West Ham midfielder Grady Diangana came off the bench for loan club West Bromwich Albion last weekend. And his substitute cameo turned the game on its head.
When Diangana was introduced at half-time, West Brom were losing to Huddersfield Town. A shock was on the cards with Huddersfield yet to win this season and West Brom unbeaten.
But Slaven Bilic had a trick up his sleeve with Diangana on the bench. The 21-year-old Hammer changed the game with two stunning assists to guide West Brom to a 4-2 win at The Hawthorns.
The left-footed midfielder popped up on the wing and floated a perfect cross for Darnell Furlong to head in an equaliser. Then, minutes later, he danced around four Huddersfield defenders and squared it for Matt Phillips to tap home.
GOAL: WBA 3-2 Huddersfield Town
— WBA Latest (@wbalatest) September 22, 2019
West Brom fans on Diangana
West Brom fans are loving Diangana, who is proving his point to Manuel Pellegrini. After scoring twice on his league debut, the England U21 starlet has continued in impressive fashion for the Baggies.
This loan spell is preparing him well for life back in the Premier League with the Irons. Here are some tweets from West Brom fans discussing Diangana’s weekend masterclass.
He is making Harvey Barnes a distant memory.
— John Slater (@johnilf) September 22, 2019
He is incredible!!! Changed the game again!!
— MrsCarbfairy (@ecarberry1) September 22, 2019
Pure class 👏
— Stevo Walton (@Stevotop) September 22, 2019
grady is different class
— baggieboy68 (@baggieboy682) September 22, 2019
My God. Wonderful ay he.?
— SmethMick (@Michael90565226) September 22, 2019
— Ben Blaney (@benblaney) September 23, 2019