It isn’t often that football fans just get to enjoy a stress-free evening; where their side pours forward and scores at will.
West Ham had exactly that last night. Struggling League Two outfit Macclesfield rolled into town to face a largely second string Hammers side; they left having been dispatched 8-0.
There really wasn’t much to complain about. Fringe players Lucas Perez and Robert Snodgrass got on the scoresheet and debutant Grady Diangana slotted home twice as well.
It was a strong evening’s work and showed that the players who have not been a central part of Pellegrini’s mini-revival following the international break are still hungry to prove their worth.
Another player who struggled initially this season but responded well last night was Ryan Fredericks.
The full-back’s move from Fulham got off to a faltering start, but he capped an impressive display with a stunning goal.
The West Ham fans absolutely loved it on Twitter and we’ve picked out the best reaction…
That is a beauty of a goal!!
— Kyle Edens (@edenskyle1) September 26, 2018
great goal that, even against lower opposition you still need skill just to make that shot
— 🅆🄴🅂🅃 🄷🄰🄼 🄰🅁🅃 (@AngelicUpstarta) September 26, 2018
Put his foot through it to be fair..
— ⚒happy Hammer.⚒ (@brooking1980) September 26, 2018
That angle 😮 fair play!
— Tom Eales (@tomeales_) September 27, 2018
From that angle absolutely!
— David Yems #StandUp4Brexit (@DJYems) September 26, 2018
Ryan Fredericks goal last night. 🔥🔥#WHUFC
— Phil (@PGLP90) September 27, 2018
surely i'm not the only one who think that Fredericks goal and Hazards are pretty much the same
— Alis (@alislxt7) September 26, 2018
Jesus banging goal from Fredericks! Not bad for a full back
— Matt Waite (@MattWaite5) September 26, 2018