UK time is: 16:09:23
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

West Ham 1 Everton 2

The Hammers slipped to defeat against Everton this afternoon in a match that was marred by some contentious refereeing decisions.

Sam Allardyce was able to welcome Jack Collison back to his squad for the first time this season but the Welsh midfielder had to be content with a place on the bench.

Everton got off to a good start and could have scored early through Distin but an early chance saw a header go over the bar.

Everton, as they pushed forward, thought they had opened the scoring when Osman headed home from a Banes corner but Anichebe was adjudged to have fouled Jaaskelainen, most neutrals would say it was a harsh decision.

But with fourteen minutes on the clock, and soon after the disallowed goal, West Ham went ahead when Carlton Cole controlled a ball from Matthew Taylor, wrong-footed a defender and smashed home an unstoppable shot past Howard in the Everton goal.

Everton, as the half progressed, responded with efforts from Pienaar, which was saved By Jaaskelainen, a Jelovic effort that flew wide and a Baines free kick that the keeper turned over the bar.

Half Time - West Ham 1 Everton 0

Trailing, Everton had a great chance to get level early on in the second half, but Jelovic, from eight yards out, hit his shot straight at the keeper. The visitors then had another opportunity but Gibson saw his free kick bend over the wall and hit the side-netting.

But West Ham`s defences were finally breached when Pienaar was given far too much time and his cross was met by Anichebe who guided his header into the net.

Minutes later West Ham were reduced to ten men when Carlton Cole was shown a straight red card, after appearing, to accidently, catch Baines with his studs. Taking the slow walk off, Cole received the sympathy of several Everton players whilst Big Sam looked bemused on the bench.

Matters went from bad to worse when Everton, soon after took the lead. Osman engineered some space in the area cutting the ball back and in the melee of players it looked as if Pienaar got the final touch as the ball ended up in the net.

West Ham had a late chance to grab a point when Nolan hit the side netting after Jaaskelainen had denied Osman and Jelovic with a double save but the referee was to have the last laugh when he sent Darron Gibson off late on.

Not the ideal result with Christmas looming but the effort was there and on another day, we could have had all three points, if another official had been in charge!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Rossy Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday December 22 2012

Time: 5:54PM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent West Ham United Articles

Give the Kid a Chance (Wednesday July 30 2014)

Hammers Draw a Blank! (Wednesday July 30 2014)

Walk Away or Stay? (Tuesday July 29 2014)

What Price a Goal or Two? (Tuesday July 29 2014)

Moyes Linked with Hammers Job! (Monday July 28 2014)

Could Hooper be the Man? (Monday July 28 2014)

Hammers Show Campbell Interest! (Monday July 28 2014)

Allardyce Favourite for the Axe! (Sunday July 27 2014)

Archived West Ham United Articles

List All Vital West Ham Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Southampton 0 0 0 0 0 0
15. Spurs 0 0 0 0 0 0
16. Stoke 0 0 0 0 0 0
17. Sunderland 0 0 0 0 0 0
18. Swansea 0 0 0 0 0 0
19. WBA 0 0 0 0 0 0
20. West Ham 0 0 0 0 0 0

Breaking League News

Cavanda Attracting Sunderland Interest?
Sunderland : 30/07/2014 16:02:00
Villa XI To Visit Swindon
Aston Villa : 30/07/2014 15:42:00
Lukaku deal is done
Everton : 30/07/2014 14:59:00
Gamboa In Work Permit Problem
WBA : 30/07/2014 14:48:00
No Schneiderlin Transfer Request
Southampton : 30/07/2014 14:37:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Do you Support a Club Crest Change?
Suggested By:  rossy
Yes! 25%
No! 68%
Undecided! 7%