Premier League
West Ham United 2 Norwich City 1

Tuesday, 1st January 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Always nice to start the new year with a win. Especially when you’ve gone a few weeks without one.



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Player Ratings

Jussi Jaaskelainen
Had barely anything to to if truth be told.


Guy Demel
Got forward well but seemed to be at a loss as to what to do with the ball once in good position.


Joey O Brien
Steady performance at left back from Mr Reliable.


James Tomkins
Looks much happier when he?EUR(TM)s playing centre back.


Winston Reid
Superb. Again. MOTM.


Mark Noble
Just shaded for MOTM by Reid but nevertheless he bossed the game. Another fine penalty.


Jack Collison
Good to see him back ?EUR" not a bad game either.


Matt Taylor
Some fine deliveries ?EUR" not least from corners, some of which caused panic in the visiting defence.


Matt Jarvis
Fine first half but faded a bit after the interval.


Ricardo Vaz Te
Looked like last week?EUR(TM)s miss was preying on his mind and. As a result, looked guilty of sometimes trying TOO hard. Nothing quite worked.


Carlton Cole
Generally ok but was guilty of a miss that ?EUR" in his own words ?EUR" his Mum would have put away. Needs to get over it (see comments on RVT).



Substitutes

Gary O Neil
(Replaced O'Brien, 71)
Did ok. One lovely dummy in a sweeping move that sadly came to naught.


Modibo Maiga
(Replaced Vaz Te, 82)
Not much to write home about in the eight minutes plus stoppage he was on.


Jordan Spence
(Replaced Jarvis, 85)
Another quiet sub cameo.


Raphael Spiegel
Did not play.


Alou Diarra
Did not play.


Sebastien Lletget
Did not play.


Elliott Lee
Did not play.



Match Facts

West Ham United: Jussi Jaaskelainen, Guy Demel , Joey O Brien, James Tomkins, Winston Reid, Mark Noble, Jack Collison, Matt Taylor, Matt Jarvis, Ricardo Vaz Te, Carlton Cole.

Goals: Mark Noble 3 Joey O Brien 26                .

Booked: None.

Sent off: None.

Norwich City: Mark Bunn, Russell Martin, Sebastien Bassong, Michael Turner, Ryan Bennett, Robert Snodgrass, Jonny Howson, Alexander Tettey, Anthony Pilkinton, Wes Hoolahan, Harry Kane.

Subs not used: Declan Rudd, Leon Barnett, Marc Tierney, Korey Smith.

Goals: Russell Martin (90).

Booked: None.

Sent off: None.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg.

Attendance: 35,005.

Man of the Match: Winston Reid.