West Ham United 1-1 Tottenham FT

Barclays Premier League
Referee: Mike Riley (Yorkshire)

FULL-TIME (For a full match report, click here)

90min - Green saves from Defoe's spot-kick. The roof nearly comes off the Boleyn.

90min - Neill concedes a penalty after bringing down Defoe.

90min - Three minutes of added time will be played.

89min - Ashton combines with Cole before firing in a terrific shot that Robinson does well to save. So close to being the winner. McCartney's header from the resulting corner is cleared off the line by Jenas.

87min - Tottenham win a corner but Dawson heads well over.

85min - Neill twices fires into the box but each time the visitors clear.

84min - Parker sends in a stabbed shot at goal after good work by Cole. Robinson palms it round the post for a corner - the set-piece comes to nothing.

83min - Chimbonda handles to concede a free-kick. Neill takes and the ball falls to Parker but his shot goes wide.

81min - Defoe is booked for dissent.

80min - Cole fizzes a shot just wide after cutting in from the line. Robinson was diving low to save anyway.

78min - Jermain Defoe is coming on for Keane.

77min - Malbranque's shot is well-saved by Green after a strong run from Bale.

75min - Cole wins a free-kick. Tottenham are able to clear though. The game is a bit scrappy at the moment.

73min - Neill sends a looping ball into the box. Cole meets it but cannot direct the header on target.

72min - Dean Ashton is coming on for Boa Morte.

70min - Tottenham win a corner. Bale takes it but it comes to nothing.

69min - Boa Morte wins a corner after strong play by Cole. The referee spots an infringement in the area and Tottenham can clear.

68min - Etherington is booked for a foul on Lennon.

67min - GOAL - Dawson heads in from a Jenas free-kick. Green came for the set-piece and was caught in no-man's land.

65min - Mullins has been outstanding and breaks up another attack just as Tottenham began to look lively.

63min - Scott Parker returns as sub for Mark Noble.

63min - Upson clears for a corner after Keane threatened. From the resulting set-piece, Green claims comfortably.

61min - Boa Morte gets the chance to head at goal but cannot get any pace or power on the ball.

58min - Bale's free-kick is easy for Green to save.

57min - Spurs free-kick in a central position. Gabbidon was booked for bringing down Keane.

54min - The first change as Darren Bent comes on for Kaboul. Berbatov drops into the hole behind Keane and Bent.

53min - Dawson is booked for a foul on Boa Morte on the edge of the penalty area. Great free-kick chance for West Ham United but Solano's effort hits the wall.

52min - Chimbonda is booked for dissent.

51min - Boa Morte wins a corner. But Tottenham clear and only a swift Upson clearance stops a goalscoring chance at the other end. From the resulting corner, Malbranque shoots wide.

50min - Steed Malbranque fires just wide but the French midfielder was offside. It all came after a strong break by Jenas.

49min - Bale's free-kick is comfortably claimed by Green.

48min - Ashton, Parker and Spector are all warming up. Alan Curbishley has plenty of options should he want to change things this half.

46min - We are under way for the second half.


45min - There will be one minute of added time.

45min - Mullins goes close with a header from Solano's corner. 

44min - Solano is having a stormer. He sets Cole away and the striker then puts pressure on Kaboul to concede a throw-in deep in Tottenham territory.

41min - Keane goes down under pressure from Green when a Jenas ball forward split the home defence. Keane knocked the ball wide before going to ground. The referee waves away appeals for a penalty.

39min - Solano gets the ball back into the six-yard box but Etherington cannot get enough force on his header to trouble Robinson.

38min - Great play involving Noble, Cole and Etherington ends in the hosts winning a corner. Solano takes it but Robinson palms away the danger.

35min - Cole does brilliantly to deceive Kaboul and Dawson but the move breaks down when he tries to find Boa Morte.

34min - Bale gets the chance to send in a free-kick but Green plucks it out of the sky with ease.

