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Played
May 4, 2013 7:30 PM IST
Boleyn Ground — London
Referee:‬ P. Dowd‎
Attendance:‬ 34962‎
 
   
 
 

Player Ratings: West Ham 0-0 Newcastle

Magpies goalkeeper Rob Elliot proved the difference between the two sides with a string of saves in a fine second half display in an otherwise dour game of football

By Josh Clarke at Upton Park

  • Jussi Jaaskelainen
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jussi Jaaskelainen

    Rarely called into action throughout though looked rusty when he was, twice misjudging rushes off the goal-line that almost led to his side conceding.

  • Winston Reid
    0
    0
    3.50

    Winston Reid

    Tremendous goal-line clearance from Cisse’s effort made sure his team went in level at the break. Defended consistently and authoritatively throughout.

  • Joey O'Brien
    0
    0
    3.00

    Joey O'Brien

    Foolish early booking meant he spent the rest of the game on tenterhooks though Newcastle never really exploited this.

  • James Collins
    0
    0
    3.00

    James Collins

    Was made to look lumbering by Cisse, particularly when the striker burned him for pace in the build-up to Reid’s goal-line clearance. Was otherwise dominant in the air.

  • Guy Demel
    0
    0
    3.50

    Guy Demel

    Decent performance that quickly saw him get to grips with any attacking threat Newcastle had.

  • Kevin Nolan
    0
    0
    3.50

    Kevin Nolan

    Slowly worked his way into the game, in tandem with Carroll becoming a growing influence. Unlucky to see an effort come back off the post and was a menace after the interval

  • Matthew Jarvis
    0
    0
    3.50

    Matthew Jarvis

    Squandered his side’s best opportunity when a dodgy touch let him down when in the opposition penalty area. half but improved in the second half, providing several telling balls into the area

  • Mohamed Diame
    0
    0
    3.00

    Mohamed Diame

    His athleticism and drive in the middle was one of his side’s better features though would have been good to see him endeavour to burst beyond Carroll more often.

  • Gary O'Neil
    0
    0
    3.00

    Gary O'Neil

    Screened his back four well, particularly given Cabaye and Ben Arfa’s threats of inventive interplay.

  • Andy Carroll
    0
    0
    3.00

    Andy Carroll

    Looked incredibly isolated early on and was forced to do a lot of donkey work before becoming a lot more effective in the second half.Was unable to convert a couple decent chances.

  • Ricardo Vaz Te
    0
    0
    2.50

    Ricardo Vaz Te

    Wore two different brightly-coloured boots yet turned in a very dull performance before being withdrawn early in the second half.

Substitutions

  • Jack Collison
    0
    0
    3.00

    Jack Collison

    Brought on with half an hour left though was unable to really get a foothold in the game

  • Matthew Taylor
    0
    0
    3.00

    Matthew Taylor

    Late introduction gave him little chance to influence proceedings.

  • Joe Cole
    0
    0
    3.50

    Joe Cole

    Five minute cameo as West ham pushed for the winner though was unable to prove the difference

  • Rob Elliot
    2
    0
    4.00

    Rob Elliot Top of the Match

    Barely touched the ball in the first half but was the difference between the two sides in the second, making a string of fine saves.

  • Fabricio Coloccini
    0
    0
    3.50

    Fabricio Coloccini

    Arguably the last thing you would want after returning from a broken back is a gruelling battle against Andy Carroll, but he kept the striker most of the game. Composure on the ball played a large part in Newcastle’s relative comfort in possession.

  • Danny Simpson
    0
    0
    3.00

    Danny Simpson

    Stepped in to replace the suspended Debuchy with a pretty study performance.

  • Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa
    0
    0
    3.00

    Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

    Shunted along to left back and largely kept Vaz Te quiet without ever threatening to break forward himself.

  • Steven Taylor
    0
    0
    3.50

    Steven Taylor

    Battle against Carroll was always going to be game’s decisive duel and he came up trumps after a few hairy moments

  • Yohan Cabaye
    0
    0
    3.00

    Yohan Cabaye

    Creative use of the ball kept his side’s attack reasonably varied though he flitted in and out of the game too much to be a real difficulty for the opposition.

  • Hatem Ben Arfa
    0
    0
    3.00

    Hatem Ben Arfa

    Recalled to the starting lineup and was clearly the catalyst for most of his side’s inventiveness going forward. Too often had to come deep to receive the ball, rendering him slightly ineffective.

  • Jonas Gutierrez
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jonas Gutierrez

    Struggled to impact the game, aside from becoming a pantomime villain after a bit of theatrical nonsense at the end of the first half.

  • Cheikh Tiote
    1
    0
    3.00

    Cheikh Tiote

    Did the dirty work in the middle of the park, building the foundation that allowed Cabaye and Ben Arfa to try initiate meaningful attacks. His own distribution of the ball was sometimes found wanting.

  • Papiss Cissé
    0
    0
    3.00

    Papiss Cissé

    Had a decent effort well cleared off the line and proved difficult to subdue in the first half, before disappearing in the second.

  • Yoan Gouffran
    0
    2
    2.50

    Yoan Gouffran Flop of the Match

    Recalled and used down the left flank but only ever threatened sporadically. Hard to remember any occasions where he really provided any spark, before he missed a prime chance to steal a winner.

Substitutions

  • Dan Gosling
    0
    0
    3.00

    Dan Gosling

    Providing fresh legs when Newcastle's backs were against the wall in the latter stages

  • Shola Ameobi
    0
    0
    3.00

    Shola Ameobi

    Came on though took a hefty blow right away that left him unable to effect the game

Results
 
Player Ratings
Tournament
Position
Ranking
Top Scorers
Player   Goals Penalties
Luis Suárez Luis Suárez
Striker
Liverpool
30 0
Daniel Sturridge Daniel Sturridge
Striker
Liverpool
20 0
Yaya Touré Yaya Touré
Midfielder
Manchester City
18 6
Wayne Rooney Wayne Rooney
Striker
Man. United
15 2
Sergio Agüero Sergio Agüero
Striker
Manchester City
15 0