Gonzo dishes out his marks from the London derby
Fabianski:6 Called into action after 35 mins to save a 30 yard daisy cutter. Called into action far more in the second half as West Ham emerged from the tunnel half asleep.
Kehrer:7 Lucky not to have a handball given against him. Some nervous moments but I though he managed Richarlison well.
Ogbonna:5 Committed as always, kept Kane very quiet in the first half. Traveled forward a bit too frequently for my liking. Out jumped by Lenglet as he switched off momentarily. Eventually was out muscled and out-thought by Kane who passed to Son for Spurs second.
Aguerd:6 Played brilliantly in the first 45 mins but almost gifted Spurs a goal early in the second half.
Coufal:6 Made a crucial tackle in the 21st minute as Spurs broke into the box. Had some excellent opportunities to pick out teammates but his crosses lacked accuracy.
Emerson:6 Looked comfortable during the first half, didn’t get forward as frequently. Completely lost his marker for Spurs opener.
Rice:5 Two poor corner deliveries as West Ham started brightly. Sloppiness in possession almost led to a Kane goal. His worst game for a while.
Downes:6 A rare start and never gave his opponents a moments rest.
Soucek:7 Heavily involved at the beginning of the game in both ends of the pitch.
Bowen:6 Shot wide in the first minute of the game following good work from the more advanced Soucek. Should have equalised in the 57th min. Three decent chances and no goals would suggest his accuracy was a little out today.
Antonio:7 Some wonderful examples of hold-up play in the first half and a deft flick-on set up Bowen early in the second half.
Benrahma:5 On for Flynn Downes as David Moyes chased the game. Had a chance from a free-kick which he curled over. Fired wide following good wing-play from Bowen.
Ings:4 Replaced Antonio in the 71st min. Put through by Benni but his first touch killed the attack. Had a blocked shot when the pass to Bowen was on.
Johnson: Replaced Ogbonna in the 81st min
Fornals: On for Emerson.
I do not want to see Soucek in the team again. Rice dire too we have missed the boat with Rice, not a 50m player never mind 100m. As for Downes lers end the discussion about a championship player.
Thought that Rice did have one of his poorer performances, but that he deserved more than a 5. Kehrer, in my opinion, had a better game than usual ; but that wouldn’t suggest that he was any good. Antonio worked hard & Bowen did too. The rest of them gave a pretty turgid display. Overall, if this is the best that they could do, there is little hope left. What has gone wrong this season ?