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  • Date:07 Mar 2012
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Upton Park
  • Attendance:31,674
  • Vaz Te (86)
  • Murray (67)
Goal!

Live Commentary

99:34 +9.34

Jonathan Hogg is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

98:30 +8.30

Alex Kacaniklic is shown a yellow card. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick. Jonathan Hogg gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mark Noble. Mark Noble restarts play with the free kick.

97:24 +7.24

Julien Faubert takes a shot. Save made by Tomasz Kuszczak.

94:40 +4.40

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the right by-line, clearance made by Troy Deeney.

92:25 +2.25

Henri Lansbury takes a shot. Save by Tomasz Kuszczak.

91:54 +1.54

Troy Deeney challenges George McCartney unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Mark Noble.

90:59 +0.59

Chris Iwelumo concedes a free kick for a foul on Julien Faubert. James Tomkins takes the free kick.

89:29

Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble from the left by-line, clearance by Martin Taylor.

86:13

Ricardo Vaz Te takes a shot. Save made by Tomasz Kuszczak. Corner taken by Mark Noble from the left by-line. Ricardo Vaz Te finds the back of the net with a goal from inside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Ham 1-1 Watford.Prince Buaben replaces Sean Murray.

85:47

Chris Iwelumo is adjudged to have handled the ball. Direct free kick taken by Kevin Nolan.

84:19

Foul by Mark Noble on Troy Deeney, free kick awarded. Adrian Mariappa restarts play with the free kick.

83:44

John Eustace takes a shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

81:53

Inswinging corner taken by Alex Kacaniklic from the right by-line.

81:07

Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, Header on goal by Ricardo Vaz Te from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.

80:51

Kevin Nolan takes a shot. Blocked by Carl Dickinson.

79:49

Corner taken by Mark Noble, James Tomkins concedes a free kick for a foul on Martin Taylor. Free kick taken by Tomasz Kuszczak.

79:09

Martin Taylor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Carlton Cole. Mark Noble delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed from right channel, Lloyd Doyley manages to make a clearance.

77:58

Corner from left by-line taken by Mark Noble.

76:59

Sam Baldock takes a shot. Tomasz Kuszczak makes a save.

76:42

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Abdoulaye Faye by Troy Deeney. Direct free kick taken by Abdoulaye Faye.

73:39

Julien Faubert produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the right-hand upright. Henri Lansbury comes on in place of Joey O'Brien. Ricardo Vaz Te replaces Matthew Taylor.

72:09

Alex Kacaniklic takes a shot. Comfortable save by Robert Green.

69:14

Inswinging corner taken by Alex Kacaniklic from the right by-line, Shot from inside the six-yard box by Troy Deeney goes wide right of the goal.

67:53

Sean Murray scores a goal from just outside the box to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Ham 0-1 Watford.

67:20

Troy Deeney is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

67:02

John Eustace takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green.

65:01

Inswinging corner taken by Sean Murray from the left by-line.

64:43

Alex Kacaniklic takes a shot. Joey O'Brien gets a block in.

63:14

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Lloyd Doyley by Matthew Taylor. Direct free kick taken by Tomasz Kuszczak.

60:57

Jonathan Hogg fouled by Mark Noble, the ref awards a free kick. (West Ham) makes a substitution, with Sam Baldock coming on for Nicky Maynard. Free kick taken by Sean Murray.

57:28

Martin Taylor joins the action as a substitute, replacing Dale Bennett.

50:05

Joey O'Brien takes a shot. John Eustace gets a block in.

48:24

Unfair challenge on George McCartney by Sean Murray results in a free kick. Mark Noble restarts play with the free kick.

47:30

James Tomkins produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.

47:14 +2.14

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Alex Kacaniklic, save by Robert Green.

46:34

Dale Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Nicky Maynard. Matthew Taylor delivers the ball from the free kick left-footed from right wing, clearance made by Adrian Mariappa. Mark Noble takes a short corner.

44:49

Short corner taken by Matthew Taylor.

44:15

Jonathan Hogg concedes a free kick for a foul on Carlton Cole. Mark Noble takes the free kick.

43:53

Shot from just outside the box by Matthew Taylor misses to the left of the goal.

43:33

Foul by Troy Deeney on Robert Green, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.

42:48

Sean Murray takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

42:12

Free kick awarded for a foul by Abdoulaye Faye on Troy Deeney. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Alex Kacaniklic from right wing, clearance by Carlton Cole.

40:56

Unfair challenge on John Eustace by Carlton Cole results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Tomasz Kuszczak.

40:22

John Eustace produces a right-footed shot from outside the box and misses left.

37:58

James Tomkins takes a shot. Save made by Tomasz Kuszczak.

37:39

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Matthew Taylor by Chris Iwelumo. Matthew Taylor takes the direct free kick.

36:50

Mark Noble takes a shot. Save by Tomasz Kuszczak.

35:15

Free kick awarded for a foul by Troy Deeney on James Tomkins. James Tomkins takes the direct free kick.

34:36

Alex Kacaniklic takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

32:31

Corner from the left by-line taken by Mark Noble, Close range headed effort by Carlton Cole misses to the right of the goal.

31:38

Alex Kacaniklic has an effort at goal from outside the box which goes wide left of the target.

27:44

Joey O'Brien concedes a free kick for a foul on Alex Kacaniklic. Sean Murray crosses the ball in from the free kick.

16:37

Nicky Maynard gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Hogg. Lloyd Doyley takes the direct free kick.

1:03

Matthew Taylor takes a shot.