32min - Cole loops in a header on goal but Robinson claims with ease.

31min - The corner breaks down after a handball in the area. Green gets the chance to clear from the resulting free-kick.

30min - Neill is leading by example with some committed challenges and good forward thinking. Spurs are a threat though and Solano has to clear for a corner after a speedy break by Didier Zokora through the middle.

28min - Berbatov fires high and wide after a swift Spurs counter. Bale had crossed to the back post, just eluding Mullins, but Berbatov could not keep his shot on target as Robert Green closed down the angle.

26min - Boa Morte fires in a shot from close range that Robinson clears for a corner. It came after terrific approach play by Cole.

24min - Outstanding play. Mullins fires in a shot that Paul Robinson just about holds after a fine counterattacking move started by Gabbidon's challenge.

23min - The atmosphere is terrific inside the Boleyn Ground. After a tense opening, the home side have settled and look determined to make the most of their lead.

20min - GOAL - Cole scores after a mistake by Kaboul. Boa Morte races away, finds Solano with a reverse pass. The Peruvian centres across the box for Cole to slot in past Robinson.

18min - Lucas Neill nearly finds Boa Morte in the area but Tottenham crowd out the Portuguese attacker, who is playing alongside Cole up front today.

16min - Corner to Tottenham. Jenas's free-kick goes all the way through but George McCartney gets it away just as Pascal Chimbonda looked likely to get on the end of it. Upson sorts out the resulting set-piece.

13min - Cole is booked following a challenge on Bale.

11min - The fans are continuing to give good support to the side.  The game is a bit stop-start at the moment with several fouls in quick succession. Tottenham fire in a free-kick from Gareth Bale but Gabbidon heads clear and the referee blows for offside anyway.

9min - Didier Zokora becomes the first player in the book after a challenge on Danny Gabbidon.

7min - Carlton Cole's header sends Matthew Etherington free on the left, but the referee spotted an infringement when Cole won the ball.

4min - Lennon follows up a Jermaine Jenas shot that Robert Green saved. The England winger put the ball in the net but was offside.

2min - Aaron Lennon's fast break on the right leads to a Tottenham corner. Matthew Upson had cleared the danger. Hayden Mullins then gets the corner away.

1min - Luis Boa Morte and Mark Noble get us under way, kicking towards the Centenary Stand. Tottenham are in their usual white shirts and blue shorts.


13.27pm - The players are out, led by captain Lucas Neill. The home fans are in good voice and have every reason to be so after five games unbeaten - although Tottenham have also been in strong form of late.

13.24pm - Expectancy levels are high as the teams wait in the tunnel.

12.53pm - The teams, wearing T-shirts to promote the PFA's One Game, One Million charity appeal, take to the field. A particularly loud cheer is reserved for Ashton, who is back after six weeks out.

12.30pm - The teams are in and Hayden Mullins and Mark Noble return in midfield, with Lee Bowyer suspended and Jonathan Spector dropping to the bench. Scott Parker and Dean Ashton both make the bench. For Spurs, Gareth Bale and Younes Kaboul are both fit to play at the back.

12.20pm - The first few fans have begun to take their seats for today's hotly-anticipated derby. The Tottenham Hotspur players have already been out for a quick look at the pitch on a clear but chilly afternoon at the Boleyn Ground. Juande Ramos has also made an appearance, signing autographs for fans gathered around the tunnel area while visiting coach Clive Allen catches up with some old West Ham United friends.


West Ham United: Green, Neill (c), Gabbidon, Upson, McCartney, Solano (Spector 81), Noble (Parker 63), Mullins, Etherington, Boa Morte (Boa Morte 72), Cole
Subs: Wright, Collins

Tottenham Hotspur: Robinson, Chimbonda, Dawson, Kaboul (Bent 54), Bale, Malbranque, Zokora, Jenas, Lennon, Berbatov, Keane (c) (Defoe 78)
Subs: Cerny, Lee, Boateng

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