Text  Larger | Smaller | Default


Arsenal v West Ham Utd: half time report

Filed: Wednesday, 23rd January 2013
By: Staff Writer

The teams go in level at the half time break in tonight's big London derby after a goal apiece in the opening 45 minutes.

West Ham - who rested key players such as Matt Jarvis, Joe Cole and Mo Diame - opened the scoring through Jack Collison, who made his Irons debut on this ground on New Years Day 2008.

The Welsh international blasted United into the lead on 18 minutes when a corner was half-cleared to the midfielder, who lay in wait on the edge of the box before volleying it straight into the back of the net.

However West Ham's lead was to last for just four minutes when Lucas Podolski equalised with a thunderous drive from the edge of the box.

Having spent the majority of the opening 45 minutes in their own West Ham were limited to sporadic attacks but threatened to add a second goal on a number of occasions - Ricardo Vaz Te and Carlton Cole, who saw one effort bundled off the line by Aaron Ramsey going closest.

Jussi Jaaskelainen, who had very little to do overall was forced into one tremedous save in the final minute of the half when Cazorla's goal-bound free kick was tipped wide by the veteran stopper.

We'll have more for you at the final whistle.

West Ham Utd: Jaaskelainen, Demel, O'Brien, Reid, Tomkins, Noble, Taylor, Nolan, Collison, Vaz Te, C.Cole.

Subs: Henderson, Potts, Diarra, Diame, O'Neil, J.Cole, Jarvis.

Arsenal: Szczesney, Sagna, Gibbs, Mertesacker, Vermaelen, Wilshere, Ramsey, Cazorla, Walcott, Podolski, Giroud.

Subs: Mannone, Koscielny, Andre Santos, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Arshavin, Jenkinson, Frimpong.

Related News

   arrow   KUMB nominated for two FBA awards [5th Oct 2015]
   arrow   Payet, Antonio, Bilic & Aguero: Sunday's news [4th Oct 2015]
   arrow   Tomkins, Cresswell, Bilic & Sunderland [2nd Oct 2015]
   arrow   Third in the Premier League - but no Hammers in England squad [1st Oct 2015]
   arrow   Scotland or the sunshine?  [30th Sep 2015]
   arrow   The KUMB West Ham Podcast: with Ian Pearce [29th Sep 2015]
   arrow   Carroll, Bilic, Payet & Kouyate: Tuesday's news [29th Sep 2015]
   arrow   Bilic, Norwich City & Reid: Saturday's news [26th Sep 2015]
   arrow   Noble, Carroll, Collins & Gold: Wednesday's news [23rd Sep 2015]
   arrow   The KUMB West Ham Podcast: with Tom Gent [22nd Sep 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
December fixture changes
Two of the Irons' December fixtures have been rearranged for tv purposes....more
Three Years Ago
West Ham Utd 1 Arsenal 3
West Ham United fell to their first home Premier League defeat of the season - but gave their oppone...more
Five Years Ago
Grant on der Hammer blow
Avram Grant has confirmed that midfielder Tomas Hitzlsperger will be out of action until well into t...more