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Penalty awarded for a foul by Mark Noble on Tal Ben-Haim. Greg Halford scores a placed penalty. West Ham 4-3 Portsmouth.Assist by Tal Ben-Haim.
Shot from just outside the box by Henri Lansbury misses to the right of the goal. Red card for Frederic Piquionne.
Short corner taken by David Bentley.
Joel Ward takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the crossbar.
Unfair challenge on Joel Ward by Winston Reid results in a free kick. Greg Halford delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from left channel, save by Robert Green.
Effort from outside the penalty box by Frederic Piquionne goes wide right of the goal.
Unfair challenge on Frederic Piquionne by Tal Ben-Haim results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by David Bentley.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Joey O'Brien by Luke Varney. Free kick taken by James Tomkins.
The official flags Marko Futacs offside. Frederic Piquionne on for Carlton Cole. Robert Green takes the free kick.
James Tomkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Marko Futacs. Hayden Mullins restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from 35 yards by David Bentley went over. Marko Futacs joins the action as a substitute, replacing Benjani Mwaruwari.
James Tomkins fouled by Luke Varney, the ref awards a free kick. Robert Green takes the free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Carlton Cole. Joel Ward comes on in place of Erik Huseklepp. Jamie Ashdown restarts play with the free kick.
Carlton Cole finds the back of the net with a headed goal from close in. West Ham 4-2 Portsmouth.Assist by Matthew Taylor.
Effort from inside the area by Carlton Cole misses to the right of the goal.
Jason Pearce handles the ball and concedes a . Penalty taken right-footed by Mark Noble and scored. West Ham 3-2 Portsmouth.
Liam Lawrence gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on David Bentley. Liam Lawrence is shown a red card. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Matthew Taylor.
Hayden Mullins takes a shot from just inside the penalty box which clears the bar.
Julien Faubert leaves the field to be replaced by David Bentley.
David Norris grabs a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. West Ham 2-2 Portsmouth.The assist for the goal came from Erik Huseklepp.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Benjani Mwaruwari on Winston Reid. James Tomkins restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Hayden Mullins on Julien Faubert. Hayden Mullins receives a caution. Robert Green takes the free kick.
Liam Lawrence takes the outswinging corner, clearance made by James Tomkins.
Luke Varney takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.
Carlton Cole is ruled offside. Indirect free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
The assistant referee flags for offside against Benjani Mwaruwari. Free kick taken by Robert Green.
Henri Lansbury finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the area low into the middle of the goal. West Ham 2-1 Portsmouth.
Jason Pearce gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Green. Robert Green takes the direct free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luke Varney by Kevin Nolan. Kevin Nolan booked for unsporting behaviour. Jason Pearce takes the free kick.
Winston Reid concedes a free kick for a foul on Erik Huseklepp. Direct free kick taken by Greg Halford.
Corner taken by Matthew Taylor.
Benjani Mwaruwari takes a shot. Blocked by James Tomkins. Shot on goal by Luke Varney from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Taylor played to the near post, clearance made by Jason Pearce.
Julien Faubert is caught offside. Jamie Ashdown takes the indirect free kick.
The offside flag is raised against Carlton Cole. Free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
Erik Huseklepp takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.
Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jamie Ashdown.
Right-footed shot by Liam Lawrence went wide right of the target.
Unfair challenge on Mark Noble by David Norris results in a free kick. Shot comes in from Matthew Taylor from the free kick.
Benjani Mwaruwari concedes a free kick for a foul on James Tomkins. Luke Varney goes into the book. Robert Green takes the free kick.
Corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence, Jason Pearce takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.
Effort on goal by David Norris from outside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the bar.
Aaron Mokoena fouled by Carlton Cole, the ref awards a free kick. Greg Halford restarts play with the free kick.
Liam Lawrence goes into the referee's book.
Outswinging corner taken by Matthew Taylor from the left by-line.
Luke Varney gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Noble. James Tomkins takes the free kick.
Booking for Aaron Mokoena for unsporting behaviour.
Carlton Cole takes a shot. Jamie Ashdown makes a comfortable save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Joey O'Brien on Tal Ben-Haim. Booking for Joey O'Brien for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Jason Pearce.
