West Ham eased their way into the fourth round of the Carabao Cup by smashing eight past Macclesfield Town on Wednesday evening, securing the Hammers’ biggest win since 1983.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side have enjoyed an upturn in form during recent weeks, having beaten Everton and held Chelsea to a goalless draw, with the victory over the League Two side extending their unbeaten run to three matches.
The Hammers name a strong side for the match at the London Stadium and the result ended with six of the outfield starters finding the net, which included a brace from Scotland international Robert Snodgrass.
The 31-year-old has proven himself to be a valuable asset so far this season under Pellegrini, having impressed on loan with Aston Villa last season, and his career with the Hammers has completed a significant u-turn after he was previously deemed to be an outcast.
His two goals against Macclesfield are a testament to the improvements he has made in recent months and Hammers fans on social media were delighted with his display. We have gathered some of the best reactions below.
— SMY (@PhilSmy) September 26, 2018
Snodgrass is becoming one of my favourite players, not overly talented but gives everything
— Ricky Davies (@RickyD_09) September 26, 2018
I was so critical of Snodgrass but that man is a work horse with a wand of a left foot. Love the bloke tbh. Our most improved player, he's impressed me many times this season. Love his proving me and everyone wrong
— Jordan⚒ (@MichailDiCanio) September 26, 2018
Also snodgrass was really good could be the come back kid.
— colin luton (@LutonColin) September 26, 2018
Snodgrass did his chances of starting no harm either. He was so professional. Always looking for the ball and dictated play from the middle of the park
— Tony Pezzolesi (@TonyHammer61) September 26, 2018
Snodgrass is having the game of his life.
— JIDE ‘DOYINBO (@jiednificient) September 26, 2018
I beg Snodgrass scores a header for a perfect hat trick. Greatest to ever pull on the claret and blue shirt
— Michael Bailey (@mikebailey92) September 26, 2018
— Kris Prowse (@KrisProwse182) September 26, 2018
Snodgrass fully deserved the goal tonight after the fact he was denied being the player who supplied the winning assist against Chelsea after Yarmolenko missed a sitter. Snodgrass been very good since returning from his loan spell at Aston Villa last season.
— Josh Verrills (@WestHamJoshV) September 26, 2018
2 goals and 2 assists for Snodgrass, can’t believe how much better he is now than he was in his first season with us, shows that hard work pays off
— David – Futbol Tactics (@davidjacksxn) September 26, 2018
We have a 6th, omg Snodgrass is amazing
— Ashley (@AshleyWHUFC) September 26, 2018