West Ham 2 Sheffield United 0: Player ratings


West Ham 2 Sheffield United 0

Areola:6 Untested for the first half, then called into action to deal with a close range header.

Coufal:7 Notched another assist with a good ball to Jarrod Bowen. Enjoyed his battle with Archer and attacked frequently.

Zouma:6 Immediately up to the pace of the game with a couple of good blocks. Not an awful lot to do really.

Aguerd:7 Great block in the 11th min to rescue Zouma. Had a goal-bound header cleared off the line.

Emerson:8 Links so well with Paqueta. Intercepted well for West Ham’s second. Excellent defending to deny McBurnie.

West Ham 2 Sheffield United 0

Alvarez:7 Involved in the build-up for the opener. Always committed to the cause. Collected another yellow and had to be careful.

Soucek:8 Hoisted the ball high and over the bar from 8 yards following good work on the wing by Bowen. Pivotal role in the opener. Great feet to score West Ham’s second. I honestly lost count how frequently he popped up in the oppositions box.

Ward Prowse:7 Incredibly sharp during open play and as usual his set-pieces were on the money.

Paqueta:6 Started on the left but given licence to roam and cause havoc. Glimpses of quality.

Bowen:8 Excellent header from a JWP corner forced an excellent save from the Blades keeper. Scored on the 25th min following great build-up involving Coufal & Soucek. Back to his best form.

Antonio:7 Set up Soucek for a good chance with a cross early on. Could have done better following a set-up by Paqueta. Linked beautifully with Soucek for the Hammers second. Got the ball caught under his feet following good work from Bowen.

Kudus: 71st min sub for Antonio. Mazy run as he danced through the opposition. Incredibly quick feet.

Benrahma:5 Swapped for Alvarez. Looked okay but struggled to create anything.

Mavropanos: 93rd min double sub for Bowen.

Fornals: Came on for Paqueta.

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