Premier League
West Ham United 1 Liverpool 1

Monday, 4th February 2019
by Chris Wilkerson

An excellent counter-attacking performance from West Ham saw the Irons draw at home with Liverpool this evening, ending a run of three straight defeats.



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Player Ratings

Lukasz Fabianski
Calm and assured, his handing was excellent and he did everything he could in his goal to perfection. Kicking has got loose.


Ryan Fredericks
A surprise inclusion, but a masterful one. His pace was vital to protect behind the centre backs, whilst he fought manfully down the flank all game. The making of him in West Ham shirt.


Aaron Cresswell
His recent spell in the team has seen him back to his best, and he was again brilliant here. Fantastic at both ends, his confidence is up. Took the armband when Noble went off.


Issa Diop
Played fine, but was outshone by those around him. Doesn?EUR(TM)t struggle in these games, it?EUR(TM)s the physical teams he dislikes.


Angelo Ogbonna
A truly inconsistent player. This week, Ogbonna was excellent. Made vital interceptions and dominant ones too, pushing out of defence to take things he could well have sat off. Questions around the goal, although his initial line was perfect.


Declan Rice
Making the difficult look simple, his 8 tackles, 2 interceptions, 27 passes and growing ability to play forward were all evident.


Mark Noble
A good game, he does perform well when the midfield is forced deep and a scrap is on. Passed forward well, marshalled the midfield and played one exquisite first time volley cross the pitch.


Felipe Anderson
Liverpool were scared of him and Anderson had his swagger on. Created multiple chances and threatened on the counter, with the whole side looking to give him the ball. Also made 3 interceptions, a game high, and worked his socks off.


Robert Snodgrass
His final ball when attacking lacked what it needed, but his presence in midfield was vital. Hassled and harried the Liverpool midfield, won freekicks to relieve pressure, a combative energy that has been missing recently. A return to form.


Michail Antonio
Could well have been on the way out in summer, scored again against Liverpool. Worked hard, protected his right back yet supported the attacks. The finish was perfect.


Javier Hernandez
Isolated at times, but was often very clever in his body position. Just sat in front of the centre backs when his teammates won flicks, either holding possession or drawing fouls. A good display, if unspectacular.



Substitutes

Andy Carroll
(Replaced Hernandez) Seemed an odd substitution considering the movement needed up front to apply pressure, but he was a nuisance and also won important defensive headers.


Pedro Obiang
(Replaced Noble) Did his job, making tackles and putting on pressure.


Arthur Masuaku
(Replaced Anderson) No time to do anything wrong.


Adrian San Miguel del Castillo
Did not play.


Pablo Zabaleta
Did not play.


Grady Diangana
Did not play.


Lucas Perez
Did not play.



Match Facts

West Ham United: Lukasz Fabianski, Ryan Fredericks, Aaron Cresswell, Issa Diop, Angelo Ogbonna, Declan Rice, Mark Noble, Felipe Anderson, Robert Snodgrass, Michail Antonio, Javier Hernandez.

Goals: Michail Antonio 28                  .

Booked: Javier Hernandez 0          .

Sent off: None.

Liverpool: Alisson, Milner, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Keita, Mane, Roberto Firmino (Origi 74), Lallana (Shaqiri 69), Salah.

Subs not used: Mignolet, Jones, Camacho, Moreno, Sturridge.

Goals: Mane (22).

Booked: Matip.

Sent off: None.

Referee: Kevin Friend.

Attendance: 59,903.

Man of the Match: Ryan Fredericks.