Sebastien Haller may not have scored against AFC Bournemouth but he was still an important presence in attacking areas for West Ham United.
He helped the Hammers to a 2-2 draw at the Vitality Stadium, which has taken Manuel Pellegrini’s side fourth in the table ahead of Arsenal’s match against Manchester United.
Haller’s main contribution of the game was the assist for Andriy Yarmolenko’s goal, which opened the scoring, where he plucked Felipe Anderson’s long ball out of the air, before laying it off to the Ukrainian who finished it off well, as shown in the highlights video on the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel.
Overall, the Frenchman made 4 key passes throughout the game, as per WhoScored, while he also won an impressive 9 aerial duels, though he didn’t make any dribbles – the 25-year-old also made a slight defensive contribution, as he made 1 clearance.
This is another of Haller’s performances that highlight the fact he doesn’t need to score in order to be an important presence for West Ham.
His lay-off for Yarmolenko took his overall record in the final third to 3 goals and 1 assist in 6 Premier League matches this campaign.
He has already become an integral part of the West Ham team, a status that has only been reinforced at the Vitality Stadium.
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