Premier League
West Ham United 3-3 West Bromwich Albion 

Saturday, 28th December 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Not quite sure what to think about this one...

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Player Ratings

Jussi Jaaskaleinen
A couple of easy-ish saves but was a bit low off his line for Anelka's first.

Joey O Brien
Not a central defender ?EUR" and it showed.

Razvan Rat
Steady enough but the problems in defence seemed to restrict his forward ambitions.

George McCartney
Probably the pick of the defenders ?EUR" remarkably so given his position.

James Tomkins
Not his day.

Mark Noble
Varied between bossing the game and getting caught in posession.

Mo Diame
Not one of his better days I'm afraid.

Kevin Nolan
My MOTM. One goal, two assists and chased a lot of lost causes. Did a hell of a lot of the sort of work that goes unnoticed.

Matt Jarvis
Got into some good positions early on but faded.

Joe Cole
Took his goal well but didn't impose himself on the game until finally replaced by Collison.

Carlton Cole
The only impression on the game he left was on Olsson's thigh.


Guy Demel
Never quite seems to be in control of things. Gave Berahino far too much room for their third.

Modibo Maiga
Won a lot in the air and deserved his goal ?EUR" even if he had a bit of luck.

Jack Collison
Didn't really add anything to proceedings.

Did not play.

Leo Chambers
Did not play.

Alou Diarra
Did not play.

Matthew Taylor
Did not play.

Match Facts

West Ham United: Jussi Jaaskaleinen, Joey O Brien, Razvan Rat, George McCartney, James Tomkins, Mark Noble, Mo Diame, Kevin Nolan, Matt Jarvis, Joe Cole , Carlton Cole.

Goals: Joe Cole 4 Modibo Maiga 65 Kevin Nolan 67              .

Booked: Carlton Cole 43 Kevin Nolan 57 Mo Diame 81      .

Sent Off: None sent off.     .

West Bromwich Albion: Ben Foster, Gareth McAuley, Diego Lugano, Jonas Olsson, Billy Jones, James Morrison, Youssouf Mulumbu, Chris Brunt, Liam Ridgewell, Saido Berahino, Nicolas Anelka.

Subs not used: Boaz Myhill, Scott Sinclair, Matej Vydra, Craig Dawson.

Goals: Nicolas Anelka (40, 45), Saido Berahino (69).

Booked: Youssouf Mulumbu (48), Liam Ridgewell (90).

Sent off: None.

Referee: Mike Dean.

Attendance: 34,946.

Man of the Match: Kevin Nolan.