Here are Fresh Football’s ratings for the Hammers first Premier League game at the London Stadium against Eddie Howe’s Bournemouth.
West Ham United
Adrian – 7.5
Cannot remember him touching the ball in the first half. Had more to do in the second-half though, great save on the 52 second minute to deny king followed by two brilliant reflex saves in stoppage time.
Sam Byram – 7
Solid defensively and offensively, put in some dangerous crosses but was booked for some rash tackles.
Winston Reid – 6.5
Very quiet first half but was solid against a quick attacking line, had plenty to do in the second half and continued to be dominant at the back.
James Collins – 6.5
Much like Reid, quiet on the defensive front in the first half, but composed on the ball and had the better of his man.
Arthur Masuaku – 7
Very good first start for the left-back, kept Ibe at bay and was solid defensively, was always an outlet going forward too.
Havard Nordtveit – 6
Strong in the middle of the park and kept things ticking, struggled a bit in the second half as Bournemouth found new life.
Cheikhou Kouyate – 7
Played as the box to box midfielder with Nordtveit sitting, supported the attack and defence well, all round good performance.
Gokhan Tore – 8
Brilliant play and skill on the right flank and often got the beating of his marker. nearly scored an acrobatic volley in the 58th minute and assisted brilliantly in the 84th, after getting the better of his man and putting in a perfect cross.
Mark Noble – 7.5
Was at the heart of most things in the first half and struck some quick counter attacks with exquisite passing, was more quiet in the second half but another good game from the Hammers captain.
Michael Antonio – 8.5 (MOTM)
Playing in midfield after his horror show against Chelsea at right back, was ok in the first half but did switch off at times, touch wasn’t great but was always looking to make something happen. Scored the winning goal in the 84th minute heading in Tore’s cross which saw him just edge his West Ham teammate (Tore) to MOTM.
Enner Valencia – 6
Quiet and frustrating afternoon for Valencia, was kept at bay by the Bournemouth defence and certainly didn’t do enough as a lone striker.
Artur Boruc – 6
Made a few good saves and more or less dominated his area, could not do much for Antonio’s goal.
Adam Smith – 5.5
Did not support the attack like he did last week and was a rare outlet for Ibe, had his hands full with Antonio.
Simon Francis – 6.5
Very solid first half, often had the ball and tried to build up the play, much the same in the second.
Steve Cook 6.5
Much like Francis, was good on the ball and did not give the West Ham attack a sniff on the ball.
Charlie Daniels – 5
Had a very tough afternoon against Tore who got the beating off him to regular.
Jordon Ibe – 5.5
Frustrating first half, always looked positive on the ball and looked to run his man, needs to release the ball quicker. In the 50th minute he hesitated to shoot and fluffed his pass.
Harry Arter – 4
Was very quiet in the first half and got himself sent off for two ridiculous yellow cards, Howe will be fuming.
Andrew Surman – 6.5
Found it difficult to control the game as Nordtveit and Kouyate dominated the middle of the park, come more to life in the second half and was at the heart of the midfield battle.
Ryan Fraser – 5.5
Byram kept him quiet in the first half but the winger certainly showcased his speed at times, much the same in the second half too.
Callum Wilson – 5
Poor first half, did not create anything and was easily marked out of the game, was a passenger again in the second half.
Joshua King – 6.5
Likewise, similar to Wilson in the first half, poor showing from the striker. Came to life in the second half and saw a brilliant shot saved in the 52nd minute, he nearly got the Cherries a point in the 92nd minute but a fine save from Adrian again denied him.
Jonathan Calleri – 5
Was anonymous apart from missing a one on one in the 94 minute.
Ashley Fletcher – N/A
Pedro Obiang – N/A
Lewis Grabban – 4
Did not do much when he come on.
Nathan Ake – N/A
Dan Gosling – N/A