West Ham v Reading - Match Ratings

Matthew Lewis

The Premier League season is over. Who impressed in the last game, and who depressed?

Alex McCarthy: 5

Let himself down after his recent England call-up. His error gave Nolan a simple first goal, and there may be questions asked as to whether he could have done more for the other goals. Admittedly he was let down by the defence in front of him, but it wasn't one of his better games.

Chris Gunter: 6

Unspectacular. Got forward a few times and had one good drilled cross that could have resulted in a goal. West Ham played with the ball in the middle of the park for the majority of the match, but did OK when called upon.

Sean Morrison: 5

"Morro" and partner Gorkss were given a torrid time by Andy Carroll and it looks like Sean might have more to learn in order to become an established Premier League centre back. A season or two in the Championship might do him some good.

Kaspars Gorkss: 3

It's no surprise Gorkss was shipped out on loan to Wolves, and I'm sure I wouldn't be the only one who would be glad to see the back of the Latvia captain after his latest shambolic performance. Questions need to be asked of Adkins' decision to pick him.

Stephen Kelly: 7

For a makeshift left back, he didn't do too badly. Could have closed down Maiga quicker for the fourth but much like Gunter, the majority of the attacks were through the middle or pumped in early.

Jem Karacan: 5

Not his best game. Aside from his assist for the McCleary goal, Karacan didn't contribute much in either defence or attack. Had a few passes picked off easily.

Danny Guthrie: 7

Looks a lot more comfortable under Adkins. Happy to play the ball out wide or into the feet of the strikers. Defensively he could have done more but in possession he was reliable.

Robson-Kanu: 5

Not one of his better games. Always capable of doing something, but today didn't look like his game. Admittedly, there wasn't much he could do when West Ham were dominating in the first half.

McAnuff: 6

Lots of huff and puff, showed his versatility by playing in an attacking midfield role and on the left wing, but his lack of a goal threat makes him more of a makeshift attacking midfielder than a converted winger. Lead by example, just not the kind of example Nolan set.

McCleary: 7

Has been in good form of late and scored a scorcher to give Reading the impetus to get back into the game. You feel he will do a good job for the Royals in the Championship next season.

Pogrebnyak: 3

Poor. Had a header saved early in the first half but after that he gave away possession cheaply, failed to bring others into play and didn't get into goalscoring positions. Where's the Pog of Fulham gone?

Substitutes:

Adam Le Fondre: 6

Super sub. Came on, scored, looked a threat. Why can he not do this from the start? If rumours are to be believed, this could be the last we see of Adam in a Reading shirt. Fitting that he scores from the bench.

Nick Blackman: 6

Came on and assisted Le Fondre, looked a bit threatening, but not Premier League standard (yet?). Lots of running could have had a goal for himself.

That's how we've seen it but how did you rate them? Let us know in the comments below.

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