Saturday 1 September 2012, 12:45pm at Boleyn Ground, London
Barclays Premier League
West Ham United
West Ham United
3
Nolan 1'; Reid 29'; Taylor 41'
Fulham FC
Fulham
0
First-half goals from Kevin Nolan, Winston Reid and Matt Taylor saw Fulham slip to a heavy defeat at West Ham United.

1' Goal

Kevin Nolan
Assist by Ricardo Vaz Te

29' Goal

Winston Reid
Assist by Matthew Taylor

41' Goal

Matthew Taylor

67' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:James Tomkins
Off:James Collins

68' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Carlton Cole
Off:Andy Carroll

78' Substitution

Player was substituted due to an injury
On:Robert Hall
Off:Guy Demel

45' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Dimitar Berbatov
Off:Mladen Petric

60' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Alexander Kacaniklic
Off:Kieran Richardson

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90

First-half goals from Kevin Nolan, Winston Reid and Matt Taylor saw Fulham slip to a heavy defeat at West Ham United.

Inspired by loan signing Andy Carroll, the Hammers were rampant in the opening 45 minutes. Nolan put them in front inside 60 seconds, with Reid doubling their advantage just before the half-hour mark. Taylor added a third on 41 minutes to leave Fulham shellshocked.

The Whites introduced deadline-day signing Dimitar Berbatov after the break and although they turned in an improved display in the second period, with Hugo Rodallega hitting a post, they couldn’t find a way back from 3-0 down as they slipped to a third successive defeat.

Martin Jol made five changes from the side that lost 1-0 at Sheffield Wednesday in the Capital One on Tuesday night, including a debut for deadline-day arrival Kieran Richardson, who was on West Ham’s books as a youngster. Fellow new signing Berbatov was named on the substitutes’ bench.

John Arne Riise, Mladen Petric, Mahamadou Diarra and Sascha Riether also returned to Fulham’s starting XI, while West Ham gave a debut to on-loan Liverpool striker Carroll.

Fulham couldn’t have got off to a worse possible start, going behind with less than a minute on the clock. A long punt forward by James Collins saw Carroll beat Brede Hangeland in the air to flick the ball on to Ricardo Vaz Te. He controlled the ball before teeing up the onrushing Nolan to fire a left-footed effort past Mark Schwarzer from eight yards.

Fulham responded with a good spell of possession and Richardson forced a save from Jussi Jaaskelainen with a long-range drive in the seventh minute.

But it was almost 2-0 to the Hammers on nine minutes when Carroll knocked a cross into the path of Mohamed Diame, who saw his half-volley brilliantly tipped onto the bar and over by Schwarzer. Two minutes later, the big Australian had to be alert to palm a Vaz Te shot round his near post after good work by Taylor down the left had teed up the Portuguese midfielder.

The Whites could have drawn level on 15 minutes. Hangeland’s long pass put Damien Duff in behind Joey O’Brien but the Fulham man misjudged the flight of the ball and poked his effort well wide. Replace Hangeland for Riise and it would have been an almost identical move that led to Duff’s goal against Norwich City.

At the other end, Nolan chipped Schwarzer but saw his effort land on the roof of the net, while Carroll saw penalty claims waved away after an apparent push from Riether.

The hosts increased their lead in the 29th minute. Taylor whipped in a left-footed corner from the right and Reid climbed above Diarra to head powerfully past Schwarzer.

And it was 3-0 to the Hammers on 41 minutes. A floated free-kick from the right by Collins flicked off Hangeland’s back as he tried to beat Carroll in the air. The ball landed perfectly for Taylor, who lashed a left-footed effort past a stranded Schwarzer.

Jol made a change at half-time, giving a debut to Berbatov, the Bulgarian replacing Petric. But it was West Ham who again made the early running, with a Taylor free-kick forcing an unconventional save from Schwarzer, who was forced to scoop the ball into the air.

Berbatov showed some trademark flicks and close-ball control in his second-half cameo, setting up Rodallega on 66 minutes, only for the Colombian’s shot to be bravely charged down by Collins. Berbatov then turned O’Brien inside out, but saw his effort blocked. From the resulting corner, Sidwell’s stab at goal was pushed away by Jaaskelainen, who then got down quickly to save from Rodallega on 73 minutes.

