West Ham v Liverpool

West Ham v Liverpool

Post by The Happy Hamme » Tue, 16 May 1995 04:00:00


Match report of the recent West Ham v Liverpool match.

As per usual article may be re-produces BUT PLEASE:
1. Credit it to me (Ian Offers)
2. Let me know where it is being used.
3. ALL COMMENTS VIA E-MAIL

As there is only 1 game left of the season, I have a question.
I have been doing these reports, on all WHU Home games, since the start of the
season.
DO YOU WANT ME TO CONTINUE NEXT YEAR ?
If no-one is reading them, then I will stop, or at least stop posting them here.
E-Mail me (Subject r.s.s reports) and let me know what you think.
No replies = no reports to r.s.s next year.

Ian
                 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Wednesday 10 May 1995
West Ham (1) 3     Liverpool (0) 0
Holmes    29
Hutchison 59, 60

Teams.
West Ham: Miklosko, Breaker, Rieper, Potts,***s (Sub 12), Hughes, Bishop,
Moncur, Hutchison, Morley, Holmes
Subs: Sealey, Webster (On 12), Allen

Liverpool: James, Thomas, Babb, Scales, Harkness, Matteo (Sub 60), Barnes,
Redknapp, McManaman, Fowler (Sub 72), Clough
Subs: Warner, Kennedy (On 60), Walters (On 72)

Going into this game, West Ham knew that a win would secure Premiership
football for at least another season. A draw or a defeat, and they would be
forced to s***it out on the last day of the season, against a Man Utd side
who would be playing for the championship.

The game started with West Ham immediately putting the visitors under
pressure. In the first minute, a West Ham freekick was floated into the
Liverpool penalty area. Despite***s, Morley and Hutchison, all trying to
head the ball goalwards, James managed to get to the ball forst, and punch it
back upfield.

After only five minutes, Hughes made a good run down the West Ham right,
before freeing the ball to Bishop. Biushop snatched at the shot, and it
easily fell to James. Two minutes later and McManaman was unlucky to see his
long range shot well held by Miklosko.

Holmes was in the thick of the action again after 11 minutes. McManaman ran
with the ball and managed to get past Holmes. Holmes kept on battling for
the ball, and saw McManamans shot rebound off of his back, and out of play.

West Ham were forced to re-organise in the 12th minute when Julian***s was
forced to go off with a leg injury. His place was taken by Simon Webster in
the center of defence.***s injured his ankle, possibly fracturing the bone.
Thankfully it wasn't a knee injury, as was first suspected.

Liverpool played some very good one-touch football, the same way that West
Ham can at times, but time after time they failed to breakdown the West Ham
defence. They would have moves with 20-30 passes, but as soon as they managed
to get anywhere near the West ham defence, they lost possession. Moncur seemed
to be the only West ham player that was actually battling for the ball. The
rest of the players seemed contented to let Liverpool play the ball around.

In the 25th minute, Breaker took a West Ham throw in, and gave the ball to
Hutchison. He turned with the ball, and then let Hughes take the ball off
of his feet. Hughes sent his shot across the goalmouth, and just wide of the
post. A minute later and Holmes made a brilliant run down the West ham left.
He passed the ball to Bishop in the middle of the field, who laid the ball
off to Hughes on the Right. Hughes took the ball, and shot, but his shot was
again wide of the post. James was by far the busiest of the two keepers, with
Miklosko hardly being challenged.

In the 29th minute, West ham finally got the goal they deserved. HOLMES picked
up the ball on the left wing and ran towards the goal. He took the ball around
Thomas and was then forced almost to the by-line. It looked as though he would
pass the ball back across the area, but instead managed to place the ball
under James, and into the bottom left hand corner of the goal, from the
narrowest of angles. This was Holmes's first goalof the season, and was one of
the best seen at Upton Park all year.

West Ham sat back on the lead, after scoring, and Liverpool were again stuck  
in the centre of the pitch, unable to breakdown the defence. Breaker had a
very good game, and did a good job of stopping McManaman from getting the
crosses to Fowler.

In tyhe 44th minute, Jamie Redknapp attempted to lob Miklosko, but the ball
went just over the crossbar. In the final minute of the half, Liverpool had
a farcicle Free Kick on the Edge of the West ham penalty area. Firstly, they
took the kick before the ref had blown. Then Holmes was booked for encroaching
and when they did finally get to take the kick, they fired it straight at the
West Ham wall. This just about summed up the Liverpool first half.

HALF TIME  1-0

The second half started with Liverpool again trying to breakdown the solid
West ham defence, without much success. In the 55th minute, Thomas gave the
ball to McManaman who should have taken a shot. However, McManaman passed
the ball to Fowler who shot over the bar from right in front of goal. Fowler
had a very quiet game, and was given very few chances to shoot.

