Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

Manchester City v West Ham United: half-time report


Filed: Monday, 20th March 2006
By: Matthew O'Greel


West Ham have one foot in the FA Cup semi-finals thanks to a first-half strike from Dean Ashton.

Ashton struck in the 41st minute to give the Hammers a precious half-time lead in tonight's FA Cup quarter-final tie at Manchester City.

The Hammers - who went into the game minus Lionel Scaloni (dropped) and Anton Ferdinand (injured) but with Shaka Hislop and Matthew Etherington - rarely threatened the City goal in a quiet half, although the home side - missing key striker Georgious Samaras - made precious few goalscoring opportunities.

City's best chance came minutes before Ashton gave the Hammers the lead; Shaka Hislop fumbled a Reina cross and Musampa's overhead kick was goalbound before Paul Konchesky intervened to head off the line.

The goal finally arrived just four minutes ahead of the break - and it proved to be well worth waiting for.

We'll have more for you at the final whistle.





Related News

   arrow    Ferdinand, Ogbonna, Sullivan & Bilic: Tuesday's news [6th Dec 2016]
   arrow   West Ham land Man City in FA Cup draw [5th Dec 2016]
   arrow   In brief - Monday's news round-up [14th Nov 2016]
   arrow   Payet included in Player of the Year shortlist [10th Nov 2016]
   arrow   On this day: 4 November [4th Nov 2016]
   arrow   Chelsea, Parker, Zaza & Billic: Wednesday's news [26th Oct 2016]
   arrow   Payet nominated for prestigious award [24th Oct 2016]
   arrow   Evening all: five games rescheduled for TV [14th Oct 2016]
   arrow   Brady, Sullivan, Gold & Noble: Tuesday's news [27th Sep 2016]
   arrow   Hammers land Chelsea in EFL Cup [21st Sep 2016]



Your Comments


Please note that this section is for comments relating to the above news item only. Any off-topic or abusive posts will be removed. Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published. To engage in further discussion on any of our news stories, visit the KUMB Forums.

Not a member of the KUMB Forums? You may register for free membership here.

comments powered by Disqus
 
News Image




On This Day ...

One Year Ago
West Ham to face Wanderers
West Ham United will host Championship side Wolverhapmton Wanderers in the ...more
Three Years Ago
World Cup draw: bad news for England
The draw for the 2014 World Cup Finals was made in Brazil this evening - and it was bad news for Eng...more
Five Years Ago
It's Anelka, say the Mail
The Daily Mail have claimed that West Ham are looking to sign Chelsea's Nicolas Anelka....more