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  • [alansmith] West Ham just don't react as quickly as Anelka does. It's a real poacher's goal.

    12/28/2013 1:33:39 PM
  • Anelka prods home his second of the game - but should West Brom have had a corner in the first place?

    12/28/2013 1:34:25 PM
  • [half-time]WEST HAM 1-2 WEST BROM
    Baggies lead at the break thanks to a brace of Anelka goals – after the hosts dominate proceedings to no avail.

    12/28/2013 1:36:04 PM
    Sam Allardyce won't be happy when he sees the replays. The corner that led to West Brom's goal should never have been given as it was put out by Morrison rather than Joe Cole.
    West Ham will be be very upset about that. It should have been a goal kick in my opinion. [alansmith]

    12/28/2013 1:37:15 PM
  • Here are the half-time match stats. Ruthless finishing from West Brom!

    12/28/2013 1:39:23 PM
    All smiles as Baggies celebrate at Upton Park. 

    12/28/2013 1:46:05 PM

  • Anelka pops home West Brom's second goal in the space of five minutes in east London.

    12/28/2013 1:48:56 PM
  • [substitution]WEST HAM 1-2 WEST BROM
    We are up and running in the second half at Upton Park. Maiga has come on to replace Carlton Cole at half-time.

    12/28/2013 1:50:23 PM
    Allan McGregor has confirmed he is fit to start this afternoon's clash.
    12/28/2013 1:50:58 PM
  • [westbrom]WEST HAM 1-2 WEST BROM
    Anelka tries to finish off a low Jones cross but Jaaskelainen smothers the ball at the striker's feet.
    12/28/2013 1:53:06 PM
  • [westham]WEST HAM 1-2 WEST BROM 
    Noble’s snap-shot volley lacks power and is off target too. At the other end, Mulumbu pulls his low shot wide.
    12/28/2013 1:56:02 PM
  • [free-kick]WEST HAM 1-2 WEST BROM
    Noble taps free-kick to Joe Cole who fires wide of Foster’s right-hand post from just outside box - a decent chance wasted.
    12/28/2013 1:59:13 PM
  • MAN CITY v CRYSTAL PALACE [crystalpalace]
    Jonny Williams and his side have a big task on their hands this afternoon...
    12/28/2013 2:00:01 PM
    Team to play Crystal Palace: Hart, Boyata, Kompany (C), Nastasic, Clichy, Garcia, Fernandinho, Navas, Silva, Milner, Dzeko [manchestercity]
    SubsPantilimon, Lescott, Kolarov, Yaya Toure, Rodwell, Negredo, Nasri  
    12/28/2013 2:01:27 PM
  • [yellow-card]WEST HAM 1-2 WEST BROM
    Nolan in the book for a late challenge on Brunt – no complaints about that.

    12/28/2013 2:01:48 PM
    Team to play Aston Villa: Tremmel, Tiendalli, Williams (capt), Chico, Davies, Canas, de Guzman, Shelvey, Hernandez, Lamah, Bony [swansea]
    Subs: Zabret, Rangel, Amat, Britton, Pozuelo, Routledge, Vazquez 
    12/28/2013 2:01:59 PM
    We are hearing rumours that Wayne Rooney is out for Manchester United today. Confirmed teams as soon as we get them... [manchesterunited]
    12/28/2013 2:03:05 PM
    Team to play Man Utd: Ruddy; Martin, R Bennett, Bassong (c), Olsson; Fer, Johnson; Snodgrass, Hoolahan, Redmond; Hooper [norwich]
    Subs: Bunn (GK), Whittaker, van Wolfswinkel, Elmander, Garrido, Becchio, Josh Murphy 
    12/28/2013 2:04:06 PM
  • [westham]WEST HAM 1-2 WEST BROM 
    With an hour played, the Hammers are still enjoying greater possession but are yet to trouble keeper Foster since the second half began.

    12/28/2013 2:04:16 PM
    Team to play Swansea: Guzan, Lowton, Clark, Baker, Luna, Westwood, Bacuna, Weimann, Delph, Agbonlahor (c), Tonev [astonvilla]
    SubsSteer, Helenius, Bowery, Sylla, El Ahmadi, Kozak, Albrighton 
    12/28/2013 2:04:41 PM
  • MAN CITY v CRYSTAL PALACE [manchestercity]
    A rare chance for Dedryck Boyata in the Man City starting XI today...
    12/28/2013 2:05:52 PM
    Team to play Man City: Speroni, Mariappa, Gabbidon, Delaney, Parr, Ward, Jedinak, Bannan, Puncheon, Bolasie, Jerome. [crystalpalace]
    Subs: Price, Moxey, Campana, Jonny Williams, Phillips, Gayle, Chamakh. 
    12/28/2013 2:07:28 PM
  • [goal]GOAL! WEST HAM 2-2 WEST BROM (Maiga 65)
    Maiga curls Hammers level from just outside the box. Ball may just have clipped off Nolan on its way past Foster. Just moments earlier Foster had pulled off a great save to deny Maiga – with the ball heading towards the top right-hand corner.
    12/28/2013 2:08:40 PM
  • [goal]GOAL! WEST HAM 3-2 WEST BROM (Nolan 67)
    Nolan hooks home from close range after latching on to Maiga’s clever nod down, following a period of sustained Hammers pressure.
    12/28/2013 2:10:40 PM
    They are a tough team to stop when they have got the wind behind them... [alansmith]

    12/28/2013 2:12:15 PM
  • [goal]GOAL! WEST HAM 3-3 WEST BROM (Berahino 69)
    A third goal in four minutes at Upton Park. This time it's at the other end. A great individual effort by Berahino who fires across Jaaskelainen and in off the right-hand post.
    12/28/2013 2:12:50 PM
  • What a flurry of action that was! West Brom are level after three goals in four minutes!

