What is going on? Everybody, it is Phil soccer ball.
Baki, we are live.
Um, we're getting ready for ****nal versus West Ham.
It's a Monday night game in the Premier League and it's an interesting matchup.
Will talk about why here in a second.
Um, but I hope you guys will, uh, will enjoy this.
Ah, this little chat we have and ah.
And are, um yeah, the play by alternate commentary.
And we'll do some pre game.
We have about 10 minutes till kickoff will do.
Some pre game stats will talk about form, especially for these teams.
Um, we will see just how just how Well, um, these teams can cope with the fact that they have not been great of late.
Um and especially we'll see if ****nal under Freddie Youngberg can get a result and get this team rolling again.
Um, given how talented they are and then from West Ham's perspective, can they perform? Ah, although Manuel Pellegrini iss certainly under a lot of pressure, we'll talk about all that right now.
I am about to tweet out the link and then we will get started in earnest again.
Thank you guys for joining me.
Ah, as we look ahead to what should be a very interesting match between two teams who have kind of lost their way in the Premier League.
All right, um, sorry about that.
As we, uh as we get started here, we'll talk some of the stats for both of these teams.
West Ham and ****nal, West Ham United playing at home.
This is a not as much of an advantage for West Ham as it as it should be.
Um, the way that things have gone in home matches for West Ham.
It's been extremely, um, touch and go.
They've been a little, well, very defensively.
So we'll take a look at some stats going into this one, and Ah, and talk about the chances for both of these teams.
The table right now.
****nal sit 11th and their enduring a nine game winless streak for the first time since 1977.
So historically bad run of form for ****nal right now.
West Ham down in 16th and just one point above South Hampton, who occupy the 18th place that last relegation place.
West Ham having a game in hand.
Uh, a win here could do them absolute wonders.
If they take all three points, they'll climb as high as 12th or 13th.
They'll climb above Burnley.
And depending on how the gold different shakes out, they could climb up t e even on points with ****nal with a win.
Which is crazy to say.
****nal, on the other hand, can ah, with a win, get us high as a thief, Uh, but with their goal difference, would probably sit ninth behind Sheffield United, a cz craziest head.
As crazy as that sounds, so stats ahead of this one, Um, West Ham actually won against ****nal at the London Stadium one nothing last season, and that ended a run of 10 straight home with home league games without a win against ****nal, in which they had drawn three in lost seven.
So they and they have not won back to back home league games against the Gunners since October 1984.
So, pretty wild, huh? If they can get a second consecutive win this year.
And ****nal, on the other hand, have one more away games in the Premier League, um against West Ham than any other team in the league, so they've won 12 games at West Ham in the Premier League, and they that's more than they've won against any other side.
So the ****nal, traditionally good on the road against West Ham Um, talking about this is a London Darby, and I mean, we we lasted the Manchester Darby.
You guys can let me know if you feel that this is a a rivalry match.
It obviously is between two London teams West Ham being in East London and, uh, ****nal.
Being up in north London doesn't have the feel of a riel Darby to me.
But maybe for maybe for people who live in London, it's it's more intense.
And if you guys want to let me know what you think of whether this is a rivalry game or not, Um, yeah, just drop it in the chat.
You guys are freed to get in the chat at any time.
I'll likely not be paying as much attention to the chat during the play by play, just the nature of it.
Um, but if you guys have takes during the game, feel free to drop him in the chat, especially at halftime in full time, and we'll talk about everything that that went on in Ah, in the match.
The some more stats.
Um, West Ham have lost their last two home games in the Premier League and the they last lost three in a row at home between May and August 2015.
Um, and it last happened in the same cities in October 2013.
So going back about six years, um, ****nal, traditionally not great in December over the last over the last 11 away premier matches, They've only 11 That was Crystal Palace in December of 2017.
Um, but yeah, this is both of these teams are in a very rough spot right now.
Um, obviously, it was Brighton who made ****nal even further.
Put them even further in the whole, uh, by defeating them to one ****nal.
Looked like they might have gotten back into that.
Um, but Brighton Neil now pay grabbing the winner there at the Emirates as well.
And that sent them on this nine game winless streak, which is ah again, hasn't happened in 32 years or start 42 years for ah, for ****nal.
It's It's absolutely crazy.
The form on and how poor it's been um, the key players for both teams today.
Pierre America Obama Yang Obviously huge player.
He's been involved in 10 goals in his last 10.
Premier Li London Darby's um, and that's just against anyone. Team.
Eight goals and two assists.
However, he's yet to score in three appearances against West Ham, and he's no other side.
Has he played more games without netting in the Premier League? Um, the other guy on the other side that has been a little bit out of form Philippe Anderson, who? Such a talented player, but he hasn't scored or assisted a single goal in his last eight primitive legal parent appearances.
It's been 553 minutes, Um, since he has had a goal involvement.
So as ah, as the less Sam supporters blow bubbles and and sing their songs as the teams were out.
Mike Dean, the referee for this one, So I'm sure he'll be.
I'm sure it will be entertaining, but let's talk about the lineups real quick.
Um, as we as we get into this one, it is for the home team. West Ham.
David Martin is starting in goal.
Ryan Fredericks and Aaron Cresswell are gonna be Are are wide defenders.
Those fullbacks Fabby and Balbuena and Angelo Ogbonna are there in the centre of defence.
Mark Noble is gonna play in that in that deep lying playmaker roll Snodgrass and Declan Rice ahead of him.
And then the and Pablo form for Nel's, um, the most attacking, um, likely of the midfield that they show it as a 442 Could likely it'll likely be Snodgrass and $4 out on the wings Declan Rice and Mark Noble there in the center.
And then Philippe Anderson will tuck in behind striker Mikhail Antonio.
Um, big call for Pellegrini recently has been Sebacean.
Allah has, ah not been on form and he's on the bench.
So their bench is a d up.
Uh, Nathan Holland Arthur Masa Walk you also on the bench Allaire, Carlos Sanchez, Roberto Jimenez and Pablo Zabaleta on the bench for West Ham.
So Pellegrini now calling on not necessarily the big names Toby, those guys for West Ham and to get them out of this slump, um which has has been very poor aunt has seen them get near the relegation places for ****nal.
Obviously they're looking to stop a potential 10 game winless streak with a win away at West Ham.
They're going to do that with a made by making four changes from the team that played Brighton and a couple of surprises in there.
Obviously not a surprise.
He has been one of the best keepers in the Premier League despite ****nals poor form.
He's faced more shots than any keeper in the Premier League and saved more shots than and keep her in the Premier League.
Um, Maitland Niles and Cure in Tierney.
Karen Tierney is in for, um, Hector Bay Marine at Ah, at that.
He's gonna be in for classic match on the in the left back spot.
Maitland Niles is in for Hector Bay Marine.
Who I could have swore he was playing.
Was he withdrawn from the team? I could have swore that Berrien was playing well, that's a blow.
If if maybe Maitland Niles had to come in Karen Tierney Granite.
Giaka is gonna play as that defensive mid, obviously, along next side alongside next to Lucas Herrera, Nicola, Pepe and message.
There's a land grab.
Martinelli are all gonna play in attacking midfield with Pierre America.
Obama ahead of a Martinelli just 18 years old.
He's got seven goals and two assists in the in the Europa League and, ah, care about cup combined.
And we'll see if the 18 year old Brazilian can make an impact for ****nal today as ah, he's given the rains By Freddy Youngberg UH, the interim manager for ****nal.
We are underway at the London Stadium West Ham United versus ****nal.
I hope you guys will enjoy this broadcast.
It's Phil Baki, your hosts and Ah, ****nal starting by trying to play out from the back.
