West Ham United bounced back from three consecutive defeats to pick up a massive victory at home to Southampton on Saturday, winning 3-0 against their relegation rivals in the English Premier League.
Scoring all three goals in the first half and putting the game beyond doubt by the interval, the Irons were in superb form, turning around an alarming decline in form and results prior to the international break.
David Moyes’ side had lost their last three by a three goal margin heading into the match, but punished Southampton through Joao Mario and a Marko Arnautovic double.
Fans were obviously delighted with the performance and outside of the goalscorers had special praise for teenager Declan Rice, who impressed massively on the right hand side of a three-man defence.
The 19-year-old has only made eight starts in the league for the Hammers this season but supporters believe he is the future of the side if they can hold on to him.
They took to Twitter to share their thoughts on his display…
— ⚔️Jordan Grimsey ⚒ (@Jordiniho07) March 31, 2018
— Robbie Lawther (@RLawther94) March 31, 2018
Great display from West Ham today. A special mention must go to Declan Rice. What a player this kid is going to be. Has it all! ?? #COYI
— Steven Blewitt (@blewitt_17) March 31, 2018
— Tommy O (@Tommy_OConnor) March 31, 2018
Brilliant performance today mate. I hope you sign a big long contract with us because you're the future of this club.
— hammersfan (@Hammer_trev) March 31, 2018
You made a massive difference today mate, outstanding ???????????????????
— ⚒Matt⚒ (@MGHAMMERS) March 31, 2018
— Jamie McGachy (@i_am_seamus) March 31, 2018
Declan Rice was brilliant today, him Kouyate & Arnie were outstanding #COYI
— Haydn Smith-Sheppard (@Hayds_) March 31, 2018