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Sunday, 24 October 2021
Player Ratings as Hammers Nail Hapless Spurs
It was all too easy for the Hammers this afternoon as a Spurs side lacking in ambition and craft were overpowered by a patient West ham performance. Mikey Antonio popped up with the winner in the 73rd minute to top off a performance in which Spurs were gifted lots of pointless possession while the Hammers had all the shots on target.
Here's our player ratings:
Fabianski : In truth he'll be shocked to have had so little to do but he made a few important first half saves look easy and finished off with a bossy catch from a hopeful Spurs punt into the Hammers box. 8/10
Johnson: 9/10. His best Hammers performance to date. Showed good decision making in defence and much more involved going forward. MoTM!
Zouma: Immense. As he said in midweek, Kane is a picnic when you train with Antonio every day! 8.5/10.
Ogbonna: So calm, really good partnership with Zouma. 7/10.
Cresswell: Superb again. When we finally got a corner he send in a beauty. Tenacious in defence. 8.5/10
Soucek: Having no luck with grabbing a goal but they will come again. Big presence in a midfield that gave Spurs no oxygen at all. 8/10.
Rice (C): He really is a big big player for us and what an engine. Leads by example. 8.5/10.
Bowen: What a nightmare to play against! Constantly pushing for a break and has developed into a clever head when he gets the ball. Not getting k ocked off the ball like he used to. 8/10.
Benrahma: Not his best day but almost got in a few times. 7/10.
Fornals: Sooo intelligent on the ball and a really buzzybee in defence. The movement and cohesion between Pablo, Jarrod and Said is a joy to watch. 8.5/10
Antonio: He's the man! Silenced the noisy Spurs fans who suggested he couldn't lace Sir Harry's boots. Ha ha! Took his goal with calm assurance. 9/10.