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West Ham United - Stoke City
Premier League - 17 April 2018
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FULL TIME: WEST HAM 1-1 STOKE That's it! A pulsating second half ends with the scores level. It's a good point in the end for West Ham - and a terrible one for Stoke, who were so close to a huge victory.
- Yellow cardAaron CresswellWest Ham United
Cresswell is booked. Stoke have a free-kick on the right wing. This might be their last realistic chance to avoid relegation. Shaqiri swings a superb ball in that is cleared desperately for a corner.
WEST HAM HAVE A THIRD GOAL DISALLOWED! Carroll was penalised for a foul on Shawcross just before Hernandez slapped a half-volley through Butland. It was a tight call, that.
- Yellow cardPapa Alioune N'DiayeStoke City
Ndiaye is booked for something or other. There will be four minutes of added time. That's a killer blow for Stoke.
- GoalAndy CarrollWest Ham United
GOAL! West Ham 1-1 Stoke (Carroll 90) What an equaliser from the big man! Cresswell's flat cross finds Carroll just inside the box, and he smacks a terrific left-footed volley into the corner. That is a beautiful goal.
Carroll appeals for a penalty after a wrestling match with Martins Indi. It was such a clumsy tussle that it's hard to tell who was fouling who.
- OffMame Biram DioufStoke City
- OnStephen IrelandStoke City
Stoke make their last change too, with Stephen Ireland replacing Mame Biram Diouf.
- OffJoão MárioWest Ham United
- OnAndy CarrollWest Ham United
West Ham make their last change, with Andy Carroll replacing Joao Mario.
- Yellow cardCheikhou KouyatéWest Ham United
Kouyate is booked for a foul on Shaqiri.
A win would take Stoke to 30 points, three from safety. They have some winnable fixtures remaining too.
Lanzini hits the free-kick into the wall.
- Yellow cardBruno Martins IndiStoke City
Martins Indi is booked for clattering Hernandez 25 yards from goal.
- OffArthur MasuakuWest Ham United
- OnManuel LanziniWest Ham United
Another West Ham change: Manuel Lanzini comes on for Arthur Masuaku.
I think Hart was unsighted when Shaqiri took the shot, but he will still feel he should have held it - or at the very least shovelled it away from goal.
- GoalPeter CrouchStoke City
GOAL! West Ham 0-1 Stoke (Crouch 79) Peter Crouch scores a huge goal for Stoke after a mistake from Joe Hart! He spilled Shaqiri's shot straight at the feet of Crouch, who reacted fastest to score from five yards.
West Ham have been so dominant in the last 15 minutes. Ordinarily Stoke would try to hang on for a 0-0 but they really need a win here.
- OffEdimilson FernandesWest Ham United
- OnJavier HernándezWest Ham United
West Ham make their first substitution: Javier Hernandez, the expert goalscorer, replaces Edimilson Fernandes.
Allen fouls Noble 25 yards from goal, to the left of centre. Cresswell lofts the ball into the box and it beats everyone before drifting out for a throw-in.
West Ham have been all over Stoke like a cheap rash for the last five minutes. Cresswell's corner is thumped away by the head of Shawcross, but the ball keeps coming back.
- OffMoritz BauerStoke City
- OnPeter CrouchStoke City
Another Stoke substitution: Peter Crouch replaces Moritz Bauer.
GOOD SAVE FROM BUTLAND! Cresswell's deflected free-kick from 25 yards is beaten away by Butland, diving dramatically to his right.
ANOTHER WEST HAM GOAL IS DISALLOWED! Fernandes whistled a 25-yard shot past Butland - but crucially the Stoke keeper had his view blocked by Arnautovic in an offside position. Arnautovic didn't touch the ball, though he did move to allow it to go between his legs.
This is starting to get a bit niggly and desperate. Both sides would surrender all dignity for a win, and you can't blame them for that.
There's a bit of off-the-ball aggro between Arnautovic and Martins Indi, though nothing that merits a card for either player.
- OffRamadan SobhiStoke City
- OnGeoff CameronStoke City
Stoke make the first substition, with Geoff Cameron replacing Ramadhan Sobhi.
The match is starting to open up. The increasingly influential Joao Mario makes space on the edge of the box and hits a shot that is blocked by Martins Indi.
GREAT CHANCE FOR DIOUF! Bauer scorches past Ogbonna on the right side of the area and plays the ball across to Diouf, who belts it over from six yards. What a chance!He screamed with frustration as the ball screwed off his right foot and into orbit.
ARNAUTOVIC HAS A GOAL DISALLOWED! It was a good header from Cresswell's superb cross, but he was fractionally offside.
West Ham can't get out of their half at the moment. It's quite a change from the first half.
Stoke have started this half really well, playing with much more authority in possession than before half-time.
