BURNLEY v WEST HAM UNITED
CAPITAL ONE CUP FOURTH ROUND
TUESDAY 29 OCTOBER 2013
REFEREE: ROBERT MADLEY
Final score - Burnley 0-2 West Ham United
95: We play slightly over time and Burnley win a corner, but it comes to nothing and West Ham have won as Mr Madley blows the final whistle. The draw will take place live on Sky Sports following Wednesday's live tie between Manchester City and Newcastle United. At present, Leicester City, Chelsea and Manchester United will join us there. Birmingham have staged a late recovery against Stoke and that one will go to extra-time. We'll have highlights, along with exclusive reaction, on West Ham TV and whufc.com as soon as possible! Thanks for joining us tonight, and thanks again to the fantastic travelling support here at Turf Moor.
93: GOAL! Collison! Jack makes the game safe with a composed penalty. The Wales international steps up and side-foots the spot-kick past Heaton and inside the same post that Taylor found earlier. That's it. West Ham will be in the hat for tomorrow's fifth-round draw.
93: Another penalty for West Ham! Maiga is in a race to a through ball with Heaton. The goalkeeper hacks clear only as far as Collison, who has only a defender to beat as he runs to the box. Treacy brings him down and is sent-off!
91: Into three added minutes and Shackell joins the attack. He then picks up position on the edge of the box before shooting left-footed, but high and wide of the target. Before the goal kick, Ryan Noble replaces Edgar. The West Ham fans are singing away to my right. Total respect to them, as they have travelled a long way for tonight's game on a Tuesday night.
89: Big Sam's tactical changes and substitutions have definitely turned the game in West Ham's favour. Collison immediately calmed things down in midfield from the start of the second half. Downing has added composure on the right and Nolan has won the penalty that is presently deciding the match. Formation-wise, the switches from 3-5-2 to 4-5-1 to 4-3-3 appear to have done the trick as West Ham have carried a much larger threat in the attacking third during the second period.
88: Kightly collects after Downing had lost out on halfway, but the substitute's low, raking shot from 25 yards is a yard or two wide of the left-hand post. Adrian dives but is able to pull in his hands and allow the ball to pass.
87: Maiga collects a pass from Downing and turns inside before finding Collison, whose shot skims off the side of his foot and away to Nolan, who is flagged offside.
86: Ings forces forces Ruddock to concede a corner. It's taken by Kightly and Vokes wins it near the penalty spot. His header is firm and on target, but Adrian is there to make the catch. Relief for everyone of an east London persuasion.
85: Stock curls in a ball from deep that is dangerous, but neither set of players are able to do anything with it and Adrian waves it behind for a goal kick.
83: Stanislas is replaced by Michael Kightly. The on-loan Stoke winger attended the same school, Chalvedon in Basildon, as a young James Tomkins.
82: Treacy lets fly from 25 yards and O'Brien is there to divert the ball out for a corner with his head. The corner is taken by Stanislas and Adrian punches clear of the penalty area. Burnley recover possession and Treacy has another go from long range, but it's straight at the goalkeeper.
80: Nolan forces a corner, but it comes to nothing. Burnley are preparing to make their first change, but I cannot see who the new man will be as he is over on the far side and we are high up at the top of the stand opposite the dugouts.
78: That's Taylor's first goal since he hit the net against Fulham on 1 September 2012! That afternoon, of course, was Andy Carroll's debut and West Ham went on to win 3-0. In all, it's his first goal in 35 appearances and third in 69 games in total.
76: GOAL! Matty Taylor blasts the spot-kick to Heaton's left. The goalkeeper goes the correct way, but there was not stopping that! Taylor and his team-mates run to the Hammers fans behind the goal to celebrate.
75: Penalty to West Ham! The long free-kick forward from the left-back position is flicked on by Maiga and Nolan gets to it first before being fouled by Shackell. The Burnley skipper is booked for the infringement. Taylor to take...
74: Superb commitment from O'Brien, who dives in among the feet to win a header about a foot off the ground! West Ham counter and Maiga runs clear into the left channel. He crosses deep towards Downing, but Mee is there to flick the ball on with his head and away to the near side for Stanislas to collect.
72: The Hammers win another corner as Potts' cross is headed behind by Mee. Downing takes and it won't fall to anyone inside the box until Chambers collects 25 yards out. His shot is not powerful and hits a West Ham player before being cleared.
71: West Ham replace captain Tomkins with captain Nolan. It's 4-3-3 now.
70: Ruddock does well physically again to win the ball as he holds off Vokes and plays the ball forward. Taylor then finds Downing in space and he teases Mee before pulling back for Collison, who takes a touch and sees his shot blocked. The ball spins into Downing, who handles. Unlucky.
