West Ham United 1 Stoke City 1
Saturday, 5th November 2016
by Gordon Thrower
Did you really expect anything else from Stoke?
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Player RatingsAdrian San Miguel Del Castillo
Didn?EUR(TM)t have an awful lot to do, but managed to not do it. Whatever the reason ?EUR" a lack of trust in Ginge perhaps? ?EUR" we could do without those rushes of blood to the head.
Scored (that panel can do one). Got fouled a lot more times than he was given free-kicks for. A bit wasteful in possession occasionally.
Might have had more impact on the game had his team mates thought to give him the ball a bit quicker.
Usual Ginge performance. Solid enough under the circumstances.
Decent run out defensively and unfortunate not to open the scoring on the first half.
Showing consistency in the middle. Had one of our few shots on goal. MOTM in the absence of any real stand out performances.
Marshalled what little threat the visitors posed quite well but, given the way they lined up, I?EUR(TM)d have liked to have seen him bringing the ball out of defence a bit more.
The overcrowding of the midfield and a lack of movement in front of him saw him turning round and going backwards ?EUR" it got to happen so often that he started doing in even when there was a forward pass on.
One free-kick, one assist. Got nothing out of the ref. Not a vintage performance.
I thought he was slightly more influential than Payet though his creative instincts were often suffocated by the visitors. Which was what they were after I suppose.
Had virtually no support throughout the game so it was no surprise when he was the first to leave.
Quite how he got a booking lord alone knows.
Looked more mobile than Ayew who he replaced.
Can?EUR(TM)t really remember a contribution.
Match FactsWest Ham United: Adrian San Miguel Del Castillo, Michail Antonio, Aaron Cresswell, James Collins, Angelo Ogbonna, Pedro Obiang, Cheikhou Kouyate, Mark Noble, Dimitri Payet, Manuel Lazini, Andre Ayew.
Goals: Glenn Whelan OG 65 .
Booked: Michail Antonio 12 Adrian San Miguel Del Castillo 76 Mark Noble 78 .
Sent Off: None sent off. .
Stoke City: Grant, Bardsley, Shawcross, M.Indi, Pieters, Whelan, Adam; Walters, Allen, Sobhi , Bony.
Subs not used: Given, Muniesa, Verlinden, Imbula.
Goals: Bojan (75).
Sent off: None.
Referee: Andre Marriner.
Man of the Match: Pedro Obiang.