The Finland goalkeeper turned a Duff shot behind in the 89th minute and a Rodallega effort squirmed off the West Ham man and onto the post, before proceedings came to a close, with Fulham having to wait until 15th September for the chance to get back on track.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays Premier League

Date: Saturday 1 September 2012
Kick-off: 12:45pm

Venue: Boleyn Ground, London
Attendance: 33,458

Referee: Anthony Taylor

West Ham United

Line-up: Jääskeläinen; Demel (Hall 78'), Collins (Tomkins 67'), Reid, O'Brien; Noble, Diamé; Vaz Te, Nolan, Taylor; Carroll (Cole 68')

Unused substitutes: Henderson, Diarra, O'Neil, Maiga

Manager: Sam Allardyce

Fulham

Line-up: Schwarzer; Riether, Hughes, Hangeland, John Arne Riise; Duff, Diarra, Sidwell, Richardson (Kacaniklic 60'); Petric (Berbatov 45'), Rodallega

Unused substitutes: Stockdale, Kelly, Baird, Briggs, Kasami

Manager: Martin Jol

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Chelsea 3 9
2 Swansea City 2 6
3 Everton 2 6
4 West Ham United 3 6
5 West Bromwich Albion 2 4
6 Manchester City 2 4
7 Fulham 3 3
8 Manchester United 2 3
9 Wigan Athletic 2 3
10 Newcastle United 2 3
11 Stoke City 2 2
12 Arsenal 2 2
13 Sunderland 1 1
14 Tottenham Hotspur 2 1
15 Reading 2 1
16 Liverpool 2 1
17 Norwich City 2 1
18 Queens Park Rangers 2 1
19 Southampton 2 0
20 Aston Villa 2 0
Goals
3
0
Total Shots
16
15
Shots On Target
6
9
Passing Accuracy
84%
85%
Fouls
12
5
Corners
6
6
Offsides
1
2
Bookings
0
0
Sending Offs
0
0
West Ham United (4-2-3-1)
  • 22Jussi Jääskeläinen
  • 20Guy Demel
  • 19James Collins
  • 2Winston Reid
  • 17Joey O'Brien
  • 16Mark Noble
  • 21Mohamed Diamé
  • 12Ricardo Vaz Te
  • 4Kevin Nolan
  • 14Matthew Taylor
  • 8Andy Carroll
Substitutes
  • 13Stephen Henderson
  • 5James Tomkins
  • 23Alou Diarra
  • 32Gary O'Neil
  • 46Robert Hall
  • 9Carlton Cole
  • 11Modibo Maiga
Manager
  • Sam Allardyce
Fulham (4-4-2)
  • 1Mark Schwarzer
  • 27Sascha Riether
  • 18Aaron Hughes
  • 5Brede Hangeland
  • 3John Arne Riise
  • 16Damien Duff
  • 19Mahamadou Diarra
  • 7Steve Sidwell
  • 15Kieran Richardson
  • 10Mladen Petric
  • 20Hugo Rodallega
Substitutes
  • 13David Stockdale
  • 2Stephen Kelly
  • 6Chris Baird
  • 17Matthew Briggs
  • 8Pajtim Kasami
  • 31Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 9Dimitar Berbatov
Manager
  • Martin Jol
Goals
0
0
Total shots
0
0
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
0
0
Minutes played by player
0
0
Assists from open play
0
0
Crosses
0
0
Tackles
0
0
Successful aerial duels
0
0
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
0
0
Pass forwards
0
0
Successful dribbles
0
0
Sum of all a players ball events
0
0
Accurate passes
0
0
Key passes
0
0
Player intercepts a pass
0
0
Goalkeeper saves
0
0
Goalkeeper catches a cross
0
0
  • Match ends, West Ham United 3, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+3' Second Half ends, West Ham United 3, Fulham 0.
  • 90'+3' Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 90'+3' Foul by Mark Noble (West Ham United).
  • 90'+2' Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+2' Foul by Kevin Nolan (West Ham United).
  • 90'+1' Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 90'+1' Foul by Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United).
  • 90' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jussi Jääskeläinen.
  • 90' Attempt saved. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.
  • 90' Attempt saved. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dimitar Berbatov.
  • 89' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jussi Jääskeläinen.
  • 89' Attempt saved. Damien Duff (Fulham) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dimitar Berbatov.
  • 88' Attempt saved. Alexander Kacaniklic (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dimitar Berbatov.
  • 87' Steve Sidwell (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 87' Foul by Robert Hall (West Ham United).
  • 84' Attempt blocked. Robert Hall (West Ham United) left footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ricardo Vaz Te.
  • 83' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by James Tomkins.
  • 81' Offside, West Ham United. Matthew Taylor tries a through ball, but Carlton Cole is caught offside.
  • 78' Substitution, West Ham United. Robert Hall replaces Guy Demel because of an injury.
  • 78' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 77' Delay in match Guy Demel (West Ham United) because of an injury.
  • 75' Offside, Fulham. Aaron Hughes tries a through ball, but Damien Duff is caught offside.
  • 74' Attempt saved. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dimitar Berbatov.
  • 70' Attempt saved. Steve Sidwell (Fulham) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
  • 70' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Mark Noble.
  • 70' Attempt blocked. Steve Sidwell (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
  • 70' Attempt blocked. Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
  • 68' Substitution, West Ham United. Carlton Cole replaces Andy Carroll because of an injury.
  • 68' Delay over. They are ready to continue.
  • 67' Delay in match Andy Carroll (West Ham United) because of an injury.
  • 67' Substitution, West Ham United. James Tomkins replaces James Collins.
