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West Ham fans laud Arthur Masuaku after shutting down Traore in Wolves win

West Ham United clinched their first points of the new Premier League season with an impressive 4-0 victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers at the London Stadium.

Irons boss David Moyes will no doubt be delighted with his team’s display, even if he had to watch from home with Alan Irvine in charge.

Jarrod Bowen bagged a brace either side of the break with goalscoring midfielder Tomas Soucek and substitute Sebastien Haller kickstarting their campaigns with a pair of strikes.

Who was your MOTM vs Wolves?

Jarrod Bowen

Jarrod Bowen

Arthur Masuaku

Arthur Masuaku

Pablo Fornals

Pablo Fornals

Fabian Balbuena

Fabian Balbuena

The three points lifts the Hammers away from the drop zone and plenty of supporters were delighted with the performance of one man in particular.

Lining up at left wing-back Arthur Masuaku enjoyed a game and a half, assisting the final goal of the game, and here’s how some of the West Ham faithful reacted…

The 26-year-old was tasked with the tough test of defending against Adama Traore, the player who recorded the most take-ons (183) during the 2019/20 season – by comparison, the fifth-best was Nathan Redmond with just 79 as per Squawka.

Masuaku recorded three tackles, one clearance, one interception and four key passes. He also won seven duels and had a crossing accuracy of 100% via SofaScore.

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The Wolves star, on the other hand, failed to register a single shot or key pass, failed with all eight of his crossing attempts and also lost possession 18 times.

It’s ever so clear to see who won that battle and that’s something many Irons fans have reacted to on Twitter…

There were plenty of comments aimed at his teammate Aaron Cresswell too, the usual first-choice at left-back. Some were pleased at his introduction as it allowed the Englishman to perform at left centre-back.

Whilst others were quick to claim that the DR Congo international was the better option in the role.

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