West Ham 0-0 Aston Villa (08.11.2014) Live Commentary

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This game has surely entertained the crowds. We have seen a lot of wonderful movement and opportunities on the pitch. We have witnessed dominance of the home side in today’s game. Both home and away side attempted to create scoring opportunities mostly with long balls.
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That’s all for today because the game is over.
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Andrew Carroll (West Ham) rises high to head a nice lofted cross towards the middle of the goal. Unfortunately for him, his close-range effort lacks pace and is denied by Brad Guzan who makes a comfortable save.
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Alex Song (West Ham) gets to the rebound just outside the box, but his attempt is blocked by one of the defending players.
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Stewart Downing (West Ham) sends a wonderful cross from the corner kick. However, the defence works perfectly to clear the ball and to avert the threat.
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Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) attempts to find his teammate with a pass from outside the box, but the opposition’s defence is quick to react and thwarts the attack. The ball goes out-of-play. West Ham have been awarded a corner kick.
90+4′
The defence is alert as they clear a dangerous cross from Stewart Downing (West Ham).
90+3′
Andrew Carroll (West Ham) escaped his marker to connect with a cross and heads towards the left side of the goal, but the keeper pulls off an excellent save to deny him.
90+3′
The attendance for today’s match is 34857.
90+2′
The referee stops play so that a substitution can be made and Charles N’Zogbia goes off the pitch and Ciaran Clark (Aston Villa) comes on in his place.
90+2′
The substitution has been made. Andrew Carroll (West Ham) has replaced Mark Noble.
90+1′
Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) crosses into the box from near the side line, but he doesn’t hit it as he wanted, and it’s averted by the well-organized defence.
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4 min. of stoppage-time to be played.
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Kevin Nolan (West Ham) produces a dangerous lofted cross into the box which is intercepted.
90′
Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) rises above the opponent’s defence to head the precise cross towards the goal. His effort, directed to the middle of the goal, is blocked by Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) who pulls off a comfortable save!
89′
This yellow card was deserved. The tackle by Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) was quite harsh and Jonathan Moss didn’t hesitate to show him a yellow card.
88′
Nathan Baker has picked up an injury and is replaced by Philippe Senderos (Aston Villa).
86′
The game is interrupted now, Nathan Baker (Aston Villa) picks up a knock and the physio has to come.
85′
Carlton Cole (West Ham) commits a foul after unfairly battling his opponent for the ball.
84′
Kevin Nolan (West Ham) sends the ball into the penalty area from a free kick few yards outside the box. The cross was very nice, but the goalkeeper showed himself in good light as he leaps high to intercept the ball.
84′
Matthew Lowton (Aston Villa) gives away foul for a clumsy challenge. Referee Jonathan Moss saw the whole situation.
82′
Like an avalanche. Kevin Nolan (West Ham) is penalised for his attacking foul. Jonathan Moss has a clear vision and blows the whistle.
81′
Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) sends a beautiful cross into the penalty area. The opposition’s defence manages to clear the ball to safety.
80′
Stewart Downing floats in a cross for Diafra Sakho (West Ham), whose header from near the penalty spot is really poor and floats high over the bar.
80′
An offensive foul by Charles N’Zogbia (Aston Villa) was seen by Jonathan Moss who didn’t hesitate to blow the whistle.
80′
Mark Noble (West Ham) takes the corner kick and sends the ball among the huddle of players inside the penalty area, but one of the defenders clears it to safety.
79′
Stewart Downing (West Ham) serves in a nice cross, but the defence clear the danger. The main referee points to the corner flag, West Ham will take a corner.
78′
Brad Guzan doesn’t have to worry about that one. Carlton Cole puts a cross in towards Diafra Sakho (West Ham), who is unable to keep his header on target from the centre of the box. He sends the ball far wide of the right post. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Aston Villa.
76′
Kevin Nolan (West Ham) commits a foul after unfairly battling his opponent for the ball.
76′
Stewart Downing (West Ham) produces a dangerous low pass into the penalty area, but the defence manage to cut it out.
75′
Substitution. Carlton Cole (West Ham) receives a signal from the referee and is now allowed to enter the pitch as Enner Valencia walks off.
