West Ham United 2-1 Fulham 

Saturday, 12th January 2008
by Gordon Thrower

Game of two halves? This was more of a game of four quarters and we weren’t all that good in all of them.

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Player Ratings

Robert Green
Probably to blame for the goal and his kicking wasn?EUR(TM)t too impressive today.

Jonathan Spector
He comes in, plays wherever he?EUR(TM)s asked and gets on with it. Solid game.

George McCartney
Fairly decent run out. Funny how we all thought he?EUR(TM)d be our back-up on the left of defence. Shorey must be kicking himself.

Anton Ferdinand
Another good run out ?EUR" again after a dodgy start. Finished the goal well.

Matthew Upson
Skipper for the day he turned in his usual dependable performance ?EUR" after a shaky start.

Hayden Mullins
Some good Mullins-esque interceptions but his passing was a bit off-target today.

Mark Noble
Honours even in a fascinating midfield battle with Murphy. Worked wonders for the winner.

Freddie Ljungberg
Was the source of much that was good on the right hand side ?EUR" one dodgy moment defensively but had a fine game. Perhaps we should kick him in the head before every game.

Matthew Etherington
Some excellent runs only let down by the final ball into the box which was all-too-often either wayward or blocked.

Dean Ashton
Better, much better. The half yard of anticipation that has been missing of late made a welcome return as evidenced by his goal. Still not quite there yet but well on his way.

Carlton Cole
Not quite at the races today. Should have scored in the first half when bustling his way through as he does best.


Luis Boa Morte
(replaced Cole, 65) Some good work both in attack and later in a more defensive role.

Lee Bowyer
(replaced Etherington, 83) Looked ok but wasn?EUR(TM)t really on long enough to get a mark.

Julien Faubert
(replaced Ljungberg, 89) If Bowyer can?EUR(TM)t have a mark, neither can he ?EUR" though it was good to discover that he actually exists and isn?EUR(TM)t really a fictional character designed to deflect attention away from the fact we haven?EUR(TM)t signed anyone lately!

Richard Wright
Did not play.

James Collins
Did not play.

Match Facts

West Ham United: Robert Green, Jonathan Spector, George McCartney, Anton Ferdinand, Matthew Upson, Hayden Mullins, Mark Noble, Freddie Ljungberg, Matthew Etherington, Dean Ashton, Carlton Cole.

Goals: Dean Ashton 28 Anton Ferdinand 69                .

Booked: None.

Sent Off: None sent off.     .

Fulham: Niemi, Baird, Stefanovic, Bocanegra, Konchesky, Volz, Davis, Murphy, Davies, Healy, Dempsey.

Subs not used: Warner, Ki-Hyeon.

Goals: Davies (8).

Booked: Konchesky (81).

Sent off: None.

Referee: M.Riley.

Attendance: 34,947.

Man of the Match: Freddie Ljungberg.