West Ham player ratings v Tottenham: Quartet are 8/10
COMMENT By Russell Edge
Football Insider gives their rankings from West Ham’s 1-0 against Tottenham at the London Stadium on Friday night.
Adrian 8 – Pulled off an excellent pair of saves after 20 minutes to deny Harry Kane and Eric Dier. Denied Son with a superb diving save in the second half as West Ham managed to keep a third straight clean sheet.
Collins 8 – A stoic performance from the experienced centre-back. Marshalled the defence brilliantly as he did everything asked of him.
Reid 7 – Earned a silly yellow card for a lunge in the first half, but that was the only blemish on his performance. Was confident at the heart of defence and dealt with everything Spurs threw at him.
Fonte 7 – Solid at the back, dealt with the attacking flair of Tottenham excellently. Did not offer much in attack as Byram did, but Bilic will have no complaints.
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Byram 8 – Provided great energy up the flank, while remained solid at the back. A wonderful full-back performance.
Noble 6 – Earned himself a yellow card for a really poor challenge on Eric Dier. Played a wonderful ball to release Lanzini in the first half. Hassled and harried well in the midfield but looked off the pace at times.
Kouyate 7 – An all action performance from the midfielder, who demonstrated great energy to turn defence into attack time and again. A couple of silly fouls given away, which he will be thankful turned to nothing.
Cresswell 7 – Did well to deliver a dangerous cross which led to Lanzini’s goal. Brilliant energy and worked his socks off to deny a number of Spurs attacks.
Lanzini 7 – Fluffed his lines with an early chance, and failed to commit himself fully when released by Noble in the first half. However, found himself in the right place at the right time to smash home.
Ayew 6 – Decided to shoot early in the second half when there were better placed men. Was absent at times during West Ham’s attacks, and found himself in the wrong place more than once.
Calleri 8 – Noticed Kyle Walker’s tendency to bomb forward and exploited the space behind well. A lively performance and a constant thorn in the Tottenham defence, he should have sealed the deal with 15 minutes left.
Snodgrass (Ayew 84′) – 7
Fletcher (Calleri 89′) – 6
Fernandes (Lanzini 90′) – 6
In other West Ham news, fans were left fuming on Twitter after Slaven Bilic started this 23-year-old.