Premier League
West Ham United 1 Manchester City 3

Saturday, 19th October 2013
by Gordon Thrower

So that's what happens when you play a team that is actually any good.



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Player Ratings

Jussi Jaaskalainen



Guy Demel
Stuck to his task well before hobbling off in the second half.


Razvan Rat
An uncomfortable 90 which saw him give the ball away a bit to much for my liking.


Winston Reid
A torrid time for the Kiwi ?EUR" understandably so given the quality he was up against.


James Tomkins
As uncertain today as he had been sure footed against much lesser opposition two weeks ago.


Mark Noble
Outstanding ?EUR" note to Mr Pellegrini: the player you saw breaking up attack after attack and starting up new ones was Noble not Jaasklainen. Good to see that the refereeing idiocy of a few weeks back hasn't diminished his appetite for a tackle as well.


Mo Diame
Good in parts. One or two blind alleys fewer wouldn't have gone amiss though.


Ravel Morrison
Some fine touches and he will hopefuly have learned a lot from this one.


Stewart Downing
A little bit in and out but was the source of much of what was good on the attacking side of things.


Kevin Nolan
Unlucky with the booking but didn't make much of a contribution otherwise. I think we'll need to see Carroll back before the skipper starts to shine.


Ricardo Vaz Te
A little bit wayward for their goal but seems to have the bit between his teeth following his failure to land a move away last month. The finish for his goal was superb.



Substitutes

Joey O'Brien
Replaced Demel so didn't have much time to get the pace of the game.


Matt Jarvis
Got into a few good positions but with no-one to cross to his crosses often found no-one.


Miladin Petric



Adrian
Did not play.


Matt Taylor
Did not play.


Joe Cole
Did not play.


Carlton Cole
Did not play.



Match Facts

West Ham United: Jussi Jaaskalainen, Guy Demel, Razvan Rat, Winston Reid, James Tomkins, Mark Noble, Mo Diame, Ravel Morrison, Stewart Downing, Kevin Nolan, Ricardo Vaz Te.

Goals: Ricardo Vaz Te 58                  .

Booked: Kevin Nolan 33          .

Sent Off: None sent off.     .

Manchester City: Joe Hart, Micah Richards, Francisco Javi Garcia, Matija Nastasic, Gael Clichy, David Silva, Yaya Toure, Luis Fernandinho, Samir Nasri, Alvaro Negredo, Sergio Aguero.

Subs not used: Costel Pantilimon, Pablo Zabaleta, Joleon Lescott, Edin Dzeko.

Goals: Sergio Aguero (2), David Silva.

Booked: None booked..

Sent off: None.

Referee: Michael Oliver.

Attendance: 34,507.

Man of the Match: Mark Noble.