Renowned Premier League outfit West Ham United picked up a massive three points this evening after beating Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton side by a 3-1 scoreline. The victory was the Hammers’ first in the league since beating Bournemouth on new year’s day, and David Moyes will surely be hoping to keep the momentum going. Goals from Sebastien Haller and Michail Antonio were eclipsed by a Jarrod Bowen debut strike.

West Ham United Players Rated In Win Vs Southampton

Lukasz Fabianski – 6.5

Absolutely no chance of stopping the Obafemi goal in the first half, and put up a largely faultless performance on the night. Wasn’t overly troubled by any of the Southampton chances either.

Jeremy Ngakia – 6.5

The youngster gave the ball away cheaply on a couple of occasions but continues to impress while going forward. Looks like an excellent prospect who could go on to achieve great things under David Moyes.

Issa Diop – 7

The Frenchman had one horror moment where he put Lukasz Fabianski in a pretty tight spot but did his job effectively for the rest of the evening. Strong and dominant from set-pieces.

Referee Michael Oliver awards Issa Diop of West Ham United a yellow card during the Premier League match between West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur at London Stadium on November 23, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Angelo Ogbonna – 7

Like his centre-half partner, the Italian looked unbeatable from crosses and set-pieces. Solid whenever called into action and showed confidence to step into midfield and play the ball out.

Aaron Cresswell – 6

The experienced full-back had a rare ineffective outing against the Saints as he looked a tad off the pace right from the opening knockings. Wasn’t able to impact in an attacking sense either.

Mark Noble – 6

Didn’t look like his usual self as the veteran uncharacteristically gave the ball away on multiple occasions. Needs to work on his ball retention in situations where the Hammers are cruising.

Declan Rice – 7

The youngster tracked back on every single Bournemouth counter-attack and tirelessly made sure that the Saints’ runners always had someone breathing down their necks.

Jarrod Bowen – 8

A dream debut for the youngster, who showed great finesse and composure to dink the ball over the goalkeeper to score on his full debut. Looked dangerous for the whole night.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 25: David Moyes manager of West Ham United talks to Aaron Cresswell ahead during the FA Cup Fourth Round match between West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion at The London Stadium on January 25, 2020 in London, England. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Pablo Fornals – 8

Like Bowen, the Spaniard moved the ball around with confidence and tried to bring the other Hammers attackers into the game as well. Needs to add goals to his game as well though.

Michail Antonio – 9

The speedster was undoubtedly the star of the show tonight as he ripped the Southampton defence apart at will. Great assist into the box for Haller and did well to pick up a goal too.

Sebastien Haller – 7

For all the good work that the Frenchman did on the night, he continues to cut a frustrating figure in front of goal. Should’ve probably had a hat-trick but just couldn’t put his chances away.

Substitutes

Robert Snodgrass – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

Felipe Anderson – NA

Didn’t have time to make an impact.

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