FA Cup
West Ham United 3 Nottingham Forest 2

Sunday, 30th January 2011
by Gordon Thrower

Transport for London bless ‘em. They only have our interests at heart. They know that week in week out those who make the trip to the Boleyn often face amounts of frustration and anger that are of levels best described as “unhealthy”, particularly for those of us whose blood pressure measurements have a comma in them. So, in their infinite wisdom, TfL like to make it as difficult as possible for us to get to the ground.



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Player Ratings

Robert Green
Busier in the first half than the second when he was less troubled. Might have done a tiny bit better for their second perhaps.


Lars Jacobsen
Improved after a shaky start during which period their first goal came from his side.


Herita Ilunga
Given that he's now been left out of the 25 this may just have been his final match for us. Never looked like the player we had on loan.


Winston Reid
Still not convinced by this one. Still he was fairly steady throughout and his presence in the opposition penalty area forced the penalty that turned out to be the winner.


Danny Gabbidon
Appalling in the first half ?EUR" his control was all over the shop. Much, much better in the second half.


Radoslav Kovac
Awful.


Mark Noble
Ok in patches but looked a bit leggy towards the end. Wisely withdrawn to give him a break.


Pablo Barrera
Like Reid I'm still unconvinced. At this level he looked ok in patches, but every decent run was followed by a disappearing act for ten minutes or so.


Fred Sears
Looked lively throughout and was unfortunate not to get his name on the scoresheet.


Frederic Piquionne
But for both 'keepers he could have had his name on both sides of the goals ledger. Otherwise promised little and delivered it.


Victor Obinna
But for both 'keepers he could have had his name on both sides of the goals ledger. Otherwise promised little and delivered it.



Substitutes

Luis Boa Morte
(Replaced Noble, 74 mins) But for both 'keepers he could have had his name on both sides of the goals ledger. Otherwise promised little and delivered it.


Frank Nouble
(Replaced Piquionne, 87 mins) Introduced to run the clock down a bit. Succeeded in that aim I suppose. Off to Barnsley for a bit.


Zavon Hines
(Replaced Barrera, 90 mins) Another with little time to influence matters.


Ruud Boffin
Did not play.


Wayne Bridge
Did not play.


James Tomkins
Did not play.


Scott Parker
Did not play.



Match Facts

West Ham United: Robert Green, Lars Jacobsen, Herita Ilunga, Winston Reid, Danny Gabbidon, Radoslav Kovac, Mark Noble, Pablo Barrera, Fred Sears, Frederic Piquionne, Victor Obinna.

Goals: Victor Obinna 4 Victor Obinna 42 Victor Obinna 52              .

Booked: Danny Gabbidon 19          .

Sent off: None.

Nottingham Forest: Camp, Gunter, Morgan, Chambers, Lynch, McKenna, Majewski, Cohen, McGugan, Adebola, McGoldrick.

Subs not used: Smith, Moussi, Maloney, Rodney.

Goals: Adebola (18), McGoldrick (40).

Booked: Lynch (51), Gunter (65).

Sent off: None.

Referee: Michael Oliver.

Attendance: 29,287.

Man of the Match: Victor Obinna.