.

68:16

Carlton Cole on for Pablo Barrera.

66:20

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Damien Duff, clearance made by Frederic Piquionne.

66:03

Luis Boa Morte is penalised for a handball. Free kick taken by Danny Murphy.

64:36

Matthew Upson concedes a free kick for a foul on Clinton Dempsey. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick. Matthew Upson goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Effort from deep inside the area by Eddie Johnson misses to the right of the goal.

62:54

Pablo Barrera challenges Chris Baird unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Hughes takes the free kick.

60:20

Simon Davies fouled by Daniel Gabbidon, the ref awards a free kick. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Damien Duff, Pablo Barrera manages to make a clearance.

59:23

Eddie Johnson takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Upson.

58:41

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, Brede Hangeland makes a clearance.

54:29

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lars Jacobsen on Eddie Johnson. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Danny Murphy.

54:17

Mark Noble produces a cross, clearance by Aaron Hughes.

53:17

Frederic Piquionne has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

51:47

Foul by Daniel Gabbidon on Eddie Johnson, free kick awarded. Free kick crossed left-footed by Damien Duff. Shot from deep inside the area by Pablo Barrera clears the bar.

50:11

Frederic Piquionne finds the net with a headed goal from close in. West Ham 1-1 Fulham.Victor Obinna provided the assist for the goal.

49:46

Handball by Scott Parker. Direct free kick taken by Brede Hangeland.

47:34

Effort on goal by Clinton Dempsey from inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

46:18

Centre by Carlos Salcido.

44:04

Clinton Dempsey challenges Luis Boa Morte unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Scott Parker.

43:11

Eddie Johnson takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

43:11

Carlos Salcido takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

42:15

The referee blows for offside. Mark Schwarzer takes the indirect free kick.

41:52

Scott Parker takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

40:54

Effort from inside the area by Victor Obinna misses to the right of the target.

36:43

Damien Duff fouled by Lars Jacobsen, the ref awards a free kick. Centre by Danny Murphy, Clinton Dempsey has an effort at goal from close range which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

35:09

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dickson Etuhu on Scott Parker. Mark Noble takes the free kick. Dickson Etuhu is shown a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

34:12

Frederic Piquionne challenges Aaron Hughes unfairly and gives away a free kick. Mark Schwarzer restarts play with the free kick.

32:49

A goal is scored by Clinton Dempsey from inside the penalty box to the top right corner of the goal. West Ham 0-1 Fulham.

31:46

Unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey by Scott Parker results in a free kick. Danny Murphy restarts play with the free kick. The referee shows Scott Parker a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.

29:58

Shot by Eddie Johnson from outside the area goes high over the crossbar.

29:40

A cross is delivered by Chris Baird, clearance made by Matthew Upson.

28:38

Unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey by Scott Parker results in a free kick. Brede Hangeland restarts play with the free kick.

27:32

Pablo Barrera produces a cross, save by Mark Schwarzer.

19:36

Headed effort from inside the area by Victor Obinna misses to the right of the goal.

14:50

Free kick awarded for a foul by Dickson Etuhu on Pablo Barrera. Free kick crossed right-footed by Luis Boa Morte.

14:50

Dickson Etuhu challenges Pablo Barrera unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Luis Boa Morte, The ball is swung over by Victor Obinna.

13:20

Frederic Piquionne is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Chris Baird restarts play with the free kick.

11:14

Scott Parker challenges Dickson Etuhu unfairly and gives away a free kick. Aaron Hughes restarts play with the free kick.

9:14

Damien Duff has a shot on goal from outside the area which misses left.

8:03

Short corner taken by Simon Davies.

7:55

The ball is swung over by Carlos Salcido, clearance by Matthew Upson.

5:20

Daniel Gabbidon sends in a cross, blocked by Simon Davies. Inswinging corner taken by Mark Noble, Frederic Piquionne takes a shot. Clearance made by Carlos Salcido.

2:48

Frederic Piquionne sends in a cross, Mark Schwarzer makes a save.

2:13

Effort from outside the penalty area by Clinton Dempsey goes wide left of the goal.

1:56

Free kick awarded for a foul by Matthew Upson on Danny Murphy. Chris Baird takes the free kick.

1:11

Daniel Gabbidon gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Clinton Dempsey. Daniel Gabbidon is booked. Chris Baird takes the direct free kick.

