Text  Larger | Smaller | Default


United v City: half time report

Filed: Tuesday, 11th January 2011
By: Staff Writer

An excellent first half display from West Ham has given Avram Grant's side a priceless lead at the break in tonight's Carling Cup smei final first leg.

Grant - who, according to a string of rumours, is in charge of the Hammers for the final time - has seen his team control the first half against a Birmingham team set on defending.

Despite creating a string of goalscoring opportunities, the only goal of the half came from the right foot of Mark Noble on 13 minutes. The Canning Town-born midfielder fired home an unstoppable volley - albeit from an impossible angle - after the ball fell to him following a game of ping-pong inside the City box.

Victor Obinna, Freddie Sears, James Tomkins and Jonathan Spector - who went closest to adding a second with a scorching volley that was well saved by the busy Ben Foster - have all had chances, to no avail.

Meanwhile Birmingham's only notable chance came from the head of Dann, who failed to threaten Rob Green's goal when nodding comfortably over from a free kick.

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

Related News

   arrow   Nolan, Jenkinson, Diamanti & Cole: Thursday's news [1st Oct 2015]
   arrow    Bilic, Carroll, Cresswell & Kouyate: Saturday's news [12th Sep 2015]
   arrow   And that's a wrap! Who's in and who's out this summer [1st Sep 2015]
   arrow   Capital One Cup: West Ham to face Foxes [25th Aug 2015]
   arrow   Randolph position under threat as Green linked with Boleyn return [11th Aug 2015]
   arrow   Gold: Arsenal 'looking over their shoulders' [8th Aug 2015]
   arrow   Randolph, Klopp, Ferdinand and Diego: Sunday's news [31st May 2015]
   arrow   First signing of the summer confirmed [30th May 2015]
   arrow   We've waited a long, long time for this [20th May 2015]
   arrow   Doncaster or Bristol City await in the FA Cup fourth round [5th Jan 2015]

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 Posts including either links and/or foul language are automatically filtered and will not be published.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
Fans condemn Nolan reception
West Ham supporters have slammed the pockets of individuals who booed Kevin...more
Three Years Ago
West Ham Utd 1 Arsenal 3
West Ham United fell to their first home Premier League defeat of the season - but gave their oppone...more
Five Years Ago
Grant on der Hammer blow
Avram Grant has confirmed that midfielder Tomas Hitzlsperger will be out of action until well into t...more