How we rated our mighty Irons


Angelo_Ogbonna_BGR-ITA_2012Adrian: Made an incredible double save and was his usual rock-like self when the pressure came on 8

Antonio: Another great goal and terrific all round performance – the bloke’s a revelation 8

Collins: Battled his brains out until forced off with an injury 8

Ogbonna: Magnificent. Played in acute pain throughout second half after suffering a foot injury- tremendous 9

Cresswell: Defended well and the usual attacking threat 8

Kouyate: Magnificent in midfield and at back when forced to fill in for Collins 9

Noble: Heart on the sleeve leadership – tremendous 8

Obiang: Won his tackles and drove forward – fine display

Payet: Sensational first half when Spurs had four or five on him – great corner for the goal 8

Lanzini: Had some great moments -and showed the value of  a serious ball carrying midfielder like his mate Payet 7

Emenike: Worked hard and a load of selfless running. 7

Subs: Carroll:  Energetic and hard working performance 7

Oxford: Handed a huge job when pressure was on and did great 7

Sakho: Great to see him back but arrived too late for a rating

Manager Slave Bilic: Excellent decision to go three at the back which took the north London team by surprise and made us clear first half winners. And even when we came under pressure he refused to take his foot off the pedal throwing on Carroll and Sakho to mastermind – for me – the best night of a great season. 10

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • bubs says:

    Those points are spot on and the remarks,
    The season just gets better,we need 3 points now on Saturday and that is going to be our hardest game of the season,
    We need Ginge back and at his best,
    Antonio could play anywhere at the moment with his commitment and it’s starting to catch on,

  • orbearider66 says:

    Okay, first of all, this game sucked for me because I was recording it while I was at work. I got home and, about 90 seconds before Antonio’s goal, the signal dropped because someone doing work severed my cable. So, I can only rely on what few highlights I can find on ESPN. That said, I think Antonio needs to be docked a point simply for the fact that he did “The Carlton Dance” after scoring.

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