Servette FC 0 West Ham United 2

Friday, 8th July 2022
by Chris Wilkerson

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Player Ratings

Lukasz Fabianski
Deflection, slow footwork, reflexes showing their age; whatever it was, Fabianski could have done better on the first goal. Must be close to losing his number one spot.

Vladimir Coufal
Looked fresh and fit, clever flicks returning to his game and the confidence to drive past the impressive Cucurella. Has come back from injury very well.

Aaron Cresswell
He did the odd bit of solid and unspectacular, yet crucial defending. Didn't make an impact going forward.

Kurt Zouma
As above, looked heavy on his feet and wasn't assured.

Craig Dawson
As the game wore on, it was too easy to get through West Ham. Brighton should have had 6, and whilst them missing chances isn't new, West Ham going to pieces is not as common.

Declan Rice
Was excellent with the ball and his positioning was exceptional. Quietly superb shielding the defence.

Tomas Soucek
Just looked tired. Could have been sent off for a second yellow when halting a counter-attack in the second, and he probably didn't need to. Looked too tired to do anything else.

Pablo Fornals
Whilst he still played some of the better passes, he was also extremely sloppy with the ball as the game went on. Should have been withdrawn sooner.

Jarrod Bowen
Carried some threat in the first half but looked lost as it all wore on.

Manuel Lanzini
Didn't influence the game.

Michail Antonio
Had a brilliant first half and took his goal well. Quietened down in the second, but wasn't helped by a supporting team who couldn't work out how to pass.


Mark Noble
(Replaced Fornals, 81) Well, it was his last game.

Andriy Yarmolenko
(Replaced Lanzini, 81) I have been harsh on Yarmolenko on these pages, but he has proven me wrong. Will go with the fond thoughts of many West Ham fans, the majority of whom will look back at harsher comments and feel they misspoke.

Ben Johnson
(Replaced Coufal, 81) A cameo with no moments to remember.

Alphonse Areola
Did not play.

Darren Randolph
Did not play.

Ryan Fredericks
Did not play.

Arthur Masuaku
Did not play.

Match Facts

West Ham United: Lukasz Fabianski, Vladimir Coufal, Aaron Cresswell, Kurt Zouma, Craig Dawson, Declan Rice, Tomas Soucek, Pablo Fornals, Jarrod Bowen, Manuel Lanzini, Michail Antonio.

Goals: Michail Antonio 41                  .

Booked: Craig Dawson 23          .

Sent off: None.

Servette FC: Sanchez, Veltman, Dunk, Webster, Cucurella, Bissouma (Maupay 46), Caicedo (Mwepu 79), March (Lamptey 75), Gross, Mac Allister, Welbeck.

Subs not used: Steele Lallana, Alzate, Duffy, Offiah, Ferguson.

Goals: Veltman (50), Gross (77), Welbeck (90+2).

Booked: Maupay (83).

Sent off: None.

Referee: Kevin Friend.

Attendance: 31,604.

Man of the Match: Mark Noble.