Premier League
Watford 2-0 West Ham United 

Saturday, 31st October 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Made a note in my diary on the way here. Simply says: “bugger”.

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Player Ratings

Adrian San Miguel Del Castillo
Though his defenders didn?EUR(TM)t give him a prayer with either goal his kicking was a bit off today.

Carl Jenkinson
Do we have to have an MOTM this week? He was probably the least worse I suppose.

Aaron Cresswell
A bit off the pace all afternoon.

James Collins
When you have a lumbering ox of a centre forward to look after Ginge is your man. When you haven?EUR(TM)t, his lack of pace is a concern. The red card was at best clumsy and at worst nasty. Only he knows which.

James Tomkins
Seemed as if his mind was on other things for some reason. Cost us a goal as a result.

Cheikhou Kouyate
They stuck someone on him most of the time which curtailed those runs out of defence he usually does.

Mark Noble
Struggled to exert any influence on the midfield today.

Victor Moses
Poor ?EUR" if he?EUR(TM)d been taken off before the interval instead of during it nobody would have complained.

Manuel Lanzini
Made little contribution to proceedings before going off at half time.

Dimitri Payet
One or two decent balls but seemed to be suffering from the general malaise affecting the team this week.

Andy Carroll
Messed things up up front. Messed things up in defence. Lousy day all round really.


Mauro Zarate
(Replaced Moses, 45) Given how poor we were it was a bit of a thankless task trying to rescue things.

Enner Valencia
(Replaced Lanzini, 45) Unlucky to hit the post.

Nikica Jelavic
(Replaced Noble, 75) Came on and promptly disappeared.

Darren Randolph
Did not play.

Joey O Brien
Did not play.

Angelo Ogbonna
Did not play.

Michael Antonio
Did not play.

Match Facts

West Ham United: Adrian San Miguel Del Castillo, Carl Jenkinson, Aaron Cresswell, James Collins, James Tomkins, Cheikhou Kouyate, Mark Noble, Victor Moses, Manuel Lanzini, Dimitri Payet, Andy Carroll.

Goals: None.

Booked: James Tomkins 85          .

Sent Off: James Collins 84    .

Watford: Heurelho Gomes, Nyom, Miguel Britos , Craig Cathcart , Nathan Aké, Etienne Capoue , Ben Watson , Ikechi Anya, Troy Deeney, Almen Abdi, Odion Ighalo.

Subs not used: Sebastian Prödl , Víctor Ibarbo , Giedrius Arlauskis , Alessandro Diamanti .

Goals: Aaron Cresswell og (38), Odion Ighalo (48).

Booked: Nyom (65), Nathan Aké (81), Etienne Capoue (85).

Sent off: None.

Referee: Keith Stroud.

Attendance: 20,598.

Man of the Match: Carl Jenkinson.