West Ham United player ratings vs Brighton
West Ham United clashed heads with Brighton and Hove Albion at the American Express Community Stadium earlier this evening as they hoped to earn a win on the road in the Premier League. The Hammers made a good start to the game and scored the opening goal in the 19th minute when James Ward-Prowse scored from close range. David Moyes’ men went into the half-time break 1-0 up on the scoreline.
Jarrod Bowen doubled West Ham’s advantage in the 58th minute before Michail Antonio killed the game off just five minutes later. Brighton scored a late consolation goal thanks to Pascal Gross’ finish. The match ended with the Hammers securing a comfortable 3-1 win away from home.
Let’s take a look at how each West Ham United player performed during the clash against the Seagulls.
GK: Alphonso Areola – 8.5/10
He made a lot of important saves at the back and did enough to restrict the home team to just one goal.
RB: Vladimir Coufal – 7/10
Coufal cleared the danger when needed and was a strong presence in the air.
CB: Kurt Zouma – 7.5/10
The French talent made a lot of crucial clearances inside his half and won his fair share of aerial duels as well.
CB: Angelo Ogbonna – 7/10
Ogbonna cleared his lines well when called into action and was accurate with his passing.
LB: Emerson Palmieri – 7/10
The Italian talent was a positive influence at both ends of the field.
CDM: Edson Alvarez – 7/10
Alvarez anchored the midfield with conviction and made one decent run with the ball.
CM: Tomas Soucek – 6.5/10
He offered decent protection for his teammates at the back but could last only 38 minutes.
CM: James Ward-Prowse – 8/10
Ward-Prowse earned possession back a few times and was not shy of having a strike at goal. He scored the opening goal for West Ham in the 19th minute.
RW: Jarrod Bowen – 8/10
He came back to defend when needed and was a constant menace in the final third. Bowen ended the game with a goal and an assist to his name.
LW: Lucas Paqueta – 7.5/10
Paqueta did his fair share of defending and managed to create two good chances in the opponent’s half.
ST: Michail Antonio – 8/10
Antonio caused a lot of headaches for the opposition defenders and managed to get his name on the scoresheet just after the hour mark.
LW: Said Benrahma – 7.5/10
Benrahma deserves credit for picking up an assist.
CB: Thilo Kehrer – 6/10
His impact on the game was minimal.
LW: Pablo Fornals – N/A
ST: Danny Ings – N/A