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West Ham 3-1 Stoke (aet)

Victor Obinna

Highlights - West Ham 3-1 Stoke

Victor Obinna booked West Ham's place in the Carling Cup quarter-finals as the Hammers scored twice in extra time to see off Stoke at Upton Park.

Obinna's 118th-minute strike sealed the win after Manuel da Costa's 96th-minute goal had put the Hammers 2-1 in front.

Scott Parker sent the game into extra-time when he launched himself at Pablo Barrera's 84th-minute cross.

Kenwyne Jones had headed Stoke into the lead after six minutes when he converted Jermaine Pennant's corner.

After opening the scoring early on the Potters continued to carve through the West Ham backline with almost embarrassing ease.

West Ham did finally settle with both Barrera and Carlton Cole looking lively, yet the hosts always looked vulnerable in defence.

Despite the danger at the back West Ham might have been level at the interval, but for a hopeless air shot from the rusty Benni McCarthy.

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The South African, making his first start in seven months, completely missed his kick from Cole's cutback.

Following a hapless first-half display the Hammers looked far from likely winners, but it was three second-half substitutions by boss Avram Grant which swung the match back in his side's favour.

The hosts could have levelled in the 54th minute when Stoke goalkeeper Asmir Begovic flapped at Barrera's corner and James Tomkins put a diving header just wide.

That led to Grant replacing Radoslav Kovac with Obinna after 64 minutes, and Valon Behrami came on for Luis Boa Morte eight minutes later.

But it was the introduction of Mark Noble, who came on for the ineffective McCarthy after 72 minutes, that really changed the game.

Noble gave captain Parker some much-needed support in midfield and the two combined well to win the battle for possession.

West Ham pushed forward in search of an equaliser and peppered the Stoke City goal with crosses as the Upton Park faithful roared their approval.

The home supporters then thought they should have had a penalty when Stoke defender Ryan Shawcross tangled with Julien Faubert in the box, but referee Howard Webb decided the English defender had timed his tackle well.

But the fans' anger was soon assuaged as the inspirational Parker nodded home Barrera's inswinging cross from close range and sent the game into extra time.

Noble then waltzed past a static Stoke defence to give the Hammers the lead as he crossed for Da Costa to sweep home from seven yards.

And he then put Obinna through with a magnificent slide-rule pass to wrap up the win with two of the 120 minutes remaining.


West Ham manager Avram Grant: "When substitutes succeed, I am happy.

"We didn't start the game well but the reaction in the second half was great. We played well, we dominated the game, and we scored three goals.

"Even, the first half, we were playing well. We had two good chances in the last 10 minutes of the first half.

"I thought if we continued to play like this, we would win the game."

Stoke City manager Tony Pulis: "We're disappointed. We thought we played well first half.

"I thought we had more opportunities. Our final pass was poor but we needed that second goal.

"West Ham threw everything at us in that second half, as you'd expect.

"We worked very, very hard for a good 75 minutes today and we tired a little bit at the end - but I have got to give them credit."

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Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Carling Cup

Home Team Score Away Team Time
West Ham 3-1 Stoke FT
(HT 0-1)After Extra Time
  • Parker 84
  • Da Costa 96
  • Obinna 118
  • Jones 6

