WEST HAM UNITED v QUEENS PARK RANGERS
BARCLAYS PREMIER LEAGUE
SATURDAY 19 JANUARY 2013
REFEREE: HOWARD WEBB
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Final score - West Ham United 1-1 Queens Park Rangers
95 mins - Jarvis doesn't elect to cross first-time and Mr Webb blows for full-time. It's a point, but it feels like a defeat. West Ham completely dominated that game. QPR held on and somehow got a point. They will be by far the happier team going home through the snow tonight. 63 per cent possession and 22 shots, 13 of which were on target. QPR hardly had a sniff of the West Ham half of the pitch in the second 45 minutes, but the only stat that matters is the scoreline, which I'm afraid ended level. We'll have post-match reaction on West Ham TV soon.
94 mins - Hill is penalised for pushing Carlton Cole and West Ham have a free-kick 35 yards out. Last chance... Noble lofts it straight into the hands of Cesar.
93 mins - Not sure how long we have to play but QPR have a goal kick and Reid is back on the pitch.
91 mins - West Ham have another corner as we enter the first of four added minutes. Joe Cole crosses and Reid heads on to the roof of the net. The Kiwi gets a bang as he wins the header and needs the physio on.
90 mins - Joe Cole is voted as West Ham's man of the match by sponsors Blade Amenities.
88 mins - Tomkins comes forward and tries to find Joe Cole. The ball hits a QPR player and goes behind for a corner. Before it can be taken, Nolan is replaced by Vaz Te. Joe Cole's delivery is headed clear and out for a throw.
85 mins - This is unbelievable. Joe Cole goes through on goal but is slightly wide. Cesar comes out so Cole goes outside him but wide of the penalty area. His shot is cleared off the line! The ball comes back to Cole but his clipped cross is caught by Cesar.
83 mins - Demel shows his strength against two QPR players to win a corner off Fabio. The corner falls to Reid, whose shot is blocked by a diving Mbia. Amazing stuff. Noble finds Joe Cole, whose low cross is blocked behind again. The corner is headed away before Tomkins superbly collects a diagonal ball and crosses. Reid is there again but his shot hits the side-netting.
82 mins - Park Ji-Sung replaces Taarabt.
81 mins - Come on West Ham! Cesar completely slices his goal kick out for a throw. It's worked by Noble to Carlton Cole, who turns and finds Diame. He runs across the face of the D before firing a low left-foot shot wide of the post.
79 mins - Demel throws into Joe Cole's chest and receives the return pass. Demel then crosses to the edge of the six-yard box where Cesar makes a decent catch.
78 mins - West Ham are camped inside the QPR half. Can they fashion a winner? Not this time as Jarvis is flagged offside.
73 mins - Tomkins is booked for a lunge on Traore. He raises his hand to Mr Webb to acknowledge the yellow card.
72 mins - Diame collects the lay-off from Nolan and beats one man before being tripped about three yards outside the QPR D. West Ham work a clever one as Noble ignores Joe Cole and instead slides the ball left for Jarvis. He has so many team-mates inside him but makes a complete hash of the cross.
70 mins - O'Brien ends a raid by Taarabt with a foul. Traore's shot hits the wall. He collects the follow-up, which he lofts to the far post and out of play.
68 mins - GOAL! Finally! Joe Cole scores! A period of sustained pressure sees O'Brien find Jarvis and his cross is headed powerfully goalward by Carlton Cole. Cesar parries and Joe tucks away the rebound! Derry was playing the No26 onside.
67 mins - Bothroyd comes on for Mackie. The home fans don't like the amount of time the winger is taking to get off the pitch, but there is no rule that says he has to run to be replaced.
64 mins - The two Coles combine as Carlton collects a pass and wins a corner off the shins of Hill. The corner is cleared and West Ham win a throw. Carlton Cole takes it on his chest and volleys into the danger zone, where Cesar again shows good handling to save and hold on.
62 mins - That's Chamakh's last contribution as he is replaced by Carlton Cole. That was a very decent full debut from the Moroccan, who linked play well and could easily have opened his account.
61 mins - This is completely one-sided. Jarvis stands up another cross and Chamakh heads down towards the far post. Cesar dives and makes the save.
58 mins - Mbia is back on. QPR replace Wright-Phillips with Traore. At present, QPR are all over the place at the back.
