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How we rated the Irons at City

Hugh hands out his marks





Randolph: In for Fab who was injured in training – no chance with either goal and little more on his plate – played second-half carry an injury he picked up when taking goal kick 6

Coufal: Outstanding – so little gets by the man – not seen him play a bad game yet 8+

Diop: Missed an outstanding chance right at the end but apart from the odd error was ok defensively 6

Dawson: As reliable as ever – excellent stuff 8+

Cresswell: At the heart of most things as the Hammers went forward – not always on the money but a decent effort 7

Rice: Outstanding – chased everything down and pushed forward at every opportunity 9

Soucek: Battled so well again and never wasted a ball 8+

Johnson: Handed a terrible job of marking Mahrez and had some bad moments, also picked up a yellow. big job for a baby in the game 5+

Fornals: Really impressive. Always finding his man and movement and space finding excellent 8+

Lingard: Always trying to get forward and provided the assist for Antonio’s goal. Another fine performance 8

Antonio: Grabbed his fourth goal of the season and always at it on a difficult afternoon 8


Benrahma and Bowen – arrived too late to make a real impact No rating

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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!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon

7 comments on “How we rated the Irons at City

  1. Bit stingy with the marks IMHO….. the whole team performed well, snuffing out Aguero completely and only beaten by 2 goals from central defenders… at Manchester Citeh !!

  2. Johnson got found out badly today. Given the run-around by Mahrez and kept losing the ball when going forward. I hope the boy will improve – he’s got a lot of ground to make up to be a proper Premier League player. He should watch Coufal’s every move, that man has to be the best full back in the English league right now.

  3. Like the ratings Hugh and I know Johnson gave the ball away a lot but defensively he was really good, I give him a 7 against the best team in the world right now.

    • How is tha possible that you can give Rice 9…except for Diopp and Johnson who struggled he was West Ham’s Worst player continuously gave the ball away and didn’t close down quick enough… When he’s on it he’s great and Thomas feeds off of that … However good team performance, hen we do start playing well we will be really challenging for a top 4/6 place …Let’s hope that we get to keep Jessie Lindgard been fantastic since he arrived…..COYIS ⚒️

  4. Game of two halves for Johnson. Think you are a little harsh on Diop.

  5. Team to be proud of every chance Europe is on the horizon come on you irons

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