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West Ham 0 - Arsenal 2

Premier League

Upton Park

26/10/08 16:00 pm

Attendance: 34,802

Referee: Phil Dowd

West Ham
0 - 2
Arsenal
 
Faubert (og) 75, Adebayor 90
 
Venue: Upton Park
 
Attendance: 34,802
The Teams
Green
 
 
 
Almunia
 
 
Collins
 
 
 
Eboue
 
 
Ilunga
 
 
 
Gallas
 
 
Upson
 
 
 
Silvestre
 
 
Parker
 
 
77
 
Clichy
 
 
Bowyer
 
 
89
 
Walcott
 
 
67
Mullins
 
 
 
Fabregas
 
 
Faubert
 
 
 
Song
 
 
Bellamy
 
 
 
Nasri
 
 
68
Di Michele
 
 
78
 
van Persie
 
 
91
Cole
 
 
 
Bendtner
 
 
Substitutes
Lastuvka
 
 
 
Fabianski
 
 
Davenport
 
 
 
Sagna
 
 
91
Lopez
 
 
 
Toure
 
 
Etherington
 
 
78
 
Djourou
 
 
Collison
 
 
 
Diaby
 
 
68
Sears
 
 
89
 
Ramsey
 
 
Boa Morte
 
 
77
 
Adebayor
 
 
67
Game Statistics
11
Goal Attempts
24
4
On Target
6
4
Corners
9
3
Offside
0
13
Fouls
9
2
Yellow Cards
3
1
Red Cards
0
42.3
%
57.7
Comments...
It's quite normal to see us dominating goal attempts, possession and territorial stats, less so to see that we were ahead in tackle success rate. We didn't make as many as West Ham but we made more successful ones 15 out of 18 (83.3%) compares well with 13 out of 25 (52%)the Hammers produced. Song had an impact with 5 successful tackles but unlike previous games Cesc managed to get his share with 3 good tackles himself. This was one of Cescs better all round performances with 95 passes 80% completion somewhere around the level he operated at for much of last season. Once again we didn't produce too much from the flanks until we went 4-3-3 with Bendtner and RvP wide after Adebayor came on and Nasri and Walcott came off. Both produced as much from those wide positions as they did in more than an hour playing centrally.




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Writer: Amos Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 26 2008

Time: 9:01PM

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The impact of Song was immediate, and you could see Cesc attacking with more freedom. However, that is only partly the reason and Cesc seems to be coming out of his average patch and really playing well for the past 2-3 games. Theo's ball retention was better, although not as good as it should be. He is a bit uni-dimensional, coz the only thing he does effectively is run at the defence with his pace. His off the ball movement isnt intelligent.
prits
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27/10/2008 00:29:00

i agree prits =]
Blitz
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27/10/2008 01:31:00

Good result for us. I didn't see the whole match, so I want to know how well the Gallas and Silvestre partnership went? We got a clean sheet so they must of done well, right? Gallas may not have been playing well this season, I more confidence in our defense than if we had Song and Silvestre partnership, we could have conceded a goal or two against the hammers.
BMF
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27/10/2008 02:34:00

Silvestre is now our best central defender. He should always start with gallas or god forbid toure who just isnt good enough. Hopefully Djourou stakes his claim soon too.
Will-i-am10
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27/10/2008 03:32:00

Why you picking on poor Toure? He's an Arsenal Legend. If he gets unsettled and leaves, if would be a big blow for us since Silvestre and Gallas don't have long to go playing for us, being over 30 and all.
BMF
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27/10/2008 03:39:00

good win *********s
franks_#1_fan
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27/10/2008 04:59:00

Good to see that Cesc is getting back to his best. We grinded out a win yesterday, West Ham had they chances, but Almunia made at least 2 very good saves. Interesting to see that Adebayor was on the bench at the start, but he and Diaby come on and changed the game. imo we deserved the 3pts in the end.
hackneyval
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27/10/2008 06:29:00

franks_#1_fan, there's no need for bag language just because chelski won't emulate what the Invincibles did.
BMF
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27/10/2008 06:45:00

lol BMF, didn't Scolari say they could go unbeaten just before they lost at home? I don't mean to laugh at them, every team could have an off day, and Liverpool did play very well. Back to our game, I thought the Cesc-Song partnership produced probably the most balanced performance (not necessarily the most brilliant one) in the middle of the park last night. Our backline also did well, restraining their threat to a few pacy Bellamy runs and a couple of Cole attempts. If not for Green's and Almunia's great saves and the WHU woodwork, it could have ended 3-1 or 4-2 to us.
GoonerLou
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27/10/2008 07:24:00

you have Almunia to thank for winning that one....
lincolnblue
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27/10/2008 07:34:00

what and not faubert and adebayor? lincolnblue
polski14
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27/10/2008 08:07:00

Robert Green pulled off a lot more saves than Almunia Lincoln Blue! I thought Gallas had one of his best games for us yesterday. Thanks to Upton Park for providing us with snipits of porn during the Liverpool Chelsea game too. Probably unintentional, but brilliant all the same!
navydave
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27/10/2008 08:53:00

First post, long time reader. Is this the first game in two years that we have not had a player flagged off-side? Good result in the end, but it had 1-0 written all over it for much of the game.
ukgooner
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27/10/2008 08:56:00

I think the fact that Ade didn't play for the first 75 minutes had a lot to do with not getting caught offside!
navydave
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27/10/2008 09:15:00

LOL @ Navy! Very true bud!!
Rocky7
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27/10/2008 10:02:00

Adebayors energy, and diaby's ball retentions skill was what baged us the three points against west ham. Adebayor simply ran the already tired ham defence line for the 25 min. he was brought on
akintayor
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27/10/2008 11:45:00

 

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