West Ham United 2 Fulham 1
Monday, 23rd January 2006
by Gordon Thrower
Make mine a double!
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Player RatingsRoy Carroll
Some excellent saves when we needed them most.
So farewell then Tomas. You were never everybody?EUR(TM)s favourite but in recent years when you kept your head you were capable of some good solid performances. Like this one.
Picked a poor evening to put in a dodgy one what with Aston Villa?EUR(TM)s next manager watching in the stands.
Generally solid but caught napping a bit for the goal.
Excellent in defence and as for that goal?EUR??EUR?..
Similar to NRC in performance though he possibly had a slightly better second half.
Good in spells, especially during the first half but looked edgy in the second spell.
Patchy ?EUR" but not given much service in the second half when we were under the cosh a bit.
There were times in the first half when he threatened to take Fulham apart single handed. Not as dominant in the second period.
Didn?EUR(TM)t really look like scoring as an attacker but chased the ball down well and worked hard when withdrawn to the right hand side.
Battled gamely and was unlucky to see a header come back off the post before a knock curtailed his evening.
(Replaced Zamora, 80) Wasn?EUR(TM)t nearly as bad as people were making out, though the shot that he ballooned over was a bit embarrassing.
(Replaced Benayoun, 86) Showed some nice touches in the short time he was on.
(Replaced Etherington, 90) Not on for long enough to make an impact.
Did not play.
Did not play.
Match FactsWest Ham United: Roy Carroll, Tomas Repka, Paul Konchesky, Danny Gabbidon, Anton Ferdinand, Hayden Mullins, Nigel Reo-Coker, Matthew Etherington, Yossi Benayoun, Marlon Harewood, Bobby Zamora.
Goals: Anton Ferdinand 17 Yossi Benayoun 28 .
Booked: Yossi Benayoun 80 Christian Dailly 83 .
Sent Off: None sent off. .
Fulham: Niemi, Rosenior, Knight, Bocanegra, Bridge, Elliott, Legwinski, Malbranque, Boa Morte, Helguson, McBride.
Subs not used: Warner, Goma, Jensen.
Goals: Helguson (52).
Booked: None booked..
Sent off: None.
Man of the Match: Anton Ferdinand.