Plenty of West Ham supporters were showering praise on defender Angelo Ogbonna following his performance this evening.
The 31-year-old centre-back helped the Hammers to a second away win out of three in the Premier League as they defeated Southampton 1-0 at St Mary’s earlier to ease some of the pressure on manager Manuel Pellegrini.
The Italy international won three headers against the Saints as well as recording one successful tackle and making two interceptions and two clearances. [via WhoScored]
Ogbonna did his bit in stifling the threat of in-form Southampton striker Danny Ings, who had scored in each of his last five Premier League matches prior to today but was restricted to only one shot against the Hammers.
Football London writer Sam Inkersole lauded the 31-year-old’s performance as “absolutely immense” and gave him a nine in his player ratings, noting how he “stared down adversity in the second half with little to no fuss”.
These West Ham fans on Twitter also saluted Ogbonna’s display against the Saints this evening:
Ogbonna has stepped up massively this season. Antonio has been our most effective player since last christmad when he got going again after being bad for a while.
— Juho⚒️ (@AlmostaTrueFan) December 14, 2019
5 cleans so far this season and have all came when Ogbonna has been starting.
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) December 14, 2019
ogbonna different gravy
— Stephen George Lott (@stephenlott) December 14, 2019
Ogbonna top 5 CB’s in PL this season https://t.co/F4w17ebq1h
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) December 14, 2019
Don’t think enough people talk about how outstanding Ogbonna has been this season. My HOTY so far #westham
— lyndsey ⚒ ⚜ (@HeartOfLife_) December 14, 2019
Ogbonna has turned into a behemoth this season
— DK ⚒ (@Dom_A_King) December 14, 2019
— Steve ⚒🎅🏻🎄 (@StevehJack9) December 14, 2019
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