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  • Date:31 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Upton Park
  • Attendance:33,350
  • Cole (7) Vaz Te (76)
  • Gorkss (43)
    Hunt (45) Harte - pen (58)
    Leigertwood (83)
Goal!

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95:37 +5.37

Hal Robson-Kanu fouled by Julien Faubert, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Ian Harte. Booking for Julien Faubert.

93:29 +3.29

Nicky Maynard takes a shot. Adam Federici makes a comfortable save.

92:31 +2.31

Unfair challenge on Jason Roberts by Danny Collins results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Shaun Cummings.

91:43 +1.43

Foul by Hal Robson-Kanu on Julien Faubert, free kick awarded. Gary O'Neil restarts play with the free kick.

88:35

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jobi McAnuff on Gary O'Neil. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

87:56

Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Comfortable save by Adam Federici.

86:55

Jason Roberts takes a shot. Abdoulaye Faye gets a block in.

85:16

Unfair challenge on Hal Robson-Kanu by Julien Faubert results in a free kick. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Federici.

83:47

Mikele Leigertwood fires in a goal from just inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. West Ham 2-4 Reading.Assist by Noel Hunt.

81:58

Benik Afobe replaces Jimmy Kebe.

80:23

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte played to the near post, James Tomkins makes a clearance.

79:18

Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance made by Kevin Nolan.

75:51

Corner taken by Gary O'Neil, Ricardo Vaz Te grabs a headed goal from deep inside the penalty box. West Ham 2-3 Reading.Gary O'Neil provided the assist for the goal.

73:56

The referee cautions James Tomkins for dissent.

71:05

(West Ham) makes a substitution, with Nicky Maynard coming on for Carlton Cole.

70:18

Corner taken by Ian Harte played to the near post, Carlton Cole manages to make a clearance.

69:25

Ricardo Vaz Te has an effort at goal from a long way out that goes wide left.

68:01

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green.

67:37

Abdoulaye Faye gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jason Roberts. Ian Harte takes the free kick.

66:01

Jay Tabb goes off and Hal Robson-Kanu comes on.

63:41

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Comfortable save by Robert Green.

63:01

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Gary O'Neil, Kaspars Gorkss makes a clearance.

61:54

Jobi McAnuff produces a right-footed shot from just outside the box that goes wide right of the target.

61:00

Unfair challenge on Ricardo Vaz Te by Jimmy Kebe results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Gary O'Neil.

59:01

Matthew Taylor goes off and Sam Baldock comes on.

57:24

Noel Hunt fouled by Abdoulaye Faye, the ref awards a Penalty. Placed penalty scored by Ian Harte. West Ham 1-3 Reading.

56:17

James Tomkins takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.

54:36

Jem Karacan leaves the field to be replaced by Jay Tabb.

54:20

Long range effort from Matthew Taylor misses to the left of the target.

53:38

The referee blows for offside. Free kick taken by Danny Collins.

52:05

Corner taken by Matthew Taylor.

51:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Jason Roberts on Danny Collins. Robert Green takes the free kick.

47:19 +2.19

Matthew Taylor takes the inswinging corner, Carlton Cole takes a shot. Blocked by Shaun Cummings.

46:10 +1.10

Noel Hunt scores a goal from inside the penalty box to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Ham 1-2 Reading.

45:01

Danny Collins comes on in place of Mark Noble.

43:05

Corner taken left-footed by Ian Harte from the right by-line, Kaspars Gorkss scores a headed goal from close in. West Ham 1-1 Reading.Ian Harte provided the assist for the goal.

42:47

Jobi McAnuff takes a shot. Blocked by James Tomkins.

41:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Gary O'Neil by Jason Roberts. Robert Green takes the indirect free kick.

40:34

Effort from the edge of the box by Jason Roberts goes wide of the left-hand upright.

38:04

Corner taken right-footed by Jobi McAnuff from the right by-line, clearance by James Tomkins.

36:50

Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Alex Pearce gets a block in.

35:42

The referee gives a free kick against Shaun Cummings for handball. Free kick taken by Robert Green.

34:37

Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Save made by Adam Federici.

32:23

Inswinging corner taken by Ian Harte, Close range headed effort by Noel Hunt misses to the right of the target.

31:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jimmy Kebe by Mark Noble. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Ian Harte from right wing, Carlton Cole manages to make a clearance.

27:50

James Tomkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Jason Roberts. Ian Harte takes the direct free kick.

