Michail Antonio v Leicester City
Premier League, London Stadium, 23 August 2021
Michail Antonio produced one of THE performances of his West Ham United career, scoring two emphatic goals and assisting another for Saïd Benrahma to inspire the Irons to a thumping early season win over Leicester City, marking the return of a capacity crowd to London Stadium in style.
Declan Rice v Dinamo Zagreb
UEFA Europa League Group H, Stadion Maksimir, 16 September 2021
The England international produced a consummate all-round midfield performance in Croatia, completing 52 of his 54 pass attempts, making two tackles, two interceptions and adding the cherry to his Claret and Blue cake by scoring a sensational individual goal by running from the halfway line and shooting low into the Dinamo Zagreb net.
Alphonse Areola v Manchester City
Carabao Cup fourth round, London Stadium, 27 October 2021
The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner was at his brilliant best as West Ham United withstood the mighty challenge of reigning four-times winners Manchester City to keep a clean sheet and win through on penalties, with the goalkeeper making important saves to deny Phil Foden, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Kevin De Bruyne and Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Jarrod Bowen v Watford
Premier League, Vicarage Road, 28 December 2021
Few players have enjoyed better seasons than West Ham United’s electric No20, who has been directly involved in more than 25 goals in all competitions. The winger provided two assists in an influential display, setting up Tomáš Souček and Nikola Vlašić to score as the Hammers swept aside Claudio Ranieri’s side.
Tomáš Souček v Sevilla
UEFA Europa League round of 16 second leg, London Stadium, 17 March 2022
The Czech Republic national-team captain rose to the occasion – literally – by towering above the Sevilla defence to head in West Ham United’s opening goal in this 2-0 extra-time victory that sent David Moyes’ side through on aggregate. He also added five clearances, three tackles and blocked two shots to help his team’s European cause.
Craig Dawson v Olympique Lyonnais
UEFA Europa League quarter-final second leg, Parc Olympique Lyonnais, 14 April 2022
Craig Dawson’s cult hero status rose to a new level with this outstanding all-round performance in France. Not only did the centre-back block an incredible six shots and make six clearances, but he capped a dominant display with the near-post header from Pablo Fornals’ corner that set the Hammers on their way to victory.