55 mins - I don't believe this. Diame gets through again before Mbia makes a last-ditch intervention. Mbia goes down and Mr Webb eventually stops play to allow the physio on. That stoppage lasted two minutes...
54 mins - How have West Ham not scored there? Jarvis stands up the cross and Derry heads it straight to Chamakh, whose header is blocked on the line by Cesar. It drops out to Diame, whose shot-on-the turn is blocked again. Diame gets there again after the ball drops but his shot is defelected and then headed wide by Nolan. To be fair, the skipper had no time to react.
52 mins - Cole does well there to collect a pass from Chamakh and turn into the box. He shoots low and hard and Cesar can only parry out. Unfortunately there is no player in claret and blue following up.
51 mins - Cole collects a neat flick from Demel before cutting infield from the left. He lofts the cross in and again it's not quite right. Cesar collects again.
48 mins - Cole digs out another cross and it falls to O'Brien outside the box. He finds Jarvis, who whips it in left-footed. Diame can't quite get there and Cesar collects. Good handling from the Brazilian.
47 mins - The Hammers attack again and Cole is fouled by Fabio by the touchline. This time Cole's free-kick doesn't have enough on it and is headed away.
46 mins - No changes from either manager at the break and QPR get us back underway. An early goal would be nice... It is snowing quite hard as Jarvis wins a corner off Onuoha. Jarvis himself takes but it's a bad one and is easily volleyed clear at the near post.
Half-time score - West Ham United 0-1 Queens Park Rangers
47 mins - The half-time whistle is blown and we can defrost. Let's hope West Ham's attacking play warms up after the break...
46 mins - There we go again. Chamakh flicks on Jaaskelainen's clearance and Nolan tries to play in Cole, but he's caught offside. Next up, Diame loses his feet inside the Hoops penalty area and then commits a foul. Frustrating is not the word.
45 mins - It'll be half-time soon. West Ham need to be far more clinical in front of goal because they have had plenty of the ball in decent attacking areas.
41 mins - O'Brien is fouled. West Ham have yet another chance to deliver into the box. Cole does so and Chamakh heads over the top.
40 mins - Jarvis wins yet another corner off Onuoha. It really has been one-way traffic for the past ten minutes. Joe Cole delivers again and Tomkins stabs the ball high and wide. Jarvis and Cole swap flanks.
37 mins - West Ham win another corner as Noble's cross is headed behind. Cole takes, the ball flicks off a heasd and Jarvis retrieves before his cross is cleared. Remy leads the break but his pass for Wright-Phillips is poor and West Ham escape the QPR counter.
33 mins - Brilliant hold-up play from Chamakh before Cole gets the cross in. Diame then takes control and beats two men before Mbia makes a vital interception. Moments later, a Cole cross falls to Jarvis, but he makes a hash of his first-time shot and drags it right across the penalty area and out for a throw on the far side.
32 mins - Demel's cross is handled outside the box. Free-kick to West Ham over on their right near the byline. Joe Cole... The free-kick is headed back to the No26, who then heads behind himself. Goal kick.
30 mins - West Ham want a penalty as Chamakh wriggles away from Hill and then appears to be caught by Wright-Phillips. There wasn't much contact, but certainly a bit. The ball rolls away for a goal kick as Mr Webb gives nothing.
25 mins - Mackie collects from Wright-Phillips and has O'Brien isolated. He runs at the Irishman before seeing his shot blocked behind. Decent defending, that. The Taarabt corner is headed out by Tomkins.
21 mins - Taarabt attracts three men to him and he backheels into the path of Wright-Phillips. The winger can take the ball on but he shoots first-time and screws the ball high and wide.
19 mins - West Ham are still having all the ball, but now QPR are sticking men behind the ball and it's going to be very difficult to break them down. Jarvis crosses high from the left and Cesar catches. Important for West Ham to keep plugging away and make sure they don't get caught on the break again.
14 mins - GOAL! How often does that happen. Noble loses the ball and Taarabt sends Remy away. He is clean through and makes no mistake slotting the ball past Jaaskelainen from 18 yards.
13 mins - It's all West Ham at the moment but they just can't quite work that clear-cut opening. So important to score while we are on top...
