We set up with 451 with Hleb pushing on behind Jerome, but instead of Dave – Fahey played.
1st half we were shocking and went 1-0 down. We looked dire and quite honestly, West Ham probably should have been further ahead. It looked like things had got worse with Dann doing his hamstring, it looked serious so unfortunately looks like he may well be out for a while.
2nd half Murphy came on and swapped places with Ridge. From the off, we looked like a decent side and we had far more urgency and bossed the game. The pressure built and it did look like it was only a matter of time before we scored and on the 56th minute one of our pretend strikers equalised. (The ridge!)
Not long after, West Ham’s game appeared to get even worse when Obinna was sent off for a senseless kick on Seb. We continued to press and it did look like we were going to get a 2nd. We had a penalty appeal turned down AGAIN, (how many is that this season). On twitter at the time I said it wasn’t, but having seen it again Upson definitely committed a foul and therefore it should have been a pen.
Then Grant bought on Cole and Hines, and in their only attack in the 2nd half a weak shot from Cole went under Foster to put West Ham ahead.
Despite numerous attacks, we were unable to get a 2nd equaliser.
I’m going to go positive here. I believe we saw enough by the Blues in the 2nd half – to say that we can beat West Ham at St Andrews.
So at half time it is 2-1 to West Ham.