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How we rated the Irons against Southampton



Gonzo hands out his marks


Fabianski:8 Important saves from Adams on numerous occasions as West Ham struggled to defend. No chance with the deflected goal.

Johnson:6 Immediately involved with an important block and header.
Kehrer:6 Started as the central player in a makeshift defence, too easily dragged out of position and into wide areas. Really struggled to contain Che Adams. Got better as West Ham improved.
Cresswell:6 Another victim of the ramshackle defence but made a crucial interception to thwart a counter attack at the start or the second half.
Coufal:5 Such a hard worker but too many attacks break down due to his poor technique. Better at right back than wing-back. Heavily involved in the game but often lacking the quality to impact it.
Soucek:6 Pretty much played as a defender to try and help out with the bombardment.
Rice:8 Hard day at the office for Rice with one eye on the makeshift defence. Tried to get forward where possible. His efforts were rewarded with a sensational curling strike to make the game 1-1.
Emerson:4 Nothing from the wing backs for much of the game which was frustrating at times. Did nothing wrong but not on the same wavelength as Scamacca and Paqueta.
Paqueta:7 Not involved or able to really threaten Southampton early on. Scamacca set him up for a first half chance but headed just wide from 8 yards. Got closer to Scamacca in the second half and had two chances. Probably should have been awarded a penalty after a push by Niles.
Bowen:5 Set up Scamacca for a chance in the first half and at the start of the second. Corners were poor but lots of energy as always.
Scamacca:8 A constant threat and always demanding more from his teammates. wants to shoot all the time.
Benrahma:7 59th min substitute for the ineffective Emerson. Immediate impact with a surging run, assist for Rice and a blocked shot.
Lanzini: 86th min sub for Paqueta
Antonio: 86th min sub for Scamacca

About Hugh5outhon1895

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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

One comment on “How we rated the Irons against Southampton

  1. Johnson is absolutely out if his depth at this level, 3 for me. Soucek was just a 4 and Bowen was another poor performer 3. How on earth Moyes continues to play these 2 despite their performances is awful management. We should have won that game today but Moyes’s negative approach again cost us. He has to change his mindset or we will end up in a relegation battle. Be brave Moyes or face the consequences..

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