West Ham United welcomed Silkeborg at the London Stadium earlier tonight as they looked to grab a positive result in the UEFA Europa Conference League. The Hammers were solid in the first half and managed to open the goal-scoring in the 22nd minute via Manuel Lanzini’s successful penalty. The East London club sat on their lead well and were leading 1-0 at half-time.
David Moyes’ men controlled the game well and secured a narrow 1-0 victory in front of their home supporters.
Let’s take a look at how each West Ham United player fared during the match against Silkeborg.
GK: Alphonse Areola – 7/10
The talented keeper made a few solid saves during the game and earned a well-deserved clean sheet at home.
RB: Vladimir Coufal – 6.5/10
He was mostly solid at the back and engineered a good chance in the opposition half.
CB: Ben Johnson – 6/10
Johnson dealt with the danger when needed and would be quite happy with the clean sheet.
CB: Nayef Aguerd – 7/10
Aguerd had a comfortable game on the defensive end of the field and did well to last 76 minutes.
CB: Angelo Ogbonna – 6.5/10
He didn’t do much wrong when defending inside his half and did enough to limit the opposition from scoring tonight.
LB: Emerson – 6/10
Emerson was mostly solid at the back but offered very little in the final third.
CM: Pablo Fornals – 6.5/10
The Spaniard made a couple of decent openings for his teammates but never looked like he would score.
CM: Conor Coventry – 7/10
Coventry anchored the midfield really well and produced an impressive display at the centre of the park.
CM: Manuel Lanzini – 7/10
The Argentine sensation caused a few problems for the opposition and got his name on the scoresheet from the penalty spot.
ST: Said Benrahma – 7/10
Benrahma was a constant menace in the final third but was unfortunate not to score tonight.
ST: Michail Antonio – 6.5/10
He showed some glimpses of what he is capable of but never looked like he would score.
CM: Flynn Downes – 6/10
Downes added more energy to Moyes’ midfield.
ST: Gianluca Scamacca – 6/10
He offered very little after coming on in the 68th minute.
CB: Thilo Kehrer – 6/10
Kehrer kept things solid at the back.
CM: Declan Rice – N/A
The English sensation didn’t have enough time to make an impact.
CM: Tomas Soucek – N/A
Soucek came on for the final few minutes of the game.