Discussion in 'Arsenal' started by JohnW, Aug 24, 2002.
My first try at this...
Game already started 0-0 at about 6 minutes.
Henry with a shot just wide in the 7th minute. Feed from Bergkamp. "Inches wide."
This was the first clear chance of the game so far.
This time, Henry with pass to Wiltord with quick shot over the ball.
Arsenal beginning to apply pressure.
Cole picks up the ball in the midfield and after a mini-run tries a through ball for Dafoe and Kanoute.
Seaman gathers in the 10th minute.
[Just lost audio]
Sinclair with a quick turn about 23 yards out. HITS POST.
Seaman beaten but post keeps match scoreless.
Cole picks up the ball again in the midfield, beats Bergkamp, who grabs Cole's jersey.
Yellow card to Bergkamp.
West Ham with some possession in the midfield.
Schemmel to Cole and back.
Arsenal now with possession in the midfield.
Game seems settled into a rythm, with slight edge to Arsenal in possession and attempts on goal.
Lineups: Seaman, Campbell, Cole, Keown, Edu, Lauren, Parlour, Viera, Bergkamp, Henry, Wiltord.
Subs: Taylor, Luzhny, Pennant, Toure, Kanu
Viera with foul near top of box. Corner to West Ham. GK to Arsenal.
West Ham lineup: James, Dailly, Repka, Schemmel, Winterburn, Carrick, Cisse, Cole, Sinclair, Defoe, Kanoute
Subs: Van Der Gouw, Breen, Pearce, Moncur, Camara
More exchanging possession, with West Ham beginning to enjoy longer stretches of passes.
Parlour gives up a free kick about 30 yards out. Taken by Sinclair, headed out for corner.
Ball long, shepherded out by Cole for Arsenal goal kick.
Seaman's goal kick into touch.
Throw to Cole, off Wiltord. Another throw to West Ham.
Ball forward to Cisse, ball back to Kanoute with quick shot over the ball.
Still 0-0 at about 29th minute.
Goal kick to Arsenal, who turn ball over. West Ham with possession again.
"Hammers a totally different side than Monday night."
Still 0-0 at 32 minutes.
Ashley Cole with a run up left side, who tries a pass to Henry.
Hammers with counter-attack. Cole sends through ball to Kanoute.
Seaman comes off his line to gather.
[Hard to tell if West Ham is dominating the game as it seems, as I'm listening via WHUFC.com]
Viera springs Cole, who beats the offside trap. But his try at a cross is cleared.
Arsenal now with a free kick about 30 yards out. Chipped in, but punched out by James.
Gunners now with some good possession.
Joe Cole fouls Wiltord outside box. FK to Arsenal.
Henry lines up to shoot, hits wall, comes back to Bergkamp, then ball played all the way back to Seaman.
Long chip forward to Bergkamp, who tries a flick-on header. Hammers cover.
Lauren fouled deep in Arsenal territory at about 42nd minute. Seaman takes kick.
West Ham control.
Schemmel, Carrick and Cole exchange passes with ball forward to Defoe.
Edu fouls and is booked.
Free kick played left and chipped in. Arsenal clear.
Defoe plays ball forward to Kanoute, who pulls it back to Joe Cole at the top of the box.
Cole shoots and beats Seaman.
1-0 West Ham
Into injury time...
Arsenal threaten, as Bergkamp has a go at it. Ball stripped and West Ham tries a counter-attack.
Arsenal clear, ball goes out of bounds and referee blows the whistle.
It's half-time at Upton Park with West Ham leading 1-0 on goal by Joe Cole.
Kanu in for Bergie, a tactical switch according to the matchtracker at www.4thegame.com.
JohnW, thanks for the p-b-p.
West Ham 2-0. Kanoute in the 53rd minute.
Watching this game on TV, and Kanoute is just unstoppable today...just superb stuff.
You were able to get it? My PPV purchase on the Dish screwed up, for some reason, so I've been talking to tech support most of the morning. Just as well the way results are going.
West Ham are as capable of scoring 4 as letting in 4. And already an unpredictable start to the season as Man City showed earlier today against Newcastle.
Kanoute scores from 6 yards, and takes 2 more shots (wide and saved) in the next 4 minutes.
Dwink--Yeah, no problem getting my feed--but I ordered it last weekend.
Henry gets one back with a superb goal, just great. He tips it to himself to get past a defender, then from 20 or so blasts it far post past James.
Repka booked for a foul on Henry. Edu fk results in open play.
I'm back. Sorry for the delay.
Henry scores in the 65th minute to make it 2-1 West Ham.
Parlour out for Pennant.
2-1. Henry pulls one back in 65th minute. (And a bit of fantasy smack-talk while we're at it - Cole, Redknapp, and Henry have all scored today and are all on my squad.)
To get up to speed, Kanu in for Bergkamp at half.
Ashley Cole yellow card in 53rd minute.
Pennant on for Arsenal (not sure for who yet)
Winterburn off and Gary Breen on at 70th minute.
Keown with yellow card for pulling Defoe's jersey.
Kanu just missed an excellent chance to tie it up.
Diouf has 2 for me today! I love fantasy football because it gets me to cheer on players and teams that I don't actually care about.
Teams exchanging possession. Arsenal probing, then drawing ball back.
Ball over end line. GK to West Ham.
James takes kick. Ball out of bounds to West Ham, then out of bounds to Arsenal.
Joe Cole with ball finds Schemmel, who is offside.
Ball forward to Kanu, who puts Henry in. Flag up again.
James with FK, long.
Kanoute fouls Keown. FK to Arsenal.
Ball turned over to West Ham, Joe Cole forward, defended by Ashley Cole. In the area.
A. Cole pulls down J. Cole. PENALTY to West Ham in 74th minute.