  • 66' Attempt blocked. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) left footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Dimitar Berbatov.
  • 62' Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 62' Foul by Andy Carroll (West Ham United).
  • 61' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Steve Sidwell.
  • 60' Attempt missed. Matthew Taylor (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right. Assisted by Mark Noble.
  • 60' Substitution, Fulham. Alexander Kacaniklic replaces Kieran Richardson.
  • 57' Attempt blocked. Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Kieran Richardson.
  • 56' Attempt blocked. Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Mohamed Diamé.
  • 55' Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 55' Foul by Andy Carroll (West Ham United).
  • 54' Hugo Rodallega (Fulham) wins a free kick on the left wing.
  • 54' Foul by Guy Demel (West Ham United).
  • 53' Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 53' Foul by Andy Carroll (West Ham United).
  • 52' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Mahamadou Diarra.
  • 52' Attempt blocked. Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Guy Demel.
  • 52' Attempt saved. Matthew Taylor (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Kevin Nolan.
  • 51' Foul by Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham).
  • 51' Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 50' Offside, Fulham. Hugo Rodallega tries a through ball, but Dimitar Berbatov is caught offside.
  • 47' Attempt missed. Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high. Assisted by Andy Carroll with a headed pass.
  • 47' Foul by Kieran Richardson (Fulham).
  • 47' Andy Carroll (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • Second Half begins West Ham United 3, Fulham 0.
  • 45' Substitution, Fulham. Dimitar Berbatov replaces Mladen Petric.
  • 45'+2' First Half ends, West Ham United 3, Fulham 0.
  • 45'+1' Attempt missed. Guy Demel (West Ham United) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the right is too high. Assisted by Ricardo Vaz Te following a fast break.
  • 45'+1' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Jussi Jääskeläinen.
  • 45'+1' Attempt saved. Brede Hangeland (Fulham) header from very close range is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Damien Duff with a cross.
  • 45' Corner, Fulham. Conceded by Joey O'Brien.
  • 44' Foul by Sascha Riether (Fulham).
  • 44' Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 43' Kieran Richardson (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 43' Foul by Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United).
  • 41' Goal! West Ham United 3, Fulham 0. Matthew Taylor (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a set piece situation.
  • 41' Foul by Kieran Richardson (Fulham).
  • 41' Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) wins a free kick on the right wing.
  • 34' Attempt blocked. Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ricardo Vaz Te.
  • 33' Attempt blocked. Mladen Petric (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Steve Sidwell.
  • 32' Mladen Petric (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 32' Foul by James Collins (West Ham United).
  • 29' Goal! West Ham United 2, Fulham 0. Winston Reid (West Ham United) header from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Matthew Taylor with a cross following a corner.
  • 29' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by John Arne Riise.
  • 26' Attempt saved. Steve Sidwell (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Mahamadou Diarra.
  • 22' Mladen Petric (Fulham) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
  • 22' Foul by Winston Reid (West Ham United).
  • 22' John Arne Riise (Fulham) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 22' Foul by Andy Carroll (West Ham United).
  • 21' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Brede Hangeland.
  • 21' Attempt blocked. Matthew Taylor (West Ham United) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ricardo Vaz Te.
  • 20' Attempt blocked. Andy Carroll (West Ham United) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Ricardo Vaz Te.
  • 16' Attempt missed. Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Ricardo Vaz Te.
  • 14' Attempt missed. Mahamadou Diarra (Fulham) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Hugo Rodallega.
  • 12' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 12' Attempt saved. Ricardo Vaz Te (West Ham United) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Joey O'Brien.
  • 11' Foul by Hugo Rodallega (Fulham).
  • 11' Winston Reid (West Ham United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
  • 10' Corner, West Ham United. Conceded by Mark Schwarzer.
  • 9' Attempt saved. Mohamed Diamé (West Ham United) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Andy Carroll with a headed pass.
  • 7' Attempt saved. Kieran Richardson (Fulham) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mahamadou Diarra.
  • 1' Goal! West Ham United 1, Fulham 0. Kevin Nolan (West Ham United) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Ricardo Vaz Te.
  • First Half begins.
  • Line-ups are announced and players are warming up.