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David Moyes must fire Said Benrahma when West Ham United host Burnley on Saturday, after a trouble-filled FA Cup demonstration from the Algerian in Stockport County Monday night.
Benrahma got off to an unusual start at Edgeley Park but struggled to find a grove to get going on the left flank, with often poor decision making and an often poor end product despite regularly seeing the ball play in his feet.
The match had started with much promise for the 25-year-old as he connected well with Manuel Lanzini against the opposition of the Irons National League, but faded from the front line as the game progressed to begin to contain. West Ham more than it helped.
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Ultimately, Benrahma was fortunate not to see his number and to be retired before second-half injury time in what was only his fourth exit at 10 appearances, such as six cap The international’s wait for an opening goal from the Hammers continued.
Stockport was largely re-linked to its own half during Monday night’s meeting, which saw the Brentford borrower, whom West Ham is forced to buy. £ 20 million in the summer, he misses the target with each of his three shots, for SofaScore.
The closest Benrahma came to finding the back of the net for Ben Hinchcliffe was in the sixth minute, when his effort cut through the outside of the post after Declan Rice went to great lengths to get a cross, only for things to fall apart. will collapse thereafter.
Mark Noble’s roll pass midway through the first period sat perfectly for Benrahma to fire, but his attempt drifted off the mark as did his punch with 15 minutes left when Hinchcliffe’s punt fell directly into the looking forward. staring at an unguarded goal.
Too often he was pushed off the ball without even fighting, just days after The Guardian Jacob Steinberg claimed Benrahma “needs to toughen up” after being pushed into the shadows during West Ham’s 1-0 win at Everton on New Year’s Day.
Not only did he miss the target with every one of his three shots at Stockport, but Benrahma also lost every one of his two crosses, failed to deliver key balls on 39 precise passes, did not dribble, surrendered possession 10 times and lost three of his five. land duels.
Moyes has just started backing Benrahma after initially hesitating to trust the summer signing, but must fire the winger at Burnley on Saturday or risk seeing more of the same from a player who will soon lose all confidence thanks to his efforts. current. .
And in other news, West Ham risks signing another Sebastien Haller with a £ 25m raid in January for a potential 6ft target…