West Ham responded to a poor start to the season on Sunday by securing a 3-1 victory against Everton at Goodison Park, picking up the first points of Manuel Pellegrini’s reign.
The Hammers will be looking to build upon that result in this weekend’s difficult clash with Chelsea but fans had a week off to enjoy the European action on the screens, where one former player caught the eye.
Former West Ham midfielder Havard Nordtveit scored for Hoffenheim in their Champions League debut on Wednesday evening, where the Bundesliga side played out a thrilling 2-2 draw with Ukrainian giants Shakhtar Donetsk.
The Norway international only spent one year with the Hammers before leaving in 2017, failing to impress with his displays, but he appears to have found his footing in Germany as a centre-back – and his unexpected goal led to plenty of reaction on social media.
West Ham fans had their say on Nordtveit’s goal and we have gathered some of the best reactions below.
You know you’re bad when Nordtveit scores against you.
— Stipe (@SchwarzgeIben) September 19, 2018
Somebody please explain to me how Håvard Nordtveit is scoring goals in the CHAMPIONS LEAGUE for Hoffenheim!?!?
— Chace N. Waterfalls (@chace_face) September 19, 2018
Nordtveit redeeming himself just a little bit lmao
— PM (@ThatGooner) September 19, 2018
Havard Nordtveit has just scored in the Champions League loool
— RH. (@robhughes01) September 19, 2018
Nordtveit scoring in the UCL? Imagine my shock.
— Alan (@_AlanWHUAlan_) September 19, 2018
West Ham legend nordtveit makes its 2-1!!!
— Ryan Barnard (@RyanBarnard15) September 19, 2018
Just seen one of the worst all time West Ham players I’ve seen Nordtveit score in the champions league 😳
— scott barwick (@puffa_the_gen) September 19, 2018
Haavard Nordtveit with a Champions League goal? That’s the most West Ham thing you’ll hear all day. 🤦🏻♂️
— ⚒IronMikeWHU⚒ (@IronMikeWHU) September 19, 2018
Havard Nordtveit has scored more Champions League goals than Cristiano Ronaldo this season. That statement will hold true until at least October 23rd
— Cartlon Cole (@_CarltonCole9) September 19, 2018