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West Ham 1 Aston Villa 1: Player ratings

West Ham 1 Aston Villa 1

Areola:6 Made a smart save from Watkins on 12 mins. Good save on 68 mins as West Ham invited Villa to attack. Incredible save on 74 mins. Not loads to do.

Coufal:9 Got forward well and provided the assist for Antonio’s opener with an impressive cross. Had an excellent game.

Mavropanos:8 Good anticipation when moving out of defence to win the ball early. A Greek colossus.

Zouma:6 Oddly, Villa made no attempt to press him despite having two fast strikers.

Emerson:7 Quiet in attack by his standards but one tackle on Baily early in the second half was excellent. Won his individual battle against a tricky opponent.

Alvarez:7 Bossed the midfield but pressure eventually told as West Ham invited attack after attack. Stupidly got another booking which rules him out for Newcastle & Tottenham games.

Soucek:6 His first touch let him down and he failed to capitalise on a goalkeeping error. Further up the pitch than I expected. Covered for Alvarez really well and always looked for Coufal’s overlaps. VAR deemed him to have handled the ball to stop a 2-1 injury time win.

West Ham v Aston Villa: Antonio stoops to put the Hammers 1-0 ahead

West Ham v Aston Villa: Antonio stoops to put the Hammers 1-0 ahead

Paqueta:7 Saw a shot deflected wide early in the first half. Heavily involved and up to his usual party tricks. I’d be interested to know how many tackles and interceptions he did.

Bowen:5 Really good deliveries from corners. Put in a shift but not really his game.

Kudus:6 Looked to be really up for the game and had a couple of long range chances despite not being in his favoured position. Great run at the end of the game set up Ward Prowse

Antonio:7 Opened the scoring with an excellent stooping header. Was unlucky to have a second called chalked off by VAR for handball.


Johnson: 65th min sub for Antonio and made a tackle 1 minute after his introduction.

Ward Prowse: 83rd min sub for Paqueta. Missed a really good chance to win the game.

Cresswell: 83rd min sub for Emerson as Moyes looked to protect the point and Emersons injury.


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