Tuesday, 17 March 2009

West Ham United 0 West Bromwich Albion 0

Upson Injury Muddies The Waters For Fabio Capello by Gary Jacob
The cuts and bruises will last longer than the memories after a scrappy encounter of precious little action that nevertheless left plenty to reflect upon. Both teams will consider the most slapdash of goalless draws last night as a missed opportunity, but West Bromwich Albion will be especially disappointed not to have converted some excellent chances and cut the gap farther at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League... Times
Upson Hurt On Frustrating Night For West Ham by John Ley
If there was relief at Upton Park following closure over the Carlos Tevez affair yesterday, what followed last night was hardly a celebration, or a statement of intent for the future. Gianfranco Zola admitted the decision to settle out of court with Sheffield United allows him to plan ahead, but, in the short-term the manager was left to contemplate the lack of depth in his depleted squad... Telegraph
Green In The Wars As Hammers Draw Blank by Neil Ashton
Tony Mowbray's team have been easy on the eye all season, winning admirers
nationwide with their pretty passing and yet losing the fight for survival in the Barclays Premier League. Last night they finally showed a nasty streak, baring their teeth when Jonas Olsson’s brutal 52nd-minute challenge left a dent in Robert Green’s jaw. West Bromwich’s central defender escaped censure by Mark Halsey, the man who is officially the country’s most lenient match official according to statistics compiled by the Premier League... Mail
Albion Miss The Chance To Close Gap by Glenn Moore
In the context of West Bromwich Albion's season a goalless draw away from home must be regarded as a triumph. In the context of their opponents' performance last night it was a wasted opportunity. Albion had conceded 22 goals in eight games since last keeping a clean sheet but Scott Carson was never in any danger of being beaten last night. Rob Green had a tougher match, not least because a stray elbow from Jonas Olsson – who may be summoned to the Football Association when they see the video – laid him out at a corner. Without Green being able to intervene Shelton Martis headed against the bar. It was the closest either side came to scoring... Independent

West Brom Draw A Blank As Olsson's Arm Makes Big Hit by Dominic Fifield
Tony Mowbray was loth to admit it but his Baggies may belatedly have stumbled on a mean streak in the top flight. The Football Association could today be moved to scrutinise Jonas Olsson's aerial challenge on the West Ham goalkeeper Rob Green, some seven minutes into the second half last night, which left the England squad goalkeeper dazed and prone on the turf. The possibility of retrospective action remains... Guardian
Upson Adds To Zola Woe by Matt Law
West Ham seem to have faced compensation claims from here, there and everywhere, so the Upton Park faithful may contemplate asking for their money back after last night’s blank. Up against a West Brom team that had failed to keep a clean sheet in their previous eight games, the Hammers were confident of boosting their hopes of qualifying for Europe... Express

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