West Ham player ratings vs Burnley: Michail Antonio makes dream return as Angelo Ogbonna shines

Jack Rosser
·2-min read
 (Pool via REUTERS)
(Pool via REUTERS)

West Ham made it four Premier League games without defeat with a hard fought 1-0 win over Burnley.

The Hammers got off to a flying start when, on his first League start since November, Michail Antonio found space at the far post to finish from a lofted Pablo Fornals cross inside the opening 10 minutes.

David Moyes’s side had ample chances to finish Burnley off in the second half but struggled to take them, though the back line held out against a late barrage from the Clarets.

Lukasz Fabianski 6

Rarely troubled on his return from injury. Composed enough on the ball but most importantly fit again.

Vladimir Coufal 6

Reliable as ever down the right though struggled a touch with Dwight McNeil once he was sent on.

Craig Dawson 7

Continues to prove any remaining doubters wrong. A couple of sloppy moments in the second half but was on it when it mattered. Handled Chris Wood well.

Angelo Ogbonna 8

Continues to set the standard at the back for the Hammers and came close to scoring at the far post.

Aaron Cresswell 6

Could have offered a touch more going forward but was never in trouble defensively.

Tomas Soucek 7

Cropped up everywhere in midfield once more and helped provide the platform for the Hammers to control things for most of the afternoon.

Declan Rice 7

Ran the midfield alongside Soucek once more and seems to improve on the ball with almost every game.

Jarrod Bowen 6

Lively but rather frustrating performance from the winger. Should have sealed it in the last ten minutes but took too long over his finish, which is a common issue.

Said Benrahma 7

Very encouraging performance from the Algerian. Confidence was growing throughout but just lacked that bit of conviction when it mattered.

Pablo Fornals 7

Energetic as always and, with a hint of help from Ben Mee, laid on a good assist for Antonio’s early goal.

Michail Antonio 8

Very well taken goal on his comeback. Never gave up in causing trouble for defenders and chasing balls forward.

Substitutes

Manuel Lanzini 6

Brought a bit of energy as West Ham struggled to find the final ball late on but ultimately could not

Andriy Yarmolenko n/a