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  • Date:27 Nov 2010
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Upton Park
  • Behrami (33) Obinna (55)
    Parker (74)
  • Cleverley (85)
Goal!

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93:59 +3.59

Corner taken right-footed by Ben Watson.

91:23 +1.23

Foul by Radoslav Kovac on Ben Watson, free kick awarded. Ben Watson produces a shot on goal direct from the free kick, Robert Green makes a comfortable save.

90:32 +0.32

Junior Stanislas challenges Mohamed Diame unfairly and gives away a free kick. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.

90:06 +0.06

Short corner taken by Pablo Barrera.

89:24

Pablo Barrera takes a short corner.

89:10

Carlton Cole takes a shot. Blocked by Steven Caldwell.

87:11

Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green.

86:36

Pablo Barrera fouled by Victor Moses, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Winston Reid.

85:12

Tom Cleverley fires in a goal from just inside the area to the top left corner of the goal. West Ham 3-1 Wigan.

82:34

Scott Parker goes off and Radoslav Kovac comes on.

81:47

Ronnie Stam crosses the ball, comfortable save by Robert Green.

80:06

Effort from deep inside the area by Carlton Cole misses to the right of the goal.

77:56

Maynor Figueroa concedes a free kick for a foul on Valon Behrami. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.

77:48

The ball is swung over by Maynor Figueroa, James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.

76:28

Carlton Cole comes on in place of Frederic Piquionne.

74:49

Scott Parker fires in a goal from inside the six-yard box to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Ham 3-0 Wigan.Assist on the goal came from Victor Obinna.

73:45

Pablo Barrera takes a shot. Mohamed Diame gets a block in.

73:20

Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Blocked by Matthew Upson.

70:02

Scott Parker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Mohamed Diame. Charles N'Zogbia fires a strike on goal direct from the free kick.

69:19

Victor Obinna concedes a free kick for a foul on Steven Caldwell. Direct free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

68:58

Victor Moses takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.

67:30

Ben Watson joins the action as a substitute, replacing Hendry Thomas.

62:25

Daniel Gabbidon challenges Tom Cleverley unfairly and gives away a Penalty. A save by Robert Green from penalty by Mauro Boselli. West Ham 2-0 Wigan.

60:50

Franco Di Santo goes off and Mauro Boselli comes on. Victor Moses is brought on as a substitute for Jordi Gomez.

59:53

The ball is swung over by Charles N'Zogbia.

57:57

Unfair challenge on Hendry Thomas by Scott Parker results in a free kick. Hendry Thomas takes the direct free kick.

55:32

A goal is scored by Victor Obinna from inside the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Ham 2-0 Wigan.Assist on the goal came from Frederic Piquionne.

54:47

Victor Obinna has shot on goal from just outside the area which goes wide of the right-hand upright.

54:07

Foul by Tom Cleverley on Junior Stanislas, free kick awarded. Matthew Upson restarts play with the free kick.

51:29

Shot by Pablo Barrera from deep inside the penalty area misses wide to the left of the target.

49:52

(West Ham) makes a substitution, with Winston Reid coming on for Lars Jacobsen.

49:52

Winston Reid is brought on as a substitute for Lars Jacobsen.

48:48

Effort from inside the area by Frederic Piquionne misses to the right of the goal.

47:59

Corner from the right by-line taken by Pablo Barrera, Franco Di Santo makes a clearance.

46:16

Mohamed Diame takes a shot. Blocked by James Tomkins.

43:26

Hendry Thomas gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Pablo Barrera. Scott Parker takes the direct free kick.

42:46

Steve Gohouri challenges Frederic Piquionne unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Upson takes the free kick.

42:07

Franco Di Santo crosses the ball, Robert Green makes a save.

40:00

Junior Stanislas sends in a cross, Steve Gohouri manages to make a clearance.

38:51

James Tomkins produces a right-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.

38:23

Ronnie Stam challenges Junior Stanislas unfairly and gives away a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Junior Stanislas from left wing, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

37:26

Corner taken right-footed by Junior Stanislas to the near post, Frederic Piquionne takes a shot. Save by Ali Al Habsi. Pablo Barrera takes a shot. Maynor Figueroa gets a block in.

36:59

Junior Stanislas takes a shot. Save made by Ali Al Habsi.

36:02

The offside flag is raised against Franco Di Santo. Free kick taken by James Tomkins.

33:37

Valon Behrami finds the back of the net with a goal from close in to the bottom left corner of the goal. West Ham 1-0 Wigan.Assist by Frederic Piquionne.

30:25

James Tomkins challenges Ali Al Habsi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Ali Al Habsi.

29:59

Corner taken by Junior Stanislas from the left by-line, Ali Al Habsi makes a save.

28:07

The referee blows for offside against Frederic Piquionne. Free kick taken by Ronnie Stam.