75′
Charles N’Zogbia (Aston Villa) strikes from the edge of the box, but hits it really poorly and sends the ball way over the bar. The ball goes out-of-play and West Ham will have a goal kick.
75′
Aly Cissokho (Aston Villa) whips the ball in, but it can’t reach any of his teammates as the opposition’s defence averts the threat.
73′
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) is flagged for offside.
73′
Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) takes the corner, but the opposition’s defence is ready to clear the ball to safety.
73′
Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) sends the ball into the box from the side of the pitch, but his cross is blocked. The ball is out-of-play. Aston Villa have been awarded a corner kick.
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Mark Noble (West Ham) launches a cross from the corner, but Brad Guzan is alert to thwart the effort.
71′
Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) didn’t find any of his teammates inside the box as his pass was blocked. Now West Ham with a corner.
71′
Flag up against Diafra Sakho (West Ham). He had space to move into behind the defence, but he went too soon.
70′
James Collins (West Ham) fails to deliver a decent cross from a long-range free kick. The opposition’s defence intercepts the effort.
69′
Andreas Weimann (Aston Villa) is booked for saying more than Jonathan Moss would be willing to tolerate.
69′
Jonathan Moss shows a yellow card to Tom Cleverley (Aston Villa) for his blatant foul.
68′
Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) takes the corner but it has been cleared.
67′
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) presents himself with a close-range shot after a cross. One of the defenders gets in the way of the ball and thwarts the effort. Aston Villa forced their opponent to concede a corner.
67′
Aly Cissokho (Aston Villa) produces a cross into the box. The opposition’s defence clears the ball to safety.
66′
Substitution. Kevin Nolan (West Ham) on for Cheikhou Kouyate.
66′
Enner Valencia (West Ham) reacts well to get to the rebound and takes a shot from the edge of the box. He doesn’t manage to get the ball through the players standing between him and the goal.
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Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) produces a quality pass into the box, the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball and spanks it away.
65′
Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) delivers a fine lofted cross into the penalty area which is cleared by an opposing player.
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Carlos Sanchez (Aston Villa) gets a shot from about 22 metres after his amazing solo run. It goes to the middle of the goal, but Adrian (West Ham) doesn’t get beaten so easily and pulls off an exquisite save to keep the ball out.
61′
James Collins (West Ham) acted too fiercely in his attempt to get the ball from his opponent and Jonathan Moss calls for a foul.
61′
Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) attempts to find a head of one of his teammates with a promising cross into the box. The defence manages to outjump the attacking players and to avert the threat.
59′
Diafra Sakho (West Ham) escapes without any punishment from the referee after using excessive force to foul his opponent.
58′
Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) attempts to find one of his teammates, but puts far too much on the pass and the chance is gone. The ball goes out-of-play and Aston Villa will have a goal kick.
57′
Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) tries to send a pass but it’s blocked. The ball is out-of-play. West Ham will have a throw-in.
56′
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) is on the ball and tries to beat his opponnent. He does it, but his run is stopped by referee Jonathan Moss who sees an offensive foul.
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Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) serves in a nice cross, but Brad Guzan punches the ball away.
53′
Stewart Downing (West Ham) takes the corner which is cleared.
52′
Good clearance! Diafra Sakho (West Ham) received a low pass, but he didn’t catch to do anything before quick stealing from one of the defenders. The referee blows his whistle, West Ham are awarded a corner kick.
52′
Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) sends a cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence quickly intercepts the ball. The assistant referee signals a throw-in for West Ham.
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Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) with a teasing cross into the area, but Brad Guzan intercepts the ball.
50′
Jonathan Moss has a clear vision and sees a foul from Mark Noble (West Ham).
49′
Enner Valencia (West Ham) had a good opportunity as he fired from long range. His shot was directed towards the middle of the goal, but Brad Guzan (Aston Villa) was alert and made a comfortable save.
48′
Winston Reid (West Ham) timed his run perfectly to connect with the resulting corner kick, but his finish from around the penalty spot was rather poor as it went way wide of the right post.
48′
Mark Noble (West Ham) will try to put the ball on the head of one of his teammates from a corner kick.
