The West Ham United faithful have flooded to social media on Thursday, to lavish praise on one often underappreciated member of David Moyes’ squad.
The Irons were of course back in action a short time ago.
On the back of a concerning 2-0 defeat at the hands of capital rivals Brentford last weekend, Moyes and co. turned their attentions back towards matters on the continent, eyeing a bounce back result in the club’s Europa League quarter-final 2nd-leg meeting with Olympique Lyonnais.
And, when all was said and done at the Groupama Stadium, bounce back is precisely what West Ham managed, in some style.
After navigating an early spell of Lyon pressure, the visitors went on to run riot in central France, on their way to a historic 3-0 win.
Central defender Craig Dawson opened the game’s scoring late in the first-half, before further strikes on the part of Declan Rice and Jarrod Bowen put the travelling Hammers support in dreamland, and ensured the club’s advancement to the semi-finals of the Europa League.
It keeps getting better and better for West Ham! 🙏
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) April 14, 2022
On the back of the final whistle sounding at the Groupama Stadium a short time ago, it should therefore come as little surprise to hear of West Ham’s fans being quick to single a whole host of the club’s stars out for special praise.
The likes of Declan Rice, Manuel Lanzini and Michail Antonio have all seen their names take centre stage in the headlines, owing to a wonderful team display.
As alluded to above, though, it is another often underappreciated member of David Moyes’ ranks whom many others have instead been keen to lavish praise upon.
The player in question? Pablo Fornals:
Fornals having the game of his life right now.
— Louie. (@louiefootbalI) April 14, 2022
Fornals is a hell of a player.
— Ralph Neville (@RNevofficial) April 14, 2022
Fornals has been absolutely unbelievable🇪🇸🇪🇸🇪🇸
— Callum⚒️ (@whu_cal) April 14, 2022
Best game of Pablo Fornals’ career?
— Theodore Athienitis (@TedAthienitis) April 14, 2022
Fornals has been sensational
— Sam Hunty’⚒ (@Hunty_S92) April 14, 2022
Fornals is fucking fantastic oh my god
— areola appreciator (@Chazzamcwazza) April 14, 2022
Pablo Fornals has been brilliant for West Ham tonight. Not a huge surprise as he’s a brilliant player full stop. Incredibly underrated. #WHUFC
— Sam Inkersole (@Sam_InkersoleTM) April 14, 2022
Pablo Fornals is bloody great isn’t he..? Skillful & bloody hardworking. Proper Quality methinx 👏👏👏
— BrightonIron⚒⚒⚒ (@RycraftTim) April 14, 2022
Bowen has rightly got a lot to credit this season. But Fornals not only how much he loves the club but his vision, Cazorla-Esque & never moans plays anywhere. Love this two, what a night get in one more please Antonio 🤞 or Johnson who deserves so much respect ⚒
— JRS🌐 (@HammerOutHate) April 14, 2022
When Fornals gets the praise he deserves it makes me happy 💙⚒
— Louise (@LouiseBiagioni) April 14, 2022
Fornals is top class
— Harry (@HP17___) April 14, 2022
Fornals has literally been sensational tonight wow
— Jason Waterfalls (@MASS_IVE_MUSH) April 14, 2022
Pablo Fornals with his best ever performance for us, Declan Rice fucking sensational and a MASSIVE performance from Antonio. Fucking IRONS
— Powell (@MarkNxble) April 14, 2022
🇪🇸 Pablo Fornals vs Lyon:
⏱ 90 minutes
🤝 2 assists
🔑 3 key passes
🎯 4 accurate crosses
💨 2/3 dribbles completed
⚔️ 5 ground duels won
💥 1 tackle won
🚧 4 interceptions pic.twitter.com/JCkJpxWyDX
— Matchday365 (@Matchday365) April 14, 2022
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This article was edited by Josh Barker.
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