Filed: Wednesday, 20th July 2011
By: Staff Writer
It's all-square at the break in tonight's pre-season friendly against FC Copenhagen.
With Sam Allardyce sending out his strongest possible team - including Scott Parker and Robert Green, making his first appearance of pre-season - it is the first chance for Hammers fans to see the manager's new-look team.
And the initial impressions have been mostly positive, with the Hammers more than matching their Champions League-qualifying opponents in the opening 45 minutes.
Chances for both sides have been at a premium although the home side went closest to breaking the deadlock when Christian Bolanos fired inches over despite being well-placed on 36 minutes.
For the visitors, Kevin Nolan saw a 22-yard drive fizz over the bar on 34 minutes whilst a James Tomkins/Winston Reid combination saw the former head narrowly wide of the near post.
As always, we'll have a full report for you at the final whistle.
West Ham United: Green, Faubert, Reid, Tomkins, Ilunga, Noble, Nolan, Parker, Collison, Boa Morte, Piquionne.
Subs: Boffin, Spence, Brown, Sears, Montano, O'Brien, Nouble.
FC Copenhagen: Wiland, Thomsen, Zanka (c), Sigurdsson, Bengtsson, Bolanos, de Souza, Grindheim, Diouf, Santin, N'Doye.
Subs: Christensen, Bergvold, Nordstrand, Kristensen, Zohore, Oviedo, Absalonsen, Toutouh, Thomas, Ozdogan, Lindbjerg.
Hammers linked with Danish striker [9th Aug 2013]
West Ham off to Sweden? [14th Mar 2013]
Rumours aplenty [3rd Jul 2012]
Pre-season pitch minutes: final table [1st Aug 2011]
Pre-season player watch [28th Jul 2011]
Dagenham & Redbridge 0 West Ham Utd 1 [26th Jul 2011]
Wycombe 0 West Ham Utd 0 [23rd Jul 2011]
Squad watch: pre-season update [21st Jul 2011]
Allardyce looking to loan market [21st Jul 2011]
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