Irons v Wolves – Live reporting


Hammers line up has been announced:

Randolph, Reid, Cresswell, Song, Zarate, Jenkinson, Obiang, Noble Collins, Jelavic, Antonio SUBS: Tomkins, Carroll, Adrian, Ogbonna, Payet, Oxford, Cullen.

Kick off imminent

2/Song concedes corner

5/ Hammers really slow out of the blocks. Come on lads we’ve been here before this season

12/ van La Parra  wins a free kick in Irons half

15/Antonio robbed on edge of Wolves box

18 Obiang shot from Jenkinson cross  – pushed round upright

20/Antonio gets clear cross for Cresswell and shot deflects for corner

26/ Quick Irons break – corner

27/ Reid header from corner – easily saved

30/ Quiet first half hour  – Wolves worked very hard but Irons the more dangerous on break and starting to get a grip

Daggers gone a goal behind at Goodison

35/ Fierce attack from Irons but Noble and Cresswell efforts thwarted by over-busy Wolves defence- Cressie down injured

40/ Chance for Antonio – scuffs shot. Wolves clear

41/ Noble, Jenkinson, Zarate press forward – corner which is cleared

44/Jenkinson 20 yard shot just turned over top

Wolves really need half time as the lads step up the pace 

HALF TIME IRONS 0 WOLVES 0 (George Moncur gets first for Colchester – they lead 2-0 against Charlton)

48/ Wolves corner – low drive, Randolph collects

49/ Siguadarson goes down – two sets of stretcher bearers – looks bad for the guy

Long delay

We’re off again

61/Long ball from the back catches Wolves striker offside – creating nothing but it’s getting frustrating. WHERE’S DIMI?


62/Thanks Slav – you heard me . Payet warming up.

62/ Antonio shot blocked by one of eight defenders!!!

65/ Payet for Noble

67/ Randolph saves long range shot easily

70/ Carroll for Zarate

75/ Wolves defending well – Obiang fires wide

81/ Great West Ham free kick from Payet narrowly over the top

82/ Payet cross too high for Carroll – Wolves clear

83/ IRONS GOAL Jelavic scores after Carroll shot falls to him 1-0

That’s the first goal Wolves have conceded in four games.

88/Two minutes of regular time but surely another five after the long injury delay to Siguardson

Six minutes injury time guys

For those that care about such things Wolves haven’t won a Cup tie since 2011

Three minutes to go – flick by Le Fondre in front of goal but passes Doherty at far post

Great chance in last minute Le Fondre in front of goal , tried to place it but scuffs it and the Irons are through

Irons 1 Wolves 0

Report/match verdict and quotes at the site soon

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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