Said Benrahma stood out for West Ham United at the City Ground against Nottingham Forest this afternoon.

The Hammers were actually unlucky not to get a result today.

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Benrahma had a goal ruled out late on in the first-half and that decision was incredibly harsh.

In the second-half, Pablo Fornals and Benrahma hit the underside of the crossbar, only for the ball to bounce back out both times.

Declan Rice missed a penalty as well. It really wasn’t our day.

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We have to say though, the West Ham players should have been so much better. There were no patterns of play and it all just looked far too cumbersome and laborious.

There was one real positive though.

Said Benrahma stands out for West Ham against Forest

The 27-year-old winger was on top form this afternoon and was incredibly unlucky not to get a couple of goals and an assist.

He scored inside the first-half before his strike was harshly ruled out and then clattered the crossbar in the second-half from a free-kick.

He would have notched an assist as well had Fornals’ shot bounced over the line from the underside of the bar.

Benrahma was a constant threat for West Ham down the left hand side and gave the Forest defenders nightmares.

Said Benrahma was one of the only positives for West Ham against Nottingham Forest today
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The Algeria international had three shots, made four key passes and five successful dribbles (Who Scored).

Benny always wanted the ball and showed real courage, determination and drive in possession.

This season is a vitally important one for West Ham ace Said Benrahma and his performance against Forest showed that he’s got the bit between his teeth.

He proved this afternoon that he is our most potent and creative attacking threat.

Let’s hope that we see a lot more of that from the 27-year-old between now and the end of the season.

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