Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Shootout misery for Hammers


Filed: Wednesday, 20th June 2007
By: Matthew O'Greel


England's under-21s - featuring three Hammers - went out of the European Championships tonight as the penalty blues struck once again.

Host nation Holland will play in this weekend's final against either Serbia or Belgium after winning an amazing shootout 13 goals to 12. Anton Ferdinand - just as in last year's FA Cup Final in Cardiff - was the fall-guy, missing England's 17TH spot kick of the night which gave the Dutch an advantage they gleefully accepted.

The game itself had finished 1-1 after Leroy Lita's 39th minute opener had been cancelled out by an 89th minute equaliser from Maceo Rigters. The Dutch - who had controlled the game for long periods - failed to score a second goal despite having a shot count of 26-5 in their favour over the 120 minutes and a man advantage due to England running out of substitutes.

Mark Noble scored both of his penalties in the shootout, whilst Nigel Reo-Coker - who was the last outfield player to take one - missed his only spot-kick. Anton Ferdinand scored his first with some aplomb - but saw his second effort cannon off the bar.

Had England progressed neither Noble nor Reo-Coker would have played in the final as both picked up their second bookings of the tournament, which automatically ruled them out of the next match.





Related News

   arrow   Stark raving bonkers [2nd Sep 2015]
   arrow   Wonders never cease! Noble's red card rescinded [2nd Sep 2015]
   arrow   Noble praises Board for transfer window business [2nd Sep 2015]
   arrow   Tomkins, Bilic, Noble & Henderson: Sunday's news [30th Aug 2015]
   arrow   Bilic: winning at Anfield is more than just three points [29th Aug 2015]
   arrow   Liverpool 0-3 West Ham Utd [29th Aug 2015]
   arrow   Liverpool vs West Ham Utd: half time report [29th Aug 2015]
   arrow   Jelavic, Matri, Adebayor & Bilic: Saturday's news [29th Aug 2015]
   arrow   Hartson, Bilic, Januzaj & Zaza: Tuesday's news [25th Aug 2015]
   arrow   West Ham Utd 3-4 AFC Bournemouth [22nd Aug 2015]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
Irons fan set for Peru
West Ham United supporter and serial fundraiser Gareth Bishop is all set fo...more
Three Years Ago
Catch 22
West Ham United have named just 22 players in their Premier League squad for the first half of the 2...more
Five Years Ago
The Ball and Parky
News of some inportant up-and-coming events in the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research's calendar.....more