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West Ham
0 - 2
Arsenal

Premier League

Upton Park

26/10/08 16:00 pm

Attendance: 34,802

Referee: Phil Dowd

West HamArsenal
Faubert (og) 75, Adebayor 90
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.

Writer:Amos
Date:Sunday October 26 2008
Time: 9:01PM

Comments

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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
27/10/2008 00:29:00
0
i agree prits =]
Blitz
27/10/2008 01:31:00
0
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
27/10/2008 02:34:00
0
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
27/10/2008 03:32:00
0
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
27/10/2008 03:39:00
0
good win *********s
franks_#1_fan
27/10/2008 04:59:00
0
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
27/10/2008 06:29:00
0
franks_#1_fan, there's no need for bag language just because chelski won't emulate what the Invincibles did.
BMF
27/10/2008 06:45:00
0
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
27/10/2008 07:24:00
0
you have Almunia to thank for winning that one....
lincolnblue
27/10/2008 07:34:00
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