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Premier League: West Ham vs Brighton Player Ratings as both teams settle for a 1-1 draw

West Ham vs Brighton: It was a nail-biting game as both teams battle it out in a 1-1 draw that started with West Ham getting an early lead, courtesy of a Tomas Soucek header. Brighton created multiple goalscoring opportunities and dominated possession but as they have in recent weeks, missed the finishing touch in the final third. Just when it seemed over, Neal Maupay scored an absolute wonder goal to grab a late equaliser as the teams end the game with a point each.

Let’s have a look at how players of both sides fared in the West Ham vs Brighton fixture –

West Ham vs Brighton Player Ratings

West Ham United

Łukasz Fabiański (GK) (7.5/10): A great showing from Fabianski. Didn’t have a whole lot to do but was ready to make a save for West Ham when called upon.

Ben Johnson (6.5/10): Ben Johnson had a decent evening as he defended well and was good at moving the ball up the pitch.

Kurt Zouma (6.5/10): Zouma did well to defend the pace and creativity in the Brighton attack and also provided an excellent aerial threat for set-pieces.

Craig Dawson (6.5/10): Craig Dawson had a decent outing as he partnered well with Zouma and was rock solid at defence.

Vladimír Coufal (7/10): With a good balance of attacking and defensive football, Vladimir Coufal did it all as he had an impressive evening.

Declan Rice (7.5/10): Declan Rice was magnificent as he glided past defenders with ease and was always looking to make an incisive pass to give West Ham a clear look at the goal.

Tomáš Souček (7.5/10): Tomas Soucek played really well and a great header from a corner helped West Ham grab an early lead.

Saïd Benrahma (7/10): A decent evening from Benrahma as he played in the heart of midfield and linked up well with the defence.

Pablo Fornals (8/10): Rattling the crossbar, grabbing an assist from an excellent corner delivery, Pablo Fornals helped his team get their first goal of the night and showed a great display of attacking football before being subbed off.

Jarrod Bowen (7.5/10): Jarrod Bowen looked electric every time he ran at defenders and was a constant goalscoring throughout the match.

Michail Antonio (6.5/10): West Ham’s talisman, Michail Antonio had an average performance as he was a constant aerial threat and did well to hold up the ball to attack in numbers but couldn’t get a clear opportunity to end his goal drought.

Substitutes

Manuel Lanzini (6.5/10): Lanzini’s introduction injected pace into the West Ham attack and pressured the Brighton backline who were already under immense pressure.

Arthur Masuaku – N/A

Brighton & Hove Albion

Robert Sánchez (GK) (6.5/10): Robert Sanchez had a mixed performance as he looked shaky at times but made crucial saves that kept Brighton in the game.

Joël Veltman (5/10): A poor showing from Joel Veltman as he got beaten quite a few times, gave the ball away a bunch and got subbed off. He’ll be looking to improve on this performance.

Adam Webster (6/10): Average from Adam Webster as he was subbed off early due to an injury.

Lewis Dunk (7.5/10): Lewis Dunk had a great game containing the likes of Antonio and was a constant aerial threat from set-pieces.

Marc Cucurella (7/10): Cucurella was one of the most intelligent players on the pitch as he linked up well with the defence and midfield. Played sensibly when he had to and showed a spark of creativity when needed.

Jakub Moder (7/10): A decent performance from Moder as he played linked up well with the defence and midfield.

Yves Bissouma – (7/10): The injection of pace and creativity in Brighton’s attack from Bissouma was evident as he proved to be instrumental tonight.

Jeremy Sarmiento (6/10): Jeremy Sarmiento couldn’t do a whole lot after being subbed off due to an injury in the 13th minute.

Adam Lallana (5.5/10): Adam Lallana couldn’t really make his presence felt and missed some crucial chances as he ended his night early due to an injury that left Brighton to come from behind with 10 men.

Leandro Trossard (6/10): Leandro Trossard had an average evening. Played some sensible passes but nothing that really troubled the West Ham defence.

Neal Maupay (8/10): After missing multiple chances, Neal Maupay scored an incredible acrobatic goal as he showed great creativity and awareness pressuring the West Ham backline all night.

Substitutes

Solly March (6.5/10): Solly March was subbed on early in the game due to an injury to youngster Jeremy Sarmiento and he did really well being stalwart in defence.

Shane Duffy – (6.5/10): Subbed on for Adam Webster, Shane Duffy contained the West Ham attackers pretty well and had a decent evening.

Tariq Lamptey (7/10): Graham Potter would be wondering why he left Tariq Lamptey out as his introduction caused major problems to the West Ham defence and he even managed to grab an assist.

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