West Ham player ratings vs Leeds: Paqueta takes lead role but Kehrer suffers from stink

However, Thilo Kehrer suffered a shock at left-back at Elland Road.

Here’s how David Moyes’ team assessed…

Lukasz Fabianski – 7

Didn’t have much luck with either goal but escaped with a dropped cross. Tilted Rodrigo’s shot over the bar then made a superb late save from the same player’s header.

Vladimir Coufal – 7

Closed with a 50-yard effort after Illan Meslier’s poor clearance and was generally solid, with the Hammers’ weakness coming down the other flank. Wounded by a deceased Crysencio Summerville and replaced.

Craig Dawson – 5

Made few obvious mistakes but both Leeds goals went too easily through the center of defense and were overtaken by Rodrigo’s late chance.

Nayef Aguerd – 6

Made a brilliant last-minute tackle within two minutes of his first Premier League start but got caught a few times.

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Thilo Kehrer – 3

Redeployed at left-back and had an absolute stink, his tone was set with a terrible pass to put Rodrigo early.

Declan Rice – 5

One of the skipper’s worst performances. Low will challenge Rodrigo for leveler.

Tomas Soucek – 6

Given a bit more offensive license in front of Rice but ineffective for long stretches. Provided physicality against a high-energy Leeds midfielder, however. Made some vital clearances in the late Leeds charge.

Jarrod Bowen – 6

Won the penalty by edging out Robin Koch and his pace behind caused occasional problems.

Lucas Paqueta – 8

Took his penalty superbly for West Ham’s long-awaited first goal. Had shown some nice touches and passing before even that.

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Pablo Fornals – 6

Favored over Said Benrahma and brought good energy, although let go when he missed a keeper before play was called off for the spot kick.

Gianluca Scamacca – 7

Barely had a kick in the first half but put the Hammers ahead with a sensational effort inside the post to end the seven-game Premier League drought.

Substitutes

Michail Antonio (Scamacca 67′) – 6

A bizarre play on his own signature almost gave Leeds a chance, but made Cooper’s late block vital.

Aaron Cresswell (Coufal 68′) – 6

Said Benrahma (Paqueta 80′) – N/A

Pablo Fornals (Downes 80′) – N/A

Unused: Areola, Johnson, Ogbonna, Lanzini


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