Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Rice And Paqueta Get 7.5 | West Ham United Players Rated In Narrow Win Vs Brentford

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Abhinab Ghosh
A 26-year-old sports writer and an aspiring football coach who has road-tripped across the Scottish Highlands, but has never been to Wales. Sucker for cliff-hangers and catchy riffs. Known to be a grunger and not to be a stranger.

West Ham United faced off against Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium earlier this evening as they looked to earn a win in the FA Cup. The Hammers made a solid start to the game and managed to get to the half-time break with a goalless scoreline.

The East London giants pushed on in search of the winning goal and finally found it in the 79th minute when Said Benrahma found the back of the net. The contest ended with West Ham earning a narrow 1-0 victory on the road.

Let’s take a look at how each West Ham United player fared during the match against the Bees.

GK: Lukasz Fabianski – 7/10

The Polish keeper had to make just one save in the game and secured an important clean sheet away from home.

CB: Craig Dawson – 6.5/10

He made a couple of important clearances at the back and would be happy with the clean sheet.

CB: Angelo Ogbonna – 7/10

Ogbonna made a lot of crucial clearances at the back and was strong in the air.

CB: Nayef Aguerd – 7/10

He cleared the danger when required and engineered one key chance in the final third.

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London Stadium

RM: Ben Johnson – 6.5/10

Johnson made a few decent runs with the ball but lacked quality in the opponent’s half.

CM: Lucas Paqueta – 7.5/10

He anchored the midfield with conviction and made two key chances going forward.

CM: Declan Rice – 7.5/10

Rice anchored the midfield really well and made two key chances in the final third. He picked up an assist for setting up Benrahma’s winning goal.

CM: Tomas Soucek – 6.5/10

He got stuck in with a couple of solid tackles but there was no goal for him.

LM: Emerson Palmieri – 7/10

Emerson didn’t do much wrong at the back and managed to create a good chance in the opponent’s half.

ST: Jarrod Bowen – 6/10

Bowen worked hard but was a quiet presence in the final third.

ST: Michail Antonio – 6.5/10

He caused a few problems for the opposition defenders but there was no goal for him this evening.

Substitutes:

LW: Said Benrahma – 7/10

Benrahma made an immediate impact off the bench and scored the only goal of the game in the 79th minute.

CAM: Pablo Fornals – N/A

He hardly had any time to influence the game.

CM: Flynn Downes – N/A

Downes came on for the final few minutes of the contest.

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