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Stewart Downing

Squad Number: 11
Position: Midfielder
Born: 22nd Jul 1984 (Middlesbrough, England)
Signed: 13th Aug 2013 (£6,000,000)
Contract: 4 year contract
Previous Club: Liverpool

KUMB Awards: Best Signing (runner-up) 2013/14; Most Improved Player 2014/15, Most Missed (third place) 2015/16.

Having made his name at Middlesbrough, Downing left Teeside for the first time in his career in 2009 when he joined Aston Villa following Middlesbrough's relegation from the Premier League in a £12million deal (£10million + add-ons).

Two years later, having become something of an England regular, Downing was lured to Anfield for an undisclosed fee widely thought to be worth around £20million.

However it was a fee that was to hang heavy upon his shoulders and a disappointing first season on Merseyside saw Downing end the campaign with no goals and no assists.

Despite being criticised heavily by 'Pool fans, Downing still managed to make 45 appearances for the Reds in 2012/13 where he fared marginally better on the goalscoring front with five to his name.

Having fallen out of favour with new Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers, his days at Anfield had been numbered for some time.

Downing joined former Anfield team mates Joe Cole and Andy Carroll at West Ham in August 2013. He became Sam Allardyce's fourth first team signing of the summer transfer window, following the arrival of Adrian, Razvan Rat and the aforementioned Carroll.

 

2016/17 Match Notes & Ratings

Stewart Downing is yet to play this season.

 

2015/16 Match Notes & Ratings

Stewart Downing is yet to play this season.

 

2014/15 Match Notes & Ratings

0-2 v Newcastle United (a) 24th May 2015
by Raedwulf

No shirker, but definitely somewhat subdued when not at the point of the diamond.

1-2 v Everton (h) 16th May 2015
by Gordon Thrower

No shirker, but definitely somewhat subdued when not at the point of the diamond.

0-1 v Aston Villa (a) 9th May 2015
by Raedwulf

Better in the second half, but still nothing like good enough.

1-0 v Burnley (h) 2nd May 2015
by Raedwulf

Did just enough to earn the "average" 6, though wasteful at times. Shouldn't have been booked.

1-0 v Burnley (h) 2nd May 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Good in spells – some nice crosses but did drift in and out of the game. Another victim of refereeing incompetence.

0-0 v Queens Park Rangers (a) 25th April 2015
by Raedwulf

In and out of the game again, unfortunately.

0-2 v Manchester City (a) 19th April 2015
by Staff Writer

No shirker, but definitely somewhat subdued when not at the point of the diamond.

1-1 v Stoke City (h) 11th April 2015
by Raedwulf

Doesn't shirk either, but not the player he was earlier in the season. Inspiring only fitfully.

1-2 v Leicester City (a) 4th April 2015
by Raedwulf

He's not always in the game as much as you would like him to be, but he can't be accused of shirking. Not sure what his role was today; it looked more like winger than point; but he put a good shift in in both directions, and was occasionally influential.

1-0 v Sunderland (h) 21st March 2015
by Raedwulf

Another game of occasional flashes, but I don't think a 4-5-1 helped him much today.

0-3 v Arsenal (a) 14th March 2015
by Raedwulf

Occasional flashes, but mostly fairly subdued.

0-1 v Chelsea (h) 4th March 2015
by Staff Writer



1-3 v Crystal Palace (h) 28th February 2015
by Raedwulf

Came into the game more late on, when Palace were down to 10, otherwise it would have been a 4, but mostly was missing today. Particularly disappointing, given that he started at the point of the diamond.

2-2 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 22nd February 2015
by Raedwulf

No shirker, but definitely somewhat subdued when not at the point of the diamond.

0-4 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 14th February 2015
by Raedwulf

Didn't get into the game.

0-0 v Southampton (a) 11th February 2015
by Staff Writer



1-1 v Manchester United (h) 8th February 2015
by Staff Writer

Fairly anonymous, although his best moments came in the latter stages as Man U left gaps at the back.

0-2 v Liverpool (a) 31st January 2015
by Staff Writer

Once again shunted out wide and far less involved as a result. Once chance left City's 'keeper grasping at thin air but there were few signs of his excellent recent form.

1-0 v Bristol City (a) 25th January 2015
by Staff Writer

Once again shunted out wide and far less involved as a result. Once chance left City's 'keeper grasping at thin air but there were few signs of his excellent recent form.

3-0 v Hull City (h) 18th January 2015
by Raedwulf

Not his sparkling best today, not least because, for half the game, he wasn't being played where he has shown to be most effective.

