West Ham United 2-2 Aston Villa 

Saturday, 10th May 2008
by Gordon Thrower

So where did that season go?

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Player Ratings

Robert Green
Maybe slightly in the wrong position for the first goal but made some fine stops later on.

Lucas Neill
Seemed a yard short against the admittedly pacy Young.

George McCartney
Not at his best in the first half ?EUR" possible as a result of the hamstring problem that saw him sit out the second 45.

Anton Ferdinand
A welcome return but was made to battle.

James Tomkins
Had a tough time up against Carew and Young. Stuck to the task though.

Mark Noble
Another hard shift put in before being sacrificed in the chase for the equaliser.

Scott Parker
At full-time he went down on his knees, possibly looking for the one blade of grass he hadn?EUR(TM)t covered during the day.

Nobby Solano
Always looked dangerous on the ball. Fine free-kick though the ?EUR~keeper helped a bit.

Luis Boa Morte
A good game ?EUR" some great tracking back and a few good crosses.

Bobby Zamora
Unlucky not to get on the scoresheet.

Dean Ashton
Always dangerous, his goal was superb.


John Paintsil
(replaced McCartney, 46) Passing was poor.

Carlton Cole
(replaced Zamora, 73) Failed to make an impression.

Fred Sears
(replaced Solano, 80) Also failed to make an impression.

Richard Wright
Did not play.

Hayden Mullins
Did not play.

Match Facts

West Ham United: Robert Green, Lucas Neill, George McCartney, Anton Ferdinand, James Tomkins, Mark Noble, Scott Parker, Nobby Solano, Luis Boa Morte, Bobby Zamora, Dean Ashton.

Goals: Nobby Solano 8 Dean Ashton 88                .

Booked: Scott Parker 10 Lucas Neill 10        .

Sent off: None.

Aston Villa: Carson, Mellberg, Laursen, Knight, Bouma, Petrov, Reo-Coker, Barry, Young, Carew, Agbonlahor.

Subs not used: Taylor, Salifou, Routledge, Maloney.

Goals: Young (14), Barry (58).

Booked: Mellberg , Petrov.

Sent off: None.

Referee: M.Dean.

Attendance: 34,969.

Man of the Match: Scott Parker.