Premier League
West Ham United 3-4 AFC Bournemouth 

Saturday, 22nd August 2015
by Staff Writer

How do you explain a defensive performance that bad?

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Player Ratings

Darren Randolph
Like many I wasn?EUR(TM)t over-impressed with his pre-season but he had a fine game and is probably the only player able to emerge with any credit from this match. I have no idea whether any players ever read this, but if you?EUR(TM)re an outfield player you may wish to skip the following?EUR?..

Carl Jenkinson
The last time I saw a full-back have a day this bad I was playing against him and I profited greatly from the fact that his hangover was worse than mine. Let?EUR(TM)s hope that it?EUR(TM)s out of his system as well ?EUR" he?EUR(TM)ll have some time off to recuperate thanks to the red card.

Aaron Cresswell
How can somebody usually so good have such a poor game? One of the poorest individual performances I?EUR(TM)ve seen in years. Let?EUR(TM)s hope that it?EUR(TM)s out of his system.

Winston Reid
Was having a hard enough match without having to cover for his full-backs.

Angelo Ogbonna
Slightly unfortunate to have been taken ashore with little more than half an hour played.

Cheikhou Kouyate
Battled gamely, took the goal well but also suffered from the general passing malaise.

Mark Noble
Took the penalty well and tried in vain to get things moving.

Pedro Obiang
Against Leicester he did well picking up the ball in front of the defence and moving things on. This week it was difficult to see where he was supposed to be playing or what his role was.

Dimitri Payet
Only looked dangerous from dead balls.

Kevin Nolan
Didn?EUR(TM)t have a terrible game as such ?EUR" lots of chasing down in the first half ?EUR" but played far too far away from Sakho to be of much use.

Diafra Sakho
Always more effective when employed with assistance up front. Unlucky not to score in the move that saw Kouyate net the leveller.


James Tomkins
(Replaced Ogbonna) His introduction didn?EUR(TM)t improve things any defensively.

Matt Jarvis
(Replaced Nolan) Added a bit of much needed width in the second half but spent ages being starved of service.

Modibo Maiga
(Replaced Sakho) Fine goal gave us a glimpse of his potential. I suppose it would be too much to hope for him to keep repeating the exercise at regular intervals.

Darren Randolph
Did not play.

Stephen Hendrie
Did not play.

Alex Pike
Did not play.

Did not play.

Match Facts

West Ham United: Darren Randolph, Carl Jenkinson, Aaron Cresswell, Winston Reid, Angelo Ogbonna, Cheikhou Kouyate, Mark Noble, Pedro Obiang, Dimitri Payet, Kevin Nolan, Diafra Sakho.

Goals: Mark Noble 48 Cheikhou Kouyate 53 Modibo Maiga 82              .

Booked: n/a           .

Sent Off: Carl Jenkinson 80    .

AFC Bournemouth: .

Subs not used: .

Goals: .

Booked: Artur Boruc (75).

Sent off: None.

Referee: Jonathan Moss.

Attendance: 34,977.

Man of the Match: Darren Randolph.