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  • Date:21 Jan 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Upton Park
  • Attendance:31,718
  • Noble - pen (45) Noble - pen (62)
  • McGugan (90)
Goal!

Live Commentary

92:49 +2.49

Lewis McGugan gets on the score sheet with a goal from outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. West Ham 2-1 Nottm Forest.

90:25 +0.25

Unfair challenge on James Tomkins by Marcus Tudgay results in a free kick. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

88:59

Short corner taken by Jack Collison from the left by-line.

87:39

Corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the left by-line played to the near post, Frederic Piquionne manages to make a clearance.

86:58

Corner taken short by Mark Noble.

84:26

Chris Gunter concedes a free kick for a foul on Robert Hall. Carlton Cole leaves the field to be replaced by Frederic Piquionne. Robert Hall fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick, save made by Lee Camp. Corner taken by Robert Hall played to the near post, clearance by Marcus Tudgay. Robert Hall decides to take a short corner. Guy Moussi receives a yellow card.

83:42

Foul by Marcus Tudgay on James Tomkins, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

81:24

Effort on goal by Lewis McGugan from long range goes over the crossbar.

81:05

The referee blows for offside. Joel Lynch takes the indirect free kick.

80:31

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

75:40

Robert Green fouled by Ishmael Miller, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

74:51

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan, Wes Morgan takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green.

74:34

Free kick awarded for a foul by Winston Reid on Ishmael Miller. Free kick taken by Lewis McGugan.

73:46

Sam Baldock takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp. Shot by Henri Lansbury from deep inside the penalty area misses to the right of the goal.

73:10

Unfair challenge on Winston Reid by Dexter Blackstock results in a free kick. George McCartney takes the direct free kick.

72:16

Ishmael Miller replaces Marlon Harewood.

67:52

Mark Noble produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes wide left of the goal.

67:17

Dexter Blackstock is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Robert Green.

65:36

Corner taken by Mark Noble played to the near post, clearance made by Garath McCleary.

65:14

Guy Moussi gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlton Cole. Mark Noble takes the direct free kick.

61:41

Handball by Chris Gunter. Penalty taken right-footed by Mark Noble and scored. West Ham 2-0 Nottm Forest.

59:48

Henri Lansbury takes a shot. Save made by Lee Camp. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, clearance made by Wes Morgan.

58:25

Jack Collison takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the right by-line, clearance by Marcus Tudgay.

55:10

Chris Gunter takes a shot. Save by Robert Green. Dexter Blackstock comes on in place of Jonathan Greening. Corner taken right-footed by Lewis McGugan, clearance by George McCartney.

52:11

Corner taken by Lewis McGugan from the right by-line, Header from deep inside the area by Marcus Tudgay goes harmlessly over the crossbar.

51:39

Carlton Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Joel Lynch. Direct free kick taken by Joel Lynch.

46:17 +1.17

Handball decision goes against Guy Moussi. Penalty taken right-footed by Mark Noble and scored. West Ham 1-0 Nottm Forest.

45:47 +0.47

Corner taken by Mark Noble, clearance made by Wes Morgan.

44:14

Papa Bouba Diop goes off and Henri Lansbury comes on.

41:15

Handball decision goes against Mark Noble. Free kick crossed right-footed by Lewis McGugan from right wing, clearance by Carlton Cole.

39:41

Outswinging corner taken by Jack Collison from the right by-line, Marcus Tudgay manages to make a clearance.

39:20

Corner taken right-footed by Jack Collison, Paul Anderson manages to make a clearance.

36:34

Jack Collison takes a shot. Lee Camp makes a save. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jack Collison, clearance made by Marcus Tudgay.

36:00

Julien Faubert fouled by Paul Anderson, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

34:48

Mark Noble takes a corner.

31:36

The referee blows for offside. Lee Camp takes the free kick.

30:19

Paul Anderson takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

28:49

Effort from the edge of the penalty area by Mark Noble goes wide of the left-hand post.

22:13

Outswinging corner taken by Jack Collison from the right by-line, Headed effort from deep inside the penalty area by Carlton Cole misses to the left of the goal. (Nottm Forest) makes a substitution, with Paul Anderson coming on for Greg Cunningham.

21:42

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, Lee Camp makes a save.

18:11

Marcus Tudgay takes a shot. Blocked by Winston Reid. Outswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan, clearance by Winston Reid.

14:50

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Greg Cunningham by Julien Faubert. Lee Camp takes the free kick.

12:23

Effort on goal by Lewis McGugan from deep inside the area goes harmlessly over the bar.

11:42

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Lewis McGugan, Robert Green makes a save.

8:31

Outswinging corner taken by Lewis McGugan, Shot from deep inside the area by Marcus Tudgay goes over the bar.