Unfair challenge on Carlton Cole by Jason Pearce results in a free kick. Matthew Taylor scores a goal direct from the free kick from long range to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Ham 1-1 Portsmouth.
Luke Varney takes a shot. James Tomkins gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Liam Lawrence from the right by-line, Goal scored by Luke Varney from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Ham 0-1 Portsmouth.The assist for the goal came from Liam Lawrence.
Corner taken by Liam Lawrence, Kevin Nolan manages to make a clearance.
David Norris challenges Julien Faubert unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Mark Noble.
Foul by Henri Lansbury on Tal Ben-Haim, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Tal Ben-Haim.
Carlton Cole concedes a free kick for a foul on Hayden Mullins. Direct free kick taken by Jason Pearce.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Henri Lansbury on Liam Lawrence. Direct free kick taken by Jamie Ashdown.
No Parker, no problem for Hammers
West Ham kicked off life without Scott Parker with an enthralling 4-3 victory against 10-man Portsmouth at Upton Park - their first home win in more than six months.
The reigning Football Writers Association player of the year joined Tottenham on transfer deadline day, but the Hammers responded with a spirited performance in which debutant Henri Lansbury and goalkeeper Robert Green shone.
After the visitors took the lead through a Luke Varney effort that deflected off Carlton Cole, West Ham equalised a minute later through former Portsmouth midfielder Matthew Taylor's free-kick.
Despite the Hammers dominating first-half proceedings, they had Green to thank for pulling off a number of good saves before Lansbury netted eight minutes into the second period.
Portsmouth equalised in the 60th minute after David Norris' header was adjudged to the cross the line, but then had skipper Liam Lawrence sent off for a second bookable offence.
Steve Cotterill's side visibly struggled with 10 men as a Mark Noble penalty and a superb Cole header secured West Ham a fourth win of the season, although it was tempered slightly by Frederic Piquionne's red card and a Greg Halford penalty in stoppage time.
Hammers boss Sam Allardyce handed a debut to on-loan Arsenal starlet Lansbury and named fellow new boys David Bentley and Sam Baldock on the bench.
The visitors named Benjani Mwaruwari in attack after Dave Kitson fell ill, while Aaron Mokoena replaced Joel Ward in the line-up.
The match kicked off at quiet a tempo and Portsmouth took an eighth-minute lead as Varney's wayward effort from Lawrence's corner deflected in off Cole.
The home faithful responded with a hearty rendition of I'm Forever Blowing Bubbles and were celebrating an equaliser just one minute after falling behind.
After Jason Pearce upended Cole on the edge of the box, Taylor curled in a sumptuous-looking free-kick only for replays to show a slight deflection helped the ball home.
West Ham looked invigorated by the equaliser and dominated the remainder of the first period, with skipper Kevin Nolan, Cole and Joey O'Brien all going close.
Despite the east Londoners' dominance, Allardyce's side almost came a cropper from another corner in the 39th minute.
Green was forced into a superb reaction save to thwart Pearce's goalbound header, before the Hammers defence scrambled the ball out of the ensuing melee.
Minutes later the England goalkeeper was forced into another fantastic save, preventing Erik Huseklepp's low drive with an outstretched leg.
Green's hard work looked to have paid dividends eight minutes into the second half when Lansbury pounced on a loose ball in the box to fire a low shot that just bobbled over the line after taking a deflection off the underside of Pearce.
Portsmouth, though, returned to the attack undeterred and equalised through a Norris header that looked to have crossed the line before Benjani made sure with a header of his own.
The visitors continued to press but were reduced to 10 men in the 67th minute when Lawrence received a second yellow card for a lunge at substitute Bentley.
Six minutes later Lansbury earned the home side a penalty by flicking the ball into Pearce's hand, allowing Noble to step up and strike home from the spot.
West Ham wrapped up the victory in the 76th minute when Taylor fired in a superb ball that Cole managed to head home.
Lansbury almost grabbed a second as the clock wound down, before substitute Piquionne was red-carded against his former club for raising his hands to Greg Halford off the ball deep into stoppage time.
Despite the clock winding down, Portsmouth reduced the deficit to one goal with the last kick of the game as Halford scored after Tal Ben Haim was brought down in the box.
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