West Ham United 2 Middlesbrough 1
Sunday, 23rd October 2005
by Adam Leatherbarrow
It was a good day for the Hammers who took all three points thanks mainly to a controversial decision by referee Steve Bennett.
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Player RatingsShaka Hislop
Never really had any trouble but pulled off a few good saves nonetheless.
Had an easy game, his passes and tackles were decisive.
Productive link up and crosses - also created Sheringham's goal.
Booked for a silly foul but his towering headers, clearences, passing and tackling made up for his minor faults.
Shielded the ball well but misjudged a few passes.
Cool, calm and collected. The most relaxed player on the pitch.
Typical captain's performance.
The best player on the pitch. Excellent passing and movement - the only complaint being that he should have grabbed a goal.
His link-up play with Konchesky on the left was good but it still wasn't the same Matty that we saw last season.
Erm, well.... he was ok, but tended to stay forward while Zamora was running his nuts off. Once Bobby had been substituted Harewood started to put his arse into gear with Teddy barking orders at him.
Had a terrific game and linked up well with Yossi Benayoun to produce our best opportunities of the first half. Held the ball up well.
(Replaced Zamora, 65) Only on for 25 minutes but made an immediate impact by grabbing a goal with his first touch. Was also involved in the second goal by adding pressure on the 'Boro keeper.
(Replaced Etherington 76) Made a good couple of runs, wasn't involved much.
(Replaced Benayoun 90) Came on with just seconds remaining.
Did not play.
Did not play.
Match FactsWest Ham United: Shaka Hislop, Tomas Repka, Paul Konchesky, Anton Ferdinand, Danny Gabbidon, Hayden Mullins, Nigel Reo-Coker, Yossi Benayoun, Matthew Etherington, Marlon Harewood, Bobby Zamora.
Goals: Teddy Sheringham 66 Mark Schwarzer og 74 .
Booked: Anton Ferdinand 17 .
Sent Off: None sent off. .
Middlesbrough: Schwarzer, Bates, Pogatetz, Riggott, Southgate, Doriva, Boateng, Rochemback, Mendieta, Maccarone, Yakubu.
Subs not used: Jones, Morrison.
Goals: Queudrue (87).
Booked: Doriva (29), Boateng (77).
Sent off: None.
Man of the Match: Yossi Benayoun.