West Ham vs Tottenham Player Ratings: High-Scores All Round

West Ham celebrate against Tottenham. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images)
West Ham celebrate against Tottenham. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth - Pool/Getty Images) /

Lukasz Fabianski was the star of the show as West Ham beat Tottenham 2-1 in a close-fought battle. The Hammers move into the Champions League places with a massive win at the London Stadium.

Michail Antonio and Jesse Lingard scored early on in both halves to put the Hammers out of sight. Despite the goal from Lucas Moura, West Ham were able to hold on and claim all three points.

Here is how the players scored:

Lukasz Fabianski, West Ham.
Lukasz Fabianski, West Ham. (Photo by CLIVE ROSE/POOL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Lukasz Fabianski – 10/10

Fabianski could do little about the Spurs goal; that was the only negative on a brilliant goalkeeping performance. The veteran made some key saves from Harry Kane and Erik Lamela. Fabianski was also dominant in the box and made some crucial interventions.

Vladimir Coufal – 8/10

Coufal showed his class once again and managed to keep Son Heung-min quiet for most of the game. The defender is likely to win ‘signing of the season’ if he carries on his current form.

West Ham’s players all put in a brilliant shift as they beat rivals Tottenham Hotspur to make the highest placed London team in the Premier League.

Craig Dawson-  8/10

Dawson showed again that he is the surprise package of the season. The defender was dominant in the Hammers box and managed to clear everything he could. Dawson was also denied by Lloris from scoring in the first half.

Issa Diop – 8/10

Who needs Ogbonna? Diop looks back to his best after a tough year or so. Jose Mourinho will undoubtedly be calling him a monster again after another solid defensive display against hi.

Aaron Cresswell – 6/10

A solid performance from Cresswell, who managed the Spurs attackers fairly well. The defender, however, was at fault for Lucas Moura’s goal. Cresswell lost his man and allowed him a free header at goal.

Tomas Soucek – 9/10

Soucek gave everything for the team today; like Rice, he helped break-up play and made things difficult for Tottenham. The Czech midfielder even suffered a bad cut in the first half and then, in true warrior fashion, carried on until play was stopped.

Tomas Soucek, West Ham.
Tomas Soucek, West Ham. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth – Pool/Getty Images) /

Declan Rice – 9/10

The captain on the pitch put in a truly magnificent performance, leading the team superbly. The midfielder made some crucial tackles and interceptions. Rice dominated the midfield and barely put a foot wrong.

Jarrod Bowen ’64 – 6/10

Bowen did set up the first goal with a great cross for Antonio’s opener. Despite his usual hard-working performance, he struggled to impact the Hammers attack further. The Englishman spurned a great chance to double the lead in the first half, but his controlled showed his lack of confidence at the moment.

Pablo Fornals 80′ – 7/10

Fornals, like Bowen, showed his ability to work hard for the team and made some helpful defensive contributions. TheSpaniardd even set-up the second goal with a clever one-two with Lingard. Fornals did, however, lack some quality in the final third.

Jesse Lingard 93′ – 8/10

Another inspiring performance from the January signing. Lingard scored the crucial second goal with a great finish. The 28-year-old was key to many of West Ham’s attacks. The only negatives were some clumsy fouls he gave away in dangerous areas.

Jesse Lingard, West Ham.
Jesse Lingard, West Ham. (Photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth – Pool/Getty Images) /

Michail Antonio – 8/10

Got the opening goal by making a great run and reacting well after Hugo Lloris’ initial save. Antonio did make some good runs and played his usual imposing game. The striker did fade during times of the match as he is still nursing his hamstring.


Said Benrahma ’64 – 7/10

The Algerian added important composure to West Ham when he came on. Benrahma was able to help relieve pressure at crucial times and barely put a foot wrong.

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Ben Johnson and Mark Noble also made short cameos and did little wrong as West Ham moved into the top four.