Ainsley mate Niles playing the ball out into touch again, reiterating Mike Dean, the center referee for this one and Kevin friend on via our duties back in the studios West Ham have won the ball back in.
They're gonna play.
They're going to try to press ****nal out of out of trying to play from the back.
It was Maitland Niles who played a poor pass into touch initially and now West Ham trying to keep the ball.
But it's actually Philippe Anderson's poor touch, which leads to him fouling, um, granite shocker there and are excusing message.
Ercel, Um and ****nal off the hook from that initial giveaway.
But both teams with a little bit of sloppy play and perhaps just underlining the fact that neither of these teams they're very confident right now neither team is is in much form.
Both will be looking to use this 90 minutes as a way to build up that confidence and build their way and climb their way out of the holes that they've dug for themselves.
Um, ****nal on the ball here and a big call for ****nal is Calum Chambers taking the place of Gavin Louise, who's on the bench for ****nal as tyranny tries to play ball forward.
Cut out by Mark Noble tries to hold it in.
And then Tierney Ah, goes to take the throne.
Noble just gave him a little shoved to the ground.
Is he, uh, as he went to take the throne? Not nothing to malicious, but, um, bless him.
A strange team is there One win out of their last five cames came against Chelsea of all teams who have been undergoing a little bit of a rough patch of their own.
Chelsea obviously losing tow West Ham and then, uh, suc***bing to a defeat at the hands of Everton this weekend.
So interesting turn of events for London's blue side.
But in this one, ****nal, now on the ball, tryingto establish some sort of rhythm.
And for the first time, really of the entire game, they just barely turn carries all into the West Ham half.
But it's been pretty much around the back for ****nal and Socratic CE.
Is it off to Shaka? Little bit of apprehension in the way ****nals playing.
They seem afraid to give the ball away right now as messengers.
ALS on the ball finds marginality met Martinelli with the past, but again lose touching that he commits a foul.
It was Snodgrass who caught the burn of Martinelli's challenge, and, uh, that would go West Ham's way.
It's it's Ah, it's been a disjointed opening few minutes and again, just highlighting that neither of these teams are feeling particularly fluid at the moment.
Martin will take the free kick for Western it launch it long.
Mikhail Antonio tries to win the header initially but can't against across this and then it's played off of a Western player and out for a throw for ****nal and ah It's interesting looking at the expected goals, Um, especially for ****nal and looking at, basically, Are they Are they outperforming? They're expecting girls.
Are they under performing? Are the performances deserve more goals, or do they deserve more wins based on their performances and looking at the underlying numbers of the extra fee they they're about? They've scored about the amount of goals that that they should buy their extra.
They've allowed the amount of goals that they should buy their ex g A and it's just been it's just been tougher.
****nal right now is West and breaking the other way.
Mikhail Antonio And it's a terrible shot from Mikhail Antonio.
But they countered so well.
It was, as I was discussing, Erso gave the ball away.
Initially, Noble fed the ball through to Philippe Anderson.
Mikhail Antonio just gets the shot all wrong on the end of it.
But that is that's the blueprint.
Certainly that's that's what West and will look to do is now Tierney's given the ball away and Anderson's onto it down this right hand side.
Philly by Anderson.
He's sure being pulled, I think, by tyranny, but Tierney able to just do enough to get the ball away, but on Lee gets it back into West Ham possession and Ah Bon is going to play it out wide for, ah, for Cresswell Cross.
It went all the way through the box, and eventually Tierney just puts it behind for a corner.
He had loads of time on the other side, but he didn't get a shout from his teammates.
And so he puts it behind for a corner in West him have for aid into ****nals box before, Ah, before the opposite was true and ****nal still just demonstrating.
Maybe they are struggling. Maybe they are.
Maybe this is how they play, and Snodgrass will deliver the corner in.
A couple of West Ham heads were interested, and then eventually Terrero went down.
Uh, holding his face foul was given by Mike Dean that it was away from the ball.
See what was in that? Yeah, that's not a foul for me, but yeah, so having watched a couple of ****nal games in a row now, haven't I just watched the the Brighton game? The one thing that I will say it's a rare a fantastic player, very technically good, talented player, good midfielder.
He is extremely frustrating in the amount that he dives.
It's crazy, but it is.
What is this journey gets forward.
The sliding challenge.
Putting it into throw from Snodgrass so are into touch from Snodgrass and ****nal will get it restarted.
It goes all the way back to Calum Chambers and then so keratitis Maitland Niles and now Pepe trying to go past a couple of players.
Pepe played all right honestly, against brighten once he came on.
But now this ball down the left hand side for now is chasing this one for now is against Ainsley, Mate Niles and thought kid thought he had won the corner.
Given it as a goal kick, though.
Foreign all's did did well, but I mean, Maitland Isles eventually winning the ball.
And, yeah, I think that that probably should have been a corner for West Sam, but it's gone. ****nals way.
Um, we've played just shy of a full minutes again.
****nal just just looking, destroy nted in in their build up in their attack.
And I mean, having made four changes from last week, it wasn't going to get more fluid.
It doesn't seem like so.
It's strange that they've still taken up this possession style.
You'd expect a little bit more of a direct approach as, Ah, the balls kept in.
****nals, waits, tyranny.
All played out to him.
Tierney getting forward and then Snodgrass with a good snot sliding challenge to put it into touch.
Tracking back a lot down that right hand side for West Ham is Ah Snodgrass again.
****nal, building from the back chambers with a ball forward finds a feat of Pepe, though good turn in midfield from Pepe, Pepe is getting forward.
A couple of West and players haven't Adam, but he finds there is ill Ursula Martinelli out wide on the left and then Martinelli's touch.
Uh, it it looked like Martinelli miscontrolled, but it is given as an ****nal corner and ah, Gabrielle Martinelli with his first riel involvement.
And it's his first career Premier Li start.
Um, so Martinelli, I'm sure quicker into the ****nal first team than what he probably expected when he joined from Ituano, uh in Brazil, having played just one senior season.
Ball comes in, headed away by McCalla Antonio at the near post.
Herrera will collect it and play it all the way back to Tierney, who rotates it out to Maitland Niles and then Shaka ****nal in their change kits today, the yellow shirts with the blue Navy blue shorts, yellow socks and West Ham in their home claret and blue jerseys that they are so famous for ****nal now trying to build down the right.
Pepe tries to go past $4 but can't squeeze the past past him.
It's out for a ****nal throw can ****nal sticking to this patient buildup hasn't produced too much yet to write home about and West Ham just sitting back a bit, looking the hit ****nal on the counter.
As you'd expect, long ball forward Cresswell wins the header and out of play, Declan Rice was interested but couldn't keep it in.
Throw comes in, and it's one back quickly by West Ham and then booted clear by Cresswell.
Noble will headed on looking for Antonio.
Antonio might try to win this with Calum Chambers, but can't quite get there in.
It's so crosses who plays it back to burn Leno in the end, Chambers back across to his partner so craw tous in central defense.
But ****nal trying to draw out West Ham here West, impressing slightly more.
Not a lot of intensity to the press must be said as.
Ah, the long ball.
Four were eventually played off of Obama Yang, and it's out for another throw for ****nal or excuse me, it's Ah are off Obama Yang and a lesson.
So 12 minutes played, uh, not a lot happening in attacking sense.
Certainly the Magister Darby over the weekend and even ****nal brighten a little more exciting in that respect.
Ah, but certainly it would just take one moment toe.
Let this game spring to life in West Ham.
Players appealing for a foul against Martinelli Martinelli with classic.
It's a classic move.
Um, the defender jumps to try to win a header in the and the attacker just eases underneath them to try to, ah, to try to get him off the ball, not really competing for the header, but it is a foul and West Ham now.
Getting some possession and keeping it on the ground a little bit is a bona looking out wide for Cresswell.
