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Malik Ouzia

West Ham player ratings vs Olympiacos: Lucas Paqueta seals contest as Nayef Aguerd gets back to basics

Lucas Paqueta scored the winner as West Ham got revenge on Olympiacos in the Europa League.

In what had been billed as something of a grudge match ahead of the game after a fiery away leg last month, David Moyes and his side sealed a crucial three points and confirmed they will be playing European football in some capacity after Christmas.

Here's how David Moyes's side rated at the London Stadium...

Lukasz Fabianski 6

One hairy moment coming for a cross late on. Did not have a save to make.

Vladimir Coufal 6

One or two crucial bits of defensive work at the far post. Delivery from wide was off.

Konstantinos Mavropanos 6

A drama-free display was just what was needed after a tough afternoon at Brentford.

Nayef Aguerd 7

Might have had a hat-trick of headers by half-time after meeting a string of Ward-Prowse corners. His most solid defensive display for some time, though. Read the game well.

Aguerd could well have scored in the first half but impressed defensively (Getty Images)

Emerson 6

One terrific dart past three men earned a free-kick in prime territory .

Edson Alvarez 7

Tried to lift the tempo of some cautious play. Picked up his customary booking - it's now 7 in 14 West Ham matches since his summer arrival.

James Ward-Prowse 7

Set-pieces were excellent as ever but scuffed a good first-time chance from Bowen pull-back. One vital bit of covering when Olympiacos broke three-on-two and then made Paqueta's winner.

Mohammed Kudus 7

West Ham's liveliest player in the first-half, so good and keeping the ball alive when appearing to have overrun. Booked for blatant dissent.

Lively: Kudus continues to show promising signs at West Ham (Action Images via Reuters)

Lucas Paqueta 8

Not at his best but still most likely to play the killer pass - then got on the end of one from Ward-Prowse to settle the contest.

Said Benrahma 6

Forged a couple of openings but some dreadful decision-making.

Jarrod Bowen 6

Again deployed as a centre-forward. Made West Ham's best chance from open play with cut-back for Ward-Prowse.


Tomas Soucek (Alvarez 80') N/A

Brought on to see out the game with Alvarez on a booking.

Maxwel Cornet (Benrahma 84') N/A

Divin Mubama (Kudus 89') N/A

Unused: Areola, Anang, Johnson, Cresswell, Kehrer, Ogbonna, Fornals, Ings

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