West Ham United 1 Tottenham Hotspur 1
Saturday, 24th November 2007
by Gordon Thrower
Refereeing standards in this country are a complete and utter disgrace. This should not come as news to anybody since the individual given responsibility for ensuring standards are maintained is Keith Hackett. However, it should not be beyond the wit of the world’s second most stupid Yorkshireman to realise that certain referees should not be allowed out in public.
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Player RatingsRobert Green
A rare off-day. At fault for the goal. Uncertain handling. A shame McClaren has gone because those seem to have been his criteria for selection in recent years.
Some good stuff defensively ?EUR" a difficult job made harder by the ref?EUR(TM)s, er, eccentricities.
Glad to see him back after the knock. Unlucky not to get on the scoresheet late on.
Fairly strong but there were a couple of lapses down by the corner flag late on.
Excellent. Won a lot in the air and got in some timely interceptions. I?EUR(TM)d give him MOTM myself.
Another who got in some decent challenges in the middle. The unsung hero type stuff.
A few good challenges and a few good passes but faded quite early on, possibly as a result of his lay-off. We will see better from him.
Drifted in and out a bit ?EUR" not sure if he?EUR(TM)d been away with Peru but if so that might explain why he looked so exhausted when subbed. Good work for the goal.
Another in and out performance. A few good runs and a few blind alleys.
Luis Boa Morte
A lot of hard work chasing lost causes, as exemplified by his work for the goal. Deserved his applause when subbed.
Another excellent run-out. Not the hardest goal he?EUR(TM)ll ever score but it was well deserved. Unfortunate to come up against Riley at his most perverse and should really think about suing!
(replaced Noble, 63) Some good touches and a decent effort forced a save out of Robinson
(replaced Bowyer, 72) Same as Parker really ?EUR" right down to the bit about the save from Robinson.
(replaced Bowyer, 72) Solid enough without really registering on the radar.
Did not play.
Did not play.
Match FactsWest Ham United: Robert Green, Lucas Neill, George McCartney, Danny Gabbidon, Matthew Upson, Hayden Mullins, Mark Noble, Nobby Solano, Matthew Etherington, Luis Boa Morte, Carlton Cole.
Goals: Carlton Cole 19 .
Booked: Carlton Cole 12 Danny Gabbidon 57 Matthew Etherington 67 .
Sent Off: None sent off. .
Tottenham Hotspur: Robinson, Bale, Chimbonda, Kaboul, Dawson, Jenas, Zokora, Lennon, Malbranque, Keane, Berbatov.
Subs not used: Cerny, Lee, Boateng.
Goals: Dawson (66).
Booked: Zokora (9), Chimbonda (52), Dawson (53), Defoe (81).
Sent off: None.
Man of the Match: Matthew Upson.