West Ham player ratings against Lusitans: Jarvis impresses while Oxford belies his tender years

Upton Park

Here's our player ratings for West Ham United after a 3-0 victory over FC Lusitans in the Europa League first qualifying round first leg at Upton Park.

New West Ham boss Slaven Bilic watched on from the stands as the Hammers cruised to a commanding win over the Andorran minnows which should all but kill the tie as a contest.

West Ham were the first Premier League side to be back in competitive action after qualifying for Europe through the FIFA Fair Play rankings.

Bilic would have been pleased with what he saw from a side made up of rising Academy stars - including the club's youngest ever player in 16-year-old Reece Oxford - and experienced first teamers.

Here are our player ratings for the east Londoners tonight.

Randloph – 7

Didn't do anything wrong and looked at home already but literally had nothing to do so it is hard to judge his debut for the Hammers. A couple of dodgy kicks but overall showed the Hammers have a more than able replacement for number one Adrian in the Republic of Ireland stopper.

Page – 7

Homegrown starlet is a boyhood West Ham fan and it showed as he looked sharp and focused on his first team debut. Some neat touches out on the left and wasn't afraid to get on the ball and get at his opposite number, a quality West Ham fans like to see in their full backs. Suffered a heavy challenge late in the first half but kept his cool well.

Tomkins – 8

Captain for the night and straight back in the groove after spending a few months out at the end of last season through injury. Got a goal and showed good leadership for the young players but very little to do at the other end.

Burke – 8

The 18-year-old continues his rise to prominence in the West Ham side after being handed his debut by Sam Allardyce last season. Looked comfortable throughout and brought the ball out of defence at pace, not afraid to play it forwards either. Could and should have scored with a couple of good chances.

O-Brien – 7

Playing right back but looked more like a winger as he spent most of his time in the Lusitans half. Created a few openings and looked fit, could still prove a useful squad player this season.

Jarvis – 8

Probably West Ham's best player on the night. No signs of rustiness from the winger who was more or less frozen out last season. Labelled a £10 million flop, there could be life in Jarvis' Irons career yet as he was direct, decisive, pacy and had a hand in most of his side's chances. He will have impressed Bilic even if the opposition were not up to much.

Poyet – 7

Played the holding midfield role and kept the ball turning over and moving forwards. Some stray passes in the first half but settled down and dictated the tempo of the match.

Oxford – 7

A very impressive debut for West Ham's youngest ever player in their 120-year history. So unlucky not to score with a towering header in the first half and brilliant long range effort in the second. Composed, skilful and already a real athlete at just 16-years-old there is more than a touch of the Rio Ferdinand about him.

Amalfitano – 6

That bit of experience West Ham needed going forwards. Linked the play between midfield and attack nicely but was very much in first gear throughout. Showed some nice pieces of skill.

Sakho – 8

Said he wanted 20 goals this season and already has two after picking up where he left off before his injury in the last campaign. Worked hard too although he will be thinking he could have had more goals before being withdrawn. A good first run out showing Bilic just what he brings to the side.

Zarate – 6

Showed flashes of quality which really opened up Lusitans but ran out of puff late on before being subbed. Another player who could be given a second chance at the club after being frozen out last season.


Cullen – 7

Another academy player making his first team bow but you wouldn't know it as he looked brave and positive, running at the Lusitans defence from midfield from the minute he came on. Hit the bar with a brilliant curling effort late on.

Lee – 6

Son of former England star Rob and a player fans have wanted to see more of for nearly a year now. Had one chance which he could have done better with but looked very sharp and lively and almost set one up for his fellow sub and academy striker Parfitt-Williams.

Parfitt-Williams – 6

Another debut for an academy player and he nearly scored from Lee's clever turn and cross in the second half. Didn't get too much of the ball as the game had died a death by that stage.

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