69: West Ham have a corner as Chambers slides a pass for Downing, whose cross is deflected behind. The corner is punched away by Heaton with some conviction.
67: Trippier does indeed win the argument and hits it Ronaldo-style up and over the wall with pace, top-spin and movement. Adrian is beaten but the ball smashes into the top of the crossbar and bounces high and away on the far side. An escape for the Hammers, and some hit from the Burnley right-back.
66: Another chance from a set play for the hosts as Tomkins is penalised for fouling Ings from behind. Treacy wants this one, or perhaps Trippier will win the argument.
65: It's 5-4-1 from West Ham now, with Maiga up front on his own. A hurried clearance from Heaton is headed forward by O'Brien and Collison bursts into space. He beats one man and could go on his own as he approaches the box, but instead feeds Potts, whose cross is caught by the goalkeeper.
63: Vokes wins the flick-on from Burnley's favourite diagonal. Chambers tries to shield the ball out for a goal kick, but Stanislas forces him to put it behind. Stanislas himself takes the corner and Maiga heads clear at the near post. Burnley pick up possession again and Treacy crosses from the right, but Tomkins is perfectly positioned and heads away.
61: It looks like 5-4-1 from West Ham now. Ruddock wins the ball from Ings and then buccaneers past Stanislas before smashing into Mee as he goes past the No6. Quality from the young man, who wins a foul for his troubles. It comes to nothing from the free-kick, though.
59: Stewart Downing is the second West Ham sub to come on. How will the Hammers re-organise themselves?
57: Carlton Cole loses out on halfway and Trippier brings the ball forward for Burnley. He cuts inside before Treacy sees his shot deflected and it spins wide for a corner. Stanislas takes it short and collects a backheel before driving the ball low into the six-yard box. It hits a foot and is headed clear by O'Brien before Treacy volleys high and wide.
55: The Hammers are well on top and a hurried clearance from Potts' blocked cross falls to Taylor. He beats his man and slams a delicious cross along the face of the six-yard box that three white shirts just cannot get on the end of. So close to an opener for the Hammers again.
53: West Ham have the ball in the net! It won't count, however, as Joe Cole is flagged for offside as he controls and converts Maiga's snap-shot with an overhead finish. Maiga's shot was probably flying wide from Carlton's knock-down, but it was fine build-up nonetheless.
52: Tomkins wins the header at the back post and it's downwards and on target, but a Burnley leg swipes it away and behind again. Tomkins wins the header again at the far post and the ball bounces around the home penalty area before being cleared. Taylor crosses again and the ball bounces through to Heaton off a defender.
51: Better. Joe Cole holds up play before Potts curls in the cross from the left. Maiga meets it on the volley and the ball deflects behind off a defender. Joe Cole to take the corner...
50: Stanislas will have enjoyed that as he turns past Tomkins and is brought down by his former Academy team-mate. Tomkins brings him down 25 yards out. Stanislas has a go himself from the set piece but his whipped effort doesn't have the direction, bend or dip to trouble Adrian. Goal kick.
48: Collison involved again before Ruddock's dangerous cross is cleared. Encouraging return to action from the No10, who we all know has plenty of ability and composure in possession.
47: Collison is involved immediately and collects a throw from Chambers. His cross is cleared as far as Ruddock, who slaps a shot that goes sideways and 40 yards out for a throw on the far side! The ball goes out level with the edge of the penalty area, so it didn't really trouble Heaton!
46: West Ham get the second period underway, shooting towards their own travelling fans. Carlton Cole forces a throw...
West Ham are first out of the tunnel and into the rain. Big Sam has made a change, with Jack Collison replacing Diame. The Senegal midfielder was ineffective before half-time and Collison has some miles in his legs after a loan spell at Burnley's Championship rivals AFC Bournemouth.
Half-time score - Burnley 0-0 West Ham United
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47: A second over 46 minutes played and Mr Madley blows for half-time. The stats suggest each team has enjoyed 50 per cent of the ball, with Burnley having three shots in total and one on target. West Ham have yet to muster a goal attempt that has troubled Heaton in the Burnley goal. A low-key first half also only saw two corners for Burnley and two free-kicks conceded by each team.
46: We're into the one minute of added time and Stanislas elects to end a Burnley raid with a right-foot shot from a central position 25 yards out. It bounces once and Adrian collects well.
43: Some decent possession involving O'Brien, Joe Cole and Chambers ends with the England midfielder curling over a high, deep cross. Potts is there but it's too high and deep and the No27 can only glance his header into the stand.
41: Ruddock blocks off the run of Stanislas down the left and is whistled for a foul. He is called by the referee, but Mr Madley opts to keep the yellow card in his pocket on this occasion. To be honest, I have seen players booked for less. Anyway, the free-kick is into the box and volleyed away by Tomkins.
