West Ham United 0-1 Manchester Utd FT

Barclays Premier League
West Ham United v Manchester United
Boleyn Ground
Sunday 8 February
Referee: Phil Dowd


West Ham United: Green, Neill, Collins, Upson, Ilunga, Behrami (Tristan 87), Parker, Noble (Nsereko 77), Collison, Cole, Di Michele.
Subs not used: Lastuvka, Boa Morte, Kovac, Spector, Sears
Booked: Neill

Manchester United: Van der Sar, Rafael Da Silva, Ferdinand, Vidic, O'Shea, Ronaldo, Scholes, Carrick, Giggs, Tevez (Park 87), Berbatov.
Subs not used: Foster, Nani, Welbeck, Fabio Da Silva, Fletcher, Eckersley
Booked: Vidic
Goals: Giggs 62

Attendance: 34,958


91 min - Yes It is. It has been another strong performance by Zola's men but they just could not break down the visitors' back line. On this form it is easy to see why Ferguson's side have not let a goal in for so long. The Hammers are back at the Boleyn next Saturday to face Middlesbrough in the fifth round of the FA Cup.

90 min - Three minutes of added on time. Collison fires a shot wide. Will that be the Hammers' last chance?

89 min - Ronaldo fires a free-kick straight into the wall and the Hammers break away.

88 min - He is, but first Tevez leaves the action for Park. Tristan then comes on for Behrami. Can the Spaniard make a crucial contribution in the last few minutes?

86 min - It looks like Diego Tristan is going to be joining the action.

82 min - The Hammers are continuing to press. Behrami has just been bought down by Ronaldo on the right touchline. Savio whips it in but it is cleared.

77 min - Zola makes his first change with Savio coming on for Noble. It is the German's third appearance for the Hammers.

73 min - Clever play from Behrami as he sneaks the ball away from Giggs.

69 min - The home side are continuing to press but are struggling to test van der Sar. Cole has another chance but it is blocked behind for a corner.

64 min - Corner to the home side as they look to get straight back into the game. Neill's through-pass is deflected behind. Noble's ball in from the set piece is headed away by Vidic.

62 min - GOAL! The visitors take the lead. Giggs collects the ball on the left and beats Cole and Parker before drilling home with his right foot from the edge of the area.

60 min - It is floated in by Noble, but the men in white shirts get it clear.

59 min - Neill is booked for a foul on Ronaldo and then at the other end Cole does brilliantly to control the ball and beat three men. Eventually he is brought down by Vidic, who is booked. The Hammers have a free-kick 25 yards from goal.

55 min - Cole has another snap-shot blocked. Fabio Capello is here to check on his newest recruit. The West Ham United no 12 will not have been the only person to have caught his eye as Scott Parker and Noble have been very impressive in the centre of midfield.

50 min - Darkness is descending in east London and the floodlights come on. The 34,958 fans crammed inside the Boleyn Ground are making plenty of noise to try to cheers their sides on.

49 min -
Corner to Alex Ferguson's side, but it is wasted.

48 min - Good shot by Neill after the ball fell to him on the edge of the area. His left-footed shot was caught van der Sar as he dived to his right.

46 min - Manchester United get us underway in the second half.

Half-time  - No we won't. It has been an interesting opening period to the game, with both teams trying to play in the right manner. What will the managers be saying to their teams in the dressing rooms to try to break the deadlock.

45 min - There will be one minute of stoppage time. Are we going to see a goal this half?

45 min - We're approaching half-time and it has been pretty even so far. One real chance to either side with the goalkeepers coming out on both occasions.

41 min - A moment of humour as Upson fouls Tevez in the centre circle and the former Hammers star loses his headband as he falls to the floor.

39 min - The other three outfield subs also start to warm up. Kovac is sporting a hat which keeps his blonde locks under cover for now.

37 min - Substitutes Savio, Luis Boa Morte and Jonathan Spector are all warming up. The trio get a warm round of applause as they begin their stretches.

34 min - The Boleyn Ground is heaving today without a spare seat in sight. There are several hardy fans who are trying to catch a glimpse of the action from the streets outside.

30 min - Green is tested for the first time. A free-kick from the right is rolled along the floor to Scholes and he drives a shot in. The effort looks to be going wide until Berbatov deflects it goalwards, forcing Green into a smart one-handed save.

28 min - Manchester United nearly take the lead. Gigg's corner is met strongly by Ronaldo but it flies just wide.

26 min - A great move by the home side leaves Cole with the ball in the area with his back to goal. He tries to turn his marker but is crowded out. Positive signs for the home side.

24 min - It is well dealt with by the Hammers' back line. Robert Green has been well protected thus far.

22 min - The Champions are starting to test the home side's resolve. Another attempted cross is well dealt with by Upson, but at the cost of another corner.

20 min - Ronaldo tricks his way past Neill and crosses to the far post, but Upson is there to head clear for a corner.

16 min - Neill brings down Cristiano Ronaldo. Mike Dean calls the Hammers captain over for a stern word but nothing more.

13 min - The home side are on top. Cole races through to a through-ball and holds of Rio Ferdinand. His attempted chip into the far corner is just saved by the United No1

12 min - And they so nearly take the lead. Noble's corner falls to Neill and he fires in a right footed shot that Edwin van der Sar gathers.

12 min - Corner to the Hammers. Lucas Neill crossed and Vidic headed behind.

10 min - The game has yet to settle as both teams test each other out. A few passes have gone astray as both teams try to find their feet.

8 min - Ryan Giggs' delivery is good but James Collins puts Vidic under enough pressure to force him to head over.

7 min - We're still awaiting the first chance of the match. James Collins has put the ball behind for a corner so the visitors will have a chance to change that.

5 min - Former Hammer Carlos Tevez got a rousing reception from the home support. The Argentine waved to all sides of the ground in recognition.

3 min  - Zola seems to have set his team up in the same shape that has served him so well in recent weeks. Jack Collison is on the left with Mark Noble at the point of the diamond in midfield.

1 min - We're underway at the Boleyn Ground. There is a fantastic atmosphere and an extra special cheer for the England call-ups Matthew Upson, Carlton Cole and Robert Green.

We are approaching kick-off at the Boleyn Ground. Gianfranco Zola has named the same starting XI that drew 0-0 at Arsenal. New signing Radoslav Kovac takes his place on the bench.