Premier League
West Ham United 3 Wigan Athletic 1

Saturday, 27th November 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Speaking as one who likes to survive on a minimum amount of nightly sleep of about five hours it's not been a great couple of weeks.



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Player Ratings

Robert Green
Ok he had a good game. The penalty save was decent but it wasn't his most testing of days. So the sponsors' decision to award him MOTM was met with much scratching of heads ?EUR" not least from our Jem who could scarcely hide the disbelief in his voice when he had to make the announcement.


Lars Jacobsen
Was looking solid enough until forced off by injury.


Danny Gabbidon
Decent enough up to the point that Wigan switched N'Zogbia over to his side whereupon Cleverley and Insomnia combined to give him a hard time ?EUR" witness his lunge for the penalty.


James Tomkins
A nice confidence-booster for the youngster who kept it simple throughout.


Matthew Upson
Good solid performance from the skipper who rarely looked troubled.


Scott Parker



Valon Behrami
Lots of running box to box. Took his goal nicely.


Junior Stanislas
Drifted in and out of the game. Looked promising when he took on players.


Pablo Barrera
Similar sort of match to Stanislas really. Some good moments in between the periods of anonymity.


Victor Obinna
Lively and showed some nice combination play alongside Piquionne. Fine goal and excellent set up for Parker.


Frederic Piquionne
Ought to have scored in the second half but thatmiss shouldn't detract from his overall contribution which, once he'd stopped getting caught offside, was actually quite good.



Substitutes

Winston Reid
(Replaced Jacobsen, 49 mins) A fairly gentle 35 minutes or so for the Danish Kiwi, though Moses did catch him out of position late on.


Radoslav Kovac
(Replaced Parker, 82 mins) His only contributions were on the debit side ?EUR" a stupid free-kick given away late on and his failure to come out of defence could have proved costly.


Carlton Cole
(Replaced Piquionne, 76 mins) Could have scored late on but not really on for long enough to make an impression.


Marek Stech
Did not play.


Jonathan Spector
Did not play.


James Tomkins
Did not play.


Radoslav Kovac
Did not play.



Match Facts

West Ham United: Robert Green, Lars Jacobsen, Danny Gabbidon, James Tomkins, Matthew Upson, Scott Parker, Valon Behrami, Junior Stanislas, Pablo Barrera, Victor Obinna, Frederic Piquionne.

Goals: Valon Behrami 34 Victor Obinna 55 Scott Parker 74              .

Booked: None.

Sent off: None.

Wigan Athletic: Al Habsi, Stam, Gohouri, Caldwell, Gomez, Diame, Thomas, Cleverley, Figueroa, N'Zogbia, Di Santo.

Subs not used: Pollitt, McArthur, McManaman, Mustoe.

Goals: Cleverley (86).

Booked: Adam (28).

Sent off: None.

Referee: Mark Halsey.

Attendance: 34,178.

Man of the Match: Scott Parker.