3-0 v Hull City (h) 18th January 2015
by Gordon Thrower

Improved immeasurably once brought inside from his exile on the wing. On balance I give him my MOTM award.

3-0 v Hull City (h) 18th January 2015
by Staff Writer

Quiet as a mouse out wide before the break, a different player in the second at the top of the diamond. Lovely finish for his goal.

2-2 v Everton (h) 13th January 2015
by Raedwulf

Contributed in full measure without standing out.

2-2 v Everton (h) 13th January 2015
by Staff Writer

Not as involved perhaps as he has been in recent weeks but he still gave Everton plenty to think about.

1-1 v Swansea (a) 10th January 2015
by Callum Brown

Always looked the most likely to make something happen. Almost grabbed his fifth of the season with another far-post curler but Fabianski was equal to it, this time.

1-1 v Swansea (a) 10th January 2015
by Lee WIlkinson

Played well but not at his usual threatening best, good passing and almost scored a pearler.

1-1 v Everton (a) 6th January 2015
by Raedwulf

Pretty much ran the game again whilst he was in the middle, and would have been an easy pick for yet another MotM. On the other hand, faded from things a little when asked to move to the flank, and Collins just about edges him.

1-1 v Everton (a) 6th January 2015
by Staff Writer

The key to much of West Ham's inventiveness. Here's a player who shows no signs of fatigue - despite having been invovled throughout the Christmas period.

1-1 v West Bromwich Albion (h) 1st January 2015
by Staff Writer

With his old trick of cutting inside from the wing now being carefully monitored by opposing teams, he's struggled to have the same impact in recent games. Still our most effective outlet however and his part in the goal was an important one.

1-2 v Arsenal (h) 28th December 2014
by Raedwulf

Back to his roaming role, but couldn't hack it today. Only some sporadic link up play, particularly with Cressie, spares him from a 4. Too wasteful with the ball, and set pieces simply awful.

0-2 v Chelsea (a) 26th December 2014
by Raedwulf

Couldn't get into the game at all. Given the way he has performed this season, it simply doesn't make sense to push him out wide. Tactical error from Sam, frankly. And it's not often you can say that this campaign!

2-0 v Leicester City (h) 20th December 2014
by Staff Writer

Every counter attack goes through Downing - and there were plenty yesterday. Another great goal identical to his two others this season.

1-1 v Sunderland (a) 13th December 2014
by Raedwulf

Another great game. When allowed to roam freely, he is so, so dangerous. Slightly fortuitous equaliser is a plus!

1-1 v Sunderland (a) 13th December 2014
by Staff Writer

Every counter attack goes through Downing - and there were plenty yesterday. Another great goal identical to his two others this season.

3-1 v Swansea (h) 7th December 2014
by Raedwulf

Nolan, in theory, still had his place at the point of the diamond, but Downing seemed to have much more licence to roam today. Made good use of it, and good dead ball delivery too.

3-1 v Swansea (h) 7th December 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Has had more influential days but was a more effective corner-taker than Noble.

2-1 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 2nd December 2014
by Raedwulf

Nolan pinched his spot at the point of the diamond, was not as effective as he often has been this campaign as a result.

2-1 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 2nd December 2014
by Staff Writer

His quietest game for a while, but he'll be happy with the assist that led to James Tomkins' winning goal.

1-0 v Newcastle United (h) 29th November 2014
by Raedwulf

Not a MotM performance, but I wrote his name down too many times not to give him a 7...

1-0 v Newcastle United (h) 29th November 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Good in parts but another who has had better days. Ought to have scored when clean through.

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 8th November 2014
by Raedwulf

No lack of effort, but couldn't find a key to unlock a solid Villa team.

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 8th November 2014
by Gordon Thrower

My MOTM – created chance after chance. Stay fit with England sir.

2-1 v Manchester City (h) 25th October 2014
by Raedwulf

As with others, no lack of effort today, yet not quite up to his usual standards. And isn't that a nice thing to be able to say!

2-1 v Manchester City (h) 25th October 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Slightly unlucky not to have headed us into a 2-0 lead. Not as dominant as of late but still put in a shift for the team.

3-1 v Burnley (a) 18th October 2014
by Raedwulf

Tried to make things happen, not always successfully. Delivery from corners was better than his average, though.

3-1 v Burnley (a) 18th October 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Unlucky not to score in the first half and he was often the inspiration behind anything good in the second half.

2-0 v Queens Park Rangers (h) 5th October 2014
by Raedwulf

Involved in many of our most promising attacks, but not quite as dangerous today as he has been. Much of what he did was "almost, but not quite...", though not necessarily his own fault.

