Video: Ben Foster’s howler gives West Ham victory over Birmingham City

Posted by - January 12, 2011 - Birmingham, EFL Cup, Football videos, West Ham

Carling Cup calamity

A goalkeeper would usually know he is at fault if he was beaten by a cleanly struck Carlton Cole effort, given his form this season. When a scuffed Cole strike beats you, you know something has gone horribly wrong.

Birmingham City keeper Ben Foster picked a horrible time to play a game of nutmegs as the West Ham striker’s shot trickled towards him.

It is almost as if the ball was struck so poorly that Foster dives too far, too soon. That is not a great excuse though. The howler saw the Blues slip to a 2-1 defeat against West Ham despite the Hammers being reduced to 10 men.

Video via 101GG

  • Stuart Otterson

    No doubt Robert Green (West Ham’s goalie) probably gave Foster some sympathy at the end of the match. Well empathy actually.