Cresswell, linking up with four dolls for now's, doesn't have any options that goes back to a bona for now.
Lt's too Cresswell.
Now Felipe Anderson again.
Eight games without a goal.
553 minutes for Philly Bay Anderson and he'll certainly he'll be looking to set that record straight today.
14 were into the 14th minute.
It's still 00 West.
Sam. Ah, and ****nal.
No big chances to speak of West Ham, though, have had the better chances to score as, Ah, Alabama Yang Miss controls and dribbles out of play, and West Ham will have a throwing near the attacking third.
They throw it down into the path of Mikhail Antonio, who's dropped down.
This left hand side does well to escape Chambers and Maitland Niles.
We can't get past them both, and then Pepe eventually goes down in the heap.
Maitland Niles goes down in a heap and, ah, for a hand to the face.
But ah, Mike Dean not interested.
Yeah, there's not again.
There's not a lot of it, is Pepe.
I could have swore it was, and I've and I've been let I've let myself toe listen to the commentators too much, but yeah, Pepe that they went on a little too easily, and it's another West Ham Throw in an attacking area.
Philippe Anderson past Albany.
Yang sides a good ball through for For now.
Lt's for Alice goes down in the area.
Anderson past him for now, is back up and then ****nal get it clear to her.
So held in initially by West Ham but then deflects out wide.
Martinelli trying to get for it down the left, playing right on that on that touch line, getting chalk on his boots. Put.
He's playing so wide, Um, but 15 minutes gone.
I mean, I'm sure we'll take another look at the four now.
Lt's ah shout, but I don't think there's any V.
He went down not sure how much contact there was.
But again decent signs for West Ham and and Maur touches in the ****nal box, which is more than can be said for ****nal.
So far, they just have not gotten really anything going in attacking sense.
Alexander Locke is that watching, watching this one from the bench, which is surprising given his influence, obviously in this team and his quality.
But Wes him when that ball back tyranny was looking to Goto Martinelli and now West Ham, looking to counter breaking down this right hand side.
And eventually Tierney gets back and it was Fredericks trying to get into a crossing position.
But it's gonna be a West Ham.
Yeah, I thought it was a West and throw and Tierney ****nals attorney taking the throw eventually, even he didn't think that, but he thought he got the last touch.
Referee said Otherwise, though, West and win it back quickly, $4 plays it off Maitland Niles and will be another West anthro.
Ah, lot of this game being played on the fringes, Um, and and not a lot of penetration into attacking areas ****nal with all the possessions so far.
But again, despite that, West Ham haven't done hurt.
****nal haven't done a whole lot with Herbal as we were into the 18th minute, and that is Hector.
Hector Bear in it.
I I wasn't Ah, I wasn't hallucinating.
I could have swore that as Mikhail Antonio presses burn Leno and then eventually booted long thought that might have been a handball by Pierre America Obama handing, and as he's running through, he loses his footing.
Nothing given, though, in Martin Martin allowing Ah, West Ham to get forward Mike Dean allowing play to continue and the ball through for McConnell.
Antonio that back heel not able to find the big attacker.
It was a strange sequence of play.
****nal getting forward now, though, through Brazil, finds Obama Yang in the center about being looking to return.
It's Ursula and does into the centre.
Granite Jackal will chip this through.
Ogbonna clears it straight up in the air, and then the ball comes back out wide for hours.
Oh, he's got here.
Need to his left finds him, but tyranny returns.
The ball central for Tara comes back out to Tierney.
There's little turns but lays it off to Jamaica.
Herrera forced to pass it back to Chambers and then Maitland Niles trying to get forward down this right hand side.
Pepe Er's ill Herrera back out to Tierney, and it's a lot of the same patterns emerging for ****nal already in the 1st 20 minutes and again trying to get some type of penetration.
But they haven't been able to so far as Chambers plays it.
Back out wide for Maitland.
Can you create something here? Tries to chip it through for Pepe.
Pepe will latch on to it after the deflection.
Maitland Niles, delivering a deep cross, headed away.
Bye, Balbuena ****nal holding in hand.
Herrera was him dropping pretty deep.
Holding that line, though, on the edge of the 18 yard box.
20 minutes played still 00 and again, no real chances to speak of yet for ****nal, Um, and a couple of decent ones for West Ham United, despite not having much of the ball at all, and now west and win it back again.
Philippe Anderson finds Mikhail Antonio lives it off.
Now Snodgrass Noble tries to chip it over.
Fredericks was interested McCollough Antonio sandwiched between two ****nal defenders and then a foul given in the end by Mighty and I believe it is Robert Snodgrass, who was fouled.
But Antonio was being manhandled, thereby.
It's it's gotta be.
I mean, it should be a foul for that challenge on Antonio, but it is The foul on Robert Snodgrass set eventually gives West Ham the the free kick here and and from the set piece, it's it's not your acid over it and, ah, he'll look to deliver this ball.
West Ham, Attackers and ****nal defenders lined up on the head of the 18 yard box.
Just move it off the spot.
Roll it through.
It was Philippe Anderson trying to get to the ball goal kick, given Noble, pleading with Mike Dean might be not having any of it.
It was sleep Anderson, who got Yeah, if it does, I don't know.
They might have a shout here cause I don't think Jackie gets any of the ball.
I don't know if shocker gets much of the ball.
It's it's a bit similar.
It's not dissimilar from the ah from the challenge.
In my opinion, the challenge of Bernardo Silva that was awarded by Via are in the end.
But they've ruled that it's a just a coming together there in the in the box.
So Nova our review of that either.
I don't believe, but ****nal getting things restarted long ball when he finds about Gwen and he plays it all the way back to Martin.
Well, West Ham again, the more threatening science so far, despite the fact that they haven't had much of the wall, it's becoming a theme in my alternate commentaries, where the Manchester Derby, obviously similar where city loads of possession and united hitting on the break.
Um, West Ham United in this case doing the same and long ball forward No more lays a header down for Mikhail.
Antonio plays it back to Noble, out wide for snog GREss.
Mikhail Antonio is calling for it in the center.
He plays it around the corner for Fredericks, and eventually it's poked out.
And that's not Bass.
Brings down Martinelli there, and it's gonna be a yellow Carmen on Robert Snodgrass.
Snodgrass pleading that he got the ball.
Take a look at it.
Yeah, no, Snodgrass doesn't get the ball and in the meantime, ****nal trying to get forward Fredericks with a bit of a miss kick down that right hand flank for West Ham butt.
It's not best the first player who makes it into Mike Dean's book, and it was Pepe trying to escape about four West Ham players couldn't do so in West Ham.
Back in possession, friend, explain the long before this time for Snodgrass to chase.
Snodgrass brings it down.
Tierney watching Did Tierney foul in there on the edge of the area and ah, this is right on the edge of the area for Snodgrass.
It's West am pleading for a yellow card for this one as well.
Well done by Snodgrass to win the free kick.
He cuts it back and yeah, it's here and he's just taking his legs out.
25th minute, we'll see.
We'll see what Snodgrass has from this angle.
It's it not favored.
Ah, as a shooting.
But there's just one ****nal player in the wall.
He could he he could lay this out there.
There's a lot of options for Snodgrass.
Defending from this type of situation is a nightmare.
Just outside the 18 Snodgrass chips into the far post.
Put back into the mix but burn Leno able to catch the cross.
It was for Niles.
It was Ah Gabbana who was the initial target.
Not enough from four miles toe.
Really, ever threaten Burn Leno's goal? And now Keuren Tierney is down just in front of the ****nal Ghoul Youngberg, asking some questions now about the fitness of his left back.
Thank you all all of you who have joined in for my alternate commentary of West Ham United versus ****nal.
Not a lot to write home about in terms of gold mouth action so far as we've played 27 it does look like it's a shoulder injury for curing Tierney and and they are asking it will be a ah substitution which said Klassen ach initially not named in the 18 but he'll likely come in at that left back spot, but questions about colossal matches Ah, fitness.
Perhaps at this moment it doesn't look like a like a shoulder injury, perhaps a dislocation for curing tyranny.
And his day is over.
After just 27 minutes.
This Really Yeah, there's really nothing in It has taken quite a bit of time.
It actually got well, they were bringing the stretcher out.
Oh, lots of injuries have plagued Tierney's start to this ****nal season after joining from Celtic.
Yeah, collapsing match Classic match was not going to play this game, um, or was not even going to be on the bench due to ah, lack of fitness.
They've got ah, they've got Tierney's arm in a makeshift sling right now, and things just go from bad to worse, for ah, for ****nal.
Still waiting to see what the changes from from Youngberg yet journey clearly in a lot of pain and classic match is gonna play.
And this is This is a tough situation for ****nal because questions about his fitness he only ended up on the bench because of the injury.
It's about Bay Irene in the warm up, So bearing gets hurt.
Ainsley mate Niles replaces him.
They named collapse a match in the 18.
Just just because of that, he wasn't fit enough to play.
And now he's in the game with still an hour to go.
This is ****nal that in a very tough moment, UM, it's it's been It's been a tough season for ****nal in it, and it just it seems like they're not catching any breaks either.
UM, hasn't hasn't been their season, both both teams struggling with injuries.
But Mikhail Antonio's won the ball back high up for West Ham.
Noble on the edge of the area.
Snodgrass Now Fredericks.
He's got options.
Infield finds Declan Rice, who? I feel like I haven't called his name, the whole the whole game.
Practically, he plays it out wide for Cresswell, back to Philly Bay Anderson, Mikhail Antonio trying to hold it in, and now a foul, given a file given against Antonio on the edge of the area.
It didn't look like he made much contact with anything, but we've played half a Knauer.
Karen Tierney, already an enforced substitution for a shoulder injury, said Klassen.
Ach, who wasn't going to be named in the 18 is now on the pitch.
Um, after a crazy run of of Ah, bad luck, I guess, for ****nal, with Hector Berrien being injured in the warm up and then now Tierney being injured in the run of play.
Wesam winning the long ball from Leno initially but then too rare onto it, played forward by collapsing match the substitute.
And then, er Zil just eased out of play by Declan Rice.
And that'll be a ****nal throw.
Still nothing to see.
I don't think either shot is registered.
Either team has registered to shop on target yet, so it's been a struggling, struggling start.
But ****nal are getting forward here.
Well, ball rolled through, though by Maitland Niles is not that good.
And, ah er, still not able to get to it.
****nal, yet to have a touch in West Sam's penalty area that's confirmed, I said said that a few minutes ago that I think West Emmett Atmore touches in the penalty area.
But ****nal haven't registered a single touch in the West and penalty area, and it just highlights the struggles of this ****nal team in attacking sense.
And when you shuffle the deck the way that Youngberg has, he's he's included Pepe.
He's included Martinelli.
Is that on the bench? He's got Obama.
It's just the the shuffling of the deck and the inability to build any sort of attacking rhythm just shows this season.
How big of a struggle it's been four ****nal, but they can help things now as Pepe's for down the right pet.
Me trying to get past his man does pretty well.
Might come for, said Colossi.
It has come for Obama Yang twisting away from a couple of West Ham defenders, chips it into the center and it was a chance for messengers.
Oh, he's missed it completely.
The header all wrong.
I don't know if they're I don't know if there's Ah player, you'd want the cross coming to their Maybe he would have been outside if he put it in the back of the net.
But there's maybe not a player on the planet that you want a header to come to less than messengers ill.
And he's completely fluffed his lines from about four years, about six yards out.
****nal failing to score It was their first attempt of the game.
It took 31 minutes to get there.
Cresswell, trying to link up with four miles ball, deflected into the path of Antonio, though Antonio from a narrow angle saved by Leno and then caught at the second attempt well straight on the other end, danger signs and a shot on target for West Ham.
Little unlucky from Chambers clearance came off Maitland Niles straight to Antonio, and from a narrow angle, he fires his shot straight into the arms of Leno.
Leno, playing fantastic even if the rest of the ****nal team isn't really in.
Pepe, now fouled as the Ah was no foul, as as the camera cut away about was chipped through.
For Pepe, it's a strong tackle from court.
Cresswell has to be said.
He wins the ball, definitely takes a lot of the man.
No foul given, though Pepe still down receiving treatment.
Mikhail Antonio putting his shoes back on changing shoes.
Actually, during the stoppage, it's interesting going from some blue Ambrose to the clean white.
We'll see if ah, we'll see if his change of boots will change his fortunes at all in front of goal.
They're still testing Pepe's knee on the field, and it seems like he's okay to continue as a trainer.
Helps him up and play will restart.
Pepe on the sideline hasn't been waved back on yet, but they also haven't restarted play yet.
It Lin Niles finally does throw it in a bag, being trying to bring you down.
Cresswell able to get to it.
First chip back in, and then Ogbonna will boot it long headed away ****nal, though, first to the Ah clearance.
But Mark Noble wins it.
And now West, I'm trying to break again Noble with a decent touch in midfield and then sprays it out wide for Robert Snodgrass.
Snodgrass against Martinelli lays it off Fredericks and Declan Rice.
He was looking four noble who went into a more advanced position, but they found Felipe Anderson, now noble back for Anderson.
Play it back out to Fredericks.
They went for the 12 Snodgrass not able to find Fredericks Forward run is overlap, and now long bomb is on it.
West Ham with a little bit of possession now still 00 here in this game, about 10 minutes still to be played.
Plus, whatever is added on here at the end of the first half, Cross will come in from four.
Now lt's deflected behind and he'll be a little stand corner.
Snodgrass once again over the corner, deliver this one in Hi cross headed away.
Initially shot comes back in from Noble.
For now, lt's might have a chance here.
Chips into the far post.
Header comes in, and it's in Angelo Ogbonna for West Ham.
United is given the Hammers the lead at home against ****nal.
38th minute, and it's a set piece.
The second phase of a set piece that one does ****nal Once again.
It was a corner that opened the scoring for Brighton at the Emirates earlier in the week, her last week and now West Sam get joy on the second phase from Angelo Ogbonna.
****nal just couldn't get the ball clear, and Gabbana just wanted it more as he came in for that header.
He rose highest, got just enough power to deflect it off at Ainsley Mate Niles and into Leno's goal.
It's a bit of luck, but Lana's header is on target.
Who is there a hand in there? It's a question.
It's a question that's asked after every goal.
Well, see, we have to check.
Is it e? I think it's a shoulder.
I do think it's his shoulder.
I don't think it's a handball.
I think it is his shoulder.
I'd be shocked if they gave this cause.
This is It's similar to Ah Charleston's goal in the Darby.
I think it's I think it's a shoulder, but you never know With Bayar nowadays, it's a shoulder.
But gosh, it is.
It is on City. It's tough to overturn.
I don't think you can tell and the goal stands.
****nal won nothing 40 minutes go on now confirmed by V A R.
Angelo Ogbonna has given West Ham the lead scruffy goal for West Ham, but they have potentially made ****nals winless run even harder to overcome.
Now it stands at nine.
It could be 10 in just about 55 minutes plus stoppages.
Leno, now an ****nal trying to play out from the back mistake here.
Could it get worse? Oh, the cross came in from $4 towards Mikhail Antonio, but not nearly not nearly the Ah, the past that was needed.
But now West Ham have their tails up and they're playing with confidence.
