West Ham players ratings against Rapid Vienna: Mark Noble’s ‘control’ show with Arthur Masuaku is also bright

The Hammers by qualifying for the knockout stages are already in the bag but knowing that victory would maintain the lead while maintaining the match.

Moyes made eight changes but started with the great experience of Alphonse Areola, Thomas Suchek and Mark Noble.

Andrey Yarolenko He has the most European experience ever in the starting line-up but that didn’t come early. The Ukraine international was slow and sloppy and got a dribble from Noble after about 10 minutes. It may have taken some time, but talking to him had the desired effect.

Yarmolenko climbed up the far post to Yuma with a header from Nikola Vlasic’s cross before winning a penalty in stoppage time at the end of the first half, which captain Noble converted.

The visitors should have extended their lead in the second half but the night was as relaxing as you could ask for.

Here’s how Jack Rosser ranks Vienna hammers…

One saves to make it all evening and did just that. All you need from a guard.

Lots of energy on the right side but there’s nothing to worry about Ben Johnson about his first position with the team.

Barely annoyed the whole time, despite a few rouge passes when she’s on the ball at the back.

Like a routine evening you can get for the guy hoping to replace Angelo Ogbonna at the side.

It caused a lot of problems down the left side all the time. He should have gotten help when Bowen aimed his shot away.

Control and compose the performance of the captain. My vote all the time and a great penalty in his first proper goal in the Europa League.

Urged to take control of the match by Moyes but he didn’t do much on the ball. He should have scored when playing inside Yarmolenko but he shot straight at the goalkeeper.


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