West Ham United 1-1 Villarreal FT

Bobby Moore Cup
Referee: Rob Styles
Final score: 1-1

FULL TIME - The Bobby Moore Cup will be shared between both sides.

90min - Faubert takes it. Upson meets it - but it goes wide. Could have been a dream ending to the day.

90min - Ibagaza takes the free-kick but Green saves. A burst by Reid on the counter finishes with a low cross into the box. Hines was waiting. Corner to West Ham United.

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

90min - We are into the last minute. A chant of Bobby Moore's name fills the stadium from the Centenary Stand lower.

88min - Reid tricks his way past his man and again gets down the left. The defender recovered well.

87min - Behrami has worked hard on his first taste of the Boleyn Ground. He has kept going from start to finish and weighed in with some good challenges.

86min -Well played Faubert. Good skill on the right but his cross was cut out.  

84min - It has been a rousing contest but will there be a winner? The trophy will be shared if no one else scores before full-time.

83min - Eguren is off and Josico is on.

82min - Sears had the ball in the net from Davenport's header down. Offside - looked a close one though.

81min - What a great move. Davenport played a tremendous 40-yard ball that just dropped well for Reid. He found room and crossed from the left. It reached Hines who took control, held it up and touched off for Sears. Diego Lopez did well to save from close range.

80min - Noble is going off to be replaced by Zavon Hines, who has been scoring goals for fun during pre-season.

79min - Well played Upson. He heads away just as Villarreal were building up a head of steam.

78min - Godin is going off and on comes Pascal Cygan.

77min - Bowyer, Faubert and Reid all combine well. Eventually Villarreal do enough to win back possession.

75min - A booking for Diego Godin. He upended Behrami as he raced through. Cani also got a card there for protesting.

74min - Cani edges into the penalty box and then hits one. It goes straight at Green. Cole goes off to a good reception for Freddie Sears.

73min - Still the rain keeps coming down. The players are doing well to keep their footing. Faubert tries to feed one through to Cole but it is just over-hit.

71min - Well done Davenport again. A good sliding tackle on the edge of the area. It is then Behrami who tides up after Soriano found room. Good pressure by the visitors.

70min - Reid is penalised for a foul on Pires. Villarreal take the free-kick quickly and Davenport heads behind.

69min - Freddie Sears is waiting to come on.

68min - Booking for Eguren. Bowyer is down after his challenge but soon picks himself up.

67min - Two more changes. Franco is off for Joseba Llorente and Javi Venta has made way for Angel .

66min - Green does well to claim after Pires had jinked his way into the penalty area before standing up a cross to the far post.

64min - Reid crosses from the left. It reaches Cole who holds it up before laying it across goal. Faubert was coming in but just couldn't get there. Corner but it comes to nothing.

63min - The referee is talking to the two captains. The temperature has been rising in this one.

62min - Bowyer is penalised for a foul on Edmilson. Kyel Reid is coming on for Etherington. He is getting a great response as he goes on.

60min - Parker concedes the corner after Pires tried to cross into the box.

58min - Lucas Neill lofts one for Cole to chase. The No12 gets there and hits a half-volley just wide.

57min - Etherington is having a great game. Another surging run on the left leaves visiting defenders behind. His cross is deep but Lopez comes and claims.

56min - Davenport chests back to Green to end a Villarrealy foray forward. The centre-back has done well today.

55min - Faubert takes it. His fierce shot is only parried by Diego Lopez in goal but no West Ham United player is on hand to follow up.

53min - Cole has worked hard in a lone strikers' role this half. He just beat three men before going down. Noble then picked up the ball but was upended. A few words are being exchanged. Free-kick to West Ham United on the edge of the area.

52min - Edmilson hits one from range but it smashes against Bowyer.

51min - Ibagaza does well but is dispossesed by Bowyer.

49min - Faubert lets fly with a great effort from 30 yards. He is playing wide right. Behrami has gone to right-back and Lucas Neill is over at left-back. 

48min - Etherington breaks again. This time he is closed out of it just as he gets near the penalty area.

