West Ham United faced off against Brentford at the Gtech Community Stadium earlier today as they hoped to earn a win on the road. The Hammers made a poor start to the game and conceded the opener in the 11th minute when Neal Maupay found the back of the net. However, Mohammed Kudus equalised for West Ham in the 19th minute before Jarrod Bowen completed the turnaround for West Ham in the 26th minute. David Moyes’ men went into the half-time break 2-1 up on the scoreline.
Konstantinos Mavropanos scored an unfortunate own goal in the 55th minute before Nathan Collins gave the home team the lead in the 69th minute. The match ended with West Ham suffering a lackluster 3-2 loss away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each West Ham United player performed during the clash against the Bees.
GK: Alphonso Areola – 5.5/10
Areola made one solid save but conceded three goals today which will be demoralising.
RB: Vladimir Coufal – 7/10
He worked hard defensively and made one good chance in the final third.
CB: Kostantinos Mavropanos – 5.5/10
Mavropanos failed to keep things solid at the back and scored an unfortunate own goal early in the second half.
CB: Nayef Aguerd – 6.5/10
He made a lot of crucial clearances inside his half but it was not enough today.
LB: Emerson Palmieri – 7/10
He did his fair share of defending and had one bright moment in the opponent’s half.
RM: Mohammed Kudus – 8/10
Kudus was a constant menace in the final third and managed to find the back of the net in the 19th minute.
CM: James Ward-Prowse – 6/10
He struggled to give a good account of himself at the centre of the park.
CM: Tomas Soucek – 6/10
Soucek failed to offer enough protection for his teammates at the back.
LM: Said Benrahma – 6/10
He struggled to cause problems for his marker and produced an uneventful display on the left flank.
ST: Jarrod Bowen – 7/10
Bowen made two decent chances in the final third and managed to get his name on the scoresheet in the 26th minute.
ST: Michail Antonio – 7.5/10
Antonio caused some problems for the opponent’s defenders and has got an assist to show for his efforts.
LM: Pablo Fornals – 6/10
The Spaniard failed to make a difference after coming off the bench.
ST: Danny Ings – 6/10
He didn’t manage to register a goal.