West Ham United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Player ratings as the Hammers move within a point of fourth

There were strong performances all round as Slaven Bilic's men earned all three points against Spurs.

West Ham United 1-0 Tottenham Hotspur: Player ratings as the Hammers move within a point of fourth
Antonio and Payet celebrate the game's only goal. | Photo: Squawka

Tottenham Hotspur fall to their first away defeat since the opening game of the season, harming their title charge in the process as they lost 1-0 to West Ham United. They now sit three points off the leaders Leicester City.  

West Ham dominated the first half and were worthy of their lead at the interval, thanks to a powerful header from Michail Antonio. The visitors failed to create any clear cut chances in this encounter, as a make-shift Hammers defence were resilient throughout - earning themselves some high individual ratings.

Strong performers at the back earn a clean sheet

Adrian - 6:

A very consistent performer this season for the home side and produced another sound display here. When called upon he had the answers, as he was forced into an impressive double save when Harry Kane followed up a powerful Tony Alderweireld attempt. A real fan favourite at Upton Park. 

Cheikhou Kouyate - 7:

At the right of a make-shift back three, Kouyate offered a solid performance against what was a challenging opposition. The Senegalese international was calm on the ball and made some key interceptions which frustrated Harry Kane and co. 

James Collins - 6:

The Welshman is blossoming under Slaven Bilic and is in the form of his life in the lead up to Euro 2016. At this rate he is in with a fantastic chance of making the squad. Collins was a rock again until his unfortunate 66th minute injury, one that will leave Bilic and his back room staff sweating. 

Angelo Ogbonna - 7:

Performed for the majority of the second half with an injury, but the Italian had to stay on once Collins was unable to continue. He seems to have gone under the radar with the success of other singings this season, but Ogbonna once again proved he was worth every penny of the £12 million the Hammers spent on his services. 

Antonio wins the game, but midfield put in a shift too

Michail Antonio - 9:

Another goal at Upton Park for ‘the beast’ in what could arguably be his best performance to date. The summer signing waited patiently for his chance but is now a permanent fixture on the team sheet. A powerful header in the seventh minute proved to be enough for all three points, and was Antonio’s sixth goal in eight games at Upton Park. His work rate and tireless running earned him the man of the match yet again. 

Antonio celebrates the only goal of the game. | Photo: Getty
Antonio celebrates the only goal of the game. | Photo: Getty

Pedro Obiang - 7:

A fine display from the Italian who saw himself recalled to the squad with Sam Byram’s suspension. Obiang is a fantastic ball winner and possesses good distribution skills. He has seen his chances limited this season but did himself no harm with this performance. 

Mark Noble - 7:

Another fan favourite in the form of his life, the midfielder is staking a great claim for an England call-up. Denied only by a fantastic save from Hugo Lloris, Noble is the driving force behind West Ham’s midfield and is thriving under the captain’s role awarded to him at the start of the season. 

Aaron Cresswell - 6:

Last season's Hammer of the Year went close with a 20-yard volley which went over. The former Ipswich Town player is another who automatically makes the team sheet, and performed well in limiting any advancing runs from Kieran Trippier

Hard work up top

Manuel Lanzini - 5:

A quiet display from the little Argentine who is still trying to get his match fitness back. That said, Lanzini still produced some moments of excellence, dancing around the Spurs midfield at times. 

Dimirti Payet - 7:

The talisman was kept relatively quiet by the opposition as they often deployed two or three men on him when he had the ball. The Frenchman still claimed an assist and produced chances for Noble and Antonio to grab a second. A class act. 

Emmanuel Emenike - 6:

The January signing worked tirelessly at the tip of the Hammers attack and nearly forced Lloris into an error during the first half. Unfortunate that no chances came his way, but the home fans appreciated another whole hearted display with lots of running and tracking back. 

Solid showings off the bench

Reece Oxford - 6:

It seemed a huge gamble when the 17-year-old entered the action on 66 minutes, but Oxford performed with a maturity that rewarded Bilic’s faith in him. A fantastic young prospect, he didn’t look phased by the importance of this fixture and that experience will help his development massively. 

Andy Carroll - 6:

Back again from injury, the big centre-forward worked hard for the twenty minutes he was on the field. Unbeatable in the air, Carroll worked well as a hold up man and when defending set pieces in the Hammers own final third. He did his job well. 

Diafra Sakho - N/A:

Wasn't on the pitch long enough to be given a real rating.