Player Ratings: West Ham 1-5 Newcastle

By Gonzo

Fabianski:3 Quick off his line to thwart Wilson. Delivered a hospital pass to Aguerd for Newcastle’s third. Excellent save from Murphy. Made a second howler by rushing off his line and gifting Issak the 4th goal.

Kehrer:4 Conceded an unnecessary corner early in the game which was the start of the sequence for the first goal. Looked a bag of nerves thereafter.

Zouma:6 Could have got to Wilson for Newcastle’s opener on 6 mins. Always susceptible to the through-ball from deep. Redeemed himself with a towering header from a corner.

Aguerd:3 Neither Aguerd or Zouma covered themselves in glory for the first two goals. Should have cleared the ball when surprisingly given it by Fabianski. Overall a poor display of defending.

Emerson:6 Played Joelinton onside for the Toon’s second after 11 mins. Grew into the game and made some crunching tackles.

Rice:6 Great driving run on the 30 min mark set up Antonio. Tried to rally his team throughout but nothing he could do about the individual errors behind him.

Soucek:4 Made a couple of early tackles but and won West Ham a freekick in a dangerous area. Ultimately outmaneuvered by Newcastle’s more agile midfield.

Paqueta:6 Not entirely sure why he was marking Wilson. Forced a good save from Pope with a freekick. Looked better for a spell late in the first half and enjoyed a few decent moments.

Bowen:7 Good early fun into Newcastle’s box almost resulted in a Magpies own goal. Delivered the corner for Zouma’s goal. Was a menace for Burn to deal with all game.

Benrahma:6 Excellent early dribble won a corner as West Ham began the game brightly. Didn’t hide, even at 2-0 down.

Antonio:7 Thankless task operating in isolation for most of the game. Never stopped working and made an amazing solo-run in the 38th min. Should have remained on the pitch to partner Ings.


Ings:5 Part of a 4 pronged  substitution in the 63rd min to replace Antonio

Downes:7 On for Soucek and demonstrated much more dexterity and awareness.

Cornet:6 On for Benrahma

Coufal:5 Replaced Kehrer and was initially better but caught out for Newcastle’s 5th.



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3 comments on “Player Ratings: West Ham 1-5 Newcastle

  1. Forget Downes should not be on the pitch while Fornals and Lanzini are sitting on the bench. Let’s hope we have seen the end of this clueless fool.

  2. How can you even consider Benrahma a 6, he was terrible… again.

  3. If Moyes is still in a job for Saturday and let me be very clear we will lose if he is because he will not make the right decisions, at least 5 players who started tonight should not be starting at the weekend. Fab, Kehrer, Soucek, Benrahma and yes Bowen. The players who should be starting in their places should be Areola, Coufal, Lanzini, Fornals and Cornet. Aguerd for me is still class despite a few abject performances. Moyes surely will be sacked before the weekend, everything last night should have told the board that a) players are not playing for him, b) his wn coaching team dont agree with his tactics and c) the fans want him gone it just cannot continue any longer.

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