Text  Larger | Smaller | Default

NewsNow

West Ham Utd v Wigan: half time report


Filed: Tuesday, 25th September 2012
By: Staff Writer


A brace from Ivan Boselli and a goal out of nowhere from summer transfer target Ivan Ramis have given West Ham a mountain to climb in the second half of tonight's Capital One Cup third round tie.

Sam Allardyce's team, who were in complete control of this tie in the opening quarter-of-an-hour somehow find themselves 3-1 down at the break after conceding two goals right at the end of the half.

Modibo Maiga gave United the perfect start when he took advantage of a dreadful back pass to fire the Hammers ahead with just six minutes on the clock.

But that lead was to last for just nine minutes as Argentinian striker Boselli levelled the scores when he nipped in to convert Maynor Figueroa's centre.

Ricardo Vaz Te and Jordan Spence both went close shortly after whilst Robert Hall once again looked lively throughout the half.

However Wigan - and Ramis, who looked like he was on his way to West Ham before his move was hijacked by Wigan boss Roberto Martínez - stunned the home crows six minutes ahead of the half time whistle.

The Spanish defender was allowed to run from deep before unleashing an absolute piledriver of a shot from the 35 yard mark which flew into the top corner of Stephen Henderson's net.

And as if that wasn't bad enough, Boselli extended that lead further when he made it 3-1 just three minutes later.

Having beaten West Ham's offside trap, the £6million man lifted the ball over the oncoming Henderson to give his side a comfortable lead to take into the half time break.

West Ham - who left the field to muted boos from the stands - have it all to do in the second half; we'll have more for you at the final whistle.


West Ham Utd: Henderson, Spence, Tomkins, McCartney, Potts, Noble, O'Neil, Vaz Te, Jarvis, Maiga, Hall.

Subs: Spiegel, Collins, Taylor, Tombides. Fanimo, Driver, McCallum.

Wigan Athletic: Al Habsi, Caldwell, Jones, McManaman, McArthur, Boselli, Ramis, Stam, Piscu, Figueroa, Miyaichi.

Subs: Pollitt, Kone, Watson, Gomez, Boyce, Fyvie, Orsula.

Referee: Craig Pawson.





Related News

   arrow   Transfer round-up: the full list! [8th Jun 2016]
   arrow   Burke, Oxford, Payet & Sakho: Tuesday's news [31st May 2016]
   arrow   Athletic chasing Burke [30th May 2016]
   arrow   Collins named in provisional Welsh squad [9th May 2016]
   arrow   West Ham Utd 1-4 Swansea City [7th May 2016]
   arrow   Noble, Poyet, Zarate & Oxford: Tuesday's news [5th Jan 2016]
   arrow   Bilic, Zarate, Song & Carroll: Monday's news [30th Nov 2015]
   arrow   Young Hammer nominated for monthly award [4th Nov 2015]
   arrow   Moore, Sullivan, Carroll & Bilic: Tuesday's news [27th Oct 2015]
   arrow   New deal for Adrian [2nd Oct 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
£10million Dimitri Payet joins West Ham
West Ham have completed the capture of Marseille forward Dimitri Payet....more
Three Years Ago
Transfer latest: 26 June
In just five days' time, the West Ham United first team squad returns to training at Chadwell Heath....more
Five Years Ago
Gold: signings soon
David Gold has confirmed that he expects West Ham to annunce some further signings shortly....more