Match Preview

Taylor in the frame for Hammers Matt Taylor returns to the West Ham squad for the visit of Watford. The midfielder has missed the last three matches through suspension after he was sent off in the 1-1 draw with Southampton last month. Defender Winston Reid could miss out again after he was knocked unconscious playing for New Zealand last week and winger Julien Faubert will be checked over having sat out Sunday's win at Cardiff with a virus. Midfielder Papa Bouba Diop is still on the sidelines with a hamstring injury, John Carew is struggling with a knee problem and fellow striker Freddie Piquionne has moved to Doncaster on loan. Carlton Cole could be handed a start up front after coming off the bench at Cardiff. Watford will continue to be without long-term injury victims Martin Taylor and Stephen McGinn. Defender Taylor has a shoulder problem which is preventing him from being a part of manager Sean Dyche's matchday squad, while midfielder McGinn is still not ready for a first-team return from a knee problem despite playing 45 minutes of a reserve team match last week - his first outing for a year. Dyche hopes both players will feature for the second string next week as they step up their recoveries. Midfielder Ross Jenkins, who has been on the periphery of the squad of late, has been ruled out with a groin strain, while Dyche will not be able to call on winger Gavin Massey because of a tooth infection. Dyche may consider a starting role for on-loan Fulham man Alex Kacaniklic, who impressed off the bench during the 3-2 victory over Burnley on Saturday.

Formation:433Manager: Sam Allardyce

West Ham

Formation: 442Manager: Sean Dyche

Watford

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

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Match Report

Vaz Te to the rescue for Hammers West Ham needed a late Ricardo Vaz Te goal to salvage a point in a 1-1 draw with Watford as they blew their chance to go top of the npower Championship. The Hammers, needing a win to leapfrog Southampton at the summit, created a host of chances only to fall behind to a second-half sucker-punch from Watford teenager Sean Murray. Substitute Vaz Te struck with three minutes of normal time to play and West Ham laid siege on the Watford goal throughout nine minutes of stoppage time following a nasty injury to Dale Bennett. Manager Sam Allardyce felt they should have had a last-gasp penalty as the final whistle approached when Carl Dickinson appeared to handle. But an expectant crowd, anticipating a comfortable home win against a side they had beaten 4-0 in August, had to settle for a point. Matt Taylor was back in the West Ham line-up after a three-match ban and looked determined to make up for lost time, crashing a shot against the crossbar from 30 yards with less than a minute on the clock. It set the tone for the match with Julien Faubert then missing a gilt-edged chance when, six yards out at the far post, he sidefooted the ball back across goal. The Hammers twice opened up a stubborn Watford defence just before half-time, only for Tomasz Kuszczak to come to the visitors' rescue with saves from Mark Noble and James Tomkins. The hosts began the second half in the same vein, Tomkins heading Noble's cross into the ground and over the bar after just two minutes. Moments later, as three Watford players threw themselves in front of Joey O'Brien's shot, defender Bennett came off worse in a clash of heads with team-mate John Eustace. Eustace returned to the field in a heavy bandage but Bennett received lengthy treatment on the pitch before he was gingerly carried from the field in a neck brace. Allardyce sent on Sam Baldock in a bid to pep up his misfiring attack, but instead it was Watford who took a shock lead. There appeared to be little danger when Murray collected the ball 20 yards out to the right of West Ham's penalty area, but the rookie midfielder lashed a fierce low drive across Green and in off the post. Watford promptly retreated back into their own half and Faubert fired over, Nolan shot wide and Kuszczak pushed a Vaz Te header wide. But from the resulting corner Vaz Te fired goalwards and the ball squeezed over the line, via the far post, before Kuszczak could react. There was still time for the Hammers' penalty appeals to fall on the deaf ears of referee Keith Stroud to leave them contemplating a missed opportunity in the title race.

Form Guide

    LWDWDW
  • West Ham
  • VS
  • Watford
  • WDWLLW

Last Meetings

  • Watford
  • 0 - 4
  • West Ham
  • 16/08/2011
  • Watford
  • 1 - 2
  • West Ham
  • 08/05/2005
  • West Ham
  • 3 - 2
  • Watford
  • 27/11/2004
  • West Ham
  • 4 - 0
  • Watford
  • 01/05/2004
  • Watford
  • 0 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 22/11/2003
  • Watford
  • 1 - 2
  • West Ham
  • 13/02/1993

Top Scorers

West Ham

  • C Cole 9
  • K Nolan 8
  • S Baldock 5
  • J Collison 3
  • JA Carew 2
  • J Tomkins 2
  • W Reid 2
  • M Taylor 1
  • G McCartney 1
  • G O'Neil 1
  • P Diop 1
  • R Vaz Te 1
  • J Faubert 1
  • J O'Brien 1
  • N Maynard 1
  • H Lansbury 1
  • F Nouble 1

Watford

  • T Deeney 5
  • J Eustace 4
  • M Yeates 3
  • C Forsyth 3
  • C Dickinson 2
  • M Taylor 1
  • N Nosworthy 1
  • C Iwelumo 1
  • A Mariappa 1
  • J Garner 1
  • P Buaben 1
  • A Kacaniklic 1
  • S Murray 1

Goals

West Ham

    • Total goals 85
    • Goals per game 53
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 21-30 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 9 (For) 4 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 5 (For) 5 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 10 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 8 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Watford

    • Total goals 71
    • Goals per game 39
  • 3 (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 7 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 5 (For) 10 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 4 (For) 6 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 5 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 7 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 4 (For) 11 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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