The resident Hammers in the Transfer Tavern were delighted by their side’s ability to once again claim positive result against quality opposition last night.
Chants of ‘I’m forever blowing bubbles’ were ringing out in the tavern following the conclusion of West Ham’s London derby against Tottenham Hotspur last night. Despite being second best for the majority of proceedings, The Irons left Wembley with a 1-1 draw and another point towards safety to show for their efforts.
With less than 20 minutes to play, David Moyes’ side looked set to pull off a shock victory after Pedro Obiang had unleashed a thunderbolt from all of 30-yards out to give West Ham the lead in the 70th minute.
However, Son Heung-Min took inspiration from Obiang and unleashed a wonder strike of his own to grab Tottenham an equaliser in the 84th minute.
Both strikes will be strong contenders for goal of the month, and Obiang’s could well be in with a shout of goal of the season come May.
In the aftermath of proceedings, the West Ham fans were hailing the overall performance of their side, as well paying tribute to plenty of individual displays.
One player who particularly caught the eye of The Hammers contingent on Twitter was 18-year-old centre-back Declan Rice, who played as part of a back-five yesterday evening.
And it’s fair to say the supporters have been waxing lyrical about his impact on proceedings.
Rice now has 8 first-team starts under his belt this season, and the youngster has slowly begun to make a name for himself due to his incredibly assured performances at such a young age.
Here’s what the West Ham fans had to say about Rices’s performance on Twitter…
Fantastic to see @_DeclanRice playing so well at Wembley and against a top spurs side. A boy who is obsessed with the game and getting better each day. He thoroughly deserves the praise he is receiving at the moment
— Michael Beale (@MichaelBeale) January 4, 2018
The worlds most expensive defender, Virgil Van Dijk, has pictures of Declan Rice in his room.
— ⚜️ (@h_whufc) January 5, 2018
As you know mate I'm a season ticket holder & he is getting better by the game
— Disco Stu (@stukfar) January 4, 2018
Thought @AdriSanMiguel dealt with many difficult shots well. @ArthurMasuaku provided a real outlet for us and once again @_DeclanRice continues to defy his age and be so composed and solid at centre back. As I keep saying at 18 this lad has so much potential
— ExWHUemployee (@ExWHUemployee) January 4, 2018
As resolute a performance as you will see, wasn’t pretty at times but you have to give huge credit to the players. Declan Rice looks a class act and Masuaku’s ability for Ayew’s chance in the second half was unreal, never had that in the locker! #TOTWHU
— Matthew Etherington (@mattyethers) January 4, 2018
— Glenn Bradley (@happyhammer888) January 4, 2018
— West Ham News (@WestHamNewz) January 4, 2018
— Ross (@Rosspipesy) January 5, 2018