The goal has given them quite a bit, and it's taken the wind out of ****nal sales.
The cross again blocked, though Ainsley mate Niles doing his duty on the edge of the area and now ****nal looking to break the other way.
But again, the the tempo and it it was it was similar to what happened, but this long ball forward could change things.
Who knows? Balbuena plays it back, Martin under pressure, able to get it clear.
But it's not dissimilar to the way that we saw Manchester City unable to adapt, two going behind Um, and we'll see if ****nal can up the tempo a little bit before half time.
You have to think that they're trying.
They would try to get back to level terms before the halftime whistle because if they go into the half down, it certainly a difficult mental hurdle toe get over.
They have the quality and they are getting forward now.
Pepe towards Obama.
Yang comes out to Tara and out wide for Maitland Niles.
Back in field for Pepe, it goes across the ER's ill.
Although he's taken wide by the ball has to get it to collapse a notch well watched by Snodgrass, even if it is just out for an ****nal throw.
And Ercel and indeed the ****nal playing staff counting a frustrated figure here towards the end of the first half.
Trailing in east London to West Ham, United won nothing ****nal playing out of a bit of trouble there and nearly created a problem for themselves.
Straight after going behind, Herrera tried to get a little too cute there with a back heel, and West Ham did not capitalize.
Could look back on that moment as a potentially big one in the match is noble.
Scoops have passed through looking for Antonio.
Can't find him, though, and now Pepe getting forward for ****nal running at Noble gets past him.
A few stepovers lays it off to Maitland Niles Good cross, but well caught by David Martin There in Ah, in the West Ham goal.
Decent cross in the end for Maitland Isles, but not not enoughto.
Find that corridor in between the keeper and the back line.
Long ball from Martin Antonio, the target man up there.
It's wise in the side why he plays.
Is this game fit for Sebastian All Air, who joined West Ham in good cir***stances and started his career well, has to be said but hasn't been in form of late and hasn't gotten the vote of confidence from Manuel Pellegrini.
Plenty of stoppages in this first half, So as we take into the last minute of regular time, I'm sure we're looking at quite a bit more to be played.
Say probably at least five minutes was $4 on the edge of the area for West Ham.
Couldn't couldn't get around the defenders, though.
But Noble wins the ball back and Snodgrass is past Klassen.
Ach tries to squeeze it through for Antonio.
Just about gets it to him, lays it offer for Nel's back to snog dress Snodgrass in the box.
Mike Dean not interested and Sarah able to come away with it, Shaka and now outlawed for Pepe.
Hep A tries to roll it through for Obama.
Yang well watched by the goal scorer Ogbonna and the long ball forward finds Felipe Anderson.
It was chipped, threw for $4 he had maybe a chance to get on the end of that.
We are going to play five additional minutes in the first half.
It is still one nothing and my stream chooses the best possible moment.
Freeze, NBC, The M V P Once again.
Hopefully nothing's happened.
I don't think so, because I'm watching a freaking commercial, which is ridiculous.
Could that to refresh the feed because it froze and it's a long ball forward from Martin.
We played just one of the additional minutes the five additional minutes that we will play here at the end of the first half and West Ham back on the ball, leading nothing against ****nal.
Long diagonal out towards Snodgrass finds him one on one against colossal match.
It's not aggressive.
Lays it off the mark.
Noble Mark Noble, one of the ultimate **** houses of Premier League history.
Herrera, with the challenge on, um uh but Noble wins the throw and is it.
Is there a chance to deliver a long throw here? Fredericks in towards Antonio Herrera.
Just pushed to the ground there by Antonio as a competed for the header.
Huh? ****nal just four wins in the Premier League all season.
We're in December.
Long ball forward, though.
Still plenty of time for ****nal to set this right in.
The balls gone West Ham's way off.
Pepe often throw.
Cresswell goes and collects this one.
He's, ah scout sir, as is Mike Dean and Mike Dean.
Interesting. Interesting enough.
Interesting to see if he gets any benefit of the doubt being a product of Tranmere Rovers FC, which is in the Liverpool area that currently ply their trade in League One I think early to is this Ball's trip there for Antonio Antonio Was he just brought down and and Iwas just held by Calum Chambers.
Free kick taking quickly.
Snodgrass running in field, ships it out.
Cresswell rolls it through for Philip Anderson.
Cresswell delivers across in Antonio, was in the area, headed back in to the mix by Declan Rice Noble not able to win the header, but Fredricks gets on the end of it.
but his chip all through is one in the air by, of all people, Tamara.
Ah! Here in crust.
Whoa! Scout, Sir! Tranmere Rovers Academy product and Ah, Mike Dean, famously a Tranmere Rovers fan supporter So interesting to see what that dynamic holds If there's any tough decisions involving Aaron Cresswell Not sure Mike Dean knows that.
Maybe depends on how diehard of a Tranmere Fanny is.
We've played four of the five additional minutes here, and it does look like maybe ****nal have one more attack.
And now the throw goes West Ham's way.
And likely that is it.
With just 30 seconds to play at the end of the first half, West Ham obviously very content to take this lead into halftime against ****nal as Philip Anderson and Cresswell combined Cresswell.
What's it forward for Mikhail Antonio? Maybe just seeking out one last attack.
Win it back, though.
And with just 10 seconds of the additional time to play would say this is about it.
Herrera for ER's ill, out for colossal notch.
Mike Dina Seen enough? One. Nothing.
West Ham, United lead ****nal at the half.
It was Angelo Ogbonna, who gave West Ham the lead.
It was from the second phase of a set piece.
It's not dissimilar to the goal that Brightens scored last week, and it is another devastating blow for ****nal and Freddie Youngberg, their interim manager, as they take a another deficit in the half time.
And we'll try to track thing back in what has become a tough away game that they found themselves in.
Um, it has been predictable.
Um, so far I would say it ****nals had plenty of the ball, but they haven't really created anything.
Um, yeah, it's the questions about the goal.
I mean, you guys can can let me know in the chat if you, um if you feel that the goal should have been shocked off or not.
I mean, Stan, you're in the end, Do of the V A.
R and Verizon, it's Yeah.
I mean, it's it's a bit of a strange Ah, it's a bit of a strange partnership, but, um, it has to be said, I think I don't know.
I think the goal was good.
I think it was given and and I don't you know it comes off his shoulder to me.
Toe be able to track it off.
Um, yeah, it's just yeah, not a handball.
Totally with you.
Um, I don't think it's ever handball.
So think Via are correct in not chalking that one off for West Ham.
Given a lot of our ****nal a lot of fits in defense.
****nal, obviously a little unlucky in the fact that bear in hurting the warm up, um, Ainsley Mate Niles comes in to replace him in the starting 11.
Said Class A notch comes onto the bench colossal match forced into the team after Tierney hurt inside the first half hour.
Tough, tough matchup for ****nal.
Regardless, they have had a little bit of bad luck, but they with their with all of the attacking talent that they have you to expect them to threaten West Ham a lot more than they have so far in this game.
It's been pretty pedestrian in attacking sense.
Er's ill had a good chance from close range.
Should have scored, um, and that would have opened the scoring as well.
Probably should should be at least equal in this game but overall, it's been it.
It's been predictable in an attacking sensor ****nal, and I'm sure ****nal fans have to be just absolutely livid and frustrated with how yeah, how average they look in an attacking sense.
It's It's just absolutely It's absolutely crazy.
Um, I hope you guys have enjoyed the broadcast so far.
Will be I'll be back here in a little bit.
Um I'm going to take just a quick half time break and we'll be back to bring you the second half.
Um, and all the action from the London Stadium is West Ham.
Look, toe hold on and climb level with points on ****nal are level on points with ****nal.
Um, which blows my mind.