6:50

Unfair challenge on Greg Cunningham by Carlton Cole results in a free kick. The referee shows Carlton Cole a yellow card. Joel Lynch restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

No new worries for Hammers West Ham have no new injury worries for the visit of Nottingham Forest. Abdoulaye Faye returned from a thigh problem to be on the bench at Portsmouth last weekend and should be involved again, while fellow defender George John could be added to the squad following his recent loan switch from FC Dallas. Midfielder Matt Taylor has returned to training following six weeks out with a calf injury and, although he will not be ready for the weekend, has been pencilled for a return at the end of the month. Defender Guy Demel is the only other absentee with a thigh injury. Striker Sam Baldock could return to partner Carlton Cole if boss Sam Allardyce opts for two up front at home. Marcus Tudgay is expected to return to the Nottingham Forest squad for the trip. Tudgay did not travel as the Reds crashed out of the FA Cup to Midlands rivals Leicester on Tuesday night, but the striker should be involved in east London. Fellow forwards Matt Derbyshire, Garath McCleary, David McGoldrick and Dexter Blackstock and midfielders Lewis McGugan and Radoslaw Majewski will come into contention for starts following the dismal 4-0 defeat at the King Power Stadium. Manager Steve Cotterill has no new injury or suspension problems ahead of the fixture against the npower Championship's joint leaders. Captain Luke Chambers will serve the second game of a three-match ban while fellow centre-half Wes Morgan (ankle), midfielder Chris Cohen (knee) and striker Ishmael Miller (foot) remain sidelined through injury.

Formation:433Manager: Sam Allardyce

West Ham

Formation: 442Manager: Steve Cotterill

Nottm Forest

  • Robert Green
  • Julien Faubert
  • Winston Reid
  • James Tomkins
  • George McCartney
  • Jack Collison
  • Papa Bouba Diop
  • Mark Noble
  • Kevin Nolan
  • Carlton Cole
  • Sam Baldock
  • SUBS
  • John Carew
  • Abdoulaye Faye
  • Henri Lansbury
  • Frederic Piquionne
  • Robert Hall

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Match Report

Noble cuts down Forest Two Mark Noble penalties fired West Ham to the top of the npower Championship for the first time this season after a 2-1 win over Nottingham Forest. The midfielder's double from the spot was enough to ensure the pre-season promotion favourites leapfrogged Southampton, who do not play until Monday. But despite their lofty position, the Hammers rarely hit the heights against a struggling Nottingham Forest side. In fact, Sam Allardyce's men could, and probably should, have been two or three goals down before they benefited from some generous refereeing, allowing Noble to make it three successful spot-kicks in his last two outings. Referee Tony Bates twice took centre stage, penalising Guy Moussi and Chris Gunter for handball in each half to gift the hosts victory, despite a last-gasp consolation from Lewis McGugan. Forest had by far the better chances in the first half, with Marcus Tudgay twice blazing over and McGugan also wayward in front of goal. Their best opportunity came 15 minutes before the break when former West Ham striker Marlon Harewood and McGugan combined well to tee up Paul Anderson with the goal gaping. But Hammers defender Julien Faubert just did enough to put Anderson off the shot and Rob Green was able to collect his weak effort. The home side, by contrast, had created only half-chances, with skipper Kevin Nolan inches away from getting a touch on a dangerous cross from George McCartney and Jack Collison shooting too close to Lee Camp. But they were handed the lead in first-half stoppage time when referee Bates awarded a penalty after harshly adjudging Moussi had blocked Sam Baldock's cross with his hand. Noble, whose penalty was all that separated the sides when West Ham beat Portsmouth last week, repeated the trick despite Camp getting a hand to his shot. The West Ham goal continued to lead a charmed life after the break, with Green making a fine save to deny Chris Gunter. And from the resulting corner, McGugan's cross deceived everyone in the goalmouth and cannoned off the far post before it was hacked off the line by Noble. At the other end Collison should have doubled the hosts' lead after a mazy run into the area but his shot was deflected over the top, and Camp pulled off a fine diving save to deny Henri Lansbury. But the second goal did arrive in the 63rd minute when Bates pointed to the spot again, Gunter this time the guilty party, and Noble did the honours once more. McGugan pulled one back deep into stoppage time but there was barely time to restart and the Hammers celebrated hitting top spot.

Form Guide

    LWDLWW
  • West Ham
  • VS
  • Nottm Forest
  • LDLLWL

Last Meetings

  • Nottm Forest
  • 1 - 4
  • West Ham
  • 28/08/2011
  • West Ham
  • 3 - 2
  • Nottm Forest
  • 26/12/2004
  • Nottm Forest
  • 2 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 26/09/2004
  • Nottm Forest
  • 0 - 2
  • West Ham
  • 28/12/2003
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 1
  • Nottm Forest
  • 22/10/2003
  • Nottm Forest
  • 3 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 15/04/1957

Top Scorers

West Ham

  • C Cole 8
  • K Nolan 7
  • 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

Nottm Forest

  • M Tudgay 5
  • I Miller 3
  • R Findley 2
  • R Majewski 2
  • G Boateng 1
  • W Morgan 1
  • M Derbyshire 1
  • L McGugan 1
  • J Lynch 1
  • C Gunter 1
  • G McCleary 1

Goals

West Ham

    • Total goals 64
    • Goals per game 41
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 5 (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
  • 4 (For) 2 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 8 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 6 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Nottm Forest

    • Total goals 44
    • Goals per game 21
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 10 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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