West Ham got back to winning ways yesterday, beating Burnley 4-2.

Marko Arnautovic and Felipe Anderson twice gave West Ham the lead but Burnley hit back and were heading for a draw.

But a second goal for Anderson put West Ham back ahead and Javier Hernandez killed the game with a fourth.

It was a good all-round performance from the Hammers but one man in particular stood out.

Grady Diangana

Grady Diangana was in the running to be man of the match. (Photo by James Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

Academy product Grady Diangana has seized his chance in the first-team.

Filling in amid a slight injury crisis, the 20-year-old looked lively all game and was a handful for the Burnley defence.

Operating on the right flank, Diangana gave Burnley’s left-back Charlie Taylor a torrid afternoon in East London.

He should have won a penalty when Steven Defour fouled him. And his clever offload set up Anderson’s first goal, even if he was on the receiving end of a wild James Tarkowski tackle.

The youngster really staked his claim for an extended stay in the first-team with an exceptional performance.

And West Ham fans believe they have a special talent on their hands. This is what the fans were saying about Diangana’s performance.


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