So, finally, West Ham picked up some points to get their season going in an entertaining game at the OS. In truth, the scoreline was a fair reflection of the action as the Hammers played all the football until Huddersfield pushed forward for a final ten minute flurry that ultimately fizzled out. Pedro Obiang and Andre Ayew scored the all important goals but overall how did each member of the team rate?
Hart (7/10) Looked confident throughout and was alert to the rare occasions when Huddersfield threatened, including a decent strike from Billing mid way through the game.
Reid (8/10) Solid throughout. He remains our best defender.
Cresswell (8/10) Looked back to his old self - tenacious in defence and pushed up at every opportunity. Not bad as our principal set piece taker.
Fonte (7/10) Quiet game - always a good sign for a centre back!
Zabaleta (8/10) Was determined to push the side forward at every opportunity by leading through example. Had his best game for the club so far.
Collins (7/10) Unlucky not to open the scoring in the first half. Dependable as always.
Kouyate (7/10) Lively, if a bit wasteful at times. Great to have him back as he adds energy in midfield.
Obiang (8/10) Lucky with a deflection for the goal but a real engine in midfield, keeping things flowing and maintaining pressure on Huddersfield.
Carroll (7/10) Brilliant to have him back. Decent performance and he looked hungry for action. 80 minutes - phew!
Hernandez (7/10) Rattled the bar in the first half when he should have scored. A few decent flicks that almost opened the Terriers up. Will be disappointed to have been subbed at the hour mark.
Antonio (9/10) MOTM - all he needed was a goal to get a 10/10. Aggressive, energetic and popped up on both wings - a real nightmare to mark.
Subs - Ayew (grabbed a Chicharito-style goal from a pinballed corner: 8/10), Sakho (lively for ten minutes: 7/10), Rice (only on long enough to touch the ball twice but good to see him in the picture still N/A).
Two goals, a clean sheet and the pressure off Mr Bilic - job done!