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FA Cup: West Ham United 1-2 Manchester United: Player Ratings

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Rashford scored his first goal outside Manchester for United
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Modified 14 Apr 2016
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Manchester United defeated West Ham 2-1 in the FA Cup quarter-final replay at Upton Park to qualify for the semi-finals of the tournament. The first leg of the quarter-final ended in a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford which forced the replay.

Marcus Rashford and Marouane Fellaini scored for United while Tomkins scored the only goal for West Ham.

Here’s how each player fared in the match.

West Ham United

Darren Randolph – 6.5/10

Randolph produced a couple of fine saves in the first half to deny Fellaini and Lingard but was unable to save the day for his team as he was beaten by a beautiful finish from Rashford. Also, he cannot be held accountable for Fellaini’s goal.

Michail Antonio – 6/10

Antonio gave the ball away deep into his own half to Martial, who squared the ball to Rashford for United’s goal. Although, he did make some menacing runs forward.

James Tomkins – 6/10

Tomkins was left baffled by some brilliant bit of work by young Rashford, who scored for United in the 54th minute. However, he scored the only goal for the Hammers in the 79th minute.

Angelo Ogbonna – 5.5/10

Ogbonna failed to contain the threat of Marcus Rashford and apart from a couple of regulation clearances, did not do much in the match as United ran out as winners from the Upton Park.

Aaron Cresswell – 5.5/10

Cresswell looked good going forward but fell defensively short on a number of occasions in the match.

Cheikhou Kouyate – 6/10

Kouyate had a glorious chance to level the score, but he was undone by a brilliant De Gea save. Moreover, he dink-headed the ball into back of the net after a ricochet from another De Gea’s save, but he was ruled offside.  

Mark Noble – 6/10

Noble was his usual composed self in the midfield. However, he failed to make a decisive contribution in the match as the Hammers fell short of a qualification to the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

Enner Valencia – 5.5/10

Valencia had a glorious chance early on to open the scoring for Hammers but failed to capitalise. He was then substituted for Victor Moses after United scored their first goal.

Manuel Lanzini – 6.5/10

The Argentine’s performance was satisfactory as he made quite a few runs forward in order to unsettle the United defence. However, he skied a shot after Fosu-Mensah’s clearance from a corner fell to him and he was taken off for Emenike in the 74th minute.

Dimitri Payet – 6.5/10

Payet did not look his usual elegant self. He did make a couple of runs but was not able to make a decisive contribution which could have helped his team in a crucial FA Cup tie.

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Carroll tried to get his team back in the match but it was already too late 

Andy Carroll – 6.5/10

Carroll’s performance was nowhere near the one he produced a week ago against Arsenal. Although, his prowess in the air helped him when he headed a corner back into the bunch of players, from where Tomkins scored the only goal for West Ham.

Substitutes:

Victor Moses – 5/10

Moses was brought in for Enner Valencia in the 62nd minute but did not pose much of a threat to the United goal.

Emmanuel Emenike – 5/10

Emenike was brought in for Lanzini in the 74th minute. 

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Published 13 Apr 2016
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