West Ham United beat Cardiff City 3-1 on Tuesday night at the London Stadium and fans were delighted with the performance of one of their fringe men on social media.
The win meant the Hammers recorded back-to-back victories and saw Manuel Pellegrini’s side start to climb the Premier League table.
The visitors missed a first-half penalty before the hosts managed to take control of the contest in the second 45 minutes.
Lucas Perez netted the first of his two goals shortly after the restart before getting his second and doubling West Ham’s lead just five minutes later.
Michail Antonio confirmed the Hammers would taking all three points when he struck on the hour-mark.
Cardiff managed to get a goal just before the final whistle which may have annoyed Lukasz Fabianski, although the victory at the London Stadium would have been the most important thing.
Fans were delighted with the result and took to social media to praise the performance that Perez managed to put in.
Having signed from Arsenal in the summer, the Spaniard has had limited opportunities to make a real impact for West Ham.
However, having had to replace Marko Arnautovic before the break, Perez will have certainly staked his claims for a starting place in the first-team.
West Ham fans commented on Twitter that they had felt he was ‘outstanding’ and some had hoped it was just the start of his career at the London Stadium.
Here are some of their reactions:
— Ben Leary (@_benleary) December 4, 2018
— IronsSocial (@irons_Social) December 4, 2018
Perez was balling when he come on tonight
— . (@_JamesWHU) December 4, 2018
⚒⚒⚒Great win last night Hammers another 3pts Saturday please. Hopefully this is the start of Perez coming good as took both his goals superbly COYI ⚒⚒⚒
— Simon Skinner (@Skins2002) December 5, 2018
Perez. So happy for him. Think he changed the game in a few ways. His movement was making so much space for others and the two goals were well taken. Deserves the start Saturday.
— Jack⚒🦁🏴 (@JackJPW_COYI) December 4, 2018
— Reece Brooks (@brooksy2901) December 4, 2018
Back to back wins, much better 2nd half after being very sluggish in the 1st, big penalty save from Fabianski the turning point. Blow that Arnie picked up an injury, Pérez was sharp though! #COYI ⚒⚒⚒
— Chris Brown (@ChrisBrown80) December 4, 2018
Sod that, forget the poll, there’s too many options for a poll. 😂
Who was your MOTM?
— Forever Boleyn (@ForeverBoleyn) December 4, 2018
Fantastic result, 2 wins on the bounce loving how the team is playing.
Snodgrass, Perez, Antonio, Diop all outstanding tonight. 6 out of 6 in this December run in looking good! #COYI
— ⚒ R⭕️b The Hammer ⚒ (@HammertimeRob) December 4, 2018
Gutted not to get back to back clean sheets but another solid win! Fabianski, Snodgrass and Perez stand out performers 💪🏼 COYI ⚒#WHUFC
— Connor Burgess (@xConnorBurgess) December 4, 2018