Premier League
West Ham United 2 Crystal Palace 2

Saturday, 2nd April 2016
by Gordon Thrower

Is there a single honest or competent referee in the select group? Apparently not.



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Player Ratings

Adrian San Miguel Del Castillo
A shocker for the first. No chance with the second.


Michail Antonio
I prefer him further forward to be honest. Caused problems when he was allowed to do so.


Aaron Cresswell
One good clearance but alarmingly tired at an alarmingly early stage of the game.


Angelo Ogbonna
A decent performance in the main but his partnership with Reid turned all Laurel and Hardy for the second Equaliser.


Winston Reid
Not at his best.


Cheikhou Kouyate



Mark Noble
The early and unjustified yellow affected his game as he pulled out of winnable challenges lest Clattenburg dismiss him.


Emmaneul Emenike
An early run was illegally curtailed but this was a largely anonymous performance. He was signed as a back-up striker and now Carroll?EUR(TM)s fit perhaps we should revert to plan A and start with him on the bench?


Manuel Lanzini
Quiet but took the goal well.


Dimitri Payet
Pulled a lot of strings in the first half. Quieter in the second. I vaguely recall there may have been a free-kick in there somewhere.


Diafra Sakho
Ought to have scored with that first half free header. Some promising runs but was less of a goal threat than he would have liked.



Substitutes

Andy Carroll
(Replaced Emenike, 60) A decent run out. Held it up well and there was one glorious cross field pass to Cresswell to enjoy.


Enner Valencia
(Replaced Sakho, 69) Battled gamely without exerting much influence on proceedings.


Pedro Obiang
(Replaced Noble, 80) Ten minute cameo to save Noble from the insane ramblings of Clattenburg.


Darren Randolph
Did not play.


James Tomkins
Did not play.


Alex Song
Did not play.


Victor Moses
Did not play.



Match Facts

West Ham United: Adrian San Miguel Del Castillo, Michail Antonio, Aaron Cresswell, Angelo Ogbonna, Winston Reid, Cheikhou Kouyate, Mark Noble, Emmaneul Emenike, Manuel Lanzini, Dimitri Payet, Diafra Sakho.

Goals: Manuel Lanzini 18 Dimitri Payet 41                .

Booked: Mark Noble 27 Winston Reid 28 Nikica Jelavic 0      .

Sent off: None.

Crystal Palace: .

Subs not used: .

Goals: .

Booked: n/a.

Sent off: None.

Referee: Mark Clattenburg.

Attendance: 24,812.

Man of the Match: Manuel Lanzini.