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December 14, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
Boleyn Ground — London
Referee:‬ A. Marriner‎
Attendance:‬ 31843‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: West Ham 0-0 Sunderland

Much-needed impetus was lacking, particularly from the hosts, for the majority of a dire game from which both relegation-threatened sides could have done with three points

By Alex Young at Upton Park

  • Jussi Jaaskelainen
    0
    0
    2.00

    Jussi Jaaskelainen

    His distribution was poor in the first half but pulled off a fine save just before the break to deny Larsson. Saw little of the ball in the second half bar the odd lofted ball into the box.

  • George McCartney
    0
    0
    3.00

    George McCartney

    Had a tough time against Giaccherini all afternoon but battled away admirably. Will be pleased with his performance.

  • James Tomkins
    0
    0
    2.50

    James Tomkins

    Had similar troubles with Giaccherini and Bardsley cutting inside but, more often than not, dealt with the threats adequately, although - on occasion - slightly fortuitously.

  • James Collins
    0
    0
    2.50

    James Collins

    Dealt with a very energetic Altidore extremely well, stifling the striker throughout.

  • Guy Demel
    0
    0
    2.00

    Guy Demel

    Put his side ahead in the first half, only for the goal to be dubiously disallowed. It was the only highlight in a fairly erratic performance.

  • Matthew Jarvis
    0
    0
    1.50

    Matthew Jarvis Flop of the Match

    Needs to look up more when sending crosses into the area; time and time again he found no-one and Sunderland were afforded the opportunity to break. Taken off before the hour mark.

  • Ravel Morrison
    0
    0
    2.00

    Ravel Morrison

    Always looking for the ball, often dropping very deep which on occasion stunted his impact in the final third. Similarly, his love of showing off his quick feet is usually more detrimental than he realises.

  • Mark Noble
    0
    0
    2.50

    Mark Noble

    A no-frills display, as we have come to expect, from the captain. Did his job and nothing more. As solid as solid can be.

  • Mohamed Diame
    0
    0
    2.50

    Mohamed Diame

    Another combative display from the midfielder but he was guilty of making the wrong decision when venturing further upfield.

  • Joe Cole
    0
    0
    3.00

    Joe Cole

    Linked up well with Morrison on occasion and, although his age started to show in the second half, he never stopped running. Replaced by Carlton Cole with 15 minutes remaining.

  • Modibo Maiga
    0
    0
    1.50

    Modibo Maiga

    His hold-up play is somewhat to be admired but one fears that that is mainly due to his lumbering frame - and he lumbered all game long.

Substitutions

  • Joey O'Brien
    0
    0
    2.00

    Joey O'Brien

    Came on with 30 minutes to play but failed to make a significant impact.

  • Jack Collison
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jack Collison

    Came on just before the hour mark to give his team more impetus in attack, which worked to a degree with a handful of smart passes.

  • Carlton Cole
    0
    0
    2.00

    Carlton Cole

    Replaced Joe Cole with 15-or-so minutes remaining but could not assert himself.

  • Vito Mannone
    0
    0
    2.50

    Vito Mannone

    Barely troubled by West Ham's impotent attack.

  • Phil Bardsley
    0
    0
    3.00

    Phil Bardsley

    Came very close to breaking the deadlock in the first half and was equally impressive in defence in the second.

  • Wes Brown
    0
    0
    2.50

    Wes Brown

    Coped well with West Ham’s whipped balls in from the wings but struggled against the big frame of Maiga when the home side attacked through the centre.

  • Ondřej Čelůstka
    0
    0
    3.00

    Ondřej Čelůstka

    Enjoyed linking up with Giaccherini and gave the Italian the confidence to burst forward. Impressive.

  • John O'Shea
    0
    0
    2.50

    John O'Shea

    Solid in defence against an admittedly fairly toothless West Ham attack.

  • Sung-Yong Ki
    0
    0
    2.00

    Sung-Yong Ki

    An all-round solid display but his concentration is a worry at times. Let the ball slip under his foot on more than one occasion, which affected his side’s momentum in attack.

  • Sebastian Larsson
    0
    0
    2.00

    Sebastian Larsson

    Deliveries from set-pieces were typically of a high standard but his game in open play was often let down by over-hit crosses which resulted in the breakdown of attacks.

  • Emanuele Giaccherini
    0
    0
    2.50

    Emanuele Giaccherini

    Enjoyed his day on the left-hand side, often getting the better of Tomkins and McCartney to dink balls into the area – unfortunately, he found West Ham players more regularly than those in yellow shirts.

  • Lee Cattermole
    0
    0
    3.00

    Lee Cattermole Top of the Match

    His distribution was great all game and really seemed to keep a cool head throughout. A pleasant change.

  • Jozy Altidore
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jozy Altidore

    Extremely busy all afternoon, his link-up play with Borini a particular highlight, but ultimately left frustrated by the sturdy West Ham defence. Removed midway through the second half.

  • Fabio Borini
    0
    0
    2.00

    Fabio Borini

    Evidently desperate to make an impression but his finishing lets him down too often. Was taken up with 25 minutes to play.

Substitutions

  • Andrea Dossena
    0
    0

    Andrea Dossena

    Came on for the final 10 minutes.

  • Adam Johnson
    0
    0
    2.50

    Adam Johnson

    Barely touched the ball after coming on with 20 minutes to go, cutting a lonely figure on the right-hand side, which was odd considering that West Ham often left him unmarked.

  • Steven Fletcher
    0
    0
    2.00

    Steven Fletcher

    Lively after his second-half introduction but struggled to link up with his tired team-mates.

Results
 
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