West Ham United faced off against Tottenham Hotspur at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium earlier tonight as they focused on grinding out a good result in the London derby. The Hammers made a slow start to the game and conceded the opening goal in the 11th minute when Cristian Romero found the back of the net. David Moyes’ men went into the half-time break 1-0 down on the scoreline.
Jarrod Bowen equalised for West Ham in the 52nd minute before James Ward-Prowse completed the turnaround in the 74th minute. The contest finished with the Hammers earning a narrow 2-1 win in the London derby.
Let’s take a look at how each West Ham United player fared during the clash against Spurs.
GK: Lukasz Fabianski – 7.5/10
He made a lot of solid saves during the game and did enough to limit the opposition to just one goal.
RB: Vladimir Coufal – 6.5/10
Coufal kept things tidy at the back and made an encouraging run with the ball.
CB: Kurt Zouma – 6.5/10
He did his fair share of defending and did enough to keep Heung-min Son quiet.
CB: Nayef Aguerd – 7/10
Aguerd gave a good account of himself on the defensive end of the pitch.
LB: Emerson Palmieri – 7.5/10
The Italian sensation performed his defensive duties well and had some lively moments in the opponent’s half.
CM: Tomas Soucek – 7.5/10
Soucek anchored the midfield with conviction but offered very little in the final third.
CM: James Ward-Prowse – 8/10
He was a positive influence at both ends of the field and managed to score the winner in the 74th minute.
CM: Edson Alvarez – 7/10
Alvarez protected his backline well and made multiple interceptions for his side at the centre of the park.
RW: Jarrod Bowen – 7/10
Bowen caused some headaches for the Tottenham defenders and scored the all-important equaliser for West Ham with a composed finish in the 52nd minute.
ST: Mohammed Kudus – 7/10
He worked hard and was a threat in the final third.
LW: Lucas Paqueta – 7/10
Paqueta showed a few flashes of what he is capable of but didn’t do enough to get his name on the scoresheet.
CAM: Pablo Fornals – N/A