Impressive Anderson, poor Arnautovic: The best and the worst-rated West Ham stars vs Cardiff City


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West Ham player ratings vs Cardiff City

West Ham climbed up to 12th in the Premier League standings with an emphatic 3-1 victory over Cardiff City at the London Stadium on Tuesday.

Cardiff had a golden chance to take the lead after Robert Snodgrass gifted the visitors a penalty but Lukasz Fabianski pulled off a fantastic save to deny Joe Ralls from the spot.

The Hammers stamped their authority in the second half and a double-strike from Lucas Perez within the space of five minutes settled all the nerves. Michail Antonio put the final nail in Cardiff’s coffin with a goal just after the hour mark to make it 3-0 for West Ham.

Manuel Pellegrini’s men continued their winning ways after a 3-0 drubbing of Newcastle last week while Cardiff City slipped to 16th in the standings as a result of the defeat.

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West Ham player ratings

1. Lukasz Fabianski (8.5/10)

Pulled off a fantastic save to deny Joe Ralls from the spot. Made a sharp save to keep out Victor Camarasa’s curling effort from a free-kick; a bit unlucky to concede the late goal and deserved a clean sheet.

2. Michail Antonio (8/10)

Didn’t have much to do at the back and fared exceptionally well in an unfamiliar position; bombed forward with pace and got himself a well-deserved goal.

3. Angelo Ogbonna (7/10)

Didn’t have much to do at the back but missed a good chance with his head. Looked a bit scrappy with the ball at his feet.

4. Issa Diop (8/10)

Another solid outing for the Frenchman. Used his strength and aerial ability to cope with the threat of Callum Patterson.

5. Artur Masuaku (7/10)

Much improved defensive display from him. Made some good blocks and added impetus to the attack with his pace; set up Perez for the second goal.

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6. Declan Rice (8/10)

Looked calm and comfortable in possession and showed some nice touches. Kept things tight in the midfield and allowed West Ham to dictate terms.

7. Mark Noble (6.5/10)

Didn’t do much in the first half and just ran around without much purpose. Imposed himself in the second half with some tackles.

8. Robert Snodgrass (8/10)

Accurate with his deliveries from corners and bagged a couple of assists. Set up Perez with a delightful pass.

9. Felipe Anderson (8.5/10)

He has really taken his game to a new level in recent weeks. Started on the flanks but drifted to the central areas of the pitch at times and was spot on with his passing; caused all sorts of problems with his subtle movements and deft touches and ripped Cardiff apart.

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10. Marko Arnautovic (5/10)

Committed an unnecessary foul to hand concede a penalty. Showed plenty of energy in the final third but was taken off before halftime due to a hamstring injury.

11. Javier Hernandez (5/10)

Quite anonymous for the entire game and made no impact whatsoever; or to be more precise, his teammates didn’t use him much.

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Lucas Perez (8/10)

Replace Arnautovic at halftime and deserves all the credit for his clinical nature in front of goal.

Grady Diangana (6.5/10)

Showed plenty of energy and purpose after coming on. Got in behind the defence a couple of times.

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