Bolton 3-1 West Ham United FT

Barclays Premier League
Bolton Wanderers
 v West Ham United
Reebok Stadium
Tuesday 15 December
Referee: Andre Marriner


92 min - Two minutes to go now. da Costa tries to tee up Diamanti on the edge of the area but his pass does not quite reach its target.

90 min - We will have four minutes of added time at the Reebok.

89 min - GOAL! And that could be game over as Cahill meets Gardner's flag-kick at the far post to power a header in.

88 min - Green makes a good save from Chris Basham as Bolton force another corner.

87 min - Another change for the Hammers sees Manuel da Costa come on for Collison. The central defender looks like he will be playing up front.

86 min - West Ham are seeing most of the ball now as you'd expect but are struggling to make any chances with it.

82 min - Second change for Bolton as Klasnic makes way for Chris Basham.

81 min - West Ham have Nouble and Payne warming up so we could see them before too long.

79 min - West Ham try to hit back straight away but Jaaskelainen just beats Parker to a through-ball.

77 min - GOAL! Bolton re-take the lead. Cahill shoots from the edge of the area but Green cannot hold it and Klasnic is on hand to prod the ball home from three yards.

76 min - Bolton make their first change as Taylor is taken off for Ricardo Gardner.

74 min - Another opening for the away side as Collison drills a cross towards Franco, but he does not catch his shot right and the ball rolls off for a goal-kick.

70 min - The goal seems to have given the Hammers a lift and Parker puts a 30-yard chip just inches too high. Once again, the West Ham No8 has been at the heart of everything good his side have done.

69 min - GOAL! And they do! A great move down the left sees Ilunga feed Franco. Some clever footwork from the Mexican sees him feed Collison, who then flick the ball into the path of Diamanti, who makes no mistake with his right foot for his first goal from open play for the Hammers. Game on!

67 min - Despite the goal, the Hammers' fans are still giving the team their backing. Let's just hope the players can respond.

65 min - GOAL! The hosts take the lead as Lee exchanges passes with Klasnic before flicking the ball past Green and into the corner.

62 min - Diamanti is the next to test the Bolton goalkeeper as West Ham continue their bright start to the half.

60 min - Apologies if there are not many updates on how West Ham's corners are going but generally they are headed clear by one of the Bolton defenders, who seem to have total air supremacy in the area. I will, of course, let you know if that changes.

59 min - The game is hotting up and Cohen has gone into the book for a tackle on Diamanti. Seconds later, the Italian chips a ball over the top for Franco but his shot is deflected wide for a corner.

58 min - That chance had come about after Green had just saved from Cahill and the Hammers broke away.

56 min - Brilliant from Parker. A 60 yard run from inside his own half is only bettered by a rasping effort towards the top corner, which Jaaskelainen tips around the post. That's the closest the visitors have come.

53 min - First attack of the second 45 from West Ham as Parker feeds Stanislas inside the Hammers' half. He carries it 30 yards before playing an incisive pass into the feet of Franco, but a brilliant sliding tackle just takes the chance away from him.

52 min - Too hairy moments there as Gabbidon flicks a goalbound shot around the post before Davies rises to meet a corner to head it back across goal. Thankfully, nobody is there to meet it.

48 min - Fairly quiet start to this half, so it's carrying on in the same vein as the first half. Lee's has the first shot of the half but slices his shot horribly wide. It looks like West Ham have switched to a 4-4-2.

47 min - No more changes from either side as far as I can see.

46 min - West Ham United get us underway.


45 min - Franco is booked for a tackle on Gary Cahill. We will have two minutes of added time.

45 min - Muamba is booked for tugging back Franco and moments later the Hammers force a corner. Stanislas takes it and the ball is cleared to Diamanti. His shot is blocked and falls to Gabbidon, but he drags his effort wide.

43 min - Klasnic fired another shot wide a few minutes ago but, since them, the Hammers have managed to stem the flow somewhat.

39 min - Davies heads over another half chance as Bolton continue to press, while off the pitch the Hammers fans keep up their barrage of noise with another rendition of 'Bubbles'. Can the boys in claret and blue respond?

37 min - The home side are starting to create a few openings now and Tamir Cohen tried an ambitious volley from the edge of the area but it goes well over.

36 min - Zat Knight rises highest but he can't get his header on target.

34 min - Some good goalkeeping from Green and then an overhit effort from Matt Taylor see out the two quick corners but Bolton have another.

