FA Premiership
West Ham United 1-0 West Bromwich Albion 

Saturday, 5th November 2005
by East Stand Martin

The last time West Brom came to the East End I was happily out of it in an alcoholic stupor in Las Vegas. Good job too, as we squandered a three goal lead, Defoe got sent off just before half time and we ended up losing.

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Player Ratings

Shaka Hislop
Looked confident throughout up to the bang on the head. Looked groggy afterwards.

Tomas Repka
Apart from one early error when he dived in to let Kamara in, this was another fine home effort. Loved the celebration with Pardew for the goal!

Paul Konchesky
Yet another excellent run out for Konch. With a bit of luck he might have to miss out on the team?EUR(TM)s team bonding session in Spain due to being required by England in Geneva.

Danny Gabbidon
Nothing much seems to faze this guy. When the opposition plays the ball on the floor he?EUR(TM)s comfortable. When they throw it up in the air he?EUR(TM)s equally happy. Excellent match.

Anton Ferdinand
Like Repka he had one silly moment when he allowed Earnshaw to get a cross in. However he knuckled down after that and had another good match.

Hayden Mullins
Ran his legs off and performed that breaking up role in the middle superbly.

Nigel Reo-Coker
Was having a decent match until injury curtailed his afternoon. The way the match developed after he went spoke volumes for his influence.

Yossi Benayoun
Not as dominant as he can be he still played some nice touches and caused a few problems.

Teddy Sheringham
Well taken goal that, as ever, owed as much to Young Edward?EUR(TM)s speed of thought rather than his, er, legendary pace over the ground.

Matthew Etherington
A bright start but faded as the match wore on until disappearing from view in the second half.

Marlon Harewood
A lot of running but yet another frustrating afternoon in front of goal.


Christian Dailly
(Replaced Reo-Coker, 45) A fine performance in the middle ?EUR" when we needed to get stuck in he was there and he played a major part in the goal.

Stephen Bywater
(Replaced Hislop, 60) We used to have a ?EUR~keeper called Bywater ?EUR" this one looked a lot like him only this one can kick! Made a couple of useful saves when coming on for Hislop.

Shaun Newton
(Replaced Benayoun, 90) Given a few minutes at the end. Not really enough time to make an impression, though he may also have been confused by the fact that he had replaced Yossi rather than Etherington for once!

David Bellion
Did not play.

Bobby Zamora
Did not play.

Match Facts

West Ham United: Shaka Hislop, Tomas Repka, Paul Konchesky, Danny Gabbidon, Anton Ferdinand, Hayden Mullins, Nigel Reo-Coker, Yossi Benayoun, Teddy Sheringham, Matthew Etherington, Marlon Harewood.

Goals: Teddy Sheringham 56                  .

Booked: Christian Dailly 88 Hayden Mullins 89        .

Sent Off: None sent off.     .

West Bromwich Albion: Kuszczak, Albrechtsen, Wallwork, Davies, Clement, Watson, Greening, Inamoto, Earnshaw, Kamara, Kanu.

Subs not used: Hoult, Carter, Moore.

Goals: .

Booked: None booked..

Sent off: None.

Referee: U.Rennie.

Attendance: 34,325.

Man of the Match: Hayden Mullins.