Premier League
Fulham 3 West Ham United 2

Monday, 3rd May 2010
by Gordon Thrower

Typical isn't it. A week of sunshine, warm temperatures and blue skies. Then you go and sort out a boat trip, the skies cloud over, the heavens open up and the temperatures drop to levels approaching absolute zero. Welcome to a British Bank Holiday weekend.



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Player Ratings

Robert Green
Given no chance with any of the goals.


Julien Faubert
Not one of his better days ?EUR" largely anonymous going forward and went missing for their first.


Jonathan Spector
A shocker really. Awful error for their third. I have a horrible feeling that he's saving his next good game for the World Cup.


Matthew Upson
I have a vague memory of him putting a first half header over. There again most of my memories of this match are vague.


Manuel Da Costa
I have a vague memory of a shot in the first half. There again...


Scott Parker
Not as dominant as of late. Good part in the second goal.


Mark Noble
Busy, mostly to little end though he set up the first and was involved in the move for the second.


Radoslav Kovac
I'm hard pushed to remember anything he did ?EUR" and not merely because it had been a long day!


Valon Behrami
Lots of running. None of it, as far as I can recall, dressed as a nun.


Ilan
Another whose contribution was minimal.


Carlton Cole
Rotten luck for the og. Good finish for the goal. Not much else.



Substitutes

Guillermo Franco
(Replaced Ilan, 61 mins) Good finish for the second, if not much else.


Alessandro Diamanti
(Replaced Faubert, 61 mins) Fell over a few times ?EUR" that was it.


Junior Stanislas
(Replaced Behrami, 82 mins) If he was brought on to provide width he failed to do so. There again he only had nine minutes plus stoppage to make a mark.


Peter Kurucz
Did not play.


Fabio Daprela
Did not play.


Danny Gabbidon
Did not play.


Luis Boa Morte
Did not play.



Match Facts

West Ham United: Robert Green, Julien Faubert, Jonathan Spector, Matthew Upson, Manuel Da Costa, Scott Parker, Mark Noble, Radoslav Kovac, Valon Behrami, Ilan, Carlton Cole.

Goals: Carlton Cole 62 Guillermo Franco 90                .

Booked: None.

Sent Off: None sent off     .

Fulham: Schwarzer, Pantsil, Baird, Smalling, Konchesky, Riise, Greening, Dikgacoi, Davies, Dempsey, Nevland.

Subs not used: Zuhberbuhler, Kelly, Shorey, Etuhu, Gera.

Goals: Dempsey (45), Cole og (58), Okaka (79).

Booked: None.

Sent off: None.

Referee: Andre Marriner.

Attendance: 24,201.

Man of the Match: Mark Noble.