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Played
January 19, 2013 11:00 PM SGT
Boleyn Ground — London
Referee:‬ H. Webb‎
Attendance:‬ 34962‎
 
68′ Joe Cole
Loïc Remy 14′
   
 
 

Player Ratings: West Ham 1-1 QPR

Joe Cole's second-half equaliser cancelled out Loic Remy's first-half strike on his Hoops debut in what transpired to be a keenly-contested game at Upton Park

By James McManus

  • Jussi Jaaskelainen
    0
    0
    2.50

    Jussi Jaaskelainen

    Perhaps should have covered his near post better for the opening goal, narrowing the angle and forcing Remy to hit the ball across him.

  • Winston Reid
    0
    0
    3.00

    Winston Reid

    Involved in a real tussle with Remy an awkward opponent, but came out on top more often than not on the deck and in the air. Nearly grabbed the winner with a vicious effort late on.

  • James Tomkins
    0
    0
    3.00

    James Tomkins

    Strong in the tackle but was left exposed time and time again on the counter by his midfield in front of him. Effortless with the ball at his feet.

  • Joey O'Brien
    0
    0
    3.00

    Joey O'Brien

    Seemed reluctant to bomb forward leaving the lions' share of the attacking work down the left to Jarvis. Went close with a header at the back post after a scrappy goalmouth scramble.

  • Guy Demel
    0
    0
    3.00

    Guy Demel

    Got forward whenever the opportunity presented itself but was guilty of putting way too much height onto his woeful crosses into the box.

  • Kevin Nolan
    0
    0
    2.50

    Kevin Nolan

    Had to drop deeper into midfield to try and gain a foothold in the game in the opening period and seemed to cause problems as the game wore on.

  • Matthew Jarvis
    0
    0
    3.00

    Matthew Jarvis

    Looked frustrated in the first half but came alive in the second period, tormenting Onuoha down the right, with his cross leading to the equaliser.

  • Mark Noble
    0
    0
    3.00

    Mark Noble

    Buzzing presence off the ball, keeping things simple when in possession and never stopped running with his side chasing a late winner,

  • Mohamed Diame
    2
    1
    3.50

    Mohamed Diame Top of the Match

    Energetic display full of running saw the midfielder pop up in all four corners of the pitch at one point or another. Went close with a number of efforts from distance.

  • Joe Cole
    2
    0
    3.50

    Joe Cole

    Looked lost in his role through the middle due to a chronic lack of service, with West Ham's long-ball approach simply passing him by in the first half but much-improved after the interval getting his just rewards with a simple tap-in.

  • Marouane Chamakh
    3
    0
    3.00

    Marouane Chamakh

    Unfortunate not to win a penalty in the first half after going down under Mackie's challenge, but looked rusty throughout, with his touch looking noticeably heavy, but should have scored in the second half after the chances that were put on a plate for him.

Substitutions

  • Carlton Cole
    0
    0
    3.00

    Carlton Cole

    Put himself about with a bustling display after coming off the bench in the second half, with his towering header leading to his namesake Joe's equaliser.

  • Julio César
    1
    1
    2.50

    Julio César

    Saved well early on from a Nolan header inside the six-yard box and was active whenever the ball came into the box in coming to punch it away, but his distribution left a lot to be desired and he should have held Cole's header before the equaliser.

  • Clint Hill
    1
    0
    3.50

    Clint Hill

    An absolute monster in the air during an impressive defensive display from the veteran centre-back, with his last-ditch block to keep out a Chamakh strike typifying his performance.

  • Nedum Onuoha
    0
    1
    2.50

    Nedum Onuoha

    Seemed to struggle with Jarvis' movement and his jinking runs, failing to get out quickly enough to close down the cross which led to the goal.

  • Fabio Da Silva
    1
    0
    3.00

    Fabio Da Silva

    Solid and committed, as has become the norm for the on-loan Brazilian full-back, although he was caught out a few times playing too high up the pitch.

  • Ryan Nelsen
    1
    0
    3.00

    Ryan Nelsen

    Won everything that came his way in the air, imposing himself physically on Chamakh to the extent that the striker had to drop deep to have any impact on the game.

  • Shaun Derry
    1
    0
    3.00

    Shaun Derry

    Keep the ball ticking over with his short, simple passes in the middle of midfield, helping his side to wrestle control of the game in the first half.

  • Adel Taarabt
    2
    0
    3.00

    Adel Taarabt

    Found pockets of space in between West Ham's midfield and back four and exploited it brilliantly by setting up Remy for the first goal.

  • Shaun Wright-Phillips
    1
    0
    2.00

    Shaun Wright-Phillips Flop of the Match

    Stretched the cumbersome Demel on the break on occasion but wasted the ball with poor decision-making when put in promising positions in and around the area.

  • Stéphane M'Bia
    0
    1
    2.50

    Stéphane M'Bia

    When in possession the Cameroon international was involved in some lovely, intricate play in the middle of the park, but went missing for long spells when his side were chasing the game late on.

  • Jamie Mackie
    1
    0
    3.00

    Jamie Mackie

    Dogged and determined run in the opening five minutes down the right flank typified his hard-working display before he was subbed off.

  • Loïc Remy
    2
    0
    3.50

    Loïc Remy

    His hold-up play was patchy and he looked rough around the edges but took his goal superbly and his movement throughout suggested a promising future lies ahead for him at Loftus Road.

Substitutions

  • Armand Traoré
    0
    1
    3.00

    Armand Traoré

    Came on early into the second half to help Fabio down the left flank and stretched the game with his pace on the break at times but had little lasting impact on proceedings.

  • Ji-Sung Park
    1
    0

    Ji-Sung Park

    Introduced to add a bit more urgency to the team's midfield play and while his work-rate was beyond question, he was unable to get his passing game going.

  • Jay Bothroyd
    1
    0
    2.50

    Jay Bothroyd

    Brought on to hold the ball up in a central striking role and worked hard to close down the space between Reid and Tomkins, even if he saw little of the actual ball.

Results
 
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