In the 59th minute, West Ham finally got the second goal the had been
searching for, to releave some of the pressure. Morley received the ball on
the edge of the Liverpool penalty area, and gave the ball to HUTCHISON who
sent his shot past James and into the back of the Liverpool goal.

Straight from the restart West Ham went on the attack. Despite having a player
down injured in the centre circle, the referee played the advantage, and
Moncur took the ball into the Liverpool penalty area. He passed to HUTCHISON,
who for the second time in 40 seconds fires his shot past the on-coming James.

A stunned Liverpool immediately took off Matteo,m and brought on Kennedy, to
try to find some response. It is fair enough to take the last few games of
the season easy, when you know you are already in Europe, but it is another
to be humiliated. They nearly found a reply in the 63rd minute, when Scales
was given the ball on the edge of the WestHam penalty area, but he rushed his
shot and it was well over the crossbar.

In the 68th minute, Morley should have made it four tothe hammers. He received
the ball, unmarked and right in front of the Liverpool goal, but with only
James to beat, he blasted his shot over the bar.

Liverpools second substitution came after 72 minutes, when Walters came on for
Robbie Fowler, who'd had a very quiet game. Five minutes later, and a good
Liverpool build up by Walters and McManaman lead to Barnes shooting just wide.

After the third goal went in, both teams seemed to be evenly matched, and so
large periods of the second half were played in the centre of the pitch, with
neither side having the ability to make the break.

The final five minutes saw Liverpool desperately searching for a consolation
goal. In the 86th minute, Thomas was through on goal, but both Hutchison and
Webster headed the ball back upfield, before Thomas could get to the ball.

A minute later and Ludo nearly gifted Liverpool a goal. Ludo tooke the ball to
the right hand corner of the penalty area, and kicked it upfield, just before
McManaman got to the ball. The ball fell to Barnes, who kicked the ball
straight back to McManaman. McManamans first shot was only palmed away by
Miklosko, but he recovered well to take the ball off of McManamans feet.

In the final minute Nigel Clough saw his shot go just over the bar.

So West Ham won 3-0 and ensured their place in the Premiership next season.
They moved from the relegation zone, to 13th in the table.
After the game, the players all came out and gave the fans a round of
applause. Hopefully the fans will ensure that the atmosphere at Sundays game
will be better that the atmosphere at this game. Despite the Lower Bobby
Moore stand trying to get everyone singing, there were times when there was no
atmosphere at all.

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West Ham v Liverpool

Post by H P Ravi Desil » Fri, 19 May 1995 04:00:00


: Match report of the recent West Ham v Liverpool match.

: As per usual article may be re-produces BUT PLEASE:
: 1. Credit it to me (Ian Offers)
: 2. Let me know where it is being used.
: 3. ALL COMMENTS VIA E-MAIL

: As there is only 1 game left of the season, I have a question.
: I have been doing these reports, on all WHU Home games, since the start of the
: season.
: DO YOU WANT ME TO CONTINUE NEXT YEAR ?
: If no-one is reading them, then I will stop, or at least stop posting them here.
: E-Mail me (Subject r.s.s reports) and let me know what you think.
: No replies = no reports to r.s.s next year.

: Ian
:                  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
: Wednesday 10 May 1995
: West Ham (1) 3     Liverpool (0) 0
: Holmes    29
: Hutchison 59, 60

: Teams.
: West Ham: Miklosko, Breaker, Rieper, Potts,***s (Sub 12), Hughes, Bishop,
: Moncur, Hutchison, Morley, Holmes
: Subs: Sealey, Webster (On 12), Allen

: Liverpool: James, Thomas, Babb, Scales, Harkness, Matteo (Sub 60), Barnes,
: Redknapp, McManaman, Fowler (Sub 72), Clough
: Subs: Warner, Kennedy (On 60), Walters (On 72)

: Going into this game, West Ham knew that a win would secure Premiership
: football for at least another season. A draw or a defeat, and they would be
: forced to s***it out on the last day of the season, against a Man Utd side
: who would be playing for the championship.

: The game started with West Ham immediately putting the visitors under
: pressure. In the first minute, a West Ham freekick was floated into the
: Liverpool penalty area. Despite***s, Morley and Hutchison, all trying to
: head the ball goalwards, James managed to get to the ball forst, and punch it
: back upfield.

: After only five minutes, Hughes made a good run down the West Ham right,
: before freeing the ball to Bishop. Biushop snatched at the shot, and it
: easily fell to James. Two minutes later and McManaman was unlucky to see his
: long range shot well held by Miklosko.

: Holmes was in the thick of the action again after 11 minutes. McManaman ran
: with the ball and managed to get past Holmes. Holmes kept on battling for
: the ball, and saw McManamans shot rebound off of his back, and out of play.

: West Ham were forced to re-organise in the 12th minute when Julian***s was
: forced to go off with a leg injury. His place was taken by Simon Webster in
: the center of defence.***s injured his ankle, possibly fracturing the bone.
: Thankfully it wasn't a knee injury, as was first suspected.

