West Ham United eased their fears of English Premier League relegation after a comfortable win over Watford at the London Stadium on Saturday.
In fact, the Hammers can now dream of a top half finish in the table, finding themselves just a point behind 10th-placed Bournemouth after the victory against the Hornets.
Javier Hernandez and Marko Arnautovic were the catalysts for the three points, scoring in each half to give fans some much needed joy after a painful start to 2018 on and off the pitch.
Arnautovic, returning from a spell out of the side due to a hamstring injury, was in sparkling form throughout, beyond his goal, and delighted supporters with his display, with some even comparing him to a certain Lionel Messi.
If he can keep up that form and build on the partnership with Hernandez, then the Hammers may have a pretty positive end to the season.
Fans took to Twitter to hail his performance and his impact on the team…
Who would’ve thought Marko Arnautovic would be a unifying force? The world is truly an unpredictable place. ⚒#whufc
— Tom Rennie (@thomasjrennie) February 10, 2018
If Arnautović continues to stay fit and bang in the goals he will own this club and it's fans!
— Mikespace Online ™ (@MikespaceOnline) February 10, 2018
— Billy⚒⚒ (@BillyWhufcCoyi2) February 10, 2018
Said it ALL year. Wait until we get the chance the see the link up with Arnautovic and Chicharito. Today we finally saw it. I'll leave it there 👌🏻😍⚒⚒ #WHUFC
— Carl Draper ⚒ (@CDraper180) February 10, 2018
— MicSumo (@SumsionMichael) February 10, 2018
Arnautovic slowly starting to become one of my favourite players. Unreal on the ball at times! #WHUFC
— Just Jack (@Perkinz9) February 10, 2018
Ten more points until the haven of Premier League safety. The world is a better place when Marko Arnautovic plays football #whufc
— James Chadderton (@JOChadderton) February 10, 2018
— Bork Lazor (@beatfictionant) February 10, 2018
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