Arsenal reserves 2-0 Reserves FT

Barclays Premier Reserve League - Southern Section
Kick-off: 7pm

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West Ham United end their 18-game season on a losing note but Kevin Keen's men can hold their heads high after a strong campaign. Arsenal were too strong on the night and won it through first-half goals from Rui Fonte and Jack Wilshere.


90min - We are playing two minutes of added time.

90min - Stokes is cautioned for a foul on Barazite.

88min - Anthony Ashman gets a run-out after replacing Payne.

87min - Villa have equalised against Chelsea. A point would be enough for them to see off United's title challenge regardless of the result here at Barnet.

84min - Wilshere is coming off for Rhys Murphy. The departing No10 made the first and scored a fantastic second.

82min - Aston Villa are losing 1-0 at home against Chelsea. If it stays like that and United had won their final game here tonight, they would have gone top of the table with Villa still to play one more match.

82min - Well played Stech again. This time to deny Traore.

79min - Arsenal have remained a threat throughout as shown by Steer's run which, after a neat one-two, finished a shot wide to Stech's right.

77min - Lee fires in from distance but his shot goes high over Mannone's crossbar.

76min - Oliver Lee, the son of former United midfielder Robert, comes on for the impressive Stanislas.

74min - Stech does well to deny Rodgers. The 18-year-old Czech shot-stopper has made some timely blocks on his return to reserve-team action.

73min - Fonte departs with Rene Steer coming on in his place.

72min - Fonte heads for goal after Traore outfoxed Spence. The scorer of the first goal tonight was unable to direct his header on goal though and it ran wide.

71min - Stokes gets another chance to shoot but the angle is tight and he cannot keep it on target. 

66min - Anthony Edgar is coming on for Harvey. The No16 will hope to add to the attacking options.

65min - Collison is much improved in this half. Stokes is also getting around the pitch and has another half-chance.

64min - Stokes and Ogogo are spoken to by the referee.

62min - Stokes crosses deep for Stanislas who brings teh ball down superbly to the left of goal. He takes a touch to deceive Abu Ogogo but again Mannone is equal to his effort.

61min - A poor finish from Stanislas after Stokes and Jeffery had combined well. Arsenal counter quickly and Traore gets a chance to shoot but Payne's intervention allows the ball to run safely into Stech's arms.

59min - Kearns and Spence combine well on the right-flank. The move ends with the United No2 sliding the ball across the goal but Arsenal get the ball away.

57min - Stokes hits the post after Stanislas's corner has Mannone in all sorts of trouble. The Arsenal keeper was grateful to claim the ball when it rebounded off the woodwork.

54min - Wilshere's long-range free-kick leads to Stech having to palm the ball away for a corner.

52min - The visitors are giving this a good go, Collison, Stokes and Stanislas are all seeing plenty of the ball.

51min - Payne rises to meet Stanislas's cross but cannot direct his header on target.

50min - Sunu gets lots of space to shoot at Stech. United get a quick counterattack going and Jeffery slips in Stokes, who shoots but the shot is deflected wide for a corner.

48min - Stanislas fires in a free-kick but it lacks power and direction.

47min - Stanislas spurns a great chance to pull the visitors back into the contest. The ball ran right across the area to the No7 but just as Stanislas shot, Gavin Hoyte managed to get something on the ball and it ran through safely to Vito Mannone.

46min - Arsenal get us under way. The home side were clearly the dominant side in the first half but Kevin Keen will hope for a reaction from his team in this second period.


45min - Barazite is booked for dissent after he fouled Spence.

45min - Sunu gets the chance to shoot after getting plenty of time off the right flank. His shot sails miles over Stech's crossbar. We are playing two minutes of added time.

42min - Spence wins a corner. Arsenal make a change with Diaby going off to be replaced by Gilles Sunu. From the resulting corner, Jeffery's goalbound shot is deflected to safety by a defender. 

39min - Collison tries to pick out Jeffery with a free-kick but Arsenal comfortably see out the danger. Arsenal have been too strong in the closing stages of this half.

37min - Stech keeps United's hopes alive with a good save from Jay Thomas's shot before having to react quickly seconds later to keep out an effort from Barazite.

34min - GOAL! - Wilshere scores a stunning goal. The No10 takes a touch or two in front of Ashley Miller with his left foot before curling the ball from 20 yards beyond the outstretched arms of Stech.

30min - Jack Collison shows a good turn of pace to race forward through central midfield before slipping the ball to Jeffery. The cross comes into the box but Stanislas cannot bring it under control.

28min - Jordan Spence is geting the better  of Armand Traore in this half. The 17-year-old England youth international has been in fine form of late. Stokes sends another shot wide.

25min - Stanislas tries to get something going on the left wing but comes up short. He has been the most inventive player so far for Kevin Keen's men and could be key to the chances of getting back into the encounter.

24min - GOAL! - This time Fonte beats Stech after a neat left-footed pass by Wilshere split the United central defenders Payne and Bondz 'Gala.

21min - Kearns' piledriver is blocked after Stanislas rolled the free-kick into his path. Stokes had won the free-kick. Tom Harvey then did well at the other end before Stech made another good save from Fonte. 

19min - A surging run from the halfway line takes Stanislas deep into Arsenal territory. Lovely play by the young midfielder who then gets a blistering shot away from Stokes' touch-back which is just deflected wide of goal. Arsenal again get the corner away.

17min - Payne does well to block Fonte's shot before Northern Irish youth international Daniel Kearns is penalised for a foul on fellow 16-year-old Jack Wilshere.

16min - Jeffery has been getting treatment for a knock but is back on now.

14min - Stokes fires one from distance that never troubles the Arsenal goal.

12min - This has been an interesting contest so far. The match is United's last of the season and a win could keep alive their title dreams - depending on how Aston Villa get on.

10min - A superb save from Stech from point-blank range denies Rui Fonte. The ball fell to the attacker after the initial free-kick was blocked.

9min - Jack Collison loses out to Abou Diaby before Payne upends Barazite on the edge of the area to give Arsenal a great shooting opportunity.

8min - A lovely ball from Stanislas nearly picks out Jeffery but Arsenal's Paul Rodgers gets the ball away behind. Stanislas takes the corner but again finds only an Arsenal player.

7min - Jeffery is penalised for a foul on Gavin Hoyte just as Stanislas was about to shoot for goal from the left of the penalty area.

6min - Stanislas has another corner but again fails to pick out a West Ham United attacker. Josh Payne was up there for that one, with the versatile performer back after a three-match suspension.

5min - Nacer Barazite goes close with a low drive that misses to the right of Marek Stech. The Czech shot-stopper is back in reserve-team action after overcoming an ankle injury.

3min - Arsenal try and build through young left-back Armand Traore but he overruns the ball. Neither keeper has been tested yet.

2min - Junior Stanislas gets an instant chance with a corner but the delivery is poor. Jeffery is back in the visitors' attack after his loan spell at Cambridge United came to a goalscoring end at the weekend.

1min - West Ham United get us under way, wearing their change strip.


Arsenal: Mannone, Rodgers, Nordtveit, Ogogo, G Hoyte, Wilshere (Murphy 84), Thomas, Diaby (Sunu 42), Traore, Barazite, Fonte (Steer 73)
Subs: Szczesny, Murphy

West Ham United: Stech, Spence, Payne (Ashman 88), 'Gala, Miller, Stanislas (Lee 76), Harvey (Edgar 66), Collison, Kearns, Jeffery, Stokes
Subs: Street, O'Neill