West Ham Vs Man Utd Player ratings as Bowen and Kudus stun poor Red Devils


Manchester United suffered their eighth Premier League defeat of the season when they were beaten at West Ham earlier in the day.

Two goals in the space of six second-half minutes gave Hammers boss David Moyes victory against his former club and put further pressure on Erik ten Hag, whose side are now without a goal in their last four games in all competitions.

With Raphaël Varane ruled out through illness, Manchester United handed 18-year-old centre-back Willy Kambwal his debut at the London Stadium.

Both sides started the game hesitantly, with Emerson Palmieri forcing Manchester United goalkeeper André Onan into a single early save and the visitors not registering their first shot on target until Antony ambitiously struck from distance in the 32nd minute.

Alejandro Garnacho had the first big chance when he was put through by Antony after 35 minutes, but Hammers goalkeeper Alphonse Areola dealt with the youngster’s weak finish.

Jarrod Bowen came close to opening the scoring for the visitors 10 minutes into the second half when he headed in a James Ward-Prows corner, but Onan saved United with a fine save.

The breakthrough finally came in the final 20 minutes and Bowen was the scorer when he latched on to a brilliant pass from Lucas Paquetá and finished from close range past Onan after sneaking behind the visitors’ backline.

It was soon 2-0 and Paquetá again claimed an assist, this time in Mohammed Kudus and finished superbly after Kobbie Mainoo lost the ball cheaply in midfield.

The result leaves West Ham sixth in the table and Manchester United eighth.

Man Utd player ratings

GK: Andre Onana – 4/10 – Hardly at fault for the goals but fell back into the bizarre approach of baiting West Ham’s press before skittishly punting the ball upfield aimlessly as soon as an opposition player trotted his way.

RB: Aaron Wan-Bissaka – 4/10 – A little too eager to get touch-tight to Paqueta for so much of the match but was nowhere to be seen when he teed up Bowen’s opener.

CB: Willy Kambwala – 6/10 – On his senior debut for the club, Kambwala enjoyed a quiet outing individually.

CB: Jonny Evans – 5/10 – Clearly had no confidence in his goalkeeper but didn’t inspire a great deal of belief himself when lured into wide areas.

LB: Luke Shaw – 6/10 – Dealt well with Kudus one-on-one but wasn’t helped by his teammates.

CM: Kobbie Mainoo – 5/10 – Undermined another composed display with one lapse of concentration that was brutally punished.

CM: Scott McTominay – 5/10 – Chuntered around the pitch gamely if aimlessly.

AM: Bruno Fernandes – 5/10 – Brimming with endeavour but little end product.

RW: Antony – 3/10 – Utterly bamboozled the entire West Ham backline at one point, not with a piece of skill but by delivering a first-time cross with his right foot. Antony, naturally, didn’t dare try that again.

ST: Rasmus Hojlund – N/A – No shots, no chances created, one inconsequential touch inside West Ham’s box. Hojlund should feel guilty accepting his appearance bonus for Saturday’s holographic display.

LW: Alejandro Garnacho – 4/10 – On the end of United’s best chances but lacked the clinical edge to take advantage of these opportunities.

SUB: Marcus Rashford (57′ for Hojlund) – 5/10

SUB: Facundo Pellistri (73′ for Antony) – 5/10

SUB: Christian Eriksen (85′ for Garnacho) – N/A

SUB: Sergio Reguilon (85′ for Kambwala) – N/A

West Ham player ratings

GK: Alphonse Areola – 4/10 – Avoided a calamitous first-half concession despite fumbling a pea-roller.

RB: Vladimir Coufal – 6/10 – Cantered forward regularly, holding the width while Kudus floated infield.

CB: Konstantinos Mavropanos – 7/10 – Used his speed and physicality to make up for his positional lapses most of the time.

CB: Kurt Zouma – 7/10 – Authoritative when called into action.

LB: Emerson – 6/10 – Picked his moments to bomb up the pitch carefully, rarely leaving himself exposed defensively.

CM: Edson Alvarez – 8/10 – Incredibly adept at plugging the gaps that opened up between the shades of claret and blue.

CM: Tomas Soucek – 6/10 – The rest of east London may have been subdued but Soucek was full of fight, putting his body on the line and ending up with a bloody shirt.

AM: James Ward-Prowse – 5/10 – Endured limited influence in open play.

RW: Mohammed Kudus – 7/10 – United didn’t punish Kudus’ effort but West Ham’s silky trickster ruthlessly pounced upon Mainoo’s slip.

ST: Jarrod Bowen – 8/10 – Feeding off scraps for much of the contest, Bowen did his best with what little he had in the way of chances.

LW: Lucas Paqueta – 8/10 – Burst into life with a piece of nonchalant brilliance to crack open the contest and teed up West Ham’s second.

SUB: Pablo Fornals (88′ for Bowen) – N/A

SUB: Ben Johnson (90′ for Kudus) – N/A

Subs not used: Lukasz Fabianski (GK), Thilo Kehrer, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell, Said Benrahma, Divin Mubama, Danny Ings

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