46min - Ashton and Thatcher have been replaced by Julien Faubert and Lee Bowyer. Villarreal have introduced Bruno Soriano , Ariel Ibagaza, Cani and Edmilson. Marcos Senna, Santi Cazorla, Matias Fernandez and Joan Capedvila have made way.


44min - A great ball out by Upson sets Etherington away. The ball just runs out of play, though.

43min - Now Parker throws himself in front of Robert Pires' shot. Capdevila then finds Franco but Upson deals with it well.

42min - Parker blocks Senna's shot. Joan Capevila looks to make space on the left but Noble is there this time. The midfield are working very hard.

41min - Behrami does well to get away from Senna. Villarreal soon regain posession though and look to break again.

37min - Franco is booked for a late challenge on Neill who was getting away from him.

36min - GOAL! - Santi Cazorla nets from eight yards out after another attack. There was nothing Green could do about that.

36min - A combination of Green and Parker deny Franco from close range.

34min - Sublime play by the home team. Thatcher started it off before Noble burst over midfield and set Etherington away. He played in Ashton and he fed the ball across goal for the on-rushing Cole. Just as the striker thought he had his second, Villarreal manage to block.

33min - Noble takes it but cannot keep the set-piece on target.

32min - Sebastian Eguren fouls Noble on the edge of the area. Another shooting opportunity?

31min - Noble heads behind for another Villarreal corner. The Yellow Submarine are getting stronger. This time Behrami clears the danger and Parker races away on the counter attack. Javi Venta's sliding tackle averts the danger.

30min - A spectacular clearance from Diego Godin. Behrami is tricked in midfield by Franco and Villarreal get another free-kick.

29min - Parker shows great bravery to charge down a Villarreal free-kick. Upson then sorts out the danger from the follow-up.

27min - Cole is booked for a challenge on Gonzalo Rodriguez.

26min - Ashton goes down under pressure from Gonzalo Rodriguez. No free-kick awarded.

25min - Green slips as he makes a clearance but no danger.

24min - The game has settled down now after the fast start.

22min - Marcos Senna tries his luck from distance but cannot direct the shot on target.

21min - A terrific run by Etherington leaves three defenders in his wake before eventually being stopped. The No11 is looking lively.

20min - A lovely leave by Guillermo Franco nearly tees up a shot at goal but Scott Parker had read the danger and tracked back superbly. Calum Davenports gets the resulting corner away.

18min - Robert Green claims a lofted ball forward and looks to start a counterattack. The rain is coming down pretty heavily now at the Boleyn Ground but the fans are in good voice.

17min - The corner comes to nothing but West Ham United keep up the pressure. A very good game so far.

17min - Valon Behrami playing out wide does well on the right-hand side and wins a corner. Mark Noble will take it.

15min - It is an entertaining encounter so far. The West Ham United substitutes get a good reception as they warm up.

14min - Great save by Green denies Gonazlo Rodgriguez who had met a corner with a header from close range.

13min - Robert Pires finds space on the right of the penalty area but Upson is quickly across to cut out the danger.

12min - Marcos Senna is seeing lots of the ball as Villarreal look to build from the back. The Euro 2008 winner is the visiting captain.

9min - Marcos Senna plays in a corner from the right-hand side but Upson heads clear.

7min - Etherington pops one forward for Dean Ashton but the No9 just fails to get there before Diego Lopez

1min - GOAL! Carlton Cole scores from close range on 53 seconds after good work by Matthew Upson and Matthew Etherington.


West Ham United: Green, Neill, Upson, Davenport, Thatcher (Bowyer 46), Behrami, Noble, Parker, Etherington (Reid 62), Cole (Sears 74), Ashton (Faubert 46)
Substitutes: Stech, Boa Morte, Mullins, Widdowson, Hines, Spence, Stanislas

Villarreal: Lopez, Gonzalo Rodriguez, Diego Godin, Joan Capevila, Robert Pires, Santi Cazorla, Guillermo Franco, Matias Fernandez, Javi Venta, Marcos Senna, Sebastian Egurn.
Substitutes: Viera, Edmilson, Josico, Cani, Ariel Ibagaza, Cygan, Llorente, Angel, Fuentes, Siroiano.