It is crazy that ****nal find themselves in this type of situation.
West Sam can go to 19 points level with ****nal with a win, and this is this is ah, the situation they find themselves in.
I will see you guys after the halftime break.
Until then Ah, you know, grab yourself a drink, a snack, whatever.
And I'll catch you guys for the second half.
Well, we're almost Ah, we're almost ready for second half action between less Sam and ****nal.
You guys, um I hope you guys are enjoying so far it is Ah, not I don't know.
It's not a shocking results so far for ****nal to go behind.
Um, it's just shocking that these Ah, they look so disjointed an attack.
And it's just, uh, basically, as we look at the output from ****nals attacking players, they're just This has to be more.
I don't know, it sounds stupid, but Ursula, especially just not influential, is West Ham.
Get us underway in the second half.
Long ball forward West.
Him need the three points nasty side as Declan Rice wins the ball off of message her cell again.
Frustration around this are simple. Team.
Was Sam winning it back again? Four dolls.
Chips it through for Antonio.
I got why Fredericks can deliver the cross ops not to or with Snodgrass.
Excuse me and then wins the corner.
Well, we saw what West Ham did with a corner the last time Snodgrass applauded by the West Ham fans down.
In that end, it's not grass looking to deliver this in.
Could get worse.
Could get worse for ****nal Before it gets better, Snodgrass curls it in Declan Rice was interested and then Mark Noble of all people with the outside of the boot shot from outside of the box.
High and wide, though, would have been some technique to pull that off for Mark Noble, the veteran Freddie Youngberg and per murder's murder sacker discussing their way around this tough period about me and came away with a little bit of Ah, cut, it looks like on his forehead.
Maybe this eyebrow Shaka letting him know, but not serious enough.
Stoke any potential medical treatment.
That ball is put into touch by Socratic CE as they try to play out from the back.
Still bull**** forward by West Ham one though by ****nal and now getting forward the other way.
Shaka tries to roll it for Pepe, but just again, a misunderstanding between ****nal players leads to West Ham on the ball, and then it's chipped through.
Leno comes out, too.
Get it to Maitland Niles and, ah, foul given against West Ham as they tried to win the ball back, it was Philippe Anderson just fouling Endsley, mate Niles.
I'm winning it high up the field again.
Anderson Cresswell nearly squeeze it through for Antonio, but Terrero did well to spot that pass and get on the end of it.
****nal playing out from the back once again, Shaka, chipping it through, said Classic match onto it.
The substitute for the injured Kieran Tierney.
Yang able to turn in space, lays it off for Pepe Pep A size down by Aaron Cresswell.
Cresswell looks injured.
Yeah, sides down Pepe and yellow card for Scout, sir.
From Scout, sir.
They're trying to stretch out his hamstring, but does seem like he's having a bit of an issue.
They're just testing out.
Cresswell is hamstring masa WAC, who I believe is, is being ready down the sideline.
Cresswell being out would be a blow.
He's He's been a solid performer for West End this season.
Scored a couple of great goals as well.
We'll both left backs now, uh, we'll have come off the field for injury and force the institutions as Moscow Aku is confirmed.
And ah, Cresswell walks off the field.
50 minutes gone and just the five minutes of the second half that Cresswell got in before before having to come off with an apparent hamstring injury and the free kick just outside of West Ham's area result to deliver it to the far post headed away easily.
Poor poor delivery from messengers.
I did not force anything, um, from West Sam to get that one clear and now our so back on the ball.
Plays it back to Maitland aisles and heal up to play it all the way back to burn. Leno.
Calum Chambers getting forward a little bit, but his past looking for Tara is off target.
And now again, West Ham able to get forward off of a poor ****nal giveaway.
Balbuena tow launch forward and can't find Mikhail Antonio, who, as I said in the first half, he's been the target man.
He's been the one they've looked for and now well done by Moscow.
Walker, the substitute to win that ball back outside of the boot past, chipped into the area by Felipe Anderson.
But ****nal able to take it the other way as they have a minute's applause for Peter Taylor, Pepe into the box and great last ditch tackle by Balbuena to get that one away corner toe. ****nal.
Well, they scored from a corner early in the second half against Brighton, too equalize, but Brighton were able to grab the winner in that one.
They'll need to get back on level terms.
But again, a poor delivery from Ercel hit by Terrero on the volley in.
Now up and over, Martin will be able to take the goal.
Kick sat up nicely for Toronto hit, but I didn't quite get the volley right.
And Ah yeah, zero shots on target.
Still for ****nal 52 minutes into the game.
West Ham with another long ball forward.
For now, all is chasing this one for now.
Lt's appealing that he got the ball off of chambers, but throw goes, Ah, throw goes ****nals way.
He hit it off of $4 as it as it went out.
And now West Ham pressing ****nal as they try to play out from the back.
Maitland Niles finding filly Bay Anderson with the with the throw initially and played out for another ****nal throw.
Now he goes long for Pepe headed on, and then Obama, being failed by Ogbonna, breaks up play once again.
But ****nal, still trying to play things out from the back in Brazil, waiting to take this free kick short Giaka playing across field ball.
It's cut out, Snodgrass pour.
It was a poor pass Will West and punish them, deflected towards the far post and it will go behind.
Snodgrass is shot deflected initially, but it will be a corner terrible crossfield passed by Granite Jack.
A lead to this chance for Snodgrass is just know there's no reason there's no pressure on him and that deflection could have gone anywhere.
Luckily for ****nal, it trickles wide of the post, but it is another set piece in another corner.
Snodgrass, looking to deliver this one towards the penalty spot, goes straight up in the air.
Still might drop for a West Ham foot but clear behind thought ****nal got the last touch but they claim Ogbonna got the last touch.
The initial header was nearly one by Balbuena Um and they weren't able to get to the subsequent ball and it was off of AAA gonna last.
But ****nal, now trying to play through cut out by Declan Rice and then played out for an ****nal throat West Ham win the ball again.
Just the passing from ****nals just been shocking as Mark Noble wins the ball and turns away well.
But poor backpass forces Declan Rice into a tackle, which he gets absolutely right off to get the ball off the feet of Gabrielle Martinelli, the 18 year old who, since the early stages of this one, has not really been involved.
And then Heather, one by Balbuena over Toray Ra West Ham now getting forward down the left.
It's Philippe Anderson to Antonio.
He didn't get his feet right before Ah before trying to play that one, too.
And now ****nal trying to break the other way.
He's got Martinelli ahead of him, finds him, plays it back to classic match.
And now Pepe, who's found his way into the center of the park.
And it's for now.
Lt's wins it off him, Snodgrass, and for now, is combining now down this right hand side to counter for West Ham.
Snodgrass on the overlap for Niles, finds him.
He's got Antonio in the center and for now has found his way.
There's well lays it back for Declan Rice, straight into the arms of burned Leno clean strike, but he wasn't able to get the elevation.
I got plenty of power behind it, but he wasn't able to get the right direction on it to get it past Leno.
Leno saw it the whole way, but it is another attempt on target four West Sam and ah, only a matter of time surely before they show that stat as we ticked towards the hour mark in West Ham getting forward again.
Still zero shots on target for ****nal in this one West M have, I think, three or four Snodgrass running at classy, natch just delays.
His past tries to chip it into the middle but cut out by Granite Giaka.
Advantage played as Noble tried to win it back from Jack and now ****nal countering through Pierre Emerick Aubameyang while Dam Yang just gets his cross all wrong.
And if that doesn't sum up ****nal, the tempo from that counter from ****nal was was much better than what we've seen as we take another look at Rice Rice looking to start that that shot further outside of the ah further outside of the post as he got plenty of curl on it, Um and maybe more than even he thought he was capable of producing and it was straight at Linda.
