Photo: West Ham United’s Cheikhou Kouyate shows off prestigious individual award

Cheikhou Kouyate joined West Ham United from Anderlecht in the summer of 2014.

West Ham United midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate has taken to social media to revel in winning a prestigious individual award.

Kouyate won the Best Individual Performance award for the Hammers for his performance against Manchester United in the Premier League on February 8, 2015, as announced on the club’s official website.

West Ham failed to win that game, which ended in a 1-1 draw, but Kouyate was superb for the London outfit from the first minute to the last.

It was the Senegal international midfielder who put Sam Allardyce’s side in front at the Boleyn Ground in the 49th minute.

The 25-year-old took one shot, had a pass accuracy of 95%, attempted one dribble, won 75% of the tackles and 71% of headers, and made two interceptions, 13 clearances and three blocks.

The Hammers would have won the game, had they not conceded a late goal when Netherlands international midfielder Daley Blind struck.

West Ham are currently ninth in the Premier League table with 47 points from 35 matches.

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