Had little to do in the opening half as Villa's spells in possession evolved into few clear chances. A fairly comfortable afternoon.
Put in a solid shift at left back before being replaced by Joey O'Brien in the second half.
An impressive debut against his former club with a no-nonsense display at centre-back. Bent struggled to get anything over on his former-team mate.
Looked comfortable picking up the threat of Darren Bent, who was relying on through balls on the floor to help create his chances. Distribution was rushed at times.
Tidy in possession down West Ham's right flank. Threaded a superb pass through to Cole just after the restart which subsequently saw a penalty claim turned down.
Was on hand to sweep Vaz Te's pass into the net to give West Ham the lead. Calm and composed in possession. Replaced by Tomkins.
Got little of the ball in the first half and failed to ignite in the second half. Disappointing.
The debutant looked composed in midfield, frequently shrugging off challenges from Ireland, Delph and Al Ahmadi.
Delivery from set-pieces was mixed but looked bright dropping deep in midfield and linking up with Diame.
Ricardo Vaz Té
Was anonymous up until West Ham's opening goal where he found space on the byline and squared the ball back to Kevin Nolan who slotted past Shay Given. Offered flashes of his talent in the second half with a dribble past Baker but needs to do this more often.
Had a decent tussle with Ron Vlaar and won his fair share of free kicks but was mainly reduced to chasing down long balls punted in his general direction. Should have done better with a header in the second half which he fired past Given's post. Replaced by Maiga late on.
Could do little about Nolan's goal as his defence stood still waiting for an offside decision which never came.
Looked solid alongside Vlaar at centre-back to neutralise the threat of Cole. Booked.
Should adapt to the Premier League very quickly with his physical presence. Handled Carton Cole with ease for the majority of the game.
Accurate with his distribution and enjoyed a solid game overall.
Hurried in possession but was dominant in the air. Encouraging display from the left-back.
Blazed the first shot of the game well wide of the target. Started brightly and looked positive on the ball but struggled to link with Bent in attack and was brought off after 62 minutes.
Fizzled in and out of the game. Looked positive with his runs on a few occasions but needs to impose himself throughout the game in order to be a sustainable threat. Came off for Gardner.
K. El Ahmadi
A solid debut from the Morocco international who looked neat on the ball in central midfield.
Looked tidy on the ball in the first half but struggled to replicate that after the break and drifted out of the game.
Composed on the ball but was unable to provide any service to Bent in attack. Positive opening alongside El Ahmadi though. Came off for Bannan.
Looked to play off the shoulder of Reid but his team-mates couldn't find him with any through balls.