West Ham United 0-0 West Brom FT

Barclays Premier League
West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion
Boleyn Ground
Monday 16 March
Referee: Mark Halsey
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Final score - West Ham United 0-0 West Bromwich Albion

Full-time - No we will not as the visitors survive the final three minutes without a shot coming in. It has been a frustrating night for the Hammers, but there are still positives to be taken into next weekend's trip to Blackburn Rovers.

90 min - Three minutes of added time. Will we see a winner in east London? The Hammers are throwing everything they have forward.

86 min - A corner to the Hammers after more good work by Stanislas. He then takes the set-piece but the Baggies break away with the ball and Boa Morte has to show his defensive prowess to stem the West Brom attack.

85 min - James Tomkins wins another tackle at the back for the Hammers. The defender - who has just been called up to represent England at under-20 level has been superb tonight.

82 min - Second sub for West Ham as Mark Noble is replaced by Luis Boa Morte, who has just returned from a groin injury.

79 min - The Baggies make a double substitution. Fortune and Chris Brunt leave the field and Jay Simpson and Luke Moore come on.

77 min -
Another great bit of play from Stanislas as he crosses from the left and Di Michele heads inches wide. Better from the home side, but they need to find a goal soon.

74 min - A great run from Stanislas on his debut as he tricks his way past two men. Promising start from the Academy graduate.

68 min - He is and Savio is the player to make way.

67 min - Savio becomes the first player to be booked after a late tackle. It looks like Stanislas will be joining us soon...

64 min - The Hammers need to get a hold on this game if they are to take the spoils. Will Zola turn to his substitutes soon?

63 min - The visitors have another corner. It is played to the edge of the six yard box but Green comes out bravely to claim it.

59 min - A great ball from the back sets Savio racing into some space. He beats his marker well, but then fires his curling shot high and wide.

57 min - Tonight's attendance at the Boleyn Ground is 30,482

55 min -
The danger is not over just yet though as West Brom have a free-kick 25 yards out. Morrison hits it straight into the wall.

54 min - Not just yet anyway as the West Ham No1 picks himself up off the floor.

51 min - Corner to West Brom on the left. It is taken short to Morrison. He crosses and Shelton Martis heads off the crossbar. In the process, Green is caught in the face by a stray elbow and stays on the ground. Will Jan Lastuvka be coming on for his Premier League debut?

47 min - Di Michele works an opening but fires a left foot shot high and wide. That was a half-chance. Meanwhile, initial reports suggest Matthew Upson has suffered a calf strain.

46 min - We're off and running again at the Boleyn Ground. West Ham make a bright start, but eventually the ball goes out for a West Bromwich Albion throw-in.

Half-time - No we are not and the teams walk off the field. Robert Green's fine save after 27 minutes has been the highlight thus far. The Hammers will need to step it up a gear if they are to get the three points needed to move four points clear in seventh.

45 min - Half-time is nearly upon us in east London and neither side has registered a worthwhile shot yet. Is that going to change during the one minute of added time?

43 min - As well as the three teenagers West Ham have on the pitch at present, Junior Stanislas and Josh Payne are warming up on touchline. Will either of them get their first taste of Premier League action tonight?

40 min - A Noble cross from the right is clipped towards Scott Carson's goal by Savio. The German under-20 international does not quite get enough on his shot to trouble the former England stopper though.

38 min - This is much better from the Hammers. The tempo and energy to their play has returned and they are knocking the ball around nicely. Parker tries his luck from 30 yards but it flies just over.

36 min - Sears wins his side a corner with another energetic run down the left. Noble takes it and after Neill and Tomkins have shots blocked, West Brom get the ball clear.

34 min - The Hammers break and a Mark Noble cut-back is hit goalwards by Sears, only for a last ditch Baggies block to deny him.

33 min - Another corner to visitors is dealt with expertly by James Tomkins' head.

31 min - Walter Lopez and Luis Boa Morte get a generous round of applause as they warm up on the touchline.

29 min - A set-back for West Ham as Matthew Upson has to be carried from the field. Jonathan Spector replaces him and Lucas Neill moves inside to centre-half.

27 min - Fantastic save by Green after a dangerous run by James Morrison. The Baggies midfielder beat three men and was one-on-one with the England international, who spread himself well to smother the shot.

23 min - West Bromwich Albion have a corner after Green just slides over the goal-line, while trying to collect a loose pass. The corner is swung into the far post and Paul Robinson goes down in the area but Mr. Halsey waves away his claim for a penalty.

21 min - Savio gets clattered by Gianni Zuiverloon, but referee Mark Halsey chooses to keep his cards in his pocket. Let's hope I don't have to type his name too many times tonight!

18 min - West Brom register their first effort on goal as Fortune rifles in a shot from a tight angle on the right. The ball flies into the side-netting and does not trouble Robert Green.

14 min - The home side win a corner after good work from Herita Ilunga, David Di Michele and Savio. Noble swings the ball in but it is punched clear by Carson.

12 min - West Brom have settled slightly now and are trying to knock the ball around. West Ham seem to have anything they can offer under control at present, though.

9 min - Weather-wise at the Boleyn Ground, we're looking a mild, clear evening. Herita Ilunga has tried to warm it up even further with a firm, clean tackle in his own area.

5 min - The pitch is in perfect condition with horizontal stripes running across it. The groundsmen must have been hard at work in the 15 days since the last game here.

3 min - The visitors have already misplaced a few paces and look short of confidence. Can the Hammers grab an early goal to pin them back even more.

2 min - And Savio is involved as well now, sliding in to try and stop the ball going off for a goal-kick. He just fails but manages to take the corner flag out in the process.

1 min - A crunching first-minute tackle from Sears. That will do his confidence the world of good.

1 min - Jonathan Greening and Marc-Antoine Fortune get us underway.

7.59pm - It is a big night for the two youngsters coming into the team, as Savio starts for the first time and Sears starts for the first time in the league for nearly four months. Can they repay Zola's faith?

7.56pm - Here come the two teams to the strains of 'Bubbles'.

7.55pm -  The pre-match preparations are almost over here at the Boleyn Ground. A win for West Ham tonight would strengthen their claims for a seventh-placed Premier League finish. Victory would carry the Hammers four points clear of eighth-placed Wigan Athletic.

West Ham United manager Gianfranco Zola has made two enforced changes to the side that beat Wigan Athletic on 4 March. Savio and Freddie Sears come in for the injured Jack Collison and suspended Carlton Cole respectively.

West Ham United: Green, Neill, Tomkins, Upson (Spector 29), Ilunga, Noble (Boa Morte 82), Parker, Kovac, Savio (Stanislas 68), Di Michele, Sears
Subs: Lastuvka, Lopez, Payne, Tristan

West Bromwich Albion: Carson, Zuiveloon, Olsson, Martis, Robinson, Morrison (Teixeira 88), Koren, Greening, Dorrans, Brunt (Moore 79), Fortune (Simpson 79)
Subs: Kiely, Hoefkens, Cech, Bednar