A number of West Ham supporters have hailed Declan Rice’s performance in the Irons’ Premier League clash against Crystal Palace.
The Hammers took on the Eagles at Selhurst Park this evening as they looked to get 2022 off to a flying start.
After their impressive 4-1 win away to Watford in midweek, David Moyes will have been aware that a second consecutive victory on their travels could be priceless in the top-four battle.
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It was a day full of positives for West Ham, who raced into a 3-0 half-time lead in south London, effectively putting the game to bed before the second half had even started.
One player who was once again exceptional was Rice, who continues to show that he is one of the Premier League’s outstanding midfielders.
As per Sofascore, the 22-year-old won three tackles and four duels at Selhurst Park, along with making three interceptions and completing the vast majority of his passes, with Sky Sports‘ live commentary stating that he has ‘run this game in midfield’. He also claimed an assist with a sumptuous pass to Manuel Lanzini for West Ham’s second goal.
West Ham fans hail Rice’s performance
These Hammers fans took to Twitter to laud Rice’s display this evening, with one supporter dubbing him a “puppet master” giving how he pulled the strings in midfield.
“Declan Rice such a puppet master these days; nobody on that pitch anywhere near his level imo“
“Lanzini. Rice, Benny, Fabi, give them lifetime contracts stat!“
“Declan Rice makes such a big difference it’s amazing“
“Rice to Lanzini, unreal”
“@_DeclanRice is actually clear of anyone in that midfield role“
“Declan Rice would be world-class if he got better at lifting trophies with West Ham Utd. I was gonna say one trophy but we want them all. Prem, FA Cup, Europa League, we can only dream“
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