Rot-Weiss Erfurt v West Ham United
Friday 27 July 2012
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Final score: Dynamo Dresden 3-0 West Ham United
Full time - And that is it.The referee blows the whistle right on 90 minutes and the Hammers suffer defeat in Dresden. That was a tough evening for the Hammers but the tough workout will set them in good stead for the slighty cooler climates of east London. West Ham are next in action on Sunday when they face Energie Cottbus.
88 mins - So close! Maiga could have marked his debut with a fine header then. O'Neil ran down the right and crossed the ball in but the Mali International could not keep his header down.
83 mins - GOAL! Dresden make it 3-0 as Cuneyt Koz is totally unmarked from a corner and is able to plant a low header in at the near post and park Noble's feet.
77 mins - The Hammers have definitely been better this half and have kept working hard on a really hot night out there. Even though it has now gone 10 it must still be 25 degrees in the City. I'm hot just from typing these notes so I do not want to think how tough it is for the players.
74 mins - Another great save by Jaaskelainen as he comes out to make himself big as Ouali bursts into the box again and fires in a shot with his left foot.
72 mins - And here comes Maiga from the touchline so we will be seeing him for the first time tonight. He comes on for Cole.
66 mins - The Hammers look like Modibo Maiga is warming up on the far side. Could he be brought on for his Hammers debut tonight?
63 mins - Good goalkeeping from Jaaskelainen there as he dives wide to his right to keep out a curling shot from Ouali. The No7 had turned Demel and was through on goal and that could prove to be an important save as I think it would have been all over at 3-0.
62 mins - Another great chance for the Hammers as Cole feeds Taylor. He plays a low cross in from the left behind the defender to Vaz Te but his shot is saved by the 'keeper. The flag is also raised for offside so it would not have counted anyway.
60 mins - Better from West Ham now as O'Neil feeds Vaz Te. His whipped cross is good but Cole cannot quite get enough on it to get it goalwards.
57 mins - Taylor so nearly pulls one back as his driven shot from all of 30 yards clips the top of the crossbar before going out. Great strike by the No14.
56mins - Big Sam makes his second change as Nicky Maynard comes on for Nolan. That should give the Hammers a bit more clout going forward.
51 mins - GOAL! The home side make it 2-0 as Hasan Pepic doubles their lead. After a bit of confusion at the back between Reid, Mohsni and Jaaskelainen, the ball breaks to Pepic and he has the simple task of prodding into an empty net.
49 mins - Straight up the other end and half-time sub Idir Ouali nearly finds the bottom left-hand corner of the Hammers' net but thankfully it flies safely wide.
48 mins - West Ham win a free-kick after Vaz Te is felled. Taylor takes it but it's too close to Kirsten, who comes out and gathers cleanly.
46 mins - The Hammers get us underway for the second half. One change made by Big Sam at half time sees Bilal Mohsni come on for O'Brien, who has looked solid in the centre of defence in the past 120 minute in Germany.
45 mins - Half-time. Well that was an entertaining first half with chances at both ends but is Dresden who have taken their chance. I'm sure Big Sam will have something to say in the dressing room at half time so I can see West Ham getting back into this in the second period.
43 mins - I was going to earlier but I did not get a chance but we should pay credit to the 200 or so West Ham fans who have the trip to Dresden. With the combination of this game, some fine German beer and lovely sunshine it could be quite a weekend for the away fans.
42 mins - Better from West Ham there. They strung about 10 passes together there but once again the final ball is lacking and Nolan this time gives it away.
40 mins - It looks like Neil McDonald is not happy with what he is seeing so he comes up to the edge of his technical area to bellow some instructions at Matt Taylor.
37 mins - Good chance there for Mickael Pote as Trojan's cross-shot finds the No10 three yards out but he cannot quite steer his header under the crossbar.
36 mins - Good goalkeeping from Jaaskelainen then as he comes out to claim a cross with real bravery.
33 mins - Matt Taylor and Koch have had a little coming together and the referee has to step in to keep the peace. The Hammers break up the other end of the pitch but McCartney's cross cannot pick out a claret and blue shirt.
30 min - The home side are come forward once more but Vujadin Savic's cross is far too strong. Meanwhile, behind the goal at the other end, the Dresden fans are all still singing like mad. Considering this is a friendly you have to say the home support has been superb thus far.
23 min - The Hammers have had some good chances up until then but sadly they could not convert them. Cole and Vaz Te have both not put good chances away. Cole headed over while Vaz Te's shot was tipped over by Kirsten.
21 min - Well all I can say is sorry. We have had some technical troubles over here in Germany but I'm glad to say we're back online. The bad news is Dresden have just taken the lead. Robert Koch has just volleyed in a sweet strike that left Jaaskelainen with no chance.
7pm - Good evening and welcome to the impressive surroundings of the Glucksgas Stadion for West Ham United's second game of their pre-season tour of Germany.
We have the West Ham United team and, as expected, Sam Allardyce has named a strong starting XI with ten changes from the 3-0 win against Rot-Weiss Erfurt on Wednesday. Jussi Jaaskelainen returns in goal with Guy Demel at right back, Winston Reid partnering Joey O'Brien, the sole survivor from the previous game, in the middle with George McCartney at left-back. The three in midfield are Mark Noble, Kevin Nolan and Gary O'Neil with Ricardo Vaz Te, Matt Taylor and Carlton Cole up front.
West Ham United: Jaaskelainen, Demel, O'Brien, Reid, McCartney, Noble, O'Neil, Nolan, Vaz Te, Taylor, Cole
Subs: Henderson, Driver, Spence, Potts, Lamey, Mohsni, Moncur, Kazim-Richards, Hall, Turgott, Maynard, Baldock, Maiga
Dynamo Dresden: Kirsten, Savic, Gueye, Bregerie, Trojan, Fort, Pote, Losilla, Papadopoulos, Koch, Schuppan
Subs: Fromlowitz, Jungwirth, Ouali, Pepic, Koz, Subasic, Thoelke, Solga, Franke, Leistner, Fiel
We'll bring you the Dresden team when we have it. Don't forget the game is live on West Ham TV tonight so log on now to watch all the action for yourselves.