32 min - It is something of a scrappy affair with misplaced passes dominating the game so far. Bolton have won a corner after Gabbidon, who has been superb so far, headed behind a long throw.

29 min - Shouts for a penalty from the home support as the ball hits Faubert's upper body. Referee Andre Marriner waves away the appeals though.

26 min - Parker has been buzzing around all over the pitch thus far, but has been stopped in his tracks for a few minutes after colliding with Fabrice Muamba. The Hammer of the Year is back on his feet and hopefully he should be OK to continue.

23 min - Good running straight away from the substitute as forces Gretar Steinsson into forcing a corner.

22 min - We might have our first change as Dyer has been forced off with a knock. Junior Stanislas is the man to replace him.

16 min - A heated moment here as Kevin Davies puts in a late challenge in on Green. The striker is booked and then following an altercation involving around eight players, Ivan Klasnic is booked as well.

13 min - Parker is pulled up for a tackle on Chung-Yong Lee. The wall does its job though as the free-kick takes a deflection and rolls safely through to Green.

11 min - First shot on goal for either side and it comes Dyer after a great passing move involving Parker, Kovac and Collison. To be fair, it was a fairly straightforward save for Jussi Jaaskelainen in the Bolton goal.

8 min - Brilliant defending from Danny Gabbidon as he reads Kevin Davies' attempted cut back. The Hammers were a bit outnumbered at the back there.

7 min - All of the news at the moment is coming from the away end at the moment, behind the goal West Ham are attacking.

5 min - Good tracking back from Kieron Dyer there as he sees the ball out for a goal-kick.

4 min - Nice moment there as the West Ham fans sing Dean Ashton's name, as they did against Birmingham City on Saturday.

3 min - Lovely control and pass from Guille Franco to the feet of Jack Collison there. With him being at the point of the West Ham attack tonight, they will need lots more of that from the Mexican.

1 min - We are underway and Bolton go on the attack straight away. Kevin Davies' shot deflects off James Tomkins for a corner but Robert Green is there to fist the kick away. The West Ham No1 was fouled in the process so it is a free-kick to visitors.

7.59pm - Captain for the evening Scott Parker goes in for the coin toss and it looks as though West Ham will be attacking the goal to my right in the first half - a change to the norm for the away team at the Reebok. While that is going on the West Ham mascot, Sam Pascoe, gives the crowd a wave as he leaves the pitch.

7.58pm - It is a youthful bench for the Hammers tonight with Manuel da Costa, who impressed on his debut for the Hammers here in the League Cup, the oldest player at 23.

7.55pm - If you're reading this at home, you're probably more clued up than those Hammers fans who have made the trip to Bolton. A problem with the printers has led to their being no match programmes on sale before the game.

7.50pm - Well we are under ten minutes from kick-off at the Reebok and the West Ham fans are in good voice. We have already had our first rendition of 'Bubbles' and chants of 'Irons' are ringing round the Reebok. Zola spoke earlier to thank the fans for their superb support at St Andrews on Saturday and no doubt he will be hoping for more of the same tonight.

Gianfranco Zola has made two changes to his West Ham United side for Tuesday's Barclays Premier League visit to Bolton Wanderers.

The suspended Mark Noble is replaced by Jack Collison, while Kieron Dyer comes in for Junior Stanislas, who drops to the substitutes bench. It is Dyer's first start since the Hammers 3-1 Carling Cup third-round defeat by the Trotters at the Reebok Stadium on 22 September.

Dyer scored twice for Ipswich Town in a 4-3 Championship play-off semi-final second leg victory over Bolton in May 1999. It was the 30-year-old's final game for the Tractor Boys.

Bolton are unchanged from Saturday's thrilling 3-3 draw at Manchester City.

West Ham have failed to win on any of their ten visits to the Reebok, losing on seven occasions and drawing the other three.

Bolton Wanderers: Jaaskelainen, Steinsson, Cahill, Knight, Robinson, Lee, Muamba, Cohen, Taylor (Ricketts 76), K.Davies, Klasnic (Basham 82)
Subs: Al Habsi, Samuel, A.O'Brien, M.Davies, Elmander

West Ham United: Green, Faubert, Tomkins, Gabbidon, Ilunga, Parker, Kovac, Collison, Dyer (Stanislas 22), Diamanti, Franco
Subs: Kurucz, Spector, Daprela, Da Costa, Payne, Nouble