26:16

Jason Roberts concedes a free kick for a foul on Abdoulaye Faye. Booking for Jason Roberts for unsporting behaviour. Robert Green takes the free kick.

23:33

Carlton Cole takes a shot. Comfortable save by Adam Federici.

22:20

Noel Hunt takes a shot. James Tomkins gets a block in.

21:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary O'Neil on Mikele Leigertwood. Ian Harte restarts play with the free kick.

15:45

Free kick awarded for a foul by Kevin Nolan on Jimmy Kebe. Free kick crossed left-footed by Ian Harte from right wing, save by Robert Green.

12:06

The assistant referee flags for offside against Jason Roberts. Robert Green takes the indirect free kick.

7:28

A goal is scored by Carlton Cole from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Ham 1-0 Reading.The assist for the goal came from Kevin Nolan.

6:52

Header by Kevin Nolan from inside the area strikes the post.

Match Preview

Faye causing Hammers trouble Sam Allardyce will leave it as late as possible to assess Abdoulaye Faye's fitness ahead of West Ham's key clash against fellow promotion-chasers Reading. Faye was withdrawn at half-time during the Hammers' victory over Peterborough on Tuesday due to a head injury, but an X-ray has revealed he has not suffered a fractured skull as first feared. Allardyce will wait until the morning of the game to determine whether the Senegalese defender is fit. Danny Collins replaced Faye on Tuesday night and will deputise should he be deemed unfit. Joey O'Brien was also substituted at half-time during the Peterborough game as a precaution, but is expected to be fit to face Reading. Julien Faubert is on standby should O'Brien miss out. Winston Reid and Guy Demel are back in training following spells on the treatment table, but neither are expected to be involved. Reading are hopeful that striker Jason Roberts will be available. The former Blackburn forward suffered a hamstring injury during the 3-1 defeat at Peterborough last week and missed the victory over Blackpool. On-loan Arsenal starlet Benik Afobe deputised for Roberts against the Tangerines, but he may drop to the bench if the veteran hitman recovers in time. Full-back Matthew Connolly continues to miss out with an ankle problem, with Shaun Cummings likely to continue on the right of defence in his absence, while Joseph Mills is also sidelined through injury. Reserve goalkeeper Mikkel Andersen will be unavailable to manager Brian McDermott because of a knee problem, and the Royals have recalled Alex McCarthy from his loan spell at Ipswich to provide cover to regular number one Adam Federici.

Formation:433Manager: Sam Allardyce

West Ham

Formation: 442Manager: Brian McDermott

Reading

  • Robert Green
  • Julien Faubert
  • James Tomkins
  • Abdoulaye Faye
  • George McCartney
  • Kevin Nolan
  • Mark Noble
  • Gary O'Neil
  • Ricardo Vaz Te
  • Carlton Cole
  • Matthew Taylor
  • SUBS
  • Sam Baldock
  • Nicky Maynard
  • John Carew
  • Henri Lansbury
  • Danny Collins

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Match Report

Form Guide

    DDDDDW
  • West Ham
  • VS
  • Reading
  • WWDWLW

Last Meetings

  • Reading
  • 3 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 10/12/2011
  • Reading
  • 3 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 12/03/2005
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 0
  • Reading
  • 10/08/2004
  • Reading
  • 2 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 03/04/2004
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 0
  • Reading
  • 13/09/2003

Top Scorers

West Ham

  • K Nolan 10
  • C Cole 9
  • S Baldock 5
  • R Vaz Te 3
  • J Tomkins 3
  • J Collison 3
  • JA Carew 2
  • G O'Neil 2
  • W Reid 2
  • M Taylor 1
  • G McCartney 1
  • P Diop 1
  • D Collins 1
  • J Faubert 1
  • J O'Brien 1
  • N Maynard 1
  • H Lansbury 1

Reading

  • N Hunt 7
  • S Church 7
  • A Le Fondre 7
  • J Roberts 5
  • J McAnuff 5
  • A Pearce 5
  • M Leigertwood 3
  • JB Kebe 3
  • J Karacan 3
  • H Robson-Kanu 3
  • I Harte 2
  • K Gorkss 1

Goals

West Ham

    • Total goals 99
    • Goals per game 61
  • 8 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 5 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Reading

    • Total goals 94
    • Goals per game 56
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 2 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 14 (For) 5 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 12 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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