40: Burnley's fans are on their feet as Trippier's cross is headed on by Vokes and either Adrian's fingertips or the far post keep it out - I'm not sure. Vokes is flagged offside, however, so it wouldn't have counted. The radio commentator behind me says it was the post.
36: Carlton Cole is fouled by Long as he tries to hold the ball up 40 yards out. Taylor lifts the free-kick to the far post where Tomkins attacks it and wins the header down. Unfortunately, it bounces too close to Heaton, who collects. Burnley break immediately and Mee's long diagonal finds Treacy. He should hit it right-footed, but instead uses his stronger left. The ball hits a defender and loops into the air for Ruddock to head clear.
32: West Ham are enjoying a spell inside the Burnley half. Joey O'Brien bends over a cross to the far post for Chambers to attack, but Mee is there to clear ahead of the 18-year-old. The Clarets clear and then press high, forcing O'Brien and Tomkins back before Adrian drives his clearance straight out of play. The home fans enjoyed that.
29: Carlton is back on.
28: Both sets of players take a drink as Cole receives treatment. We are now the only one of tonight's five ties without a goal...
27: Ruddock's diagonal is flicked on by Carlton Cole and the clearance falls to Taylor, who controls the loose ball well before finding Potts. He has time and a bit of space, but his cross is blocked away for a throw. The left-sided defender has the ball again a short time later and crosses on the volley, but it's high and hanging and an easy catch for Heaton. Carlton challenges him and is down injured. The physio trots on.
24: They haven't had much to cheer so far in terms of chances, but the travelling Hammers fans are singing away to my right. To their credit, they are taking up more than half of the David Fishwick Stand behind Adrian's goal.
20: West Ham are under some pressure here. First, Ruddock heads a dangerous cross clear. From the follow-up, Treacy curls in a shot with his left foot that is well-struck but a comfortable hold for Adrian.
19: Vokes gets in behind but Ruddock stands firm and pokes the ball away. Mee then crosses from deep and O'Brien stabs clear. Trippier collects and crosses from deep. Ings wins the header from a fair way out and it curves wide.
18: Carlton Cole finds Maiga down the left and he looks up and tries to find his strike partner. The ball is behind the No24 but falls to Chambers via a clearance. He finds Joe Cole, but the England midfielder's touch lets him down and Burnley clear.
16: If anyone watched the Football League Show on Saturday evening, they will have seen Burnley press high and score one very good goal against an expensively-assembled QPR side. Manager Dyche has picked eight of those players because he clearly wants to keep the winning run going and confidence high as his team go for promotion. Treacy has a go from 25 yards but it is well wide.
15: The home side clearly have a lot of confidence. They are absolutely flying at present, having won their previous seven matches.
12: Burnley force Adrian into his first save and it's Stanislas. The ex-Hammer cuts inside Chambers and fires low towards the near post. Adrian goes down and pushes the ball around the post. The corner is taken short and then crossed to the near post, where Ings' fine touch loses his marker. His shot is on target from 12 yards and Adrian tips over. The second corner is headed clear at the near post. Burnley come again but Treacy's cross eludes everyone and bounces away for a goal kick.
11: Diame loses out in midfield and Burnley switch play superbly following a fine turn from Vokes away from three West Ham players. He finds Mee, but the left-back wastes the attack but slapping a shot miles off target from 35 yards.
10: Maiga forces a throw level with the edge of the Burnley box. Chambers hurls it in towards Carlton Cole. He lays off for Joe, who takes a touch and fires the left-foot shot over the crossbar and into the Jimmy McIlroy Stand.
9: It's been a slow start. You could say the two teams are feeling each other out. For Burnley, it's Trippier, Long, Shackell and Mee across the back four. Treacy, Stock, Long and Stanislas are the midfielders, with the in-form Vokes and Ings up top. Burnley are probably shading it in terms of possession, but Vokes' shot aside they've created nothing at all.
6: The ball breaks to Vokes on the left corner of the penalty area following a challenge from Chambers, but his shot is high and well wide.
4: Tactically, Chambers is right wing-back, with Ruddock, Tomkins and O'Brien the central three. Taylor is sitting deep, with Diame and Joe Cole supporting the two forwards. It's experimental, but it means West Ham should have the numerical advantage in central midfield.
3: Maiga battles in midfield before Taylor's ball eludes him but Carlton Cole chases and forces a throw. Left wing-back Potts takes it, but the ball bounces harmlessly through to Heaton.
1: Carlton Cole has already been involved twice holding the ball up. Encouraging to see the big man coming short to receive the ball and bring others into play. Diame nutmegs Trippier but Maiga is caught offside down the left wing.
7.45pm - We're off!
7.44pm - The mascots, including West Ham's representative Cayden Butler, meet the two skippers. We have the coin toss and Burnley will kick-off shooting towards the David Fishwick Stand populated by the Hammers faithful.