27:10

Corner from the right by-line taken by Pablo Barrera, Hendry Thomas manages to make a clearance.

26:26

Tom Cleverley produces a cross, clearance by Matthew Upson.

25:35

Charles N'Zogbia takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, Victor Obinna manages to make a clearance.

25:22

Charles N'Zogbia takes a shot. Blocked by Scott Parker.

18:31

The ball is delivered by Victor Obinna, save by Ali Al Habsi.

17:46

Corner taken by Charles N'Zogbia, save by Robert Green.

16:03

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Frederic Piquionne by Steve Gohouri. Matthew Upson restarts play with the free kick.

13:50

The ball is delivered by Ronnie Stam, James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.

13:18

Junior Stanislas takes a shot. Jordi Gomez gets a block in.

12:38

Junior Stanislas takes a inswinging corner.

11:05

Tom Cleverley takes a shot. Save made by Robert Green.

9:56

The offside flag is raised against Frederic Piquionne. Ali Al Habsi takes the indirect free kick.

9:38

Mohamed Diame takes a shot. James Tomkins gets a block in.

7:44

Foul by Valon Behrami on Jordi Gomez, free kick awarded. Tom Cleverley restarts play with the free kick.

7:27

The offside flag is raised against Pablo Barrera. Ali Al Habsi takes the free kick.

4:59

Steven Caldwell challenges Victor Obinna unfairly and gives away a free kick. Valon Behrami takes the direct free kick.

4:31

Scott Parker takes a shot.

2:11

Victor Obinna is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Free kick taken by Mohamed Diame.

0:33

The assistant referee flags for offside against Frederic Piquionne. Steven Caldwell takes the indirect free kick.

The match begins.

The ref blows to end the first period.

The second half kicks off.

The final whistle is blown by the referee.

Match Preview

Grant vows not to resort to `ugly' football Avram Grant maintains West Ham's clash against Wigan at Upton Park will not define their season - and maintained the Irons would not adopt "ugly" football to get off the bottom of the Barclays Premier League. The Hammers are entrenched in a relegation battle, having collected just one win from 14 matches, going down 3-0 at Liverpool last weekend. Striker Carlton Cole labelled the Anfield defeat as "diabolical" and suggested Grant's men should now try "ugly football" in an attempt to get themselves out of trouble. Extra pressure for a positive result had been added by the West Ham board have designating the clash against fellow strugglers Wigan as the 'save our season game' - with reduced admission prices to help ensure a bumper crowd. Grant appears, for now at least, to have the support of the owners with David Gold having followed vice-chairman Karen Brady in a visit to the training ground this week. The Israeli maintains nothing will be decided tomorrow alone, but intends to stay true to the "tradition of West Ham". "I don't know what is ugly, that we will not shave before? Or that we put the ball in the stand?," Grant said. "We cannot do it, this is not the tradition of West Ham. It is not something I believe in. "However, when the game is not going so well, we need to do some different things, especially when we are winning." Grant continued: "Any game is very important for us, and we want to win the game, but even if we win we have a long way until we say, which I believe we will, that we can do it. "Even after 20 games, there is enough time to do it, it is not easy of course, but of course it is possible. "Any gap, especially at the bottom can change. "I will not say it has been injuries, or the decisions of the referees has been badly, badly against us. "I want to look at from now on what will happen, and I still believe in this team and this club, this is what is important to me." Grant indicated he was not impressed by Cole's post-match outburst. "What I have to say, I will say to the players. I am not dealing with the players through the media," the Hammers boss stressed. Grant believes his squad, who could have key midfielder Scott Parker back from a chest infection, can actually take strength from their predicament. Wigan boss Roberto Martinez believes his team are lacking in results only this season. Martinez is happy with most of Latics' output during a difficult start to the campaign but knows they must start to collect the points he feels they deserve. Wigan have won just one of their last seven league games and slipped back into the bottom three with defeat at Manchester United last weekend. They now face a crucial encounter against the Hammers. Martinez said: "Overall the consistency in our performances has been really good. "There is only one performance in the last 10 I haven't been happy with. "As a squad we are getting closer together. We are getting stronger and slowly you can see good signs of the potential of our squad. "The talent in the squad is huge. I am delighted and extremely proud of every single member of the squad." Wigan must overcome the loss of striker Hugo Rodallega and Antolin Alcaraz, who are both suspended after being sent off at Old Trafford. The game also comes too soon for another defender in Emmerson Boyce but club captain Gary Caldwell has an outside chance of featuring after a thigh injury.

