West Ham United had a great weekend as they beat Manchester United and in the latest instalment of the Loan Watch feature, we take a look at some of the Hammers who also enjoyed success while out on loan.
West Ham United’s 2-0 victory against Manchester United gave a real feel-good factor around the club. Indeed, the likes of Grady Diangana, Sead Haksabanovic and Jordan Hugill might have a similar feeling after they won with West Bromwich Albion, Norrkoping and Queens Park Rangers respectively.
Grady Diangana – West Bromwich Albion
When Grady Diangana came on at half-time, West Bromwich Albion were 2-1 down against Huddersfield Town, helping the Baggies to the eventual scoreline of 4-2 by coming up with two assists, as per WhoScored.
The first came from a pinpoint cross that was headed in by Darnell Furlong, while the second saw the 21-year-old dance through three players before firing in a ball for Matt Phillips to finish off.
This result puts West Brom in fourth place, one point behind the league leaders Leeds United.
Sead Haksabanovic – Norrkoping
Sead Haksabanovic came up with two assists for Simon Skrabb near the end of the first-half to help Norrkoping beat Orebro 3-0, as per SofaScore.
The pair of assists, which came in the 43rd and 45th minute were very similar, as the Montenegro international played a well-weighted reverse pass for each, allowing Skrabb to hit the ball first-time.
This result keeps Norrkoping seventh in the league, six points behind third-place and a Europa League qualification place.
Jordan Hugill – Queens Park Rangers
This one should bring plenty of satisfaction to many West Ham fans, as Jordan Hugill led the line to help Queens Park Rangers beat Millwall 2-1, as per WhoScored.
The 27-year-old didn’t get a goal or assist, but he played the 90 minutes, winning 3 aerial duels and making 1 clearance for QPR, as Nahki Wells scored a brace to secure the win.
This result puts QPR in fifth place, level on points with Diangana’s West Brom and one point behind Leeds.
This has been a good weekend for these three West Ham loanees, with the two in the Championship certainly proving it at a decent enough level.
Diangana’s performances are beginning to create quite some intrigue, as he has already got 3 goals and 2 assists in 3 Championship starts and 3 substitute appearances. Graeme Souness wrote in the Times that this is the best West Ham team in years and, while the current crop are doing well, some of these loan performances should also serve as a source of excitement in the years to come.
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