Hamburger SV 1-3 West Ham United FT

HAMBURGER SV v WEST HAM UNUTED
PRE-SEASON MATCH
FLENSBURGER STADION
TUESDAY 23 JULY 2013
KICK-OFF: 6.45PM (CEST)

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Full time: Hamburger SV 1-3 West Ham United

90 mins Full time and the Hammers have won 3-1. A much quieter second half but Sam Allardyce will be more than happy with that workout. A good response to Saturday's defeat at Mainz and Matt Jarvis was on fine form to supply the goals for Alou Diarra, James Tomkins and Ravel Morrison. Now on to Braunschweig for Saturday's concluding game of the tour. Check whufc.com for more reaction and match highlights.

89 mins The stadium PA informs us that Matt Jarvis has been named as man of the match. A well-deserved award after a fine performance.

85 mins Not much to report in the way of goalmout action in the last few minutes as the game drifts towards its conclusion. West Ham's 3-1 lead is looking fairly safe.

83 mins Danny Whitehead is going to get a shot run out now, with the summer signing from Stockport County replacing Mo Diame.

79 mins The Hammers make another change. Pelly Ruddock replaces Guy Demel, who comes off to a warm round of applause from the fans of his old club.

75 mins Kerem Demirbay lines up a shot from range which flies harmlessly over. That effort had more than a whiff of desperation about it.

71 mins Kevin Nolan takes a bit of a clatter in midfield and stays down for a bit. He looks fit to continue though after getting to his feet gingerly, so that moment of alarm has passed.

66 mins Two more changes from West Ham. Mark Noble and Matt Taylor are coming on for Alou Diarrs and Ravel Morrison.

64 mins That's not a million miles away from Modibo Maiga, who eyes up a shooting chance from 20 yards and sends the ball whistling past the post and clattering into the stanchion supporting the net.

63 mins Here's a pic of the goal Ravel Morrison scored to put the Hammers 3-1 up on the stroke of half time. That remains the scoreline with a third of the game to play.

Ravel Morrison scores v Hamburger SV

61 mins Time for the Hammers to make their first substitution. James Collins is the man to make way, with Winston Reid coming on his place. 

59 mins Better from Hamburg so far this half, and Stephen Henderson has been a busy man to keep the score at 3-1. But he has done and that's good for the Hammers as they near the hour mark.

52 mins Now it is West Ham's turn to threaten and it is no surprise that Matt Jarvis is the man involved again. He finds himself in a one-on-one situation with his defender and wrongfoots the goalkeeper with his shot, only for the ball to roll against the post.

48 mins Henderson is in the action again, moving to his left to claw away Dennis Aogo's effort after the sub took advantage of a slip from James Collins to run in on goal.

47 mins What a save that is from Stephen Henderson! Ivo Ilicevic hits a free kick which the Hammers stopper touches on to the post. He has to get up quickly to block from Jiracek on the rebound and it's still 3-1.

7.52pm The referee gets the second half underway. No changes for the Hammers. Plenty for the hosts though, Mancienne, Aogo, Rincon, Calhanoglu, Rudnevs, Jiracek, Rajkovic, Skjelbred, Dermibay and Nafiu are on.

7.36pm The referee sounds his whistle for half-time and it has certainly been a productive 45 minutes for the Hammers. Matt Jarvis has provided the threat down the left and thas claimed assists on all three goals. West Ham twice profited from corners through Alou Diarra and James Tomkins, then Ravel Morrison notched a third after Jarvis was hauled down inside the box. Hamburg's only reply has been through Heiko Westermann's header. 3-1 is the interval score.

45 mins GOAL! The Hammers quicky restore their two-goal advantage though. Matt Jarvis again makes a piercing run down the left flank and as he shifts the ball beyond Diekmeier, he is brought down by the defender and the referee points straight to the spot. Ravel Morrison picks up the ball and sends the spot kick low into the left hand corner with Drobny diving the other way. 3-1.

42 mins GOAL! And Hamburg do have their goal from the flag kick. Van der Vaart deliveres and defender Heiko Westermann jumps highest to plant a firm header beyond Stephen Henderson.

42 mins Hamburg would like one back before half time and Beister has a chance to cross low when he advances into the box, but his low cross is cut out by Tomkins and a corner is the result.

37 mins They do create a chance through Rafael van der Vaart though, who controls inside the box, swivels and fires his shot a yard over the top.

36 mins The Hammers are looking quite comfortable in their lead and some of the locals behind us are getting a little restless with their side's play.

29 mins Just a whisker away from three! It's that man Matt Jarvis who is providing the threat once again and he gets to the by-line to stand up a cross from the left which Modibo Maiga meets, only for keeper Drobny to fly across and make the save.