: Liverpool played some very good one-touch football, the same way that West
: Ham can at times, but time after time they failed to breakdown the West Ham
: defence. They would have moves with 20-30 passes, but as soon as they managed
: to get anywhere near the West ham defence, they lost possession. Moncur seemed
: to be the only West ham player that was actually battling for the ball. The
: rest of the players seemed contented to let Liverpool play the ball around.

: In the 25th minute, Breaker took a West Ham throw in, and gave the ball to
: Hutchison. He turned with the ball, and then let Hughes take the ball off
: of his feet. Hughes sent his shot across the goalmouth, and just wide of the
: post. A minute later and Holmes made a brilliant run down the West ham left.
: He passed the ball to Bishop in the middle of the field, who laid the ball
: off to Hughes on the Right. Hughes took the ball, and shot, but his shot was
: again wide of the post. James was by far the busiest of the two keepers, with
: Miklosko hardly being challenged.

: In the 29th minute, West ham finally got the goal they deserved. HOLMES picked
: up the ball on the left wing and ran towards the goal. He took the ball around
: Thomas and was then forced almost to the by-line. It looked as though he would
: pass the ball back across the area, but instead managed to place the ball
: under James, and into the bottom left hand corner of the goal, from the
: narrowest of angles. This was Holmes's first goalof the season, and was one of
: the best seen at Upton Park all year.

: West Ham sat back on the lead, after scoring, and Liverpool were again stuck  
: in the centre of the pitch, unable to breakdown the defence. Breaker had a
: very good game, and did a good job of stopping McManaman from getting the
: crosses to Fowler.

: In tyhe 44th minute, Jamie Redknapp attempted to lob Miklosko, but the ball
: went just over the crossbar. In the final minute of the half, Liverpool had
: a farcicle Free Kick on the Edge of the West ham penalty area. Firstly, they
: took the kick before the ref had blown. Then Holmes was booked for encroaching
: and when they did finally get to take the kick, they fired it straight at the
: West Ham wall. This just about summed up the Liverpool first half.

: HALF TIME  1-0

: The second half started with Liverpool again trying to breakdown the solid
: West ham defence, without much success. In the 55th minute, Thomas gave the
: ball to McManaman who should have taken a shot. However, McManaman passed
: the ball to Fowler who shot over the bar from right in front of goal. Fowler
: had a very quiet game, and was given very few chances to shoot.

: In the 59th minute, West Ham finally got the second goal the had been
: searching for, to releave some of the pressure. Morley received the ball on
: the edge of the Liverpool penalty area, and gave the ball to HUTCHISON who
: sent his shot past James and into the back of the Liverpool goal.

: Straight from the restart West Ham went on the attack. Despite having a player
: down injured in the centre circle, the referee played the advantage, and
: Moncur took the ball into the Liverpool penalty area. He passed to HUTCHISON,
: who for the second time in 40 seconds fires his shot past the on-coming James.

: A stunned Liverpool immediately took off Matteo,m and brought on Kennedy, to
: try to find some response. It is fair enough to take the last few games of
: the season easy, when you know you are already in Europe, but it is another
: to be humiliated. They nearly found a reply in the 63rd minute, when Scales
: was given the ball on the edge of the WestHam penalty area, but he rushed his
: shot and it was well over the crossbar.

: In the 68th minute, Morley should have made it four tothe hammers. He received
: the ball, unmarked and right in front of the Liverpool goal, but with only
: James to beat, he blasted his shot over the bar.

: Liverpools second substitution came after 72 minutes, when Walters came on for
: Robbie Fowler, who'd had a very quiet game. Five minutes later, and a good
: Liverpool build up by Walters and McManaman lead to Barnes shooting just wide.

: After the third goal went in, both teams seemed to be evenly matched, and so
: large periods of the second half were played in the centre of the pitch, with
: neither side having the ability to make the break.

: The final five minutes saw Liverpool desperately searching for a consolation
: goal. In the 86th minute, Thomas was through on goal, but both Hutchison and
: Webster headed the ball back upfield, before Thomas could get to the ball.

: A minute later and Ludo nearly gifted Liverpool a goal. Ludo tooke the ball to
: the right hand corner of the penalty area, and kicked it upfield, just before
: McManaman got to the ball. The ball fell to Barnes, who kicked the ball
: straight back to McManaman. McManamans first shot was only palmed away by
: Miklosko, but he recovered well to take the ball off of McManamans feet.

: In the final minute Nigel Clough saw his shot go just over the bar.

: So West Ham won 3-0 and ensured their place in the Premiership next season.
: They moved from the relegation zone, to 13th in the table.
: After the game, the players all came out and gave the fans a round of
: applause. Hopefully the fans will ensure that the atmosphere at Sundays game
: will be better that the atmosphere at this game. Despite the Lower Bobby
: Moore stand trying to get everyone singing, there were times when there was no
: atmosphere at all.

: --

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