Formation:442Manager: Avram Grant

West Ham

Formation: 442Manager: Roberto Martinez

Wigan

  • Robert Green
  • Lars Jacobsen
  • James Tomkins
  • Matthew Upson
  • Daniel Gabbidon
  • Valon Behrami
  • Pablo Barrera
  • Scott Parker
  • Junior Stanislas
  • Frederic Piquionne
  • Victor Obinna
  • SUBS
  • Ruud Boffin
  • Winston Reid
  • Carlton Cole
  • Luis Boa Morte
  • Radoslav Kovac
  • Benni McCarthy
  • Zavon Hines

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Match Report

Hammers end winless run Barclays Premier League basement club West Ham gave themselves a much-needed boost with a 3-1 victory over fellow strugglers Wigan at Upton Park. The match had been billed by the West Ham board as the "save our season game", although manager Avram Grant maintained that was more aimed at supporters to get behind the team than a shot across his bows. Nevertheless, there was more than a sense of relief around the Boleyn Ground at the final whistle, with the Irons securing a first win since the end of September following goals from Valon Behrami, Victor Obinna and Scott Parker. However, the Irons - now within three points of safety, but still bottom after Wolves' late winner against Sunderland - had keeper Robert Green to thank for saving a penalty from substitute Mauro Boselli just after the hour which could have set up a nervous finish, although Tom Cleverley netted a consolation on 85 minutes. Grant had relegated Carlton Cole to the bench after the England striker had labelled last week's 3-0 defeat at Liverpool as "diabolical", while Wigan were without suspended duo Hugo Rodallega and Antolin Alcaraz following their red cards against Manchester United. It was a positive start by the Hammers, as Frederic Piquionne looked lively at the head of the attack. However, Wigan came into the game and winger Mohamed Diame dashed to the far touchline. He pulled the ball, which looked to have gone out of play, back for on-loan United youngster Cleverley to test Green with a low effort from 20 yards. The home side were under pressure again when a low cross from Ronnie Stam had to be hacked clear in the six-yard box by James Tomkins. There was more than a sense of frustration beginning to grow inside Upton Park as the half-hour mark passed and the Irons again were unable to make any real progress in the final third. The Boleyn Ground, however, erupted in relief after 34 minutes when Behrami bundled in a knockdown from Piquionne after Lars Jacobsen's high ball into the Wigan box. Junior Stanislas, back in the side after a groin injury, sent a snap-shot goalwards from 20 yards and Ali Al Habsi had to be alert to tip the ball over. From the corner, the Wigan keeper then produced a brilliant reaction save to parry away Piquionne's bullet header. West Ham should have been 2-0 up at the start of the second half when Piquionne found himself unmarked on the penalty spot but dragged the ball wide. After both Pablo Barrera and Obinna dragged shots wide, the Hammers had a two-goal cushion after 56 minutes. Piquionne carried the ball into the left side of the Wigan penalty area before cutting it back to Obinna. The on-loan Inter Milan forward promptly drilled a low strike into the bottom corner for his first Premier League goal. Wigan responded by making a double change as Franco Di Santo and Jordi Gomez were replaced by Boselli and Victor Moses after 61 minutes. The visitors then were awarded a penalty when Danny Gabbidon tripped Cleverley. Boselli stepped up to take the spot-kick with what was his first touch - but Green guessed right to make a fine save. West Ham broke and felt they should have been given a penalty when Gohouri looked to have tripped Piquionne, but this time referee Mark Halsey waved play on. Despite their lead, West Ham continued to look less than comfortable. However, the points were secured with 15 minutes left when Obinna broke down the left and Parker arrived in the six-yard box to crash the ball past Al Habsi. Piquionne was replaced by Cole for the closing stages, while Parker was given a standing ovation when he went off with seven minutes left. Cleverley netted a consolation with a dipping drive after 85 minutes. In stoppage time, Behrami fell to the ground after slipping and looked to have injured his groin and Wigan had a close-range effort from Gohouri ruled out for offside as finally it was West Ham's day.

Form Guide

    LLDDDL
  • West Ham
  • VS
  • Wigan
  • DLLDWL

Last Meetings

  • West Ham
  • 3 - 2
  • Wigan
  • 24/04/2010
  • Wigan
  • 1 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 12/09/2009
  • Wigan
  • 0 - 1
  • West Ham
  • 04/03/2009
  • West Ham
  • 2 - 1
  • Wigan
  • 16/08/2008
  • Wigan
  • 1 - 0
  • West Ham
  • 02/02/2008
  • West Ham
  • 1 - 1
  • Wigan
  • 25/08/2007

Top Scorers

West Ham

  • S Parker 3
  • F Piquionne 3
  • C Cole 1
  • V Behrami 1

Wigan

  • H Rodallega 4
  • C N'Zogbia 3
  • AV Alcaraz 1
  • J Gomez 1
  • V Moses 1

Goals

West Ham

    • Total goals 36
    • Goals per game 11
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) Period 51-60 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Wigan

    • Total goals 35
    • Goals per game 10
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • (For) 1 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 2 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • (For) 2 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 2 (For) 3 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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