West Ham United welcomed Fulham at the London Stadium earlier today as they looked to earn a good result in front of their home supporters. The Hammers made a poor start to the game as they conceded the opening goal in the fifth minute when Andreas Pereira found the back of the net for the visitors. However, Jarrod Bowen equalized from the penalty spot for West Ham as both sides went into the half-time interval with a 1-1 scoreline.
Gianluca Scamacca gave the Hammers’ the lead in the 62nd minute with a lovely chipped finish before Michail Antonio score a late goal to give David Moyes’ team an impressive 3-1 win in the London derby.
Let’s take a look at how each West Ham United player fared during the match against the Cottagers.
GK: Łukasz Fabiański – 6/10
He made one good save in the game but failed to keep a clean sheet.
RB: Thilo Kehrer – 6.5/10
Kehrer earned the ball back twice and made one good chance in the final third.
CB: Craig Dawson – 7/10
He got stuck in with some solid tackles and cleared the danger when needed.
CB: Kurt Zouma – 6.5/10
He secured the ball back for his team twice and made a lot of important clearances at the back.
LB: Aaron Cresswell – 7/10
Cresswell performed his defensive duties well and created some good chances in the final third.
CM: Tomas Soucek – 7.5/10
He earned the ball back multiple times during the game and made one key chance in the opposition’s half.
CM: Declan Rice – 7/10
The English talent anchored the midfield with conviction but lacked quality in the final third.
RW: Jarrod Bowen – 7/10
Bowen was a constant threat in the final third and managed to get his name on the scoresheet from the penalty spot in the first half.
CAM: Lucas Paqueta – 7.5/10
He caused a few headaches for the Fulham defenders and ended the game with an assist to his name.
LW: Pablo Fornals – 6.5/10
The Spaniard made one good chance in the game but struggled to be decisive in the final third.
ST: Gianluca Scamacca – 7.5/10
The Italian striker was fortunate to score West Ham’s second goal as he looked like he handled the ball before chipping the ball into the back of the Fulham net.
ST: Michail Antonio – 7/10
He came on and scored in injury time.
LM: Emerson Palmieri – N/A
He hardly had any time to make an impact.
CM: Flynn Downes – N/A
Downes didn’t get enough time to influence the game.