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Stoke   1 - 1   West Ham

Scott Parker is mobbed by team-mates after putting his team in front
Parker pounced to put West Ham in front but his team could not hold on

By Paul Fletcher

West Ham picked up their first point of the Premier League season with a hard-fought draw against Stoke.

Scott Parker put the visiting side in front with a close-range finish after Stoke failed to clear a free-kick.

Kenwyne Jones equalised with a header and had a strike tipped on to the post by Robert Green, while Robert Huth and Ricardo Fuller also hit the woodwork.

West Ham struck the post through Frederic Piquionne, while Thomas Sorensen denied Manuel da Costa.

Grant will be pleased with point - Keen

It was a tough and uncompromising contest between two teams who started the day in the bottom three.

The result ensured that the Hammers, without boss Avram Grant as he observed the Jewish holy day Yom Kippur, remained anchored to the bottom of the table but they have at least ended their sequence of four straight defeats, during which they conceded three goals in each.

Referee Lee Mason dished out five yellow cards, but turned down several penalties appeals, with West Ham furious that Ryan Shawcross was not punished for a handball following a Victor Obinna strike in the opening half.

A foul from Shawcross led to West Ham's goal, with Stoke failing to deal with Obinna's subsequent delivery into the box.

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Delap attempted to hack the ball clear but it struck team-mate Shawcross and was bundled home by Parker.

The goal came just after the half-hour mark and Piquionne almost immediately doubled their advantage with a long-range shot that thundered against the crossbar.

Shawcross was later fortunate to escape sanction when he appeared to elbow Carlton Cole in an off-the-ball incident that saw the striker fall to the turf.

Stoke, who defeated Aston Villa with a last-ditch winner on Monday, looked strangely off the pace but were almost handed a goal by the unsure handling of Green.

The Hammers keeper fumbled a delivery from out wide and Huth almost tucked the ball home from a tight angle but the defender's shot struck the post.

Jones should then have converted a long throw from Delap but he too was wasteful, heading over from six yards.

Stoke should have won - Kemp

However, the former Sunderland striker was on target shortly after the restart, rising above Da Costa, making his appearance start of the season, to convert a brilliant cross from the right by Jermaine Pennant.

The goal brought the crowd to life and they were almost celebrating again when the athletic Jones dispossessed Matthew Upson before cutting inside and unleashing a fearsome shot that Green diverted against the woodwork with a superb one-handed save.

West Ham responded, with a neat interchange of play creating an opening for Obinna but Thomas Sorensen palmed his long-range effort around the post and brilliantly denied a Da Costa header from the subsequent corner.

The last effort of the match fell to former Hammer Matthew Etherington, whose long-range effort with the outside of his boot was saved by Green.

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Saturday, 18 September 2010

Premier League

Home Team Score Away Team Time
Stoke 1-1 West Ham FT
(HT 0-1)
  • Jones 48
  • Parker 32

