West Ham 1 Crystal Palace 1: Player ratings


West Ham 1 Crystal Palace 1

Areola:6 Not given much of a chance with the goal. Saved a tame Olise shot.

Coufal:7 Neat cut-back set up Kudus to make it 1-0. Put in another good cross for Bowen shortly after. Made a couple of timely blocks.

Mavropanos:5 Timed his challenges well. Always seems to pass in front of Coufal which prompts the full-back to advance forward. Unfortunately he also managed to pass the ball in front of the Palace attack as he gifted the Eagles the equaliser.

Aguerd:7 Magnificent ball forward for Bowen produced a good chance. Excellent passing.

Emerson:6 Good solo slalom run in the first half got Palace on the retreat. Had a massive test against Olise. Missed a chance in the box.

Alvarez:6 Got back to block an Ayew cross. Lost possession too easily on a couple of occasions.

Ward Prowse:6 Played a great long pass to Coufal for the opener. Lucky not to score an own goal when the ball unexpectedly deflected off his head.

Soucek:4 Deployed in the number 10 role but much deeper in the second half.

Kudus:8 Scored the first goal of the game to finish off a good move. Seemed to enjoy himself despite some robust attention from Palace. Had another effort ruled out when Soucek was deemed to be offside.

West Ham v Crystal Palace-Premier League-Player ratings from the London Stadium

West Ham 1 Crystal Palace 1: Kudus opened the scoring

Paqueta:4 Largely uninvolved during the first half and wasted out wide on the left. Wonderful pass to Emerson was his highlight.

Bowen:5 Given the West Ham graveyard shift up front for the first 77 mins. Ineffective with his back to goal. At one point in the second half, Bowen dropped so deep to get the ball that he was stood next to Aguerd. What a waste of an excellent player. Had 1 chance.


Fornals: 87th min sub for Alvarez

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  • johnham1 says:

    Board, please end this nightmare situation. Today was the final straw. Moyes is totally to blame for another horrendous performance. He has literrally taken the good out and enjoyment of going to games. Why cannot he not play Paqueta in midfield, why does he need to play 3 defensive midfielders against any team, why does he not trust cornet, mubana and fornals. The answer is he a coward, where it is all about him, not the players, not the fans, not his coaches and certainly not the club

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