West Ham United entertained Arsenal at the London Stadium earlier tonight as they hoped to secure a win in the EFL Cup. The Hammers made a great start to the game and got their noses ahead in the 16th minute when Ben White scored an unfortunate own goal. David Moyes’ men went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Mohammed Kudus doubled his team’s advantage in the 50th minute before Jarrod Bowen killed the game off at the hour mark. Martin Odegaard scored a late consolation goal for the visitors as the contest finished with West Ham securing an impressive 3-1 win in the London derby.
Let’s take a look at how each West Ham United player fared during the clash against the Gunners.
GK: Lukasz Fabianski – 7/10
The Polish keeper made a couple of solid saves at the back and did enough to restrict the opposition to just one goal.
RB: Vladimir Coufal – 6.5/10
He kept things tidy when defending inside his half but offered very little going forward.
CB: Kostantinos Mavropanos – 6.5/10
Mavropanos dealt with the danger when the Gunners were on the front foot.
CB: Nayef Aguerd – 7/10
He made a lot of important clearances on the defensive third of the field and even bagged an assist.
LB: Emerson Palmieri – 7/10
Emerson came back to defend when needed and was a lively presence in the Arsenal half.
CM: Tomas Soucek – 7/10
Soucek offered decent protection for his teammates at the back
CM: Edson Alvarez – 7/10
He anchored the midfield with conviction but struggled to influence the game in the opponent’s half.
RW: Mohammed Kudus – 7.5/10
Kudus was a positive influence in both halves and managed to get his name on the scoresheet early in the second half.
CAM: Lucas Paqueta – 7/10
Paqueta got stuck in with a few solid tackles and had a couple of bright moments in the final third.
LW: Said Benrahma – 6.5/10
He made one positive run on the left flank but failed to threaten the Arsenal goal.
ST: Jarrod Bowen – 8.5/10
Bowen worked his socks off at both ends of the pitch and deserves credit for killing the game off at the hour mark.
CM: James Ward-Prowse – N/A
CB: Thilo Kehrer – N/A