New boy JeremyNgakia came under the spotlight at Anfield where ClaretandHugh PlayerWatch reporter Danny Leach kept a very close eye on the youngster who was making just his second appearance for the club.
Here is the story of the 19 year old’s contribution.
19 – Tries to block Manes clearance from a corner and track backs to defend the forthcoming counter attack
31 – Puts in a potent cross to the back post which just goes beyond Antonio
37 – Trips Mane on the edge of the area giving away a foul
39 – Intercepts a pass by Mane and drives forward playing a one/two before crossing the ball which goes out for a corner.
42 – Nutmegged by Mane but he loses the ball
44 – Tackles Mane and forces him to play back to Robertson. He intercepts the ball and passes to Noble
53 – Makes a threatening run with the ball passing the ball to Rice
59 – Holds the ball up well from Chamberlain checking in and out but his cross is saved by Allison
60 – Makes a fine sliding challenge on Mane getting the ball out for a corner
90+2 – Skills up Chamberlain, taking the ball past him and playing one just too long for Haller
Verdict – 8 – Possibly the best player for West Ham tonight where the whole team were tenacious and unlucky to get something from the game. Yes it may be early days but he is looking like our long term solution at right back. He was terrific both up and down the pitch tonight and nullified Mane. He displays great composure as well and reading of the game, he looks the complete package. We’re looking forward to seeing him play in more games in claret & blue.