Premier League
West Ham United 0-4 Manchester United 

Saturday, 5th December 2009
by Gordon Thrower

How depressing was that?

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Player Ratings

Robert Green
Might have done a bit better with th first but it was hard not to empathise with him. I felt sick as well.

Jonathan Spector
Dreadful. Still, on a day of few positives, we can at least take some comfort from the fact that he plays for the USA who are our first opponents in the World Cup.

Herita Ilunga
Seems at least a yard short of pace at the moment.

James Tomkins
Similar to Gabbidon really, Seemed well placed to cut out at least one cross. Didn?EUR(TM)t.

Danny Gabbidon
Got one superb tackle in late on. Unfortunately his indecision cost us at least one goal and his failure to block a cross arguably cost us another.

Scott Parker
Failed to take the midfield by the scruff of the neck in the way w know he can.

Radoslav Kovac
If he wants to spend 90 minutes watching a football match he should pay for the privilege like the rest of us.

Jack Collison
A wretched afternoon. Barely picked out a pass and seemed ill at ease with whatever it was h was supposed to be doing.

Junior Stanislas
Some lively moments but kept straying offside.

Guillermo Franco
Some nice control but faded from view as the game went on.

Zavon Hines
Not his fault but he should have been off well before half time.


Alessandro Diamanti
(Replaced Hines, 46 mins) Just about our only threat ?EUR" and I use the word very loosely.

Kieron Dyer
(Replaced Kovac, 67 mins) Barely registered, though it was nice to get a reminder of what he looks like.

Peter Kurucz
(Replaced Kovac, 67 mins) Clean sheet! Barely tested really.

Julien Faubert
Did not play.

Manuel Da Costa
Did not play.

Josh Payne
Did not play.

Frank Nouble
Did not play.

Match Facts

West Ham United: Robert Green, Jonathan Spector, Herita Ilunga, James Tomkins, Danny Gabbidon, Scott Parker, Radoslav Kovac, Jack Collison, Junior Stanislas, Guillermo Franco, Zavon Hines.

Goals: None.

Booked: None booked           .

Sent Off: None sent off     .

Manchester United: Kuszczak, Neville, Evra, Brown, Anderson, Giggs, Scholes, Fletcher, Valencia, Gibson, Rooney .

Subs not used: Foster, De Laet, Park, Nani.

Goals: Scholes (45+1), Gibson (61), Valencia (71), Rooney (72).

Booked: Scholes (80).

Sent off: None.

Referee: Peter Walton.

Attendance: 34,980.

Man of the Match: Alessandro Diamanti.