West Ham United clashed heads with Olympiacos at the Georgios Karaiskakis Stadium earlier this evening as they hoped to earn a good result on the road in the UEFA Europa League. The Hammers made a slow start to the game and conceded the opening goal in the 33rd minute when Kostas Fortounis found the back of the net. Angelo Ogbonna scored an unfortunate own goal in the first half injury-time as West Ham trailed 2-0 at the half-time break.
Lucas Paqueta scored a late goal for David Moyes’ men. However, the East London club ended up crashing to a narrow 2-1 loss on their travels.
Let’s take a look at how each West Ham United player performed during the clash against the Greek outfit.
GK: Alphonso Areola – 6/10
He made a couple of good saves at the back but won’t be happy about conceding two goals this evening.
RB: Thilo Kehrer – 6.5/10
Kehrer did his fair share of defending and made two key chances going forward.
CB: Konstantinos Mavropanos – 6/10
He made two important defensive contributions and was far from convincing inside his half.
CB: Angelo Ogbonna – 6/10
The Italian talent was strong in the air but scored an unfortunate own goal.
LB: Emerson Palmieri – 6.5/10
The Italian got stuck in with some solid tackles and made two key chances in the final third.
CM: Tomas Soucek – 6.5/10
He anchored the midfield well but offered very little in the opponent’s half.
CM: James Ward-Prowse – 6.5/10
Ward-Prowse offered decent protection for his teammates at the back but struggled to make an impact going forward.
RW: Mohammed Kudus – 6.5/10
He caught the eye at times but failed to register a goal this evening.
CAM: Said Benrahma – 6/10
Benrahma caused some problems for the opposition defenders but never looked like he would score.
LW: Pablo Fornals – 6/10
He struggled to get into the rhythm of the game and was replaced in the 56th minute.
ST: Danny Ings – 6/10
Ings had a few strikes at goal but there was no goal for him.
LW: Lucas Paqueta – 7/10
He managed to score late in the game.
ST: Michail Antonio – 6/10
Antonio failed to find the back of the net.
RW: Jarrod Bowen – 6/10
He added some pace to Moyes’ attack.
CM: Edson Alvarez – 6/10
Alvarez injected more bite and steel into West Ham’s midfield.
LW: Maxwel Cornet – 6/10
He struggled to get into the flow of the game.