West Ham

Substitutes

Stoke

Substitutes

Ref: H WebbAtt: 25,304
WEST HAM
STOKE

Possession

  • West Ham 54%
  • Stoke 46%

Attempts on target

  • West Ham 9
  • Stoke 3

Attempts off target

  • West Ham 10
  • Stoke 5

Corners

  • West Ham 8
  • Stoke 5

Fouls

  • West Ham 13
  • Stoke 14
  • Final Result
  • Extra Time Complete
  • 120:00+1:15 Extra time ends and the match is over.
  • 120:00+0:31 Shot from just outside the box by Ryan Shawcross misses to the right of the target.
  • 119:41 Victor Obinna has an effort from just inside the box that misses to the left of the target.
  • 117:39 The assist for the goal came from Mark Noble.
  • 117:39 GOAL - Victor ObinnaWest Ham 3 - 1 Stoke Victor Obinna finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Ham 3-1 Stoke.
  • 116:51 Shot by Ryan Shawcross from outside the box goes high over the target.
  • 115:22 Effort on goal by Ryan Shawcross from just inside the penalty box goes harmlessly over the target.
  • 113:32 The official flags Ryan Shawcross offside. Marek Stech takes the free kick.
  • 110:59 Foul by Carlton Cole on Danny Higginbotham, free kick awarded. Glenn Whelan takes the direct free kick.
  • 110:05 The assistant referee flags for offside against Carlton Cole. Indirect free kick taken by Asmir Begovic.
  • 109:39 Foul by Jonathan Walters on Tal Ben-Haim, free kick awarded. Direct free kick taken by Marek Stech.
  • 107:35 Corner taken by Glenn Whelan from the right by-line, save by Marek Stech.
  • 105:29 Scott Parker takes a shot. Asmir Begovic makes a save.
  • Extra Time Started
  • 105:01 The referee blows to start the second half of extra time.
  • Extra Time Half Time
  • 105:00+0:37 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Mark Noble by Dean Whitehead. Direct free kick taken by Marek Stech.
  • 104:33 Ryan Shawcross fouled by Carlton Cole, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Robert Huth.
  • Correction - 102:56 Victor Obinna takes a shot. Robert Huth gets a block in. Corner taken short by Mark Noble.
  • 102:56 Victor Obinna takes a shot. Robert Huth gets a block in. Mark Noble takes a short corner.
  • 96:42 The referee gives a free kick against Jonathan Walters for handball. Free kick taken by Marek Stech.
  • 95:21 Mark Noble provided the assist for the goal.
  • 95:21 GOAL - Manuel da CostaWest Ham 2 - 1 Stoke Manuel da Costa grabs a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. West Ham 2-1 Stoke.
  • 94:50 Short corner worked by Victor Obinna.
  • Extra Time Started
  • Full Time
  • 90:00+4:13 The whistle goes for the end of normal time.
  • 90:00+2:35 Carlton Cole fouled by Ryan Shawcross, the ref awards a free kick. Victor Obinna shoots direct from the free kick, blocked by Robert Huth.
  • 90:00+0:35 Victor Obinna challenges Rory Delap unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Dean Whitehead.
  • 87:39 Direct free kick taken by Asmir Begovic. Julien Faubert fouled by Jonathan Walters, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Marek Stech.
  • 87:39 Booking Tal Ben-Haim is booked.
  • 87:31 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Rory Delap by Tal Ben-Haim.
  • 85:45 Victor Obinna produces a right-footed shot from outside the penalty box and misses wide left of the target.
  • 85:26 Inswinging corner taken by Victor Obinna from the left by-line.
  • 83:40 The ball is sent over by Pablo Barrera,
  • 83:39 The assist for the goal came from Pablo Barrera.
  • 83:39 GOAL - Scott ParkerWest Ham 1 - 1 Stoke Scott Parker finds the back of the net with a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. West Ham 1-1 Stoke.
  • 82:20 Short corner worked by Mark Noble.
  • 81:28 Effort on goal by Mark Noble from just inside the area clears the crossbar.
  • 81:13 Victor Obinna fouled by Andy Wilkinson, the ref awards a free kick. Mark Noble takes the free kick.
  • 78:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Valon Behrami by Danny Pugh. Free kick taken by Mark Noble.
  • 76:25 Substitution Tuncay Sanli leaves the field to be replaced by Rory Delap.
  • 72:45 Victor Obinna takes a shot. Save made by Asmir Begovic.
  • 71:07 Substitution (West Ham) makes a substitution, with Mark Noble coming on for Benni McCarthy.
  • 71:07 Substitution Valon Behrami replaces Luis Boa Morte.
  • 70:10 Short corner taken by Victor Obinna from the left by-line.
  • 66:17 Unfair challenge on Tuncay Sanli by Scott Parker results in a free kick. Danny Higginbotham restarts play with the free kick.
  • 63:56 Tuncay Sanli challenges Tal Ben-Haim unfairly and gives away a free kick. Marek Stech restarts play with the free kick.
  • 63:16 Substitution Radoslav Kovac leaves the field to be replaced by Victor Obinna.
  • 61:47 Manuel da Costa concedes a free kick for a foul on Eidur Gudjohnsen. Tuncay Sanli crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by James Tomkins.
