West Ham player ratings v Manchester City: England international needs to be replaced
By Amir Mir
Football Insider rates the West Ham players out of ten following their 5-0 defeat to Manchester City in the FA Cup at the London Stadium.
Adrián 4 – He looked shaky at times but was not helped by his leaky defence. Adrian should have done better for the second goal when the cross was delivered in by Bacary Sagna.
Havard Nordtveit 2 – Another horror show from the 26-year-old who was purchased on a free transfer in the summer. Marcus Rashford ran him ragged during his last fixture and Raheem Sterling’s pace and directness was too much for the Norwegian.
Winston Reid 5 – Perhaps the only West Ham defender that deserves credit. Prior to the opening goal going in, he was intercepting and blocking almost every attack from the away side. Nordrviet’s performance didn’t help either as he continually had to cover for his teammate.
Angello Ogbonna 4 – He simply could not cope with the constant attacking threat of Guardiola’s side. Once again tried his best, but simply was not good enough on the night.
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Aaron Cresswell 2 – Another poor display from the England international who needs to to be replaced. From keeping possession to delivering crosses into the box, it all seems to have gone out of Creswell.
Pedro Obiang 4 – The City midfield was just too good for the midfielder who tried his best to win the ball back and make something happen for his side.
Edimilson Fernandes 4 – He did very well in winning the ball back but he lost if far too often which cost his team.
Sofaine Feghouli 3 – Poor display from the winger who didn’t produce the service target-man Carroll required.
Manuel Lanzini 4 – He looked lively in the opening 20 minutes, made some good runs and forward passes. But as soon as his team went a goal down, he went missing and was substituted after 58 minutes.
Michail Antonio 5 – Tried his socks off, but looked tired as early as the first half. The versatile attacker needs better players around him. Created one very good opportunity prior to City’s second goal, his shot should have been put in by Ferghouli.
Andy Carroll 3 – The FA Cup clash against City did not suit the target man. It was not a happy birthday for the 28-year-old who should not be given the role of pressing the City backline. Carroll was not helped by the poor service he received but he failed to make an impact during his 58 minutes on the field.
Mark Noble 5 (for Lanzini, 58)
Dimitri Payet 5 (for Carroll, 58)
Ashley Fletcher 5 (for Antonio, 72)