West Ham lost 2-1 to Crystal Palace at the London Stadium on Saturday.

The Hammers did more than enough to win the game, but eventually were made to pay for their prolificacy in front of goal.

It could be argued that West Ham deserved much more than a defeat.

The Hammers defended well for the majority of the game, and some of their attacking play was very easy on the eye.

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Angelo Ogbonna (Photo by Steve Bardens/Getty Images)

One player in particular earned his money on Saturday – Angelo Ogbonna.

The Italian commanded with authority from the back, and seemed to win every aerial dual that he challenged for.

Ogbonna, 31, has played very well this season, after forcing his way back into the West Ham starting XI in place of Fabian Balbuena.

The Italian seems to be getting better with age. And he is a real fan favourite at the London Stadium.

And some West Ham fans took to Twitter after Saturday’s defeat to Palace, praising the experienced centre-back for his performance…

 
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