Premier League
West Ham United 4 Southampton 1

Saturday, 20th October 2012
by Gordon Thrower

Bit of an odd one, this one.

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Player Ratings

Jussi Jaaskelainen
A pretty quiet day for the ?EUR~keeper really. A bit sow off his line on one occasion prompting a few words between him and Reid but I can?EUR(TM)t remember him having to make any real saves.

James Tomkins
Never quite looks totally comfortable at full-back.

George McCartney
Solid defensively without catching the eye as an attacking force.

James Collins
Generally ok but he did get away with a couple of lapses.

Winston Reid
Once more our best defender. Having a fine season.

Mark Noble
Caught the sponsors?EUR(TM) eye for MOTM with two goals. Not sure I quite agree but he had a good game nevertheless.

Mo Diame
A bit quieter than of late, never really seemed to get into the game.

Kevin Nolan
A decent run out though his goal won?EUR(TM)t be the hardest he?EUR(TM)ll ever score. Could have had a second with a bit more luck.

Yossi Benayoun
My MOTM, he was all over the place like one of those annoying little dogs. Good work for Nolan?EUR(TM)s goal.

Matt Jarvis
Another who had a quiet game. There were little glimpses here and there but they were too few and far between.

Andy Carroll
A constant thorn in the side of the visitors?EUR(TM) defence, who had to resort to illegal tactics to deal with him throughout.


Gary O'Neil
(Replaced Diame, 68)
Didn?EUR(TM)t really catch the eye when replacing Diame.

Modibo Maiga
(Replaced Carroll, 823)
The goal gave us a tantalising glimpse of what he can do. Just a shame our system doesn?EUR(TM)t provide for two out and out strikers.

Jordan Spence
(Replaced Tomkins)
Just a cameo for the youngster who was given a couple of minutes to save Tomkins?EUR(TM) legs from further cramp.

Raphael Spiegel
Did not play.

Leo Chambers
Did not play.

Robert Hall
Did not play.

Carlton Cole
Did not play.

Match Facts

West Ham United: Jussi Jaaskelainen, James Tomkins, George McCartney, James Collins, Winston Reid, Mark Noble, Mo Diame, Kevin Nolan, Yossi Benayoun, Matt Jarvis, Andy Carroll.

Goals: Mark Noble 46 Kevin Nolan 48 Mark Noble 72 Modibo Maiga 87            .

Booked: None.

Sent off: None.

Southampton: Artur Boruc, Nathaniel Clyne, Jos Hooiveld, Jose Fonte, Maya Yoshida, Jason Puncheon, Morgan Schneiderlin, Steven Davis, Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez, Guly Do Prado.

Subs not used: Kelvin Davis, Daniel Seaborne, Richard Chaplow, Ben Reeves.

Goals: Adam Lallana (63).

Booked: Jos Hooiveld (77), Morgan Schneiderlin (81).

Sent off: None.

Referee: Neil Swarbrick.

Attendance: 34,925.

Man of the Match: Yossi Benayoun.