12 mins - Diame has been everywhere. He shoots and Nelsen blocks with his head, then sprints wide left to collect a pass from O'Brien before winning another corner. This one is headed away.
10 mins - Another close call. Noble lifts a free-kick into the box from halfway. It just eludes Nolan's boot and the goalkeeper collects. The skipper felt he was held back there. No matter, it remains goalless.
9 mins - Jarvis collects the ball from Joe Cole after Diame wins another corner. His first cross is headed into the mixer by Tomkins. It is half-cleared to Jarvis, whose shot dribbles into the arms of Cesar. West Ham in control now.
7 mins - The corner comes over and Reid wins it. He heads down into the six-yard box and Nolan shoots on the swivel but Cesar is there to make the dramatic save. That was a great stop by the Brazilian.
6 mins - Chamakh does well to poke the ball wide to Jarvis. He gets forward well and when he crosses the ball hits a defender and goes behind. The corner is taken short to Diame, who slaloms past two challenges before crossing low from the byline. Reid helps it on, but somehow the ball is deflected wide of the far post.
5 mins - West Ham win a throw deep inside the QPR half as Fabio is out quickly to clear ahead of Demel. The right-back throws into Cole, who turns and crosses left-footed, but it dips too close to Cesar, who collects.
4 mins - Twice now QPR players have found themselves caught offside. First, a minute ago, it was Mackie. This time it is Remy.
3 mins - West Ham just struggling to maintain possession in the early running. Thankfully, QPR have not managed to take advantage of their early gifts.
2 mins - Mackie goes on a run and somehow eludes O'Brien, Noble and Diame before crossing and seeing the ball headed behind for a corner. Taarabt takes and it's an outswinger towards the penalty spot, from where Hill heads high over the top.
3pm - West Ham kick-off, shooting towards the Sir Trevor Brooking Stand end of the Boleyn Ground. No word of a lie, it is really cold!
2.58pm - Not including the goalkeepers, it is 4-1 to QPR in terms of glove-wearers. Chamakh is the only West Ham player to opt for some extra hand-wear. For QPR, Remy, Wright-Phillips, Mbia and Taarabt have gone for it.
2.55pm - Do you fancy bidding for a unique piece of Hammers memorabilia? If so, how about this! Ricardo Vaz Te has put the very boots he wore all last season and scored the winner in the Play-Off final at Wembley up for auction! All the proceeds from the sale will go to the Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK. For full details, click here. Back here at a bitterly cold Boleyn Ground, here come the two teams!
2.40pm - There will be a special ceremony before kick-off today to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. Here is the full story -
West Ham United today continue their commitment to promote tolerance and inclusion in 2013 by marking Holocaust Memorial Day.
The club remains committed to tackling discrimination in whatever form it takes and will be promoting events and campaigns that highlight and combat prejudice towards disability, race, sex, sexual orientation and religion throughout the year.
As well as marking Holocaust Memorial Day - which will be held this year on 27 January - at today's game, the club will also be sending representatives to the local events in remembrance of the estimated eleven million people who were killed by the Nazis during World War Two.
Jews, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, Soviet prisoners of war, people of Roma and Sinti origin and the disabled were among those who needlessly died.
The aim for this year's Holocaust Memorial Day events is to 'build a bridge' between communities, which ties in perfectly with West Ham United's commitment to equality, social inclusion and community cohesion.
Holocaust Memorial Day has traditionally been observed with candle lighting. Six candles are lit to represent the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust. Each remembrance candle is lit to represent one million victims.
Therefore, 15 minutes before kick-off this afternoon, six candles will be lit at the Boleyn Ground by West Ham United Non-Executive Director Daniel Harris, Football Association Director of Football Development Sir Trevor Brooking, Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales, Holocaust Survivor Zigi Shipper, Royal British Legion East Ham branch secretary Ken Hill and Marc Bandel, the grandson of a Holocaust Survivor.
To learn more about the Holocaust, visit the Holocaust Educational Trust website at www.HET.org.uk
2.35pm - Plenty of famous faces here at the Boleyn Ground this afternoon. 1966 FIFA World Cup winners Martin Peters and George Cohen are here, as is Tony Gale. BBC commentary legend John Motson and Chris Kamara have been spotted in the tunnel, too.
