Full-time: West Ham 2-0 Liverpool

  • Hammers do the double over Liverpool for the first time since 1964
  • Michail Antonio controversially converts Enner Valencia's cross just seconds after appearing to foul Alberto Moreno
  • Andy Carroll marks his 150th Premier League appearance with a trademark header against his former club after half-time
  • Manuel Lanzini and Emre Can both hit the woodwork, with the former lost to a recurrence of a thigh injury
Andy Carroll
Michail Antonio and Andy Carroll scored a header each as West Ham beat Liverpool at Upton Park AFP


West Ham 2-0 Liverpool


Three minutes of added time signalled by the fourth official.


A parried save from Mignolet to keep out a fierce drive from Kouyate after a lovely slipped pass from Payet. At the other end, Coutinho picks out Joe Allen but he heads wide when it looked easier to hit the target.


Goalscorer Antonio receives warm applause as he jogs off to be replaced by Jenkinson. The Arsenal loanee looks to be playing on the right of a back five, with Tomkins shifted inside alongside Collins and Ogbonna as West Ham seek to preserve their two-goal advantage in the dying minutes.


Benteke is the latest Liverpool player to appeal in vain for an unlikely penalty after his header from a Smith cross appears to clip the arm of Ogbonna. Desperation now from Klopp's side.


Strong appeals for a Liverpool penalty as Adrian clears Lallana's corner and Carroll blocks Coutinho's powerful drive. Madley is unconvinced but Can argues his case angrily, leading to a heated confrontation with Cheikhou Kouyate.


Strong defending from Collins to turn a dangerous free-kick over his own crossbar. Noble then makes a crucial block on the goalline from Lucas' header.


Carroll has been a constant thorn in Liverpool's side during this second half. Coutinho is still trying to create for the visitors, but Benteke looks incapable of providing the finishing touch.


Payet makes an instant impact as he feeds Cresswell, who stands up an inviting ball towards Carroll at the back post. Mignolet makes a good stop from close range to deny him a second goal and smothers at the second time of asking as Antonio looks to slam home the rebound.


A standing ovation from the home crowd as Payet, out since early November with an ankle injury, replaces Valencia. That is certainly a popular substitution.


Klopp reacts to that trademark Carroll goal with a double change. Lallana is on for Firmino, while versatile 21-year-old Smith replaces Moreno. Half an hour of the contest remaining.


A decisive second goal for the Hammers as Carroll, making his 150th appearance in the Premier League, nets his third goal of the season against his former club.

Following patient build-up down the right-hand side, Obiang finds Noble and the captain bends in an impressive cross. Having initially watched proceedings progress from the back of the penalty area, Carroll steals a run on his marker and gets up above Clyne and Valencia to power a header into the far corner.


Goal: West Ham 2-0 Liverpool (Andy Carroll)


A slight tangle between Clyne and Valencia leads to a penalty appeal from the West Ham striker but referee Madley waves play on.


Benteke has looked below par today and fails to produce a decent effort from Moreno's low pass. West Ham are struggling badly to retain any sort of meaningful possession.


We are back underway. Liverpool begin the second half with a strong run from Ibe, who tees up Coutinho. The latter then shifts the ball past Noble before firing a shot well over the top.


A deserved lead for West Ham at the break. There was perhaps a touch of good fortune about the goal given that it came just 20 seconds after Antonio appeared to foul Moreno, but they have looked dangerous on the break.

Liverpool have dominated much of the possession but have struggled to create many meaningful chances.



West Ham 1-0 Liverpool


Liverpool probe for space in the final third but Coutinho's ambitious long-range drive is blocked. Sakho then floats a cross into the box but West Ham comfortably clear and the half-time whistle sounds.


Five minutes of stoppage time signalled by the fourth official. Ibe runs at Cresswell down the right, before playing the ball low into the feet of Firmino.

The Brazilian then finds Can on the edge of the box, who bends a right-footed effort against the crossbar. So unlucky.


Liverpool apply some pressure towards the end of the first half but the move fizzles out courtesy of an air shot from Lucas. Obiang then blocks Moreno's shot and Adrian can claim.


Mamadou Sakho fails to adequately clear Antonio's trademark long throw and Clyne is forced into an excellent block to deny a fine strike from Cresswell at the back post.


Lanzini did appear to point to his thigh as he sat down on the turf. He won't be able to continue as he limps off to be replaced by Pedro Obiang.