  • 61:15 Danny Pugh handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Julien Faubert takes the free kick.
  • 60:08 Effort from outside the penalty area by Scott Parker goes wide left of the target.
  • Correction - 58:25 Tuncay Sanli takes a shot. Marek Stech makes a save. Tuncay Sanli takes a inswinging corner from the left by-line played to the near post.
  • 58:25 Tuncay Sanli takes a shot. Save by Marek Stech. Inswinging corner taken by Tuncay Sanli from the left by-line played to the near post.
  • 57:20 Substitution Eidur Gudjohnsen replaces Kenwyne Jones.
  • 54:59 Substitution Danny Pugh joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jermaine Pennant.
  • 53:21 Inswinging corner taken by Pablo Barrera from the left by-line played to the near post, James Tomkins produces a header from deep inside the six-yard box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
  • 48:52 Glenn Whelan takes a shot. Julien Faubert gets a block in. Jermaine Pennant takes the inswinging corner, Luis Boa Morte manages to make a clearance.
  • 47:52 Corner taken by Jermaine Pennant from the right by-line to the near post, clearance made by Carlton Cole.
  • 46:45 Tal Ben-Haim concedes a free kick for a foul on Andy Wilkinson. Jermaine Pennant crosses the ball in from the free kick, James Tomkins manages to make a clearance.
  • 45:01 The referee blows his whistle to start the second half.
  • Half Time
  • 45:00+1:48 The half-time whistle blows.
  • 45:00+1:08 Corner from the left by-line taken by Pablo Barrera, Manuel da Costa has a header from inside the six-yard box and clears the crossbar.
  • 44:48 Pablo Barrera takes a shot. Blocked by Robert Huth.
  • 41:24 Scott Parker gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Glenn Whelan. Asmir Begovic takes the free kick.
  • 39:26 Effort from inside the area by Carlton Cole misses to the right of the target.
  • 37:02 James Tomkins challenges Kenwyne Jones unfairly and gives away a free kick. Dean Whitehead takes the free kick.
  • 32:04 Carlton Cole gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Dean Whitehead. Dean Whitehead takes the free kick.
  • 31:06 Pablo Barrera takes a shot. Glenn Whelan gets a block in. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Pablo Barrera, James Tomkins has a headed effort from close range and clears the crossbar.
  • 30:43 Free kick awarded for a foul by Jermaine Pennant on Luis Boa Morte. Free kick taken by Tal Ben-Haim.
  • 27:25 Glenn Whelan takes a shot from deep inside the box clearing the bar.
  • 21:58 Shot from just outside the box by Scott Parker goes over the target.
  • 17:57 Tuncay Sanli has a headed effort at goal from just inside the box that misses to the left of the goal.
  • 17:08 Jermaine Pennant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Tal Ben-Haim. Free kick taken by Marek Stech.
  • 15:43 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jonathan Walters by Pablo Barrera. Direct free kick taken by Dean Whitehead.
  • 14:08 Foul by Luis Boa Morte on Jermaine Pennant, free kick awarded. Jermaine Pennant crosses the ball from the free kick right-footed from right wing, blocked by Scott Parker.
  • 12:31 Effort from just outside the box by Pablo Barrera goes over the bar.
  • 11:59 Dean Whitehead gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luis Boa Morte. Direct free kick taken by Scott Parker.
  • 10:42 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Marek Stech.
  • 9:36 James Tomkins fouled by Tuncay Sanli, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by James Tomkins.
  • Correction - 5:38 Assist on the goal came from Jermaine Pennant.
  • Correction - 5:38 GOAL - Kenwyne JonesWest Ham 0 - 1 Stoke Kenwyne Jones finds the net with a headed goal from inside the penalty box. West Ham 0-1 Stoke.
  • 5:38 The assist for the goal came from Jermaine Pennant.
  • 5:38 GOAL - Kenwyne JonesWest Ham 0 - 1 Stoke Goal scored by Kenwyne Jones from deep inside the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. West Ham 0-1 Stoke.
  • Correction - 4:55 Inswinging corner taken by Jermaine Pennant from the left by-line,
  • 4:55 Corner taken by Jermaine Pennant from the left by-line,
  • 3:50 Free kick awarded for a foul by Dean Whitehead on Scott Parker. Scott Parker takes the free kick.
  • 3:29 Luis Boa Morte challenges Andy Wilkinson unfairly and gives away a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Andy Wilkinson.
  • 2:20 Jermaine Pennant gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Scott Parker. Direct free kick taken by James Tomkins.
  • 0:25 Kenwyne Jones challenges Radoslav Kovac unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Manuel da Costa.
  • 0:00 The match begins.

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