West Ham ran out as comfortable winners over Neil Warnock’s side courtesy of three early second-half goals. Below is individual player ratings from the 3-1 win.
Lukasz Fabianski – 9/10 – An excellent performance yet again from Fabianski. A penalty save in the first half kept the Hammers in the game, a clean sheet would’ve made it 10/10.
Michail Antonio – 8/10 – A fantastic shift in a position he doesn’t enjoy playing. Worked very hard and was rewarded with a goal.
Angelo Ogbonna – 6.5/10 – Didn’t do much wrong. A pretty quiet game from the Italian but dealt with majority of battles he faced.
Issa Diop – 8/10 – Wonderful performance from an exciting player. The composure he demonstrates at just 21-years-old is scary. Slowly becoming a fan favourite.
Arthur Masuaku – 5.5/10 – Poor first-half performance, followed by an average second. Lack of confidence was visible to everyone watching, frequently losing the ball.
Declan Rice – 7/10 –Another fine performance from the youngster. Battled hard in the middle of the park, slowly learning each game and developing into a wonderful player.
Mark Noble – 7.5/10 – A poor first-half but his second certainly made up for that. Often the dictator from the middle, starting most attacks we had in the second half. No coincidence we have enjoyed back-to-back wins just as he returned. Leader.
Robert Snodgrass – 8/10 – Phenomenal work rate coupled with quality in the final third. Two excellent assists and the Scottish international is winning the hearts of many Hammers fans.
Felipe Anderson – 8/10 – Growing in confidence every game. Best passer on the pitch once again, had the Cardiff defence running scared. The Brazilian took a while to adapt, but he is certainly showing what he can do now.
Marko Arnautovic – 4.5/10 – Pretty quiet before being forced off with a first-half injury. Gave away the penalty and couldn’t finish his one-on-one he had.
Javier Hernandez – 6/10 – Not the same performance as Newcastle, but it wasn’t for a lack of trying. He put in a shift, linking up nicely with the midfield. Subbed off after 65 mins.
Lucas Perez – 9/10 – Game changer. Two early second-half goals removed any pressure there was. Two chances and he took them. Finisher.
Andy Carroll – 5.5/10 – Quiet when he came on, only seem to recall his right-footed effort which sailed over the crossbar. Clear to see he needs a few games to get back into things.
Grady Diangana – 6/10 – Looked lively when he came on. Not scared to run at the defenders, the self-belief he exerts is clear to see and it’s fantastic to see an academy graduate getting first-team minutes.
Next up for the Hammers is Crystal Palace at London Stadium on Saturday. A win against the Eagles would see Manuel Pellegrini’s side claim nine points in one week – roll on Saturday!