We saw a slightly different aspect of the Academy of Football product‘s game last Wednesday evening as he was able to make driving runs from midfield, one of which almost led to ‘Terrific‘ Trent Alexander-Arnold putting through his own net.
The stats back up the impressive nature of Rice’s display also as he was the highest-ranked West Ham player on WhoScored for the game with two shots on target, three dribbles and a pass completion rate only slightly worse than 80%.
Below is a selection of the Tweets calling our ‘future captain’ the Man of the Match…
Rice, only driving force in the team.
Decent debut from Ngakia but MOM Rice, all day long!
— Newham Pele (@Hammer177580769) January 29, 2020
— West Hammers (@SebHaller22) January 29, 2020
— Huffam ⚒ (@danny93148914) January 29, 2020
Rice, Masu, Oggy, Diop, Fab good. Rice best
— Kjetil V. Tveito (@kjetiltv) January 29, 2020
Rice, though Ngakia was better and better going forward just a few mistakes defensively. I’d be worried in Fredericks shoes if we buy a RB, given we have Johnson and Ngakia around too.
— Zentavius (@ZentaviusTV) January 29, 2020
Rice, head and shoulders above every out field player, Fab 2nd ⚒⚒⚒
— Bob austin (@bobaustin65) January 29, 2020
Rice, head and shoulders.
— Rob (@Robfruin) January 29, 2020
— Martin Osborne (@MartinOsborne16) January 29, 2020
— Örnbjörn (@voronin8) January 29, 2020
— Fazzamania (@fazzamania) January 29, 2020