Our West Ham ratings from the late, late win over Sunderland
PUBLISHED: 11:31 24 October 2016
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Who is the man of the match from the Hammers clash with the Black Cats?
Made a vital save from Khazri early in the second half and was kept on his toes by Defoe, but didn’t look like conceding.
WINSTON REID 8
Back to his best and put in a controlled performance winning plenty in the air. And then came that 94th minute winner! Exquisite.
CHEIKHOU KOUYATE 7
Not quite as impressive as at Palace, but still won plenty of aerial duels and passed the ball well to get West Ham on the attack.
ANGELO OGBONNA 6
Unfortunate passage of play when he lost possession and then deflected the ball to allow Kazri through, but on the whole he was solid and linked well with Fernandes.
MICHAIL ANTONIO 5
Had a disappointing game. Looked fairly solid in defence, but his crossing was dreadful all day and he couldn’t get in the box. Replaced just after the hour.
EDIMILSON FERNANDES 8*
Fearless first Premier League start. May have been in a strange position, but the midfielder rose to the occasion, passed well and did not shy away from it even after an early booking. Excellent.
MARK NOBLE 7
Made the most successful passes in the Premier League on Saturday, although none of them were particularly effective. He still plays a vital part in this team and never lets anyone down.
PEDRO OBIANG 8
The undoubted lynchpin of the last three games. It is no coincidence that he has played three and West Ham have let in just one goal in that time. A vital man to win and hold the ball.
DIMITRI PAYET 8
Another assist to go with his collection. He also hit the post in a storming first half where he controlled the game. Had a quieter second half and refused the ball on a couple of occasions, but he was there to set up winner.
MANUEL LANZINI 7
Always looks dangerous and full of running, but not everything came off for the midfield man. Always worked hard to look for openings though and is an important player.
SIMONE ZAZA 6
After last week’s battling display this was more like his performances of old. Worked hard, but aside from his speculative overhead kick, he never looked like scoring.
SOFIANE FEGHOULI (for Antonio, 63) 6
A better display by the winger with plenty of crosses, but his final pass let him down.
JONATHAN CALLERI (for Zaza, 69) 6
Made a nuisance of himself and he was there to distract the keeper for the West Ham winner.
ASHLEY FLETCHER (for Lanzini, 84)
No time to make a real impression on the game.