Saturday 30 November 2013, 3:00pm at Boleyn Ground, London
Barclays Premier League
West Ham United
West Ham United
Diamé 47'; Carlton Cole 82'; Joe Cole 88'
Fulham FC

47' Goal

Mohamed Diamé

82' Goal

Carlton Cole
Assist by Stewart Downing

88' Goal

Joe Cole
Assist by Ravel Morrison

11' Yellow Card

James Tomkins Card was given for a foul

27' Yellow Card

George McCartney Card was given for a foul

45'+2 Yellow Card

Mohamed Diamé Card was given for a foul

68' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Joe Cole
Off:Matthew Jarvis

77' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Ravel Morrison
Off:Kevin Nolan

81' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Carlton Cole
Off:Modibo Maiga

8' Yellow Card

Kieran Richardson Card was given for a foul

21' Yellow Card

Steve Sidwell Card was given for a foul

65' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Bryan Ruiz
Off:Damien Duff

78' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Giorgos Karagounis
Off:Steve Sidwell

83' Substitution

Player was substituted for tactical reasons
On:Moussa Dembele
Off:Kieran Richardson

Second-half goals from Mohamed Diame, Carlton Cole and Joe Cole sent Fulham to defeat at West Ham.

Second-half goals from Mohamed Diame, Carlton Cole and Joe Cole sent Fulham to a disappointing 3-0 loss at West Ham United.

The hosts enjoyed the better of the exchanges in the first half and Modibo Maiga hit the post with a header but the Whites went into the break level.

All that changed within a minute of the restart when Diame’s shot took a wicked deflection off Fernando Amorebieta to wrong-foot Maarten Stekelenburg.

Substitute Carlton Cole, the scourge of Fulham on so many occasions, then made it 2-0 with eight minutes remaining when he slotted in Stewart Downing’s cross. And Cole's namesake Joe, also a substitute, put further gloss on proceedings when he fired in with a couple of minutes left to condemn the Whites to a sixth successive defeat in all competitions.

Fulham boss Martin Jol made three changes to the side that lost 2-1 to Swansea City last time out. Steve Sidwell replaced Derek Boateng, Damien Duff came in for Bryan Ruiz and Adel Taarabt took the place of the ill Dimitar Berbatov.

The Hammers started the brighter and there was a flurry of early action in the Fulham penalty area. Kieran Richardson then went into the book in the eighth minute for chopping down Downing just outside the box. Downing took the resulting free-kick which Maiga met but his header from three yards crashed back off the near post. James Tomkins was shown a yellow card soon after when he caught Pajtim Kasami.

It was all West Ham in the early stages and James Collins headed Downing’s corner wide in the 18th minute, although Duff was on hand to clear off the line had it been on target. Sidwell became the second Fulham man to go into Martin Atkinson’s notebook when he chopped down Diame on the halfway line as West Ham looked to break in the 20th minute.

Stekelenburg was forced into his first real save of the game in the 26th minute, palming away Downing’s fierce left-footed drive from 25 yards after the winger had cut in from the right. Fulham quickly broke and Darren Bent was clipped by George McCartney just outside the area as he looked to go clear. McCartney was shown a yellow card but it could arguably have been a red had the Hammers defender been deemed to have been the last man.

On the stroke of half-time, Kevin Nolan hit a volley straight at Stekelenburg after meeting Matt Jarvis’ cross and Diame was booked for catching Duff on the ankle before the opening 45 minutes came to an end.

The second half burst into life within 60 seconds as West Ham went in front. Sidwell was caught in possession in the middle of the park and Diame took the ball forward before shooting from 20 yards. His effort was tame and probably would have been saved but took a deflection off Amorebieta and the wrong-footed Stekelenburg could only watch the ball roll into the net.

Taarabt did his best to make things happen at the other end but the West Ham defence remained largely untroubled and it was almost 2-0 to the hosts on the hour mark when Maiga’s shot from the edge of the box was pushed away by Stekelenburg. Downing picked up the rebound and skipped past Elsad Zverotić but saw his fierce drive flash over the bar.

Bent then had to clear from near the line after Tomkins met Downing’s corner with a firm header, before Ruiz replaced Duff in Fulham’s first change of the game in the 64th minute. A minute later Jarvis sent a diving header straight at Stekelenburg after Diame whipped in a cross from the right.

Kasami had Jussi Jaaskelainen scrambling across his goal in the 68th minute but his left-footed shot from the edge of the area flashed just wide of the goalkeeper’s left-hand post after Ruiz had teed up the Switzerland international.

Fulham were saved by the crossbar 60 seconds later when Downing’s deep cross hit the top of the woodwork and substitute Joe Cole shot straight at Stekelenburg as West Ham hit the Whites on the counter after a Ruiz free-kick had been cleared.

