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David Moyes’ first home game as West Ham United manager ended in a 1-1 draw with Leicester City in the Premier League.

Here’s how the players fared in the clash with the Foxes:

Joe Hart – 6

The England stopper could do nothing about Marc Albrighton’s opener but was otherwise relatively untroubled.

Had a few slightly nervy moments with the ball at his feet but this was a solid enough display.

Pablo Zabaleta – 5

Tried to raid forward down the right flank but often did not have the pace to get beyond his man and was caught out of position going the other way.

Winston Reid – 6

Could have done more to prevent the goal when his positioning let him down from an innocuous throw-in, and he compounded the error by not getting tight enough to stop Jamie Vardy’s cross.

However, he played well in the second half and made a crucial challenge to stop Vardy getting a shot off from inside the six-yard box.

Angelo Ogbonna – 4

Never looked comfortable and that was evident for Albrighton’s strike, when he let the ball roll under his foot for the former Aston Villa man to slot home.

Aaron Cresswell – 4

Going through a rough patch of form and was guilty of giving the ball away cheaply on several occasions.

The biggest disappointment, though, came in his delivery from out wide, where he too often hit the first man and gave Andy Carroll little to feed off.

Cheikhou Kouyate – 7

The Senegal international was willing to break from midfield and although not always tremendously effective it at least gave the Foxes something to think about.

He scored the equaliser with a strong header just before half-time to earn his side a point.

Pedro Obiang – 5

Overrun in the first half hour or so when Leicester were counter-attacking at will, he made little impact in the centre of the park.

Marko Arnautovic – 8

The Hammers’ best player, Arnautovic was always willing to run with the ball and put in several decent crosses from the right that could have resulted in goals.

His work rate was phenomenal throughout and he deserved the ovation he received when substituted in the 69th minute.

Manuel Lanzini – 6

In open play he struggled to impact the game, but provided the assist for Kouyate’s goal from a corner and created further openings with two free-kicks.

Arthur Masuaku – 5

All effort but no final ball; Masuaku’s evening was summed up when he finally got in behind the Leicester defence in the final 10 minutes and proceeded to inexplicably dribble the ball out of play under no pressure.

Lucky not to give a penalty away in the first half after a clumsy challenge on Albrighton went unpunished.

Andy Carroll – 5

More disciplined performance than at Watford last Sunday but had little service and no opportunities of note.

Andre Ayew – 6

Decent cameo from the Ghanaian, who went closest in the second period with an overhead kick that landed on the roof of Kasper Schmeichel’s net.

Diafra Sakho – n/a

Only came on with three minutes of injury time remaining as Moyes searched for a winner.

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