28 mins GOAL! It's 2-0 and it's from another left wing Matt Jarvis corner. We've looked threatening from every set play and this time James Tomkins has timed his arrival perfectly to leap and nod forcefully home.

25 mins A good spell of possession there for Hamburg, but nothing of any threat to go along with it. That's been the pattern so far, Hamburg happy to keep the ball and West Ham happy to let them have it in front of them.

21 mins Hamburg are struggling to find any rhythm to their game and they've just handed the Hammers a gift of a corner when Westermann heads behind when looking for goalkeeper Drobny. Jarvis' corner is headed away though. Still 1-0.

17 mins That is some hit from Hamburg defender Milan Badelj, who smacks the ball goalwards after a short corner routine breaks down and comes out to him 30 yards out. He strikes first time and Stephen Henderson has to fly across to his left to make the save.

15 mins GOAL! The Hammers' pressure was building and it pays off with a goal. Matt Jarvis delivers the corner and Alou Diarra makes the run to the near post to flick his header home at the far. A much better start than on Saturday!

12 mins Matt Jarvis gets his first chance to stretch his legs down the left and his cross is a dangerous one, but Ravel Morrison can't quite reach it and  the ball squirts away off his head for a throw in.

11 mins West Ham try to make their presence in attack felt now as Mo Diame makes a powerful run  from midfield. He looks inside for the pass and picks out Ravel Morrison, although his route to the box is blocked by a Hamburg defender 20 yards out.

8 mins Good pressing from the Hammers as they try to win the ball back deep in Hamburg territory. There doesn't look to be a way out for Heiko Westermann but Alou Diarra is a little too eager in trying to tackle and a free kick is the result.

6 mins The first shots of the game come in from Hamburg, first van der Vaart's effort is blocked by Collins and then the rebound is thumped miles over the bar and Stephen Henderson was never worried in goal.

4 mins Half an opening for the hosts as Beister looks to burst away down the centre. He looks for Zoua in the right channel, but overhits the pass and it runs out for a goal kick,

2 mins Early corner for Hamburg as Rafael van der Vaart's deep free kick is flicked behind by James Collins. Van der Vaart is over the corner too, but EWest Ham survive that early threat.

6.49pm And we're underway. West Ham shooting towards our left, with Hamburg clad all in red.

6.47pm And as I type here come the teams, West Ham in white and led by skipper Kevin Nolan, who is having a good chat with his opposite number Rafael van der Vaart as they stride out.

6.46pm We're still awaiting the arrival of the players to the pitch, but we shouldn't have too long to wait with kick-off close.

6.25pm The Flensburger Stadion is a modest venue, but it is filling up nicely ahead of kick-off. Again, there is a decent contingent of Hammers flags here, while Hamburg possess a strong supporter base in the region, so the locals are taking the opportunity to watch their team on their doorstep.

6.15pm Both teams are going through their warm-ups with kick-off 30 minutes away. The sprinklers are giving the pitch a good dousing of water too. Much needed on another hot day here in Germany.

6.10pm The Hamburg team news is in and a name familiar to the Barclays Premier League is prominent amongst them.

Rafael van der Vaart played for Tottenham Hotspur and starts this evening's game, while ex-Chelsea man Michael Mancienne is on the bench.

Hamburger SV: Drobny, Diekmeier, Westermann, Jansen, Ilicevic, Badelj, Sobiech, Arslan, Beister, van der Vaart, Zous
Subs: Neuhaus, Mancienne, Aogo, Rincon, Calhanoglu, Rudneva, Jiracek, Rajkovic, Skjelbred, Demirbay, Nafiu

5.50pm We've just been handed the Hammers teamsheet. James Collins is back after missing Saturday's game at Mainz to attend the wedding of his brother, while there are starts too for former Hamburg man Guy Demel and goalkeeper Stephen Henderson.

West Ham United: Henderson; Demel, Collins, Tomkins, Rat; Diarra, Diame, Nolan; Morrison, Maiga, Jarvis
Subs: Jaaskelainen, Reid, Potts, Vaz Te, Noble, Lletget, Ruddock, Adrian, Taylor, Lee, Whitehead, Collison

5.45pm Good evening from Flensburg for West Ham United's second game of their pre-season tour of Germany.

Hamburger SV provide tonight's opposition as the Hammers aim to bounce back from their 4-1 defeat to FSV Mainz 05 on Saturday.

Saturday's defeat was the first suffered by the Hammers in pre-season, following victories over Cork City, Boreham Wood, AFC Bournemouth and Colchester United.

Hamburg were involved in a tour-team tournament last weekend, losing to Bayern Munich 4-0 on Saturday, before coming up short against Borussia Dortmund in the third-fourth play-off. Bayern won the Telekom Cup, defeating Borussia Monchengladbach 5-1 in the final.

They finished seventh in the Bundesliga last term so are sure to provide the Hammers with a tough test.