Jol made his second change of the afternoon when Giorgos Karagounis came on for Sidwell with 15 minutes to go, before Ravel Morrison should have scored but dragged a shot wide after Diame had been tackled in the box. It mattered little to the Hammers, though, as they made it 2-0 with eight minutes to go when Downing beat Richardson for pace down the right and crossed low for Carlton Cole to tap home from four yards.

Young Moussa Dembélé, who had been waiting to come on before the goal, replaced Richardson immediately afterwards to make his Fulham debut.

It was 3-0 to the Hammers with two minutes to go. Morrison jinked past Karagounis and Zverotić down the left and cut inside to tee up Joe Cole who slotted home from 12 yards to send the Whites to another defeat.

Match Information

Competition: Barclays Premier League

Date: Saturday 30 November 2013
Kick-off: 3:00pm

Venue: Boleyn Ground, London
Attendance: 34,946

Referee: Martin Atkinson

West Ham United

Line-up: Jääskeläinen; Demel, Collins, Tomkins, McCartney; Diamé, Noble; Downing, Nolan (Morrison 77'), Jarvis (Joe Cole 68'); Maiga (Carlton Cole 81')

Unused substitutes: Adrián, Collison, Taylor, O'Brien

Manager: Sam Allardyce


Line-up: Stekelenburg; Zverotic, Hughes, Amorebieta, Richardson (Dembele 83'); Kasami, Sidwell (Karagounis 78'), Parker, Duff (Ruiz 65'); Taarabt; Bent