2-0 v Queens Park Rangers (h) 5th October 2014
by Gordon Thrower

I've probably said this before but at Villa and Liverpool when he was being given England caps a-plenty I really couldn't see what the fuss was about. However this season he is a new man. Some of the passing today was a joy to behold. MOTM.

3-1 v Liverpool (h) 20th September 2014
by Gordon Thrower

If you get a chance, take a look at his celebration after the third goal. Not for him this modern trend of not celebrating against your old club. Looks twice the player in this more central role.

3-1 v Liverpool (h) 20th September 2014
by Raedwulf

A slightly un-generous 8, but he did have a couple of wasteful or selfish moments. Nevertheless, throve on the back of the midfield three, wandered where he would, and mostly caused havoc rather than otherwise.

2-2 v Hull City (a) 15th September 2014
by Raedwulf

Not entirely his fault, but playing tucked in certainly didn't work very well tonight, in my opinion.

1-3 v Southampton (h) 30th August 2014
by Raedwulf

No lack of effort; he was defending behind JOB on more than one occasion; but did nothing going forwards. Possibly his worst game for us so far.

1-3 v Southampton (h) 30th August 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Far too predictable from start to finish.

3-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 23rd August 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Fine display. Looked to be enjoying himself and his goal was superb.

3-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 23rd August 2014
by Raedwulf

Yes, he scored, but created very little today, in contrast to his form in our most recent competitive matches.

0-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 16th August 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Good but... He had us banging our heads against brick walls with his refusal to take his man on, a reluctance that made his movement a bit predictable. Ought to have scored as well.

0-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 16th August 2014
by Trevor Twohig

A real problem for Spurs, particularly in the first half. A few wayward crosses, but several dangerous ones too, worked back as well, and foiled by Lloris late on.

0-1 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 16th August 2014
by Raedwulf

A real problem for Spurs, particularly in the first half. A few wayward crosses, but several dangerous ones too, worked back as well, and foiled by Lloris late on.

3-2 v Sampdoria (h) 9th August 2014
by Staff Writer



0-2 v Malaga (a) 3rd August 2014
by Staff Writer



0-0 v Schalke (a) 2nd August 2014
by Staff Writer



 

2013/14 Match Notes & Ratings

0-2 v Manchester City (a) 11th May 2014
by Raedwulf



2-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 3rd May 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Good first half and contributed with a goal – though Adebayor's assist helped.

2-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (h) 3rd May 2014
by Raedwulf

Almost a 10; almost the unlikely 10. Hardly put a foot wrong all game (one rubbish cross on 67. Shock! Horror!). Play like this all next season, please. We may end up putting you on a pedestal next to Devo and Trevor if you do!

0-1 v West Bromwich Albion (a) 26th April 2014
by Raedwulf

Only occasionally really threatening, for all his effort.

0-1 v Crystal Palace (h) 19th April 2014
by Raedwulf

Reluctantly, Man of the Match. Reluctant, because I find it hard to single anyone out from this performance. Did create more threat than anyone else, and passing and crossing was infinitely improved on the Arsenal game.

1-3 v Arsenal (a) 15th April 2014
by Raedwulf

Horrible game, really horrible. Gave away the equaliser with a shocking clearance, delivery and accuracy really poor tonight. Worked hard, otherwise I'd give him 3, but... Whilst I've given him MotM in a couple of the most recent games, he was Muppet of the Match tonight; had a stinker. Surprised he wasn't subbed much sooner than 78 mins.

1-2 v Liverpool (h) 6th April 2014
by Raedwulf

Rather like the Man Utd game, caused a fair amount of uncertainty on the flanks. Barely, just barely, Man of the Match.

2-1 v Sunderland (a) 31st March 2014
by Raedwulf

Might have made it 3-0, but for a fingertip save. Decent game, but wasn't as threatening as he has been this season, and distribution was a bit erratic at times.

2-1 v Hull City (h) 26th March 2014
by Raedwulf

Work ethic was reasonable, but crossing was poor.

0-2 v Manchester United (h) 22nd March 2014
by Raedwulf

By a reasonable margin, our Man of the Match. A constant threat in the first half. Some neat little flicks that always found another Iron, beat Rafael several times, and put in some really dangerous balls across the box. I question why he was switched to the other flank for 25 minutes in the second. He might have drawn a second yellow from Rafael, who he made look very uncomfortable.

1-3 v Stoke City (a) 15th March 2014
by Staff Writer



0-1 v Everton (a) 1st March 2014
by Raedwulf

Much like Jarvis, worked hard going both ways, but had slightly more opportunity to influence things forwards. Put in a couple of really good balls, but also a couple of bloody awful ones.

