Wasn’t tested fully until after 20 minutes had been played; Morrison wonderfully placing a free-kick to the ‘keeper’s corner and Darlow matching the West Ham man’s effort with a fantastic save. Made a number of other worldly saves and duly deserved his cleansheet.
The full-back’s efforts on the right meant resulted in a tough game for Downing on the wing and any other Hammers’ attacker he came across.
The attacker’s link-up play really gave West Ham something to think about inside and around their own box, with Halford setting up Paterson for his first and was a danger throughout.
Defended well against Maiga and put in some sterling blocks to deny a number of West Ham efforts.
The former Liverpool man defended admirably, blocking and tackling efficiently throughout the game.
Fantastic defending from the full-back denied Maiga after the striker was all but one-on-one with Darlow late in the first-half. However, the defender should have put Forest two goals up just before the break, but his shot was well saved by Adrian from close range.
A solid performance in the middle of the park from the midfielder. Moussi bossed the ball and restricted the movement of both Lletget and Moncur.
Always in the mix, Lansbury was setting up players left, right and centre, getting an assist in the process.
The captain was on good form and organised his team brilliantly, while also doing his fair share of defending and getting Forest on the move through the channels. Rounded off the game getting Forest’s fifth with a clinical finish 10 yards out.
The Algerian was adamant he was going to take Forest’s early penalty and did so with a finish that Andrea Pirlo would have been proud of. Continued to put energy into Forest’s attacks, even when switched over to the left.
Won Forest’s early penalty after participating in some lovely build-up play before being brought down by Moncur. His efforts during the game were rewarded further after putting the hosts 2-0 up in the second-half with a well-placed shot that was just out of reach of Adrian’s hand and finished nicely in the goal’s corner. A second goal followed by his completed hat-trick rounded off a truly brilliant display from the attacker after putting the game well beyond the visitors.
Playing in place of the rested Jaaskelainen, the ‘keeper was on edge early on as Forest asked the most questions. A penalty less than 20 minutes in was his first real test and was fooled into diving the wrong way by Abdoun’s cheeky spot-kick. Made one good save, but the defenders in front didn’t give him much of a buffer between him and Forest’s attackers, allowing the hosts to lay rampage in the Hammer’s box and score three more in the process.
Had a hard time tracking Forest’s attackers and was punished several times, with the host’s offensive moves duly paying off as a result.
The defender’s inexperience was perhaps his downfall and looked to struggle with Forest’s constant attacks nearly every time they broke through.
Committed a clumsy challenge on Paterson early on to concede a penalty which the hosts subsequently converted in style. Looked a bit absent throughout his time on the pitch and was subbed 10 minutes into the second-half.
Was troubled at the back by Forest’s constant attacks and allowed a number of through passes to penetrate the West Ham defence, before being subbed early in the second-half.
Offered very little for the Hammers on the wing, and despite staying on longer than Downing, contributed just as little.
Arriving back from injury, the attacker had one great chance from a free-kick, but a brilliant save from Darlow denied him. Brought little else to the game.
West Ham’s most active player whilst on the pitch, but dogged defending from Jara meant the winger’s contributions were limited. Was subbed in the second-half.
With Forest’s midfield the dominant force in this game, the American failed to influence the game for the good of the visitors.
Struggled with the pace of the game in the middle and was outdone for the majority of the game by the likes of Reid and Lansbury.
Had a single opportunity to contribute to the game, but great defending brought a stop to that and was absent for most of the game.