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West Ham Player Ratings: Leeds United (H)

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West Ham kept up their European qualification hopes with what turned out to be a comfortable 2-0 victory at over Leeds United. 

It was the on-loan stars who stole the show in the first half as Jesse Lingard won a penalty before stepping up to miss from the spot, before gratefully hammering home the rebound.

Shortly after Craig Dawson stooped to head home an corner to send the Irons in 2-0 up at half time.

The came under far more concerted pressure in the second half but were able to hang on for a vital three points.

Here’s how we rated David Moyes‘ men on show…

GOALKEEPER AND DEFENCE

Lukasz Fabianski – 8 – A welcome return to fitness and the side. Beaten twice early on only to see both efforts disallowed. Pulled off a string of fine saves in the second half include one acrobatic effort.

Vladimir Coufal – 7 – Defensively strong throughout and managed to pose an attacking threat as well.

Craig Dawson – 9  – Wanted the ball more in the area and doubled the lead with a stooping header. Almost made it three on the stroke of half time. Reassuring presence at the back in an all-round impressive display capitulated with a goal-line clearance at the death.

Issa Diop – 7  – Made a few mistakes but overall his performance was solid and got stronger as the match went on.

Aaron Cresswell –  7 – Delightful delivery from set-pieces and an assist for the Dawson header. Strong nights work

MIDFIELD

Declan Rice – 7 – Industrious as ever with plenty of quality to boot.

Tomas Soucek – 7  – Back to his best after some below-par performances by his standards.

Jesse Lingard – 8 – Showed great feet in an eventful couple of minutes to win the penalty, miss the penalty and react first to fire home the rebound.

ATTACK

Said Benrahma – 7 – Showed his quality with some fine individual moments, a real asset in attack who is adapting more week in week out.

Pablo Fornals – 7 – Inches away from scoring the goal of the season in the second half when a dipping 35-year volley clattered the crossbar. Solid but unglamorous otherwise.

Michail Antonio – 7 – Quiet night by his standards but epitomised the with his work rate.

SUBSTITUTES

Jarrod Bowen (Sub) – 6 – Brought on to help West Ham cope as Leeds pushed for a way back into the match.

Ben Johnson (Sub) – NA – Late change.

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