LiveWest Ham 2-0 Liverpool

Summary

  1. West Ham XI: Adrian, Tomkins, Collins, Ogbonna, Cresswell, Lanzini, Noble, Kouyate, Antonio, Valencia, Carroll.
  2. Liverpool XI: Mignolet, Clyne, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno, Can, Lucas, Ibe, Coutinho, Firmino, Benteke.

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By Aimee Lewis

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West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

Liverpool have lost three of their last four away games without scoring. Again, they had plenty of possession in this match but they're failing to create enough chances.

West Ham were the strongest side and deserved the win. 

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'Fifth is fantastic'

West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

Stuart Pearce

BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

"A fantastic result for West Ham. West Ham's bad run was because of the injuries they had, and they did suffer. You look at Carroll and Payet and them being fit gives the club a big lift.

"Fifth in the table is fantastic for West Ham."

Hammers heading to Europe?

West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

Stuart Pearce

BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

"The big lift for West Ham is having Andy Carroll and Dimitri Payet back fit.

"They look like they have gone through a poor run, but now find themselves fifth in the league. They have every opportunity to break into one of those European places.

"The talk last summer was 'make sure we stayed in the Premier League' but it won't be like that now."

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West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

A fine start to 2016 for West Ham who earn a deserved win to move fifth in the league, while Liverpool drop to eighth. 

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West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

We're into the final minute and West Ham are about to extend their unbeaten run to seven matches. 

'Benteke needs more support'

West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

Garth Crooks

Former Spurs striker on Final Score

"Christian Benteke is getting a lot of criticism, but I don’t think people realise how difficult it is to play up front on your own. If you’re playing up front, you expect the team to create chances for the strikers."

West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

There'll be three minutes of added time in this match. On this display, Liverpool wouldn't score even if they had 33 additional days to play this game. 

West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

At the other end of the pitch, Joe Allen goes close with a header from close range and the Welshman should have at least hit the target. 

West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

West Ham on the counter-attack... it's three against two... Dimitri Payet releases Cheikhou Kouyate but his shot is saved by Simon Mignolet. 

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West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

For all their possession, there's been little evidence from Liverpool that they possess the guile and creativity to score two goals in this match. West Ham defending deeply, comfortably seeing off the visitors. 

Fall in love with Antonio

West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

Stuart Pearce

BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

"Michail Antonio has been the outstanding player on the pitch. A man of the match performance. His goal was outstanding, but he has put in a really good shift for his team today. He is an easy player to fall in love with."

West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

Five minutes remaining and West Ham are on course to achieve a first double over Liverpool since the 1963-64 season. Liverpool have been below their best today, while West Ham will earn a deserved victory. 

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West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

James Collins bullying Christian Benteke, sniffing out any pass or cross which comes the striker's way. The Welshman has been solid in defence for the Hammers today. 

West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

We're into the final 10 minutes and Liverpool are keeping hold of the ball as they search for that goal which could spark a comeback. But Klopp's men lack bite, perhaps they lack belief too. 

West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

Christian Benteke demands a penalty after his header makes contact with Angelo Ogbonna, but the referee rightly ignores the striker's plea. 

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West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

The Benteke criticism is pathetic. He just won his team 6 points. It's not his fault that Liverpool are playing badly today #bbcfootball

What is with this lack of belief. I know #Klopps been talking about it; we lose a goal and that is that. We're out of the game. #bbcfootball

#bbcfootball. One word to describe West Ham's performance today? Complete.

West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

Philippe Coutinhho with a low, driving daisy-cutter which causes all sorts of chaos for the West Ham defenders in the box, but the ball is blocked by Andy Carroll. 

There's a slight melee... words exchanged between Emre Can and Cheikhou Kouyate... but the referee deems a talking to is enough of a punishment. 

West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

A dangerous-looking free-kick from Adam Lallana out on the left which is put out for a corner by James Tomkins. Corner Liverpool... Lucas with the header which is cleared off the line by Mark Noble. Now or never for Liverpool. 

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West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho weaves through a couple of challenges, he's through on goal but the ball overruns and Adrian clears with his feet. 

Liverpool, again, the dominant team in terms of possession, but that matters little when you're 2-0 down. 

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West Ham's formidable front three

West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

Stuart Pearce

BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

"Looking at West Ham with Dimitri Payet back, Andy Carroll fit and Michail Antonio getting regular football, it's quite a formidable front three for them for the rest of the season.

