West Ham United clashed heads with FCSB at the National Arena earlier tonight as they looked to earn a good result on the road in the UEFA Europa Conference League. The Hammers made a solid start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 40th minute when Pablo Fornals found the back of the net. The East London club went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Joyskim Dawa scored an unfortunate own goal in the 56th minute which put West Ham 2-0 up on the night. Fornals scored again just nine minutes later which put the match to bed. The contest ended with the Hammers earning an impressive 3-0 victory away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each West Ham United player fared during the match against FCSB.
GK: Alphonse Areola – 7/10
Areola made one solid save in the game and earned an easy clean sheet tonight.
CB: Ben Johnson – 7/10
He started the game a bit slow but produced a solid display at the back.
CB: Nayef Aguerd – 8/10
Aguerd gave a good account of himself on the defensive third of the pitch and will be quite pleased with the clean sheet.
CB: Angelo Ogbonna – 7/10
The Italian talent didn’t do much wrong when defending inside his half and was a threat at the other end of the field as well.
RM: Vladimir Coufal – 6.5/10
Coufal had a mediocre first half and produced an impressive display in the second. He has got an assist to show for his efforts.
CM: Conor Coventry – 6.5/10
He protected his backline well at times and was a composed presence on the ball.
CM: Manuel Lanzini – 7/10
The Argentine talent was always looking to create chances for others around him but lacked quality in the final third.
LM: Oliver Scarles – 8/10
The youngster was full of energy and running during his time on the field. He managed to cause a lot of headaches for the opposition defenders.
RW: Flynn Downes – 7/10
He caused some problems for the opposition but didn’t do enough to find the back of the net.
ST: Divin Mubama – 6.5/10
Mubama had some lively moments in the FCSB half but failed to register a goal tonight.
LW: Pablo Fornals – 8/10
The Spanish talent got his name on the scoresheet in both halves and also orchestrated a few decent chances in the final third.
RM: Harrison Ashby – 6/10
He produced a solid display off the bench.
CM: Freddie Potts – 6/10
Potts had some bright moments in the game.
CM: Keenan Appiah-Forson – 6/10
He added some energy to David Moyes’ midfield.
CAM: Kamarai Swyer – 6/10
Swyer made his West Ham debut tonight.
CB: Kaelan Casey – 6/10
He kept things tidy at the back.