Wycombe 0 West Ham Utd 0

  • by Staff Writer
  • Saturday, 23rd July 2011

West Ham played out a bore-draw against League One outfit Wycombe Wanderers at Adams Park this afternoon.

Sam Allardyce - who enjoyed his first success as Hammers boss against Copenhagen in Denmark on Wednesday night - sent out a strong side for the second successive game with the start of the Championship season just a fortnight away.

However his side barely tested their supposedly-inferior opponents, who probably enjoyed the better chances in a drab affair hardly littered with goalscoring opportunities.

The home side made the early running and striker Stuart Bevan, who has been afforded little room by James Tomkins and Jordan Spence should perhaps have done better with a rare free header inside the opening ten minutes.

West Ham - featuring Mexican winger Pablo Barrera, making his first appearance of pre-season - eventually rallied to finish the half the stronger of the two sides but rarely forced Wycombe goalkeeper Bull into action.

It was much the same after the break for West Ham who looked flat up front despite the lone striker's role being filled by Carlton Cole and his second half replacement, Freddie Piquionne.

As with the opening half, the best chance of the second 45 minutes fell to Wycombe when Joel Grant made a mess of a close range effort that would have had Rob Green well beaten.

Wycombe Wanderers 0 West Ham Utd 0: match facts

West Ham Utd: Green, O'Brien, Tomkins (Montano 68), Spence, Ilunga (Brown 68), Faubert, Parker (Nouble 76), Nolan (c), Boa Morte, Barrera, Cole (Piquionne 60).

Subs not used: Boffin, Noble.

Wycombe Wanderers: Bull, Foster (McCoy 70), Sandell (Ibe 76), Johnson (Stewart 76), Tunnicliffe, Ainsworth (c) (Strevens 60), Lewis (McClure 70), Halls (Bloomfield 60), Donnelly (Dunne 76), Grant (Harding 70), Beavon (Betsy 60).

Subs not used: Arnold, Harris.

Referee: Mr Russell.

Attendance: 4,352.

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Last position and number of appearances in brackets. Matches played: Young Boys 2 West Ham Utd 1; FC Basel 2 West Ham Utd 1; Bishops Stortford 0 West Ham Utd 3; Copenhagen 0 West Ham Utd 1; Wycombe 0 West Ham Utd 0.

1. (1) James Tomkins (4) 293
2. (8) Jordan Spence (5) 262
3. (9) Luis Boa Morte (4) 256
4. (11) Julien Faubert (4) 250
5. (6) Herita Ilunga (4) 248
6. (3) Freddie Piquionne (4) 235
7. (2) Cristian Montano (5) 233
8. (19) Joey O'Brien (4) 210
9. (5) Jordan Brown (5) 204
10. (4) Winston Reid (3) 197

11. (21) Kevin Nolan (3) 195
12. (21) Scott Parker (3) 181
13. (7) Marek Stech (2) 180
14. (10) Freddie Sears (3) 165
15. (12) Robert Hall (3) 147
16. (18) Frank Nouble (4) 141
17. (13) Olly Lee (3) 135
18. (14) George Moncur (2) 135
18. (14) Ruud Boffin (2) 135
18. (14) Mark Noble (2) 135

18. (14) Jack Collison (2) 135
18. (27) Robert Green (2) 135
23. (20) Junior Stanislas (2) 118
24. (-) Pablo Barrera (1) 90
24. (23) Jose Hernani (1) 90
24. (23) Callum McNaughton (1) 90
27. (25) Seb Lletget (1) 78
28. (26) Abdoulaye Faye (2) 77
29. (33) Carlton Cole (2) 73
30. (27) Ahmed Abdulla (1) 45

31. (29) Sergio Sanchez (1) 28
31. (29) Callum Driver (1) 28
31. (29) Matthew Fry (1) 28
31. (29) Paul McCallum (1) 28

Unused: Peter Kurucz, Zavon Hines (currently out of contract), Gary O'Neil (injured).

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