Unused substitutes: Stockdale, Senderos, Kacaniklic, Derek Boateng

Manager: Martin Jol

As It Stood Table

Pos Club Pl Pts
1 Arsenal 13 31
2 Liverpool 12 24
3 Chelsea 12 24
4 Everton 13 24
5 Manchester City 12 22
6 Southampton 12 22
7 Manchester United 12 21
8 Newcastle United 12 20
9 Tottenham Hotspur 12 20
10 Aston Villa 13 16
11 Swansea City 12 15
12 West Bromwich Albion 12 15
13 Hull City 12 14
14 Norwich City 13 14
15 West Ham United 13 13
16 Stoke City 13 13
17 Cardiff City 13 13
18 Fulham 13 10
19 Sunderland 13 8
20 Crystal Palace 13 7
Total Shots
Shots On Target
Passing Accuracy
Sending Offs
West Ham United (4-2-3-1)
  • 22Jussi Jääskeläinen
  • 20Guy Demel
  • 19James Collins
  • 5James Tomkins
  • 3George McCartney
  • 21Mohamed Diamé
  • 16Mark Noble
  • 23Stewart Downing
  • 4Kevin Nolan
  • 7Matthew Jarvis
  • 11Modibo Maiga
  • 13Adrián
  • 10Jack Collison
  • 14Matthew Taylor
  • 15Ravel Morrison
  • 17Joey O'Brien
  • 26Joe Cole
  • 24Carlton Cole
  • Sam Allardyce
Fulham (4-4-1-1)
  • 1Maarten Stekelenburg
  • 22Elsad Zverotic
  • 18Aaron Hughes
  • 35Fernando Amorebieta
  • 15Kieran Richardson
  • 8Pajtim Kasami
  • 7Steve Sidwell
  • 28Scott Parker
  • 16Damien Duff
  • 19Adel Taarabt
  • 39Darren Bent
  • 13David Stockdale
  • 4Philippe Senderos
  • 11Alexander Kacaniklic
  • 14Giorgos Karagounis
  • 23Derek Boateng
  • 10Bryan Ruiz
  • 45Moussa Dembele
  • Martin Jol
Total shots
Ball played into the final third of the pitch
Minutes played by player
Assists from open play
Successful aerial duels
Duel over the possession of the ball where a player wins the ball
Pass forwards
Successful dribbles
Sum of all a players ball events
Accurate passes
Key passes
Player intercepts a pass
Goalkeeper saves
Goalkeeper catches a cross
  • 90 That's it at Upton Park where it ends West Ham 3 Fulham 0.
  • 88 Morrison does well to break into the Fulham box from the left before finding Joe Cole who applies the first-time finish.
  • 86 Kasami arrows in a cross from the left and it's Collins again that makes the clearance.
  • 82 Moussa Dembele replaces Kieran Richardson, with the 17-year-old making his Fulham debut.
  • 82 Carlton Cole taps in Downing's low cross from the right for a simple finish.
  • 81 Ravel Morrison should have doubled the lead but drags his close range strike wide.
  • 80 Carlton Cole comes on for Modibo Maiga as the Hammers make their third and final change.
  • 78 Good move from the home side with the ball working its way into the path of Maiga. The West Ham striker fires wide.
  • 75 Giorgos Karagounis replaces Steve Sidwell.
  • 75 Ravel Morrison is on for Kevin Nolan.
  • 73 Joe Cole is given space on the left, the former England midfielder cuts inside before moving Stekelenburg into a routine save.
  • 71 Nice pass from Kasami who tries to free the on-running Ruiz. McCartney does enough to see the ball out.
  • 68 Downing rattles the woodwork with a cross-turned shot.
  • 67 West Ham make a change now with Joe Cole on for Matt Jarvis.
  • 65 Demel puts in a centre from the right and Jarvis heads straight at Stekelenburg. Good chance for the hosts.
  • 65 Bryan Ruiz comes on for Damien Duff.
  • 63 Downing whips in another in-swinger from the right. Tomkins meets the corner at the back post, and Darren Bent gets just enough on to the ball to see it to safety.
  • 60 Stekelenburg makes a decent stop to deny Maiga who cut in from the right. Downing then lashes over from the rebound.
  • 57 McCartney takes a pass from Downing on the overlap. Thankfully, his cross is too high for Nolan and Jarvis at the back post.
  • 55 A clever piece of skill sees Taarabt get away from Noble. But his strike is then well blocked by Collins.
  • 54 Downing drives into the Fulham box from the left, Amorebieta does well to read the pass with Diame bearing down.
  • 52 Sidwell floats in a first time cross from the inside left position to the far post. Bent mistimes his run and Kasami fails to bring the ball under.
  • 51 Kasami beats McCartney, but Jaaskelainen makes an easy claim from the youngster's cross.
  • 49 Jarvis is found in space on the right, Richardson does well the catch the Hammers' winger up and makes an important intervention.
  • 46 Diame wins possession from Sidwell before driving forward and seeing his strike deflect off Amorebieta and beyond Stekelenburg.
  • And we're back underway at Upton Park. COYW!
  • 45 That's the end of the first half where it remains goalless at Upton Park.
  • 45 Diame is shown the fifth yellow card of the half for a foul on Duff.
  • 45 Nolan goes for the bicycle kick, Stekelenburg claims well.
  • 44 Downing issues another teasing cross from the right, Hughes makes another important clearance.
  • 42 Taarabt has looked positive in possession so far, the 24-year-old has been Fulham's main threat today.
  • 40 Demel clips in a pass from the right and Diame attempts a difficult overhead volley. Stekelenburg makes a simple catch.
  • 38 Downing tries to take on Richardson on the opposite wing, the Fulham left-back holds his ground.
  • 37 Jarvis collects the ball on the left flank before cutting in and trying his luck with an ambitious curling strike.
  • 35 Diame breaks into the Fulham box, Hughes makes another composed challenge.
  • 32 Parker, Taarabt and Bent link well, the latter then forces Collins to put the ball out. Nice move from the Whites.
  • 30 Maiga tries to get to a pass down into the left channel, Hughes reads the ball well and averts the threat.
  • 28 Richardson blasts over from the subsequent free-kick.
  • 27 George McCartney hauls Darren Bent down on the edge of the box.
  • 26 Downing cuts in from the right and forces Stekelenburg into a fine low save.
  • 24 Taarabt jinks beyond Noble, but Nolan stands firm to win the ball from the Moroccan.
  • 22 Zverotic plays a long ball forward to Bent, the striker plays in Taarabt who then sees his shot blocked by Collins. Good move.
  • 20 Sidwell is booked for a foul on Diame.
  • 19 Taarabt whips in a corner, but Kevin Nolan rises to head the ball clear.
  • 17 Collins goes close as Downing sends in an in-swinging corner from the right.
  • 16 Matt Jarvis breaks at pace, Parker makes a brilliant tackle just as the winger shapes to shoot.
  • 14 Collins floats in another diagonal free-kick, Tomkins heads down and Mohamed Diame volleys wide.
  • 13 Elsad Zverotic fires a free-kick over the bar and straight into the crowd.
  • 11 James Tomkins goes into the book following a late tackle on Pajtim Kasami.
  • 8 Noble whips in the free-kick from the right and Maiga heads against the post.
  • 8 Kieran Richardson is shown a yellow card for a late tackle on Stewart Downing.
  • 7 The ball comes back in and Parker makes a good block to deny Mark Noble.
  • 4 Maarten Stekelenburg takes a cross from the left as the home side push forward again.
  • 3 Fulham under pressure for the first time, Aaron Hughes clears the danger.
  • 2 West meets East in this London derby, both sides are starting to settle now.
  • And we're underway at Upton Park - COYW!
  • Scott Parker has led the Whites out at Upton Park.
  • Martin Jol makes three changes from the team that faced Swansea last weekend, with Damien Duff, Steve Sidwell and Adel Taarabt replacing Derek Boateng, Bryan Ruiz and Dimitar Berbatov.
  • Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to our coverage of today's game at Upton Park where Fulham take on West Ham United.