47′
Enner Valencia (West Ham) whips a promising cross into the box, but the opposition’s defence intercepts the ball. West Ham will take a corner kick.
47′
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) flights in the cross, but the defender is alert and clears to safety.
46′
What a chance that is! Tom Cleverley (Aston Villa) finds himself in a promising position after receiving a pass on the edge of the box. His attempt goes just over the bar. The ball goes out-of-play and West Ham will have a goal kick.
46′
The half-time break is over and the second half is about to start.
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The players of both teams deserve praise from their managers and supporters for their performance on the pitch. If they carry on with this attractive football, the fans will be surely satisfied. We can’t speak of any dominance on either side in this balanced first half. The home side’s tactic are what is called kick and rush football, and the same goes for the away team.
45+2′
The referee blows his whistle for half-time, so nothing more will happen in the first half of this match.
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Brad Guzan doesn’t have to worry about this one. Alex Song plays a pass into the feet of Stewart Downing (West Ham), with the latter unable to find the target. His effort from inside the box goes high over the bar. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Aston Villa.
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There will be a minimum of 1 min. of added time.
44′
Matthew Lowton (Aston Villa) commits an ugly challenge. The referee sees it and immediately blows the whistle.
44′
Aly Cissokho (Aston Villa) swings a cross into the box, but is far too close to Adrian, who smothers the ball.
43′
Dangerous play by Winston Reid (West Ham). Jonathan Moss blows his whistle for a foul.
42′
Carlos Sanchez (Aston Villa) sends over a cross, but he can’t find any teammate inside the box. Poor delivery. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for West Ham.
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Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) climbs high to connect with a cross on the edge of the box, but his header is off-target. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for West Ham.
41′
Charles N’Zogbia (Aston Villa) decides to have a shot at goal from the free kick, but it hits the defensive wall.
40′
Jonathan Moss blows his whistle and signals a foul after Alex Song (West Ham) brought his opponent down. Aston Villa win a free kick. A promising situation for a direct shot.
39′
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) is first to the rebound and sends a header goalwards but it’s blocked. Wow, what an escape there for the opposition.
39′
Andreas Weimann (Aston Villa) receives a precise low pass inside the box, controls it and sends it straight at Adrian (West Ham), who makes a comfortable save.
35′
Diafra Sakho (West Ham) fails to beat the offside trap and the linesman puts his flag up.
34′
Diafra Sakho (West Ham) fizzes over a cross which doesn’t cause any danger.
33′
Aly Cissokho (Aston Villa) found some space to play in a lofted pass, but it didn’t meet his expactations as none of his teammates managed to connect with it. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for West Ham.
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What a big chance! Enner Valencia (West Ham) picks up an inch-perfect pass inside the box and skies the ball out of the pitch.
30′
Alex Song (West Ham) wins the ball after the corner kick, and takes a shot from the edge of the box which is blocked by one of the defending players.
29′
Stewart Downing (West Ham) goes over to take a corner kick after one of the defenders makes a good clearance.
28′
Corner kick, taken by Mark Noble (West Ham), is headed out of the penalty area by one of the defenders.
28′
Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) sends a killer pass from the edge of the box, but one of the defenders reacts at the last minute and thwarts his effort. West Ham force a corner. Their opponent will face another attacking threat.
25′
Enner Valencia (West Ham) is caught offside!
24′
Stewart Downing (West Ham) is first to latch on the rebound inside the penalty area. He sends a promising shot towards the middle of the goal, but it is denied by the goalkeeper who pulls off a superb save.
24′
Diafra Sakho (West Ham) sends a lofted cross into the penalty area. Unfortunately for him, the opponent’s defence deals with his cross comfortably and intercepts it.
24′
Andreas Weimann (Aston Villa) controls a nice lofted pass and shoots from the edge of the box, but his attempt is neither hard nor precise, so Adrian (West Ham) stops it easily.
23′
Stewart Downing (West Ham) decides to strike the ball towards goal, but his effort fails to threaten the goalkeeper after being blocked by one of the defenders.
23′
Stewart Downing (West Ham) whips in the corner, but one of the defending players gets ahead of it and intercepts.
