Who Was Man Of The Match? Everton 0-1 West Ham United

Match attendance:        39,132

Who was Man Of The Match?     Angelo Ogbonna      

David Moyes’ return to his former side this weekend ended with a positive result. Despite being involved in a tight affair in a clash against Everton, West Ham eventually came out as a winner with a narrow win. The defender Angelo’s Ogbonna’s header into the back of the net was the only difference in this fixture after taking advantage from Jarred Bowen’s corner kick. The game itself was quite even with both sides creating opportunities. The home side was more dominant in possession. Yet, Rafael Benitez’s men lacked of clinical finish upfront. Solomon Rondon who featured as the target man to cover the absence of Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin did not live up the expectations. What’s worse, Benitez barely had anyone to rely on as a back up for the Venezuelan striker. Meanwhile, The Hammers were more effective in counter attack and set pieces.

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The goalscorer Angelo Ogbonna was the man of the match. The Italian center back did what was necessary as the defender but his contribution at the score sheet was the key.

Lets check out Angelo Ogbonna’s worthy stats:

Ogbonna’s Stats:

Rating: 7.75

Minutes played: 90

Pass accuracy %: 94.3

Touches : 65

Goal contribution: 1 goal

Shots (on target): 2 (1)

Aerial duels won: 1

Tackles: 2

Interceptions: 1

Blocked shots: 1

The Toffees’ top performer in this game was Lucas Digne. The French left back was involved in the attacking build up, especially in completing crosses. The former Barcelona man also made crucial contributions, especially in tackling. He was also making clearances, interceptions and blocking the shots at the back line. Unfortunately, The Toffees’ attacking sides were not in their best form and unable to convert the chances into goals.

Lucas Digne’s Stats:

Rating: 7.45

Minutes played: 90

Pass accuracy %: 89.3

Goal contribution: –

Dribbles: 1

Cross completion: 5

Key Passes: 1

Aerial duels won: 1

Tackles: 6

Interceptions: 2

Clearances: 2

Blocked shots: 2

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