West Ham fans on Twitter loved Declan Rice’s performance in the win over Everton

West Ham fans on Twitter were full of praise for Declan Rice after the youngster’s performance in the 3-1 win over Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

The Hammers took the lead after just 11 minutes against a lacklustre Everton side, as Arnautovic broke the offside trap and squared to the new man Andriy Yarmolenko, who had a simple job of tucking the ball past Jordan Pickford.

Then, 20 minutes later, Hammers captain Mark Noble pounced on a poor ball from Pickford and found Yarmolenko, who cut inside onto his left-foot and curled a perfect finish beyond the Everton and England goalkeeper.

On the stroke of half-time, Gylfi Sigurdsson pulled one back for the Toffees with a sublime header, but Arnautovic’s goal just after the hour mark put the game to bed following some neat play with Pedro Obiang. Rice, who can also play at centre-back, was given the job of marking Everton’s playmaker and stand in captain Gylfi Sigurdsson. The 19-year-old protected his defence admirably and kept possession ticking for the Hammers.

Check out the best tweets in reaction to his performance below.