West Ham United inflicted a 2-1 loss on Everton to go sixth in the table. The Hammers pipped Manchester United, who now sit out of every European competition. Moreover, David Moyes’ side have kept their European hopes alive with a win. Everton lost their fifth game out of the last six in the league. As a result, the Toffees now sit 17th in the table, three points above the relegation places. We bring you the player ratings of West Ham United from their win.
West Ham took the lead in the game, and they did it in fashion. Aaron Cresswell‘s brilliant free-kick gave Jordan Pickford no chance to keep it out. However, England’s keeper was vigilant throughout the first half, barring that free-kick. Both sides had plenty of chances but failed to convert.
Everton started the second half on the front foot, equalizing in the 53rd minute. Mason Holgate’s deflected shot landed in the bottom corner. Fabianski’s poor clearance from a corner fell to Richarlison, who picked Holgate. Holgate, who was playing as a midfielder, leveled it for Everton.
But their equalizer was short-lived as West Ham went ahead right within five minutes. Iwobi lost the ball in the midfield to Antonio, who pounced on the opportunity. Though his shot was saved, Jarrod Bowen was waiting to convert the rebound to restore the Hammers’ lead.
Everton’s difficulties didn’t end there, Michael Keane was shown a second yellow and consequently a red just after the hour mark. The frustration was visible as Keane made a late tackle on Antonio to get himself sent off. The West Ham United player ratings are here.
West Ham United player ratings: Defence
Lukasz Fabianski- 6/10
Apart from the ‘keeper’s awful clearance which allowed Everton to pull things level, Fabianksi was decent between the sticks.
Ryan Fredericks- 6/10
Mixed game for the right-back. Richarlison troubled him a couple of times, catching him off-position. But Fredericks’ crucial block to deny Richarlison from scoring a tap-in made up for his mistakes.
Craig Dawson – 6/10
As usual, calm and composed at the back. However, Dawson escaped a booking in the second half. But Dawson absolutely dominated Richarlison and kept the striker at bay.
Kurt Zouma- 7/10
Zouma is enjoying his move to West Ham from Chelsea. The center-back has been a crucial presence in the Hammers’ backline. Zouma contained Calvert-Lewin powerfully and was dominating aerially as well. The defender put in 10 clearances while winning all of his aerial duels.
Aaron Cresswell- 7/10
What a game from the left-back. Cresswell’s majestic free-kick lit up the first-half sending West Ham into the lead. However, he was more than lucky not to be sent off later in the game as he kicked Richarlison who was lying on the pitch.
Tomas Soucek- 7/10
Soucek was pure energy in the midfield. It seemed as if he alone commanded the midfield for West Ham. But the game saw less of his attacking abilities.
Declan Rice- 8/10
Rice is not going to drop down his form. The midfielder was the orchestrator of West Ham’s game, rarely misplacing a pass or conceding a mistake. He ended the game with 99 touches and a staggering 94% pass accuracy. Easily wins our highest gainer in the West Ham United player ratings.
Said Benrahma- 5/10
Not the performance of an attacking mid. Benrahma was often dispossessed, but his work rate was commendable.
Jarrod Bowen- 7/10
The match-winner for West Ham. Struck the ball expertly to flip it over Mykolenko and earn the three points for the Hammers.
Michail Antonio- 6/10
The striker was far from his robust qualities in the game. However, Antonio was quite good in the hold-up play and pounced on Iwobi’s mistake which lead to West Ham’s winner.
Pablo Fornals- 4/10
Lowest ranker in West Ham United player ratings. Too many loose passes and neither did he put in a single successful dribble, accurate cross, or an accurate long ball.
Mark Noble- 6/10
Replaced Bowen in the 70th minute. Though Noble managed only 20 minutes, he was solid in them. He ensured West Ham don’t lose the plot and conceded an equalizer.
Andriy Yarmolenko- N.A
Replaced Benrahma in the 82nd minute.
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