Manchester City eased past West Ham United in their rearranged Premier League match on Wednesday evening, and after the game their fans were quick to react to the performance of one of the stars in the victory.
The Citizens went into the match under the cloud hanging over them after their ban from European competition that was announced last week, but it was business as usual on the pitch, as they cruised to a comfortable victory.
City will have much sterner tests in the near future, but after more than two weeks off since their defeat to Tottenham Hotspur, they will be pleased to win, keep a clean sheet and seemingly have no fresh injury concerns, with a huge Champions League tie against Real Madrid on the horizon next week.
In the end, the Citizens could have won by more than they did, but goals from Rodri and the fantastic Kevin de Bruyne were more than enough in a 2-0 win against a gun shy West Ham side, to set the Etihad Stadium outfit up nicely for the big matches to come, and allow fans to forget about the impending European ban that is hanging over them.
Those City supporters were in good spirits after the match when they reacted to a tweet from returning defender Aymeric Laporte, a key component in the victory over the Hammers.
The Citizens have struggled to keep clean sheets, and defensively in general without the France international, so fans were delighted that he is back, with that Real Madrid tie and the Carabao Cup final against Aston Villa on the horizon.
The City stalwart was one of a number of men to catch the eye during the game, and after it he was the subject of plenty of love from supporters on Twitter.
Here are some of their messages:
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