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Saturday, 9th April 2011

Bolton Wanderers 3
West Ham United 0

by Staff Writer


West Ham's recent run of good form is a distant memory after they went down 3-0 at Bolton this afternoon.

With just six games of the current season left to play Avram Grant's side are heading towards the Championship unless they can arrest the recent run of miserable form that has seen them go four games without a win.

At the Reebok Stadium today it was a depressingly familiar outcome as United simply fell apart in the opening 45 minutes.

Goals from Daniel Sturridge and Chung-Yong Lee gave the Trotters a deserved two-goal advantage at the break before Sturridge added a second - and Bolton's third - five minutes after the break.

The result leaves West Ham in 18th place in the Premier League.

The only good news to come from today was that both sides below the Hammers also lost (Wolves 3-0 at home to Everton, Wigan 1-0 at Chelsea) - although West Brom won at Sunderland whilst Blackburn picked up a point at home to Birmingham.

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Player Ratings

Robert Green
Three goals conceded. Recieved little help from his backline. Wayward shooting came to his aid.


James Tomkins
Given a torrid time by Petrov. Played manfully and looked stronger at centre back.


Wayne Bridge
Not a bad game. He can attack and did what he could defensively.


Manuel Da Costa
The erratic side of Da Costa's game has returned at the wrong time. Was prevented from carrying the ball forward.


Matthew Upson
Seemed to have waved the white flag prior to the game's commencement. Loose for the first, absent for the second.


Scott Parker
His weakest performance this term. Lost control of the ball and ran up blind alleys.


Mark Noble
Frustrated. Played in a fluid fashion in the second half.


Thomas Hitzlsperger
Some nice passes, but he failed to impose himself on the game. It is clear he is not infallible.


Frederic Piquionne
Justifiably withdrawn at half time. The injury has impaired his quality.


Robbie Keane
Shot erratically and was absent in the first half.


Demba Ba
Improved in the second half and made chances. Passed poorly, and lacked control in the first.


Substitutes


Lars Jacobsen
(Replaced Upson, 46 mins) Comfotable. Should have been in from the start.


Carlton Cole
(Replaced Piquionne, 46 mins) Lively and caused trouble in Bolton's box.


Jonathan Spector
(Replaced Parker, 76 mins) Little time to influence proceedings.


Ruud Boffin
Did not play.


Danny Gabbidon
Did not play.


Gary O Neil
Did not play.


Victor Obinna
Did not play.



Match Facts

Referee: Lee Probert.

Attendance: 25,857.

Man of the Match: Mark Noble.

West Ham United

Robert Green, James Tomkins, Wayne Bridge, Manuel Da Costa, Matthew Upson, Scott Parker, Mark Noble, Thomas Hitzlsperger, Frederic Piquionne, Robbie Keane, Demba Ba.

Goals: None.

Booked: None.

Sent off: None.

Bolton Wanderers

Jaaskelainen, Knight, Cahill , Steinsson, Alonso, Petrov, Muamba, Lee, Davies, Sturridge, Elmander .

Substitutes: Taylor (Petrov 79), Moreno (Lee 79), Klasnic (Davies 82).

Subs not used: Robinson, Cohen, Bogdan, Blake.

Goals: Sturridge (14, 51), Lee (20).

Booked: .

Sent Off: None.

 
Staff Writer's Man of the Match: Mark Noble