Premier League
Cardiff City 2-0 West Ham United 

Saturday, 9th March 2019
by Chris WIlkerson

On a blustery day in South Wales, West Ham were blown away by the harder working, harder running of Cardiff. Manuel Pellegrini’s men were brushed aside in one of Cardiff’s easier wins this season, taking a well deserved 2-0 loss.

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Player Ratings

Lukasz Fabianski
Couple good saves, brave punch when booted in the face, weak on the second goal.

Ryan Fredericks
Defended poorly throughout. Second goal was his fault on three points. Was a threat in the first half, but only compared to what little West Ham offered. Hoilett made him look lower league at times.

Aaron Cresswell
Caught out on the first goal but that?EUR(TM)s due to how bad the midfield were. Odd good cross but let down by poor performers around him.

Issa Diop
Some moments where Niasse seemed too easy for him to handle, others where he was the architect of his own downfall. Let?EUR(TM)s Hoilett score the first goal.

Angelo Ogbonna
Calm for the most part, making ten clearances. Part of an inconsistent defensive unit but without the blatant errors of others.

Declan Rice
Moments in the second half where he seemed exasperated by how bad his teammates were. Made some good challenges, struck the post, but not at his best.

Mark Noble
Weird substitution, as he was one of the few passing forward who was finding players and not looking worried by Cardiff?EUR(TM)s hassling in midfield.

Felipe Anderson
Ineffectual before substitution at half time.

Manuel Lanzini
Weird substitution, as he was one of the few passing forward who was finding players and not looking worried by Cardiff?EUR(TM)s hassling in midfield.

Robert Snodgrass
No reason he should have finished that game, he was poor throughout. Didn?EUR(TM)t really help Fredericks, lacked creativity, lost the ball.

Javier Hernandez
A poor performance that reminds of his limitations. No threat on goal, not a good passer, dived needlessly in his only moment of influence in the box. Shouldn?EUR(TM)t have stayed on. 28 touches in 100 minutes of football.


Marko Arnoutovic
(Replaced Anderson) Quiet and reasonably ineffective, but did produce the first shot on target.

Michail Antonio
(Replaced Noble) Gave a change of approach, but didn?EUR(TM)t really force much. 50% pass accuracy.

Samir Nasri
(Replaced Lanzini) Drifted around without much influence.

Adrian San Miguel del Castillo
Did not play.

Arthur Masuaku
Did not play.

Fabian Balbuena
Did not play.

Pedro Obiang
Did not play.

Match Facts

West Ham United: Lukasz Fabianski, Ryan Fredericks, Aaron Cresswell, Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, Declan Rice, Mark Noble, Felipe Anderson, Manuel Lanzini, Robert Snodgrass, Javier Hernandez.

Goals: None.

Booked: Javier Hernandez 36          .

Sent off: None.

Cardiff City: Etheridge, Peltier, Bennett (Bacuna 62), Morrison, Ecuele Manga, Arter (Paterson 84), Murphy, Gunnarsson, Camarasa (Ralls 68), Niasse, Hoilett.

Subs not used: Smithies, Zohore, De Cordova-Reid, Harris.

Goals: Hoilett (4), Camarasa (52).

Booked: Arter, Morrison.

Sent off: None.

Referee: Graham Scott.

Attendance: 32,458.

Man of the Match: Angelo Ogbonna.