Stat's a Fact - Blackburn

We take a closer look at our 5-1 victory over Blackburn Rovers
Slaven Bilic hailed it as a triumph of seriousness, solidity and teamwork – and there can be no doubting that those three traits laid the groundwork for West Ham United’s demolition of Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.
The Hammers scored five goals and could have perhaps netted another five as they created chance after chance in a dominant display, once they had got over the shock of conceding an early opener to the home side’s Ben Marshall.
Victor Moses’ forceful run and 20-yard shot levelled, and from that moment on the result rarely looked in doubt.
Across any stat, the Hammers were totally dominant against their Championship opposition, but as the manager was at pains to point out, they had to work to build the platform from which to show their quality.
Dimitri Payet was once again at the forefront, producing a virtuoso display which included two goals, an assist, and according to football stats website, a perfect ten rating.
As his touchmap (pictured here) shows, Payet’s influence was far and wide. He popped up all over the pitch as the Hammers pressed for more goals, providing a threat of his own as well as laying on chances – six of them in fact – for others.
He had 88 touches of the ball, more than anyone else on the pitch, and completed an outstanding 86 percent of his 75 passes.  Add to that four dribbles and it was a performance that Blackburn could not handle.
However, it was not just the Payet show. Two goals from Emmanuel Emenike was a fine return on his full debut – and he could even have notched a hat-trick had he not struck the post from close range late on.
Emenike was a handful throughout, stretching the Rovers backline with his strong running, and as the Hammers took total control as the game went on, the impact of the substitutes was clear too.
Manuel Lanzini was only on the pitch for 23 minutes, yet he made 30 passes – a tally only beaten by five players on the Blackburn side.
Alex Song, who played 17 minutes, also enjoyed himself on the ball, making 28 passes in that time.
With 66 percent possession and 514 passes, it was a performance that the 7,185 travelling fans certainly enjoyed and they will be hoping for more of the same in round six – whether it is at Manchester United or Shrewsbury Town.
Analyse the game for yourself with our in-depth stats in the Match Centre here.