2.20pm - Do you follow us on twitter? If you don't, you're missing out on exclusive photographs from today's game. Follow us now @whufc_official
2.10pm - The team news is in! Big Sam recalls the fit-again Joey O'Brien and Mark Noble, while Joe Cole and Matt Jarvis also start. On-loan Arsenal striker Marouane Chamakh is involved from the kick-off for the first time and makes his first appearance at the Boleyn Ground in claret and blue.
West Ham United: Jaaskelainen, Demel, Tomkins, Reid, O'Brien, Noble, Diame, Nolan, Jarvis, J.Cole, Chamakh
Subs: Spiegel, Potts, Diarra, Taylor, Collison, Vaz Te, C.Cole
QPR: Cesar, Onuoha, Hill, Nelsen, Fabio, Derry, Mbia, Mackie, Wright-Phillips, Taarabt, Remy
Subs: Green, Traore, Ferdinand, Park, Hoilett, Faurlin, Bothroyd
1.15pm - You can view an exclusive gallery of photographs from today's game at the Boleyn Ground on the club's official Facebook page.
Good afternoon and welcome to a wintry Boleyn Ground for today's Barclays Premier League fixture between West Ham United and Queens Park Rangers.
West Ham return to Barclays Premier League action as they entertain former Hammers player and manager Harry Redknapp's side at the Boleyn Ground. The Hammers are bidding to bounce back from successive defeats on the road, succumbing to a 3-0 loss at Sunderland last weekend before exiting the FA Cup in a 1-0 reverse against Manchester United on Wednesday evening.
The Hammers, however, will be glad of a return to the Boleyn Ground, where they have gleaned 18 of their 26 points this season. Aston Villa, Fulham, Southampton, Chelsea and Norwich have all left east London empty-handed this term.
The last meeting of the sides at the Boleyn Ground was on Saturday 6 November 2004, when West Ham United earned a 2-1 win thanks to goals either side of half-time from Marlon Harewood. West Ham are bidding to complete their first league double of the season, having run out 2-1 winners at Loftus Road back in October.
The two clubs have met just seven times in the Premier League, with West Ham winning twice and QPR on three occasions. However, the Hammers have won two of the most recent three top-flight meetings. It has been more than 17 years since the two sides shared the points, when on 3 May 1995 the fixture ended in a goalless draw.
QPR head to the Boleyn Ground in fine form, with a creditable two wins and two draws from their last four clashes in all competitions. After stunning west London neighbours Chelsea with a 1-0 win away win, they held Tottenham Hotspur to a goalless draw at Loftus Road, before needing a replay at the Hawthorns to dump West Bromwich Albion out of the FA Cup. That said, the Hoops remain bottom of the Barclays Premier League, having racked up just 14 points to date. Harry Redknapp's men remain five points adrift of safety, with just two league wins this season.
Team news-wise, Big Sam is expected to make a number of changes from the side that lined up in an adventurous 3-5-2 formation at Old Trafford. Matt Jarvis, Guy Demel, Joe Cole, Kevin Nolan, and Jack Collison are each vying for places, having been left out of the starting XI for Wednesday's FA Cup defeat.
Joey O'Brien returns to the squad having recovered from a hamstring injury, while Mark Noble is also available for selection following a successful fitness test. January recruits Marouane Chamakh and Wellington Paulista are both eligible to make their home debuts, with the Moroccan having featured as a second-half substitute at Sunderland a week ago. Paulista, however, is unlikely to be invovled, despite receiving international clearance.
Goalkeeper Stephen Henderson has returned from a loan spell Ipswich Town, but picked up an ankle injury in training with the Tractor Boys and will not be available on Saturday. Modibo Maiga will definitely be missing after he travelled away to Mali for the Africa Cup of Nations finals in South Africa. Andy Carroll is edging ever closer to a return, while defensive duo George McCartney and James Collins are now the club's only long-term absentees.
For Queens Park Rangers, new signing Loic Remy is avaiable for selection after completing his £8million move from Marseille, while Harry Redknapp will hope to welcome winger Junior Hoilett back from a hamstring injury. Defensive midfielder Esteban Granero (hamstring), left-back Armand Traore (knee), right-back Jose Bosingwa (back) and strikers Bobby Zamora (hip) and Andrew Johnson (knee) are all definitely out injury.