December 29, 2009 by Richard · Comments Off
Marking his first start Luka Modric made the opening score as Tottenham Hotspur won against West Ham 2-0 at White Hart Lane on Monday to stay in fourth of the English Premier League table. Modric a Croatia midfielder who was out for some months with an injury, started and finished a length of the field move in the 11th minute to put Spurs ahead. Jermain Defoe an England striker sealed the win against his old club with a great shot nine minutes before the end.
But Spurs will drop back to fifth place if Aston Villa will win their match against Liverpool on Tuesday. A loss in this London derby left West Ham just above the bottom zone and the loss made matters worse for the Hammers by the early exit of Scott Parker key midfielder with the recurrence of a hamstring injury. Monday’s other matches are Chelsea facing west London rivals Fulham and Manchester City against Wolves.
December 22, 2009 by Richard · Comments Off
West Ham managed to hold first place Chelsea to a 1-1 draw in English Premier League today to avoid being in the cellar. Alessandro Diamanti gave the Hammers a lead from a penalty kick, just before halftime at Upton Park. Frank Lampard made a spot kick that tied the game. The outcome extended Chelsea’s lead on top of the standings to four points.
Scott Parker a mid field from West Ham said on an interview with Sky Sports that it was do or die for them and they’ve gone out and gave their all against a very good Chelsea team. West Ham is in 19th spot, but it now leads Portsmouth who is in the bottom by one point ahead. They will be meeting each other on December 26. Bolton is also in the downgrading position, one point ahead of West Ham and also with Hull just outside the bottom three.
February 22, 2009 by Richard · Comments Off
Bolton’s two goals in a span of two minutes were enough to earn valuable points and the confidence building win over West Ham in last Saturday’s match. The first goal was a picture perfect free kick by Matthew Taylor right into the top corner of the goal. A minute later, Johan Elmander drew a cross into the waiting Kevin Davies to lead the ball into the West Ham cords. West Ham had many chances to score but all proved fruitless until the break of the match. After the half, West Ham put on the pressure and after some time, West Ham was able to score a goal as Jonathan Spector connected with a cross to Scott Parker who tapped in the goal for that all important away goal points. Despite best efforts by West Ham to equalise, the Trotters were able to hold on to the win. This allowed Greg Megson’s Bolton Wanderers to climb up to twelfth place in the standings while the Gianfranco Zola managed West Ham remained in the eighth spot over-all.
January 26, 2009 by Qasim · Comments Off
Its a busy week in the English Premier League as all 20 teams play after a weekend of FA Cup action.
Leaders Manchester United are facing an injury crisis, with at least 7 first choice players out, but they will still fancy getting all 3 points away to bottom club West Bromwich Albion. United beat WBA 4-0 at Old Trafford earlier this season, and another victory will kepp them top of the table.
Level on points with United are Liverpool, and they travel to play in form Wigan Athletic. A win is necessary for the Reds after 3 consecutive draws have left them a little short of confidence. 3 points will help them regain some self-belief as the title race heats up.
Chelsea may have fallen off the pace in recent weeks, but they are still in with a good chance of winning the title this season. They host Middlesbrough, looking for a win to put pressure on the front two.
In other games, Arsenal play Everton, Aston Villa face Portsmouth, Spurs are up against Stoke, Manchester City play Newcastle, Hull City play West Ham and Bolton will lock horns with Blackburn Rovers.