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RAPIDHAMMER: Late But Great?

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Late But Great?

Carling Cup, 2nd round
West Ham beats Milwall 3-1 (o-1, 1-1) aet

West Ham:
Green; Faubert, Gabiddon, Tomkins, Spector; Parker, Kovac (62 Nouble), Collison, Payne (46 Hines), Stanislas, Cole (109 Upson)
Substitutes: Kurucz, Collins, Daprela, Lee.

Ref: Taylor

Att: 24492

"The game was played out amid trouble between fans inside and outside of Upton Park which overshadowed an entertaining encounter" (-> BBC).

"Violence erupts between hundreds of fans..." (-> Daily Mail)

From WHUFC official website live-ticker:

119 min - It was not looking good for West Ham until Stanislas struck at the end of normal time. Since that goal, though, there has only really been one team in it and the home side's Premier League class has shown.

109 min - Cole leaves the pitch to be replaced by Upson. The England forward looks totally shattered after running his heart out for nearly two hours.

106 min - After a brief pause we are up and running again in the second half of added time.

105 min - Fauber comes close to getting the goal he deserves. Parker plays an inch perfect ball into space and the France international runs onto it and carries the ball into the area. He has quick look up to check out his options but decides to shoot and only a brave bit of goalkeeping by Forde prevents it going in. Brilliant from West Ham.

105 min - Great play from Faubert as he sprints down the left and delivers an inviting ball in. Only the outstretched leg of Frampton clears the danger.

105 min - Four minutes of added time at the end of the first half of extra time. Scott Barron is booked.

105 min - GOAL! Surely the game must be safe now as Zavon Hines makes it three. Parker threaded a ball forward, Hines raced onto it, beat Frampton with a trick and smashed it past Forde. What a turnaround!

105 min - Double change for Mllwall as Harris and Alexander for Adam Bolder and Ashley Grimes.

97 min - GOAL! Penalty to West Ham. Hines' cross is handled by Laird. Stanislas steps up and smashes it down the middle. 2-1 to the Hammers.

"As West Ham took the lead in extra time 50 or 60 fans ran on the pitch. The players were forced off the field for a short time." (Daily Mail)

95 min - What a chance for West Ham. Cole cleverly flicks a ball through for Hines who is completely unmarked six yards out. He almost has too much time and rolls his wide of Forde's far post.

93 min - The Hammers come forward once more and Collison feeds a ball out wide to Nouble. His clever flick puts Faubert into space but his cross is fired wide but Hines. Much better from the Hammers.

91 min - Millwall get the first half of extra time underway but it is the Hammers who are straight onto the attack as Hines slides a low ball across the box.

End of normal time

90 min - The home side are doing everything they can to force a winner in normal time but unless something drastic happens now I think we will be having another 30 minutes.

90 min - Faubert tries his luck from 30 yards out. His shot skids along the surface and straight into the arms of Forde.

90 min - I am struggling to remember an atmosphere at the Boleyn Ground quite like this. The roar when Stanislas put that ball in was quite something.

89 min - It looks as though we will be having extra time here now, that is if we don't have the six minutes of added time.

Fans ran on the pitch after the equaliser.

87 min - GOAL! Junior Stanislas fires a late equaliser and the home support goes wild! There was a deep ball into the box by Faubert and the ball breaks to the No46 who pokes gome three yards out.

83 min - Millwall hit back and a long shot is just turned over by Green.

80 min - Stanislas gets yet another shot in as West Ham throw everything at the visitors.

HALF TIME West Ham United 0 Millwall FC 1
28 min - The goal has spurred the home fans on as well and they respond with a chant of 'Come on you Irons!'

26 min - GOAL! The away side take the lead as Harris pokes home from just outside the six-yard box to send the away fans wild.


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