Premiership
Fulham 0 West Ham United 0

Saturday, 23rd December 2006
by Gordon Thrower

By all normal standards I ought to be happy at another clean sheet and a well-deserved away point. However, despite the much-improved away performance there was nagging feeling that we should have come away with more.



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Player Ratings

Robert Green
When the ball is hung up in the air you always get the impression he?EUR(TM)s going to win it. He did. McLaren won?EUR(TM)t drop Robinson but maybe he ought to think about it.


Jonathan Spector
Occasionally guilty of giving his man a little too much space but stuck to his task.


Paul Konchesky
Better. And if his appeal against the most ridiculous sending off since Dermot Gallagher sent the same player off at Newcastle last season the FA is more corrupt than we thought.


Anton Ferdinand
Excellent at the back. Kept it simple and coped well despite a tendency for opposition forwards to leave their foot in on him.


Christian Dailly
Better than he was given credit for, he made things difficult for the opposition strike force, which is all you can expect from the old war-horse these days. I?EUR(TM)d just like it on record that I don?EUR(TM)t really want curly hair too.


Hayden Mullins
Guilty of dwelling on the ball a bit too much today. A couple of good clearances at the end though.


Nigel Reo-Coker
Appears to be improving with his option selection ?EUR" he passed a lot more when you wanted him to and often held on to the ball at the right time too.


Lee Bowyer
A lot of running about, the main purpose of which seemed to be to get needlessly involved in a series of niggles.


Matthew Etherington
Got up and down the left a lot but never seemed to quite have the measure of his full-back.


Marlon Harewood
Gave his markers a hard time but should have done better with the shot that hit the post.


Bobby Zamora
Never really looked like scoring I?EUR(TM)m afraid. Tried his heart out but there comes a time when that simply isn?EUR(TM)t enough.



Substitutes

Yossi Benayoun
(Replaced Bowyer, 58) Lively but his shot when one-on-one with Niemi was at a comfortable height for the ?EUR~keeper.


Teddy Sheringham
(Replaced Zamora, 69) I can see the logic behind replacing Zamora with Teddy but it didn?EUR(TM)t really work today.


George McCartney
(Replaced Harewood, 85) Given five minutes to shore up the defence following the ref?EUR(TM)s mental aberration.


Roy Carroll
Did not play.


Carlos Tevez
Did not play.



Match Facts

West Ham United: Robert Green, Jonathan Spector, Paul Konchesky, Anton Ferdinand, Christian Dailly, Hayden Mullins, Nigel Reo-Coker, Lee Bowyer, Matthew Etherington, Marlon Harewood, Bobby Zamora.

Goals: None.

Booked: Jonathan Spector 26 Nigel Reo-Coker 69        .

Sent Off: Paul Konchesky 84    .

Fulham: Niemi, Rosenior, Bocanegra, Christanval, Queudrue, Volz, Brown, Routledge, Radzinski, Helguson, McBride.

Subs not used: Lastuvka, Runstrom, Omozusi, Jensen, Zakuani.

Goals: .

Booked: Helguson (39).

Sent off: None.

Referee: C.Foy.

Attendance: 22,452.

Man of the Match: Robert Green.