What a performance from Felipe Anderson
Premier League fans were treated to a show from Felipe Anderson this evening as the Brazilian scored a delightful double for West Ham against Southampton.
It’s been a brilliant first season in the Premier League for Anderson.
The Brazilian became West Ham’s record signing when he signed in a £35million deal from Lazio.
That meant there would be some very high expectations following him to London.
Though, it’s safe to say that he has lived up to those expectations so far.
The player had scored six goals so far this season prior to the game with West Ham and has been a pivotal player in the Hammers’ attack.
Now, he’s taken his performances to a new level as he single-handedly won Manuel Pellegrini’s side all three points against Southampton on Thursday evening.
Delightful double from the Brazilian
He initially started the game very poorly, with the forward being criticised during the first half for spurning a few half-chances.
Though, a completely different Anderson came out for the second half.
Southampton initially took the lead through Nathan Redmond after a goalmouth scramble.
Then, just 168 seconds later, Felipe Anderson scored a stunning goal to bring West Ham level.
Picked up just outside the box, the Brazilian slammed a sweet shot into the front post, beating Alex McCarthy.
That had his fans up on their feet but what they didn’t expect was another Anderson goal just minutes later.
A lighting counter-attack saw the Brazilian through on goal.
With the season he is having, you didn’t expect him to miss and he certainly lived up to expectations, firing over McCarthy and completing West Ham’s comeback.
Another stunning strike from the West Ham playmaker and he has them level.
— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) December 27, 2018
Social media reacts to Anderson performance
While he looked off the boil at first, West Ham fans were absolutely delighted with Anderson.
Though, it wasn’t only his own fans that were impressed.
— Yannick Bolasie (@YannickBolasie) December 27, 2018
Felipe Anderson grabs his second!
— Ladbrokes (@Ladbrokes) December 27, 2018
Felipe Anderson can play.
— Simon Stone (@sistoney67) December 27, 2018
Player, Felipe Anderson
— Neil Jones (@neiljonesgoal) December 27, 2018
Anderson is on fire, what a run.
— Uber West Ham (@UberWestHam) December 27, 2018
— Danny Jamieson (@DannyJamieson) December 27, 2018
HERES TO YOU FELIPE ANDERSON WEST HAM LOVE YOU MORE THAN YOU KNOWWWWWWW
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) December 27, 2018