West Ham fans were delighted with Fabian Balbuena’s performance vs Leicester

A late equaliser meant heartbreak for West Ham on Saturday night as they saw a much-needed three points become one. Having gone down to 10 men in the first half, the Hammers defended valiantly against Leicester City and will feel they deserved the victory for their committed display.

Ultimately, however, a wicked deflection off of Fabian Balbuena redirected a Wilfred Ndidi strike into the back of the net and ensured that the spoils were shared at the King Power Stadium. The deflection off of Balbuena was a particularly cruel twist of fate, as the centre-back had otherwise put in a wonderful performance.

The 27-year-old summer signing put Manuel Pellegrini’s side ahead from close range and was a rock at the back as the outnumbered Irons clung on for so long to their slender advantage.

Despite his unwitting hand in the Foxes’ goal, many West Ham fans were highly appreciative of the Paraguayan’s efforts. After the match, lots of Hammers supporters took to Twitter to sing Balbuena’s praises…