West Ham player ratings vs Brentford: Aaron Cresswell embarrassed with Gianluca Scamacca anonymous

Struggling: The pressure is on West Ham  (Getty Images)
Struggling: The pressure is on West Ham (Getty Images)

West Ham fell to a 2-0 defeat at home to Brentford on Friday night.

Ivan Toney and Josh DaSilva scored in the first-half to ramp up the pressure on David Moyes, who has struggled to get the most out of a £150m summer spending spree.

Here’s how West Ham side rated at the London Stadium...

Lukasz Fabianski 5

Could only parry Norgaard hook as Toney scored, then beaten by Dasilva.

Vladimir Coufal 4

Delivery leaves so much to be desired. Selection ahead of Ben Johnson was puzzling.

Craig Dawson 5

Twice went close with headers and lifted crowd with a couple of big tackles, but caught out of position repeatedly after the break.

Angelo Ogbonna 5

Handed a first League start since November 2021 at heart of back-three. Dragged miles out of position by Toney for second goal but got nowhere near him.

Aaron Cresswell 3

On his heels as Toney pounced for Brentford opener then embarrassed by Dasilva for goal.

Emerson 5

Like Cresswell, in the vicinity without acting as Toney scored. Forced Raya into a decent save at near post.

Declan Rice 6

Hit woodwork with brilliant curler early on and linked well with Paqueta.

Lucas Paqueta 5

Dropped into a deeper role, more like the one he plays for Brazil. Was more involved as a result and dragged an effort just wide late in first-half but the Hammers need more from their record signing.

Jarrod Bowen 6

Positivity looked to have won a penalty early in second half but VAR showed foul was outside the box.

Said Benrahma 6

West Ham’s liveliest attacker in theaofirst-half against his former side but faded.

Gianluca Scamacca 4

Anonymous for much of his return to the starting XI, though did test Raya with a stinging strike late on.

Substitutes

Michail Antonio (Emerson 64’) 5

Sent on for his 250th Hammers appearance with the brief for a rescue act. Went on a brilliant run, then missed his kick by about a foot.

Tomas Soucek (Paqueta 83’)

Unused: Areola, Johnson, Kehrer, Aguerd, Downes, Fornals, Lanzini.