Half-Time Report: Kevin Nolan brace puts West Ham United in the lead against Swansea City

Kevin Nolan of West Ham United celebrates with James Collins as he scores their first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Swansea City at Boleyn Ground on February 1, 2014
© Getty Images
West Ham United are leading Swansea City 2-0 at half time in today's Premier League match at Upton Park, thanks to a brace by Kevin Nolan.

West Ham United are leading Swansea City 2-0 at half time in today's Premier League match at Upton Park.

After a quiet start, the game sprung into action just before the half-hour mark. Andy Carroll was able to nod the ball down for Kevin Nolan on the edge of the Swansea area, before the veteran player sent a left-footed shot into the bottom corner of Gerhard Tremmel's net.

The Hammers had another good chance in the 32nd minute, Matt Jarvis sending a dangerous cross in the direction of the Swansea box, but nobody could get on the end of it.

The East London outfit were eventually able to double their lead on the stroke of half time, as Nolan, again assisted by Carroll, lashed an effort into the bottom corner from six yards.

Sam Allardyce manager of West Ham United looks on during the Barclays Premier League match between West Ham United and Arsenal at Boleyn Ground on December 26, 2013
Read Next:
Live Commentary: West Ham 2-0 Swansea City - as it happened
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables