The Best And Worst Rated West Ham Players vs Sunderland: Antonio Was Lively Throughout The Game

West Ham moved into fifth place in the Premier League with a 1-0 win over Sunderland at Upton Park. Michail Antonio scored the only goal of the game in the first-half as The Hammers extended their unbeaten home run to 13 games.

Payet
Payet

Sunderland missed the opportunity to climb out of the relegation zone and they missed several opportunities to get a point. Jack Rodwell had their best chance of the game but Adrian made a brilliant save to keep West Ham in front. Rodwell put the ball in the net at the second attempt but he handled it in the build-up.

Rodwell had another good chance however he put the ball over the bar after a fantastic goal-saving tackle from right-back Sam Byram. Jermain Defoe put his shot wide of the post after a mistake from the West Ham defence. Andy Carroll smashed a volley off the cross-bar after return from injury as a substitute. Here we rate the performances of the West Ham players.

Adrian – 7.5/10

The goalkeeper put in a commanding performance and made a brilliant save from Jack Rodwell.

Sam Byram – 6.5/10

The right-back is a player for the future for West Ham but he made an error which nearly led to Rodwell scoring.

Angelo Ogbonna – 6.5/10

The defender wasn’t often tested by Sunderland.

Aaron Cresswell – 7/10

The left-back has only missed one Premier League game since his move from Ipswich and he contained Sunderland down his flank.

Mark Noble – 7/10

The veteran midfielder had a solid game and almost scored a superb long-range goal in the first-half.

Cheikhou Kouyate 7/10

The midfielder was good in possession and helped dictate play for The Hammers.

Michail Antonio – 7.5/10

Antonio was lively throughout the game and his goal got West Ham three points, it also earned him man-of-the-match.

Dmitri Payet – 6.5/10

This was an unusually quiet game for Payet and he didn’t have much of an influence.

Manuel Lanzini – 6/10

Returning from injury, Lanzini also struggled to have an impact on the game.

Emmanuel Emenike – 5.5/10

Emenike was virtually anonymous throughout the game and was subbed in the second half.

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Written by Lee Kilby

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