Premier League
West Ham United 2 Manchester City 2

Saturday, 23rd January 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Still being careful what we wish for…



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Player Ratings

Adrian
Good performance. Commanded the box well.


Carl Jenkinson



Aaron Cresswell
Decent game but was inadvertently the cause of the second equaliser.


Winston Reid
Loved that chest pass back to Adrian in the first half. Good performance.


James Collins
Did better than one might have expected against the trickery and pace of Aguero.


Cheikhou Kouyate
Storming performance ?EUR" set up the first and nearly got us the winner with the last touch of the game.


Mark Noble
Fine runout from the skipper who didn?EUR(TM)t let the first half booking affect his game any.


Alex Song



Michail Antonio
Hard working in both attack and defence. Looked knackered when he came off ?EUR" had earned it.


Dimitri Paye
MOTM. Was at the heart of all that was good in the match and was frequently a joy to watch. Got people on their feet in a way we haven?EUR(TM)t seen since, say, the era of Di Canio.


Enner Valencia
The early goal did his confidence the power of good. Beginning to look a little more like the player we were hoping for when we signed him. And at last there?EUR(TM)s a use for that god-awful Karma Chamaeleon tune inflicted on the world by the abomination to music that was Culture club.



Substitutes

Sam Byram
An accomplished debut. Ok, it?EUR(TM)s early days but on that showing I wouldn?EUR(TM)t have any qualms about him starting ahead of Jenkinson.


Victor Moses
Rumour has it that he?EUR(TM)s not too happy with his lot. Unfortunately for him Antonio has taken his chance and he?EUR(TM)ll have to look a bit better than this showing if he wants to be considered ahead of him.


Nikica Jelavic
Got a few minutes replacing the tiring Valencia and caused a few problems.


Raphael Spiega
Did not play.


Kyle Knoyl
Did not play.


Martin Samuelse
Did not play.


Elliot Le
Did not play.



Match Facts

West Ham United: Adrian, Carl Jenkinson, Aaron Cresswell, Winston Reid, James Collins, Cheikhou Kouyate, Mark Noble, Alex Song, Michail Antonio, Dimitri Paye, Enner Valencia.

Goals: Manuel Lanzini 3 Mark Noble 29 Diafra Sakho 90              .

Booked: Mark Noble 38          .

Sent Off: Mark Noble 78    .

Manchester City: .

Subs not used: .

Goals: .

Booked: n/a.

Sent off: None.

Referee: Craig Pawson.

Attendance: 0.

Man of the Match: Dimitri Payet.