West Ham United faced off against Leeds United at Elland Road earlier tonight as they looked to grind out a positive result on the road. The Hammers made a slow start to the game and conceded the opening goal in the 27th minute when Wilfried Gnonto found the back of the net for the home team. However, the East London giants ended the half strongly and scored the equaliser in the 45th minute when Lucas Paqueta converted from the penalty spot. Both teams went into the half-time break with a 1-1 scoreline.
Gianluca Scamacca scored just one minute into the second half which put West Ham 2-1 ahead on the night. However, Leeds equalised in the 70th minute when Rodrigo got his name on the scoresheet. The contest finished with the Hammers being held to a 2-2 draw in Yorkshire.
Let’s take a look at how each West Ham United player fared during the match against the Whites.
GK: Lukasz Fabianski – 6.5/10
The talented keeper made a few important saves at the back but still ended up conceding two goals tonight.
RB: Vladimir Coufal – 7/10
Coufal gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the field and had one bright moment going forward.
CB: Craig Dawson – 6.5/10
The English centre-back earned the ball back once and put his foot through the ball when needed.
CB: Nayef Aguerd – 6/10
He was strong in the air but was a bit untidy when passing the ball out from the back.
LB: Thilo Kehrer – 6.5/10
Kehrer was a dominant presence in the air and made one good run going forward.
CM: Declan Rice – 6.5/10
The England international anchored the midfield with conviction and was good on the ball as well.
CM: Tomas Soucek – 7/10
Soucek offered decent protection for his teammates at the back and won plenty of duels in the air.
RW: Jarrod Bowen – 6.5/10
He made a couple of decent chances in the final third and made one good run with the ball.
CAM: Lucas Paqueta – 7.5/10
The Brazilian talent came back to defend when required and was a constant menace in the final third. He kept his composure and converted his penalty in the 45th minute.
LW: Pablo Fornals – 6/10
The Spaniard had a few lively moments in the game but didn’t do enough to register a goal.
ST: Gianluca Scamacca – 7.5/10
Scamacca did his fair share of defending and managed to find the back of the net early in the second half.
ST: Michail Antonio – 6.5/10
He had one bright moment in the game.
LB: Aaron Cresswell – 6/10
Cresswell offered very little after coming off the bench.
LW: Saïd Benrahma – 6/10
He had one strike at goal.
CM: Flynn Downes – 6.5/10
Downes added some energy to David Moyes’ midfield.