Air punched an early Noble corner but could do nothing about the opener. Arguably should have taken better command of his backline on several occasions as Faye and Shawcross both looked incapable of making their minds up about who would clear the lines. Made two smart saves in the second half with the score level.
Dallied and allowed Noble to pick the ball away from him in a dangerous position, but looked much stronger than in his previous outing. Kept it tight down the left.
Positive early exchanges with Carlton Cole, but needs to be wiser when shepherding the ball away from danger, as evidenced when he needlessly conceded a corner after failing to take control of a wayward West Ham pass. Made a terrific recovery tackle as Obinna raced clear.
Caught a Da Costa bicycle kick to the chops, his only act of note in the first half.
Struggled to get a hold of Parker or Noble as West Ham controlled the first half, and went into the book for a studs-up challenge.
Didn't see much of the ball in the first half as his side struggled, but came to the fore after the break, displaying some dazzling dribbling.
His trademark throw-ins were Stoke's primary source of danger in the first half, but he allowed Noble and Parker to dictate proceedings in the middle. His failed clearance let West Ham open the scoring, and he handed West Ham a counter attack in the second. Shifted out wide following injury to Pennant.
His substitute display against West Ham earned him a start out wide, and he repaid his manager by working up and down his flank like the similarly industrious Etherington on the left. Superb cross set up Jones for the equaliser, and he looked the more threatening of Stoke's widemen until falling to injury.
Caught by a reckless Behrami challenge and kept quiet in the first half, but slid through Pennant to create space for the equaliser before being replaced.
Used his leap and height to his advantage to grab the equaliser and threatened throughout the second. Subbed off, presumably due to a knock, after causing all sorts of problems to Upson and Da Costa.
Inexplicably padded away a comfortable catch from a Pennant set piece and was fortunate that the shot that followed smacked against the woodwork. At no fault for the equaliser and made a clever save from an Etherington cross-cum-shot,
Looked better than Da Costa in the air, and looked relatively comfortable against all four of Stoke's forwards.
Was beaten by Pennant on several occasions, notably for the equaliser where the on-loan winger was able to beat the Welshman to the byline and lift the ball across goal to Jones.
Manuel da Costa
Easily leapt over by Jones for the goal, and had a disappointing second half in which he slipped on the wet surface and was fortunate not to have given Stoke the lead. Had a chance of his own but was denied by Sorensen at the near post.
Dealt well when Walters was on his back and running through on goal, but less successful in the second as Etherington pushed forward.
Early cross won a corner for his side, but his overeagerness saw him earn a yellow after two late challenges in the first 20 minutes of the game. Subbed off in the second after picking up a knock.
The more forward-minded of West Ham's English midfielders, he linked play between the midfield and attack well.
Typically tough in the tackle, the former Chelsea man stymied Stoke in the first half and stabbed in from close range to open the scoring.
Hit the bar with a powerful strike from distance in the first and combined well with Obinna and Cole.
Couldn't quite get going up against Shawcross early on and disappointed despite both of his markers not having the best of days.
- 1 A. Begović
- 3 D. Higginbotham
- 28 A. Wilkinson
- 12 M. Wilson
- 6 G. Whelan
Replaced Walters and slotted in up top on his own with Gudjohnsen in behind. Hit the bar with a towering, bouncing header.
Came on for Walters to finally make his Stoke debut with 20 minutes remaining.