"Slaven Bilic will be happy with the way the game is going, but will just want to make sure his side does not make any silly mistakes. You can't see Liverpool getting a foothold into this game though."

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West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

Liverpool being patient as they wait for an opening. Adam Lallana and Philippe Coutinho creating pretty patterns, the Brazilian spots Nathaniel Clyne making a late run on the right... danger for West Ham... but the defender's low cross is cleared before it can find Christian Benteke.

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West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

Liverpool have Simon Mignolet to thank that the score remains 2-0 with the Belgian brilliantly stopping Andy Carroll's header from six yards. 

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West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

Philippe Coutinho chases Christan Benteke's header, but James Tomkins toe-pokes the ball away from the Brazilian playmaker. Liverpool have yet to hint at any comeback. 

Just the one shot of their 17 attempts on goal have been on target. 

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SUBSTITUTION

West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

A rousing reception from the West Ham fans as Enner Valencia leaves the field for Dimitri Payet. Hammers fans are glad to see the Frenchman who has been absent for a few months because of injury. 

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West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

A wasteful ball from Lucas, straight at Enner Valencia. A scrappy couple of minutes in this match with much of the play happening in the middle of the park. 

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West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

Massive goal at Upton Park 2-0 West Ham.. #LFC can forget top 4 they will struggle to make top 6 with this inconsistency #bbcfootball #LFC

#bbcfootball Carroll showing why he should never be dismissed, pure & natural quality, English engineering at it's best :)

Feel sorry for Klopp. Doing a great job turning around the Rodgers ship that was heading to Championship though #bbcfootball

SUBSTITUTION

West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

A double substitution for Liverpool. Firmino is the man sacrificed for Adam Lallana, while the young Brad Smith is coming on for Alberto Moreno. 

West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

Alberto Moreno with an outswinger towards Christan Benteke, but again West Ham deal with those crosses comfortably. There needs to be a change of plan if Liverpool are to get back into this. 

West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

Liverpool have created little in this match which suggests they're going to be unable to score the three goals they'll at least need for the three points. There's little for Jurgen Klopp to chose on the bench, either, with Adam Lallana the only attacking option. 

'Liverpool are out of this game'

West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

Stuart Pearce

BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

"Noble's weight of cross was perfect, he just feathered the ball into the box and told Carroll to get his head on to the ball.

"It was an incredibly powerful header and that is what Carroll can do. Liverpool are out of this game."

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West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

Trademark. Andy Carroll with a bullet header from six yards for his third goal of the season. A brilliant cross from Mark Noble on the right and Nathaniel Clyne again beaten in the air. 

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Moreno the key?

West Ham 1-0 Liverpool

Stuart Pearce

BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

"Moreno could hold the key for Liverpool unlocking West Ham's defence. He has to keep running forward and get past James Tomkins when he can."

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West Ham 1-0 Liverpool

For Lucas to be still in this team 9 years on is worrying much work for #Klopp to do. #bbcfootball

In a fully fit LFC squad, Benteke will be 4th choice behind Sturridge, Origi and Ings. £32m well spent Mr Rodgers 😒 #bbcfootball

@LFC has no intensity,no tempo, no rhythm,no spark,no of guile,no creativity,nothing to show. Seems they are still in Xmas mood #bbcfootball

West Ham 1-0 Liverpool

Liverpool dominating possession, but yet to work their way into the final third... Eventually they do, Alberto Moreno with a pull back for Christian Benteke and the Belgian side foots it well wide. It wouldn't have hit the target even if there were two goals to aim at. 

The Liverpool striker is having one of those days, it seems. 

West Ham 1-0 Liverpool

A good, driving run from Jordan Ibe. The forward holds off Cheikhou Kouyate and finds Philippe Coutinho, but the Brazilian is high and wide with his effort. 

West Ham 1-0 Liverpool

Stuart Pearce

BBC Radio 5 live at Upton Park

"I am sure Jurgen Klopp was disappointed with the first 45 minutes from his team. They don't look like Liverpool and where they are expected to be heading."

KICK-OFF

West Ham 1-0 Liverpool

Here we go. The second half is up and running. Are West Ham on course for a first double over Liverpool since the 1963-64 season? 

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HALF-TIME

West Ham 1-0 Liverpool

Liverpool's team are on the pitch, waiting for the Hammers to reappear from the dressing room. The visitors will nee to improve after the break if they are to get anything from this game.