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Coufal And Paqueta Get 7 | West Ham United Players Rated In Poor Loss Vs Manchester City

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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 Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium earlier tonight as they hoped to grind out a result on their travels. The Hammers made a solid start to the game and managed to get to the half-time break with a goalless scoreline.

However, David Moyes’ men conceded the opening goal in the 50th minute when Nathan Ake found the back of the net for Man City. Erling Haaland doubled the home team’s advantage in the 70th minute before Phil Foden put daylight between the two sides late in the game. The contest finished with West Ham suffering a poor 3-0 loss away from home.

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

GK: Lukasz Fabianski – 6/10

The Polish keeper failed to impress and conceded three poor goals tonight.

RB: Vladimir Coufal – 7/10

Coufal was a positive influence at both ends of the field but got replaced in the 61st minute.

CB: Thilo Kehrer – 6/10

He did his fair share of defending but it was not enough in the end.

CB: Angelo Ogbonna – 6.5/10

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

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West Ham United’s Czech defender Vladimir Coufal (L) reacts after colliding with Manchester City’s Portuguese midfielder Bernardo Silva during the English Premier League football match between Manchester City and West Ham at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England, on May 3, 2023. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. / (Photo by OLI SCARFF/AFP via Getty Images)

LB: Aaron Cresswell – 5.5/10

Cresswell was far from convincing at the back and offered very little going forward.

CM: Flynn Downes – 6/10

He tried his best to protect his backline but struggled to influence the game in the opponent’s half.

CM: Lucas Paqueta – 7/10

The Brazilian talent anchored the midfield well at times and made some dangerous runs with the ball.

RW: Jarrod Bowen – 6/10

The English sensation struggled to cause problems for the opposition defenders.

CAM: Pablo Fornals – 6/10

He had a few strikes at goal but never looked like he would score.

LW: Emerson Palmieri – 6/10

The Italian produced an underwhelming display on the left flank.

ST: Michail Antonio – 6.5/10

He made two positive runs with the ball but failed to register a goal.


RB: Ben Johnson – 6/10

Johnson failed to keep things solid at the back.

ST: Danny Ings – 5.5/10

He didn’t get a sniff at goal.

CAM: Said Benrahma – 6/10

Benrahma made one key chance in the final third.

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