0:39

Free kick awarded for a foul by Simon Davies on Luis Boa Morte. Daniel Gabbidon takes the free kick.

The game gets underway.

The half-time whistle blows.

The match restarts for the second half.

The referee blows for the end of the match.

Match Preview

Fulham boss Mark Hughes has given his side the thumbs up as he prepares for his seventh Barclays Premier League game in charge.

The Cottagers travel to West Ham as one of only two teams, along with Manchester United, still unbeaten.

Fulham would be much higher than seventh in the table had they not drawn five out of their six games so far, while it is more than a year since their last away league win.

Hughes, though, insists he could not have asked for more when he took over from Roy Hodgson in July.

He told fulhamfc.com: "I'm very pleased with the start that we have made - we have to be because this is a very competitive league. We go to West Ham unbeaten, and we can take a lot from that.

"I think Manchester United are the only other team not to lose a game so far - so we're in very good company in that respect. It's very satisfying.

"I have been very impressed with what I have seen so far and this is a great group of players that are working extremely hard for one another. They understand what myself and the coaches want and we're seeing that when they're out on the field.

"As a result, it has been a decent start, but we want and need to be consistent throughout the whole season and I can see no reason why we can't continue in the same vein.

"We have targets and objectives that we want to hit, and at this moment in time we are on track."

Hughes remains short of attacking options, with Moussa Dembele (ankle), Bobby Zamora (broken leg) and Andrew Johnson (knee) all out.

But there was better news of the latter this week when he took part in a behind-closed-doors friendly more than eight months after his last competitive appearance.

Meanwhile, Hughes will be able to call on goalkeeper David Stockdale, who was preferred to Mark Schwarzer for the first four games but then picked up an ankle injury just as he was on the verge of an England call-up.

Stockdale said: "I'm a proud Englishman and it was heartbreaking to miss out on that. Now I've got to stay patient, keep working hard and wait for my opportunity at Fulham to come again."

Meanwhile, West Ham manager Avram Grant has urged Fabio Capello to recall Robert Green for England's Euro 2012 qualifier against Montenegro.

Green's hopes of being Capello's number one throughout the World Cup were dashed in England's opener against the United States, where his bungled attempt to save Clint Dempsey's shot cost the team victory.

A series of shaky performances for West Ham, and a hip injury, have meant that the former Norwich goalkeeper has not played for his country since.

Last week's excellent performance against Tottenham, which was followed by a defiant gesture towards his critics in the press box, may well have put him back in Capello's thoughts though as the Italian looks to make it three qualifying wins from three at Wembley a week on Tuesday.

Green's display at Upton Park last weekend has left Grant with no doubt the 30-year-old deserves to be given a recall when Capello names his squad on Monday afternoon.

"He is one of the best goalkeepers in the country," Grant said.

"Nothing has changed. He was good last year, he is good this year.

"This week in training he was very good but he is one of the best in England so he needs to be in the England squad in my opinion."

Kieron Dyer could miss the clash through illness. The midfielder has been suffering with diarrhoea all week after coming off during last week's win over Tottenham.

Valon Behrami (knee) and Thomas Hitzlsperger (thigh) are out while Grant will give late fitness tests to Winston Reid, Jonathan Spector and Herita Ilunga (all leg).

Formation:442Manager: Avram Grant

West Ham

Formation: 4411Manager: Mark Hughes

Fulham

  • Robert Green
  • Lars Jacobsen
  • Manuel da Costa
  • Matthew Upson
  • Daniel Gabbidon
  • Pablo Barrera
  • Scott Parker
  • Mark Noble
  • Luis Boa Morte
  • Victor Obinna
  • Frederic Piquionne
  • SUBS
  • Marek Stech
  • James Tomkins
  • Carlton Cole
  • Radoslav Kovac
  • Benni McCarthy
  • Herita Ilunga
  • Junior Stanislas

