Teamwork makes the dream work

Participant rankings as Zouma cancels out Spurs opener

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West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur performed out a 1-1 draw within the Premier League on Tuesday night time, in a recreation that promised a lot with out ever actually catching fireplace.

Brennan Johnson’s early purpose was a dream begin for Ange Postecoglou and Spurs, however Kurt Zouma’s headed equaliser levelled the score-line earlier than the break and that was the way it in the end stayed.

How the sport unfolded

The primary massive likelihood of the competition fell to West Ham simply 4 minutes, with Mohammed Kudus successful possession and creating the chance for Jarrod Bowen. His effort from the center of the penalty space missed the goal, with the true kicker for the Hammers that Johnson then put Spurs into the lead as a substitute solely a second later.

Timo Werner made it with tempo to beat his marker on the left flank, slicing the ball again throughout the field and giving Johnson an opportunity that he might hardly miss.

As Spurs stress continued, Pedro Porro’s long-range shot was solely simply broad, earlier than Son Heung-min arguably ought to have achieved extra with an opportunity simply contained in the field that was simply saved. Then it was the guests’ flip to really feel sick at not taking a possibility, falling degree as Zouma headed Bowen’s in-swinging nook from the left previous the helpless Guglielmo Vicario from close-range.

The 2 sides proceeded to commerce blows for the rest of the primary half with out creating something extra in the best way of clear-cut possibilities.

The vitality was ramped again up because the second half started and the in-form Vicario was accountable for the Hammers not taking the lead for the primary time. The Italian goalkeeper parried from Michail Antonio, earlier than a shocking response save from Konstantinos Mavropanos – though an offside flag would have dominated a purpose out for Antonio’s interference.

Vicario was at it once more on the hour mark when Antonio chased a protracted punt over the Spurs defence. It was a high save however, one on one, West Ham’s No.9 was additionally responsible of a tame end.

That depth didn’t final. The tempo dropped and, regardless of numerous Spurs adjustments, there was no bringing it again. The guests loved extra of the ball all through the second half with out ever with the ability to actually take a look at West Ham’s resistance. One last likelihood to win it on the dying did come for Tottenham, with Future Udogie firing straight at Fabianski.

Michail Antonio

Michail Antonio ought to have scored / Richard Pelham/GettyImages

GK: Lukasz Fabianski – 6/10 – Would have anticipated to be busier given the break up in possession closely favouring Spurs.

RB: Vladimir Coufal – 6/10 – Did not look significantly snug in opposition to Werner’s tempo early on however in all probability wasn’t examined sufficient ultimately.

CB: Konstantinos Mavropanos – 7/10 – Appeared effectively up for this one as a former Arsenal participant.

CB: Kurt Zouma (c) – 7/10 – Took his headed purpose effectively and led his workforce by instance.

LB: Emerson – 6/10 – Had his work minimize with the twin menace on Spurs’ proper flank.

CM: Lucas Paqueta – 7/10 – Missed the goal with a few photographs from distance early within the second half however largely occupied himself with defensive work.

CM: Tomas Soucek – 6/10 – Function was largely that of screening. Surprisingly weak within the air.

RM: Jarrod Bowen – 7/10 – Missed an early likelihood however made up for it with the nook that made the equaliser. Tempo and motion all the time had the potential to threatnen.

AM: James Ward-Prowse – 5/10 – Largely handed the set-piece baton to Bowen for this one. Did not see a great deal of the ball.

LM: Mohammed Kudus – 7/10 – Started effectively and in addition appeared there or thereabouts even when he in the end did not make a whole lot of attacking affect. High work ethic although.

ST: Michail Antonio – 6/10 – Performed effectively together with his again to purpose and occupied the Spurs centre-backs, though his ending left a lot to be desired.

Substitutes

Subs not used: Joseph Anang (GK), Ben Johnson, Angelo Ogbonna, Aaron Cresswell, Kalvin Phillips, George Earthy, Maxwel Cornet, Divin Mubama, Danny Ings

Supervisor

David Moyes – 8/10 – Trusted his starters and opted to not use the bench. Ways labored a deal with.

Guglielmo Vicario had a decent night

Guglielmo Vicario had a good night time / Vince Mignott/MB Media/GettyImages

GK: Guglielmo Vicario – 8/10 – Stored his workforce within the recreation within the early phases of the second half. That may have been key to really getting some extent as a substitute of none.

RB: Pedro Porro – 6/10 – Occupied a extremely excessive place when Spurs have been on the ball in an try and create attacking overloads. Ultimate ball missing.

CB: Cristian Romero – 6/10 – Sturdy within the air.

CB: Micky van de Ven – 6/10 – Acquired away with one when he seemed to have caught up with Antonio racing by way of and allowed the West Ham striker a second likelihood to shoot.

LB: Future Udogie – 7/10 – Performed an analogous position to Porro. Additionally deserves credit score for his defensive work making it tough for Bowen to function in open play.

CM: Yves Bissouma – 6/10 – Spectacular on the ball however did not win sufficient of his tackles or duels.

CM: Rodrigo Bentancur – 7/10 – Shielded the again 4 effectively and assist restrict West Ham to predominantly counter assaults.

RM: Brennan Johnson – 7/10 – Distinctive supply from the proper made Spurs a menace on that facet, however his breakthrough purpose.

AM: James Maddison – 6/10 – Noticed loads of the ball with out having the incisive affect hoped. Did not draw back from the bodily battle of a derby.

LM: Timo Werner – 6/10 – Arrange the opening purpose marvellously effectively, however there have been events when he lacked predatory intuition to get into the field. Pale oveall.

ST: Son Heung-min (c) – 5/10 – Not massively concerned and lacked an edge when an opportunity got here.

Substitutes

SUB: Dejan Kulusevski (70′ for Maddison) – 7/10

SUB: Pape Sarr (70′ for Bentancur) – 6/10

SUB: Richarlison (82′ for Werner) – N/A

SUB: Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (82′ for Bissouma) – N/A

SUB: Giovani Lo Celso (90′ for Johnson) – N/A

Subs not used: Brandon Austin (GK), Ben Davies, Radu Dragusin, Emerson Royal.

Supervisor

Ange Postecoglou – 6/10 – Appeared setup from the beginning however the elements weren’t fairly clicking. Made quite a few adjustments to attempt to inject high quality and it did not occur.

Participant of the match – Kurt Zouma (West Ham)

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