West Ham United welcomed FCSB at the London Stadium earlier tonight as they hoped to earn a good result at home in the UEFA Europa Conference League. The Hammers made a slow start to the game and conceded the opening goal in the 34th minute when Andrei Cordea found the back of the net for FCSB. David Moyes’ men failed to come up with a response and went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.
West Ham finally managed to equalise in the 69th minute when Jarrod Bowen scored from the penalty spot. Just five minutes, Emerson Palmieri completed the turnaround with a good goal before Michail Antonio made the win secure by scoring in the 90th minute. The match ended with the Hammers earning an impressive 3-1 victory in front of their home supporters.
Let’s take a look at how each West Ham United player fared during the clash against FCSB.
GK: Alphonse Areola – 6.5/10
He made a few important saves at the back but failed to keep a clean sheet tonight.
RB: Vladimír Coufal – 6/10
Coufal was mostly solid at the back and was decent going forward as well. However, he lacked quality in the final third.
CB: Thilo Kehrer – 6.5/10
The German talent produced a dominant display on the defensive end of the field.
CB: Angelo Ogbonna – 7/10
He did what was required of him at the back and did enough to keep the opposition from scoring more than once.
LB: Emerson Palmieri – 6.5/10
Emerson made a mistake in the lead-up to FCSB’s opening goal. However, he recovered well and scored a good goal to restore West Ham’s lead.
CM: Flynn Downes – 7/10
He kept the ball moving really well and made some decent runs with the ball.
CM: Declan Rice – 6.5/10
The English sensation anchored the midfield really well and gave his team the platform to go and secure the victory.
CM: Manuel Lanzini – 6/10
He showed a few flashes of what he is capable of but didn’t do enough to score tonight.
RW: Said Benrahma – 5/10
Benrahma was quiet for most of the first half and was replaced at half-time.
ST: Gianluca Scamacca – 5/10
He struggled to get into the flow of the game and could last only 45 minutes.
LW: Maxwel Cornet – 6.5/10
Cornet won the penalty which Bowen converted to equalise for West Ham. He was a real threat in the final third.
ST: Michail Antonio – 7.5/10
He made an instant impact off the bench and helped the Hammers turn things around in this game. Antonio scored a late goal.
CAM: Lucas Paqueta – 6.5/10
Paqueta spread the ball well in the opponent’s half.
RW: Jarrod Bowen – 7/10
He scored the all-important equaliser for West Ham after coming off the bench.
LW: Pablo Fornals – 6.5/10
The Spaniard went close to scoring with his goal-bound attempt.
CB: Craig Dawson – N/A
He hardly had any time to influence the game.