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Sunday Apr 6Posted by: Antoine Zammit  Comments Off

FT : West Ham 1 – Liverpool 2 [videos]

Stevie G scored from the penalty spot before half time however a couple of minutes later Carroll fouled Mignolet and the Hammers equalised. The ref still gave the goal.

Thanks to @MostarLFC for submitting the videos.

Stevie G’s goal:

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Carroll’s foul on Mignolet

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In the 2nd half Stevie G. made it 1-2 from the penalty spot again.

Sunday Apr 6Posted by: Antoine Zammit  Comments Off

West Ham vs Liverpool lineups

Sakho starts for Agger.

Liverpool Starting XI :  Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Sakho, Skrtel, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling, Suarez, Sturridge

Liverpool Subs :  Jones, Toure, Cissokho, Lucas, Moses, Allen, Aspas

West Ham Starting XI : Adrian, Reid, Nolan (c), Tomkins, Armero, Carroll, Taylor, Noble, Demel, Diame, Downing

West Ham Subs : Jaaskelainen, Potts, Johnson, Nocerino, J Cole, Jarvis, C Cole

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Sunday Apr 6Posted by: Alex Sales  Comments Off

West Ham vs Liverpool FC Video Preview (@BeastTimeVIP)

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Video Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yyt6GEQhzw

Saturday Apr 5Posted by: Joshua Coombs  Comments Off

Do They Feel Stupid Now?

United fans have mocked us for years now how the fallen giants will not return to former glory, oh how the tables have turned. This year has seen the sleeping giant in a resurgent effort to potentially become 2013/14 premier league winners with an unbelievable effort by a team who has been brandished as a mid table side without Luis Suarez according to Gus Poyet who managers a lowly Sunderland with sour grapes.

It is so sudden how things can change as we found out and how United fans have found out proving that not all managerial choices are the best for any given club. In one instance we had a club legend like Kenny in charge who may not have been the correct choice at the time but, he did however set some standards for the Rodgers side of today. In complete contrast the United side had already been on the decline for many years now with players ageing and being brought out of retirement, so much for the youth policy at United. With no disregard for the United players with experience they were being wasted in roles which could be shared with a younger deputy who they could set an example for, seeing them through for years to come after their departure. Fergie never really prepared the side for his departure probably picking the correct time to press the ejector seat button knowing that his and the clubs nightmare were about to become a reality. The chosen one was thrown into the job right at the deep end with such a monumental hole in the club being left and with the old boss leaving, so did the United we are used to seeing and most importantly the fear factor. Clubs are now playing Manchester United and thinking that they can win. Old Trafford was like a Colosseum, whoever played their knew they would have done well to come out a live especially escaping with a point or in most cases victims of Fergie time.

With such a prestigious club like Manchester United everyone knew that there demise would be hilarious to all those by standers who for years lived in fear of that very fixture they now mark on the calendar as an assured 3 points. In a role reversal teams are just looking at the fixture list praying that they haven’t got Liverpool next and aren’t seeing such devastating attacking displays on Match of the day that evening reliving every moment. Possible one of my all time favorite Liverpool banners ‘ The carefully chosen one’ is just one of countless digs at United and the joke of a side they have showing that any sides time at the top is limited and needs to be appreciated.

Friday Apr 4Posted by: Antoine Zammit  Comments Off

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Friday Apr 4Posted by: Antoine Zammit  Comments Off

West Ham vs Liverpool (Sunday)

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Kick off 16:00

West Ham will not be intimidated by the prospect of playing in form Liverpool this weekend following their persuasive win against Sunderland.  The Hammers were 1- 0 in under ten minutes after Andy Carroll muscled himself into a position to head the ball into the net before Diamé doubled West Ham’s tally after 50 minutes.   Sam Allardyce will be impressed by his side’s ability to cope with Sunderland’s spirited fight back

Andy Carroll made his physical presence felt against Sunderland, using his size effectively to muscle himself past the Sunderland defence to head home early in the first half.  After the match, Hammers’ boss Sam Allardyce claimed that if Carroll continues to show this sort of form, he would be on the plane to Brazil this summer. Carroll has made just 9 appearances this season in the Premier League due to injury and has only scored twice but against Sunderland he demonstrated why he should certainly be a contender for the England shirt.  He is 33/10 to score at anytime with 888sport.com

West Ham Skipper Kevin Nolan has seven goals to his name this season and was unlucky not to add to his total against Sunderland.  The Englishman has had 18 shots on target this season giving him a shot accuracy rating of 48.6%.  However West Ham fans will feel that their greatest attacking threat will come from Mark Nobel.  The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that the 33 year old has made a staggering 800 attacking contributions this season (shots on target, crosses, dribbles and passes) including an impressive 750 passes completed in the opposition half.

Aswell as Andy Carroll’s performance, It was West Ham’s defensive capabilities which stood out to the manager.  Allardyce praised his men’s ability to shut down Sunderland’s spirited come back.  The manager and fans alike will expect more of the same this week against Liverpool’s attacking fire Power. The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that James Collins has made 320 defensive contributions ( tackles won, clearances, blocks and Interceptions) this season and has won 46 of his 62 tackles made this season; giving him a 74.2% success rate.

Liverpool will be full of confidence but must remain focused this weekend after their destruction of Tottenham at Anfield last Sunday.  Their 4-0 win put Brendan Rogers’ team 2 points clear of Chelsea at the top of the Premier League table and four points clear of fellow title contenders Manchester City.  Liverpool have scored 15 goals in their last 4 games and remain unbeaten in their last 13 games.

Luis Suarez looked dangerous and full of confidence last weekend against Tottenham.  The Uruguayan made  24 attacking contributions (shots on target, passes, crosses and dribbles) as well as scoring and providing an assist in his sides 4-0 mauling of Tim Sherwood’s men.  The EA SPORTS Player Performance Index shows that he had 2 shots on target out of a possible 5 giving him a 40% shot accuracy.

Philippe Coutinho doubled Liverpool’s tally just before the hour mark with a blistering shot from 25 yards. The Brazilian has scored 4 times this season in 27 appearances and has a shot accuracy this season of 39.3%; finding the target 24 times out of a possible 61 times.

England hopeful Jordan Henderson also managed to get on the score sheet with 15 minutes left on the clock.  Henderson has had an impressive season so far with the Reds and has played an integral role in their Premier League title campaign. The Englishman has made a staggering 969 attacking contributions this season and he was once again on top form against Spurs, making 25 in total including 24 completed passes in the opposition half. He is 7/2 to score at anytime with 888sport.com