West Ham 3 FC Lusitans 0: Player ratings as Diafra Sakho stars

Player ratings as West Ham ease to a comfortable aggregate lead in their first leg of the Europa League first qualifying round tie

Kieran Beckles
By Kieran Beckles at Upton Park

West Ham United

Darren Randolph A very quiet 90 minutes for the Hammers goalkeeper. 6/10

Joey O’Brien Pushed forward down the right wing with the Andorran side retreating. Decent performance from the full-back. Subbed midway through the second half. 7

James Tomkins The first captain of Slaven Bilic’s reign. Guided a header over the crossbar from a West Ham corner. Didn’t miss in the second half as the centre-half nodded home from close-range. Wasn’t required to do any defending. 8

Reece Burke The 18-year-old centre-half had a largely untroubled 90 minutes alongside Tomkins. 6

Lewis Page Solid at left-back and linked up with Jarvis well. Clattered by a Lusitans player midway through the first half. A brilliant second-half gallop down the wing was a particular highlight. 7

Reece Oxford Nervous start. Settled and had a headed chance but aimed straight at the Lusitans goalkeeper. The 16-year-old was booked for a late challenge before half-time. Almost crowned his first Europa League appearance with a long-range pile-driver. 5

Diego Poyet Made an assured start with some precision passing in the heart of the West Ham midfield. The Uruguayan youngster looked comfortable at this level aside from a rare stay pass although it is only the Europa League first qualifying round. 7

Morgan Amalfitano Rustled the side-netting with a half-volley. The Frenchman missed from close range at the start of the second half before he tested the Lusitans shot-stopper from the halfway line. 7

Matt Jarvis Lively down the left wing with two dangerous crosses in the opening five minutes. Teed up Tomkins for West Ham’s third of the night.

Mauro Zarate Provided flair in abundance but too often took one touch too many. However, the Argentinian came good with a meandering run and cross for the opener. The No10 was one of the east London side’s more impressive performers. 8

Diafra Sakho (Man of the match) Missed a clear-cut chance with the goal at his mercy. Made amends five minutes before half-time with a headed goal before doubling his tally minutes later – his 14th in 27 games for the Hammers. 8

Substitutes

Josh Cullen A very assured cameo. Smacked the crossbar with a late attempt.6

Elliot Lee Tested the Lusitans goalkeeper with two second-half efforts. N/A

Djair Parfitt-Williams N/A

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