    12/28/2013 2:14:18 PM
    Team to play Norwich: De Gea, Smalling, Vidic, Evans, Evra, Young, Cleverley, Carrick, Giggs, Kagawa, Hernandez. [manchesterunited]
    Subs: Lindegaard, Anderson, Welbeck, Fabio, Fletcher, Zaha, Januzaj 
    12/28/2013 2:16:11 PM
    Team to play Fulham: McGregor, Chester, Davies, Rosenior, Figueroa, Huddlestone, Livermore, Elmohamady, Boyd, Koren, Sagbo [hull]
    Subs: Harper, Bruce, Faye, McShane, Meyler, Fryatt, Graham 
    12/28/2013 2:16:44 PM
    Team to play Norwich: Stockdale; Zverotic, Hughes, Amorebieta, Riise; Dejagah, Sidwell, Karagounis, Kasami; Ruiz; Rodallega [fulham]
    Subs: Bettinelli, Kacaniklic, Richardson, Boateng, Riether, David, Bent 

    12/28/2013 2:17:25 PM
  • ASTON VILLA v SWANSEA [swansea]
    Swansea boss Michael Laudrup is desperate for points at Villa Park
    12/28/2013 2:18:32 PM
  • HULL v FULHAM [fulham]
    David Stockdale will continue to deputise in goal for the Cottagers today
    12/28/2013 2:19:56 PM
  • [westbrom]WEST HAM 3-3 WEST BROM
    Jaaskelainen has to be alert to catch Brunt’s snap-shot from a difficult angle inside the box. This has turned into a real cracker. Which way will the pendulum fall?
    12/28/2013 2:21:44 PM
  • Phew. Let's rewind a moment. There are suggestions Maiga's goal struck Kevin Nolan's arm on the way into the net. Sky Sports' Alan Smith doesn't think it was intentional though,

    12/28/2013 2:22:18 PM
  • [substitution]WEST HAM 3-3 WEST BROM
    Change for the Baggies: Yacob on for Morrison.
    12/28/2013 2:23:09 PM
  • [free-kick]WEST HAM 3-3 WEST BROM 
    Diame is booked for a dreadful challenge on Brunt. Could easily have broken his ankle. From the resultant 21-yard free-kick, Berahino curls the ball against the right-hand post with Jaaskelainen well-beaten.

    12/28/2013 2:27:05 PM
  • Berahino watches on as his free-kick strikes the post. Great effort.

    12/28/2013 2:27:36 PM
  • NORWICH v MAN UTD [norwich]
    What chance a surprise win for Chris Hughton today?
    12/28/2013 2:29:08 PM
  • [substitution]WEST HAM 3-3 WEST BROM
    Hammers replace Cole with Collison, while the visitors take off Berahino and bring on Sessegnon. Into the final six minutes at a noisy Upton Park.

    12/28/2013 2:29:46 PM
    Tom Huddlestone reflects on his goal and his impending haircut as a result...
    I've got a decent record against Fulham. Once the game was secure at 3-0 I was trying to push myself on a little bit and fortunately enough for my barber I managed to nick a goal. It's a chance to try different hairstyles again rather than leaving it as it is!

    12/28/2013 5:08:55 PM
    A huge game coming up live on Sky Sports 1 now as managerless Cardiff host bottom-of-the-table Sunderland. We'll have full coverage right here on the blog, as well as reaction to all of the 3pm games. [saturdaynightfootball]
    12/28/2013 5:10:22 PM
    Cardiff caretaker boss David Kerslake has been speaking ahead of the game [cardiff]
    12/28/2013 5:14:13 PM
  • MAN CITY 1-0 C PALACE REACTION [manchestercity]
    Manuel Pellegrini said his team found it hard to break down a Crystal Palace side "with 10 players in their own box"
    It's very difficult when just one team wants to play and the other wants to defend.The game we saw today was not what we are used to at the Etihad.

    12/28/2013 5:16:58 PM
  • CARDIFF v SUNDERLAND [sunderland]
    Sunderland striker Fabio Borini has been speaking ahead of the late kick-off
    12/28/2013 5:18:54 PM
    Managerless Cardiff are 7/5 to take all three points in their clash with Sunderland. The visitors are 21/10 with the draw a 23/10 shot. We've price boosted Fabio Borini to 9/1 to score first and Cardiff to win 1-0 to 15/2. Bet now
    12/28/2013 5:19:09 PM
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