West Ham United F.C. vs Sunderland A.F.C.

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Barclays Premier League

February 27th

Boleyn Ground, London, England

1-0

30′ Antonio



90′ There will be three additional minutes.


84′ Corner Sunderland after a freekick was cleared. The resulting corner is poor and evades everyone for a goalkick.


83′ Close!! Payet takes the ball on the chest before volleying just wide.


81′ Final change for the home side as Noble departs for Pedro Obiang.


79′ Close!! N’Doye delivers a dangerous delivery that Adrián palms away before Khazri picks out Rodwell, whose header is easily saved by the Spaniard.


78′ O’Shea meets the resulting corner at the near post to head wide.


77′ So close!! A good break from the visitors sees Khazri’s delivery half-cleared by Bryam, who manages to get a last ditch-challenge on Rodwell, who should score, but it goes out for a corner.


75′ So close!! Noble’s crossfield pass in nodded back by Byram into Carroll, who volleys against the crossbar and safely away for the visitors.


73′ Disallowed goal!! Rodwell has the ball in the back of the net but it’s disallowed for handball. The former Everton midfielder received a cutback to fire a strike that Adrián saved with his foot back in towards him, who used his arm to control the ball before firing an effort that eventually found the back of the net. He actually should have scored on the first occasion.


72′ Penalty appeals as Koné uses his arms on Payet to shepherd the ball in to Mannone.


71′ Khazri’s curling freekick is saved by Adrián.


70′ Byram receives a yellow card after he cynically bringing Defoe down just outside the area. That resulted in a N’Doye disguise pass in towards the former Hammers player.


68′ Moses cuts inside before striking an effort that Mannone does well to hold onto.


67′ Payet fires a strike from just inside the area over after there were appeals for a penalty after the ball struck O’Shea’s arm, but the referee said no.


64′ Second change for the Hammers as Lanzini departs for Moses. First change for the visitors as Jack Rodwell comes on for Cattermole.


62′ West Ham look to get forward with Lanzini, but his back-heel towards Creswell is just underhit and the visitors look to break, however the move breaks down as Khazri handballs.


59′ Close!! Patient build-up from the visitors. Kirchhoff finds M’Vila, who bends an effort just wide of the post.


58′ Change for the Hammers with Emenike departing for Carroll.


57′ N’Doye’s freekick hits the wall.


56′ Defoe wins a freekick in a good position after a challenge from Noble.


54′ Chance!! Khazri plays a nice one-two with Van Aanholt, who fires just over the bar.


52′ Khazri sends in a teasing delivery, but it’s just overhit and goes for a West Ham goalkick.


50′ Payet’s delivery is cutback for Noble, who  can’t hit it first-time and the visitors clear.


49′ Lanzini wins a corner for the hosts.


48′ Another good chance!! Khazri manages to find Defoe, who shoots just wide, but the flag goes up again. Again it was an incorrect call from the linesman.


46′ What a chance!! Cattermole plays a long ball over the top that catches Collins out, and it falls to Defoe on the volley, but he drags it just wide of the post.


45′ The Hammers get us underway for the second half.


HT: So will the Hammers go on to extend their lead or will the Black Cats fightback and get a draw or even more? Join us again for the second half.


HT: Mannone has done well to keep the scoreline low, after he came to the visitors’ resuce, tipping Noble’s effort onto the bar, before palming Antonio’s effort behind. The same cannot be said for Adrián for the hosts, despite not conceding as of yet, he’s looked nervous and Khazri was unfortunate not to put the visitors ahead earlier in the game on two separate occasions.


HT: The game has been quite evenly contested in truth, with the Black Cats starting the game very well, however, as the Hammers grew into the game, the visiting defence were stretched, leading to the Hammers goal.


HT: So West Ham are ahead, courtesy of a mistake from Van Aanholt that Antonio capitalised on.


45’+1′ Some late possession from the visitors comes to an end as the referee blows his whistle to bring the first 45 minutes to an end.


45′ There will be one additional minute.


40′ Antonio tries to find Emenike, but the visitors clear.


39′ They take the freekick quickly and Van Aanholt sends in a cross but the hosts cocncede the corner. The corner is deep but the Hammers snuff out the danger.


38′ The corner is cleared.


37′ Close!! The corner is temporarily cleared, Antonio gets the ball again, he swivels and volleys but Mannone tips it around the post.


36′ Cheap corner given away by the visitors after Koné hacks a pass well off-the-market.


34′ Lanzini has a strike from range, but his effort flies harmlessly over.


33′ Defoe has a snatch-shot, but his effort is charged down.


30′ Goal!! Antonio takes advantage of a poor touch from Van Aanholt, the number 30, went past two players before curling an effort beyond Mannone to put the Hammers ahead.

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Michail Antonio celebrates after giving the hosts the lead. Image from: Reuters

24′ Payet’s delivery is dangerous but the visitors clear the danger.


23′ Creswell wins a freekick in a good position, after a challenge from N’Doye.


22′ So close!! Khazri’s goes for goal, and his effort clips the top of the woodwork.


21′ Kirchhoff wins a freekick in a good area.


21′ Almost a calamitous goal!! A backpass towards Adrián bobbles up, and the Spaniard has to juggle with the ball and Khazri chrages the effort down but the Spaniard did enough to put him off.


20′ The corner is shocking. It curls straight into the sidenetting.


19′ Sunderland win a corner.


18′ What a save from Mannone!! Lanzini does well to dribble past a few players before finding Noble, who fires an effort that Mannone does well to tip onto the bar.


16′ Creswell does well to put a ball in towards the danger area but Mannone gathers at the second attempt.


15′ Adrián almost puts Collins in trouble, but he manages to do well and find a teammate, however moments later Cattermole almost puts Defoe through on goal, but the flag goes up for offside, his shot was saved by Adrián anyway. He was actually onside.


11′ M’Vila tries a hopeful ball in towards Defoe, but it was completely overhit and Adrián gathers.


8′ Defoe is almost played through, but the ball is just slightly overhit and Adrián clears the danger.


7′ Creswell tries to find Emenike but Van Aanholt clears the danger.


5′ The corner is temporarily cleared but Payet wins a second corner. Sunderland eventually clear the danger.


4′ Khazri concedes a corner.


3′ N’Doye almost finds Cattermole, but Adrián claims the bouncing ball.


2′ Khazri almost finds a teammate but Collins, clears the danger.


1′ Cattermole wins a corner. The delivery in towards the near post is cleared behind for a second corner.


0′ The visitors get us underway. Yedlin concedes an early freekick.


Team news:

West Ham United F.C.: Adrián (GK), Sam Byram, Angelo Ogbonna, James Collins, Aaron Cresswell, Cheikhou Kouyaté, Mark Noble, Manuel Lanzini, Michail Antonio, Emmanuel Emenike, Dimitri Payet

Sunderland A.F.C.: Vito Mannone (GK), DeAndre Yedlin, Lamine Koné, John O’Shea, Patrick Van Aanholt, Jan Kirchhoff, Dame N’Doye, Lee Cattermole, Yann M’Vila, Wahbi Khazri, Jermain Defoe

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