Carl Jenkinson did so much more than just score for West Ham against Sunderland

Taking a closer look at the West Ham United defender's latest performance.

West Ham United defender Carl Jenkinson may have scored the goal that pulled his side back into the encounter with Sunderland on Saturday, but that was not the right-back’s only meaningful contribution.

The 23-year-old scored on the stroke of half-time to halve Sunderland’s 2-0 lead, and from there Dimitri Payet ultimately helped his side to a share of the points. But for all his goal-scoring prowess, Jenkinson also played a vital role at the opposite end of the field.

  Passing AccuracyTackle AccuracyEffective ClearancesEffective Headed ClearancesDuels WonKey PassesGoalsDispossessedMins Played
Carl Jenkinson 81% 100% 3 3 7 1 1 0 90

Against Sunderland Jenkinson had a passing accuracy of 81 per cent and he won 100 per cent of his attempted tackles. The West Ham player also made six effective clearances – three with his feet and three with his head – and he won seven duels.

As if that was not enough, Jenkinson also played one key pass to set up a goal-scoring chance for a West Ham teammate and he was not dispossessed all afternoon.

Jenkinson has not always enjoyed the best of times since returning to Upton Park for a second loan spell, but against Sunderland he shone and on this evidence West Ham look set to benefit from the short-term presence of an ever-improving defender.

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