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Ratings 2: Irons v Newcastle

 

Niall McDonald hands out his ratings

 

Fabianski: A very quiet afternoon, the 2 goals aside 6
Fredericks: Pretty standard fare from Fredericks – a few moments of quality in the final third 6
Diop: Looking happier alongside Ogbonna 6
Ogbonnna: Another strong performance, plenty of physical defending against various opposition strikers 7
Cresswell: Lots of early crosses in the first-half 7
Rice: For once, not the standout midfielder! A good partnership with Soucek forming 7
Soucek: Showing himself to be a real asset – great eye for goal 8
Fornals: Another good game, spoiled a little by playing Newcastle onside for their 2nd 7
Lanzini: Not the player of 15-16, no question. His absence was felt after he was replaced by Noble though 6
Bowen: Works very hard; didn’t get many clear shooting chances today 6
Antonio: Great start and lively up front on his own again. Found it harder going after the break 7

Subs
Noble: Not exactly a substitution to change a game; slowed things down considerably. Unless that was the plan? 4
Yarmolenko: Yarmo, however, did make a positive impact for the 2nd game in succession 6

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4 comments on “Ratings 2: Irons v Newcastle

  1. Antonio an 8 for me, Rice an 8, Cresswell 6 other than that agree. Put Shelvey in our midfield instead of Lanzini or Noble and we will create a lot more.

  2. West Ham United need to make yet another statement that Declan Rice is going nowhere .
    Clubs like Manchester United & Chelsea among others have been raiding West Ham for ages . It’s high time to call it a day . Rice , hopefully will not join the list of Carrick , Lampard and many more .

  3. Good ratings, I thought Fredericks has his best game for us this season. I feel Lanzini is getting back to his old self, I thought we went back when Noble came on but I do like the captain coming on with perhaps 15-20 mins left. He was brought on too early. Yarmo had a great impact again.

  4. How can you give Lanzini the same mark as Bowen?!!!

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