West Ham 1-0 Fulham: Player Ratings as Hammers Snatch Late Victory Over Whites in Dramatic Finale
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Tempers flared at the London stadium | Julian Finney/Getty Images

West Ham United snatched a late, late 1-0 victory over Fulham on Saturday evening, thanks to a last-gasp strike from midfielder Tomas Soucek, and an even later penalty stop by Lukasz Fabianski.

The Hammers came flying out of the blocks in the early stages, and enjoyed a flurry of excellent chances, but Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola and the crossbar kept the hosts at bay. The Cottagers grew into the game as the minutes passed however, and gained a foothold in a battling encounter.

Off the bar! ?‍♂️

Cress whips the corner in and Haller meets it, but it hits the woodwork and goes over! #WHUFUL 0-0 (7)

— West Ham United (@WestHam) November 7, 2020

The second half was equally as tense as the first, with both sides struggling to create serious openings in front of goal. West Ham’s Jarrod Bowen came close with a deflected effort, and Aaron Cresswell rattled the Fulham bar with a free-kick, but the scores remained locked.

Moyes’ men eventually found the breakthrough in injury time, when Soucek slotted home from a Said Benrahma pass, although they risked losing it all by conceding a penalty in the final minute. Unbelievably, Ademola Lookman tried a panenka from the spot and fluffed his lines with the last kick of the match, handing the three points to the hosts.

So, let’s check out the player ratings from the London Stadium on Saturday evening.

1. Goalkeeper & Centre-Backs

Cresswell hit the bar in the second half with a curling free-kick | JOHN WALTON/Getty Images
Rice doing his bit in the midfield | Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

3. Forwards

Scrapping away | Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images

Ogbonna has picked up a knock and is replaced by Diop.#WHUFUL 0-0 (63) pic.twitter.com/T41YpEKMe4

— West Ham United (@WestHam) November 7, 2020

FULHAM

Robinson shielding from Bowen | Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images

6. Midfielders

A pre-match smile | Julian Finney/Getty Images
Don’t mess with Mitro | Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

8. Substitutes

— Fulham Football Club (@FulhamFC) November 7, 2020

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