22′
Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) produces a lovely ball into the penalty area but the defender manages to intercept and comfortably averts the danger. The referee signals for a corner kick, West Ham are awarded.
22′
What a wasted chance that was! A precise cross into the box finds Diafra Sakho (West Ham), whose header goes wide of the goal. The ball goes out-of-play and Aston Villa will have a goal kick.
21′
Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) dinks a cross into the box as he attempts to find one of his teammates, but the defence manages to make a clearance.
20′
Stewart Downing (West Ham) swings in a dangerous cross from the resulting corner kick, but none of his teammates managed to outjump the defence.
20′
Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) aims a lovely cross into the penalty area. Nevertheless, the opponent’s defence is alert and averts the danger with a brilliant clearance. West Ham win a corner.
20′
Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) fails to pick a body out in the box with a over-hit cross to the back post.
18′
What a poor attempt! Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) drives another shot towards goal – this time from further out, but it couldn’t have been worse if he had shot blindfolded. The ball goes yards wide of the left post.
17′
Enner Valencia (West Ham) swings in a promising cross from the free kick, but one of the defenders does a perfect job to avert the danger.
16′
Charles N’Zogbia (Aston Villa) touches the ball with his hand.
16′
Carl Jenkinson (West Ham) sends a cross into the box. However, the opponent’s defence eliminates the danger by clearing the ball out.
16′
Mark Noble (West Ham) collects a pass on the edge of the box and unleashes a shot which is brilliantly blocked by a defender.
15′
Enner Valencia (West Ham) releases a low pass from just outside the box in an attempt to find his teammate, but one of the defenders calmly averts the threat.
15′
Stewart Downing (West Ham) takes the corner, but one of the defenders reacts well and rises highest to head the ball away.
15′
Mark Noble (West Ham) fails to send a pass into the box. His effort is cut out. The ball is out-of-play, and the assistant referee points at the corner flag. West Ham will take it.
14′
James Collins (West Ham) rises highest from the corner to head at goal, but his effort which is aimed to the bottom right corner is denied by Brad Guzan.
14′
Stewart Downing (West Ham) goes over to take a corner kick that has been awarded by the referee.
13′
Cheikhou Kouyate (West Ham) shoots from outside the box, but his effort is blocked. West Ham get a corner.
13′
Gabriel Agbonlahor (Aston Villa) makes a good run with the ball into the box, but he mishits his shot as it goes high over the bar. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for West Ham.
12′
Aaron Cresswell (West Ham) finds himself beyond the last defender, but the game is stopped by the referee after the linesman signals for offside.
10′
Chance! Ron Vlaar (Aston Villa) gets to the rebound on the edge of the box and unleashes a low shot towards goal, but Adrian is alert and makes a great save to deny him.
10′
Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) crosses the ball into the box from the free kick, but the defence clears the danger.
9′
Jonathan Moss blows the whistle. Stewart Downing (West Ham) commits a foul after a dangerous play.
8′
Mark Noble (West Ham) is adjudged offside.
8′
Mark Noble (West Ham) takes the corner with a short pass.
8′
Enner Valencia (West Ham) takes a mid-range free kick and the effort crashes into the defensive wall. West Ham have a corner.
8′
Jonathan Moss calls for a foul. Ashley Westwood (Aston Villa) comitted a foul as he was too aggressive in the battle for the ball. Another situation results in a direct free kick for West Ham.
6′
Mark Noble (West Ham) climbs high to connect with a cross near the penalty spot and plants a header which goes high over the bar. The ball is out of the pitch and it’s a goal kick for Aston Villa.
6′
Stewart Downing (West Ham) takes a short corner kick.
6′
Stewart Downing (West Ham) can’t slip the ball through and the move breaks down. The main referee and one of his assistants signal for a corner kick. It will be taken by West Ham.
5′
The game is interrupted. Tom Cleverley (Aston Villa) has violated the rules in the battle for the ball. No protests or gestures are being made as he is quite aware of what he did.
4′
Aston Villa hold the ball and display nice passing from player to player. Their movement didn’t last so long as they lost the ball. The ball goes out-of-play and West Ham will have a goal kick.
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The players are on the pitch and West Ham will have the kick-off.
The referee of today’s match will be Jonathan Moss.
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