But West Ham again on the counterattack.
Filly Bay Fully Bay Anderson shot from distance blocked by Chambers.
He heads it down and it comes for Rice.
Back out wide for Snodgrass.
Fredericks on the overlap Snodgrass with the crossing towards Antonio.
It eventually came off the back of $4 Leno able to claim it easily because all of the danger was taken off it in the deflection and the pinball in the box.
****nal playing out from the back again, playing with fire.
Antonio pressing but just ah, opting to catch his breath now takes the takes, his foot off the gas.
But West Ham's press still engaged, especially around that midfield line.
Orzo dropping it off for Pepe.
But Declan Rice able to play it out for an ****nal throw.
I mean, it just hasn't been good enough from ****nal.
If you're if you're an ****nal fan watching this, you have to think that there is Ah, there has to be more as this ball comes into the centre Martinelli and just like that, ****nal are level.
They haven't offered anything, and with their first shot on target, Gabrielle Martin Elly grabs his first primarily goal of the season, his eighth goal in all competitions.
And just as the clock strikes an hour, it took the initial pass out wide.
The cross finally came in, and Martinelli was first onto it.
It was collapsing, matches crossing, and it's a good finish low into the corner past Martin Martinelli, the 18 year old getting his first career Premier Li going.
It could prove a vital one to get ****nal back into this game.
An hour gone still plenty of time to find a win here.
They hadn't offered a thing an attack, and in a split second they got forward and got into that attacking area.
It is 11 and ****nal on the attack again, Martin, this time catching the cross from Martinelli.
But Martinelli, it's a great finish from the youngster.
In despite the fact that ****nal I haven't offered anything, West them haven't put them, haven't put them away, has to be said.
Wesam may be ruing those couple of chances that they've had Thio double their advantage as it just took the one moment.
And now Ainsley mate Niles is getting forward down the right.
Declan Rice is trying to cover Maitland Niles Rice with a very good tackle in the box to win the ball finds filly Bay Anderson out on the left.
Anderson's watching the play Noble on the edge of the area claimed by Pepe.
And now it's out for Martinelli again.
Another counter attack on for ****nal Pep a outlined for Ursula messengers.
Oh finds Martinelli again.
Martinelli having to spin away from Mikhail Antonio, who was tracking back.
Giaka goes out wide for Pepe on the right hand side against Moscow Aku ops to lay it off to her.
So ****nal just slowing the tempo down now on the edge of West Ham's areas, Jacko with a shot from distance, deflected, and then the clearances sliced up into the air.
Moscow Aku eventually boots it and then Philip Anderson's back.
Hell can't find $4.
And now er's ill down this right hand side granite Giaka tries to play a 12 with Obama Yang and then Jack, a fouls autobahn on the edge of the area.
Well, this game has taken on a whole new life of its own 11 ****nal, reducing our equalizing.
Excuse me on, uh, Gabrielle Martin.
Ellie's goal long ball will come from David Martin in West Ham's goal.
West Ham still threatening, though in recent minutes weren't ableto capitalize on chances.
Toe pile the misery on ****nal and now the game is level but bad giveaway hereby.
So cross this West Sam may be back in business.
Laid off Matsu Aku Infield four.
Filly Bay Anderson lays it out wide.
Fredericks for Noble.
Flicked out from Fort Dalles to Snodgrass Noble.
Come in towards Mikhail Antonio.
****nal trying to break.
Snodgrass rolls it through.
The ball was coming in from towards Mikhail Antonio kind of went down in the area.
And now Giaka flicking the ball away and goes long towards Obama Yang, but well seen by Declan Rice and dealt with Rolls it too noble and now noble.
Going forward for Antonio is there may be a chance for West Ham to make a change.
Bring on someone like Sebastian.
I'll air certainly a little, certainly an option for West, and we'll see if Pellegrini trust in ah, his ability.
But ****nal in the meantime, getting forward.
Ls that what a goal Nicola Pepe gives ****nal the lead in the London Stadium.
It's basically two opportunities to get forward to moments of quality that they've had.
And they've scored with both their shots on target 21 to ****nal Pepper with a stunning goal, Obama Yang got it out to him wide.
He cut inside of Moscow.
Aku knew exactly what he was trying to do.
David Martin with no chance.
The curler from Pepe stunning in its execution and stunning West Ham.
Sam, We're comfortable at one.
Nothing, and in the blink of an eye, they've gone behind it.
It's been six minutes, and Nicola Pepe has given are some of the lead and a potentially vital route 23 points to snap what has been a just absolutely barren nine game winless run.
Probably cursing Is luck questioning as well how he could play so well against ****nal up to this point.
And yet the quality from ****nal showing through haven't created anything.
They had their first shot on target six minutes ago, and their second shot on target gives them the lead.
Unbelievable quality quality goals, both of them as Masa Walker's getting forward for West and now cross comes in the header was tough for $4 Snodgrass perhaps asking for dolls.
Why you tried to play it? Snodgrass was coming in behind him, but the chance goes begging for West Ham and now plenty still, plenty of time for this to go one of a 1,000,000 ways.
But in the 69th minute, ****nal, despite some pretty abject play for a lot of it, produced two moments of absolute brilliance and find themselves leading well.
Sam, will I feel a little hard done by for all the hard work they've done, but they still have to defend here.
That ball finds its way all the way from Ursula to Obama.
Yang. It's come back for Pepe.
Pepe chips it through for Obama Yang, it's three Pierre Emerick Obama Yang piling the misery on West Sam Well, less than 10 minutes ago, ****nal looked like they were headed for 1/10 straight winless match.
And in this 10 minutes, they've been absolutely lethal.
Three shots on target, three goals.
Obama Yang onside and it's a good finish.
Well, you'd be forgiven if you thought 10 minutes ago that ****nal were dead and buried.
And now Obama Yang's forwards brimming with confidence Pierre Emerick, Alabamy and getting on the score sheet shared the spoils in the Golden Boot race last season with Saudi Oman A and Mohammed Saleh.
But he gets his 11th goal so far this season and West Ham, now searching for answers as Sebastian Allaire has come on.
Philip Anderson, the one one substituted and ah, lair puts the ball into touches.
He pressed so keratitis and it'll be a goal kick.
But now we will see a front to essentially of Antonio and all there.
Well, ****nal trailed at the half.
West Ham looked well in control, looked well on top, barely let ****nal have a sniff for 60 minutes.
We've played 70 now in its 31 devastating from ****nal.
Devastating and it's been it's been the players they've been begging to step up.
With the exception of Obamacare, you can't really fault up on me.
But Martinelli he steps up and gets the gets the initial goal and Pepe, who they've been crying out to try toe, become the player they thought they'd bought for £72 million curled in a stunning second.
And it does look like fashionable now may and this may end this streak, although there is certainly still time to play.
Who knows what will happen? Can West Ham produce a 10 minutes as stunning as the 10 that ****nal have just produced, that is the task ahead of them.
Certainly had the chances tonight in ****nal certainly aren't the most defensive defensively solid team.
But that ball chip through by for knowledge is not going to get past that now.
And now ****nal are the ones brimming with confidence.
****nal are the ones feeling like it's their night.
It's back out for Pepe, happy just tripping over his own foot, asking for the free kick butt.
Mark Noble getting forward for West Ham.
Rolls it through for Antonio but cut out by Calum Chambers and now our salon. The ball.
There's just there's an energy that's just been sapped out of West Ham in these last 10 minutes.
It is a bitter, bitter blow that they've taken in conceding those three goals appear America Obama, Yang grabbing the third.
It's a great finishes.
Well, Martin, perhaps a bit disappointed that you can't keep it out.
But Obama Yang, a prolific striker for his whole career and he's showed again just how good he can be.
