Premier League
West Ham United 0 Sunderland 0

Saturday, 14th December 2013
by Gordon Thrower

There aren't words sufficient in the English dictionary to describe just how awful a game of football this was. Unfortunately, the downside of helping run this site means that I have to try.



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Player Ratings

Jussi Jaaskelainen
Made a number of decent saves and was probably more deserving of the MOTM than sponsors' pick Diame.


Guy Demel
Looked a little off the pace ?EUR" possibly as a result of the unspecified illness from which he spent the week .


George McCartney
Decent enough showing against his old club, though distribution could have been better.


James Collins
A less error strewn run-out than normal, though even allowing for the fact that Altidore was only stood about six yards away he should have cleared him from that distance.


James Tomkins
The run provided some light relief in amongst a pretty solid performance.


Mark Noble
Too many times he turned away from an obvious ball out wide only to run into traffic.


Mo Diame
Some good runs but the overall effect was spoilt by poor decision making over when to run and when to pass.


Joe Cole
Didn't influence proceedings at all I'm afraid.


Matt Jarvis
Good runs down the left spoilt by some pretty average crossing.


Ravel Morrison
Similar to Diame there were good runs but there were times when a short lay off might have been preferable.


Modibo Maiga
Not for the first time I felt a bit sorry for him. Won a number of headers that nobody else seemed interested in getting on the end of.



Substitutes

Jack Collison
Stumbled into a shot when a bit more composure might have reaped some reward.


Joey O Brien
Did ok defensively but seemed unusually all at sea going forward.


Carlton Cole
No service. No impact.


Adrian
Did not play.


Razvan Rat
Did not play.


Matt Taylor
Did not play.


Alou Diarra
Did not play.



Match Facts

West Ham United: Jussi Jaaskelainen, Guy Demel, George McCartney, James Collins, James Tomkins, Mark Noble, Mo Diame, Joe Cole, Matt Jarvis, Ravel Morrison, Modibo Maiga.

Goals: None.

Booked: Mark Noble 25          .

Sent Off: None sent off.     .

Sunderland: Vito Mannone, Ondrej Celustka, John O'Shea, Wes Brown, Phil Bardsley, Lee Cattermole, Sung-Yeung Ki, Emanuele Giaccherini, Sebastian Larsson, Fabio Borini, Jozy Altidore.

Subs not used: Adilson Cabral, Jordan Pickford, Valentin Roberge, Craig Gardner.

Goals: None.

Booked: None booked..

Sent off: None.

Referee: Andre Marriner.

Attendance: 31,843.

Man of the Match: Jussi Jaaskelainen.