Emerson Palmieri was absolutely outstanding for West Ham United against Manchester City this afternoon.

West Ham played host to Man City in the Premier League at the London Stadium today, and Emerson Palmieri was a standout performer for us.

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Hammers boss David Moyes would have known just how tough today’s game would be against the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup holders, as would the fans.

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However, West Ham took the lead through a James Ward-Prowse goal and we were really solid in general during the first-half.

Jeremy Doku equalised early on in the second-half and Bernardo Silva and Erling Haaland eventually won the game for the visitors in the end. However, there were plenty of positives for the Hammers, none more so than the performance of Emerson Palmieri…

Outstanding 29-year-old West Ham ace was absolutely unbelievable vs Manchester City

What a signing Emerson has proven to be for the Hammers.

He defended brilliantly well today against Bernardo Silva and Kyle Walker and was a huge threat going forward as well.

Against Man City, the former Chelsea man made two tackles, one interception and one clearance. He made one key pass and registered a pass completion rate of 84.6% (Who Scored).

Outstanding 29-year-old West Ham ace was absolutely unbelievable vs Manchester City
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West Ham are a completely different side when the 29-year-old is playing rather than Aaron Cresswell.

Emerson’s pace and power really is very impressive, especially considering the fact that he’s 29.

The £15 million that the Hammers paid for the Italy international now looks like an absolute bargain.

Emerson is going from strength to strength for West Ham and long may it continue. Chelsea may well now be left wondering why on earth they sold him in the first place.


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