Championship
West Ham United 1 Doncaster Rovers 1

Saturday, 10th March 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Oh flipping heck here we go again.



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Player Ratings

Robert Green
Little chance with the goal but saved the point with the superb second half save.


George McCartney



Matt Taylor
The enforced playing of McCartney on the right meant a full-back slot for Taylor until his belated push into midfield. This was something of a waste.


James Tomkins
Steady Eddie as usual ?EUR" though the sponsors?EUR(TM) MOTM award was pushing it a bit.


Abdoulaye Faye
By and large he had an ok game but he really should have done a bit more to close down Diouf for their goal.


Mark Noble
Inspirational in recent weeks he seemed to be labouring in this one. Not helped by D?EUR(TM)Urso?EUR(TM)s insistence that perfectly legal tackles were fouls.


Kevin Nolan
The good work of his tap-in for the goal was somewhat countered by the dreadful ball he played that led to their goal.


Jack Collison
Got through a lot of hard work but really ought to have scored at the death.


Henri Lansbury
When he had RVT to pass to he looked ok. Without him his influence waned.


Ricardo Vaz Te
It was all going so well until he disappeared. Hamstring? That?EUR(TM)ll be at least 3 weeks then.


Carlton Cole
Hit the bar but his somewhat tentative prod towards goal that was put away betrayed a lack of confidence. Another who suffered from D?EUR(TM)Urso?EUR(TM)s poor performance.



Substitutes

Sam Baldock
(Replaced Vaz Te, 25)
Looked like a fish out of water playing deep and didn?EUR(TM)t get close enough to Cole late on.


Gary O Neil
(Replaced Lansbury, 57)
No discernible influence on proceedings.


Danny Collins
(Replaced Nolan, 80)
Did ok in his short spell at left back which allowed Taylor to push on.


Ravel Morrison
Did not play.


Nicky Maynard
Did not play.



Match Facts

West Ham United: Robert Green, George McCartney, Matt Taylor, James Tomkins, Abdoulaye Faye, Mark Noble, Kevin Nolan, Jack Collison, Henri Lansbury, Ricardo Vaz Te, Carlton Cole.

Goals: Kevin Nolan 8                  .

Booked: None.

Sent off: None.

Doncaster Rovers: Carl Ikeme, Pascal Chimbonda, Shelton Martis, Habib Beye, Tommy Spurr, Kyle Bennett, Giles Barnes, Simon Gillett, James Coppinger, El-Hadji Diouf, Mamadou Bagayoko.

Subs not used: Fabien Robert, Herita Ilunga, James Hayter.

Goals: James Coppinger (73).

Booked: None.

Sent off: None.

Referee: Andy D Urso.

Attendance: 34,650.

Man of the Match: Robert Green.