West Ham United took a massive step towards English Premier League safety on Saturday with a 3-0 thrashing of fellow relegation candidates Southampton at the London Stadium.
After three consecutive heavy defeats before the international break, the pressure was on David Moyes’ outfit to secure a result and they did so in style, banging in all three goals before the interval.
Fans were left absolutely delighted by the result and performance, impressed with the improvement from recent matches.
One player that should particular progress was midfield Cheikhou Kouyate, who was impressive in the first half, assisting Joao Mario for the side’s opening goal of the afternoon.
Fans had lost patience with the Senegal international, with some even hoping earlier this week that he might be missing for today’s clash. However, his performance has surely ensured his place in the side in the weeks to come?
Supporters took to Twitter to share their thoughts…
I have criticised kouyate and called him out when he’s been shit but today he was excellent an absolute power house and worked so hard. That’s what we want! Great result today #COYI
— Michelle ⚒ ??????? (@Sullivan_Mish) March 31, 2018
Hats off to @WestHamUtd today, top draw performance. Got to say even Kouyate was decent today!
Huge win! ? #COYI
— Marcus Desbois (@MarcusDesbois) March 31, 2018
What a win. Massive shout to Ogbonna and Kouyate. Much better than they have been lately. #COYI
— Scott Haime (@scotthaime) March 31, 2018
— Rickie Carroll (@RickieCarroll88) March 31, 2018
Kouyate looks like a man with a new lease on life. All over the pitch. #COYI
— Daniel M. Ford (@soundingline) March 31, 2018
Kouyate much better today. Midfield all improved today #COYI
— Terry Morgan (@terrym66) March 31, 2018
Mario needed a big game today, and he stepped up….. Kouyate needed a big game, and he stepped up…. Noble needed a big game, he stepped up….. cresswell and Rice needed a good game, and they stepped up #WHUFC
— Joshua James Webb (@JoshuajWebb18) March 31, 2018
Brilliant performance in a must win game . Rice , Kouyate and arnie outstanding
When’s the last time we were 3-0 up at half time ? Honestly can’t remember!⚒⚒@ExWHUemployee
— gary mac (@gazmac_coyi) March 31, 2018