West Ham shocked Manchester Metropolis within the WSL on Sunday afternoon, having fun with a shock 2-0 win in Manchester and condemning the hosts to a fourth successive defeat in all competitions.
Metropolis dominated the ball all through the 90 minutes and created loads of probabilities. But it surely was Dagny Brynjarsdottir’s essential header for West Ham within the first half that gave the guests an surprising lead one thing to carry on to…and so they did.
The hosts huffed and puffed, even having the ball within the internet at one stage – just for Ellen White to have strayed offside within the construct up – and compelled Hammers stopper Mackenzie Arnold into a variety of saves in both half. Laura Coombs additionally hit the submit for Metropolis from distance.
However because the stress on the West Ham objective in-built stoppage, any probability of a late equaliser had been dashed when Yui Hasegawa, who had assisted Brynjarsdottir within the first half, capitalised on a brief back-pass from Metropolis left-back Demi Stokes and lobbed a again pedalling Karima Taeib.
West Ham transfer as much as fourth with the win, their second within the WSL this season, solely two factors behind champions Chelsea. An injury-plagued Metropolis, in the meantime, sit ninth, having already misplaced 3 times as many WSL video games 4 video games into this season than in the entire of final season.
Karima Taieb (GK) – 5/10 – Arguably crushed just a little too simply at her close to submit within the first half. Stood little probability with the second objective.
Janine Beckie (RB) – 5/10 – Enjoying out of place and it confirmed when she lacked positional consciousness for the breakthrough objective.
Jill Scott (CB) – 6/10 – Regarded comparatively comfortable in an unnatural possession as a result of West Ham not often offered a direct menace.
Alex Greenwood (CB) – 6/10 – Good in possession as all the time.
Demi Stokes (LB) – 5/10 – A mistake gifted West Ham their second objective, killing any probability of a late Metropolis equaliser.
Filippa Angeldal (CM) – 5/10 – Simpler after the break.
Keira Walsh (CM) – 6/10 – Helped Metropolis dominate the ball all through the primary half however, having suffered with harm not too long ago, was withdrawn at half-time.
Caroline Weir (CM) – 5/10 – Restricted in her capacity to go her approach by the resilient Hammers.
Jess Park (RW) – 5/10 – Quiet afternoon for the teenager.
Ellen White (ST) – 6/10 – Persistent in her dedication to get onto the scoresheet. Had the ball within the internet but it surely was offside.
Lauren Hemp (LW) – 7/10 – Sometimes a artistic spark for Metropolis.
Laura Coombs (CM) – 6/10 – Nearly price a objective when she cheaply gave the ball away in a nasty place. Hit the submit from distance late on.
Georgia Stanway (CM) – 5/10 – Could not make sufficient of a distinction.
Khadija Shaw (ST) – 6/10 – Gave West Ham one thing to consider and compelled a late save after a driving run.
Mackenzie Arnold (GK) – 8/10 – Made a variety of saves, notably within the closing phases of the both half. Assured coming to punch crosses.
Hawa Cissoko (CB) – 7/10 – No nonsense defending did the job.
Gilly Flaherty (CB) – 6/10 – Let off the hook with a mistake that led to a CIty probability within the first half. Defended properly by instance after that.
Kate Longhurst (CB) – 7/10 – Tenacious and resolute in her defending.
Katerina Svitkova (RWB) – 7/10 – Good show on her first begin since April.
Abbey-Leigh Stringer (CM) – 6/10 – Needed to play a variety of the sport with out the ball.
Dagny Brynjarsdottir (CM) – 7/10 – Drifted into the field on a number of events and it was that which gave her the primary half objective.
Zaneta Wyne (LWB) – 6/10 – Did not have a lot alternative to get ahead however was not often in an excessive amount of bother defensively.
Tameka Yallop (RW) – 7/10 – Compelled an necessary save from Taeib early within the second half and narrowly missed with a headed probability.
Claudia Walker (ST) – 6/10 – Put Metropolis defenders underneath stress on the ball. Caught some glimpses of objective within the first half however light after the interval.
Yui Hasegawa (LW) – 8/10 – A objective and help, each of the best high quality, marked a wonderful afternoon.
Adriana Leon (ST) – 6/10 – Obtained away with cheaply shedding possession when the following Metropolis objective was dominated out for offside. Defended from the entrance.
Lucy Parker (RWB) – 6/10 – Slotted in on the correct flank.
Melisa Filis (CM) – N/A
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