3-1 v Southampton (h) 22nd February 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Had a hand in two of the three goals. His cross for the third was superb.

3-1 v Southampton (h) 22nd February 2014
by Raedwulf

Man of the Match by a whisker. Had Jarvis been left on for the full 90, it might have been him. Worked hard, etc, played a part in goals 2 & 3. Just about sneaks it from everyone else (including a generally tidy Saints team).

2-0 v Norwich City (h) 11th February 2014
by Raedwulf

Manoeuvred himself into some nice positions, but wasted them. Worked back well, but not great going forward. Don't think he's quite recovered the form he was in when he got injured at Liverpool.

2-0 v Aston Villa (a) 8th February 2014
by Raedwulf

Lovely footwork to set up Nolan for the first. Not in the game as much as we might have hoped, but when the half time stat is only 20% of the attacks down the right, it's hardly his fault.

2-0 v Swansea City (h) 1st February 2014
by Gordon Thrower

The defensive covering side of his game is not one that you'd be looking for as a rule but once the game changed he was another one who knuckled down and got through more than his fair share of the work burden.

2-0 v Swansea City (h) 1st February 2014
by Raedwulf

As with Jarvis, worked hard, delivered much better, though too many of the corners were still dodgy.

2-0 v Cardiff City (a) 11th January 2014
by Trevor Twohig

A good game.

1-2 v Fulham (a) 1st January 2014
by Gordon Thrower

Showed some bright touches but I'm not sure he was the right sub at the right time.

1-4 v Liverpool (a) 7th December 2013
by Staff Writer

Had a great half against his former employers until he was substituted at the break and sent to hospital to receive treatment on an Achilles/calf would that wa inflicted in the opening minute of the game.

0-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 3rd December 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Played well and should have had his first goal.

0-1 v Crystal Palace (a) 3rd December 2013
by Staff Writer

Very lively but it would have been nice to see him go outside his man rather than continuously cut inside - which made him very easy to defend against. Daft decision to rule out his perfectly legitimate goal.

0-3 v Chelsea (h) 23rd November 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Looked good occasionally when we fed him. We didn't feed him enough.

0-3 v Chelsea (h) 23rd November 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Lost of endeavour - very little cutting edge.

1-3 v Norwich City (a) 9th November 2013
by Staff Writer

Worked the flanks hard and looked lively - although again, an incisive touch is sorely lacking.

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 2nd November 2013
by Rob Chapman

A classy display. Worked his socks off all game, never found hiding and his attacking instincts and willingness to take on his man eventually seemed to inspire Jarvis to try the same. A slightly better final ball and this would have been the complete winger’s performance.

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 2nd November 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Same as Jarvis really,Had 45 minutes to get at a defender on a yellow but filed to make the most of the opportunity.

0-0 v Aston Villa (h) 2nd November 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Played well – beat players and crossed well.

0-0 v Swansea City (a) 27th October 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Looking more effective with more games.

1-3 v Manchester City (h) 19th October 2013
by Gordon Thrower

A little bit in and out but was the source of much of what was good on the attacking side of things.

3-0 v Tottenham Hotspur (a) 6th October 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Played well.

0-1 v Hull City (a) 28th September 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Poor. Not one good cross.

0-1 v Stoke City (h) 31st August 2013
by Gordon Thrower

As with Jarvis he was starved of service though he did get through some hard work defensively – he was more noticed when he had gone.

2-1 v Cheltenham Town (h) 27th August 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Looked sharp again in his 45 minutes – which seemed to have been a prearranged thing to give him and Cole a half each.

0-0 v Newcastle United (a) 24th August 2013
by Trevor Twohig

God pace and will be good for us but a little lacklustre today.

2-0 v Cardiff City (h) 17th August 2013
by Trevor Twohig

Nice little cameo from the new-boy who seems to have a point to prove.

2-0 v Cardiff City (h) 17th August 2013
by Gordon Thrower

Nice little cameo from the new-boy who seems to have a point to prove.

 

2012/13 Match Notes & Ratings

Stewart Downing is yet to play this season.

 

2011/12 Match Notes & Ratings

Stewart Downing is yet to play this season.

 

2010/11 Match Notes & Ratings

Stewart Downing is yet to play this season.

 

2009/10 Match Notes & Ratings

Stewart Downing is yet to play this season.

 

2008/09 Match Notes & Ratings

Stewart Downing has no entries for this season.

 

2007/08 Match Notes & Ratings

Stewart Downing has no entries for this season.

 

2006/07 Match Notes & Ratings

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2005/06 Match Notes & Ratings

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2004/05 Match Notes & Ratings

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