West Ham United locked horns with Aston Villa at Villa Park earlier today as they hoped to secure a good result on the road in the Premier League. The Hammers made a slow start to the game and shipped in the opening goal in the 30th minute when Douglas Luiz got his name on the scoresheet. David Moyes’ men went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.
Luiz doubled his team’s advantage in the 51st minute via the penalty spot. However, West Ham responded positively just five minutes later when Jarrod Bowen found the back of the net. However, Ollie Watkins restored Aston Villa’s two-goal lead in the 74th minute before Leon Bailey scored in the latter stages of the game. The match ended with the Hammers suffering a poor 4-1 loss away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each West Ham United player performed during the clash against the Villans.
GK: Alphonso Areola – 5.5/10
Areola made some solid saves at the back but ended up conceding four times today.
RB: Vladimir Coufal – 6/10
He was far from convincing when defending inside his half but had a couple of lively moments going forward.
CB: Kurt Zouma – 6/10
Zouma cleared the danger when he could and was a strong presence in the air. However, his efforts were not enough today.
CB: Nayef Aguerd – 5.5/10
He made some important clearances at the back but won’t be pleased after conceding four goals today.
LB: Emerson Palmieri – 6/10
He struggled to get a foothold in the game and put in a lackluster display at left-back.
CM: James Ward-Prowse – 6.5/10
Ward-Prowse was a positive influence in both halves.
CM: Edson Alvarez – 6.5/10
He had a few bright moments at the centre of the park and picked up an assist for setting up Bowen’s goal.
RW: Jarrod Bowen – 7.5/10
Bowen made a few driving runs with the ball and managed to score his team’s only goal in the 56th minute.
CAM: Tomas Soucek – 6/10
He struggled to cause problems for the opposition defenders and was replaced in the 66th minute.
LW: Lucas Paqueta – 6.5/10
Paqueta made a few decent runs with the ball but failed to register a goal.
ST: Michail Antonio – 6.5/10
He made two good runs with the ball but struggled to threaten the Aston Villa goal.
CAM: Mohammed Kudus – 6/10
His impact on the game was minimal.
ST: Danny Ings – N/A
LW: Pablo Fornals – N/A