It's almost eerily quiet at the London Stadium. The West Ham fans know that a defeat would leave them in a bit of bother, especially as they have a tough run-in.
Good play from Stoke! Sobhi finds Pieters, whose cutback is just behind Shaqiri in the area.
Stoke have made a busy start to the second half. They know if they don't win this game they will need snookers to avoid relegation.
- 2nd Half
Here, we go again.
- End of 1st Half
HALF TIME: WEST HAM 0-0 STOKE Noble's long-range shot is well held by the plunging Butland, the last action of a bitty first half. That's the pre-watershed description, anyway.
You tell us, "Premier League".
Shaqiri plays a lovely long pass into the area for Sobhi, who moves the ball smartly away from Zabaleta only to hopelessly mishit a shot off his standing foot.
West Ham have certainly been the better team in this half and will feel they should be ahead. But they're not, are they.
The corner is cleared to Masuaku, who drills a long-range shot wide of goal.
CHANCE FOR WEST HAM! Noble's angled pass over the top is headed infield by Zabaleta to Arnautovic, who waits for it bounce up and smashes it towards goal on the turn. It hits the face of Butland, who had no time to react but was well positioned, and flies behind for a corner. West Ham also appealed for a penalty when Zabaleta was challenged by Sobhi as he headed the ball back to Arnautovic. There wasn't much in it.
DECENT CHANCE FOR STOKE! Sobhi stabs a nice pass through to Diouf, who lashes a first-time shot towards goal from inside the D. It's really well struck but too close to Hart, who saves comfortably.
Joao Mario finds Arnautovic, who drags a shot on the turn well wide of the far post. It was a reasonable chance, no more than that.
Arnautovic has been the liveliest attacker on the pitch, full of intent and imagination.
Cresswell's superb cross is excellently cleared inside his own six-yard box by Pieters.
Arnautovic's smart dummy allows the ball to run through to Joao Mario. He tries to stab a return pass round the corner, and Martins Indi stretches to make a vital clearance.
In the last ten minutes, West Ham have had 81 per cent of the possession. Take that, Pep.
Noble plays another long pass to release Arnautovic. He's one against one with the last man Martins Indi, who does excellently to clear the danger.
West Ham are starting to dominate possession, albeit without creating any clear chances.
Cresswell's free-kick from 25 yards kicks up awkwardly in front of Butland, who dives to his left to push it behind for a corner. Good save.
Arnautovic is being booed by his friends in the away end.
GOOD SAVE FROM HART! Sobhi and Shaqiri work the ball nicely across the field for Bauer, who charges into the area and hits a crisp low shot that is well saved down to his left by Hart.
It's been a quiet few minutes, with both teams giving up possession a little easily.
Tonight's referee is Michael Oliver, who hasn't been up to much in the last couple of weeks.
Noble drills a long pass to Arnautovic, who swaggers away from Shawcross on the left of the box and hits a cross that deflects towards goal and is pushed away for a corner by Butland. That was a nice run from Arnautovic.
The formations are as expected: 3-5-2 for West Ham and 4-4-1-1 for Stoke.
Stoke break down the other end, where Sobhi drags the ball away from Ogbonna and hits a rising shot from 20 yards. Hart makes a comfortable save.
An early effort from Masuaku, whose low shot from a tight angle is kicked away by Butland!
Peep peep! Stoke get the match under way. If you like to picture these things in the televisual style, they are kicking from right to left.
Any predictions? I'm going for a desperate, entertaining 2-2 draw.
If you're a Stoke fan who believes in omens, look away now.
All eyes will be on Marko Arnautovic, the former Stoke forward who has been in Zlatanic form for West Ham in recent months. He has a showman's temperament, so you wouldn't be surprised if he scored against his old club. He got the second goal in December when West Ham won the return fixture 3-0.
Stoke are running out of time. They are six points behind Swansea in 17th place and surely need a win tonight to have a realistic chance of staying up.
A win tonight would take West Ham to 37 points. They have a tough run-in but that would surely be enough to ensure survival.
West Ham are unchanged from the team that drew 1-1 at Chelsea. Stoke make one change from the side that lost at home to Tottenham Hotspur, with Kurt Zouma replacing Glen Johnson.
TEAM NEWS: West Ham United: Hart; Rice, Ogbonna, Cresswell; Zabaleta, Noble, Kouyate, Masuaku; Fernandes, Joao Mario; Arnautovic. Subs: Adrian, Evra, Lanzini, Cullen, Carroll, Hugill, Hernandez. /// Stoke City: Butland; Zouma, Shawcross, Martins Indi, Pieters; Bauer, Ndiaye, Allen, Sobhi; Shaqiri; Diouf. Subs: Grant, Cameron, Ireland, Fletcher, Sorenson, Crouch, Campbell.
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