West Ham United suffered a disappointing defeat in their last match of the year against Burnley at Turf Moor. Chris Wood and Dwight McNeil were the two goalscorers for the Clarets as they sunk the Hammers to their second defeat in the last seven games. Manuel Pellegrini’s men tried to keep the pressure on the hosts from the very start, but their tactics backfired in this match. Sean Dyche’s team got the better of the opposition defence as Wood and McNeil hit the goals on the counter-attack to claim a surprise victory.
Here is how the West Ham United players were rated from their defeat against Burnley.
Lukasz Fabianski: 6
Could not do much for either of the goals. Did make some good saves though.
Michail Antonio: 5
His lack of composure in the defensive lineup was evident as he was not able to track back, and let McNeil make a free run into the box and score the second goal.
Issa Diop: 6
Tried his best to keep the ball away from the danger area but did not get much support from his partner Ogbonna.
Angelo Ogbonna: 4
Not a good match at all for the Italian as he failed to contain the Burnley attackers and let them take aim at the goal on a number of occasions.
Aaron Cresswell: 6
Was busy defending most of the time, so the darting runs down the left flank were missing.
Declan Rice: 6
Not the best of outings for the Irishman as he failed to keep possession of the ball on a few occasions in the first half. Made a good comeback in the second half though.
Mark Noble: 5
His fatigue and lack of energy started to show in the first half as he could not break down the Burnley attacks.
Robert Snodgrass: 5
Could not make inroads into the opposition defence and was substituted at halftime.
Felipe Anderson: 7
Looked the only bright spot in the West Ham lineup as he troubled the Burnley defenders with his classy footwork throughout the match.
Marko Arnautovic: 5
Came back in the starting lineup to Pellegrini’s great relief. Was ineffective on the night though.
Lucas Perez: 5
Nothing special from the Spaniard as he was substituted at halftime.
Grady Diangana: 6
Showed some fighting spirit after coming on but was far from threatening.
Andy Carroll: 6
His physical presence troubled the Burnley defence to some extent. Could have had his name on the scoresheet but Tom Heaton pulled off a brilliant save to deny him in the dying minutes.
Xande Silva: NA
Played too little to warrant a rating.