7.43pm - The two teams arrive led by captains Tomkins and Shackell. It's a big night for them, but an even bigger one for debutant Pelly Ruddock. He'll wear the No33 shirt.
7.40pm - Five minutes until kick-off and Turf Moor is unfortunately not going to be full tonight. However, the Hammers have brought in excess of 2,000 fans up to Lancashire tonight. West Ham TV has been out and about and met supporters from all over the place! Dorchester Glasgow, London, Cumbria... They're all here as part of the Claret and Blue Army. Don't forget you can watch exclusive Vine videos from Turf Moor on our official Twitter feed!
7.05pm - In other news, Carlton Cole makes his first West Ham start since the goalless Premier League draw at Liverpool on 7 April this year.
6.55pm - So, if you don't know anything about Pelly Ruddock, here is a beginner's guide. The 20-year-old joined West Ham as a midfielder from non-league Boreham Wood in December 2011. At Boreham Wood, he came through the ranks on the PASE (Programme for Academic and Sporting Excellence) scheme, combining football training and academic courses. Since joining the Hammers, he has been converted into a centre-back and become a regular in the Development Squad. This season, he has started eight games in the Barclays U21 Premier League, scoring in the 2-0 home win over Norwich City on 4 October. Ruddock was on the bench but unused in the Capital One Cup wins over Cheltenham Town and Cardiff City this season.
6.50pm - The teams are in. West Ham United will be captained by James Tomkins. It's 3-5-2 from Big Sam, with Pelly Ruddock making his first-team debut and fellow youngsters Leo Chambers and Dan Potts also starting. Dylan Tombides and Matthias Fanimo are among the substitutes.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche has picked a strong starting XI, making just three changes to the side that beat QPR 2-0 here on Saturday. Out go Michael Duff, the suspended David Jones and injured Dean Marney. In come Brian Stock, Kevin Long and former Hammers winger Junior Stanislas.
Burnley: Heaton, Trippier, Edgar, Shackell (c), Mee, Treacy, Stock, Long, Stanislas, Vokes, Ings
Subs: Liversedge, Kightly, Duff, Howieson, Lafferty, Hewitt, Noble
West Ham United: Adrian, Chambers, Tomkins (c), Ruddock, O'Brien, Potts, Diame, Taylor, J.Cole, C.Cole, Maiga
Subs: Spiegel, Collison, Morrison, Downing, Nolan, Tombides, Fanimo
Good evening and welcome to Lancashire for tonight's Capital One Cup fourth-round tie between Burnley and West Ham United.
The Hammers face a difficult test against a Burnley side who sit top of the Championship table after winning 12 and losing just one of their opening 15 matches this season in all competitions.
Sam Allardyce's team have beaten Cheltenham Town (2-1) and Cardiff City (3-2), both at the Boleyn Ground, to get to this stage, while Sean Dyche's Burnley have won at York City (4-0) and at home to Preston North End (2-0) and Nottingham Forest (2-1).
West Ham are making their first visit to Turf Moor since their own promotion-winning season of 2011/12, when goals from Kevin Nolan and James Tomkins saw them recover from a 2-0 deficit to draw 2-2 in the Championship.
West Ham's most-recent victory at Burnley came on 5 April 2005, when Teddy Sheringham scored the only goal in a Championship fixture. The two sides have been paired once before in the League Cup, with the Hammers winning through 6-0 on aggregate in the second round in 1980/81.
Tonight's tie will be a clash between the Barclays Premier League's best away defence - West Ham have conceded just once in five away games on their travels - and a potent Burnley attack which has netted 24 times in 13 league games. The hosts' threat is likely to come from forwards Danny Ings and Sam Vokes, who have combined to score 21 of Burnley's 32 goals in league and cup.
For West Ham, a number of experienced players and young professionals could be handed opportunities to impress and push for inclusion in Saturday's Barclays Premier League home game with Aston Villa. Joe Cole, Joey O'Brien, Matt Taylor and Jack Collison - back from a loan spell at AFC Bournemouth - have all travelled north, as have youngsters Leo Chambers and Pelly Ruddock.
Burnley boss Dyche could also make changes to the side which beat Queens Park Rangers 2-0 on Saturday, with former Hammers winger Junior Stanislas, defender David Edgar and midfielder Scott Arfield all pushing for starts.
Tonight's tie has to be settled on the night, so we could be set for extra-time and penalties if the two teams cannot be separated. If that occurs, it will be a long night for the 2,000-plus Hammers supporters who have made the long journey north to Turf Moor.
We will have the confirmed team news at just after 6.45pm. Don't forget, you can enter two matchday competitions, #WHULINEUP and #WHUGOAL, on our official Twitter feed @whufc_official.