Premier League
West Ham United 3-1 Swansea 

Sunday, 7th December 2014
by Gordon Thrower

13 more points and we're safe!

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Player Ratings

Adrian San Miguel del Castillo
No chance with the goal but his main challenge was keeping warm.

Carl Jenkinson
Another strong performance and his cross for Carroll's first was ecellent. Hopefully his hamstring isn't too serious.

Aaron Cresswell
Caught a bit out of position for their goal but another decent performance overall.

Winston Reid
Dependable as ever despite the challenge posed by Bony.

James Tomkins
Another good runout. I'm not saying he's England class but frankly if Smalling is ahead of him in the pecking order there's something amiss.

Kevin Nolan
Another game in which the skipper got through a prodigous amount f work. A little bit of luck would have seen him on the scoresheet.

Cheikhou Kouyate
Lots of interceptions but tired a bit in the second half.

Alex Song
Keep him.

Stewart Downing
Has had more influential days but was a more effective corner-taker than Noble.

Andy Carroll
Pretty much unplayable. Good to see him back on the scoresheet. MOTM.

Enner Valencia
Hasn't quite been the same since the injury.


Diafra Sakho
(replaced Valencia) Caused them a lot more problems than Valencia (who he had replaced) did. Fine goal.

Joey O'Brien
(replaced Jenkinson) Did ok though he's never going forward as much as Jenkinson does.

James Collins
Did well shoring up things.

Jussi Jaaskelainen
Did not play.

Morgan Amalfitano
Did not play.

Mauro Zarate
Did not play.

Carlton Cole
Did not play.

Match Facts

West Ham United: Adrian San Miguel del Castillo, Carl Jenkinson, Aaron Cresswell, Winston Reid, James Tomkins, Kevin Nolan, Cheikhou Kouyate, Alex Song, Stewart Downing, Andy Carroll, Enner Valencia.

Goals: Andy Carroll 41 Andy Carroll 66 Diafra Sakho 87              .

Booked: None.           .

Sent Off: None.     .

Swansea: Lukasz Fabianski, Angel Rangel, Kyle Bartley, Ashley Williams, Ashley Richards, Leon Britton, Sung-Yeung Ki, Wayne Routledge, Gylfi Sigurdsson, Jefferson Montero, Wilfried Bony.

Subs not used: Jordi Amat, Jonjo Shelvey, Tom Carroll, Dwight Tiendalli.

Goals: Wilfried Bony (19).

Booked: Wayne Routledge (50).

Sent off: None.

Referee: Chris Foy.

Attendance: 34,125.

Man of the Match: Andy Carroll.