Stoke

Substitutes

West Ham

Substitutes

Ref: Lee MasonAtt: 27,028
STOKE
WEST HAM

Possession

  • Stoke 42%
  • West Ham 58%

Attempts on target

  • Stoke 3
  • West Ham 6

Attempts off target

  • Stoke 6
  • West Ham 7

Corners

  • Stoke 6
  • West Ham 3

Fouls

  • Stoke 14
  • West Ham 8
  • Final Result
  • 93:30 The ref blows the whistle to begin the match.
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+2:26 Substitution Victor Obinna leaves the field to be replaced by Luis Boa Morte.
  • 90:00+0:42 Corner from the left by-line taken by Glenn Whelan, Ryan Shawcross has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the goal.
  • 90:00+0:22 Matthew Etherington takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.
  • 90:00 The match has reached full-time.
  • 84:36 Scott Parker has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand post.
  • 83:38 Foul by Abdoulaye Faye on Carlton Cole, free kick awarded. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Victor Obinna.
  • 83:06 Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.
  • 83:06 Booking The referee books Danny Collins for unsporting behaviour.
  • 82:54 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Danny Collins.
  • 82:12 Substitution Glenn Whelan on for Jermaine Pennant.
  • 81:40 Ricardo Fuller produces a header from deep inside the area and strikes the post.
  • 80:42 Foul by Ryan Shawcross on Daniel Gabbidon, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.
  • 79:43 Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Etherington, Carlton Cole manages to make a clearance.
  • 79:23 Mark Noble gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Ryan Shawcross. Danny Collins takes the free kick.
  • 79:05 Handball decision goes against Scott Parker. Thomas Sorensen takes the direct free kick.
  • 78:08 Shot on goal by Scott Parker from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 77:18 Unfair challenge on Manuel da Costa by Ricardo Fuller results in a free kick. Matthew Upson takes the free kick.
  • 76:09 Dean Whitehead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Radoslav Kovac. Free kick taken by Mark Noble.
  • 75:30 Victor Obinna has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses left.
  • 74:53 Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Etherington from the right by-line.
  • 73:18 Frederic Piquionne has a headed effort at goal from deep inside the area missing to the right of the target.
  • 72:27 Substitution Eidur Gudjohnsen comes on in place of Kenwyne Jones.
  • 70:41 Manuel da Costa takes a shot. Thomas Sorensen makes a save.
  • 70:17 Short corner worked by Mark Noble.
  • 70:01 Victor Obinna takes a shot. Save by Thomas Sorensen.
  • 67:32 The offside flag is raised against Kenwyne Jones. Robert Green restarts play with the free kick.
  • 65:03 Direct free kick taken by Thomas Sorensen.
  • 65:03 Substitution Ricardo Fuller replaces Jonathan Walters.
  • 65:03 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robert Huth by Victor Obinna.
  • 61:10 Unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Rory Delap results in a free kick. Robert Green takes the direct free kick.
  • 60:09 Victor Obinna is ruled offside. Free kick taken by Thomas Sorensen.
  • Correction - 58:10 Kenwyne Jones takes a shot. Save by Robert Green.
  • 58:10 Kenwyne Jones produces a right-footed shot from inside the area and strikes the post.
  • 56:29 Jonathan Walters gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker. Robert Green takes the free kick.
  • 52:00 Substitution Valon Behrami leaves the field to be replaced by Radoslav Kovac.
  • 50:04 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Jermaine Pennant.
  • 49:06 Matthew Etherington takes a shot. Blocked by Lars Jacobsen.
  • 47:36 Jermaine Pennant provided the assist for the goal.
  • 47:36 GOAL - Kenwyne JonesStoke 1 - 1 West Ham Kenwyne Jones grabs a headed goal from close range. Stoke 1-1 West Ham.
  • 46:31 Valon Behrami fouled by Robert Huth, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Matthew Upson.
  • 45:01 The referee starts the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:10 Manuel da Costa gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters. Free kick crossed by Matthew Etherington, Manuel da Costa makes a clearance.
  • 45:00 The ref blows to end the first period.
  • 44:37 Manuel da Costa restarts play with the free kick.
  • 44:37 Booking The referee shows Dean Whitehead a yellow card for unsporting behaviour.
  • 44:31 Unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Dean Whitehead results in a free kick.
  • 43:50 Kenwyne Jones gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Robert Green. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.
  • 42:06 Matthew Upson challenges Kenwyne Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Matthew Etherington takes the free kick.
  • 38:52 Danny Collins takes the free kick.
  • 38:52 Booking Caution for Carlton Cole.
  • 38:49 Unfair challenge on Matthew Etherington by Carlton Cole results in a free kick.
  • 38:39 Mark Noble takes a shot. Save made by Thomas Sorensen.
  • 36:53 Kenwyne Jones has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
  • 33:44 Frederic Piquionne takes a shot.
  • 32:55 Carlton Cole is caught offside. Danny Collins takes the direct free kick.
  • 31:39 GOAL - Scott ParkerStoke 0 - 1 West Ham Scott Parker finds the net with a goal from inside the six-yard box high into the middle of the goal. Stoke 0-1 West Ham.
  • 30:49 Danny Collins challenges Valon Behrami unfairly and gives away a free kick. A cross is delivered by Victor Obinna,
  • 29:52 The referee blows for offside. Direct free kick taken by Robert Green.
  • 27:38 Unfair challenge on Frederic Piquionne by Robert Huth results in a free kick. Mark Noble crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance made by Ryan Shawcross.
  • 26:47 Carlton Cole concedes a free kick for a foul on Dean Whitehead. Free kick taken by Thomas Sorensen.
  • 24:13 Victor Obinna takes a shot. Robert Huth gets a block in.
  • 23:37 Manuel da Costa restarts play with the free kick.
  • 23:37 Booking Rory Delap booked.
  • 23:33 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Valon Behrami by Rory Delap.
  • 22:52 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker by Jonathan Walters. Scott Parker takes the free kick.
  • 22:34 Carlton Cole takes a shot. Save by Thomas Sorensen.
  • 21:31 Shot by Kenwyne Jones from deep inside the penalty area misses to the left of the target.
  • 20:20 The free kick is delivered right-footed by Jermaine Pennant from left channel.
  • 20:20 Booking Valon Behrami is booked.
  • 20:10 Valon Behrami gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jermaine Pennant.
  • 16:47 Foul by Valon Behrami on Jonathan Walters, free kick awarded. The ball is crossed by Jermaine Pennant, Robert Huth takes a shot from close range that strikes the post.
  • 14:05 Victor Obinna takes a shot. Save made by Thomas Sorensen.
  • 13:29 Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Mark Noble, Matthew Etherington manages to make a clearance.
  • 11:53 Corner taken by Jermaine Pennant, Carlton Cole manages to make a clearance.
  • 9:51 Corner from the right by-line taken by Matthew Etherington, clearance by Frederic Piquionne.
  • 9:01 Carlton Cole produces a left-footed shot from the edge of the box and misses to the right of the target.
  • 7:04 Corner taken right-footed by Mark Noble, Abdoulaye Faye manages to make a clearance.

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Premier League table snapshot

As it stood on 18 Sep 2010 23:59 UK

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Chelsea 4 16 12
2 Arsenal 5 10 11
3 Man Utd 4 6 8
4 Tottenham 5 2 8
5 Newcastle 5 2 7
6 Fulham 5 1 7
7 Blackpool 4 0 7
8 Aston Villa 5 -3 7
9 West Brom 5 -4 7
10 Sunderland 5 0 6
11 Birmingham 5 -1 6
12 Bolton 5 -1 6
13 Man City 4 2 5
14 Blackburn 5 -1 5
15 Wolves 5 -2 5
16 Liverpool 4 -2 5
17 Stoke 5 -3 4
18 Wigan 4 -9 4
19 Everton 5 -3 2
20 West Ham 5 -10 1

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