****nal on the ball and West Ham.
Now they They seem first to everything for the 1st 60 minutes, and now they just they seem like they can't get close to ****nal at the moment.
Long ball to switch.
Play out to Pepe for ****nal.
Ursuline, Pepe trading it back and forth.
Now there's a flick through.
Terrero tries to play through for Martinelli Martinelli back to Tara, blocked by Balbuena out in front, Herrera absolutely unleashed that shot, and Balbuena did well toe to block it.
And then Jack A puts it into touch for a West Ham throw.
This could have been four very good passage of play Martinelli, and it came off the midsection of Balbuena.
Definitely felt the effects of that one as he holds his side.
For now, lt's switching it for Snodgrass.
Snodgrass competing with Class A match for the header.
Just a stoppage.
Now, Um, as I refresh my stream, Um well, Sam, holding it in the ****nal half Moscow Aku chipped it across, but now West Ham, looking a bit disjointed, they are able to get it together a little bit.
Snodgrass Rice was offering a run But Snodgrass has gone to the far post, and for now lt's was lurking but burn.
Leno did well to catch that and his sure hands kept $4 from just prodding in at the back post.
But West and win it back, Pepe Giving it away was him.
Maybe taking a little solace and having some of the ball now just trying to get a handle on things after things spun so far out of control in those 10 minutes.
But ****nal winning it back after just another miscommunication, a little sloppy play and now ****nal game forward Er's ill Declan Rice looks absolutely shattered in midfield.
Pepe tries to nutmeg Moscow Aku and he went to ground so easily, nothing given on the edge of the area.
Matsu Aku trying to go long and it, unfortunately for him, goes off in ****nal face and hit Giaka.
Masako does stick his foot in, and now Snodgrass will come off Holland coming on nation.
Holland made his debut against Wolves last week and now he'll come on for the last about 13 minutes and whatever's added on Jack is still down.
Receiving treatment definitely felt the effects of that crossfield ball from Moscow Aku, which just happened to strike him in the head.
I mean, he's likely got a concussion.
He's just been completely caught straight on the side of the head.
By that well, it's been It's been the individual quality from ****nal that shone through Martinelli grabbing the first goal, the second goal from Pep.
It was a stunner.
And then Peppa turns provider.
Chips it into Obama Yang, and the rest is the rest is history.
It is inefficient performance from ****nal.
Perhaps? I mean, those stats likely won't be kind.
The ****nal, in the fact that they've only they've only created the three shots on target but just shows the quality of their finishers as well that they've come away with three goals from just those three shots on Target Jack off the field now and the drop ball for ****nal and play is back under way.
I'll air putting some pressure on so keratitis.
Likewise, Antonio with Calum Chambers.
But Declan Rice, now trying to win the ball of Shaka, who's back on the field, can't do so in Terra now on the ball, Brazil, 10 minutes remaining.
It will obviously take a stunning 10 minutes from West Sam to Kit to get back into this one.
Not the best crossfield ball from Jack again, and it's in toe touch for a West Ham throw.
Holland was watching that one very nearly.
Another poor giveaway from Jacques A.
But I'll Air tried to receive that throw from Fredericks, but ****nal win it back straight back the other way.
Poor giveaway, though. In midfield.
Declan Rice winning the ball and then Noble spraying out wide for $4.
Master Haku chips it into the center.
Antonio was chasing it all.
Aeras well, and in the end, it comes out for Maitland Niles and, ah, for now, is put a little bit of a challenge in.
And then the second challenge is a foul ****nal.
Just taking their time a little bit.
Calum Chambers forward comes off Declan Rice and, totally, you know, trying to run away from the attention of a couple of players.
Declan Rice, again from dolls.
Declan Rice switches the play for Balbuena.
Fredericks lays it to Holland, the substitute noble back to Fredericks.
Back to Noble, Holland tried to roll it through.
For Fredericks, it was a good idea, but saw saw the danger ****nal saw the danger and cut it out.
And then the poor ball from Noble Pepe running past on Donna have they tried to spin and Moscow Aku track back and won the ball off him.
That's it was pouring the end from Pepe, who's been so good in since about the 60th minute.
Been fantastic and he latched on to the past from Noble really well.
But then, as the stream to the other end of the field couldn't make the decisive difference as he tried to switch the ball onto his left foot.
Declan Rice working it out life from Moscow Aku For now, lt's looking for movement ahead of them.
Likewise, Moscow Aku and the noble out wide Fredericks Holland cutting infield Holland with a low shot with the left but never gonna be burned Leno with.
That would have to be extremely accurate.
And now an ****nal player down injured again.
Granit Xhaka the quick questions when a player who suffered a potential concussion goes down and now he's down with a further issue, he's concussed.
That's I mean, he's gonna have to be taken out.
It does look like he will come off is still holding the side of his head and he will be subbed for these last five minutes, but took him far too long to get to that.
To get to that Ah, realization, I'll begin. Doozy.
Who comes on for him can do Z on Shaka.
Finally, off with the head injury burn, Leno rolls it out again. Doozy.
Five minutes of regular time to be played.
****nal do look comfortable with this two goal lead.
Well, Sam trying to win the ball back desperately but not doing so so far.
Poor ball, though by Socratic initially and eventually he just boots it clear, and now Weston will get on the ball.
Moscow aku in particular.
Is it into the feet of Declan Rice, laid off for Noble? Well, they will, certainly to get that next goal soon.
Noble going long, but no one making that run.
Well, this little this little about do it, I think, as Pepe will be withdrawn.
Great half for Nikola Pepe, Reese Nelson, the one coming on for ****nal ****nal just whittling away at the final seconds here, West Ham fans emptying out of the stands as the fight back looks less and less likely long afford from Obama.
Yang for Martinelli to chase, but Martin, able to get it clear, can do.
See, though, holds it in for ****nal and ****nal can put the icing on the cake here.
Long ball forward Martinelli able to collect and again ****nal just ableto kill some of the game here.
Conduce he getting forward.
Well, I'm just trying to deal with this and win the throw from collapsing match.
Oh, no, it's going off Rice, I guess.
Seven added minutes.
Bull**** through begin. Doozy.
Reese Nelson was interested.
West Ham getting forward.
I mean, they're not dead yet.
If if there are seven minutes, there's plenty of time still, in this cross comes in a lair, was interested a layers down in the penalty area and now a head injury, too.
Calum Chambers Really sorry about that work call and what not during the game.
But luckily nothing has really happened in stoppage time, and it does look, maybe ****nal, adding here No.
31 still to ****nal and as we are into the last minute of added time, the best that West and could hope for is maybe one last attack toe Just get a consolation but does not look likely as it stands.
Deco Rice spreadable out wide for Mikhail.
Antonio lays it back off Masaru Aku out wide.
Holland's CanWest, Sam just maybe get back.
The one goal now chipped into the center, and that will do it.
The full time whistle goes.
Freddie Youngberg pumps his fist on the sideline.
321 ****nal end up hammering the Hammers.
And it was three goals in 12th half minutes, which saw ****nal climb above West Sandwich had taken the lead through Angelo Ogbonna.
It was a stunning 10 minutes.
Martinelli, the 18 year old Brazilian, opened the scoring, his first ever printed illegal.
And then it was Nick Nikola.
Ah scored a brilliant left footed curler and then after after that Pepe turned provider Obama Yang scoring their third.
And what? What a result it is for Freddie Youngberg and ****nal getting Ah, getting the three points and getting a win.
The first win in non Um, sorry in 10.
So absolutely vital win for ****nal.
Um, it has been it has been a rough stretch for Manuel Pellegrini, G and ah, it I would say that his his ah, 10 year at West Ham.
It will not be long lived, given the state of their of of their form right now.
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