David Moyes reacts to Declan Rice display in West Ham win at Everton
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David Moyes reacts to Declan Rice display in West Ham win at Everton

David Moyes has claimed that Declan Rice was head and shoulders above every other player on the pitch as West Ham beat Everton – in comments reported by Football London.

The Hammers scored late on to take the three points from their trip to Goodison Park. Angelo Ogbonna scored the only goal following a Jarrod Bowen corner.

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It was a result the Irons more than deserved. They were excellent throughout. And Rice was one of several players to really shine for the visitors on Merseyside.

No player completed more passes than the 21-year-old, according to Whoscored. That included two key passes.

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He seemed to run the show in the middle of the park. And Moyes suggested that he felt that he was the standout performer on a really good day for his side.

“It would be very hard to say how good he was. He was excellent for me he was head and shoulders over everyone on the pitch today. He tried to create opportunities and did the dirty bit as well when he had to,” he said, as reported by Football London.

“There has been big improvement in Declan so obviously that is good for us.”

Declan Rice continuing to develop into one of Premier League’s best midfielders with outstanding display in West Ham win

It has been clear for some time that Rice is developing into one of the finest midfielders in the Premier League.

In truth, it is scary that the England international is only 22 years of age. He should be continuing to get better for a few years yet.

Rice is already dominating games in the Premier League on a regular basis.

And he is crucial to West Ham’s system. It must give the Hammers’ attacking players a lot more freedom.

They know when they press forward, that there is a player covering all of them – and he is more than likely going to win the ball back.

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