West Ham United welcomed Manchester City at the London Stadium earlier this evening as they focused on securing a good result in front of their home supporters. The Hammers made a poor start to the game and conceded a penalty when their substitute goalkeeper, Alphonse Areola brought Erling Haaland down. The Norwegian striker went on to score from the penalty spot as David Moyes’ men went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.
The East London outfit were chasing the game in the second half and conceded their second goal in the 65th minute when Haaland broke away and scored again with a clinical finish. The contest ended with West Ham suffering a poor 2-0 loss at home.
Let’s take a look at how each West Ham player performed during the match against Man City.
GK: Łukasz Fabiański – 6.5/10
He began the game well but had to go off injured in the 28th minute.
RB: Vladimír Coufal – 6.5/10
Coufal did his best to keep things solid at the back and made one good chance in the opposition half.
CB: Kurt Zouma – 6/10
The French centre-back made a couple of important clearances but couldn’t keep Haaland quiet during the game.
CB: Ben Johnson – 6/10
He made a lot of crucial clearances on the defensive end of the field but will be disappointed for failing to keep a clean sheet in both halves.
LB: Aaron Cresswell – 7/10
Cresswell gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the pitch and made one good opportunity in the final third.
CM: Tomas Soucek – 6/10
He tried his best to protect his backline but failed to make an impact in the Man City half.
CM: Declan Rice – 6/10
The English talent got stuck in with a lot of tackles but struggled to get going in the attacking end of the field.
RW: Jarrod Bowen – 6/10
Bowen struggled to influence the game and produced a toothless display down the right flank.
CAM: Manuel Lanzini – 5.5/10
The Argentine was mostly ineffective during his time on the field.
LW: Pablo Fornals – 6/10
He made a couple of decent chances but never got a sniff at goal.
ST: Michail Antonio – 6/10
Antonio began the game brightly but ran out of gas and got replaced in the 56th minute.
GK: Alphonse Areola – 5/10
He conceded a cheap penalty after coming off the bench.
ST: Gianluca Scamacca – 6/10
Scamacca offered very little after coming on in the 56th minute.
CM: Flynn Downes – N/A
He hardly had any time to make an impact.
CM: Conor Coventry – N/A
Coventry came on for the final few minutes of the game.