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Match Report

Hammers slump as Dempsey returns to haunt Green West Ham sank to the foot of the Barclays Premier League table despite battling back from Clint Dempsey's goal to salvage a point from a 1-1 draw in the London derby against Fulham. Dempsey, who humiliated Green at the World Cup, beat the England stopper from 12 yards with a volley after 32 minutes as Fulham ended a bruising first-half ahead. But any hopes of a first league away win in 13 months were dashed by Frederic Piquionne, who leapt unmarked in the box to nod past Mark Schwarzer. Wigan's win over Wolves, and Everton's first win of the season at Birmingham mean the Hammers dropped back to the bottom of the pile despite extending their unbeaten run in all competitions to four matches. Hammers boss Avram Grant was dealt an early blow with the news that Kieron Dyer had failed to recover from a stomach upset. Fulham boss Mark Hughes, whose side had enjoyed a six-match unbeaten run before kick-off, paired Dempsey in attack with fellow American Eddie Johnson. Green was coming face to face with Dempsey for the first time since his embarrassing blunder in Rustenburg and the American wasted little time in trying to test the goalkeeper from long range - but his weak effort curled wide. The shot came moments after Dempsey was hauled down on the halfway line by Danny Gabbidon, who entered referee Andre Marriner's notebook for the challenge. Piquionne, preferred to England striker Carlton Cole after scoring last week's winner, then drew a goal-line clearance from Carlos Salcido with a powerful header. It was Fulham, though, who had most of the early possession. Duff, who had earlier received treatment for a cut above the eye, fired just wide from 25 yards in the 10th minute. West Ham started to hit back and Schwarzer had to be quick off his line to beat Piquionne to the ball after Mark Noble had split the Fulham back line. Dempsey was left with a large bump near his eye after an aerial challenge with Manuel da Costa. He complained he had been elbowed by the defender but Marriner allowed play to continue. Danny Murphy's lofted ball over the top set Johnson free but he went down under pressure in the box from Lars Jacobsen - but Marriner failed to give a penalty, much to the annoyance of Hughes. A smile could be seen on the Welshman's face moments later when Dempsey was played in over the top by Simon Davies, before he despatched a left-foot volley past Green from 12 yards to put Fulham 1-0 up. Dickson Etuhu picked up a booking for a late challenge on Scott Parker, who had received a yellow a few minutes earlier for a clumsy hack on Dempsey. The American then came close to doubling Fulham's advantage soon after the break when his curling shot bounced on top of the bar. Slack marking cost Fulham after 50 minutes as West Ham drew level through Piquionne's header. Brede Hangeland's misplaced pass was picked up by Luis Boa Morte, who laid the ball down the right flank to Obinna. The Nigerian's cross was at the perfect height for the unmarked Piquionne, who made no mistake from six yards for his third goal in three games. Dempsey then outmuscled Da Costa and Gabbidon to break into the Hammers' box but Green came to the rescue by rushing out to bravely snatch the ball from the forward's feet. Hammers captain Matthew Upson became the fourth player to receive a booking when he mistimed a sliding challenge on Dempsey just after the hour. Cole, who has failed to find the net for West Ham so far this season, came on for Barrera with little over 20 minutes to go while Fulham brought on Zoltan Gera for Duff, who limped off holding his left leg. Dempsey then came close to putting Fulham ahead when he glanced a header just wide of Green's right-hand post from Gera's cross. Diomansy Kamara came on to replace the ineffective Johnson with 15 minutes left as both sides struggled to take hold of the game. Green then beat away a difficult Simon Davies shot with five minutes left. The England stopper came to his side's rescue shortly after when he reacted well to save from Etuhu's header. Both sides were going all out for victory in the last few minutes. Kamara failed to take advantage of a golden chance to grab the win in injury-time when he was played in behind the back four but missed the target with a wild effort. Salcido's body check on Boa Morte angered Grant, who marched 20 yards out of his technical area to remonstrate with the referee in the dying seconds. The Hammers pushed right until the end for a winner but fell short, causing Grant's side to drop to the bottom of the table.

Form Guide

    LLLLDW
  • West Ham
  • VS
  • Fulham
  • DDDWDD

Last Meetings

  • Fulham
  • 3 - 2
  • West Ham
  • 02/05/2010
  • West Ham
  • 2 - 2
  • Fulham
  • 04/10/2009
  • West Ham
  • 3 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 18/01/2009
  • Fulham
  • 1 - 2
  • West Ham
  • 27/09/2008
  • Fulham
  • 0 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 23/02/2008
  • West Ham
  • 2 - 1
  • Fulham
  • 12/01/2008

Top Scorers

West Ham

  • S Parker 2
  • F Piquionne 1

Fulham

  • M Dembele 2
  • S Davies 1
  • B Zamora 1
  • D Etuhu 1
  • B Hangeland 1
  • CD Dempsey 1

Goals

West Ham

    • Total goals 17
    • Goals per game 4
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Fulham

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

possession


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