FA Premiership
West Ham United 0-2 Wigan Athletic 

Saturday, 31st December 2005
by Graeme Howlett

Two late first half strikes were enough to condemn West Ham to their third successive home defeat.

Jason Roberts and Henri Camara scored within two minutes of each other to send an under-strength Hammers to defeat.

Despite enjoying the lions share of possession in the first period sloppy defending again cost the Hammers dear.

Missing both Tomas Repka and Danny Gabbidon, the Hammers rearguard turned off briefly in the 43rd minute to allow Roberts to open the scoring.

And just over a minute later, with the Hammers still reeling from the blow of the first goal, Roberts turned provider for Camara who placed a low shot wide of Roy Carroll.

The defeat means the Hammers remain in ninth spot.

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Player Ratings

Roy Carroll
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Christian Dailly
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Paul Konchesky
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James Collins
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Anton Ferdinand
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Hayden Mullins
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Nigel Reo-Coker
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Carl Fletcher
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David Bellion
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Matthew Etherington
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Marlon Harewood
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Bobby Zamora
(Replaced Fletcher, 25) Comments to follow.

Shaun Newton
(Replaced Bellion, 45) Comments to follow.

Jeremie Aliadiere
(Replaced Harewood, 82) Comments to follow.

Shaka Hislop
Did not play.

Clive Clarke
Did not play.

Match Facts

West Ham United: Roy Carroll, Christian Dailly, Paul Konchesky, James Collins, Anton Ferdinand, Hayden Mullins, Nigel Reo-Coker, Carl Fletcher, David Bellion, Matthew Etherington, Marlon Harewood.

Goals: None.

Booked: Christian Dailly 40          .

Sent Off: None sent off.     .

Wigan Athletic: Pollitt, Chimbonda, De Zeeuw, Jackson, Baines, Teale, Bullard, Kavanagh, McCulloch, Roberts, Camara.

Subs not used: Filan, Henchoz, Wright.

Goals: Roberts (43), Camara (45).

Booked: Roberts.

Sent off: None.

Referee: S.Bennett.

Attendance: 34,131.

Man of the Match: tbc.